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Ashley woke, feeling the sun smiling down over her. It took her a moment to realize that she wasn't at home, in her bed. She was laying on her back on the ground, her head resting in someone's lap. Opening her eyes, the first thing she saw was a pair of very familiar hazel eyes gazing down at her in amusement.
"I fell asleep?" she asked, sitting up. Andros laughed softly at her, and pulled her into his arms. "Why didn't you wake me up?"
"Do you really think I'd be so cruel as to deprive my pregnant wife of a few minutes of sleep?" he asked with a straight face. One hand gently brushed against her stomach, which would shelter their second child for another seven months. "Besides, I like watching you sleep."
Ashley stretched, and lay down again, settling back against him, a smile on her face. "Wait, if I've been sleeping, and you've been watching me sleep, who's been watching Angel?"
Andros laughed, and turned her head to the right. "Like mother, like daughter," he said, reaching out to stroke his daughter's soft brown hair with one hand. "She exhausted herself on the playground. She's been out for about twenty minutes now."
"How long was I asleep for?" Ashley asked, closing her eyes again as she relaxed.
"About an hour," Andros said. "What were you dreaming about?"
"How'd you know I was dreaming?" Ashley asked lazily, her eyes still closed, tempted to drift away again.
Andros touched her closed eyes gently. "Your eyelids kept fluttering," he said softly. "And you were smiling."
Without opening her eyes, Ashley knew that he was smiling down at her. She reached for the hand that was still resting gently on her face, running her thumb lightly over his wedding ring. "Do you remember telling me not to worry, because you'd always be there when I woke up?"
"Yeah," Andros said softly, squeezing her hand. "I do."
"I just realized that you always have been," Ashley said softly, opening her eyes to look up at him. "Thanks," she added, reaching up grab his other hand as well. Andros nodded his head sligthly and looked away.
"I was wondering if you knew," he said softly, and Ashley was surprised to see him blushing. "I just didn't want to say anything... in case you thought it was dumb..."
Ashley shook her head, reaching up to touch his face gently. "Andros, there's nothing that's ever meant more to me."
"Nothing?" Andros repeated softly. When she shook her head, Ashley saw his eyes flicker towards Angel, and then back to her. He nodded slowly, understanding.
Ashley sat up, wrapping her arms around his neck. "I love you," she whispered. Then to keep the moment from becoming too serious, she grinned, and said, "And Andros?"
He pulled back to look at her. "What?" he asked, just a hint of suspicion in his voice.
Ashley's grin widened mischievously. "You're really cute when you're embarrassed."
Ashley laughed as Andros turned an interesting shade of red. Despite himself, Andros felt a smile on his face, a smile that he couldn't quite manage to turn into a wounded expression. "You are pure evil, do you know that?"
Ashley laughed, and wrapped her arms around him again. "Talent, I guess," she said, resting her head on his shoulder. "Do you feel like going home now?"
"Let's go," Andros said. He reached over and shook his daughter gently. "Come on, Angel, Daddy will carry you home if you want."
"Not tired," Angel said, sitting up and yawning, rubbing sleep out of her bright hazel eyes. "I want to play on the swings."
"We'll come back later," Ashley promised, lifting her up so Andros could gather up the blanket they'd all been sitting on. "Stay where we can see you." She nodded, and when she set Angel down to help Andros, the little girl immediately ran off in the direction of the swings.
"Don't worry, I'll get her," Ashley said. She took off in the same direction that her daughter had, but the little girl wasn't on the swings. Looking around, she didn't see Angel anywhere. Beginning to feel anxious, she glanced around, and finally spotted her running in the opposite direction. Rolling her eyes, she took off after her daughter again, but Angel had had a head start, and it took her several minutes to catch up.
"Don't scare me like that," she scolded, scooping her daughter up in her arms. "You promised you wouldn't get out of my sight."
"But I thought I saw you, Mommy," Angel protested. "But it wasn't you."
Ashley frowned. Then she turned to look where her daughter was pointing, and she gaped in surprise as everything suddenly made sense. After a moment of stunned silence, an all-too-familiar voice said:
"Um, Andros? I think we're in the future."
A/N:Whew, I'm done:P I hoped you liked both parts to Mirror, Mirror. I probably won't put anything else up until I finish Different Defenders... but don't worry, I've got something else that I'll put up after that. If you like the dark, angsty, and really, really depressing stories (like this one but worse), I'm almost positive you'll like that one. :P
And if you missed who Angel's father was, go back and read the part when she first wakes up. Please review.