Last chapter!

Finally! Although I'm sad that it has come to an end, I'm glad that I was able to stick with something for so long and having finished it. I really hope that all of you have enjoyed this story and hope that you enjoy this chapter as well.

Disclaimer: I do not own "The Bourne Identity/Supremacy". The song, "The Reason" belongs to Hoobastank.

It had been two weeks since the events that had changed their lives. Everything had been hectic at first but it was soon returning to normal. The committee came forth to discuss their plan of action. They soon brought Landy back and what was even surprising to others but expected by Jason, she was given Marshall's post. She was now the new CIA director. Cronin of course remained by her side. He was now, Deputy Director. Not only that but apparently, things were looking good for them both aside from getting along as colleagues.

Mann was soon discovered, trying to run away and was now locked up, charged with conspiring the murder of the former CIA director. Nicky resigned, politely declining Landy's offer at a higher post, the same as Cronin. She wanted nothing more to do with the CIA. Jason in turn had been granted pardon by the CIA. They finally realized just how much he had done for a good cause.

Finally, after years of hiding and running, they were giving him the opportunity at a normal life, at least as normal as he could make it after everything he had lived. His life indeed would be different from now on and he was going to make sure that from the moment he stepped out the CIA site, after being called forth to discuss his outcome, he would make sure every breath he'd take would be for the better.

It was that moment that he decided he wanted nothing more to do with his past. It had only caused him trouble, bringing nothing but pain and guilt. All of it was associated with someone he didn't know and didn't want a chance to know anymore. He wanted to start anew. He wanted nothing more than to start his life over with the only person who stuck with him trough thick and thin...Nicky.

After Marshall's murder and Taylor's suicide, both Jason and Nicky had returned to Cronin's home. It was the only place they had left to go now that everyone knew the truth. They spent the few days, speaking very little, barely acknowledging each other. They resembled zombies, still much in shock of the past events and in fear of what was to come yet.

That however, was about to change. Jason would see to that. He deserved a chance at being happy. He wanted to spend the rest of his life with Nicky and he was sure that she did too but something was stopping her. Was it fear? Fear of what? Fear of him or of being with him? It didn't make any sense. They had spent weeks together, and she had never shown a sign of being reluctant to being near him.

He had arrived at Cronin's house once more. He knew she would be there. She had been present to defend his case and they were both released at the same time. However, he had chosen to take a stroll through the streets, experiencing freedom. Although it was pleasant, there had been something missing, and that was her.

She seemed to be able to understand him, and offered him her help. Why couldn't she see now that he needed her now? What if she did? Was that the reason she was avoiding him? There was only one way to find out and he was going to do it. He needed to talk to her. As he opened the door, expecting to see her on the other side or perhaps sitting in the living room, he realized she was not there. He made his way up the stairs then, hoping that he would find her there.

He heard music playing softly and as he neared the room he shared with her, he saw her sitting on the bed, looking distraught. She was deep in thought, and so he merely stood a minute at the doorway, contemplating her features. It seemed like years since he had last done so. She was wearing a beige blouse, black pants, and matching boots. Her still dark hair resting on her shoulders. It had grown so fast. Her skin was slightly flushed and she momentarily smiled, presumably from a pleasant memory or thought.

She blinked a few times before she returned to reality. Sighing deeply, she shook her head as if to remind herself something was not possible or probable before she glanced around the room and her eyes landed on him. She looked surprised to have found him gazing at her. He smiled, reassuring her it was fine, and made his way to her. He took seat next to her. She didn't move but she did seem somewhat uncomfortable. This was definitely not the Nicky he had spent the last few weeks with.

Her hands were resting on her lap, and he cautiously took one in his, glancing at her to make sure it was okay. She didn't object but he felt her stiffen at his touch. He couldn't tell what she was thinking by simply looking at her. Her eyes showed, confusion, distrust, hurt?

"Nicky..." he said softly, his voice barely above a whisper.

"What's wrong?" he continued in the same tone.

She looked down, avoiding his gaze. He was unsure of how to react nor what to say. What could have possibly happened that made her so vulnerable? That was not like her at all. At least not from what he had gotten to know her for.

He heard the song that was playing softly, come to an end before another soon began.

I'm not a perfect person

There's many things I wish I didn't do

Suddenly, he felt a drop land on his hand. As he looked down, he realized it was a tear. She was crying! Taking hold of her chin, he lifted her head to face him. Indeed, she had tears in her eyes.

