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Life Changes – Chapter 9
Shego rose to her feet quickly, glaring down at Drew with hate in her eyes. "What the hell were you thinking?"
Drew just smiled at her. "I thought the two of you could use a bit of together time, to get you past this rocky start."
Shego just snarled. "I'm going to kill you!"
She felt a restraining hand on her arm as she tried to step forward, and found the hand belonged to Steve. "Shego, this is not the time for that!" He looked briefly around at the applauding crowd who had begun chanting Shego and clapping. Leaning in, he whispered in her ear. "Let's get him back to the base, and you can do it there!"
Drew just sat back in his chair, the evil grin still evident on his face despite the threat. "Please, please, this is no time for violence. After all, your adoring public is waiting for you!"
Steve just glared at him. "I don't sing."
Shego just nodded at that. "And neither do I!"
Drakken just waved a hand at her. "Oh you, I know you can sing Shego, and quite beautifully at that! I've heard you. And as for you Agent Barkin… I'm sure Shego can carry you."
Shego continued eyeing him menacingly. "And what's to stop us from just leaving?"
Drew just glanced around, the applause not having settled down in the least. "One, because you wouldn't want to disappoint all these poor people who so desperately want to hear the great hero sing for them. And two… I'll never stop bugging you about it, not once. And three… I'll tell mother you're sick, and she'll keep you confined to a bed for days until she's absolutely sure you're all better!"
"Why you miserable… despicable… RRRRRRRRR…. FINE! But we are leaving as soon as we are done, and you are so going to suffer for this!"
Shego grabbed Steve by the arm, dragging him towards the stage. His eyes widened perceptibly. "I don't sing!"
She didn't even look back at him. "Just do it. Otherwise, we'll never get another moment's peace."
As the climbed onto the stage, the applause got louder, and the DJ had to yell into the microphone to be heard. "Well folks, we have another genuine hero here to perform for us. Give them a big hand for their first number… Endless Love!"
Shego gave Drew a foul look before turning back to the screen. Grabbing a microphone, watching while Steve fumbled with his, she waited for the music to start.
Drew smiled broadly as the first notes sounded, and he sat back to listen.
There's only you in my life
The only thing that's right
Drew winced slightly as Steve, who had obviously never done this before, mangled the opening lines, either going to fast or too slow, and definitely off key. He just hoped Shego could get into the spirit of it.
My first love
You're every breath I take
You're every step I make
Drew smiled as she handled the verse beautifully, and began to enjoy himself.
I want to share
All my love with you
No one else will do
And your eyes (your eyes, your eyes)
They tell me how much you care
You'll always be
My endless love
Drew was pleased as the duet part began, and Steve's off-key notes seemed to work better when complimented with Shego's voice, almost as if it wouldn't work properly without her to accompany him.
Two hearts that beat as one
Our lives have just begun
I'll hold you close in my arms
I can't resist your charms
I'd play the fool
For you, I'm sure
You know I don't mind
(No, you know I don't mind)
You mean the world to me
I know I've found in you
My endless love
Drew was surprised at just how much
I'd play the fool
For you, I'm sure
You know I don't mind
(Whoa, you know I don't mind)
You'd be the only one
'Cause no, I can't deny
This love I have inside
And I'll give it all to you
My love (my love, my love)
The crowd rose to its feet in applause, and Shego, blushing wildly, just bowed slightly before making to move from the stage. The DJ stopped her though. "You're not going anywhere just yet. You have two more songs to do, and the next one on the docket is… All I Ask of You!"
Shego just groaned and grabbed up the microphone again.
Drew was surprised at just how into it they were as the end of the third song approached. He was applauding as enthusiastically as the rest of the patrons, as and they wrapped up their song, they took each other's hand and bowed to the crowd.
"And that was I Got You Babe! Let's hear it for the lovely couple!"
Both turned to look at the DJ as he said this. It was Steve who first realized they were still holding hands, and pulled away a little too quickly, almost as if burned. The two exited the stage, making their way to an almost gleeful Drew, who continued to applaud even as they stared holes into him.
"We are getting out of here. NOW!"
