A/N:: No, it's not yet New Year's, but this is a New Year's fic (obviously, if you'll read the challenge prompt word…) so it occurs at the 10 second countdown to the New Year. ;)

FanFic 100 Challenge #:: 095- New Year

Countdown to Love

TEN

They catch each other's eye. Unspoken words and passions waft in the air between them.

NINE

He smiles at her as his heart pounds so hard it feels as if it will burst out of his chest.

EIGHT

She smiles back at him, her emerald eyes shining with the reflections of swirls of fireworks from the sky.

SEVEN

Minerva takes a step towards him, and his soft lemon scent gently caresses her nose.

SIX

Albus, longing desperately for the nearness of her, brushes Minerva's hair with his fingertips.

FIVE

She slips her hand into his. The tender warmth rushes through her body like a summer breeze through a lush valley.

FOUR

They are locked in the moment; nothing else, no one else matters.

THREE

Did their hearts just skip a beat?

TWO

Neither can breathe. In an instant they feel as if they are melting into each other. Yes, this must be what they mean by falling in love.

ONE

Their lips become one in a moment of burning intensity. The world around them disappears into nothingness. There is no concept of time; there is only eternity.

"I love you, Albus."

"And I you, Minerva."

THE END

A/N:: Sappy, yes? Ah, but for that purpose, I have free toothbrushes for all who read and review. lol