Sorry for not updating in SO LONG! I mean, jeez, since... September! But I've been mucho busy... I'll try to keep up. Anyways, let's continue:

Zoe's POV

"Simon... Simon... Simon..." The name rolled off my tongue. Holding him tight, I couldn't- wouldn't- dare let him go again.

"I don't want to know what you did to do this." He said after a moment.

"Yeah, you do. I can hear it in your voice." I sighed.

"You're right. What'd you do."

And I told him everything. The creepy lady who I thought cheated me out of my money, the vial, and I skipped over certain parts.

"So... you brang me to life?" He asked, giving me a uncertain look.


We clang onto each other, and I had a feeling it was going on Midnight.

"I love you. But... I've nowhere to stay. And I refuse to screw up your life Zoe, just because of me." He grumbled. I growled and restrained from slapping him.

"Don't you get it? You ARE my life. Everyday without you... it's painful." I said, pathetically. With my mom gone, I was alone. But now Simon was back... the wound healed, but I was scared.

He sighed sadly, sat on the cold park bench, and sat me on his lap. I clung around his neck.

"You crazy bat." He said after a moment.

"I know." I replied, trying not to cry. "Didn't you miss me at all?" I asked, my voice breaking.

"Of course! Don't talk crazy Zoe. But I can't help but wonder the consequences..." he trailed off.

"I already paid the consequences! I lost 20 bucks." I muttered. "For a good cause." I added.

"Crazy bat." He said again, chuckling.

"I love you."

"I know, same here." He kissed me again, and I lost my train of thought.

Glad he was here, but worried... would he try to die again?

"Well, you can stay at my house." I said, cuddling against him.

"Are you sure?" He asked. I gave him a "Are -YOU -sure" look and touched his soft white hair.

I went home tonight, ready to face the world. And since Dad didn't come home, I fell asleep without crying. Life? I guess I can take it now.

SHORT CHAPPIE, but it's supposed to snow where I am, so I'll definitely update sometime this weekend. Reviews make me want to right faster though... just sayin'.