1.27.2008

Summary: Then it finally hit me. He needed me, just as much as I needed him.

AN: This takes place during the first part of the epilogue. I wasn't thoroughly satisfied with the way it went, so here's my version haha

I was flying towards the North Carolina coastline with Nudge, Total, and Angel when I saw them,

I swear, it was like my throat had tightened to the point where I couldn't even breathe anymore.

We landed on the shore with a soft 'squish'.

"Your Late."

Fang inquired, stepping out of the shadows. He was eating an apple.

An apple for God's sake! He looked the same as he always had with his dark clothes and from what I could tell, not too badly beaten up. But something was different; his eyes were bright and shining as he walked towards me. Well, it was more like a really fast walk. Then, before I knew what hell I was doing I started sprinting towards him, not even bothering to tuck my wings in.

We smashed together rather awkwardly, with Fang just standing there stiffly for a fraction of a second. Then his arms slowly rapped themselves around my waist, so tight I thought I wouldn't be able to breathe. I managed somehow. I held him tight, as he buried his head in my hair, inhaling deeply, My head was on his shoulder, as I tried to swallow the tight knot that had formed in my throat.

The moments passed like seconds, and I wished that time could just freeze us right here forever.

"Don't ever leave me again," I managed feebly after a few more moments.

"I won't." He promised me into my hair, sounding incredibly un-Fang like. " I won't. Not ever." he said somehow holding onto me tighter, if the was possible. If he kept this up, I would probably suffocate. Not that I cared at this particular moment,

of course.

He buried himself deeper into my hair, and kissed my neck. I could feel something right below the spot where his lips had been, and felt something warm... and wet.

Fang was crying. Mr. I-have-no-emotions was crying. Now that I had realized that I felt both of us shaking, and realized that I was crying too. I felt myself relax for the first time since... I don't know when. Ever since the flock had split up. I had never felt better than now. The flock was together, everyone was safe for the moment, and Fang and I were finally together again.

And then just like the that it hit me, he missed me just as much as I had missed him. I heard the sound of footsteps behind me

fading, something about going down to the beach front with the Iggy. I could barley hear them through the pounding in my chest.

Suddenly, I pulled away from Fang and he reluctantly let go. I let down at the ground, and on a sudden urge grabbed his hand. he gently entwined them together.

"I missed you," He said gently after a moment, staring into the ground. I looked up at him, then I just started moving closer.

He lowered his head a little and I gently placed my lips on his. He rapped his arms around me, and I slung mine around his neck as he deepened the kiss. I felt my hands pull on his hair, trying to bring me closer to him. After a few more seconds, we both pulled away due to the lack of oxygen. We were both breathing raggedly and he pulled me into his chest and I just laid my head there. He bent his head down and nuzzled my neck.

"I love you..." He proclaimed softly, but I could hear his voice shaking. I pulled away and gently grabbed his chin to angle his face towards me. I stared into his eyes in awe for the longest moment.

"I love you too." I managed to choke out. He looked at me in complete shock, then broke out in lopsided grin. One of those really rare Fang moments. He bent down and kissed me again, but broke away when we heard a few 'about times', and of course the infamous 'whoos!'

We entwined our hands together and walked on the beach towards the others.

AN: kinda sappy, I know. But hey, it's been on my mind forever! Now review, and I'll give you a cyber cookie. Yummm.