A/N: I thought I had a one shot, but you know me... :)

Drunken Truths

Chapter 2

kateandharvey

CC pulled away from the kiss, and looked into his eyes. Then, she kissed him again, more passionately. Pulling away once more she told him, "I don't want to go."

He shrugged, "You don't have to." He tried to kiss her again but she stopped him.

"But I do." She replied, tears welling up in her eyes. "I do, I have to go."

The look on Niles' face was one of complete shock. "What do you mean?"

CC, pulling slowly out of his embrace, walked away from him. She shrugged, the tears now pouring over. "This is killing me, really, it is. But I can't do this."

"Can't do what, CC?" He irritatedly threw his hands into the air, challenging her. It was the first time she'd heard her name roll off of his tongue, and she liked it.

"I can't..." She hiccuped, "I'm a Babcock, you're a-"

"Oh please!" He yelled, "Don't give me all of that Babcock and servants don't mix junk! It's complete crap your mother's pounded into your head!"

She sighed, but knowing he was right, she needed another comeback. "I don't love you!" She screamed.

The hurt in his eyes was evident, especially to her. But he shook his head, "You don't mean that."

Knowing she'd hit her mark, she continued to destroy him. "I don't love you, Niles. All we'll ever be is enemies... You can love me your whole life, but I'll never love you-ever. You're a servant and I'm a Babcock. You'll wash dishes and I'll hire someone to do it!" She grinned evilly at the hurt she'd caused him... This was her last chance, because if she said what she Was about to-there was no going back. "I met up with your friend a few months ago...Lucy?" CC let the name fall from her lips, and the hurt in Niles' eyes was indescribable. "Told me her side of the story...And it sounded much better than yours, much more believable."

Niles burned inside. Lucy was a woman he had dated a few years back. They got into a heated debate, and she claimed she was scared. She'd called the cops, telling them he'd lost his temper and hit her. He obviously never hit her- and the charges were dropped, but he'd made her feel scared enough to call the police, made a woman scared of him. And for that, he'd never forgive himself.

Knowing there was only one way to win with CC Babcock, Niles kept silent. Instead, he walked slowly towards her, and planted his mouth on hers. Pulling away shortly after, Niles looked into her eyes. "You can't tell me you don't feel it." He whispered.

"Feel what?" A confused CC asked.

"The spark." He whispered, "The spark between us." He smiled lazily, and she hastily pulled away.

Walking away from him with her hand on her head, she let out a frustrated growl. "Damn it, Niles!"

A confused Niles stayed silent as CC turned to him.

"I'm trying really hard." The tears came again, this time almost in sobs. "I'm trying really hard to leave, to go... But you keep dragging me back!"

"What do you mean?"

She cried, "I'm afraid."

"Of what?" He questioned, concern etching his features.

"You." She stated simply, "I want to be with you so bad... But when it doesn't work out, I'll be the one getting hurt- I know it."

"Tell me something, CC." He instructed, stepping closer to her. "Do you love me?"

"Niles..."

"Yes or No. Do you love me?" He repeated.

She nodded, smiling slightly. "More than I can describe."

He smiled, "And I love you the exact same way."

She paused uneasily, "How do I know you won't leave me?"

He sighed, "You're the only girl for me, Chastity Claire. I love you, and I want to be with you."

She smiled, "Why?"

"Why do I love you? Because you're fire, and ice. You're strong, and stubborn, and aren't afraid to get what you want. Because you don't let people tell you what to do, and you make sure what you say goes... At least, that's what I love about the business side of you. But the real side... Chastity, not CC? I love Chastity because she's beautiful inside and out. She's kind and nice, and helpful... She loves with her whole heart, but you first have to win her over. She wants what everyone else wants, just someone to love."

She broke out into the biggest smile he'd ever seen, and hugged him. "Oh Niles! I love you."

"And I love you, Chastity Claire."