Wow, so it's been forever again. I have a whole host of reasons i won't bore you with, but it feels brilliant to be getting back in fanfiction again properly. So it's the last chapter guys. I'm really sad. I've had so much fun with this fic, and i love it so very much. Thank you for all your fantastic reviews, i appreciate each and everyone of them, and you guys make this so worth doing. So for the last time on this one, i hope you enjoy. :)

And I'd give up forever to touch you
Cause I know that you feel me somehow
You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be
And I don't want to go home right now

Chapter 15

It was some ungodly hour when she drifted out of the bliss of sleep, and she found herself sprawled across him, their limbs entangled, her head resting on his chest, her hair splayed out. Just feeling the rise and fall of even breathing, his steady heartbeat comforting, if she lay still enough she could almost feel each individual beat.

It made her blush to even begin think about what they'd done last night.

But she knew one thing, it had been amazing, and a long time coming. And things were certainly going to change from now on.

She smiled slightly against his chest as her eyes moved over to the trail of clothes on her floor, the green dress she'd spent so long picking out left, discarded on the floor. Underwear was flung across the room, and she briefly wondered how her bra had ended up on the lampshade.

She looked at him again, so peaceful in sleep, and wondered whether to an extent this had been inevitable. The way he'd looked at her when she arrived last night, the way she'd looked at him. The music, the wine, the dancing. It was very cheesy when you looked at it like that. Again she smiled a little to herself, he couldn't have set it up any better if he'd tried. Trust him to pull off something like this, though she knew it wasn't entirely his fault, the thought made her smile.

Her eyes roamed over his face and body and she was happy to find that she had no urge or intention of running. Not like she usually did. There wasn't any real panic building up inside of her and she was surprised at herself. She was nervous, and not entirely sure she was ready for him to wake up – but she was comfortable. For some reason, they just fit. She couldn't really explain it, because it wasn't something she'd ever had before.

A loud ringing interrupted her musings and she cursed whoever it was on the other end of the line. She did not want him to wake up just yet. She scrambled – carefully, trying to extract herself from him in as discreet a manner as possible and cringed a little as she grabbed the phone and saw the caller ID. But she could hardly let it keep on ringing.

"Hi Alex," she whispered into the receiver, annoyingly sure of the fact that she'd work her out within about thirty seconds.

"Hi Ter, why are we whispering?" Apparently it hadn't even taken her that.

She rolled her eyes, "Because we are," she whispered, trying to move and realising that though she may have been able to grab her phone, there was no way she could fully get out of the bed without disturbing him.

She could practically hear the clogs whirring in her brain on the other end. She could hear her breathing on the other end and could feel her excitement building. "Oh my god!" she squealed down the phone, just slightly over excited.

"Lex, shut up!" she hissed down the phone, but groaned. It was too late, he'd began to stir. She held her breath and her heart was beating fast as she waited to see if anything would come of it.

"Are you still there?" She whispered about ten seconds later.

"I'm going to kill you," Lisbon hissed down the phone, as Jane, who was slowly waking, opened his eyes.

"What, from another continent?" she laughed, pleased that she'd guessed correctly.

"Shush!" Lisbon hushed her, "And I have my ways," she whispered.

"Oh I'm sure you do," Jane said from underneath her, and she could have killed Alex as she saw the smug smile painted on his face. "This is fun," he said, in an annoyingly cute sleepily amused kind of way.

"This is not fun," she groaned.

"Oh he's awake is he?" Alex asked, "I told you liked him Ter! You should listen to me more often. So, how good was the sex?"

"Alexandra Charlotte-"

"Don't you Alexandra Charlotte Feldman me! Oh I see, well let's do this. Yes and no answers okay?"

"Fine," Lisbon said.

"You're supposed to say yes," Alex told her.

"Who's on the phone?" Jane asked, that annoying smile still painted on his face.

"A friend," she heard Alex make an indignant noise down the other end of the phone, "A best friend," she corrected with rolled eyes.

"Don't you roll your eyes at me," she said, resulting in an exasperated sigh from Lisbon, she knew her ridiculously well.

Jane watched her with amusement, it was interesting, seeing this completely different side of her all in one go. He loved it just as much as work her, quite possibly more.

