Chapter 30

Marissa woke up to one hell of a headache and a warm body beside her. Her first thought was that it was Alison. Without opening her eyes, because her head hurt to much to she tried to sneak away slowly. She went to move the arm that was holding her but when she did she felt it's grip tighten. "Going away on me?" Marissa finally opened her eyes and looked up, she knew that voice. "Alex?"

"Who else?" She smiled, which in return caused Marissa to do the same. "Oh you thought I was that skank you were making out with last night." Marissa didn't reply. "That was going to happen over my dead body, and not even then because I would haunt you both." Marissa wrapper her arms tighter around Alex's body.

"I'm sorry." She said recalling the events of the night before. "I should have talked to you but I freaked out."

Alex let out a nervous laugh. "In all honesty I would have freaked out too."

They laid in bed for awhile both getting over their hangovers when Marissa finally spoke. "I missed you, it's just a got scared you hadn't really opened up to the way you used to, and I kept feeling like maybe I was to late and too much time had passed and…" Alex kissed Marissa to shut her up.

"You and your nervous rambling." Alex laughed. "Do you want to go somewhere with me?"

"Right now I'm happy staying right here in bed in your arms." Marissa rested her hand on the crook of Alex's neck.

"I don't meant right now it's not the season for it anyways I just want to take you somewhere." Alex said secretively.

Marissa looked up at her. "Okay I trust you." Alex smiled as the two girls fell back asleep.

Marissa woke up a little while later to an empty bed and she began to wonder if it was all a dream. She sat up slowly and sighed when there was no sign of Alex anywhere. I should call her, I miss her I love her I should just get over it and call her it probably wasn't what it seemed anyways.

"You should call who?" Marissa snapped out of her thoughts when she seen Alex lighting the candles on the table. Marissa's mouth was almost on the floor.

"I wasn't dreaming?" Alex laughed a little bit.

"No, you weren't dreaming." She walked towards Marissa and gave her a sweet kiss. "I made dinner."

Marissa looked over at the table but didn't see anything more than candles. "I'm really not one for candle wax." She joked as Alex led her into the living room, where the fireplace was going along with other candles. A bottle of wine was on the table along with two glasses.

"Before anything I really think we should talk though." Marissa's smile faded as she nodded, not sure as to where Alex was going to go with this. The two women sat down on the floor in front of the table where Alex had set out pillows and blankets for them. "I need to know that you trust me Riss. I would never, do anything to purposely hurt you, and the last thing I wanted that night was to hurt you. I need you to know that what happened between Ken and I was not meant to happen, I didn't go there to meet him, I didn't want to kiss him, the only one I want to be kissing is you. You mean everything to me, I named my dog after you, the day you came back into my life everything changed. There's something about you that makes my skin tingle, and every time I see you I ask myself how I got so lucky." Marissa was in tears and didn't know what to say so she just continued to sit there. "That night I never got on the plane, I couldn't you're the love of my life. It hit me the other night I was sitting alone in the park thinking. It occurred to me that ever since that night you showed up at my house you're the one that's been doing the chasing and that's not fair, and from now on I'm going to be doing the chasing, because I love you." Alex cupped Marissa face with one hand and brought her closer. "I love you." She whispered before she kissed her cause Marissa to moan.

After several minutes they broke away. "I love you too."

"I was hoping you'd say that." Alex stood up and came back a few minutes later with strawberries, the tips dipped in chocolate, and whip crème.

The taller brunette's eyes lit up. "My favourite." Alex nodded, sitting back down she took on of the strawberries and fed it to Marissa. "Something's missing."

"Oh what's that?" Alex asked as Marissa took the can of whip crème and told Alex to close her eyes. After giving her a questioning look, Alex did so. She sprayed the whip crème onto Alex's neck causing her to instantly open your eyes. "What the hell are you doing?" But she shut up when she felt Marissa's lips on her neck where the whip crème was just minutes before.

"I'm having my dessert."

Tide Just Turned - 1 Year Later

Marissa, Alex, Jodie and Summer were sitting alone in the restaurant which was closed for the night except for the four of them.

