It's been a while since I did a Ben 10 fic. I thought of this a long time ago and finally decided to type it up. Here's Beautiful Monster.

Disclaimer: I do not own Ben 10: Alien Force.

Gwen P. O. V.

I knew he would be in his garage. That's where he always went when he was upset. He would work on the car, which needed a lot of work after that Highbreed battle. It turned out that the car hasn't as damaged as Kevin had feared and he had been working on it.

I was right. When I reached the familiar garage, I saw his wooden legs peeking out from under the car.

"Kevin?" I asked. He slipped out from under the car.

"How'd you know it was me?" he asked. I pointed down at his legs.

"Wooden legs," I said with a small smile, trying to lighten the mood. Kevin just sighed heavily and sat up.

"What do you want?" he asked grumpily. He sounded like that a lot these days, since the accident. Kevin looked the same, except that now, he was made of wood, metal, rock and Diamondhead. He'd been like that ever since that explosion when we he tried to fix the Omnitrix. And he couldn't get rid of it. It wasn't like the other times when he absorbed stuff, it was as if this was permanently attached to his skin. I'd been searching for spells to get it off, but had nothing yet.

"I just wanted to see how you were doing," I said nervously, shuffling my feet on the floor.

"How do you think?" he snapped. I frowned. His mood had been so sour lately, it got old really quick.

"I was just asking," I said stubbornly, "I didn't do this to you."

"Oh, so now it's small fault!" he shouted, "That's right, blame it on the monster!" Kevin threw the tool he had been using on the floor and looked away from me. I sighed and walked over to him, kneeling down in front of him and taking his cool, metal hand in mine.

"You're not a monster," I said. I used my other hand to cup his cheek and turn his eyes toward me.

"How can you look at me and say that?" he asked, waving a hand at his body.

"Kevin, it's not how you look that makes someone a monster, it's what they do," I said, "And you've proved time and time again that you are not a monster. I love you just the way you are, human skin, metal, rock, wood or even Diamondhead." Kevin's eyes widened.

"You…love me?" he asked, raising an eyebrow. I blushed, realizing what I had just said. I swallowed hard, my heart beating hard against my ribs. Why don't I think before I speak?

"Well," I said, starting to pull my hand away from his. But Kevin's hand tightened around mine, making it impossible to pull away, what was he doing?

His other hand came up to cup my cheek. My hands were trembling now from anticipation. Kevin leaned forward, his lips so close to mine that, when he said the next three words, his lips brushed against mine.

"I love you," he said, before capturing my lips with his. It was odd at first, kissing his lips that were coated with rock. But our lips easily molded and moved together and soon I was lost in the blissful feeling of the kiss.

When air became a necessity, we parted, but just enough so that our lisp still touched. Both of us sat there, breathless.

"I love you," I murmured. Kevin chuckled.

"And no Highbreed to ruin the moment," he said with a grin. It had been so long since I saw him smile, it was nice. I giggled, and then kissed him again. It didn't matter what Kevin was made of on the outside. It was what was inside that counted. And, even though he didn't seem to see it, Kevin was pretty hot since he walked around shirtless most of the time these days. Even with his recent deformities, I still found him beautiful.

I loved Kevin, inside and out.

There's Beautiful Monster! I hope you liked it! Please Review!