Sealed With A Kiss

The Race Against Time

A/N: Sorry this one took so long. I've had it written up on my computer for a while now but I keep forgetting to post it. I hope you all enjoy. Thank you to all of my readers and reviewers.

"Speed," Trixie whispered. It had been several hours since they had returned to the city. Spritle and Chim-Chim were asleep. Calcia was well on her way home with her father's body

Now that they were alone, Trixie could feel the whole wait of everything that the two of them had gone through over the past few days. She had thought that Speed was dead. When she had finally seen him standing there with the police, she hadn't been able to let it sink in. There had been too much to do. Now that they were finally alone, face to face, the only word she could seem to speak was his name.

"Speed," she whispered again, wrapping her arms around him tight and burying her face in his shoulder. She breathed in his familiar scent "Oh, Speed," she began to cry tears of relief.

"It's alright, Trixie," he soothed, returning the embrace and rubbing her back comfortingly "I'm alright."

Trixie continued to cry "I was so sure that you were…" she couldn't bring herself to say the word. Another sob wracked her body "I'm so glad that you're alive," she managed to whisper.

Speed thought back upon the last few days. The fear that had gripped him when he had been forced to retrieve the statue of Isis to save Trixie's life. He had prayed more in that stretch of time than he had in his whole life. He'd nearly broken down into tears before he'd had the idea to send the homing robot. And when he and the Mach 5 had finally returned, he had thought he was too late. He began to cry as well. He was glad that Trixie was still alive and with him.

When Femur had sent him into the Nile in the Mach 5, he had wondered what would become of her if he wasn't there. Spritle would look after her to the best of his ability of course but Spritle was just a boy. So many things could have happened in the time it took him to get back to her. Femur could have changed his mind about letting her live or he could have thought up an even more devilish punishment for her. He was so glad when he saw her again.

Trixie was still crying and clutching Speed with everything she had "When the Mach 5 went into the water," she whispered "I felt like a part of me was gone with it."

Speed lifted her off the ground and carried her to a nearby armchair. He sat down, settling her in his lap "I felt like I was leaving a part of me behind when I went to go get the police to help me," he admitted, stroking her hair "I didn't want to think about what could happen to you before I could get back," he said, tears still trickling down his cheeks as he held her.

All Trixie could do was nod as the tears kept falling. She finally managed to whisper something so quiet that Speed almost didn't catch it "I love you Speed."

He didn't miss a beat, didn't even pull away to look at her. He was not surprised at all by the admition. It had been coming for a long time. One of them was bound to say it first eventually. That person just happened to be Trixie "I love you too, Trixie," he murmured.

He did pull away then and looked at her with watery eyes full of love "I don't want to be that far apart from you ever again," with that he leaned in and pressed his lips to hers. They were both still crying, both still reeling from the overwhelming emotions caused by nearly losing one another but somehow, in that moment, things didn't seem so scary.