My loyal readers will notice that this has the same intro as Friends for Life, that is on purpose. Sadly, this song, which I played at my wedding, was lost to the cutting room floor. I do not own the song, nor do I own Covert Affairs. I'm sure you all know the routine, Annie is in italics, while Auggie is in bold, if its both, they both are singing. Enjoy.


Annie was temporarily deafened by the cheering that followed her announcing Auggie's name. Auggie was smiling to beat the Devil, and Ben looked like someone shot his puppy, 'Sorry Ben,' Annie thought to herself, 'But you brought it on yourself. Even Auggie knows you cannot keep me caged. I'm just too wild.'

Flint gave Ben a sympathetic smile. Even if he didn't understand what went on behind the scenes between Ben, Annie, and Auggie, he could easily see that Annie had chosen one over the other. Suddenly, he noticed Annie trying to slink off the stage. "No ma'am you don't." He grinned at her. "Now the winner has to do a couple of songs to satisfy the crowd."

Annie looked clueless. "But, According to you, we both won."

He gave her a devilish smile. "Exactly."

Annie had a temporary freak out. "Auggie, what do we do?"

"We sing."

They had a whispered conversation, included Flint, and then took their positions. Annie was still a little nervous about singing with Auggie, but she loved the song they had chosen and the moment the music started, all the nervousness left her body.

Lookin' in your eyes I see a paradise
This world that I've found is too good to be true
Standin' here beside you, want so much to give you
This love in my heart that I'm feelin' for you

Some people might have found the first set of lyrics to be ironic, but not Annie. Even blind, Auggie saw more than most. She just hoped that she lived up to his expectations. Somehow, she was sure that she would.

Meanwhile, Joan watched as Ben slipped out the door, tears in his eyes. She felt a strange burst of pride in her heart. Both for him and Annie. Mercer, for being willing to let go, and Annie for putting her foot down and telling him that it was time to let go. She turned her eyes back to the petite blonde on stage.

Let 'em say we're crazy, I don't care about that
Put your hand in my hand, baby, don't ever look back
Let the world around us just fall apart
Baby, we can make it if we're heart-to-heart

Annie sang straight from her heart. They might not have been her words, but they were true. Both in love and work. No one would have believed that the blind tech-monkey and the new girl would make it together. Or they would have given the relationship a month at most. Now, they were the new "in couple". All they had to do now was convince Jan that they belonged in the field together. A simple sounding hurdle, but a hurdle none the less.

And we can build this dream together
Standing strong forever
Nothing's gonna stop us now
And if this world runs out of lovers
We'll still have each other
Nothing's gonna stop us, nothing's gonna stop us now, whoa no

Auggie reached for Annie's hand and she slipped it into his. It felt so natural, as if she was his other half. Watching him sing, she felt a sudden outpouring of love. It brought happy tears to her eyes. The slipped down her cheeks, for everyone to see.

I'm so glad I found you, I'm not gonna lose you
Whatever it takes, I will stay here with you
Take you to the good times, see you through the bad times
Whatever it takes is what I'm gonna do

Auggie held her hands tightly. As he sang, he could see their life together unfolding before his eyes. Celebrating together after a successful mission, her crying on his shoulder after a bad one. Her crying during childbirth, and laughing as they lost their daughters heart to another man. Yes he could see it, a beautiful little girl. With Annie's blonde curls and his own chocolate brown eyes. He smiled as scalding hot tears of happiness fell from his sightless eyes.

Let 'em say we're crazy, what do they know
Put your arms around me, baby, don't ever let go
Let the world around us just fall apart
Baby, we can make it if we're heart-to-heart

Annie could see Auggie was crying. She wanted nothing more than to hold him in her arms and never let him go. To tell him that everything would be OK. Nothing could get between them and whatever goal the set, not as long as they were together.

And we can build this dream together
Standing strong forever
Nothing's gonna stop us now
And if this world runs out of lovers
We'll still have each other
Nothing's gonna stop us, nothing's gonna stop us, ooh

There were no words to describe what Joan was watching unfold before her eyes. True love were the only ones that came to mind. She felt a pair of arms slip around her waist, as Arthur rested his chin on her shoulder. "They remind me alot of another couple, twenty years ago. A couple who were ready to take on the whole world together. You remember them?"

A faint smile touched her lips. "I remember. Times change. They did for us, and they will for them."

"So, what do we do?"

"Let them enjoy themselves."

All that I need is you
All that I ever need
And all that I want to do
Is hold you forever, forever and ever, Hey

Annie and Auggie took a moment during the guitar solo, to hold each other. They clung to each other as if they were the only ones. As if they were afraid that the universe would tear them apart at the first oppertunity.

"Ready?" Auggie whispered.

Annie said nothing, she just simply nodded. They separated, still holding each others hands, but singing face to face.

And we can build this dream together
Standing strong forever
Nothing's gonna stop us now
And if this world runs out of lovers
We'll still have each other
Nothing's gonna stop us, nothing's gonna stop us

Build this dream together
Standing strong forever
Nothing's gonna stop us now
And if this world runs out of lovers
We'll still have each other
Nothing's gonna stop us now

And we can build this dream together
Standing strong forever
Nothing's gonna stop us now
And if this world runs out of lovers
We'll still have each other
Nothing's gonna stop us, nothing's gonna stop us

As the song finished, they kissed, each one knowing that the other would always be there for them, and that nothing could ever stop them.


I love this song so much. Am actually gonna take a break from CA to focus on a couple of Avengers fics. Please do not come after me with pitchforks and torches. I will come back to CA eventually. But after having seen The Avengers twice already, I have to exorcise a few plot-bunnies.