Author Note: None.

Disclaimer: Slight spoilers for Dead Wrong.

Sough

I only have one thing to ask you, Karolina says, head bowed. Tears obscure her vision, and her chest hurts will the possibility of no. Xavin's hand is warm on her jaw, her touch comforting.

Anything.

It's selfish.

Love, go ahead. Ask of me anything, and I will say yes.

And she does, because she doesn't know how she can survive if she doesn't. Karolina looks up into Xavin's eyes, searching.

Come with me.

Searching, and seeing no change, no waver.

Xavin kisses her, and Karolina folds into her arms, safe and sobbing.

Didn't you know I was planning to all along?