A/N: I know, I know. I've done it again. Made you guys wait forever for the
next chapter. Sorry. Real life has been a pain, and that usually makes my
muse take a vacation . . . anyway, hope you like this chapter. The weddings
Adam held Emma's chair for her as she sat down, then took his chair. "It's
been to long since we've done something like this," he noted.
"Yes, it has," she agreed. "But what matters is that we're doing it now."
Once they'd given the waiter their orders Adam held his hand out to Emma.
With a smile she took it and they walked to the dance floor. Emma happily
rested her head on his shoulder as they danced, thinking how wonderful it
felt to be dancing with Adam. For his part Adam was happy to have Emma in
his arms and know they had the evening alone together.
When the waiter brought their food they returned to their table to eat.
They didn't talk much as they ate. Both were content to simply be together.
After eating they returned to the dance floor. Adam saw more than a few men
directing envious glances in his direction, they served to remind him, yet
again, of how lucky he was to have Emma's love. Emma again rested her head
on Adam's shoulder as they danced. She loved how it always felt as he'd
been made just for her, and her just for him.
After leaving the restaurant they walked down the street a little ways to
"So what kind of wedding would you like?" asked Adam as they walked along.
Emma thought for a moment before answering.
"Small. Lots of flowers. What about you? What do you want for the wedding?"
He smiled at her. "I'll let you in on a secret. The only thing most men
care about in a wedding is the bride being there, being happy, and saying
Emma smiled up at him. "That you do not have to worry about."
"Good," he whispered against her lips as he kissed her.
Once they'd finished walking around the park they returned to Sanctuary.
Once they were in his room Adam pulled Emma close for an intense open-
mouthed kiss. A moment later Emma leaned back to breath and began undoing
the buttons on Adam's shirt. He moved one hand from the small of her back
to her neck and began to slowly unzip her dress.
Emma leaned forward and began to kiss Adam the exposed skin on Adam's
chest. Moments later they were on his bed making love, it was a long while
before they fell asleep still holding each other.
Across town Jesse and Lexa walked into the restaurant where they were
planning to have dinner. Lexa immediately like the place. The smell of
Italian food filled the air and there was enough light to easily see, but
it wasn't bright.
A hostess greeted then and showed them to a table. Jesse held Lexa's chair
and she gave him a grateful smile. She wasn't used to dealing with men who
treated her like a lady rather than an Agent.
After giving the waiter their order Jesse looked at Lexa. "Will you tell me
more about your brother?"
A rare, soft, smile crossed Lexa's lips at the thought of her brother. "You
know Leo and I are twins. We did everything together growing up. We didn't
have any secrets from each other. I think that's what I may miss the most.
The way I could completely trust him. Working with the Dominion and Eckart
I couldn't trust anyone. Well, I trusted Adam, mostly. But it wasn't the
total trust I had with Leo."
"Yeah. We've all had out own issues with trusting Adam, especially
Brennan," Jesse told her.
"Adam is a good man. I believe that."
"So do the rest of us. Even Brennan. But Adam does keep a lot of secrets."
"So do I, Jesse," she reminded him.
"I have my secrets, too. We all do. But I hope you know you can trust me."
"In my heart I know it. But it's been a while since my head listened to my
heart." Before Jesse could reply she continued, "do you trust me?"
"Yeah, I do."
"I'm not a telepath like Emma, but I am pretty good at reading people. You
may try to hide it, but you are a good person."
"Thank you, Jesse."
Just then the waiter returned with their food.
After eating they decided to go to a club for some dancing.
Lexa again found herself content to dance only with Jesse. Part of her, her
logical mind, was scared by that, or more truly, by what that meant. It
meant that she was letting herself become emotionally involved. Another
part of her, her heart, told her mind to trust Jesse and just enjoy being
with him. Lexa listened to her heart.
Eventually they returned home.
"A great date like that deserves a good night kiss," Lexa said once they
were outside her room.
When Jesse opened his mouth to say something he was silenced by her kissing
him deeply. He was surprised, but by no means unhappy. He eagerly
responded, tasting her mouth as much as he liked. Lexa moaned in response,
then pulled back. "Night, Jess."
"Good night, Lexa."
That night Lexa dreamed of kissing Jesse, and making love with him. In the
nest rooms Jesse's dreams were the same.
The next night Shalimar smiled as she and Brennan walked into one of their
favorite restaurants, a steak house.
After they finished eating Brennan smiled at Shalimar. "I have a surprise
"Oh really, what kind of surprise?" asked Shalimar, smiling back.
"You know I'm not going to tell you. Let's go and you can find out."
Shalimar gave him a half hearted scowl.
When they walked out the door Shalimar saw a horse drawn carriage waiting.
She looked at Brennan to make sure that it was the surprise he had for her.
His smile told her it was. She hugged him and kissed his cheek, "Thank you,
The driver offered Shalimar his hand, and even though she didn't need it
she accepted his help as she climbed into the carriage. As Brennan climbed
in the driver took his seat.
For the next half hour they enjoyed themselves as they were driven around
the city. Both of them were loving the chance to just act like a normal
couple, with no other worries.
Once the ride was done Brennan got out of the carriage first, and extended
his hand up to Shalimar. She took it and climbed gracefully from the
carriage. She stepped close to Brennan and he automatically wrapped his
arms around her.
"Thank you," She whispered before kissing him thoughly.
"I like the way you say thank you," he teased after the kiss ended.
Shalimar grinned at him and placed a soft kiss on his cheek.
They returned to the Mustang and Brennan drove them home. Seeing a light on
in the Recreation Room they went to se who was still up. Both smiled as
they saw Conner asleep in front of the TV.
Shalimar turned the TV off as Brennan knelt beside Conner. "Hey. Time to go
to bed," Brennan said, putting a hand on Conner's shoulder.
After a moment Conner's eyes opened. "Hey," he said, then yawned.
"Hey. Time for bed."
"Conner began to stand up. "You two have fun?"
"Yes, we did," Shalimar answered as she joined them.
They all went to the living area and Conner disappeared into his room as
Brennan and Shalimar went to her room. "You know, once we're married we're
gonna have to choose whether we want to stay in your room or mine," she
"Why? Is there a reason we can't just use both rooms like we do now?"
Shalimar thought for a moment. "Well, I guess not. It is nice having all
"Yeah. Either way, we'll figure it out."
"I'm gonna take a shower," Shalimar told him, while directing an inviting
smile at the Elemental.
"Sounds good," Brennan agreed, giving Shalimar a seductive smile.
Half an hour, and all the hot water, later they turned off the shower and
began getting ready for bed.
Once they were curled up together Brennan spoke. "Won't be much longer
until we're married."
"About marrying you? No. About the wedding, a little," he admitted.
Shalimar chuckled, then kissed his bare shoulder. "It'll be fine."
"I know. Let's get some sleep."
Mfkngst: Thank you. I agree about Emma and Adam being a good couple.
Rena: Thanks! Sorry this update took so long.
Loveconquers: THANKS! The weddings are the next two chapters, so I hope
you'll like them. Sorry to have made you wait so long.
Quatrantje: Thank you. I tried to add more Bren / Shal stuff this chapter.
I'm not sure about Conner being a telepath. For now he's just really good
at reading people.
K.C.: Thanks! Hope you liked the Adam /Emma stuff. Only one more chapter
then the Adam Emma wedding!
Fiery Feral: Thank you!! Glad you liked it.
Mxfan: Glad you enjoyed the humor. Like you say, poor Lexa. And I don't
think I'm done with her yet!