Chapter 2: Getting to 'Know' You
Disney owns Kim Possible and all related characters. Any original characters seen here are figments of my imagination.
For those that read this story when it was first published, this chapter is not an addition to the story, it is the second half of the story. I had a feeling that a long one-shot could be a little overwhelming to the reader, so I broke it up into two chapters, hoping that it would be easier to read. **Also, see the author's note at the end for a small addition :-) **
"Shego?" The interloper said with surprise in her voice. The green-hued woman was the last person she expected to see.
"Rachael." Shego said with no emotion. She was cool as steel on the outside, but on the inside she was full of emotion.
"You know this woman?" Cadence asked her girlfriend.
"Yeah, Shego and I go way back. Don't we?" Rachael said with a smirk.
"Unfortunately." Shego said with venom in her voice.
"Now, now; is that anyway to talk about your best friend?" Rachael asked with mock hurt.
"You stopped being my friend the day I walked into my house and caught you with another girl!"
"You're still upset about that? Come on, we were young, she was hot and she hit on me, you would have done the same thing."
"No, I'm not still upset about it." Shego lied. "But now that it's been brought up, I wouldn't have done the same thing. You were my best friend, my girlfriend, and I cared for you, but that's the past now and I've moved on to better things."
"You've moved on…Really? Ok, where's your girlfriend?" Rachael asked smugly, looking around.
Shego didn't know what to say, but thankfully, Kim came to her rescue. "Oh there you are! I couldn't find you in this crowd." She said putting her hands around Shego's waist to pull her close and gave her a kiss on the lips. She had heard what the green-skinned woman said about the other woman cheating on her, and when the woman asked where her girlfriend was, she just reacted. She was not going to let this woman try to embarrass Shego. When she broke the kiss, she pretended to 'just' notice Rachael staring at her. "Oh, I'm sorry to interrupt, who's this Sweetie?"
Shego quickly figured out what was going on, so she put her arm around the redhead's shoulders and looked Rachael in the eye, "Nobody, she was just leaving." She said and then gave Kim a playful kiss on the lips. She had no time for the other woman, so she just ignored her and gave Kim her full attention.
"Come on Rach, let's go. I want to get another drink." Cadence said, lightly pulling on her girlfriend arm.
"Fine. Nice to see you again, Shego." She said. She was put off by the way the green-skinned woman ignored her.
"Whatever." Shego said and just nuzzled her nose into Kim's neck.
When she was sure that the two intruders were gone, and could not hear them, Shego looked at the redhead and asked, "Not that I'm complaining, but what was that about?"
"Umm, well I heard what you said about her cheating on you, and it just seemed like she was trying to embarrass you, so I stepped in to shut her up."
Shego was surprised by Kim's answer, but she was happy that she stepped in. "Thanks Kimmie, but now we have to pretend that we're an affectionate couple until we leave. Are you okay with that?" Shego asked. She was not sure how Kim would react to that.
"I'm fine. You wouldn't be the first girlfriend I've had, so I think I can handle it."
"Really? Since when?" Shego was not expecting that answer. She was sure that the younger woman was straight. "Maybe there's another side to Kimmie that I need to get to know." She thought to herself.
"A few years ago. I realized that I was bi my freshman year of college. Since then, I've had a few girlfriends and boyfriends, but nothing too serious."
"I know what you mean. Well let's get some drinks and get back to the floor."
The 'new couple' retuned to the group with their drinks and this time they were much more comfortable with each other. They laughed, touched, and danced like a couple. Anyone that caught saw of them thought they were together. It was not long before Monique and Ron came to say their goodbyes to the rest of their group.
"Hey girl, Ron and I are going to head out."
"Going to have a little fun of your own?" Shego asked.
"Maybe." Monique said with a smirk.
"I think Zita and I are going to go too and catch-up somewhere not so busy." Felix added.
"Ok, you guys be safe, and I'll see you later." Kim said.
"You two try not to have too much fun." Ron said with a wink.
