Another short chapter but the next one will be longer and a lot better I promise. Please review

"You have guns?" she said as they entered the roadhouse.

"And knives," he said as he pulled out the two kukri blades for her to see.

"What the hell do you need guns and knives for, are you trying to make everyone think you're psychotic?"

"It's for protection Lyds," he said.

"Protection from what?" she asked.

He looked at her in shock "Where the hell were you 30 minutes ago when we got attacked by that asshole?"

"You didn't have to shove a gun in his face!"

"Babes I don't think you understand what's happening here."

"Well why don't you explain it to me then," she said angrily as she plopped down on the couch.

"Look, just because I survived Sandworm land for 2 years doesn't mean the mayor and his people are going to stop coming after me, I need to protect myself the best way I know how, and more importantly I need to protect you," he explained calmly. He looked away from her and his heart broke as he spoke "In fact, maybe it's better for you if we didn't see each other for a while."

"What?" she gasped.

"Just until I know it'll be safe for you again," he said. Lydia stood from the couch and made her way over to him. There was anger and hurt written all over her face and Beetlejuice didn't even try and stop her when she smacked him as hard as she could across his face.

"What the fuck is wrong with you, I don't see you for two years and now you're telling me to stay away," Lydia yelled, tears streaming down her face as she hit him in the chest before putting her face in her hands to hide her tears.

He couldn't stand the fact that he had made her cry, he felt horrible for hurting her. Gently he scooped her up into his arms and sat down on the couch, cradling her as she cried.

"You can't send me away Beej," she said determinedly as she looked up at him.

"Lydia," he began but she cut him off

"No Beetlejuice, the last time you went away I almost died, I can't lose you again even if it's only for a few months, I love you too much to be away from you," she said.

Beetlejuice smiled at her admission of love and kissed her forehead softly. "I love you too," he whispered.

She looked up at him, surprised at how easy he said the "L" word. "Really," she asked him.

"Would I lie to you?" he asked with a smirk.

She laughed softly "No."

"I love you, that's why it'd be better for us to be apart right now babes, I don't want anything to happen to you."

"I'm not going anywhere Beej," she said firmly.


Lydia silenced him as she crushed her lips to his. Beetlejuice knew he should try and talk her into staying away for awhile but he had waited so long for this that he couldn't pull himself away from her.

"I'm not leaving you," she whispered as she pulled back from him.

"I don't want you to get hurt," he said softly.

"I'm a big girl now I can take care of myself," she said with a smirk before leaning in to kiss him once more.

So yea I hate stories where it take FOREVER to get the two main characters together. So Lydia and BJ are together now so I can write a sex scene before chapter 10. Reviews please!