A/N: I finally decided to finish this; I hope you're happy with it. I took forever to figure out whether or not to add/write a mature love scene for this. Thankfully, I have amazing reviewers and I dedicate this to the one who got me over the hump, xXHeSaidSheSaidXx. I really would have never done it without your help and push, thank you! This is twice as long as the other chapters and changes back to Cat's POV in the middle just 'cause I discovered I like the challenge of writing her. Enjoy the last installment of The Hider! I hope it meets your standards!

Five Months Later

"We did it!" Cat exclaimed as we strolled hand in hand down the courthouse steps.

"No, Cat. That was all you; you did it. I'm so proud of you." I brought her hand up to my mouth and kissed the back of it. "You're one of the bravest people I know." She smiled at me with a brightness about her that I'd only seen a few times. She was truly happy.

"Jade…?" She asked hesitantly.


"This means I'm free, right?" She asked, seeking comfort. I looked up at her slowly and smiled.

"Yes, love. You are absolutely free. That's what getting emancipated does." I pulled her into a tight side-hug while we were walking.

"Took long enough." Cat huffed, surprising me. I still have my moments when I forget she's not a complete airhead.

"I couldn't agree more. Are we heading home?" I ask.

"Home. Yes, home… with you." She tapped her chin thoughtfully. "It has a nice ring to it." I smiled.

"It sure does. It's our home, now, I like the sound of that."

Once we got back to the house, Cat was all over the place, being happy and bubbly. It would have made me vomit had it been anyone else but her. I just sat back and laughed when she did something goofy. I was glad she felt so good. Actually she was being fucking adorable and I couldn't take it any longer. I just had to kiss her.

The next time she flitted by me, I reached out and snagged her by the waist with one hand. I pulled her onto me and cut off whatever she was saying with a kiss. She squeaked a little in surprise, but then she recovered quickly and began kissing me back. My hands made their way to the small expanse of skin exposed by her tank top riding up. Hers were lost somewhere in my hair. God, did I love dominant Cat. She was making my stomach tighten just by kissing me. Eventually, we loosened up and I was able to lay us down on the couch. Then she moved to my neck. Well, the spot underneath my ear, specifically. She had discovered early on in our relationship that it turned me on faster than anything else. I could see where this was leading.

"God, Cat! Why? You're killing me." I ashamedly pleaded, attempting to pull my neck far away from her mouth. That didn't work because then she giggled and moved her mouth lower, down to the neckline of my V-neck. She kept kissing and sucking and biting her way lower until she couldn't stretch my shirt any further. Cat looked up at me then, looked me full in the eyes and I saw the dark hunger there, an image that I'm sure my own eyes mirrored. When we stared intently at each other for another couple of seconds, she reached down to the hem of my shirt. I realized she was asking permission, so I nodded my head vigorously. She all but ripped it up over my head, then.

I ran a hand through my hair, both because the room was getting hot and she was getting hot. She shed her jacket quickly, leaving her in her white tank top. When she leaned back in and her crimson hair draped over me. I thought I was going to die. I kissed her with as much passion as I could muster while internally falling apart at the seams. Every time she moved, she sent rushes to my abdomen, but that might have been because she was laying on me. My hands were moving up her when she hit my spot again. I threw my head back and my nails clawed their way down her back. She let out the most primal sound into my neck. At that, everything exploded behind my eyes and I knew I had to have her, as soon as possible.

I sat up and grabbed her under her thighs, attempting to pick her up and carry her to my bedroom, while still kissing her.

"Jade," She said breathlessly through kisses. "We aren't going to make it." She sounded like she needed it now, too, so we definitely weren't going to make it up any stairs.

"Dad's room." I managed to rush out between bites on her neck.

"When's he…Jesus... coming home?" She asked while I sucked on her collarbone.

"Tomorrow." I said quickly and started carrying her in that direction.

"Good." She said with a smile into my cheek and we laughed until we got in the room. She hooked the door with her foot and slammed it closed behind us, which was impressive since I was carrying her. I walked to the side of the bed and laid her down then crawled on top of her. We began kissing feverishly and it got steamy pretty quickly, so I reached down and started pulling up her tank top slowly, kissing my way up from her navel as I went until it was off. Then I reached around and unclasped her black lace bra. She propped herself back on one arm as she let me see her body.