"Whatever. You guys get out of here before I throw you out." Kim said with a chuckle.
After Kim and Shego said their goodbyes to the group, they looked at each other and wondered if they should part ways too. Kim was about to ask when a new song came on and they knew they were not ready to leave.
"I love this song!" Kim cheered.
"Me too, Usher is my favorite!"
Shego slowly turned Kim around so that she had her back to the older woman, and then she pulled her close. She put her hands on the redhead's waist and the two women began to move together to the music. The sweet scent of Kim's perfume and bare shoulders were too much of a temptation for the green-hued woman. She started to place soft kisses on the redhead's exposed shoulders and neck. The light kisses along with the way Shego was running her hands up and down her waist as they danced sent shivers through the younger woman's body.
Occasionally, Kim or Shego would catch sight of Rachael watching them dance; when this happened they would kiss, nuzzle, or dance a little more sensuously. Shego could tell that they were making her ex rage with jealousy, which made her very happy. Coincidently, Shego noticed that the more she thought about the redhead, the less she cared about the fact that Rachael was in the room.
"Hey, Kimmie," Shego nibbled on her ear and then whispered, "You want to find a booth and continue this there?"
Kim cupped Shego's cheeks and gave the darker-haired woman a soft kiss on the lips. When they parted she smiled, "Sure."
The older woman returned the smile and then led the redhead off the dance floor. She noticed that the booth that they were using earlier was still open so they slipped inside for a few minutes of alone time. As soon as they were both in the booth, Shego captured Kim lips with hers. The kiss started out soft and sweet, but it slowly started to pick up the heat.
When they finally parted for air, both women were dazed. "Wow." Kim whispered. It had been a while since she had a kiss like that and it was making her head fuzzy.
"Yeah." Shego said surprised. "You want to get out of here?"
"Where do you want to go?
"Kimmie, as long as you go with me, I really don't care." Shego said honestly and smiled at the younger woman.
Kim felt butterflies form in her stomach. She was not sure before, but now she knew that she was crushing hard over the emerald-eyed beauty. "Yeah?" She asked again just to make sure.
"Yeah." Shego said, looking Kim in the eye, so she would know she meant that.
Kim smiled and gave the green-hued woman another kiss. It was not as long or fervent as their last kiss, but it still put them in a daze. "You want to go for a walk or something?" Kim asked.
"Whatever you want, Pumpkin." Shego answered and gave Kim a kiss on the end of her nose, before she helped her up out of the booth and they left the club, headed for nowhere.
The girls walked up the street toward the university hand in hand, making small talk. It did not take long before they realized that walking in three inch heals after a night of dancing was NOT a good idea.
"I don't think I thought this idea through very well." Kim said with a pout. It was not a full on puppy dog pout, but it was enough to get to Shego.
"Hey, don't be so hard on yourself. I didn't think about it either. Let's just get a cab?"
"Yeah, I could really go for some food right about now. You want to go to The Pit? We usually go there after a late night out. I love their breakfast menu!"
Shego thought about it. It had been a long time since she was there, but she really was not in the mood for the greasy diner."
"How about we catch a cab back to my place and I make you breakfast. I swear once you have one of my omelets, you will never want one from anywhere else."
Kim was never one to turn down home cooked food, so she quickly agreed.
When the two women arrived at their destination, Shego went to change out of her dress and heals and into something more comfortable to cook in. When she came out into the living room, she handed Kim an extra pair of pajamas.
"I know you have to be uncomfortable in that dress, so here's some clothes if you want to change."
"Yeah, that'd be great." She said standing. "Where should I change?"
"My room's at the end of the hall."
"Thanks." Kim said and went to go change. When the she turned the light on in Shego's room, she giggled at what greeted her…A green room with black furniture. "Man, she really loves green and black."
When the redhead finished changing, she looked around the room a little, and she noticed that this room, like the living room, did not have any personal items, which Kim found a little odd. She remembered that Shego had said that she had owned her condo for a long time, and even though it was not used much, she still thought that there would be a few items there that would personalize the place. Unfortunately, she did not get to think about it long, because her thought were broken by Shego calling her from the hall.
