Chapter 1: Lovely Times

The rising sun marked a new day for our favorite canine heroes, the Road Rovers. Hunter opened his eyes as the contact of the suns rays shined upon his face. He then gazed up his wife Colleen, as she was still asleep with her head resting on his chest. He smiled as he wrapped his arms around her and gave her a soft kiss on her head. He loved waking up like this, have Colleen in his embrace; it made him be more at peace. 'God she's so beautiful, I wish moments like this would never end' he thought. He gazed upon her beautiful face for a couple of minutes before looking at the nearby clock. He sighed at the time; even though he wanted to stay like this for a bit longer they had to get up for breakfast. He gently shook Colleen and soon her eye opened up. She looked up at Hunter and spoke with a smile, "Morning Huntie."

"Morning Colleen, how are you this morning?"

"Great, as always, you"

"Wonderful."

They both kissed each other before they got out of bed and began to get ready for the day. As Hunter was getting dressed he started thinking about the various things that gone on over the years. Life was good, He had a good team, great friends, and he was married to the dog of his dreams. He couldn't have asked for anything more. His thoughts were interrupted when he felt Colleen rest her chin on his shoulder, "Something wrong?"

He turned to her with a smile, "Just thinking how lucky we are."

"What do you mean?"

Hunter wrapped his arms around her waist as he stared into her eyes, "We're together, we have great friends, plus we have two loving parents."

She smiled after he finished, "You're right, things are good."

"You know I remember how nervous I was when I said I loved you, I was shaking on the inside."

"I know the feeling; I was more worried at the time, because I didn't think you felt the same way."

Flashback

Colleen walked out on the beach, admiring how beautiful the night was. She looked into the distance and soon found Hunter looking up at the stars. She smiled as she walked over to him.

Hunter enjoyed how beautiful the stars looked but turned his head and as he saw Colleen walking to him, "hey Colleen."

"Hello Hunter" Colleen said as she joined him by his side. "So what is it you want to talk about?"

Hunter looked at her as he started composing the words into his head. He could feel his heart beating faster now as he finally spoke "Colleen…ever since the day we met something inside of me changed, a feeling that I couldn't describe. Over the time we've been together that feeling has grown…but I couldn't figure out what it was. But ever since today when I saved you from that Cano Mutant it finally dawned on me,"

Colleen was surprised at hearing all this, "what was it Huntie?"

Hunter came close to Colleen and held her hands and stared deeply into her blue eyes, "love." Colleen was surprised at hearing this but after a few seconds she smiled happily as he continued, "Colleen I loved you ever since the day we met, and that love for you has grown over these couple of years. Colleen what I trying to say is that…I love you."

Colleen was really happy hearing this, "Huntie I love you too. I've loved you for such a long time, but I was afraid to tell you because didn't think you felt the same way."

He was surprised at hearing her; he didn't this she was afraid to say anything also, but he was glad it was all out in the open. He then pulled her close, "I felt the same way too Colleen. Words couldn't describe how much I feel for you."

She nodded, "I love you so much Hunter."

"I love you too Colleen," He said. "I'm glad we got this out in the open."

"Me too Huntie," Colleen said.

End Flashback

Both of them had smiles on their faces after thinking about that time. "I'm glad we both had the same feelings, and it lead up to now," Hunter said.

"I know I'm…"She trailed off as she started to feel a bit dizzy.

Hunter saw this and had a look of concern, "Are you alright?"

She shook it off and responded, "I'm fine…just been feeling off for a while."

"You should talk to the professor, maybe he can find out what's wrong."

"I know, I'll do that later today." Without further words they both left their room and went to find the others.

Ariel and Axel were up and getting dressed for the day, both enjoying their morning. Ariel finished and he sights were on the painting that Axel gave her for their anniversary. This showed them both lying together on a grassy hill, in their dog form. She loved looking at this picture, as it reminded them of their first date together before they joined the team. Just then she felt Axel's presence behind her, "Something wrong?"

She shook her head, "No, I just love looking at the painting you gave me. It's really lovely looking at it."

He smiled as he looked at it also, "It really was a great night. We finally told our love for each other."

"From that day I knew you were the one."

"I know it was the same for me. And to think that this would have never happened if I didn't walk into that alley. I would have never met you."

"I know, I don't know what would have happened if it didn't happen."

He then hugged her from behind, "But I'm glad it happened, we met and soon fell in love."

