Author's Note:: Yes, I had a dream one night, this was it. I played Maura's daughter...it was weird.

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SEVEN

Maura smiled gently as she sat in the car with him, halted at the stop light. Gently, she turned to gaze at him, it had been a while since they saw each other and the time had been fairly kind to him. Maura watched as he waited on the red light to turn to green so they could continue their journey, she had missed him. A lot. He was so masculine, she felt safe with him.

Jane on the other hand was driving around the streets of Boston trying her luck at finding Maura with this mystery man who'd whisked her away earlier that morning. Jane needed to find Maura, she could feel it in her gut; Maura was in danger. Or, at least she thought so.

"How is she doing?" he asked Maura, decelerating as the car approached another stop light.

Maura sighed a little, "She keeps asking about her father...I hate keeping things from her, I know how it feels to have someone keep something so big from you." she was referring to her own childhood, until her cousin eventually broke the truth to her about being adopted.

"You should tell her Maura."

"She killed her father. I can't tell her the man she grew up calling 'dad' was not her father." Maura shook her head, "What would she think? She's too young for the truth, but I know I have to tell her."

"I can be there if you want me to, for moral support." he smiled, gently taking her hand a little.

"And cause her more confusion?" Maura shook her head and sighed again, "I couldn't do that to her...but, thank you. Thank you for coming back after so long, I missed you..."

"I missed you too. I'm sorry I've been a stranger for so long, you know how it is..."

She nodded and looked to him, "You don't have to explain to me, I know how it is. You're here now." He nodded softly before tucking some of her hair behind her ear. Maura sighed softly, watching him, she had really missed him. So much. She hated that she didn't see him for years, and then when he did come, it was only for a week or so.

Meanwhile, Jane was rushing around in her car like crazy, looking for Maura and wondering who the hell had come for her. She tried calling the Medical Examiner's cell again, the fifth time already to which she then remembered, shit! She left it at my place. Jane was praying that she wasn't too late, and that things were not for the worst.

Maura sighed as the car pulled up outside a house. He parked and made sure none of the neighbours were watching before he pulled open the door for her, taking Maura's hand and pulling her out of the car so the could get inside quickly. He made sure of the quickly part. Once inside the house, behind closed doors, she looked up at him as he pulled her in for a kiss. A deep, passionate kiss.

"God, Maura I've missed you." he told her, pulling back briefly before he dived in once more, claiming her lips again.

"I've missed you too, I..." she sighed, trailing off.

He pulled her close to him, to his chest. And he smiled feeling her there once again after so long. His smile faded, however when he felt a minute racking against him, coming from Maura. Looking down, he saw that she was crying. Using his thumb, he tilted her face to look up at him before using his forefinger to wipe away the tears that had spilled over her lashes onto her cheeks, streaking some mascara in the wake, "Hey. Hey listen, we're together now. It's all going to be okay, Maura." he told her gently.

It was in that moment, Maura clung onto him. She sniffled back before she looked up at him again, "But how long are you here for?" she asked.

"Maura, I'll be here until you want me to leave."

"Never..." she sighed, whispering it to him.

"There is your answer." he smiled down to her before gently pressing his lips to hers once more, "Maura, I just want to hold you, it's been too long."

She nodded as he took her hand and they moved into the living room, she saw the place was nicely decorated and there were comfortable looking couches in the center of the room, pointing towards the log fire, which wasn't blazing at that moment, but she could tell it would definitely give an amazing glow and warmth to the room when it was. Maura followed him over to the couch and waited for him to lay before she was tugged down gently, to lay with him, spooning.

"I've missed you..." she sighed contently, "Ian..." she whispered, drifting off, content she was reunited with him once again.