Warning: Useless fluffiness ahead! But it was oh so fun to write. :D I hope you guys like this one, I spent a long time trying to get it to sound prettier than what I normally do. Don't forget to R&R!! Its what keeps me going ;D

Disclaimer: too bored to come up with a witty disclaimer. So lets be clear. I don't own Tithe, Ironside, Valiant, or any of the characters. Kay?


Roiben glanced up through the bare branches of the skeletal tree to scowl at the dark sky. Stuffing his hands in his pockets, he watched Kaye spin in little circles, arms outstretched and head tilted up to receive the pouring rain. He shook his head, wondering if her strange personality would ever cease to amaze him.

Kaye continued her little dance until she fell on her back into the wet grass. Roiben chuckled and shook his head again, walking over to look down on Kaye.

"Are you quite finished?" he asked when her giggles subsided.

"Hmm…" she replied, tilting her head and mirroring his smile. "Not quite." She pulled herself up and wrapped her arms around his neck , gently pressing her lips to his. He returned the kiss for a moment before pulling away. He wrapped one arm around her waist, and ran his free hand through her soaked blonde hair. "If you would like to slow down a moment," he whispered in her ear, "There is something I would like to give you."

She pulled back to look at him. "Like a present?" she questioned.

"I suppose you could say that," he replied with a chuckle. Disentangling one of his arms, he reached into his coat pocket and pulled out a chain, holding it up for her to see.

She gasped. The necklace consisted of a simple, yet extremely fine silver chain strung with a small silver heart, which had miniscule words engraved into it.

"To Kaye," she whispered as she read. "I promise you my heart-"

"Forever and always," he joined in. "With love, Roiben."

Kaye didn't speak, didn't move. She merely stared at the necklace with her mouth hanging slightly open. "Do you like it?" Roiben asked after a moment, beginning to feel worried. "You don't need to take it if you don't want to…"

Kaye interrupted him by flinging her arms around his neck. "Oh, Roiben, of course I love it! How could I not?" she exclaimed, hugging him even closer.

"Good," he whispered, before pulling her mouth back to his. And this time, he had no immediate intentions of pulling away.