My mouth flopped with unformed words, my eyes wide; she smirked at me.

"Like what you see?" she said flirtatiously, batting her eyelashes.

"You're absolutely breathtaking." She reached up with her free hand and cupped my cheek and smiled at me. But, as sweet as the moment was, passion rose again and I pushed her back down onto the bed. I took her hands and pinned them above her head with one of mine. The other was roaming over the new territory of her bare torso, smooth skin I had never seen before. She was enjoying it, apparently, because the second my palm ran over her breast, her body shook and her hips bucked upwards into mine. I found this fascinating, so I did it again experimentally and ended with the same results. This time, though, my leg fell in between hers, and she stopped kissing me to throw her head back.

"Jade!" She moaned, the sound muffled by the comforter she just buried her face in.

I leaned down and whispered hotly in her ear, "You like that, Cat?" She nodded, which was about the only thing she could do since I was nibbling on her earlobe. "Well, I always give my lady what she wants." I dropped my knee in between hers again began moving my hips into her. Her breathing became erratic and loud in my ear. I freed her hands from above us and moved mine to her hair. She, somehow, reached around me to discard me of my bra. Skin on skin felt amazing. It made me crave more. I wanted to feel all of her.

I stopped my movements, to her dismay, but then slid down our bodies to remove her ridiculously short denim shorts, which ended up across the room somewhere. I did the same with my own, then fell back into motion. I could feel her wetness against my thigh, soaked through, at this point.

I cupped her cheek for a second and kissed her deeply, letting my hand slide down her torso, from her shoulder to the waistband of her underwear. I pull back for a second to ask confirmation.

"Jade, I swear, if you don't make love to me right now, I am going to kill you." Cat said through gritted teeth and closed eyes.

"Cat, look at me." She unwillingly opened her chocolate eyes. "I love you." She calmed a bit at that.

"I love you, too."

A moment later, that hungry glint in her eye returned, and I knew we had both waited much too long for this to waste anymore time. My hand dove down, pushing the silky fabric aside. I heard her draw in a shaky breath as I first ran a single finger over her, trying to stop my own hands from shaking. I'd never done anything like this before with another girl; this was brand new territory for me. I didn't want her to think I didn't know what I was doing, so I somehow mustered up the confidence to let myself run my thumb over her soft nub, and by the way her breaths grew sharper and her chest began heaving as I quickened the pace of each stroke, I knew I must be doing something right.

She progressively grew louder as I rubbed fast circles on her hard bundle of nerves. I liked what I was hearing, so I decided to push a little. I slowly entered my finger all the way into her and began sliding in and out, an easy task since she was already so turned on. I moaned softly at the thought. I made her this way. She's like this for me. I had finally reached my normal level of confidence and knew full well what to do. I brought my lips from their place on her neck and moved down to her breast. I heard a loud intake of breath when I took her stiff peak into my mouth and another when I swirled my tongue around it. Her gasps became regular as I continued. When I realized that she wouldn't get anywhere further if I kept doing just this, I took it up a notch.

"Cat, baby, this might hurt a little, okay? But it'll feel better in a minute." I whispered into her ear. I wondered if she even heard me. Either way, I still entered a second finger into her. It was tight, but I could manage. She didn't seem to mind the pain, if it hurt at all. But she sure responded. Her body was tightening up and I could feel that she was close.

I was growing tired; I didn't realize how much effort this took. I somehow willed myself to go faster and right as I curled my fingers, her back arched into my body and her mouth formed an 'O.'

"Ohhh, Jade!" she screamed, turning her head to the side and burying in the pillow. I felt her walls tense and release around me and I knew she had climaxed. I kept pumping slowly to bring her down gently and eventually she relaxed in my arms. Smiling, I leaned down to kiss her currently unresponsive lips. Then she realized what was happening and she kissed me back weakly. I pulled back to find her lazily smiling at me. I felt amazing! I can't imagine what she must have been feeling. For once in her life, she seemed speechless.