But I continue learning

I never meant to do those things to you

"Nicky...what's wrong? Tell me." he asked her once more.

"Jason...I-I can't do this." she replied, her voice breaking.

And so I have to say before I go

That I just want you to know

"What do you mean?" he continued.

"The past few weeks...aside from those events, were great. I-felt-thought we could have something but-"

I've found a reason for me

To change who I used to be

A reason to start over new

And that reason is you

"-And we can...Nicky...I want to start anew...with you at my side."

At this, he knelt before her, bringing her forehead to his. He looked up to her and he could see her smile. He smiled as well. He looked her straight in the eye and finally told her everything that he felt. Nicky had kept silent throughout the whole time, merely nodding every so often and trying to keep from crying.

I'm sorry that I hurt you

It's something I must live with everyday

"You see...I fell in love with you and...I want to be with you."

And all the pain I put you through

I wish I could take it all away

"I'm sorry about everything that you had to go through but...a part of me isn't because if it hadn't been for that...I wouldn't be here with you now." he continued.

And be the one who catches all your tears

That's why I need you to hear

She smiled again, apparently she was happy about this confession. She too had felt the same. It was ironic that both living under the same roof and spending so much time together, they had not been able to realize that.

I've found a reason for me

To change who I used to be

A reason to start over new

And the reason is you

"Nicky...they granted me the opportunity to a normal life but it wouldn't be complete if you weren't in it." he said softly.

And the reason is you

And the reason is you

He could hear the song playing softly adding to the mood of the situation.

"Do you really mean it?"

And the reason is you

Before he could speak to reassure her, she cut him off, giving him a questioning look.

"Or are you getting all this from the song?"

He was surprised at her words. What did she mean? He paused to listen to it but could only hear instruments until the singer's voice filled his hearing.

I'm not a perfect person

I never meant to do those things to you

And so I have to say before I go

That I just want you to know

I found a reason for me

To change who I used to be

A reason to start over new

And the reason is you

He smiled once more and sat back, breaking the contact with her skin. She smiled too. He had to agree that the song pretty much summed up his thoughts. She laughed then, upon seeing his face of realization and he had to admit that it had helped lighten the mood around them.

"Nicky..." he whispered.

She looked straight into his eyes now. Every doubt she had before was now gone. It was only up to her to decide whether they would give it a shot or not. However, judging by her expression, he could tell that the outcome would be a positive one.

"Yes Jason...I want to start over with you." she finally responded softly.

He stood up swiftly, and she did the same. He had taken her by her hands now and he was smiling gleefully. After everything that they had gone through, they were finally getting a chance to start over once more. He would leave his past behind. There was nothing in it that he cared about. Only the nice memories, which were not much, would reside inside him forever. This time he would do everything in his power to do it right...for her.

I've found a reason to show

A side of me you didn't know

A reason for all that I do

And that reason is you

A/N: Although the song wasn't necessary, I wanted to end it that way. I always wanted to end it with a song that described either everything they went trough or what they felt at the moment. At first I thought about ending it with 'Hero' by Enrique Iglesias and seriously contemplated it but I decided against it at the end. Maybe I'll put it in the next fic!

I hope this last chapter was good. I worked really hard in this fic, trying my best to update as soon as possible and trying to make it interesting and just good enough for all you!

Thank you so much for those who gave this fic a chance, stuck with it to the end and of course, those of you who reviewed! You all made my day!

Now, just in case you didn't see the summary for the next fic, which I decided will be a sequel, this is it:

Jason & Nicky are now married, living a peaceful life together until the CIA, under special request from Landy, enlists Jason to help them on one, final mission that involves looking out for Irina Neski, with a mission of her own. Now, as Jason sets out to fulfill his task, his once peaceful life becomes hectic as he tries to save his life and relationship with Nicky while Irina looks to revenge her parent's death but unintentionally falls for their murderer. Set on destroying him, she tries to seduce him. Now Jason is being torn apart. With a mission to fulfill, marriage to save and resisting the young girl he must look out for, where will it all lead?

I hope to see all of you or at least some of you return for it. Although I said I was going to rest and start on it later, I'm actually working on the first chapter of it now. Yeah...I tend to do that.

Well hopefully you all enjoyed this fic, thank you so much for your reviews and hope to see you for the sequel!

Please R&R for the last time! Please?