AN: Okay here's the last part to the story. Let me know if I should do a sequel.

Two hours later a sleepy Dri walked out of the bedroom. Mac and Richie weren't in the loft. She figured they were downstairs training. They did a lot of that she noticed.

Dri walked over to the stairs and walked down. Richie and Duncan were sitting in the middle of the floor with their legs crossed. Their hands were on their knees and their eyes were closed.

She didn't want to interrupt anything so she turned around and went back upstairs. Dri sat down at the counter and rested her head in her hands. She was so tired of everything. Of running, of sleeping on the streets. She just wanted to be safe, to have a home.

"Hey," Richie said, gently putting a hand on her shoulder.

Dri tensed under his grip.

"You okay?"

She nodded.

"Why do I not believe you?" Richie asked in a funny voice.

She smiled.

"I'm okay Richie. I'm just absorbing everything you know?"

He nodded. "Yeah I know. Hey, are you hungry?" He asked.

"A little," She shrugged.

"Mac made dinner earlier. We saved some for you. You want it?"


Richie walked over to the microwave and pulled out a plate with lemon pepper chicken, mashed potatoes, and peas.

"Wow he goes all out doesn't he?"

"Yeah, that he does." Richie replied setting the plate in front of her.

"Where is he anyways?"

"He had to run some errands. He'll be back later."

Dri started eating.


She nodded. She took a few more bites and put her fork down.

"Richie, listen about what I said before, about not wanting you."

"It's okay Dri, I understand."

"No, you don't."

Richie leaned over the counter.

"The only reason I said that was because I didn't want Mac to go and face Alec. I was scared that Alec would kill him. I didn't know you guys know."

"Immortal," Richie said for her.

"Yeah, immortal. I don't want you to think I didn't want you around. I did and I do. I just didn't know what else to say to get him to stay."

"Dri, it's all right. Things will get better from here. I promise."

She smiled. Maybe things would get better, but then again maybe they wouldn't. She didn't know, but she was willing to take the chance. Richie and Duncan had done more for her than anyone else ever had. Dri felt it was worth the risk.

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