Title: Holidays Summary: This FF is going to go through all of the holidays, starting with Halloween. This first chapter deals with what happened between the finale and October. Chapter 2 will deal with October leading up to Halloween and Chapter 3 will be on Halloween. Rating: PG-13 Disclaimer I have nothing to do with The Agency and receive no compensation

Chapter 1: After the Finale

May 2003

Stiles was able to save Terri. He got the bomb off her neck just in time. As he was throwing it away, it went off. Shelton arrived to find both Terri and Stiles unconscious.

They were both rushed to the hospital. Terri was taken into surgery to removed the bullet. Stiles was also rushed into surgery, he had severe nerve damage to his right arm and hand from the bomb.

Stiles woke up before Terri, she had lost a lot of blood and was listed in critical condition. Jackson and Lex were by his side when he woke up to let him know. Stiles immediately got out of bed and went to Terri's room.

Shelton was talking to the police officer guarding Terri's room. The only one's allowed in were herself, Helen and John Fremont, Terri's parents and her brother Kevin. "Shelton. Is she ok?"

"Stiles." She held up her hand to let her finish. "And Mr. Stiles. No one else in her room is that clear."


"Stiles, she's out of surgery. The bullet did some damage but she should be fine."

Stiles slowly walked in and saw Terri's parents and brother sleeping in chairs. Stiles walked right to the bed and sat down next to her. "I'm so sorry Terri, I should have found you sooner."

Kevin woke up. "Who are you?"

"A. B. Stiles. I work with Terri, I should have found her sooner."

"From what I heard you saved her life, risking your own. Thank you." Kevin noticed Stiles arm wrapped up and in a sling, as he reached out his hand to shake Stiles. "Is everything ok? With your arm?"

"I'm not sure, I haven't talked to my doctor yet. I just had to see her."

Helen and John woke up and Helen began to give him the third degree. "Who are you? I was assured only her family would be allowed in here. How could you let this happen to my little girl?"

"I'm sorry. I tried. I really tried to find her sooner." Stiles had tears in his eyes.

John could tell how upset Stiles was, he too was curious about his feelings for Terri, but didn't think now was the time to get into it. He put his hand on Helen's shoulder and told Stiles "They said that you were working day and night to find her. You did everything you could, and you did find her. You saved her life."

Stiles just sat down, he wasn't about to leave until he knew she was going to be ok.


July 2003

Terri had a tough time but she did recover physically, emotionally was a whole other story. Terri wanted nothing to do with anyone from the CIA. She felt totally betrayed, she even included Stiles in this. Terri was no longer the confident self assured woman Stiles had fallen in love with. She moved out of her house and in with her parents.

Stiles struggled to regain full use of his right hand. Slowly the nerves were healing. Even though Terri wouldn't see him, he didn't give up. He knew she was scared, when everything came out Quinn went on the run. Nobody knew where he was. Stiles knew that Terri was afraid to be alone, so he appointed himself her personal bodyguard. One evening Stiles was sitting on the front porch swing, at her parents house. Terri saw someone on the porch so Helen went to see what was going on. Helen came out and started yelling at him. "Why are you stalking my daughter?"

"Terri can say what she wants, but she knows she has nothing to fear from me. I'm staying right here. I'm going to protect her."

"Is that Quinn guy around?" Helen thought that he knew something and that's why he was there.

"I have no idea. Just tell Terri I won't let anything happen to her again. I promise." Helen noticed tears forming in his eyes.

"What exactly is going on between you and Terri?"

"I care for her very much. Look I don't always say and do the right things, if I did... Well Terri and I would have been dating or more by now."

"Are you trying to tell me you love her?"

Love Stiles had never really thought about that word. He looked at Helen and smiled. "Yes I really do love her."

That was enough, Helen heard all she needed to, Terri was going to listen to her.