Flashback

The day was perfect, Axel didn't know what city he was in but it was really nice. The weather was perfect as he started walking down an alley. He thought it was going to be just another day but when he was halfway in he saw another Akita sleeping. From the looks of it, it was a female. She started to wake up and she saw him, "hello," she said.

"Hi," Axel said, as he started walking away.

"What's your name?" she asked, getting to her feet.

Axel stopped and turned around, "Axel."

"My name's Ariel," She said. Axel then continued walking, as she caught up with him, "where are you going?"

"Anywhere I take myself," Axel said as he stopped again to face her again.

"Need company?" Ariel asked.

Axel shook his head, "no I like to travel alone." He then began walking again, but didn't know that Ariel was following him. He soon noticed and tried his best by out running her, trying to lose her, but she caught up with him every time. This went on for a while until one day he stopped and talked to her. They were in an alley, "why do you keep following me?"

"Because I don't want to be alone," Ariel said. She got closer to him, "And besides I kind of like you."

Axel was caught off guard at that remark. "Y…you do?"

"Yes, even though you try to lose me I'll always be right behind you," Ariel said.

Axel then began having second thoughts about traveling alone. "Where did you come from?"

"I was born a stray, all I had were both of my parents. They were both the best to me but…I soon lost both of them a year after I was born. My mother was hit by a car trying to get me to safety, and my dad got in a fight with another dog trying to protect us. I lost them both in one day. I was able to survive because they taught me how," Ariel explained.

Axel felt sad for her. He told her his story and she felt the same for him. Axel spoke, "you know if you still want to we can travel together."

Ariel was happy hearing that, "sure." They both walked together, their single journey had became a couple's journey.

End Flashback

"I can honestly say after that, things were much better," Axel said with a smile.

Ariel nodded, "I know, it was much better knowing that you were with me."

"And it was good to know that I wasn't alone."

"And we were soon together after." He nodded also as they shared a moment of silence. Both enjoying the memory that brought them together before leaving to join the others.

Sierra looked at herself in the mirror as she brushed her hair. Both her and Shadow had woken up a while ago and were almost ready for the day. Once finished she laid the brush on the dresser and noticed something next to her hand. She picked up a framed picture and smiled once she saw what the picture was. It was one of her and Shadow's wedding photos. The picture showed Shadow arms wrapped around her waist and her resting her head on his chest. The more she looked at it the more she started to think about all that happened ever since the two of them were allowed to live at HQ. They both were reunited with their son's, gained a daughter, found love and were married.

She then felt Shadow approach behind her and look at the photo, a smile also on his face. "It's hard to believe all that happened ever since we were brought here," Shadow said.

"I know, I would have never thought I would have fallen in love again, but I'm glad it happened."

"I glad also; you were the most beautiful dog I laid eyes on," Shadow said as he wrapped his arms around her waist.

"And you were the most handsome dog I've seen," Sierra said as she rested her head on his chest.

"I can't believe I was afraid to tell you; I never thought you would love me back."

"I know, and I'm also glad Hunter and Axel were fine with it."

He nodded, "It helped spark the beginning of a wonderful relationship"

Flashback

Shadow was alone in the rec. room watching T.V. not being able to go to sleep yet. His only thoughts were on Sierra. He kept going on about how he was going to tell her about his feelings for her. His thoughts were interrupted when he heard the door open and saw Sierra. She saw him on the couch and walked over. "Hello Shadow," She said as she sat down next to him.

"Hi Sierra," Shadow said. "Couldn't sleep yet?"

She nodded and was silent for a sec before speaking again."Shadow I want to thank you for saving me earlier."

He smiled after hearing her "Your welcome, I couldn't let him harm you like that. I wanted to protect you because…because you mean something special to me."

She wasn't surprised at hearing that and continued, "And what is that?"

This was it; he was going to tell her. Shadow took one deep breath before he continued, "Sierra when I first saw you I had a feeling inside me…a feeling I haven't felt since I was with Axel's mother. Sierra I…Sierra what I'm trying to tell is that…I love you."

Sierra smiled, glad that he finally told he told her, "Shadow I feel the same way for you; I love you too. The same feelings I had for Hunter father are the same for you."

He was a bit surprised, happy that she felt the same way, "Really?"