Drew just nodded to Shego, and began to wheel towards the entrance, Steve and Shego having to work past the applauding crowd, some even having the audacity to slap them on the back. When they finally got out, Shego stood in front of Drew while Steve went to get the vehicle. "I just want you to know how royally pissed I am with you! I am so mad, I don't even know what I am going to do yet. But believe me, when it comes to me, you will know it!"
Drew just smiled up at her. "But you had a good time, didn't you?"
Shego just growled, raising one fist in the air, feeling the fire ignite. The honk of a horn behind her broke her from her intention. "Let's move people, I want to get out of here right now!"
The smile never left Drew's face as the two loaded themselves into the van.
Shego stared up at the ceiling, as she found herself unable to sleep. She had tossed and turned for a couple hours now, and hadn't been able to clear her mind at all. Drew was right… I did enjoy myself. When we were singing, I just… forgot everything. Aw damn… this is so not good.
Tired of staring at the ceiling, she got up and began pacing, trying to process everything. OK, so he's hot, has an amazing body, great in the sack. He's sweet at times… which can be a bit sickening. Maybe it's just a sexual thing, it has been a while. Ah, hell with this. I'll just jump again, see if I can get this out of my system! Shego moved for the door, throwing a robe on as she passed by the closet, but stopped with her hand on the doorknob. But what if it's not just sexual… what if it is real? Ah fuck, this complicates everything! She resumed pacing again, shaking her head back and forth. Hell with this, I'm going for it!
Shego grabbed the knob, throwing the door open, and was shocked to see Steve there, his hand raised as if to knock, dressed only in a brown robe. "Shego?"
"What are you doing here?"
Steve lowered his hand, trying to avoid staring at the ample cleavage her robe was showing. "I was… I mean…"
Shego glanced out into the hall, and quickly grabbed him, pulling him in. "Aww hell, get in here before someone sees you." She quickly shut the door, turning slowly to face him, pulling her robe closer around her.
"Look… I was hoping we could talk."
Shego crossed her arms over her chest. "What's there to talk about? We had sex, end of story!"
"It was more than that, and you know it! Why else would you be having trouble talking to me?"
"Maybe because I thought you'd get all clingy."
"Clingy? I don't think so, especially not over someone like you!"
Shego poked a finger into his chest. "What the hell is that supposed to mean?"
Steve just glared at her. "Just what you think it means! I'm an agent of Global Justice, and you're a criminal deviant!"
"You stuck up, arrogant prick!"
They stared at each other for a few moments, anger evident in both their expressions, and then fell into each other's arms. Their lips met in a ferocious kiss, tongues dueling for supremacy. His hands moved to slide off the robe she was wearing, allowing it to fall from her as her hands groped within the confines of his.
Falling onto the bed, they continued their assault on each other, Steve moving downward to suckle at the base of her neck. Shego groaned, arching upward to meet him. She worked his robe off of him, tossing it nonchalantly to the floor. Steve worked down further, nipping and suckling at her nipples. She reached downward, squeezing him gently to indicate just what she was looking for. He got the message, and moved himself into position. With a single push, he entered that most sensitive of areas, and as he finished the initial motion, their lips parted.
Staring into each other's eyes, motionless, they said the words they couldn't say out loud to each other. Slowly, the two began to move together, their bodies joining as one. His lips returned to hers, and this time there was no sense of immediate urgency that had been present before.
Drew smiled to himself. He had been able to hear the arguing, even with the fairly soundproofed walls. When it had gone quiet, he knew there were only two options for what had happened. Either they had killed each other, or the more likely scenario, they were having sex. Satisfied that his job was now done, he rolled over, letting himself fall asleep, content for the first time in a long while.
Shego awoke feeling a comfortable weight pressed over her shoulders and in front of her. Looking down, she saw Steve's arm draped over her and smiled. Slowly, tentatively, she reached up with her own hand, softly stroking the knuckles, tracing the lines on the palm of his hand.
She froze when she felt his warm breath on the back of her neck. He kissed her softly there, shifting ever so slightly as he did. "Good morning."
Shego twisted to face him, and she could see the smile on his face. "Good morning to you too."
"We should probably get up you know."
Shego shifted closer to him, enjoying the warmth of his body. "I wouldn't mind staying like this a little longer."
