The sequel songfic to "I'm Not Your Number One Enemy", explaining what happened the night before.

Lyrics - Like A Virgin, by Madonna, all copyright to her.

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Martha awoke slowly. Under her head was not the usual cotton pillow case she was used to, but rather a warm, smoothly contoured chest, which her hand traced gentle patterns onto as she stirred. As she shifted slightly, the breath left her lungs as she remembered what had happened, and the memories returned in a flood.

I made it through the wilderness
Somehow I made it through
Didn't know how lost I was
Until I found you

How John had come in. How within only minutes, the conversation had turned and everything she wished for had happened. He had told her the truth, and despite everything she believed him. He promised her he was staying and she couldn't help herself. She had kissed him, so much deeper than she had ever kissed anyone before, and he hadn't pulled away. She had been lost at the thought of losing him, floundering at the prospect of running the IDU without him. He had helped her come to terms with the sheer emptiness of her life, and he had given it a purpose.

I was beat, incomplete
I'd been had, I was sad and blue
But you made me feel
Yeah, you made me feel
Shiny and new

She had been so down, and she had been denying it for months. And Halit… he had helped her to face up to it, helped her admit it. But when she was with John, she didn't feel any of that. She just felt… buoyant. She felt optimistic, unworried. It was easy to laugh, and talk, and now she had let it go one stage further and she felt so much better than she had for months.

Like a virgin
Touched for the very first time
Like a virgin
When your heart beats
Next to mine

She remembered what it was like when he was there, with her, calling her name, telling her he loved her. What it felt like to kiss him, those lips she had fantasised about for months, dreamt about. When he was with her… it wasn't like the other men. He was kind, caring and considerate, constantly showing her, telling her how he felt, how she was perfect, beautiful. He had made her feel like she had never been with a man before, but a part of her reasoned how that might have been because it had been so long since she had been with anyone. But now, feeling his heart thumping under her hand, she knew it was the former. He was different.

Gonna give you all my love, boy
My fear is fading fast
Been saving it all for you
'Cause only love can last

There was no question that she had given him all her love. She had given him far more than that, given him everything she had… body, soul and mind. She had been saving herself for him, she supposed, subconsciously. She had held on hope, praying that one day, he would come to her and when he did, she would be perfect for him. And she knew that this would last. After everything he said last night… it had to.

You're so fine and you're mine
Make me strong, yeah you make me bold
Oh your love thawed out
Yeah, your love thawed out
What was scared and cold

And now he was hers. He had left Adile, left behind the prospect of a new life, to be with her. He made her stronger than she had ever been, backing her up, supporting her, and it meant the world to her. He made her feel so much more secure than anyone else ever had, he made her feel safe. He had rescued her from Halit, and he had come to her aid, providing back-up, more times than she could count.

He had helped her to become herself, dissolved her fear and made her come out of her shell. She had been so afraid before, and now… she knew that nothing could harm her when he was with her.

Like a virgin
Touched for the very first time
Like a virgin
When your heart beats
Next to mine

She remembered how it felt to have him running his hands up her spine, caressing her cheeks, how it felt when he held her close to him and she moaned into his shoulder. She remembered how he had been gentle and tender one minute, then as she urged him on, faster and more urgent. She remembered how their breath had mingled, how they had gasped for air together, and how he had kissed her afterwards. How it wasn't a triumphant kiss, like she was just another conquest, but like he actually cared. That had meant a lot.

You're so fine and you're mine
I'll be yours 'till the end of time
'Cause you made me feel
Yeah, you made me feel
I've nothing to hide

She would always be his, as long as he wanted her. And when he didn't… well, she didn't even want to consider what would happen then. But for now, she was here with him, and he did want her. He helped her to be herself, she could be who she wanted. She didn't have to lie to him, didn't have to try and be someone she wasn't.

Like a virgin
Touched for the very first time
Like a virgin
When your heart beats
Next to mine

And now she was here with him, feeling the steady, rhythmic pulsing of his heart, one of his hands warming the skin of the small of her back slightly, the other slung carelessly out. His head was resting on the pillow, hers tucked up so that his chin rested lightly on her hair. She could hear her heartbeat in her own ears, the blood rushing, and gently she shifted the slightest amount so that she could hear his instead.

Like a virgin, ooh, ooh
Like a virgin
Feels so good inside
When you hold me, and your heart beats, and you love me

He was holding her in his arms, and he wanted her. It was more than enough. It was more than she could ever have dreamt for, more than she could ever have believed possible. He loved her, and she loved him… and they were both more than aware of this.

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Ooh, baby
Can't you hear my heart beat
For the very first time?

John stirred slightly, opening his eyes and staring down at Martha, the look in his eyes speaking volumes. He kissed her forehead gently. "Morning… sleep well?" He asked, and she nodded.

"I love you," he whispered, and she smiled slowly, snuggling further into his chest.

"I love you too." She replied, and they both knew the other meant it.