"Pumpkin, you got a second?"
Kim came out of the bedroom and met her host in the hallway. "Yeah, I'm done. What's up?"
Shego couldn't help but smirk at the sight of her guest. Kim was obviously not as developed as she was, so her clothes did not fit as well on the redhead. "You look like you're wearing your big sisters clothes."
Kim looked down at herself and giggled. The shorts were not a problem because she just tied the drawstring tighter, but her T-shirt was loose. "Yeah, I guess you're right."
"You want another shirt? I have some tank tops that might fit a little better."
"Please and thank you."
Shego motioned for the younger woman to follow her into her room. When she retrieved the smaller shirt, she put it on the bed and then went to the door. "Ok, I have everything set up, so when you finish, come into the kitchen and I'll fix you an omelet that you'd kill for!"
Kim nodded and Shego closed the door behind her. It did not take long for Kim to get dressed this time because she just changed shirts and left. When she entered the kitchen, she saw Shego beating eggs in a bowl.
"Well that shirt fits better; what kind of omelet would you like? French, Italian, Mexican, Southwestern, Farmers?"
"Umm they all sound so good, but I think I'll go for something simple, like a ham, cheese, and tomato omelet."
"You got it. Sausage or bacon on the side?"
"So tell me Shego, what have you and Drakken been up to the last few years?"
"Wow, you just come right out with it, don't you Princess? You don't even try to work it into the conversation." Shego said sarcastically.
"Well," Kim said sheepishly. "I'm sorry to be so direct, but I didn't know how to bring it up, other than just coming out and asking. I mean, I haven't heard from you two since you were pardoned."
The shy look on Kim's face made Shego smile. "Chill, Princess, it's ok. I was just messing with you. Anyways, to answer your question, after the Lorwardian incident, Drakken decided that he didn't want to take over the world anymore, now that everyone 'recognized his genius.' Now he's working on some new project that would absorb ozone emissions and convert it into clean air. He's making some progress, but he still has a long way to go."
"Wow!" Kim said shocked. "I never would have expected that. How do you feel about that?"
"I'm ok with it. I never really cared about taking over the world and I knew Drakken would never succeed. I was just there because he needed someone to steal stuff and protect him."
"So you guys are out of the villain business?"
"Why did you stay with him?"
"He is so paranoid that someone will try to steal his inventions that he wants me around to protect him. As long as he pays well, I'll stick around. It's the easiest money I've ever made."
"Huh." Kim said thinking about it. She was glad to hear that Drakken and Shego were not going to try to take over the world anymore, especially since her feelings for the green-skinned woman were changing. It would definitely make things easier if they were on the same side of the law.
"How do you like Go U?" Shego asked.
"I love it, and I like that it's pretty diverse in its area's of study. If it wasn't, I'm sure Ron and Monique would have ended up at another school."
"What are they studying?"
"Ron is a Culinary Arts student and Monique is a Fashion Design and Marketing major."
"That's cool. So how do you feel about Stoppable dating Monique?"
"Well, you wouldn't be the first person to ask me that, but I'm totally fine with them being together. At first glance, they may seem like an odd couple, but they work so well together, that I have nothing but happiness for them."
"It's funny cuz I would have put money on you and Stoppable getting together."
"Ron is the best friend that I've ever had, and I think he's a wonderful guy. Any girl would be lucky to have him as a boyfriend, but he and I are more like brother and sister than boyfriend and girlfriend. We might work as a couple, but it's not really something that we've considered."
"I see. Well, it's probably for the best anyways." Shego said distantly and turned the sausages.
"Hey, I was wondering, I remember you saying that you were a fully certified teacher when you subbed in Middleton, did you go to Go U?
"Yeah, I did, probably the best three years of my life."
"Oh, you graduated early; did you take a big class load or summer classes?"
"No, I took the normal class load, but I was already a year ahead from taking honors classes in high school that I could add as college credit."
