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Authors note: This is the end. Thank you so much for reading this whole story. I hope it didn't disappoint. Look for my new story soon!
Darien breathed in deeply, focusing on the feeling of the air filling his lungs and stretching out his chest. He held it in for a couple of seconds, and then let the air slowly flow out of him. His muscles relaxed around him, sinking softly into the couch cushions. He smiled at the sounds of the city that drifted gently in through his open balcony. A few stray hairs tickled his eyes and he casually brushed them out of the way.
Darien felt Serena shift her weight and looked down at the girl sleep against him. She lay her head against his lower chest and her long thin form curled up tight against him.
He smiled at her. She looked so pure and calm when she slept. It was as if the world around her had never touched her and she was free and innocent.
Part of him wanted to wake her up. He wanted to see her blue eyes looking at him filled with love and passion. But he could wait. He could always wait for her.
He heard the key in the door and looked up as the door to his apartment opened and Nathan looked in.
"Where did you get a key?" Darien asked softly.
Nathan smiled at the sleeping Serena. "I copied yours."
"With my permission?" Darien asked.
"Of course," Nathan waved him off. "You were going through a rough time, you probably don't remember."
"Right," Darien said. He gently ran his hand through her silky hair. He could feel her warmth seep into his side and into his soul.
"Why is she sleeping?" He asked.
"She was tired," Darien said. "We had a late night last night."
Nathan just looked at him obviously. "Right, so anyways I was wondering if you two would want to go on a double date with Mina and I."
Darien looked at him curiously. "Okay, even if it was your idea and not hers, don't you usually double date when you're trying to get to know each other? I thought you guys were doing well."
"We are," Nathan said. "But Mina wants to go see this girly movie and I really didn't want to go. So I told her that I would go if you would go, and because I know you hate that stuff as much as I do I knew you'd be on my side."
"I want to see it," Serena said looking up at him.
Darien hadn't realized that she had woken up, but now she looked up at him with those clear pleading eyes. Darien smiled at her.
"Please Darien, can we go?"
"Oh great," Nathan rolled his eyes. "I can tell you're going to give in to her."
Darien ignored him. "Of course we can go," he kissed her softly.
"See, I told you," Nathan said standing up. "Can't you ever say no to her?"
"Why would I want to?"
"Well so much for being able to count on you. I'll just have to tell her that I won't go unless all the guys are willing to go."
"See you there," Serena said laughing.
Nathan just growled. "Your friends are completely taking over mine. Raye finally said yes to Justin and Lita has started seeing Ken. Soon Amy will be dating Zach and I'll have nobody on my side."
"Yeah, that would be cruel. Everyone being happy like that? How could they do that to you?" Darien said sarcastically.
"See ya," Nathan said walking out the door again.
"I want that key back," Darien called after him.
He looked back at Serena who had curled up next to him again. "So why are you so tired lately?" He asked.
She shrugged her shoulders and sighed happily against him. "You keep me up late."
"We could start earlier," Darien suggested.
Serena couldn't help but laugh. "You're such a guy."
"Well I hope so," he said stroking her hair again. He let it slide through his fingers. "So what are we going to do now?"
"Don't you have to go back to work today?" Serena asked.
"Tomorrow," Darien said. "Tomorrow is officially my first day back at work."
"Are you nervous?" Serena asked.
"No," he said honestly. "I'm excited. I'm ready to work again."
"Is there anything you're not ready for?"
"Yes!" He said loudly. "Please don't tell me there's something I need to be ready for."
Serena laughed. "No, there's nothing you need to be ready for."
"Thank god," Darien said putting a hand to his chest. "I thought you were trying to tell me something. We're not having kids for another couple of years."
"Oh really?" Serena said smiling. "You think we're having kids in a couple of years."
"Well yeah," Darien said leaning his head back. "First we'll get married, then we'll buy a house together and then we'll have kids."
"You've got it all planned," Serena said.
Darien nodded. He was going to say something else but the phone rang and he reached over to answer it.
"Darien, put Serena on the phone."
Darien held the phone out to Serena. "It's Raye."
"Raye?" Serena said into the phone. "What's going on?"
"Where the hell are you?" Raye yelled.
Serena looked at Darien amused. "You just called me at Darien's place."
"Well you're supposed to be here."
"Yes you are. Lita was seeing her father for the first time this morning."
"She said she didn't want us there."
"Well duh," Raye said and Serena knew she had rolled her eyes. "That's why we're meeting her at the arcade afterward. That way if she needs support she has it."
"Okay, I'll be there in a couple of minutes."
"This is a girl thing Serena, don't bring your boyfriend."
Raye hung up suddenly and Serena just shook her head.
"You have to go?" Darien asked.
"Will you come back tonight?"
"It depends on how Lita's feeling. If she needs me I have to be there for her."
"I'll come by in the morning for sure to see you off on your first day."
"I'll be fine," Darien said.
"I know you will, but that doesn't mean I'm not going to support you."
Darien kissed her then, deeply and passionately. He felt so lucky in this moment. To think that only a couple weeks ago he had almost not made it. Everything in his life was perfect. It was as if nothing could affect him that way again.
Serena smiled at him and stood up. She pulled on her shoes and got ready to leave.
"By the way," Serena said walking towards the door. "My parents come back into town next week and they're dying to meet you. I told them that you'd come over for dinner."
Darien felt his heart sink. Serena's father hated him.
Serena breezed out the door leaving Darien staring after her. All he could think about was the last time he had met her parents and her father had yelled at him for being to old for her. The man had been scary.
Darien picked up the phone.
"Nathan, please come back, I need your help."
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Sorry to my Sailor Moon fans, but my next fanfic is going to be a Vampire Knight one. If you haven't heard of that manga yet then you should look into it, it's amazing. For those of you that are fans, I hope you enjoy it! First chapter will be out soon!