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The moment couldn't last forever. She knew that. Outside of his arms there was still chaos. A, Ian, Melissa and her baby… the emotional rollercoaster that had become her life. But here? Right now? He stood holding her tightly as she sobbed, her tears drenching his shirt as she clung to his chest. What had happened at the church? Did this mean that Ian was still out there? Would he come back to finish what he had started? She couldn't ever remember feeling as scared as she did right now.

"Are you going to tell me what happened?" Toby asked. Her sobbing had subsided, but he refused to let go of the girl he knew he had almost lost only hours ago. He felt Spencer shake her head lightly.

"Please. Not right now.. I just can't" She stepped back and looked at him, "Just lay with me?"

She was a sorry sight, how could he refuse her? Not that he ever would, of course. Her hair fell messy around her face, her eyes were blotchy and swollen. Her perfectly applied makeup was beginning to dry on her tear stained cheeks. Of course, to Toby, she had never looked as beautiful as she did in this moment.

"Of course," He took her hand and walked her to the neatly made bed still harboring Spencer's study notes from earlier in the day, She sat down on the edge of the bed waiting for him to join, "Do you want to change? You're all muddy Spence."

Spencer looked down at her clothes. She almost laughed at her appearance.

"I guess I should, huh?" She lazily pulled her shirt up over her head. Toby's eyebrows raised, "What? It's not like you've never seen it before," She grinned at him.

He grinned back, trying to hide the red creeping into his cheeks.

"Yeah, but last time we weren't a 'we', and me telling you that you're incredibly beautiful would have been out of line."

It was Spencer's turn to blush. She walked over to her dresser, she shimmied out of her jeans knowing full well that Toby's eyes hadn't left her body. She couldn't help but enjoy the attention. It had been a while since someone who she actually wanted to look at her, was. She bent over to reach into the bottom drawer filled with her pajamas. When she stood up she was startled to find Toby standing behind her. He put his hands lightly on her hips, tracing the slight curvature of her body with his fingertips.

"I'm not as modest as you may think, Spencer Hastings. In fact, I may just surprise you." Toby whispered in her ear. She grinned and turned to face him.

"And I you, Mr. Cavanaugh." She took his face in her hands and kissed him. Not a tentative kiss as most they had shared, but a kiss that they could both feel deep in their bones. This was right. This was something special.

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