"What, does that surprise you?" Shego chuckled.
"A little. The Shego I know, never really seemed to put a lot of interest in anything, especially education. I was surprised when you told me you were a teacher."
"Well there's a lot you don't know about me, Princess."
"I'm starting to see that." Kim said with a faint smile. "So when did you graduate?"
"About seven years ago."
"Wasn't that about the time that you started working for Drakken?"
"No, I started working for him about a year after that, a few months before you and I met."
"Can I ask why?"
Shego chuckled and asked, "Are you trying to psychoanalyze me, Pumpkin?"
"No, not really, I was just curious? It's a big leap from high school teacher to international thief."
Shego was hesitant to answer, but she knew that Kim would see right through her if she lied, so she answered honestly. "I wasn't in a good place at that time in my life, so I needed something that took me as far away from here and my life as possible." Shego said, and then she changed the subject. "Food's ready, what would you like to drink, orange or apple juice?"
Kim noticed the change of subject and she let it go for the time being because she could tell that it was something that Shego did not want to talk about.
"Apple juice is fine. Everything smells great!"
Shego smiled and chirped, "Just wait until you taste it. You'll be begging me to cook for you all the time."
"You are so sure of yourself aren't ya?" Kim said playfully.
"Kimmie, there are a lot of things I'm good at, but there are three things I am great at: Fighting, which you already know about. Cooking, which you are about to find out, and the third thing…well we'll get to that some other time." Shego said with a sly smile as she picked the plates up. "Will you grab those glasses and the silverware? I figured we'd eat on the couch since it's a little more comfortable."
"You want to watch some TV while we eat or do you want to listen to some music?" Shego asked as they sat down.
"Some back ground music would be nice." Kim replied, before she took a bite of her omelet.
"So, how is it?" Shego asked after she found the music channel she was looking for.
"It's ok." Kim said trying to downplay how good she thought her food was just to mess with Shego.
"Yeah it's ok."
"Oh, well if that's the case, I think I better take this back. I wouldn't want you to have something that's 'just ok.'" Shego said and reached for the plate.
"Ok fine, you're right. It's the best omelet I've ever had." Kim said, pulling her plate out of the older woman's reach.
"I told you." Shego said with a smirk before she took a bite of her own food.
"How'd you get them so fluffy?"
"A good chef never reveals her secrets. Who knows, you might try to steal it." Shego teased.
"You have nothing to worry about there." The redhead chuckled.
"Oh? Is the great Kim Possible too noble to steal someone's recipes?"
"No, the kitchen and I don't get along very well. If you want me to make you a sandwich or a can or soup, then you're ok, anything more than that, and you might not want to be around. Things have a tendency to blow up when I try to cook."
"Seriously?" Shego giggled.
"Yeah, it's not pretty. Ron practically gave up on teaching me to 'become one' with the kitchen. He knew it was a lost cause after the popcorn incident."
Shego cranked an eyebrow to that, "How do you mess up popcorn, you put it in the microwave and push the popcorn button."
"Trust me, it can be done. For weeks, the kitchen smelled like burnt popcorn every time we used the microwave. We finally had to get a new one."
Shego could not help but laugh, "You are too much!"
Kim smiled as she watched Shego laugh at her battle with the kitchen. She thought the older woman's lighthearted expressions along with the way she giggled uncontrollably was absolutely adorable. She could sit there all day and watch Shego laugh. "I love your laugh. It's cute." Kim said shyly when the emerald-eyed beauty calmed down.
"Uhh, thanks, Kimmie." Shego said blushing and she turned away from the redhead to hide her cherry stained cheeks. She was flattered by the compliment and when she turned around again to look at the younger woman, she felt a spark ignite inside her when they made eye contact and the redhead gave her a coy smile. She slowly leaned in closer to her guest, pausing briefly to take in her beautiful features before she placed a tender kiss on her lips.
