Author's note: okay. So, I know it's been like FOREVER since I updated this fic. But I have a good explanation. I lost the notebook it was in and couldn't find it anywhere and I didn't remember where I left off. Luckily, I just found it and so now I can get back to updating it. :D R & R please. I'll love you forever! 3

Chapter 3

"Sorry about...that," I said. "I um...don't what came over me,"

"It's okay," he responded "It was me too,"

I sat down and leaned against the wall and blushed. "So...now what?" I asked.

"Well...since I'm eighteen and not your mentor anymore...do want to be...my...girlfriend...officially?" he asked nervously.

"That would be nice," I replied, pushing my hair behind my ear.

"Okay, it's official then?"
"Yeah. I'd say so," I responded while smiling. I leaned over to kiss him again but I got interrupted by my mom saying,

"Rose! It's almost curfew. Get to your dorm,"

At the sound of her voice I jumped back. "I was just getting ready to mom," I sighed and got up, pulling Dimitri with me.

She walked over to us and only spoke to me at first. "What are you doing?" she asked.

"Just talking," I responded.

"Talking to wh-," she finally looked at Dimitri and her eyes looked surprised for a split second. "Guardian Belikov?" she asked, confused.

"Just call me Dimtri, Guardian Hathaway," As Dimitri said this my mom's eyes flicked to our hands, which were still intwined together.

"Rose, can I talk to you for a minute, please? Alone. Now,"

I sighed "Yeah sure mom. I'll be back," I tld Dimitri. He nodded and I reluctantly let go of his hand. Then my mom led me awary from him. "Okay, what do you want, mom?" I asked, annoyed.

"I think you know that answer," she replied, giving me a meaningful look. I shook my head.

"Nope. No clue whatsoever," I retorted.

"What was that about?" she asked, attempting to keep herself composed.

"What was what about?"
"That!" she exclaimed.

"You mean Dimitri? Well, he somehow turned into an eighteen year old and now he's my boyfriend," I shrugged.

"How can you say that so calmly?" she asked angrily.

"Well, probably because I've always been in love with him and now it's not a forbidden love," I said, glaring at her.

"You've ALWAYS been in love with him?" she asked incredulously.

"Pretty much. Once I got about two months into my training, I started to have feelings for him. Later on I found out that we were made for each other. Two halves of a whole," I responded. I looked at her face and saw that the great Janine Hathaway looked astonished. Imagine that.

"Oh my gosh. That's why you were so upset at the cave," she gasped, just realizing the truth. I nodded. "I never would have thought...,"

I sighed. Of course she wouldn't.

"If I would have known that you lo...felt that way about him I would have tried harder to save him," she continued. "I'm so sorry,"

"It's okay mom. He's here now. That's all that matters. I have him with me now," I said smiling. "Actually, I should probably get back to him now," I told her.

She took a deep breath and nodded. "You're right. You probably should. Alright. Go ahead back. But, I'll be around," she said, giving me a meaningful look.

"Oky mom," I rolled my eyes. "Thanks and bye. Love you,"

"Love you too Rose. I'll see you around," with that she walked out of the gym and I ent back to Dimitri.

"What was that about?" he asked me as I took my seat beside him.

"She was shocked and being overprotective. Shocked about you being eighteen and overprotective about us," I replied sighing.

He nodded in understanding. "I understand where she's coming from. She is a mother after all,"

"Yeah, I guess," I just sat there for a second. Then I remembered something from mt journey. "Oh my gosh!" I gasped.

Dimitri jumped slightly and looked at me with concern. "What's wrong Roza?" he asked.

"Speakin of moters, yours thinks that you're dead," I replied softly.

"You're right," he replied. "So what do we do?" he asked.

"I have an idea," I pulled out my cell phone. "Just give me the number to your house,"

"He nodded and gave me the number. I punched the numer in and waited for her to answer.

"Hello? Belikova residence," I hear her answer in her Russian accent.

"Olena? It's Rose,"

"Roza! Hello dear, how are you?" she asked excitedly.

"I'm good, thank you," I said smiling. "But, I have someone here that you know. They need to talk to you but they're sort of...different," I told her.

"Alright. Go ahead and put them on," she replied curiously.

"Alright. Here you go," I said handing the phone to Dimitri. He took a deep breath and began.

"Mom?" I heard Dimitri say. "Yes it's really me," he paused for a second. "I was but...I was brought back and turned eighteen. I don't really know how," he paused again. It doesn't make sense to anyone," he told her. He looked at me and I pointed to the wall.

"I'm going to sit over ther," I mouthed. He nodded and smiled again. I walked over to the wall and sat down. I laid my head agaisnt it and closed my eyes to relax.

"A few minutes later I knew that Dimitri was on his way over to me. When I opened my eyes he was just getting ready to sit down besided me.

"Howd it go? I asked him.

"Good actually," he replied, sitting down and handing me my phone. "In fact, she would like for us, as in yhou and me, to come visit her. Do you think we culd? he asked curiously.

"I'm not sure. We have three months left until graduation. I'm sure a week or two wouldn't do too much damage," I replied. "But I'll have to ask my mom. Who knows what she'll say about it," I sighed.

Dimitri nodded. "That's true. Hopefully she'll allow us to,"

"Yeah, hopefully," I loooked up at the clock on the wall. "Oh crap. Look at the time. It's almost past curfew. We need to get back to our dorms," I shighed.

"Yes e do. Let's go," he said stadning up. Then he reached his hand out to me and I grasped it. He pulled me up and we began walking slowly back to the dorms. When we got there I thought that Dimitri was going to go ahead and go to his door but instead he walked with me.

"I'll walk you to your dorm," he told me, smiling.

"Okay, thanks," I responded, also smiling. After a minute or so we got to my door.

"I'll see you tomorrow," I said, as I began to let go of his hand. Before out hands were completely seperated he grabbed mine again and pulled me towards him. Then he lifted my face to his and kissed me passionately. We stayed that way for another few minutes but then we hat to pull away in order to breath.
"I love you Roza," he said, pushing my hair back and looking into my eyes lovingly.

"I love you too," a peice of his hair fell from his pnytail and was laying gently on his ccheek. I pushed the stray peice behind his ear and smiled.

After one last quick kiss, I went into my room and got ready for bed. As I laid down I smiled to my self. For the first time since the day we went to the vaves, I could go to sleep with a light, happy heart.

I awoke the next morning ecstatic. I couldn't wait to see Dimitri again. After a quick shower I red my hair and got dressed. Then I rushed out and went into the cafeteria. I scanned it, looking for Dimitri. Hwever, I saw him nowhere. I hadn't seen hin in the halls either.

My heart clenched painfully. Was it a dream? All the joy, happiness, and passion? Had it all just been created by my subconcious? I felt my knees growing weak, as if I were going to fall.