"Okay," Alex began, "So yes or no answers – I know I'm right, but I'll start with the obvious. Did you have sex with your annoying consultant you're blatantly in love with? And before you start going off on one, just answer the damn question."

"Yes," Lisbon replied grumpily.

She ignored the squealing down the other end of the phone, "Was it good?"

"Yes," she blushed a little and the way Jane was looking at her didn't help.

"Top ten?"

"Yes," she said, loving how they knew this about each other.

"I'm impressed. Top five?"

Lisbon pretended to consider it and looked at Jane, who gave her a what? Kind of expression. "Yes."

"You've done well," Alex teased. "Good time last night then?"


"Do you have wake up and run Teresa Lisbon syndrome?"

"No," she whispered down the phone.

"Wow Ter," Alex said.

"I know," she said, to Jane's confusion.

"Don't screw this up," she told her, "Put him on."

"What?" she exclaimed, "No way," she laughed.

"Put him on!" Alex said loudly.

"She wants to talk to me?" Jane asked, grinning at Lisbon's discomfort at the situation.

"Come on! I don't want the first time I talk to him being your wedding, put him on the line!"

"Shut up Alex," she whined. Before she knew what was happening the phone was out of her hand and Jane had snatched it away.

"Hi Alex," he said.

"I like you," she smiled, she could hear her friend trying to get the phone back on the other end of the line. "Now, I'll let you get back to your... ahem, fun in a minute. I'm sure I'll see you at some point, but I live in England so it probably won't be all that soon. I just wanted to say, she likes you, she really likes you. I can tell. Don't let her shut you out." She told him, her tone quite serious. "You're good for her and you're there, when I can't be. So don't let her shut you out, and don't do anything stupid."

He smiled a little, a little touched to hear such a good friend of hers tell him this. "I won't," he said, "Don't you worry."

"Yeah, well from what I've heard you actually won't," the girl on the other end told him. "Oh and another thing, don't hurt her. Because if you do, it won't be pretty. And I'm not kidding when I say that."

"I believe you," he said, and as he looked over at disgruntled Lisbon with messy hair and smudged eye makeup, his heart melted a little and he knew he could never intentionally cause her pain. "And I'll try my hardest," he told Alex.

"And I believe you too," she told him, a smile forming on her face. "Make her happy, Patrick."

"I intend to," he said, his eyes still fixed on the beautiful woman sat on the bed across from him.

"Excellent," Alex said, "Well, tell Ter I say bye, I'll leave you guys to it," she said suggestively, "Tell her I'll call soon, and that I expect details."

He laughed, "It was nice talking to you,"

"You too," she said grinning, "Now go on, go make her happy," she said, and she put the phone down.

"That was, interesting," he said as he hung up.

"She hung up? What did she say?"

"She said bye and that she'll call you soon – oh and that she expects details." His eyes were sparkling, he was clearly enjoying this.

She looked at him, he obviously found it very amusing that this was what they'd woken up to.

"She's one of a kind," she explained, smiling at the thought of Alex.

"So are you," he replied immediately, and she caught his eye, still smiling.

"Are we going to talk about this?" she asked, as though she were slightly afraid of the answer.

"Yes," he assured her, "But, right now, I have a better idea." She leaned forward and kissed her softly, his hand slipping round her neck, and she moaned her approval.

"That, is an excellent idea," she told him, running her hand up his chest and up round into his hair as she kissed him back.

"I have my orders to make you happy," he whispered between kisses.

She smiled and looked at him, "I think I can live with that," she whispered back.

And all I can taste is this moment
And all I can breathe is your life
Cause sooner or later it's over
I just don't want to miss you tonight.

*cries* I'm really going to miss this one! I'm very emotional right now! I hope you guys liked it, and even if you haven't reviewed this for the whole time, if you're still reading and still like it, i'd really appreciate it if you told me. So please review, it means a great deal to me.

Hope you've enjoyed this, and congrats if you're still here, i'm not the best for UDs. But if you have stuck with me from the beginning, thank you, and thanks to anyone who's picked it up since. I hope i did the end justice.

Bye for now!

Emily xxxx