Kim returned Shego's soft, almost shy kiss, and she instinctively put her arms around the woman neck. Shego slid even closer to the redhead, carful not to break their kiss, and put one arm around Kim so she was holding her, and she put her other hand on her guest's cheek. As the kiss continued, the intensity increased and before she knew it, Kim had lost herself in the passionate embrace, so much so that when Shego leaned her back so that they were lying on the couch, she did not notice.
Once Shego realized that they were in a better position to take things further, she started to explore the petite redhead's body by pushing her shirt up a bit, so she could caress her stomach and sides with nothing in the way. She loved the way Kim's soft skin felt against hers and when the younger woman let a content sigh escape, the emerald-eyed beauty took that as a sign to take things further so she could explore more of that lovely body.
Shego broke their kiss and started to kiss her way down Kim's jaw line towards her ear. She sucked and nibbled her earlobe for a few moments and then she kissed her way down to the redhead's neck and shoulders. When she made it to the mewing student's collarbone, she kept having to move the strap of the tank top out of the way so she could get to more skin.
Shego became so annoyed with the shirt that she let out a frustrated moan "God, I have to get you out of these clothes," and then she went back to kissing the redhead while she reached for the bottom of her shirt so she could reveal the object of her desire.
Kim's eyes shot open when she heard the green-skinned woman say that she wanted to take off her clothes. This brought her back to reality and she realized that they had moved past making out. They were a few seconds away from reaching the point of no return, and she needed to stop it.
"Shego, hold on a second." Kim said, leaning up to break their embrace and she pushed her shirt down.
"What, what's the matter?" Shego asked, flushed. She was really worked up at this point and she did not see why they were stopping.
"Well—I, I—think we need to slow things down." Kim stammered. She was a little embarrassed, and she was having a hard time organizing her thoughts, but they were moving way too fast for her.
"Ok Princess, I'm a little confused here," Shego said puzzled, "this is not much different from what we were doing in the club earlier."
"Yes it is, Shego." Kim countered and then she turned off the music so it would not be a distraction. "When we were in the club, we were acting. This isn't a show anymore; it's just you and me now."
"Yeah, but you can't tell me that after everything that went on between us tonight, you're not turned on enough to take it further?
"No-" Kim started, but she did not get to finish because Shego cut her off.
"See, so am I, so why stop." She said and then leaned in to start their kiss again.
Kim pulled back and put her hands on Shego's shoulders to stop her. "Shego, give me a second to explain."
"Ok, Pumpkin," she sighed, slightly annoyed, "tell me what's going on in that mixed up head of yours."
"Ok, yeah, you're right; I am VERY turned on by you. You're beautiful, sexy, and you can make me go weak in the knees with just a kiss, but I don't do hook-ups or one-night stands."
Shego just stared at the redhead in disbelief. "So you prefer to tease people instead?"
"No, that's not it at all, Shego. I didn't mean to let it get this far, and I'm sorry if what happened tonight teased you, but I only have sex with people that I'm in a relationship with and I just can't hop into bed with you, no matter how much I'm turned on by you right now."
"This is crazy." Shego muttered. "Well, I don't know what to tell you Kimmie. I mean, I am fine with taking this further, but if you're not, I'm not going to force you to do something you don't want to do, but deep down you really want to do." Shego said just to show Kim how ridiculous she though the redheads explanation was.
Kim just stared at the green-hued woman for a few moments and wondered if Shego felt anything for her other than sexual desire. Through out the night, the more she learned about the older woman, the more she found herself becoming interested in Shego, but she wondered if the feeling was returned, or if it was all a game.
"Can I ask you a question, Shego?"
Shego pinched the bridge of her nose before she turned to look at the redhead. "Go ahead."
"How do you feel about me?"
"I just told you." Shego said, misunderstanding the question.
"No, I know that, I just want to know if you feel anything for me, other than wanting to have sex with me."
"Kimmie, it's complicated." Shego answered after a short pause. She wanted to tell the redhead that the time that she spent with her tonight was the best experience that she has had with a woman in a long time, and that she was the first person, in several years, that she has taken any real interest in, but she could not say it. She had been hurt, and her heart was still in pieces after Rachael; so much so that she had avoided having a real relationship since, and she was not sure that she would be able to do it again.