"Oh, that was fantastic! I felt so much! And everywhere! It was tingly and hot and ugh, soo good!" So much for being speechless. I laughed softly at how Cat-like she was even after sex.

"Shhh, babe. I know. I'm glad I made you feel good. That's what I'm here for." I closed my eyes smiled for the millionth time that night.

"I want to do that for you, Jadey, but I don't know how." Cat pouted. How she goes from one emotion to another so quickly still fascinates me.

"It's okay, Cat, truthfully, I didn't know what I was doing, but we can save it for another night. We have plenty ahead of us. Plus, I'm perfectly happy making you happy. I love you." When I open my eyes she's grinning like an idiot, as well.

"I love you, too." I felt her snuggle up to me, her face in my shoulder. I turned my head to give her a final kiss to her temple.

"Goodnight, Cat." I whispered into her hair.

"Goodnight." I hear the tired, muffled reply. She must be spent. I sighed, finally content with my life. She's perfect and she's mine.

I woke up to a ray of light in my eyes from the window. I blinked a few times and started to stretch out. I became aware of a warm body next to me and figured it had to be Jade and that I should let her sleep. I realized my body was sticky and cool and the events of the night hit me.

"Ohh!" I exclaimed, forgetting Jade was trying to sleep. She stirred at this and opened her eyes slowly and yawned into the back of her hand.

"Yes, Cat. It did happen. No, Cat. It wasn't a dream." She said, anticipating my questions. This is why I love her. I snuggled up to her even tighter and placed a small kiss to her neck.

"We have to get up, Jade. Your dad will be home soon." I sighed.

"I don't want to move. I'm too comfortable." I was trying to be responsible for once, but she was making it difficult. I decided to be the one that moved, taking the covers with me, leaving her blindly clutching for warmth.

"Come on, baby. I'll give it back if you get up." She had her eyes closed as she sat up and attempted to get out of the bed. Still blind, of course she stumbled, but I caught her and wrapped her up. I knew she wasn't a morning person. I got her to the couch and left her to go get some clothes for us. I dressed in Jade's room since I knew getting dressed with her would probably lead to other things, and I brought down a pile of clothes for her to pick from. She was still sleeping when I got back, so I leaned down and kissed her hard, hoping to wake her up more permanently. It worked because she responded quickly. I pulled back and handed her the clothes.

She chose and got dressed in a blur, realizing we were kind of in a hurry. We threw the sheets in the wash and put new one's on, then picked up our scattered clothes and tossed them into Jade's hamper all within fifteen minutes. It was a feat to be proud of. Back when we were working, I noticed how she smelt. I mentioned it to Jade and she suggested showers, to avoid suspicion. So, we did. Separately. Unfortunately.

We were lounging on the couch and engrossed in Dirty Jobs when her father walked in the door. He waved and greeted us, but he was tired so he walked straight to his room and crashed.

Jade and I shared a sly smile, knowing what had happened in that very bed not hours before.

"Hey, Cat," she whispered. "Guess what."

"What?" I asked excitedly.

"I love you."

"Gosh, when did you get so sappy?" I false complained. I love when Jade does this stuff out of the blue.

"Hey, enjoy it. It's only for you." She said, playfully smacking my arm.

"I will. Forever."

"Oh, look. Now who's being sappy?" she joked.

"Hey! I'm not kidding!" I protested.

"I know, I know." She paused. "Forever?" She asked hesitantly.

"Forever." I replied, knowing that's exactly how long I'd want to spend with her.

A/N: I just realized the only other people seen in this story are Cat's mom and Jade's dad. I apologize for this, kind of. I just really wanted to focus on the progression of their relationship in the beginning and end. I also thought that Cat's mom was enough conflict for this story, plus I hate most of the random conflict that some writers ruin stories with. Like Tori. I really don't like Tori. Anyway, I'm happy to be done with this story. It was hard to write anything else with this still looming over my head like a boulder. Again, I hope you liked it. If you did or didn't like the love scene, please take the time to review and tell me so and why. I'm nervous 'cause it was my first time trying that and I still needed help. So, please, I've finally written more. Love me? The Hider loves you! :D

Peace, love and happiness,