She nodded as a joyful silence filled the room. Slowly Shadow took her hands into his and they both looked into each others eyes. Their heads inched towards each others till their lips met and kissed each other for the first time. They broke apart after a minute so they could get some air. "That was new," Sierra said with a smile.

"I know," Shadow said. "Sierra…I was sort of afraid of telling you earlier because…I didn't think you felt the same way."

She moved a bit closer to him, "I sort of knew that you felt the same for me because of the way you were acting earlier,"

"I was that obvious?" Shadow asked as Sierra nodded. They kept their hands together as they were moved closer to each other. Just then Shadow remembered something, "I think this is what she meant about moving on. I think she knew that I would find you."

Sierra smiled as she remembered the same thing, "I also think the same thing when he said to find someone else."

"Does Hunter know?" Shadow asked.

She nodded, "yes and he's ok with it; how about Axel?"

"He's ok with it too," Shadow said as they once again were in silence. They both hugged each other, both of them enjoying being in each others arms, "I love you Sierra."

"I love you too Shadow," Sierra said. They broke apart and looked at each other as their lips met again but they kept it longer both happy their let their feelings for each other known for each other.

End Flashback

Both of them couldn't have been more thankful for everything that had happened. There was nothing more they couldn't have asked for. Shadow smiled as he spoke, "And you know the best part? Our little families became one."

Sierra smiled at also, that was one of the things she loved also. Both of their small families were joined together. She was happy to have gained Axel and Ariel as another son and Daughter. And Shadow was the same with Hunter and Colleen.

She then placed the frame back, "Yes…that was one of the best things." They both stayed like that for a while, looking at the picture.

Exile stood out in the hall, waiting for Jenna to come out. It has been a while since she joined the team, they found out she has the same power as Exile, and she was doing great. Right from the start everyone started to see that she and Exile started to get close. They spent more time together for a while, and soon Exile asked her out. That day was the best for him.

Flashback

Jenna was out on the balcony overlooking the beach at HQ. She enjoyed the view and found it hard for her to pull herself away from it. Her time here was nothing but great, she enjoyed having a team that she could consider a family. It made her feel real happy and more at home. She felt even happier when she was with Exile. She found herself and him getting closer and more involved in each other's life. She knew she liked him but wondered if he felt the same.

Exile was leaning against the wall that lead to the balcony, watching Jenna. A smile crept onto his face as he look at her. 'She's so beautiful…when did I start feeling for her like this?' It warmed his heart knowing how close they were, and he loved the feeling he was getting from it. Instinct told him to do something and he listened to it. He then walked towards her, "Hey comrade."

Jenna turned and smiled once she saw who it was, "Hey Exile."

He joined her as he leaned on the rail alongside her, "So how are you doing?"

"Good, I can never seem to pull myself from here at times."

"I know what you mean, it's lovely…just like you," he said as he blushed a bit.

She blushed too as she heard this, "Thank you."

There was a silence between them. It took Exile a bit of time before he spoke again, "Uh…comrade…I was just wondering if…you would like to go out tomorrow?"

She was a bit caught off guard at the question, "You mean…like a date?"

He nodded nervously, "Yes."

She smiled at him, "Then yes, I would."

"Really?"

She nodded, "Yes."

A new spark went off inside of him as he heard her response. He knew that this was a new start in a wonderful relationship.

End flashback

It didn't take that long for him to find out that he had fallen for her, the same for Jenna as well. It was so weird for him to find someone to love, since he never felt the feeling before. From the start Jenna knew she loved him, but waited it out for a while. When they both told each other of it, it only bind them even more.

His head turned as he saw her exit her room, "Morning Jenna."

She smiled as soon as she saw and heard him. "Morning Exile," she said as they both hugged each other. As they still held each other they looked into each other's eyes and kissed each other. Once they broke apart they had smiles on their faces. "I never tire of that," Exile said.

"Me neither," She said.

"I'm so glad to have you in life; I never thought I could feel love before."

"And I'm so glad to have found you; it was because of you that I'm here with you."

Without saying anymore they both kissed once again, lost in time. They broke apart once they heard footsteps and saw it was Blitz and Krystal. "Morning comrades!" Exile greeted.

"Morning," they both said.

"So how are you two doing today?" Blitz asked.

"Great!" they both said.

They all started chatting about various things as they made their way to where everyone else was. Today was shaping up to be a good day.

A/N: Hope you like. I took some of the scenes from my previous stories and modified them a bit. Next one will be out soon.