Skye looked tearfully up into his good-looking face, wondering how she had managed to land such an incredible guy. She looked away again, giggling meekly, feeling self conscious again before feeling him pull her back into a hug.
'Oh, Skye…' he started slowly on an out breath, obviously pretty emotional too.
'For one so small u seem so strong. My arms will hold you, keep you safe and warm. This bond between us can't be broken: I will be here don't you cry.'
he sang softly, rocking her back and forth gently. Skye was surprised by his mellow voice as he sang ever so quietly in her ear, stroking his face gently against her hair.
'cos you'll be in my heart, yes you'll be in my heart. From this day on, now and forever more. You'll be in my heart, no matter what they say, you'll be here in my heart always.'
the young girl felt the tears welling up again behind her green eyes, feeling his grip around her shoulders tighten as he tried to keep her as close to him as possible.
'Why can't they understand the way we feel? They just don't trust what they can't explain. I know we're different but deep inside us, we're not that different at all.' For a moment, the raven haired girl thought she could hear the music in the background. Not that it mattered. She didn't care if a nuclear war was raging outside their window as long as he kept his comforting arms around her small shoulders, sharing both their body heat.
'Don't listen to them cos' what do they know? We need each other to have to hold. They'll see in time: I know. When destiny calls you, you must be strong. I may not be with you but you've got to hold on. They'll see in time, I know. We'll show them together.'
She wondered whether he had done this for many other girls before her… Starlight? Not that she cared: she was the one in his arms now… he had waited. He had waited… was it nine years? He had waited for over half her lifetime for her, through Starcrack, through any other girl he had ever dated.
'Cos you'll be in my heart, believe me you'll be in my heart, ill be there from this day on, now and forever more. You'll be in my heart, no matter what they sat, you'll be here in my heart, always.'
She cuddled him closer, a contented smile coming onto her ever so slightly sticky lips. He squeezed her back, his voice as unwavering as it was handsome, he continued to sing softly into her ear, every now and then picking strands of her long hair off of her face.
'You'll be here in my heart, always.'
He stroked her face gently, picking the few strands of her hair out of her visible eye and, during the gaps in the song, kissing her romantically on the top of her head.
'Just look over your shoulder, I'll be there always.'
He finished quietly, twisting his head around and looking down at her with a small smile. He looked a little embarrassed at what he had just done, unsure of what was going through her mind. She grinned up at him, a little sheepishly, feeling dazed by how romantic he was… she wasn't used to this sort of treatment.
'So…' he started, a little awkwardly, an uncomfortable smile creeping over his face. 'Which film d'you wanna watch first?'
'Umm…' she started, still with a dozed look on her pretty face. 'I haven't looked…' she said quietly. 'What have you got?' she asked, not really caring which films they watched.
'You go get the duvet. I'll pick a movie you'll like.' he answered quietly, softly pinching her chin as she continued to grin stupidly. 'Golden oldie?' he asked starting to get up, Skye nodded dreamily.
'Sure… whatever…' she replied quietly, getting up and heading towards the Master bedroom. She grabbed the thick quilt and threw it over her head, carried it out and into the lounge and dumped it on the sofa, ready for them to cuddle up under.
'I put "Spider-man" 3 in.' said Dick getting up and throwing the DVD box onto the floor next to the player. 'Is that okay?' he asked as she sat down on the sofa and started to clamber underneath the cover.
'Awesome.' answered Skye lifting the duvet over her mouth and nose, smiling up at him. 'That wasn't even out back in…' she paused, wondering how to put it. 'my day…'
'Why in my day!' replied Dick beaming at her as he climbed in beside her and pulled her towards him so that she was leaning on him completely. 'That makes you sound like an old person.' he pointed out as the movie started and Skye giggled sheepishly and they settled down together for a movie-marathon.
Disclaimer: I don't own this song!!! It's written and sung (when not by Nightwing) by Phil Collins... it also appears in the Disney movie Tarzan... but we try not to mention that... R&R please! P.S: thaks to Heather who gave me the inspiration to write this!