So this is the final ch. I'm sorry for not updating but on top of having a huge writer's block someone very close to me was in the ICU, but she's fine now, well sort of she still might have leukemia so we will just have to see but anyway enough of that. If there are any spelling mistakes I'm sorry I reread it, but I wanted to get this up asap since its been more than a month as one of my reviewers stated. I hope that you guys enjoy this. Thank you for reviewing and encouraging me to continue, I appreciate it.
Disclaimer: Nothing but James is mine.
Betty was a wreck. She had no clue what to do. She had lost James and Daniel. Although she lost Daniel by her own volition. James was another matter, she should have told him, but would he have reacted any different? She had a feeling that no, he still would have been mad. What am I going to do? What am I supposed to do? How can I get him back? What about Daniel? Why did he do that? Why couldn't he just have stayed quiet? Why are they such babies, damn it! I'm just going to have to suck it up, and face this head on.
Betty got up from her bed and headed downstairs. She was met by three somber faces.
"Hey, Betty, you doing okay?" asked Hilda.
"As okay as I can be, I suppose," she replied.
"Ay, Betty-" started her father.
"Please don't, I have to start fixing this mess," she said with a firm voice. They all nodded their heads in understanding and went on to do what they had to do. She quickly got dressed and headed out. She was going to pay a visit to her fiancée.
She didn't know what she was going to say to James, but she knew that she had to talk to him. She took a deep breath when she found herself in front of his door. When she finally got the courage she knocked. A few seconds later James opened the door.
"James, please we have to talk about this. We can't just leave it like this.'' His response was to open the door wider and let her come in.
"Look James, I'm sorry I didn't tell you about the kiss, but tell me the truth, if I would have told you, would you have reacted any differently? ''
"Yes, I would have. When you hide it, it makes me think that there is something going on between you two. This isn't even about trust, because I trust you, but I feel hurt that you felt like you couldn't come to me and tell me what was going on."
"I'm sorry James, I'm so sorry," she said with tears coming down her face.
"Look Betty I love you, but you and Daniel have a lot of unresolved issues. You guys need to talk, and then let me know what you want."
"What are you talking about. I love you, not Daniel. He has nothing to do with this."
"Are you trying to convince me, or yourself? Go talk to him. I'll be waiting," he said while ushering her out of the door.
"If I talk to him and there's nothing, then can we go back to us?"
"Yes but not until then." She nodded and gave him a watery smile. She squared her shoulders and left the apartment with a mission.
Daniel rolled over on his bed, and covered his head with the covers. He didn't feel like dealing with anything or anybody at the moment. However the knocking just became more persistent and louder.
"Daniel I know you're in there. Open the damn door."
Daniel bolted up from the bed. What is Betty doing here? He scrambled out of bed and practically fell on his face running towards the door. He quickly unlocked the door and opened it up.
"Betty," he said slightly breathless.
"Daniel," she said while walking briskly into the apartment. "Look, I'm here because James said that I had some "unresolved issues" with you," she said while air quoting unresolved issues.
"No, this is ridiculous of course I don't. Well except for the fact that I still haven't forgiven you for ruining my engagement as well as my party, so other than that no."
"Well I'm sorry about the party but I think you have more important unresolved issues than not forgiving me," he said while simultaneously closing the gap between them.
Betty's breath hitched slightly and she wasn't going to lie, she was a little more than unnerved but she wasn't going to back down so easily. She was determined to win this, whatever this was. She took a step closer and said, "I think you're the one with issues. You're the one whose been jealous, and I think you're in love with me." Daniel took a step back at her remark looking like he had been sucker punched in the stomach. This only served to make her more confident, as well as proud of herself for not backing down.
Betty took another step closer. "You know what though, the only reason you want me is because you can't have me." This time Daniel didn't step back, instead he stepped forward. "That's not true. I wanted you before James ever came into the picture."
Betty took a step back before she realized what a mistake that was. She cursed herself silently for showing weakness.
"But I was always with someone, I mean there was Walter, Henry, and Gio, and even if I wasn't with them I wouldn't have been interested."
