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Chapter 7: Finally

After a few minutes of staring into each other's eyes, I was the one who broke the silence.

"You still haven't answered my question." I told him.

"Which one?" he asked, and I rolled my eyes. I knew that he was just playing stupid to avoid having to answer.

"You know exactly which one." I said. He sighed.

"Yeah, I do." I was fully expecting him to actually answer my question, but Atton has never been that predictable. He moved closer to me and cupped my cheek. Then, he leaned towards me until our faces were an inch apart. He smiled and then captured my lips in what was the most amazing, breath taking kiss I had ever had in my life. It was definitely worth all the fighting we had done. When we parted, he lightly ran his hand down my arm and then took my hand in his.

"Does that answer your question?" he asked me and then smirked. It took me a few seconds to regain my composure.

"I don't know. Does it?" I asked him and smiled. He used his free hand to push my hair behind my ear.

"You're really going to make me say it aren't you?" he asked. I smiled and played dumb.

"Say what?" he moved back to our previous position, only this time when he leaned towards me it was to whisper in my ear.

"I love you." I smiled. I was the happiest I had been in a long time. This time, I was the one to initiate the kiss. At first he looked surprised, but then deepened the kiss. I broke away after a few seconds.

"I love you too." I told him, and he captured my lips again.

A few seconds into the kiss, I heard a loud noise. I broke away regretfully, and turned my heads towards the door. Mira and Visas were standing there, looking surprised and happy at the same time.

"I didn't think it would actually work." I heard Visas whisper to Mira.

"I did." Mira whispered back, and then she smiled.

"Well maybe we should just leave them to their um…apologies." She waved at us.

"Bye guys, have fun!" she said before she turned around and began to walk out of the door. Right before she stepped across the threshold, she turned back around.

"Oh and by the way, the door was never locked. It only locks from the inside." She smirked, and then disappeared out of view.

I laughed and then turned back to Atton.

"You've got to love Mira." I said, more to myself than him. He nodded.

"So...does this mean it's safe to assume that you're glad I made all those assumptions about you and Mical?" He asked, while trying not to smirk. I tilted my face up to his.

"I think it's safe to make that particular one." I said and then kissed him lightly on the lips. I felt him smile before he pulled me closer to deepen the kiss.

'Remember to thank Mira later' was my last thought before completely giving in to him.

the end! thanks to all my reviewers, I probably wouldn't have continued to write this fic if it weren't for you.

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