Things started to shift back to normal after Quorra's almost fatal incident that had landed her a stay in the hospital for eight days. She had made a speedy and complete recovery when she was released and Sam was more than grateful for that.
He hadn't lost her like he had lost everyone else that was so near and dear to him in his life. She gave him hope that for once, the world was on his side. She gave him the strength to do the right thing because he knew that she needed him. Just like he needed her.
He was a lucky guy; he knew it, not only by the looks that some men gave the incredibly perfect ISO sometimes, but also because she had chosen him at this point in her life. She was so new to this but yet, she had opened up her heart to him and trusted him with her life.
Innocence so pure, intelligence at its greatest, that's what she was.
One of a kind.
Just like the engagement ring that he had searched for while she had slept peacefully in the hospital bed and then had gone to get when he had brought her to their new home, a spacious new apartment with a terrace that overlooked the east side of Los Angeles.
The ring now rested in a satin box that remained in his coat pocket as he boarded a plane with her to New York City. He had to make this perfect for her because she deserved nothing but perfection.
Yes, he was nervous. He was nervous because he thought that she might not be ready for this even though she believed that she was. He was nervous because he didn't want to mess up what he had rehearsed in his head for the past three days. He was afraid that she might not like the ring. He was nervous because he was afraid that she might say no.
They were on another adventure again, to see if a doctor could help Quorra figure out what exactly she could do. He knew it was a long shot and Quorra thought it was too but they agreed that it was worth a try.
He had to be careful with her, he knew it. She was different even though he didn't know how different. He didn't care though; it didn't make him love her any less. She was afraid of that, if she was too different from him that he wouldn't want her anymore. She was used to not being wanted.
He had reassured her though, that everything would be alright, like he always promised.
"You're nervous," Sam commented after the plane had taken off and had been in the air for about twenty minutes. "Why?"
She shook her head at him as she looked out the window. Of course she got the window seat, she would've begged for it if Sam hadn't given it up to her so easily. He could never say no to such a pretty face.
"This doesn't change anything," he told her quietly as he leaned slightly into her side to place his lips near her ear.
She nodded and turned her electric blue sapphire eyes on him. They were wide, observant, and a little scared. "I know," she said simply as she turned her lips up into a sad smile.
"Then what?" he prompted as he took her smaller and softer hand in his.
She sighed and slumped her shoulders. "What if there's nothing special about me?" she whispered as she closed her eyes. "I don't want to let Flynn down," she breathed.
He could hear the fear in her almost inaudible tone. "You haven't let him down and you won't. I know you're special, I can feel it," he promised her gently.
"Sam, that's why I'm here and he's not," she breathed and he watched as her eyes start to water. "Because I'm supposed to do something important here but I don't even know what it is," she whimpered as a tear fell from her round eye and slowly fell down her blushed cheek. "It'll be my entire fault then that you don't have him," she cried, taking her eyes away from him and looking out the small window once more.
"Hey…" Sam murmured as he placed his hand on her cheek and pulled her face back towards his. "You're not a waste, sweetheart," he soothed as he gently wiped the tear away. "He wanted this for you. He knows that you can do it, I know you can do it," he told her as he squeezed her hand. "And anyways, now you're here for two things," he added as he placed her hand on his heart. "I'm glad that you came into my life," he said before putting her hand down again.
She looked up at him with wide, scared eyes and barely nodded in response. "I just don't want to let him down, Sam," she said as she leaned against his shoulder.
"You won't, he's proud of you and he always will be, I know it," he reassured her.
She smiled up at him softly and wiped the tears out of her eyes. "You think so?" she asked him.
"Of course, I do."
She squeezed his hand back and sniffed softly. "He's proud of you too, Sam."
He smiled down at her and kissed her forehead gently before they lapsed into silence again.
She was content sitting there with his arms around her and he was content with having her warm body so close to his. It was a miracle that she had changed his life from edgy to fulfilling within a few mere days of her arrival. She was just what he needed to get his life straight again.
And he was just what she needed to learn about humanity. She didn't mind that he was so over-protective of her because she knew that it was spawned by how much he cared for her. She was glad that she didn't have to enter this foreign world alone, and even more glad that Sam had showed her the steps to everything.
All in all,
The only way
That either one of them
Could sum it up was,
"A Dream Come True."
So that's the final bit of this part of the trilogy! I hope you all loved it and thanks so much for sticking through it with me! You all are an awesome audience and I hope to see you reading my second story "In A Hearts Beat" of the trilogy which is already up, yep, ive posted it!
Anyways, review my story because this is my last chapter and I'm sad (eventhough im still writing for it) that this one came to an end. Hope you all loved it like i did!