Daniel snorted. "You were interested, even if it was just a little, you were interested. As for Walter, Henry, and Gio they were no competition. You know I could have gotten you if I wanted, but I didn't want to force you into anything you weren't sure of," he said while stroking her cheek. She backed up another two steps and he followed her. Betty was getting angry and frustrated. This somehow became a game of who could intimidate the other more, but this wasn't what she came for.
"Stop playing around Daniel, lets be serious."
"I am, do you see me laughing?" he said, his face perfectly serious.
"Why are you running away from me Betty? Why are you running away from us?"
"What are you talking about? There was never an us, Daniel," she yelled, "You're too late, Daniel. You lost me There will never be an us anymore."
"You still love me, you will always love me,"
"Where do you get off telling me that. You are so conceited if you believe that I will always love you. You better get this straight Daniel because I'm only going to say this once. I love James," she said while stressing every word.
"Fine I'll make you a deal. I will never bring this up again if you give me one last kiss," he said with a pleading expression on his face.
"Daniel that is ridiculous. How can you ask such a thing," she said as she opened the door to leave. However, he closed the door before she could leave, and she didn't have the strength to oppose him.
"Just one kiss and I will leave you alone. We can just go back to being coworkers. We don't even have to be friends if it makes you uncomfortable."
"You promise? Although I still want us to be friends. If I do it can we move on and get over this? Everything can go back to normal?" She wouldn't normally do anything like this, but she was desperate to have everything back to normal. She wanted her best friend and fiancée back. What was one kiss in exchange for all of that.
"I promise, Betty." She nodded her head in consent and he slowly leaned in to kiss her, he wanted to make sure that she was okay with this. His lips finally touched hers and it was sweet, and tender. See what was I worried about, this isn't even a real kiss. No sooner had she thought that when the intensity of the kiss soared. It was desperate, passionate, and full of longing. She pulled away after a few seconds. I can't believe I let it get that far. She was searching for those baby blues but he wouldn't look at her, he just kept his face turned away.
"Goodbye Daniel," She ran out of the door, wiping the tears that were gathered in her eyes. Something's wrong. I feel like my heart is shattering. This didn't happen with James. Does that mean that I really don't love him? I don't know anything anymore. I need to do some serious introspection.
Betty walked away from Daniel's building and headed towards Central Park. She quickly found an empty bench and pulled out her trusty notebook. She was going to make a pros and cons list. After about an hour she had her answer, and she knew what she had to do.
Meanwhile Daniel was an emotional train wreck, but he even though he promised Betty that he would never bother her again, he knew that he would never stop loving her. He would be there for her, whatever she chose to do, he would support her.
Knock, Knock, Knock.
The door opened in front of Betty. Before the guy could say anything she said, "I thought about it a lot, and I think it would be best if we just stayed friends. I'm so sorry for everything I put you through. I enjoyed the time we spent together" With that said she turned and left. She knew that he would be hurt and she didn't want to see that, she would call him later to have a proper conversation. After another twenty minutes, Betty arrived at her destination.
Knock, Knock, Knock.
The man opened the door and she ran straight into his arms. "Daniel! I'm so sorry, I'm sorry for being so stubborn. For denying my feelings for you. For putting you through this all. I'm so sorry."
"Betty, shhh, its okay Betty. You haven't lost me okay? I'm still here, and I still want to be with you." Betty looked up into those beautiful eyes and she felt herself melt on the spot.
"Thank you, Daniel. I love you," she said with a bright smile despite the tears.
"I love you too, as a matter of fact," he said suddenly getting down on one knee, "will you marry me?"
"Oh no, don't get me wrong. I love you, but I've had enough of being engaged. I think we should take this nice and slow. Maybe someday we will get married."
"You're right. I'm sorry, I was just so excited that I wasn't thinking straight, but I know that I want to spend the rest of my life with you. If I have to wait then so be it, just as long as I get to be with."
"Honestly, when did you become so cheesy?" she said with a slight giggle.
"That hurts you know," he said in mock seriousness.
"Really well why don't I help you with that," with that Betty landed a huge kiss on his lips. They both knew that this was how it was supposed to be and they weren't going to mess this up.
The End. So what do you guys think. I may do an epilogue, but I'm not sure so don't get too excited.