Chapter 1

The sun shone over the sleepy little town of Radiator Springs in the distance two voices could be heard.

"Turn that disrespectful junk off Hippie!"

"It's Hendrix man! Respect the classics!"

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"Good morning my love." Lightning said as he slowly watched his long-time girlfriend wake up. "If we want to make good time we've got to leave soon." He said softly nudging Sally.

"I'm up. Does Flo have everything she needs to run the Cozy Cone? What about the Wheel Well?" Sally asked following Lightning outside. Almost the whole town was buzzing with cars getting things ready to leave Radiator Springs, as they were all Lightning's pit crew. Sally rolled into Mack's trailer and almost instantly fell asleep.

"What's wron' with miss Sallah?" Mater asked.

"She's just tired. We were both up late last night." Lightning said as he joined Sally in the trailer.

"You two all right back there?" Mack asked before taking off.

"Yup. Just don't go speeding around these curves Sally's sleeping." Lightning said with a smile.

"Sure thing boss." Mack and Lightning's whole pit crew drove off prepared for the three-day trip to California. In the trailer Lightning snuggled up next to Sally.

"I'm so glad you're coming to see a race. You've never seen one before."

"I've never missed a single race. I always watch them." Sally defended sounding a bit upset that Lightning could say she's never seen any of them.

"Yes but watching them on TV and being there are two separate things." He said pressing himself against her.

"Well I just don't want to go and distract you."

"You don't want to leave the Cozy Cone to anyone but yourself." Lightning corrected.

"That too but I really don't want to distract you. You could get hurt out there and I don't want you thinking about me when you need to concentrate on racing." She confessed.

"I always think about you. It doesn't matter what I'm doing. You're always there in my head and I love that you're always there." Lightning kissed Sally.

"I miss you when you're gone. I can't sleep well without hearing you next to me or felling you beside me." Sally said.

"Same here. I love you." Lightning said again.

"I love you." The two spent the rest of the afternoon in the trailer and cuddling.

A/N: I do not own Cars. If I did I would be watching it now. This takes place a year after the movie. Lightning and Sally are living together and have built a house behind the Cozy Cone. This fic was inspired by Jessica Andrew's song "I Do Now." These are the lyrics:

Where in the world did you come from
Seems like I looked up and there you were
Didn't think about it then, but when I look back I believe now
That miracles do occur...
'Cause I can reach up and touch any star in the sky
Put my arms 'round the moon if I try
Never thought I could feel so much love in my life
No, I never thought I'd know how...but I do now
Is this a dream or are you real
I'm trying hard not to lose my cool
But when you're kissing me
I just get so lost in the moment
I hope I'm not acting like some kind of fool
'Cause I can reach up and touch any star in the sky
Put my arms 'round the moon if I try
Never thought I could feel so much love in my life
No, I never thought I'd know how...but I do now
Never had no one to miss me
Never had no one who kissed me like you
Never had no one who loved me like you
I can reach up and touch any star in the sky
Put my arms 'round the moon if I try
Never thought I could feel so much love in my life
No, I never thought I'd know how...but I do now
'Cause I can reach up and touch any star in the sky
Put my arms 'round the moon if I try
Never thought I could feel so much love in my life
No, I never thought I'd know how...but I do now

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