This is Part Nine, the last one for this story. It's a bit short because I didn't want to over-write it and tried to keep it as real as possible to the characters.
I hope you enjoy.
Disclaimer: I do not own Rookie Blue.
Sam and Andy were in his truck. They were driving to his place since it was closer. It was a long day and a late night at The Penny catching up with Lillian and Josh.
Andy looked at Sam. She got to know him in a completely different way and see him in a different light today.
"What are you looking at, McNally?"
"Why? You haven't seen me in a while?" he teased her.
"Shut up." she laughed. "You and Lill are pretty close, huh?"
"I told you. She's my little cousin."
"I know you did. It's just that it's something I understood after seeing you together. She really cares about you."
"Did she give you the 'If you hurt him, I'll hurt you' speech?" Sam asked.
"No! Not at all! It seems that she's very supportive, of you, us. I think she's great!" Andy reassured him.
"She thinks you're great. She thinks you're great for me." He looked at her curious to her response.
"Really?" Andy asked with a smirk on her face. "Well, I could have told you that!"
"Don't start with me, McNally." He answered with a playful voice. "What did you two talk about when you were out, anyway?" He turned to look back at the road ahead, trying to play it cool.
"Swarek, you should know better than to ask women about their private conversations."
"You know that if I'll ask Lily, she'll tell me, right?"
"Yeah, I know. You have that whole 'no lying' thing going'."Andy teased him again. "Besides, you probably already asked her, right? I mean, you had some time to talk while you were sitting on the side entrance."
Sam turned to her, smiled a huge smile - the one that showcased his dimples. He was not shy about letting her know that she nailed him on that one.
Despite the fact that Andy knew she was right, she decided to give him a short version of the conversation, to play into his hand a bit. "We spoke about her childhood, her dad, you. She really loves you."
"You sound surprised..." Sam tried to see if she really was or was she just teasing him.
"Not at all." she answered. It was her way of telling him that she loves him too. She loves the man that he is, the cop that he is.
Sam parked the car in the driveway. He came out of the car and went to open the door for her. He helped her down and closed the door of the truck behind her. He put his hand on the small of her back and they went in together.
"Couch or bed?" Andy asked.
"Oh McNally, I don't know if I have it in me tonight." He smiled at her.
"I meant to watch TV, Sam, before bed, like always. On the couch or in bed?"
"I think I prefer the bed." He answered.
They went into the bedroom. While Sam got in to have a quick shower, Andy took out her pyjama shorts and tank out of a drawer in the dresser. Sam had cleared that drawer for her a while ago without telling her so that she can leave some of her things over. She remembered that when she went to take out a pair of his socks one day to borrow, she saw the empty drawer. When she asked him about it, all he told her was "whenever you want to use it, it's for you." It didn't take her long to put some of her things there.
Sam got out of the shower and came up behind her. He moved her hair from her shoulder and kissed it. Then he hugged her, bringing his hands across her stomach and putting his right cheek next to her left one. "Did I tell you that you were amazing today?"
"No, you didn't."
"You were amazing today. Thank you... for everything you've done for Lily."
"She's family, right?" Andy reassured him.
Andy turned around to face him. She put her arms around his neck and gave him a little kiss. "I'll be right back; I'll just take a quick shower myself."
Sam was watching TV in bed when Andy came out of the shower, already dried off and wearing her pyjamas. She got in bed next to him and snuggled up to him. He put his arm around her. Her head was resting on his shoulder and her stomach was touching his left side.
"It was a different Sam that I saw today: very protective, familial, brotherly, soft. I liked it, I liked him." She said without looking at him. "After today, I just wanted you to know... I'll... I'll do anything for you." She said with a slight tremor in her voice.
Sam turned the TV off. He sat straight up on the bed and made Andy sit up as well to face him. He looked into her eyes and held her face as his palms were touching her cheeks. "Andy, listen to me. You've already done everything for me! You saved my ass with Hill, Angel and Brennan. You saved my life! Who can ask for anything more?" He saw a tear coming down her cheek and kissed it away. "Come here." He hugged her again.
"After seeing you today... and tonight... I felt as a part of a family and I realized that you... you are my family, Sam."
"And you are mine!" He kissed her. When they broke away, he looked at her face; the light from the outside gave her skin a glow. He had never seen her more beautiful than she was at that moment. He wiped another small tear from under her eye and said "I love you, Andy. Always have."
Andy started crying and exhaled with relief. She couldn't believe that he finally said these words to her. She have suspected, hell... she knew but he never told her. Her arms were around his neck, she pulled him closer to her. "I love you too, Sam. So much." she said as she looked into his eyes.
They started kissing again and laid back down on the bed. It was a good thing that they were working the afternoon shift the next day.
A/N: So my main objective of this story was to get Sam and Andy to say 'I love you' to each other. I only hope I did it justice. THANK YOU EVERYONE for your support!
I will start working on a sequel to this story very soon.