Author Notes: All right everyone this is it the last chapter I do hope I didn't disappoint and sorry for the delay work and real life can be a pain in the ass lol. A big thank you to everyone who reviewed, story alerted or added me as a author watch thank you so much. Cookies and chocolate for everyone.

Disclaimer: As always I own nothing CBS does *pouts* I just love to love with them and put them together right lol. Also the song I use is from Lonestar I'm just using the chorus. Now on with the show.

Penelope just stood there unsure if she heard right and to afraid to move fearing that it would all just evaporate and she'd be alone again. The rain soaked their clothing, making the fabric stick to them both as they just stared at one another both hesitant.

Swallowing the lump in her throat Penelope tried to speak, "I know you love me Derek, but it's not enough, it's not the way I think it should be. Just," she paused trying to come up with something to say.

In that minute of her uncertainty, Derek moved forward one hand cupping the back of her neck while the other pulled her hips in close to his body. He stared into her dark eyes noticing the apprehension warring with the love he suspected she felt for him. Slowly he traced her bottom lip with his thumb, then a long her jaw line, before losing his hand into the tangled mess that her hair was in.

Slowly he brought her face closer and when they were just a few inches apart he whispered, "That's where you're wrong Penelope, I love you not as a friend or a sister, but as a man loves a woman."

Before she could respond Derek closed the gap between them, capturing her lips in a slow passionate kiss. At first Penelope just stood there unsure if what was happening was real, and then she felt him trace her bottom lip with his tongue demanding entrance into the warm cavern of her mouth. On a moan she parted her lips so he could deepen the kiss pulling her body flush against his as she wrapped her arms tightly around his neck holding on for dear life.

Tell her that you love her
Tell her that you need her
Tell her that you want her to stay
Reassure her with a kiss
She may never know unless you
Show her what your feeling
Tell her you´re believing
Even though it´s hard to say
´Cause she needs to know you´re thinking of her
So open up and tell her that you love her

They stood there lost in their own little world forgetting everything else, until a loud clap of thunder raced across the sky. Pulling back slightly Derek looked into Penelope's eyes; a slight chuckle escaped him as he saw that her glasses were fogged up and rain splattered.

"Do you find something amusing Agent Morgan?" Penelope asked glancing up at him.

She still didn't quite believe that Derek Morgan could love her, that he would find her attractive. She wasn't sure if she should give in to the little fantasy or not. To let him just sweep her off her feet, but another more stubborn part of her said no to back away he could and most likely would hurt her in the long run.

His deep voice broke into her thoughts, "No not amusing Baby girl, just beautiful."

He could see the apprehension in her eyes, the indecision that warred with the love. He knew she didn't fully believe him, not yet anyway. He was going to make sure that she understood everything before the night was over, but first they had to get somewhere drier. Without another word Derek took her hand in his and tugged her along behind him. Penelope wanted to protest, she wasn't sure where this was leading and a part of her really didn't want to know.

They came to a stop beside Esther, Penelope's butter yellow convertible, the rain poured down over them. He turned to look at her, her hair plastered to her forehead, her clothes slick from the rain, yet to him she never looked better.

Penelope pulled her keys out, turned away from Derek trying to get her heart back under control it did no good to live in a fantasy. But she still could feel his lips on hers; his taste still lingered on her lips and the feel of his body pressed close still sent shivers down her spine.

She turned back to him, "I'll be fine Derek you can head home now."

He just shook his head, took her keys, and unlocked the passenger side down motioning for her to get in, before running to the other side and getting in. Penelope watched the dreary scenery pass by the car window her mind still trying to wrap it's self around what Derek had said. She was so engrossed in her thoughts that when he took her hand she jumped, startled by the unexpected, yet tender gesture.

"It's just me baby girl I don't bite," Derek said trying to lighten the mood.

She turned to look at him trying to figure out what to say. However, this time she let her heart lead the way, "Why?"

Tell her that you love her
Tell her that you need her
Tell her that you want her to stay
Reassure her with a kiss
She may never know unless you
Show her what your feeling
Tell her you're believing
Even though it´s hard to say
´Cause she needs to know you´re thinking of her
So open up and tell her that you love her

"Why what Penelope?" Derek answered though he already knew what the answered would be.

