"Horatio?" Calleigh wondered from her safe spot into the young man's chest. His arms were wrapped closely around her nude frame, protectively. His warm male breath tickled her face.

"Sweetheart?"

"I don't ever want to lose you," she whispered, lifting her messy blond head and smiling before touching lips with Horatio.

"You won't," he promised. "You won't. We already occurred so much resistance, and yet we are still together. I'm sure we could manage just fine with everything else that life has to offer."

"You think?"

"I'm sure." A little smile adorned Calleigh's lips as she fell asleep on him.