|At The Crossroads
Author: TWbasketcase PM
[St. Elmo's Fire] Leslie Hunter has reached her crossroads. Will she choose Alec or Kevin?Rated: Fiction T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,125 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 06-12-05 - Published: 05-17-05 - Status: Complete - id: 2398850
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At the Crossroads
Disclaimer: I do not own St. Elmo's Fire or the characters.
A/N: This is the last chapter; we will find out who she picked and then, fini! YAY! I hope you are happy. Please R&R.
Chapter 4 – The Decision
I have been waiting impatiently all night for that knock on the door and as the clock hit 12:05 I was almost to the point where I thought she had chosen him instead. Nothing made me happier than to open the door and see her face. She looked so nervous and unsure of herself and I wanted nothing more than to make her understand that she made the right choice and under no circumstances would I hurt her.
"Come on in," I said to her gently and I widened the door open to let her come inside. I had spent the whole night cleaning my apartment to make this reunion perfect.
"The place looks real nice," she said looking around. I smiled; I love this woman so much.
I took her coat off her shoulders and threw onto a hook; it was so nice to have her back here and I could scream from the roof tops right now I was so happy.
"You want something to drink?" I asked her nonchalantly, trying to hide my bursting excitement.
"No…I'm okay…" She trailed off as she sat down. She was still looking around the room nervously and I could tell she was busy pondering where to start. I know her well enough to know she was anxious.
"I want you to know…that I decided I want to try with you." She started, her face flushed as she nervously pushed her fingers through her hair. I nodded my head in response. I was really lucky.
"For the last six months I have done a lot of thinking. I've thought about everything that happened and tried to make sense out of it, you know?" She looked at me to make sure I was following; I sure as hell was, "Things happened that hurt me greatly and obviously things happened that hurt you greatly as well…and I'm sorry that I made you wait so long. I've really noticed the change in your demeanor; you're very patient now…you never were before." She was staring a hole right into my soul.
"I told you I could wait forever. I told you time and time again…you're worth the wait."
She smiled at me angelically, "I just need to be reassured that I made the right choice."
I nodded my head and jammed my fists into my pockets, "I've acted real silly, Les. I never wanted to push you to make a choice, and I never wanted to push you into believing that I was the right one for you. That was your decision to make. I've done a lot of thinking myself and I decided instead of fighting with him over you I would wait for you to make your choice. You're a smart woman…I was going to respect your choice no matter what it was. I love you and nothing you could have done would have ever changed that. I may have been pretty upset that I lost the chance to grow and be with you…but that doesn't mean I would have ever stopped loving you."
She nodded her head and finally that nervous look in her eyes was replaced with the admiration and love that I missed so dearly.
"I've turned down every potential date or girlfriend in the last six months…I've spent every night alone waiting and dreaming for this night." I told her as sincerely as I could.
"I know you have," she said, "That's why I came to you…I know what we have is real. It doesn't matter what anyone else has to say about it either…I have faith that we can work this out."
A huge smile spread across my lips; I couldn't help it I just needed to hold her once more. I walked over to her and she stood to meet me. Those deep brown eyes made my heart melt and I felt like a man in front of his goddess staring into them. She reached her head up and our lips connected; it was a soft and luscious taste I missed and the last one we shared had burned on my mouth until now. I was in heaven.
We parted after a few seconds and she spoke up, "I need you to know that there are going to be changes this time."
My eyes flew to the floor, "I know that…I told you everything is different now. You changed my life, you changed me. I wanna be the best man I can possibly be for you; I want everything to be perfect. What happened in the past is going to stay in the past."
I soft smile graced her lips, "Okay…I just want you to know that I have really missed you."
My heart beat sped up, "There are no words to even describe how much I've missed you. I never want to be without you ever again."
"You're everything to me; it still hasn't sunk in that you are here again."
"I know how you feel," she replied grabbing me around the waist, "I wasn't sure if I would ever be back here."
"Well I'm glad you are."
"I know you are, Alec."
"Leslie I want you to know that after everything…I just want to say that I am not proud of myself; I don't know what I did to deserve someone like you."
She blinked back some unshed tears, "You do…you're a great person. You can't help who you fall in love with and I've been in love with you since the day we first said hello. I followed my heart back to you and I know this time around it will be different."
"I will give you that promise, it will be different. Never again will I ever let you go…we'll take things slow. I wanna build up everything all over again. A new beginning."
She smiled, "Yeah, a new beginning."
"I love you Leslie Hunter."
"And I love you too, Alec Newbury."