"I can't believe we've been here over a year already Coop. Most days I don't even miss the drama of Newport and the rest of the Newpsies."

Marissa took a sip of her wine. "Me either."

"I for one am happy you decided to move out here Marissa cause if you hadn't then Summer wouldn't have and I have you to thank for Summer finding me." Summer smiled as Jodie leaned over and kissed her.

Alex rolled her eyes and smiled. "I guess on some weird level we have you two to thank for us getting back together or at least having the courage to actually talk to one another. Speaking of which Riss will you go somewhere with me?"

Marissa had forgotten all about Alex asking her that a year ago but her answer was still the same. "Of course." Jodie winked at Alex as Alex and Marissa left the restaurant through the back and got into Alex's car. "So where are we going?"

"If I told you I'd have to kill you and I couldn't live without you so I'm not going to tell you." Alex grinned as Marissa rolled her eyes and looked out the window at the city lights.

About twenty minutes later Alex stopped the car. "We're here."

Marissa looked around. "This place is deserted, it's like some old factory, what are you doing here." Alex got out and open Marissa's door for her.

"Just follow me, and you'll see now won't you. Trust me?" Alex smirked.

"Right now I'm not so sure." Marissa said as Alex's made like she was affected by it.

Alex covered Marissa's eyes with her hand. "No peeking." She led them up through the building, and back outside again. "Okay open them."

They were on the roof of the old building over looking the water, it was the perfect view of the city, and all the lights. "Alex this place is, amazing, how did u find it?" Marissa walked closer to edge, looking out at the city and the water.

The shorter brunette walked up behind her and wrapped her arms around her waist, resting her head on the taller girls shoulder. "I needed a place to think during school, I had a really rough time being away from everything and from you, especially thinking that you didn't love me, so I was driving around one night and found this place. I've been coming here to think ever since. I like the fact that I can just come up here and think. To be so close but seem so far away from everything."

Marissa turned in Alex's arms. "I love you, and I always have."

"I love you too." Alex said in between kisses.

Finally the two girls sat down, Marissa sat between Alex's legs, leaning back on Alex for support, who had her arms wrapped tightly around her girlfriends waist. They sat there for what seemed like forever in a calm and peaceful silence. Soon Marissa heard Alex's soft voice singing.

You're not alone
Together we stand
I'll be by your side
You know I'll take your hand
When it gets cold
And it feels like the end
There's no place to go
You know I won't give in
no I won't give in

Keep holdin' on
Cause you know we'll make it through
We'll make it through
Just, stay strong
Cause you know I'm here for you
I'm here for you
There's nothing you can say (repeat)
Nothing you can do

there's no other way when it comes to the truth
So, keep holding on
Cause you know we'll make it through
We'll make it through

So far away
I wish you were here
Before it's too late
This could all disappear
Before the doors close
And it comes to an end
With you by my side
I will fight and defend ah ah
I'll fight and defend, yeah, yeah

Keep holdin' on
Cause you know we'll make it through
We'll make it through
Just, stay strong
Cause you know I'm here for you
I'm here for you
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There's nothing you could say
Nothing you could do
There's no other way when it comes to the truth
So, keep holding on
Cause you know we'll make it through
We'll make it through

Hear me when I say
When I say I believe
Nothing's gonna change
Nothing's gonna change destiny
Whatever's meant to be
Will work out perfectly
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...
La da da da, la da da da da
La da da da da da da da da

Keep holdin' on
Cause you know we'll make it through
We'll make it through
Just stay strong
Cause you know I'm here for you
I'm here for you
There's nothing you could say
Nothing you could do
There's no other way when it comes to the truth
So, keep holding on
Cause you know we'll make it through
We'll make it through

Ahh, ahh
Keep holdin' on
Ahh, ahh
Keep holdin' on
There's nothing you could say

Nothing you could do
There's no other way when it comes to the truth
So, keep holding on
Cause you know we'll make it through
We'll make it through

"Alex that was, wow." She leaned up and kissed her. "I love you."

"I love you too, and I'm glad you found me."

Marissa smiled at her and looked back out at the city. "No matter where we end up, we'll always be together because I'm good at finding you, you can't hide from me Alexandra Kelly."

The End