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69. "Can we forget about the things I said when I was drunk? I didn't mean to call you that. I can't remember what was said or what you threw at me."

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Tess went to answer the door and her breath hitched when she saw what was standing on their – her, she reminded herself, he didn't live here anymore – doorstep.

"What do you want, Shane?" she demanded with her hands crossed over her chest and a bitter sneer painted onto her so-pink lips.

"You, Tess. I want you, me. Us. I want my old life back," Shane sighed. "I don't know what happened… I barely remember it all, it just blurs at the edges. All I know for sure is that I miss you like crazy, Tess. There's no one I'd rather grow old and die with."

"Then why didn't you have that epiphany before you decided to pick a fight with me?" she asked calmly, stepping out onto the porch without her shoes and closing the door. "Because you acted pretty stupidly on that night."

"I don't even remember what we said to each other. I was so totally wasted. I know we yelled, and I said some pretty hurtful things and you threw stuff at me. But can't we just forget that part?"

"Think harder. Don't you remember?" she asked harshly, all hints of calmness washed from her voice. "You sounded pretty sure of it when you called me a malicious, controlling bitch."

"Oh," he replied softly. "I guess I meant that part. You are a malicious, control-obsessed bitch with a background more troubled than mine. But, you're my malicious controlling bitch. And if you weren't then you wouldn't be the Tess Tyler I fell in love with and married right out of college."

"Why do you do that?" she screeched with a huff.

"I'm sorry."

"Damn right. Because when you say stupid stuff like that I wonder what the hell I saw in you in the first place," she started. "But I figure it must have been something totally awesome, because I've stuck with you all these years." Then she kissed him, and just like that everything was right again.

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~VintageConspiracy