The Space Between Us

It had been too late.

When Amelia’s wedding day had arrived, Lionel had been determined that he was going to share with her how he felt about her, knowing that it was probably the last chance that he was going to get to say it before everything changed. However, when he was confronted with the sight of Amelia in her wedding dress, the knowledge that he had missed his chance hit him like a ton of bricks, and instead of telling her how he felt, he ran away.

Amelia never understood what happened between the two of them, but when they run into one another a few months after her wedding day, she has a chance to find out.

With the question of what happened between her and Lionel hanging over their heads, and a lot of other things having changed for them both, their attempts to try and reconcile are clumsy at best, leaving the two of them wondering if they can actually fix things, or are better off just leaving their relationship in the past.

A/N: Obviously, I don’t own Lionel Messi or anything or anyone else you may recognise, but the plots and OCs are mine.
  1. 00: It’s Nothing
  2. 01: You Don’t Have To Do That For Me
  3. 02: Sorry It’s Been So Long
  4. 03: You Never Call Me
  5. 04: I Shouldn’t Have Said That
  6. 05: I’m Fine
  7. 06: I Couldn’t Burden You With That
  8. 07: For The Rest Of My Life
  9. 08: I Promise
  10. 09: I Bet It Is
  11. 10: You Know I Would
  12. 11: I Thought You Would Say That
  13. 12: After You Met Him, There Was No One Else
  14. 13: You Won’t Mean To Do It
  15. 14: We’re OK
  16. 15: Isn’t That Why You Wanted Me Here?
  17. 16: Alone
  18. 17: Maybe
  19. 18: Maybe He Wasn’t A Million Miles Away
    Rewritten 02/05
  20. 19: You Tell Me
  21. 20: I Was Surprised When She Asked
  22. 21: It’s Not Just You
    Rewritten 08/05
  23. 22: I Can’t Do This
  24. 23: I Make No Promises
  25. 24: It’s Not Just About Today
  26. 25: I’m Not Expecting You To Fix It
  27. 26: How Can I Trust It?
  28. 27: Is It Really That Surprising?
  29. 28: You Were Right About One Thing
  30. 29: It Would Be Easy To Think That
  31. 30: This Just Feels More Important
  32. 31: Were You Expecting It To Be Bad?
  33. 32: You Didn’t Know How It Was Going To Go
  34. 33: I Wish You’d Tried
  35. 34: You Didn’t Make His Mistakes
  36. 35: As Long As It Is Just That
  37. 36: It’d Be A Bad Idea
  38. 37: I’d Take Any Excuse To Talk To You
  39. 38: I Don’t Think I Ever Claimed To Be OK
  40. 39: Were You Always Like This?
  41. 40: I’m Sorry I Came To You With This
    Rewritten 21/06
  42. 41: I Know What This Is
  43. 42: I’m Terrified He’ll Do It Again
    Rewritten 02/07
  44. 43: Let’s Not Try To
    Rewritten 04/07
  45. 44: Are You Really Going To Say No?
    Rewritten 07/07
  46. 45: Eventually
    Rewritten 09/07
  47. 46: Better Than You Think
  48. 47: I Don’t Blame You For Being Scared Too
  49. 48: It’s Not Too Much
  50. 49: You Did What You Did And There’s No Changing It
  51. 50: I Know How Easy It Can Be
  52. 51: Above Everything Else
  53. 52: There’s Something Romantic About It
  54. 53: I Can’t Believe That I Have The Chance
  55. 54: I Know What You’re Thinking
  56. 55: No One Knows It Better Than You
  57. 56: Since When Have You Cared About That?
  58. 57: He Didn’t Change That
  59. 58: I Didn’t Know Who I Could Trust
  60. 59: I Don’t Think It’s Our Company
  61. 60: They’re Scared Of Scaring Me
  62. 61: I Guess This Is Goodbye
  63. 62: I Wish I Could Give You The Answer
  64. 63: I Can See Us Getting There
  65. 64: This Isn’t Some Little Thing
    Rewritten 29/08
  66. 65: I Know
  67. 66: They’ll Be So Proud Of Us
  68. 67: I Think I Will Be Happy
  69. 68: I Wouldn’t Need Tips
  70. 69: Almost Makes Me Believe You
  71. 70: We Don’t Need To Worry About That Right Now
  72. 71: Do You Think You’re The Only One?
  73. 72: This Is Going To Be Easier Than I Thought
  74. 73: You Always Do
  75. 74: Sit Down For A Second
  76. 75: If I Gave You An Out, Would You Take It?
  77. 76: It’s Only Fair