It's been a long time since you left me
I didn't mean to make you cry
I didn't mean to disappoint you
I didn't mean to tell you lies
And after all that we have been through
Won't you let me tell you why

"I never could say no to you. That's why I married you." Looking into his clear hazel eyes, she could feel all the feelings she had for him come rushing back. The feelings that had never truly died. They had been such good friends for such a long time, and then the spark had become a flame, but over time, the flame had somehow flickered out.

One more try
I didn't know how much I loved you
One more try
Let me put my arms around you
Living all these lonely nights without you
Oh baby, can we give it one more try

Go to him. Startled, she at first wondered where the words had come from, then realized that they were from her own heart. She knew that she would find him alone, but she had no idea what kind of reception she would receive from him. Would she be able to handle it if he rejected her? Somehow, she knew that she would have to take that chance.

It's been a long time since I kissed you
It always used to feel so good
And if you knew how much I missed you
You'd forgive me if you could
And now that we have found each other
Can't we give it one more try

He looked up, startled for a second; then his face relaxed into a warm smile. "Beverly. I knew you'd come."

"Jean-Luc." She stepped behind the chair he was sitting in and placed both hands on his shoulders. "I've missed you."

He reached back and took both her hands in his own, then stood and turned to face her.

"It's been so long," he said softly, gently tracing his finger along the outline of her cheek.

"Too long," she agreed.

He took her hand and led her to the sofa, where they both sat down.

"I'm so glad to see you again, Beverly," he said. "We have a lot of catching up to do, don't we?"