Helen walked in and went upstairs. Terri was sitting in the corner crying, she had seen someone on the porch and was scared. "Terri, its ok. Its just that Stiles man." Terri couldn't stop sobbing. "He said he's here to make sure nothing happens to you. Terri that man loves you more than anything. This is what you always wanted. Someone to love you like that." She finally seemed to be getting through to her, Terri looked up at her. "He didn't tell me this but he blames himself for what happened to you. Terri was he responsible?"

"No Mom. None of this was his fault. He is as much a victim as I am. He was almost killed last October because of the same people." As Terri said these words she thought about that. He was a victim, what if he had been killed last October.

"Terri, go downstairs and talk to him."

Terri slowly walked down the steps. Stiles didn't look up when he heard the door open, he was setting up his sleeping bag. "Mrs. Fremont, I already told you I'm not going anywhere."

"Stiles." He looked up at her as tears welled up in his eyes. He stood up. "I don't know who I can trust. I don't know where this whole cover up leads to."

"Not to me. Terri, I was so scared I thought I would never see you again."

Terri put her arms around him. "I know. Agent Shelton told me." Stiles held her close. "How's your hand?"

"Its coming along, with lots of physical therapy." Stiles held it up and made a fist and straightened it out again. "See." Terri smiled at him.

Stiles and Terri sat on the porch and talked half the night. Stiles couldn't help but smile. This is what he had waited for all these months. **************************************************************************

September 2003

Terri was finally starting to get her confidence back, she decided it was time to move back into her house. Stiles was right there to help her. Stiles only left her side for physical therapy. He was on leave of absence until he was able to regain full use of his hand.

Terri and Stiles were getting very close. Stiles wanted to make love to Terri, but knew that she wasn't ready yet. Stiles would usually sleep on the couch, so she knew he was there and could feel safe. He wanted her to know that she could count on him and he would always be there for her.

Terri made a decision on the one year anniversary of their night in Nice, she was going to give herself to him again, and this time she was sure it would be for good.

Stiles came back to Terri's from physical therapy, she had a nice candlelit dinner waiting for him. He couldn't help but smile at her. After dinner Terri took his hand and led him to the bedroom. When they got up there, Stiles reached in his pocket and gave her a box. "What's this?"

"Happy anniversary."

"You remembered?"

"The best night of my life, of course I did." Terri knew for sure that this was right. She opened the box. It was a three diamond anniversary pendant. "One for our past, which definitely was a rocky one, one for the present and one for our future, which is going to be great. I promise." Stiles said kissing her after telling her about each diamond. He put the necklace on her.

Stiles looked into her eyes and smiled he put his arms around her and kissed her passionately, Terri definitely responded. Stiles began to unbutton her shirt as he got to the lower buttons Terri remembered the ugly scar from surgery. She immediately pulled her shirt closed and walked to the other side of the room. She was sure Stiles would leave her. How could he love her with that ugly scar.

"Terri?" Stiles asked tenderly as he walked up behind her and put his hands on her shoulder. "What's wrong?" He put his head against hers.

"I'm sorry." Stiles turned her to face him. Terri pointed to her stomach. "The scar."

Stiles smiled at her. He got down on his knees in front of her, he gently ran his fingers over the scar and then kissed where her scars were, very careful as not to move her shirt away from it, or to hurt her "Terri, I'm so grateful for the scars."


Stiles stood up again, he cupped Terri's face in his hands. "Terri, that surgery saved your life. I'd much rather have you here with me scarred, than to never see or touch you again."

"I'll never be able to wear that lavender bikini again."

He laughed , "Well now that you're my girl I don't think I want other guys looking at you anyway."

"Stiles its so big. Its ugly."

Stiles began to kiss Terri's lips then her neck. He carefully opened her shirt and ran his fingers along her scar. "Does it hurt you anymore?"

"No. Are you sure Stiles? That you really want me?"

"I love you. I want us to be together." Stiles looked at her, he wanted her to know either way it was ok with him. "I won't rush you, if you're not ready fine. If you are hesitating because of my reaction to your scar. I don't care. I love you, its part of you."



"Just shut up and make love to me." Stiles smiled as he picked her up and carried her to the bed.