Taking a deep breath Penelope asked the one question she wasn't sure of, "Why do you love me?"

"Because…"

Penelope cut him off her fears getting the better of her, "I mean there really isn't much to love. I'm not your type for starters, why would you even consider loving someone like me. I mean Kevin choose a job over me, why would you want to be with me?"

Derek pulled up in front of his apartment, stopped the car and turned to face Penelope seeing the worry, pain and even the rejection clouding her eyes. He takes both of her hands in his running his thumbs over the knuckles searching for the right answer. That's when he heard the last of the chorus playing softly on the radio.

Tell her that you love her
Tell her that you need her
Tell her that you want her to stay
Reassure her with a kiss
She may never know unless you
Show her what your feeling
Tell her you're believing
Even though it´s hard to say
´Cause she needs to know you´re thinking of her
So open up and tell her that you love her

Written by: Wiseman, Craig, Kwesi

Album: Lonely Grill

Artist: Lonestar

Taking a deep breath Derek looked up into her warm brown eyes, "You have to understand something Penelope, I've never been good at this kind of thing. I've never had a relationship last more then a few weeks at most that you know and that's something I've wanted to change for a while now I was just too scared too admit what I felt. And the only woman I could see myself with, was with someone else."

"Derek," Penelope began but he covered her lips with his fingers stopping any farther words.

"Let me say this while I still have the balls to say it," Penelope nodded, "I didn't want to rune your relationship with Kevin that's why I stepped back to let you have your happiness. But I see now that it was wrong I just needed to be told that by a certain someone. And as for why I love you, all I can say is that I need you. I couldn't see my life without you. Ever since we met I felt this connection something stronger than I've ever felt in my whole life. You fill the empty spots in my heart as cliché as it sounds, but it's the truth."

Penelope just sat there too stunned to say anything. She had the urge to pinch herself to make sure it was real that she really was sitting here hearing the words she'd longed for come from him.

Apprehension filled him, he wasn't sure if he'd said to much or not enough. All he did know was that she just sat there looking at him with a half smile on her face and tears filling her eyes.

"Pen, baby girl, say something," he said cupping the left side of her face, wiping the tears away.

"We," she paused a minute to clear her voice, "we should get inside before the rain start's again."

Derek just nodded unsure of what was happening. Silently they made their way up to his apartment only the thunder broke the tense silence. After ushering Penelope in Derek closed the door and stayed facing the hard wood trying to gather his thoughts.

Penelope watched him closely she knew her silence was slowly driving him crazy, but she didn't know what to say to him. She had waited so long to hear him say those few simple words that now she was speechless and at a loss.

His emotions under control, Derek turned to face her noticing that she was shivering as the cool air conditioned air hit her wet body. This spurred him into action running off to grab towels and something for her to change into. When he came back she stood in the same place arms wrapped around herself, trying to ward off the cold.

He approached slowly and wrapped the bath towel around her from behind, but before he could move Penelope took a hold of his hands and brought them around her body and leaning back into his warmth.

Softly she began to speak, "I never thought you'd ever feel that why about me. I mean we were, are friends, but I always assumed that, that was as far as it went. When you started to pull away I was heart broken, so I threw myself into the relationship with Kevin trying to make something out of it. Knowing that it would never be, my heart all ready belonged to someone, to you."

Derek turned her around to face him, gone were the tears, in there place a joy and happiness and was mirrored in his own eyes. "What a pair we make."

"Is that a good thing?" Penelope asked looking up at him through her eye lashes giving him an innocent look.

He didn't give her an answer in words. Instead he captured her lips in a heated kiss, his hands roaming her back pulling her closer trying to meld the two of them together. Penelope's arms snaked there way around his neck holding on and giving in to the passion that over flowed. Neither was aware of the towel falling to the floor or that it had stopped raining. They wouldn't have cared, for finally they were getting what they wanted to be together.

As Derek walked her back towards his bedroom, he kept whispering his love for her, that he needed her, and couldn't live without her and she returned every word. Amazing what a little rain could do and just the right push to turn sorrow into joy, and pain into love. A lastly love for all time.

The End