You can partly blame haveunottthought for this. I was listening to a song yesterday and it made me picture that scene where she sends them to the police ball. The idea about New York was also from her so thanks; I owe you on this one!

So the song's a good 30 years out of time but it's still great and the plunny wouldn't let go. The song is Tonight by Westlife (yup, I know. Embarrassing). You should listen to it as you read =) I'm soooo addicted to the song.

At the beginning of this, they've been together a while but haven't -ahem- been physically intimate.

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It had been their worst argument ever.

He'd been called back to New York as a witness with a week's notice. The night before he left he'd announced that he was going away for a fortnight. She'd been furious that both he and Spikings had known for a week and not told her. She thought it was because he didn't see her as important enough to think about, and her insecurity came out as anger. He couldn't find the words to tell her that he'd been trying not to think about the prospect of two weeks without her.

He didn't know how he'd cope.

Lately I'm so tired,
If I took it all out on you
I never meant to.
If I left you outside,
If you ever felt I ignored you,
No: my life is all you.

She hadn't been able to face ringing him and he hadn't called her once in the two weeks. He'd picked up the phone countless times; he'd tried so many times to tell her how sorry he was, how much he missed her. None of the words came out.

On his first day back he'd turned up on her doorstep with flowers and a sheepish smile.

It was some minutes before they stopped kissing long enough to say hello.

So put your best dress on
And wrap yourself in the arms of someone
Who wants to give you all the love you want.

They'd sat together on her sofa and he'd mentioned a birthday party a drinking buddy was throwing and before they knew it they'd decided to go.

"Wear something that makes you look gorgeous," he'd instructed as he held her tightly. "Like nothing."

He'd driven home to get ready himself, feeling a hundred times lighter and completely unable to keep the smile from his face. He'd sang loudly along to the radio all the way.

Tonight,
Gonna make it up to you tonight,
Gonna make love to you tonight,
You're gonna know how much I missed you.
Baby, tonight, I'll dedicate my heart to you tonight,
I'm gonna be a part of you tonight,
You're gonna know how much I missed you,
And I missed you so.

She'd run upstairs giggling like a giddy schoolgirl and found her favourite baby-blue dress which hugged her curves, swayed at the bottom and made her feel like a million dollars.

She'd smiled at herself in the mirror as the word 'dollar' made her think of him. She'd pulled on a long coat as the doorbell rang, hiding her dress and her body. The way he'd stared at her made her think that he was hoping to suddenly develop x-ray vision.

I don't wanna act like
I know that you'll be mine, forever,
Though I hope it's forever.
Don't want you to feel like
I take you for granted, whenever
We are together.

When they arrived at the party in a large hall she removed her coat and he gazed at her so lovingly and with such admiration that she blushed.

So put your best dress on
And wrap yourself in the arms of someone
Who wants to give you all the love you want.

They walked onto the dance floor hand-in-hand but suddenly this meagre contact wasn't enough and they held each other tightly, swaying with the music. Overhead lights stroked the crowd through the darkness.

Tonight,
Gonna make it up to you tonight,
Gonna make love to you tonight,
You're gonna know how much I missed you.
Baby, tonight, I'll dedicate my heart to you tonight,
I'm gonna be a part of you tonight,
You're gonna know how much I missed you,
And I missed you so,
Oh yeah.

All through the first song he whispered into her ear how sorry he was, and told her how lost he was without her, and explained his reasons for not telling her.

"I love you, Harry," he murmured.

She glowed as she responded.

So put your best dress on,
And wrap yourself in my arms,
In my love.

"Let's have all the men singing the chorus!" he DJ called, and James gazed into Harry's eyes as he sang to her, the voices of the other men mingling together. Her heart swelled as she listened to him.

Tonight,
Gonna make it up to you tonight,
Gonna make love to you tonight,
You're gonna know how much I missed you.
Baby, tonight, I'll dedicate my heart to you tonight,
I'm gonna be a part of you tonight,
You're gonna know how much I missed you.

Harry knew what was going to happen that night, because however close she got to him wasn't enough, however tightly they clung to each other wasn't enough. She wanted him.

Baby, tonight,
Gonna make it up to you tonight,
Gonna make love to you tonight,
You're gonna know how much I missed you.
Baby, tonight, I'll dedicate my heart to you tonight,
I'm gonna be a part of you tonight,
You're gonna know how much I missed you,
And I missed you so.