His lip twitched into a brief smirk. "I wouldn't either, but we are supposed to get a new mission briefing at ten hundred hours, and that's only half an hour away."
Shego turned to look at the clock, and was surprised to find he was right. She was surprised, as she didn't normally sleep this late unless she had been out all night, and that definitely hadn't been the case this time. "I guess we better get up then."
Steve grabbed his robe, exiting quickly, as Shego threw herself into the shower, washing quickly and throwing some clothes on. Heading for the kitchen, she found a grinning Drew already sitting at the table, a coffee sitting there for her, still steaming. "I figured you could use it."
She sat down, sipping carefully from the mug. "How'd you know I was up?"
"I saw Steve heading quickly for his room, and figured you'd be out soon enough."
She glared at him. "I'm still going to get you for making me sing!"
"I wouldn't doubt it, but I do notice you didn't mention me trying to get you two together."
"Shut up, and stay out of my personal life. Got it?"
"I've got it, I've got it. Just tell me one thing… does he make you happy?"
"I said shut it!"
Steve entered the room, fully dressed and ready for the day. "We have a mission briefing shortly. I think we should all get ready for that, don't you?"
Shego fired back a mock salute. "Yes captain, my captain!"
Drew just chuckled. "Ahh, love sure has changed since I was young."
Both of them glared at him for that comment, but he just wheeled away from the table, heading for the control room. Steve and Shego followed quickly behind.
"Oh, Agent Barkin, there was something I needed to talk to you about."
"This better not…"
Drakken just waved his hand as they entered the control room. "Nothing about your relationship, I assure you. Since I am not at full capacity right now, I, and my mother, were wondering if you would be interested in taking on another rehabilitation case. After all, we could use an engineer here to maintain the equipment, and he is probably one of the best in the world."
"What do you mean by rehabilitation?"
Drew just shook his head. "Oh, he's had a few run-ins with the law, but nothing as serious as what me and Shego have been cleared of. Besides, with him working for us, and our rather sizable budget, there would be little chance of him wanting to return to his criminal leanings… provided you assure him that there is no dress code."
Shego just groaned. "You don't mean…"
The door opened, a smiling Gertrude Lipsky entering quickly. "Oh Drew, I'm home, and I brought…"
Steve just groaned. "How can things get any worse?"
Ed popped his head through the door and whistled. "Dudes, this place is bitchin'! Seriously!"
Steve just turned to Drew, a look of anguish permeating his features. "You can't just bring a criminal in here and expect me to be all right with it. There are guidelines that have to be followed, and protocols to…"
"Agent Barkin, please. Eddie wishes to atone for his past, and what better way to do that then by working with us, righting wrongs and saving the world?"
Ed moved up behind Steve, draping an arm casually on his shoulder. "Seriously dude, I just want to do some good, and work on my babies!"
Steve just groaned, trying to brush the arm off his shoulder unsuccessfully. "Well… I guess…"
Ed slapped him on the back. "I knew you were cool dude. We are so going to have a blast!"
Author's Notes – Endless Love is by Mariah Carey and Luthor Vandross (the version I used anyways), I Got You Babe by Sonny and Cher, and All I Ask of You, from Phantom of the Opera. We have come now to our final chapter. It could be longer, especially after that ending, but I need to get on my other mini so I can bring you good folks Recovery, which has been a lot longer in coming than expected. But don't worry, I might do more of this soon, especially if people request it. It just won't be right away!
I'd like to thank the following for their reviews;
Pwn Master Paladin – Punishment is still in order for Dr. D, even if we don't see it.
Matri – Yes, he is, though he may still yet be a dead one!
Momike – Not so much wanting advice, but trying to change the subject.
Whitem – Just the one song covered, I did want to get to the smuff.
MrDrP – Yeah, I figured, with Bonnie abilities that he'd be worried about getting close to her, for obvious reasons.
mattb3671 – Damn that Nooni, she's sees everything! I mean, she even timed me reading that part just as the hand was down there!
Campy – Thanks, I was stuck on a third song!
Worker72 – Yeah… I don't think Kim is going to believe everything that has happened since she got hurt.