....Getting somewhat uncomfortable at the prolonged silence, she said, "What, that you're ticklish?" Letting her hands run down to his stomach, she began tickling him vigorously. Rolling around on the floor, they continued the war, until Max pinned him down.
Smiling up at her, he finished. "What I was going to say, before I was rudely interrupted..." he said, grinning even wider "Is that..."
"Got a hair ball?" she joked, trying to lighten the mood.
Still serious he said "No, just that...I love you Max."
The smile leaving her face, Max's brows creased....((what do I say to that? I love you too? I mean, I can't say that..I don't love him...do I?)) Rolling off of him, she turned her back.
"There they go again" Logan said exasperated
"Those walls of yours. Slam, Slam. Right back up again."
Not quite turning all the way around to look at him, and knowing exactly what he meant, she said "What's that supposed to mean?"
"Whenever you open up to someone, actually show that you have feelings...one thing, a simple word, or act that digs too deep, and you clam up."
He put his hand on her shoulder, but she shook it off.
"Max, you don't have to hide away in that shell of yours. Not with me." he said, once again laying his arm on her shoulder. This time, she didn't shake it off. Turning around all of a sudden, she enveloped him in a hug, her tears soaking his shirt.
((how does he know? am I that obvious?)) "Logan...I guess, I...lo..."
Pulling away, he put his fingers on her lips, silencing her "You don't have to say it if you're not ready" he said, affectionately wiping away her tears with this thumb.
A look of determination crossed her face "I am ready." Closing her eyes as she put her head on his shoulder "I love you Logan Cale" Then, leaning back once again, they looked deeply into each other's eyes. Content to stay that way forever. "I think I have known that since I met you..."
"Ditto on that" he smiled. Logan looked up at the ceiling of the elevator, "So, the question is, how long till we get out?"
Max smiled and bit her lip "Well, since we aren't going anywhere..." she grabbed hold of his shirt and pulled him closer. Eyes wide open now, Logan looked at her, surprised.
Not waiting for him to reply, Max kissed him, harder this time...
Suggestions? Witty comments? Did you like it? I have a sequel, and I am debating whether to post that one too.