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AN: I am done with exams as of June 2nd. So I had time to finish this just in time for all of you guys. And I thought I got out of school late. :)
You know what I observed? I don't think anyone has asked me to end this fanfic with Serena/Diamond. Hmm. Just something to think about. Of course, I might be banned if I do…
It was 8:45. Rain lightly trickled down the side of the glass walls. Darien was looking through files and packing up his office when he suddenly stopped. He looked to the left of him on the desk. It was the locket Andrew never delivered to her. Or rather Darien never gave to her. He picked it up and opened it. He had it restored a few months before they both decided on getting a divorce. He knew if he gave it back to Serena she would want to know why he even took it. The door nosily opened and Darien sighed as he placed it back on the desk. "I know we're late Nathan. Wait just a few minutes," Darien said assuming it was one of his CEO's. Slender, pale arms encircled Darien's waist as he was standing in front of his desk packing things.
"So how were you going to leave without saying goodbye," she whispered huskily into his ear.
Darien looked behind him and saw her. He groaned and slammed the files on his desk. How she tried to connive her way into his heart. It sickened him. "If you stay around for five minutes you might just see how," Darien retorted stuffing the papers in his briefcase, desperately trying to get out.
"Aww. Feeling a little tense knowing Diamond is proposing to Serena tonight?" Beryl smirked as she eased herself onto Darien's desk at the same time pulling on Darien's burgundy tie towards her.
"Go to hell, Beryl," Darien hissed through his teeth. He grabbed his tie back and buttoned his jacket up. "I have a plane to catch." He took his briefcase and headed for the door.
"You know, Darien. You could have had it all. You practically have it all. But there is one thing missing from your life," Beryl grinned.
Darien turned around. "Enlighten me."
"You need a woman in your life. Not a precious girl who acts innocent all the damn time. Not a naïve girl that doesn't realize what she has," Beryl walked up to Darien with a hungry look in her eyes. "You could have me. A woman who really knows how to please a man," Beryl tilted her head up to Darien's for a kiss.
Darien leaned down towards her and at the last second diverted to her ear. "Trust me, I know. All the men talk about it." Beryl looked at Darien with daggers in her eyes. "Sorry, Beryl. I don't settle for sloppy seconds." Darien turned to the door with a smile on his face leaving Beryl in an utter state of humiliation.
"Diamond, I don't know what to say." Serena looked up at him with teary eyes.
Diamond looked devastated. He snapped the box shut and put it back in his pocket. "You don't need to say anything."
"I'm so sorry," Serena whispered. "I can't…I just can't…" Serena trailed off as she pulled away from Darien.
"You better go," Diamond looked at Serena with a blank face.
"You keep looking at your watch. Your mind has been wandering all night. It's no mystery to me what you're thinking about," Diamond replied.
Serena leaned up and gave him a peck on the cheek, "Good-bye Diamond." Serena grabbed her coat and purse and ran out of the restaurant. It was raining heavily outside. And of course with Serena's luck she had no umbrella. As the doorman hailed her a cab, Serena pulled out her cell phone. "Come on, answer. Darien, answer." Serena got into the cab and ordered the cabbie to go to Shield Tech. After countless minutes of ringing, Serena hung up the phone.
It seemed forever but the cab made it through the rain and Serena jumped out, telling the cab to wait for her for ten minutes. Serena ran into the lobby in evening dress and all and rode the elevator up to the top floor. It was lightly dimmed and all of the workers had gone home for the night. Serena barged her way through Darien's office door. It was dark. The only light came from the city through the glass pane walls. Serena brought her hand up to her forehead and was about to rush outside of the door until something caught her eye. A box. Sitting on the desk all by itself. Darien's laptop was gone and there were no more papers strewn. Serena walked over and picked up the box and opened it. It was a locket. Her locket. Her mother's locket. But it looked different. Serena turned the locket over and saw engraved, 'S & D, always'. Serena clutched the locket. She wanted to cry. There was one place where she hadn't tried. The airfield. Serena rushed back into the cab, this time wearing the locket. It was raining more heavily than before.
"Please, Darien. Don't leave," Serena whispered fingering the locket. 'Maybe with all of this rain, the flight will get delayed,' Serena hoped. 'I can still make it.' A little less than half an hour later, Serena arrived at the airfield.
"Lady! You can't go out there! It's pouring!" the cab driver yelled after her.
Not listening to the cabby's words, Serena ran out in the rain inside the building. "Darien Shields, I need to know if he left yet," Serena replied breathlessly.
"I'm sorry ma'am. You just missed him. He's leaving as of the moment," the receptionist replied regretfully. Serena looked through the window seeing the plane roll out to the runway. Serena ran outside and onto the field. "Ma'am wait!" the receptionist cried out after her.
Serena, drenched, trudged along the pavement in her soaked evening dress. "Darien!"
Inside the plane, "Darien?" asked one of the CEO's.
"Yeah, Nathan?" Darien looked up from his files.
"Is that your ex-wife?" Nathan asked peering outside of the windows.
