Lara awoke as the sunlight streamed across her face into her bedroom, her eyes slowly opening. She looked around slowly and then looked down, and smiled. Intertwined around her naked body was the beautiful, naked body of her new lover, Doppelganger.

Lara smiled again as she recalled the events of last night. After what happened in the pool, they decided to take their lovemaking up to Lara's bedroom. It had been wild, uninhibited, and intensely passionate, lasting for hours before they had fallen asleep exhausted. It had been, unquestionably, the most sexually rewarding and satisfying time she could have ever hoped to have.

Lara shifted gently, but Doppelganger's highly attuned senses felt her stir anyways and her eyes snapped open to look up at Lara.

Lara smiled down at her as she sat up on the bed and kissed Doppelganger on the forehead. "Good morning, my love," she whispered.

Doppelganger smiled back and snuggled up closer to Lara, wrapping her arms around Lara again. She lay her head on Lara's chest and gently kissed her breast. "Good morning, lover."

Lara cupped Doppelganger's chin and brought her head up for a real good morning kiss that lasted several minutes before Doppelganger broke it.

"So, what shall we do today?" Doppelganger asked.

"Well, Zip, Winston, and Amanda still have two more days off."

Doppelganger grinned. "We'll just have to make the most of it then, won't we?"

Lara smiled back. "Yes, we will."

Doppelganger sighed contentedly and closed her eyes as she cuddled up closer to her lover, savoring the warmth and comfort of Lara's body. She smiled as she listened to the beat of Lara's heart, knowing it was slightly accelerated because of her. She now knew what joy and pure bliss were. This was the happiest she had ever been in her entire life.

She had truly found her place in this world; it was to be by Lara's side forever.

Lara smiled as she looked down at the woman she loved, gently stroking Doppelganger's blood-red hair. Despite how much Doppelganger's presence excited her, she was content just to lie here with her new-found love. Lara remembered a quote by the novelist Sir Hugh Walpole that she had read when she was a teenager. It went something like this:

"The most wonderful of all things in life is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a growing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is the most marvelous thing; it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of divine accident, and the most wonderful of all things in life."

Lara smiled happily. She'd had her divine accident, and it was the most wonderful thing ever to happen to her.

FIN

AC and Afterword: Well, there you have it! I hope you enjoyed. So please, write a review so I know this story didn't suck too badly. NO FLAMES PLEASE! (not yet anyways)