"I have time to listen Shego."
"Kim, you just don't understand—I can't—I can't give you anything more than this." Shego said with a pained expression.
"Shego," Kim started, but stopped. She was starting to put the pieces together and she figured that this had to do with what happened in the club. "Shego, does this have to do with your ex-girlfriend that we ran into at the club?"
When Shego did not say anything, Kim continued. "She hurt you pretty bad didn't she?" She asked and put a caring hand on Shego's knee.
Shego sat there for a moment, and then nodded. "Yeah…yeah she did."
"How long ago did you two break up?"
"Umm, a couple of months after I graduated college."
"Shego, that was almost seven years ago. I know it hurt, but you have to try and get past this-" Kim started to say with concern in her voice, but Shego cut her off.
"Get past it? You have no idea what kind of hell I went through!" She huffed and stormed over to her mini bar and took a shot of whiskey.
"I'm trying to understand, but I won't if you don't tell me."
"Why do you even care?" Shego spat at Kim before she took another shot.
"Because after tonight I've found myself falling for you!" Kim snapped. When she realized that she had snapped at Shego, she calmed down because she knew she was not going to get anywhere with the green-hued woman if she kept snapping at her. "I'm sorry. I didn't mean to snap, it's just that I saw a side of you tonight that I didn't know existed and it swept me off my feet. I already know your 'hard, sarcastic, bad ass' side, and if you'll let me, I'd like to get to know the sweet and sensitive woman that you seem hell bent on hiding from the rest of the world."
Shego was completely caught of guard by Kim's confession. She felt her heart skip a beat when the redhead said that she was falling for her, but that feeling just brought back more memories from her time with Rachael. "Kimmie, I can't do it." Shego said in a soft voice and a tear formed in her eye.
"Please help me to understand why you can't." Kim urged and approached the older woman.
Shego shook her head and poured another shot. Kim was determined to get Shego though this and she knew that alcohol would not help. Before she could take the shot, Kim put her hand on the green-skinned woman's hand to stop her from taking the drink. "Shego, please give me the bottle," Kim pleaded and reached for the container, "Please give it to me, you know you're better than this."
Shego was not sure why she gave in, maybe it was they way Kim asked or the loving expression on the redheads face, but she allowed Kim to take the shot and bottle from her, as a few tears rolled down her cheeks.
"Come here." Kim said and reached out and embraced Shego. When the older woman returned her hug, Kim stroked her hair and just let her cry. As Shego began to calm down, Kim could feel her become less tense. When Shego broke the embrace, Kim took the darker-haired woman's hand in hers and led her to the couch.
"Shego, please, tell me what you're feeling, so I can try to make it better." Kim asked and kissed her hand.
"Kimmie, what you don't know is that Rachael was not just my girlfriend, she was my Stoppable. Since the third grade, she was my best friend, the person I told everything to and the one that I cared for most in the world. She didn't shy away from me, like my other friends did when the comet hit and turned me green. When we were freshmen in high school, I finally got the nerve to tell her how I felt about her and I was so happy when she told me she felt the same way. We were young, but we had practically spent our whole lives together and I knew that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. I thought that she felt the same way about me until the day I walked in here and found her in my bed with some other girl."
"I can only imagine how that would make you feel."
"And the sad thing about it was that I would have found a way to forgive her if I thought it was just a mistake and that she was sorry for what she had done; but she wasn't. She said that she didn't want to spend her whole life having only been with one person, and she wanted to experience other people."
"That must have really hurt." Kim said and squeezed Shego's hand.
"I wanted to die after that, and I think a part of me did. My heart shattered into a million little pieces that day, and I promised myself that I would never let someone do that to me again, so for the past seven years, whenever I was with someone, it was always a causal thing."
"Shego, I know you're hurting, but you have to stop looking at the closed door of your relationship with Rachael and move on and take a chance on an open door."
