Disclaimer: I don't own GS or GSD or its characters etc etc. if I did, I would never let Fuduka (the wife of the GS director) direct GSD. I do not own the song "Because you loved me".

Summary TwoShot AxC Cagalli has lived her life with regret, letting her love of her life in the hands of another person was no exception. Athrun is now going back to PLANTs after the second war, can she redeem herself before it's too late?

I'm so glad you guys liked my first Angst/romance attempt, a bit OOC but still, THANK YOU! I was trying to portray how difficult long distance relationships were and how frustrating it could get da di da… Chatting services like MSN, Skype and email is the most cost efficient thing available. Let's just say space telecommunication cost a hell lot, hope that answers your "comment" on Athrun's stupidity for not using a phone lol "Just some1".

Many thanks to Kitty-Kat90013820, AirStriker, Cari-Akira, icedragon17, kimborliee, yourstrully, mY pHoEnIx tEaRs11, and Just Some1…lol you're in luck I couldn't find my knives :P. Sorry, was meant to post this sooner but the site wouldn't let me log in, so yeah, sorry about the delay.

From The Inside – Because You Loved Me Part 2

By simply-v-

Hey Athrun, it's me, Cagalli. I know it's a bit late but I have to say this. Thank you Athrun being putting up with me for so long. Past three years you have protected me behind the shadows despite all the glares you get from various people in the parliament. You were there for me no matter how pissed off I was, how unreasonable I was and how fragile I was. You put up with my endless ranting and held your urge to kill Yuuna (I have no idea how I let that fugly idiot live myself). It must have been hard staying behind the scenes at all times. To them you were just a bodyguard but for me you are my guardian angel, the love of my life, yet I could not show any affection towards you in public. I hated it that, I'm sure you hate it more than anything. I'm truly sorry that I neglected you for so such a long time. It was always me, me this, me that. I never thought about how you felt. It was assumed that you were ok all the time for I was too busy with Orb. I'm really sorry, I truly am. You have no idea how long it took me to write this nor did I know that you were that poetic but here it is…

For all those times you stood by me
For all the truth that you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For all the wrong that you made right
For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you
I'll be forever thankful baby
You're the one who held me up
Never let me fall
You're the one who saw me through it all

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

You gave me wings and made me fly
You touched my hand I could touch the sky
I lost my faith, you gave it back to me
You said no star was out of reach
You stood by me and I stood tall
I had your love I had it all
I'm grateful for each day you gave me
Maybe I don't know that much
But I know this much is true
I was blessed because I was loved by you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

You were always there for me
The tender wind that carried me
A light in the dark shining your love into my life
You've been my inspiration
Through the lies you were the truth
My world is a better place because of you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

Athrun Zala, you were the best thing that happened to me, I admit I have done many stupid things and that I was not the best girlfriend, heck probably the worst but I just want you to know that I do love you and always will. I realised I would do anything to make it up to you, so please Athrun, can you give me a second chance?

Yours truly,

Cagalli

That was way too much for the blue haired Coordinator. After reading the long awaited but unexpected email from Cagalli, he closed his lap top and fell back on his bed, lying peacefully using his hands as a pillow. He closed his emerald eyes, reflecting on Cagalli's words.

"Guardian angel, the love of your life ay" he whispered to himself.

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

The words of her poem replayed in his mind. He smiled, it melt his heart. It was just… so appropriate. He always knew Cagalli appreciated his presence, assistance and protection but she had never expressed it in such a sweet, loving way. He stepped out of his shadows, re-enlisted and BAM, their relationship went down-hill from there, until it was pretty much over. But now she was willing to give it another shot, she said she would do anything, would that include giving Orb up for him? If so, now THAT meant she was serious. Thinking about the opportunities and consequences in silence, a knock on his door interrupted his thoughts.

"Come in"

The door swished opened, revealing a cute red head in pigtails.

"Um Athrun-san, me and Nee-chan are going to visit Mum and Dad, wo-would you l-like to join us?"

The girl stuttered at the last bit of her question and hints of red were evident on her cheeks. They missed their family but did not want to leave Athrun alone. They figured that their parents would be more than happy to meet the prince in shiny armour both their daughters fell for. Not to mention the saviour who stopped Shinn from charging at his 'girlfriend' when she stepped in, attempting to stop their fight.

He sat up and smiled at her. "No, it's ok, I don't want to intrude, have fun for me ok?"

"N-No, you're more than welcomed to join us!"

"To be honest I have was planning of visiting Mother myself. It's ok, you two have a nice reunion with your family ok? You deserve it."

Athrun didn't want ruin a long awaited happy family reunion. After all he caused Meyrin to be branded a traitor, not to mentioned being MIA for a while. He thought it would have been too awkward of a situation.

"Oh ok, sorry" she apologised shyly.

"Don't worry about it. Hey, when are you guys leaving? I'll give you two a lift before I head for Mother's."

"Really? We're planning to leave after Nee-chan finishes her shower."

"Sure, I'll freshen up as well; give me a buzz when you guys are ready."

"Okay!" With that, the girl exited excitedly, leaving a smiling Athrun.

"It's been a while Mother." He whispered to himself.


A while later

The sun shone brightly as a young handsome man dressed neat and tidy attire walked slowly with a smile on his face. Trees swayed slightly as birds chipped and sung on its branches. He was carrying a bouquet of flowers.

