|Chasing Down the Demons
Author: YourPhoenixTears PM
They knew it wasn't going to be easy. Nothing ever was with the two of them. But it was a start, and this time they were going to get it right. My version of what happens after the movie. In-ProgressRated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,009 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 07-16-11 - Published: 07-10-11 - id: 7167415
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Disclaimer: I still don't own Twister. And I don't own the song either. This one's by Frou Frou.
So listen up - this sun hasn't set
I refuse to believe that it's only me feeling
Just hear me out – I'm not over you yet
It's love on the line can you handle it
Jo was afraid to blink. Wrapped in Bill's arms, she feared that if she closed her eyes, he'd simply disappear. She didn't know what she'd do if he suddenly decided it had just been the excitement of succeeding with Dorothy, and went crawling back to Melissa. But still, she knew one of them had to bring it up.
They were both tense; waiting for the other shoe to drop. But, at the same time, both of them were silently waiting for the other one to bring it up. They knew they needed to talk through this. And they were both hoping, beyond all hope, that they could work things out this time.
Jo steeled herself, and with a deep sigh, picked her head up from Bill's shoulder. "Bill?"
Jo hesitated. "…Are you back?"
Bill pulled back to look her in the eyes. "Do you want me to be back?"
Rolling her eyes, Jo frowned up at Bill. "I've wanted you back every day since the day you left, and you know that!"
"Okay, okay! I know, and I'm sorry. It's just…I don't know, Jo. Sometimes it seems like fighting is what we do best."
Smirking, Jo winked at him "Well actually, there is one thing we do better…"
Bill took one glance at the look on her face and burst out laughing. He couldn't help but think about how much he had missed having her in his life. Sure, they fought, but they both knew full well that they were soul mates, if there was such a thing. Melissa was amazing, and truthfully, he probably would have gone through with the marriage, but they both knew it never would have lasted. They were nothing alike. But Jo…Jo was special. Jo had this constant fire burning in her eyes. At times, he resented her passion, her obsession with the storms that would always come first; But that passion, the fire, was the reason he was drawn to her.
"I'm scared, Bill. I don't think I can stand to lose you again…" Jo lowered her eyes to the ground, feeling incredibly self-conscious. She wasn't used to showing her weaknesses, but maybe that had been part of the problem the first time around. And she was willing to do anything to make it work this time.
Gently lifting her chin, Bill smiled slightly. "I'm scared too. But seeing you again, it was like coming up for fresh air. It's like I've been drowning for months, and seeing your face brought me back to the surface. I've forgotten how to breathe without you, Jo. And I know it's not going to be easy, but I'm not going anywhere. You aren't going to lose me again."
So listen up
Look at me straight
Just hear me out
Don't make me wait
I'm not myself
I can't take this
Love's on the line
Is that your final answer?
A/N: I'm not sure where this is going. This chapter was going to be much more argumentative when I started it, but it turned out rather fluffy. It's not over yet, folks. Bill and Jo's problems aren't going to magically disappear! As always, read and review, let me know what you think, & constructive criticism is always appreciated!