So this is the final chapter and I have loved writing every single one and reading every single review you've written since I've started this. It had been one of my favourite stories to write and I have enjoyed hearing from you all. Anyway please review and well I'm sorry that the chapter is so short but it's all I could think of and in the end it's short but sweet.

Lying next to him, she smiled as she continued to kiss up his chest, his arm wrapping around her to keep her close as she continued to kiss his skin, the smile growing on his face as he ran his hand down her bare back, the feeling of having her bare skin under his hand was like something he'd never felt before. He'd been with many women throughout his life but never had he been with someone like Kate, someone who made it worth something, who made everything mean something. Touching her cheek gently, he smiled as she moved further up and pressed a kiss against her lips, a groan leaving her as he smiled and rolled so she was underneath him, a laugh leaving her lips as she stared at him, her arms wrapped tightly around his neck.

"Katherine Beckett you are amazing" he whispered onto her lips, pressing another kiss against her lips as she smiled. "I didn't hurt you or anything?" he asked, Kate quickly shaking her head as she smiled.

"It was amazing Rick" she reassured, her lips moving to his neck where she continued to kiss as he smiled. "You're amazing Rick, I don't think I've ever enjoyed sex that much" she smiled, Rick laughing as she giggled lightly. "Honestly and I'm not exactly short of experience" she added, Rick raising his eyebrows as she laughed and kissed him once more. Moving off her, he slowly lay beside her, holding her close in her arms as she smiled and pressed a kiss against his chest once more before looking up at him, her fingers drawing circles onto his chest. "Thank you Rick" she whispered.

"For what? Because honestly, I think we were both enjoying that so therefore you don't have to thank me for it" he smiled, Kate rolling her eyes as she stared at him. "What do you want to tell me?" he asked, Kate sighing as she relaxed back in the bed, Rick sitting up so he could look at her properly.

"I don't think I could have ever gotten this far without you Rick. After everything that happened I don't think I would have ever recovered as well as I have if you weren't there supporting me and well loving me" she smiled, Rick staring at her as she reached up and touched his cheek, his eyes not moving off hers as she bit her lip and sighed. "I don't think anyone else I've ever been with in my life would have stuck by me throughout this but you have and you've bandaged me up and made me feel beautiful and given me the confidence I needed" she admitted, a tear running down her cheek, Rick helping her up to wrap his arms around her.

"Kate, I love you. I would do it all over again if I needed to because I feel like it's my job to look after you because I know you don't let anyone else in when you need them" he explained, pressing a kiss against her forehead quickly as she smiled.

"Just thank you for being there even when I've tried to push you away" she smiled, Rick nodding as he ran his finger across her cheek, through her hair quickly. "I love you Rick and I want to spend the rest of my life with you, I want to marry you and have a baby with you in the future because you're my best friend, my lover and the person I trust my heart with" she smiled, kissing him again as he nodded and held her close. "Just thank you".

"Its fine Kate" he smiled, pressing a kiss against her forehead before they both lay down on the bed, arms wrapped around each other keeping each other close. Kate finally feeling more like herself than ever before but also feeling loved and protected like she hadn't before Rick had come into her life to protect her not from the people she knew how to protect herself from but instead, protecting herself from the one person she didn't know how to completely. Herself.

I'm not sure about this as an ending but it was either end it here reasonably well or just never end it and probably leave it unfinished and rather bad. So please review and once again, thank you.