"What?" Darien looked outside. Sure enough it was Serena decked out in a wet evening gown and high heels running through the rain. "What does she think she's doing?" Darien stood up, dropping the files on the floor. "Stop this plane!"
"Stop it!" Darien ordered. As the hatch to the jet lowered itself, Darien walked out into the rain towards Serena in his burgundy silk shirt and matching tie, with black trousers. As he neared her, he cried out into the rain, "Are you crazy!?" motioning his arms in a flailing.
Serena stopped in front of Darien breathlessly, with rain trickling down her face and hair. Darien had to admit, she did look more enticing this way. "Only for you, Darien. Only for you," She cried.
"Darien! I know! I know about the locket," Serena talked into the rain while fingering the charm, "And I know that you still love me!"
Darien looked at Serena. 'How does she know?' he thought.
"I heard everything you said in my father's office and …I couldn't let you go again."
"Serena, what are you trying to say?" Darien barely made out what she was saying. He was now soaked to the bone and the material of the shirt clung to him making him uncomfortable but very sexy, Serena thought.
"And, I wanted to tell you…" Serena practically scream so Darien could hear her over the roar of the airplane. "That…I love you too," Serena replied softly pushing back the wet tendrils.
Darien blinked. 'Is this for real?' "What about Diamond? I thought he was proposing!" Darien yelled.
"I said, no! It's over! I figured out at the last minute than I loved you. And I couldn't bear to lose you again!" Serena screamed as her hair began to fall out of its French twist. The rain had begun to drop harder and harder.
Darien stood there still, with his hands tucked in his pockets. "Are you for real!" Darien asked to her, running his hand through his wet hair. Serena looked at him perplexed. "I've had dreams about this and now I'm not sure if I am sane."
Serena smiled as she walked closer to Darien. "Kiss me and tell me for yourself."
Darien smiled down at her and lowered his face to hers. He gently kissed her on the mouth and that turned into something more. He gently lifted her up and Serena ran her hands through his hair. "I'm home," Serena whispered as she rested her forehead on Darien's. Darien smile before he started to kiss her again in the rain until cheers and whoops were heard. The rain slowly began to stop but their story was just starting. It took them only two years of being apart to figure out they can't live without each other but they'll have forever to make up for it.
Giggles were heard from the master bedroom of the Shields household. It had been 8 months since that night. Darien took a lot of time off of work. He owned the business still but he now lets other people take care of it. Headquarters never relocated now that Darien decided to stay in the city. Diamond was engaged to nonetheless, a Vanderbilt. Serena and Darien were extremely happy that he found someone. It was now December and Christmas was just around the corner. As the snow lightly fell to the ground outside in the cold, a fire crackled in the house.
"You were right," Serena giggled. "The view from down here makes the room look a lot bigger." Serena and Darien were lying on the floor covered with the bed sheets. Warm, relaxed and naked.
Darien smiled at his wife. His wife. Never did two words sound so sweet. "So," Darien smirked as he brought his lips up to her ears.
"So," Serena grinned at her husband's desire.
"Can I talk you out of that bed sheet?" Darien slyly asked kissing her shoulder blade.
"I have to go soon," Serena smiled at Darien's touch.
"Won't be long," Darien assured as he propped himself up on his elbow.
"Uh huh. Sure," Serena stood up and walked to the bathroom. Darien stood up as well and put on his robe. "Don't forget, Raye and Chad's gala tonight!" Serena shouted from the bathroom moments later.
"I know, I know," Darien replied changing into a green sweater over a white dress shirt and black trousers.
Serena stepped out of the bathroom dressed in a beige pants suit "You're not going to fight with me on this?" Serena asked incredulously.
"Nope," Darien smiled as he sat in the armchair.
"Why not?" Serena put her hands on her hips.
"Because I would lose," Darien chuckled. "Plus I get to show off my wife this time."
"Good reason," Serena lightly pecked him on the cheek. "Come on," Serena dragged Darien to his feet.
"Where am I going?"
"To the doctor's with me," Serena smiled.
"Why?" Darien asked dumbfounded.
"Because there's something she wants to tell us," Serena grinned as she nuzzled his neck. "What do you think about the name, Rena for our little girl?"
"It's a nice name, sounds an often like-" Darien stopped in middle sentence. "Did you say, 'our little girl'?" Darien looked down at Serena's cerulean eyes.
"Well, she hasn't told me the sex yet, but I have a feeling it's a girl," Serena smiled embracing Darien's waist.
"Two women keeping me on my toes," Darien smiled against her lips as he gently kissed her.
"Well, maybe three," Serena laughed as she kissed him full on the lips. This was the way that Serena wanted to live life. With a loving husband, great friends, and a whole house of love.
AN: Yea, finished! LoL. The amount of this sappiness is making me get a cavity. :) Though when I was writing it I did think it was a bit too dramatic. Oh well. I'm not going to fuss over it. You were right. Diamond was such a sweet guy in this fic. I'll just have to make him badass in the next one. ::wide grin:: If you guys are craving more, I have a fanfic in the works. So just sit tight and wait. I know how hard that is for you. LoL.
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