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- try-

She can see it in his eyes now, as well.

It used to just be the glances, the light touches, the smiles… but as they get more and more frequent, his already dark eyes get darker and more guarded, and she feels like it's her fault.

I don't want to get hurt is the only thing that's keeping her from yelling "I love you" to the world and screw rules and regulations, she loves him too, but she just can't bear to admit it and lose him.

Like the sound of silence calling

I hear your voice and suddenly I'm falling

Lost in a dream

Like the echoes of our souls are meeting

You say those words, my heart stops beating

I wonder what it means

What could it be that comes over me

At times I can't move

At time I can't hardly breathe

She sits on her couch with jazz music playing and a Jack Daniels in her right hand, staring at a photo of the two of them after a team baseball game. His arm is wrapped around her shoulder and they're grinning wildly for the camera in their baseball caps and gloves after a close game.

She remembers how right it felt, the feeling of being wrapped in his arms and being swung around in the circle.

"C'mon, Meg, you can do it!" Don yells at her from second base, cupping his hands around his mouth to carry his voice so she can hear him.

Megan tightens her grip on the bat, gives it a few test swings, and takes a step up to the plate. He has faith in her, and for now, that's just enough. He nods confidently at her from second base, and she takes a deep breath and glares straight at the pitcher, throwing him off guard.

When you say you love me

The world goes still, so still inside and

When you say you love me

For a moment, there's no one else alive

The ball is slow and easy, and she smacks it as hard as she can, hitting it over the fence and beyond. She's already moving, kicking up dust under her heels as her legs pump faster and faster.

Wind whistles high-pitched in her ears while she runs like she's never run before, and when she reaches home base he's waiting for her, arms wide open and waiting, and she flies right into them with a grin, laughing. He swings her in a circle, and another, and another, and finally lets her drift to the ground with a whoop. His hands don't immediately leave her waist, yanking her to reality, a reality that's new and suddenly scary to her.

"I knew you could do it," he whispers, hands lightly resting on her hips, and she swears his lips are coming closer and closer…

You're the one I've always thought of

I don't know how but I feel sheltered in your love

You're where I belong

And when you're with me if I close my eyes

There are times I swear I feel like I can fly

For a moment in time

Somewhere between

The heavens and earth

I'm frozen in time

Oh when you say those words

And then they're interrupted by the entire team, cheering and giving her hi-fives and wide grins.

He gives her a look through the cloud that she can read well. 'We'll finish this later,' she reads in his eyes, but later never comes.

When you say you love me

The world goes still, so still inside and

When you say you love me

For a moment, there's no one else alive

She hears a sudden knock on her door and jerks back to reality, but when she sees him in the peephole through her apartment door, she's not sure she's really still on earth.

"How did you get in?" Is the first thing she asks when she opens the door, and he gives her a lopsided grin.

"Bribery," he sheepishly admits.

And then she knows she did the right thing by breaking up with Larry.

Feeling unusually brave, she stares right into his dark, penetrating eyes, and takes a deep breath. "Don…"

He lets his hand graze the side of her face. "You just walked right in," he says softly. "I didn't even have a chance, Megan. You came, stole my heart, and ran away with it before I could blink."

"I know," she whispers, just as soft, and he smiles a hint of a smile.


"Am I supposed to apologize?" she asks, but his eyes catch sight of the picture on her couch and he kisses her urgently, fingers weaving through her hair.

"Nuh-uh," he mutters after drawing back, "but I might have to call your boyfriend and say sorry for what I just did."

She smiles at him. "I don't have a boyfriend, at least, not right now."

"Is that so?" His eyes dance.

"Mhmm," she hums. "Good for you for trying, though."

He pulls her into a hug. "You gonna try with me?" And she sighs contentedly.

"As long as you want."

And this journey that we're on

How far we've come and I

Celebrate every moment

When you say you love me

That's all you have to say

I'll always feel this way

When you say you love me

The world goes still, so still inside and

When you say you love me

For a moment, there's no one else alive

When you say you love me

Do you know how I love you


Disclaimer: The lyrics are from Josh Groban's "When You Say You Love Me".