"I thought I had gotten over it. For years I blocked that part of my life out of my mind, but just being here made the memories come back and then seeing her tonight for the first time since I left Go City just flooded me with memories of what happened and it reminded me why I don't believe in relationships anymore."
"You know, if you ask me, I think you're better off without her. She doesn't deserve you, and just because that relationship ended badly, it doesn't mean that you should give up on love. Hook-ups and one-night stands are no way to live and they certainly are no substitute to a caring and loving relationship."
"Well what about you? If you are so sure about it, why aren't you in a relationship?"
"Ha," Kim chuckled. "That's the million dollar question. I've had four boyfriends and three girlfriends since I started dating, and the longest relationship lasted a year. Two girlfriends and a boyfriend left me because they couldn't handle the pressure of me running off to save the world. One boyfriend left because he wasn't ready for a serious relationship, and the other three just didn't work out. There was interest initially, but after a few months, we realized that we wanted different things in life, so we ended it before it went too far and we got too attached."
"Did any of them break your heart?" Shego asked.
"Yeah, my first real love."
"I fell in love with a smart and handsome guy named Ethan, but I wasn't enough for him. We had the perfect relationship but when I wanted to take things more seriously, he didn't, so he broke up with me."
"How'd you feel after that?"
"Sad, mad, used, but after some time, I realized something and I was able to move on and start dating again."
"What'd you figure out?" Shego asked curiously.
"I realized that maybe we're meant to be in a few bad relationships before we meet the right person, so when we finally meet that person, we'll love them the way we want to loved and we'll be so thankful that we have them in our lives that we won't take them for granted."
Shego sat there and thought about what Kim said while the redhead rubbed her hand with her thumb. After a few moments of silence, Kim started the conversation again, looking into the green woman's emerald eyes, so she would know that she was being completely honest with her.
"Shego, I don't expect you to come to terms with your pain overnight, and I know that it will take time for you to trust and possibly love again, but I meant what I said when I told you that I was falling for you, and that I wanted to get to know you better. I can't promise you that things will be always be smooth and we won't face obstacles that will test us, but I know if given the chance, I will do everything I can to treat you the way you deserve to be treated and I will do my best to never hurt you. And, after what I saw in you tonight, I know you will do the same thing for me, so I'm willing to take a real chance in opening my heart to you, so we can see where this path leads us. What do you think?"
"I—I guess we could take things slow." Shego said thinking out loud. She really did not like being alone, and she knew that Kim was what helped her get through running into Rachael. It surprised her that the more she thought about the redhead; the easier it was to deal with her broken heart. That was something that she had not experienced with any of her other partners, not that there were a lot of them, but she thought that this was a step in the right direction. "Maybe I can do this." Shego thought positively, for the first time in years, about a romantic relationship with another person that was not purely physical.
"Of course we can take things slow. I want you to feel comfortable with me and I don't want to rush you in to anything that you aren't ready for." Kim said sincerely and she brushed a few strands of hair out of Shego's face and put it behind her ear, so she could see all of the her beautiful face.
"So where do we go from here?" Shego asked. After being out of the dating world for as long as she had, she was unsure what to do next.
"Well, I guess we go on a first date. Let's keep it simple. How does dinner and a movie sound…my treat?" Kim asked with a warm smile.
"Sure, I would like that." Shego answered and then chuckled.
"What's so funny?" Kim asked.
"If someone would have told me yesterday that I would meet someone that I wanted to go on a real date with, I would have laughed at them. And if they would have told me that that person was you, I would have thought they were crazy, but as it turns out, I'm the crazy one."
"You're not crazy; you just have to remember that anything's possible when a Possible's involved." Kim said with a wink.
Ok, that's it! I hope you liked the story. I would like to thank everyone that took the time to read my story, and if you get the chance, please leave a review and let me know what you think! Also, I'm batting a sequel around in my head…would you guys like to see more from this story line? If so, let me know! Anyways, enough from me, take care and thanks again!