-1Sorry it took so long….

(Chapter 9)
"I want to talk to Dave." Maria said, smiling. "I want to see Dave."

Stephanie left the room and went to the waiting room.

"Maria's awake." Stephanie smiled. "She wants to see you Dave."

David stood from the couch and sighed. He tried to wipe the tears from his eyes and was getting ready to walk back when he felt a hand on his shoulder.

"She chose you." Randy said. "I can see how much you love her. You take care of her okay?"

"I promise man." David said, turning and walking to Maria's room.

He opened the door and looked down at Maria laying in the bed. She had IV's sticking out of her arms and machine's hooked up to her. She had bruises on her arm around the cast and cuts also. She had her eyes closed. David couldn't help but let the tears fall as he closed the door and moved to stand by her bed. He took her good hand in his and lightly ran his thumb across her knuckles.

"David?" She groaned, opening her eyes. "Why are you crying?"

"I thought I lost you." David cried, kissing her cheek. "I never want to have to go through that again."

"Don't cry." She said, taking a deep breathe.

"Are you in pain?" He asked.

"Not too bad." Maria said. "I can leave the day after tomorrow."

"You're coming home with me." David said. "I already talked to your father, if you chose me I told him I was taking you home with me."

"I could never choose anyone else." She said, touching his cheek.

(Two Days Later)
David carried Maria's bags into his house and helped her to his room, laying her on the bed.

"Come lay down with me." Maria smiled. The doctor gave her pain pills before they left and they wouldn't wear off for another two hours.

David lay next to her and looked into her eyes. He was surprised when she leaned over and kissed him, letting her tongue run along his bottom lip shyly.

"You can't do this." David said, moaning as he pulled back.

"Yes I can." Maria laughed. "You're not injured. I don't have to use my arm or leg."

David smiled as he removed their clothes and lay above her, letting his weight rest on the right side so he wouldn't hurt her arm or leg.

"Are you sure you want to do this?" David asked, looking into her eyes.

"Yes." She laughed.

She felt David enter her and the pain overtake her briefly. Seconds later she was filled with pleasure, filled with him. She let her right hand run along his butt and push it, trying to get him to move. He got the point because he began to move slowly in and out of her center. Maria tried to raise her hips but it hurt her leg so she had to settle with laying there and letting him do all the work. Surprisingly she enjoyed it. She felt her muscles spasm and saw white lights as she felt David's hips take one last snap and then she felt an unfamiliar warmness fill her. She smiled as he lay next to her and pulled her too his sweaty body.

"I love you." He whispered.

"I love you too." She sighed. "I'm glad you don't think I'm invisible anymore."

"I never thought you were invisible." David laughed.

"You promise to never ignore me again?" She asked.

"Never. Not for as long as I live."

The End