"Hello Mother, It's been a while since the last time." The young man crouched as he placed a bouquet of Irises on her monument. He traced the words craved into the stone, his mother's name, Lenore Zala. He smiled as he touched the pretty face of his dear mother's face in the photo.

"Sorry I couldn't bring Cagalli again, she's… busy as usual."

His eyes started to blur as tears covered his vision. He sniffed and held it back. Little did he know that he was not alone; a certain blonde stood not so far behind a tree and observed her love.

"Mother, I'm having girl problems." He missed talking with his mother like this. He would do this every time he had problems, crouching upon her, reaching out to her for hours. It felt comforting; all his emotions would spill out yet he felt warm, much like his mother's secure embrace.

"We gave up on each other, well she gave up on me first and now she wants to be back together.

A gust of wind wrapped Athrun's body, almost indicating that his mother was indeed listening

"She said a lot of things. She thanked me, confessed her love towards me, saw how I felt and she apologised for being so blind and self-centred." He paused then continued. "She wrote me a strong poem or song, I don't know why but… I could sing it. It's so good that it's stuck in my head! Would you like to hear it Mother?

The feel of the cool breeze signalled him to sing. He smiled

" For all those times you stood by me
For all the truth that you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For all the wrong that you made right
For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you
I'll be forever thankful baby
You're the one who held me up
Never let me fall
You're the one who saw me through it all

Cagalli's eyes couldn't believe what she was hearing, it was her song/poem. Not only that, Athrun was singing it! Little did she expect he could sing that well. She decided to give the guy a surprise of her own and began singing.

"You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me"

The young man turned around in confusion. Eyes widened at the girl walking towards him. Her voice was not as sweet as Lacus's but it was strong and deep. She sang from her heart, he could feel it

"You gave me wings and made me fly
You touched my hand I could touch the sky
I lost my faith, you gave it back to me
You said no star was out of reach
You stood by me and I stood tall
I had your love I had it all
I'm grateful for each day you gave me
Maybe I don't know that much
But I know this much is true
I was blessed because I was loved by you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me"

Athrun joined in. (Awww an A+C DUET!! XD)

"You were always there for me
The tender wind that carried me
A light in the dark shining your love into my life
You've been my inspiration
Through the lies you were the truth
My world is a better place because of you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

I'm everything I am
Because you loved me"
She ended with a genuine smile. Their faces only a few centimetres apart, both parties just stared lost in each other's eyes

"What are you doing here?

"I see you liked the song I wrote" she said ignoring his question

He grinned "And I see you didn't like mine

Keeping her smile, she placed her arms around Athrun's neck. "You're right, I didn't like it.

Athrun lifted an eyebrow

"I absolutely loved it" with that, she pressed her lips against his, taking their sweet time. It was a slow passionate kiss

"Please… don't ever leave me again, I need you Athrun.

But he pulled away. "I…can't

"I don't care anymore, we don't have to hide it Athrun! I'll do anything for you!

"Okay, quit being Orb's Representative, in fact, quit politics.

"You and I both know that you can't. That's your father's dream and your ancestor's dream I'm asking you to give up.

"What does that have to do with anything?

"It has everything to do with it! You are too stressed when you're ruling Orb and I couldn't help you. I didn't belong in Orb." He looked away when he said the last bit of his sentence. "I belong here in PLANTs Cagalli; PLANTs is different, no more stares from people, no more helplessness, I felt so… powerless in Orb as a bodyguard. PLANTs need me here, the Council requested me to help them out.

Tears gathered in Cagalli's golden eyes

"May be we're not meant to be….we live in two different worlds and we both have our own duties. You belong to Orb and I belong in PLANTs.

She hugged him tightly, tears flowed endlessly. "NO! Haven't you learnt anything Athrun!? So after these two wars, Naturals and Coordinators are still unable to co-exist, is that what you're saying? What have we been fighting for this whole time? Peace and unity! We can show them the way! Our love and is distinct prove for unity!

"That would be heaven, trust me I want it as much as you do. But in reality, there are people who will always hold grudges against others, vengeful hearts will cause destruction. No matter how beautiful the flowers are, they'll be blown away eventually.

"Then we'll just have to replant them... together." She said flashing another genuine heart melting smiles

He couldn't help but smile at her last comment. It must have been a twin thing; he heard Shinn say that Kira said the same thing back at Orb a while ago.

With that, the young couple shared another adorable moment together with their lips with roaming hands. Their issues were still not completely solved but heck, they didn't care. All they wanted now was to be with each other. That's all it mattered. So they stood there in each other arms until sunset. Calling it a day, they walked to Athrun's convertible hand in hand as the giant orange sun fell into the mountains

"Thank you Mother.

A/N

Awww, so… how was that? Yeah a bit OOC but shhh. Cagalli's song was Celine Dion's Because you loved me. The lyrics were so deep! Hmm I wanted to have Cagalli chase Athrun back as there aren't that many fics that do that, most of them is how Athrun make her fall in love with him, so yeah tried to be different. Now that's where you come in, tell me what you think .

Thank you, Kitty-Kat90013820, AirStriker, Cari-Akira, icedragon17, kimborliee, yourstrully, mY pHoEnIx tEaRs11, and Just Some1 lol, any comment is welcome, just don't flame me too much lol. Like I said, it's so satisfying to know that you guys like what I write , thanks for reading!

Hmm, see what I have installed for you all next week! Lol I don't even know what I'll write.