"What the hell do you want? "David barked at her. He was hung over and agitated. The last thing he wanted was another pointless fight with Maddie. "And how did you know where to find me?"

David left Maddie standing in the hall as he made his way to the couch and slumped down holding his head. Maddie quietly closed the door behind her and approached the couch. "I don't want to argue David. I came here to talk to you. I want to talk to you."

"But maybe I don't want to talk to you?" David said crossly "Does it always have to be what you want? Am I a player in this game?"
Maddie stared at him with hurt blue eyes. "Is this what this is to you a game?"

David "Yeah and one I keep losing. I think it's time to call in my chips."

Maddie remained calm "Is that what you want David?"

David ran his hands through his hair. "I don't know what I want. All I know is I don't want this!"

Maddie was confused. 'What's this?"

David got up and began pacing back and forth. "This. You. Me. This thing we keep doing. I'm tired and sick of THIS!"

"That's why we need to talk David. Don't you see?"

"No, I don't see. Truthfully, all I see is the last few years racing through my brain like a runaway train!" David mimicked Maddie's voice. "Let's make a pact. I'm not supposed to be with someone like you." David threw her a dangerous look.

Maddie interrupted "I never said that!" she insisted.

"Oh yes you did! When you were telling me how you are the one that I always wanted to be with. Arrogant much?"

Maddie opened her mouth to speak but David silenced her with a glare. "Let me finish and get this off my chest!" David continued, "I forgave you for Walter. I forgave you for everything! I thought we were moving toward something good. I thought you had finally changed and you wanted us to be together. I thought that you wanted to be with ME. Then ba-bing! You tell me we are just friends. PALS! That was a sucker punch to the stomach. I didn't expect that one. Ok. I accept that. After all, what choice did I have? Right? I try to move on. Then you start talking about us again. You make me a partner in the agency." David throws her a hurt, angry look. "All of a sudden you decide, for whatever twisted reason you have in that blonde head of yours, that you want me again. So now I am supposed to come running to you? You even think that you have the right to get angry because I was with another woman. Are you serious? You have kicked me down so many times. Splattered my guts from here to the moon! Made me feel inferior, like I wasn't good enough for you. You have made me feel so much less of a man." David had tears in his eyes as he turned to Maddie. "I think THIS is over."

Maddie shook her head. "Please David can't we just talk?"

David just looked at her puzzled "Didn't you just hear what I just said?"

"I'm sorry."

"You're sorry and that's supposed to make everything ok?

" David couldn't help it and he began to laugh.

Maddie was getting angry. "Stop laughing. Why are you laughing?" she asked, "Do you find this funny?"

David wiped his eyes and sat down. "No, Not really. I find it really sad actually."

"David. I know I have said this before but I never meant to hurt you. I love you! I know I made some mistakes?"

"Mistakes? Is that what you call it?" David asked mockingly.

Maddie sighed and noticed what David was wearing. Despite herself she felt herself laughing "What do you have on?"

David looked down at himself "Walter's clothes. I feel like a male hooker." He told her.

Maddie looked David over. His muscular body was straining at the seams of the clothes he was wearing. How could she have ever imagined she didn't want this man? She knew she wanted him but was it too late? She had to know.

"David, I know that I have hurt you deeply. I know you must hate me for it. I know I was mean! I know I acted crazy!" David kept silent as she went on "I just need to know one thing. Please tell me the truth. What is going on with Rita?"

Maddie saw David's eyes narrow, "Why do you care, pal?" in the cold, biting tone she had come to despise.

When Rita told me those things I wanted to claw her eyes out. Just the thought of you with another woman. Touching her, making love to her."

David cut her off 'Believe me, it wasn't making love."

Maddie ignored him. "You never answered my question."

The words shot out of David's mouth before he could stop them, "It's none of your damn business." David instantly regretted his remark when he saw the pain in Maddie's eyes. The pain he had just caused her. He loved her. He didn't want to hurt her. David couldn't stand to see Maddie unhappy. "Forget I said that. Rewind the last 5 minutes of your life."

Maddie let out a snort "I wish I could rewind the last couple of years. I would never hurt you David. I would be happy with you and only you."

David looked at her "Yeah well. Anyway, Rita." He shook his head "How can I explain? It was just one night despite what she may have told you. It was a mistake. A big mistake. It was a few weeks after you had left for Chicago. You hadn't written, you hadn't called or contacted me in any way. I figured we were through. I knew it was wrong the minute we were done. Did I think I was being unfaithful to you?" David shook his head. "I don't know. I didn't think we were a couple anymore. You weren't around but I don't know. I just knew it didn't make me forget you. It actually made me want you more. I guess you are right and my slate isn't as clean as I told you it was." David looked at Maddie his green eyes staring into her blue. "It was just that night. Not her and no one else since. Yeah, I guess I'm whipped." He threw Maddie a scathing look. "Dirty Dave has kept his legs crossed, pants zipped. I wonder if I still know how to use it?"

Maddie reached over to run her fingers through his hair. "Oh, I'm sure you do." She whispered. David felt Maddie's' hand slowly crawling down his body, over his chest, past his stomach. Until she reached her destination and heard him gasp. David pushed her hand away. "Hey, do you think I'm easy?" he teased. David didn't want to make love. If he heard her make a pact speech afterward he would surely strangle her.

Maddie giggled "I'm hoping."

David pulled away from her. "I don't want to make love with you."

Maddie was shocked "What?"

David shook his head. "No, I don't know. Oh God. Maddie just leave me alone! Please."

Maddie flinched "Ok. If that's what you want. I've said I was sorry. I've told you that I love you. I just showed you that I want you but you don't know what you want." Maddie stood up "So until you do know I will leave you alone. I won't turn myself inside out for you!"

David looked at her with an evil glint in his eyes "Oh, like I had to do for you?"

Maddie began to raise her voice "No one should have to turn themselves inside out. I told you I was wrong. I can't change the past. I can only work on the future! I was scared and stupid. And immature. Here I am always calling you immature and I'm the one who is running away and fighting this relationship because I am too immature and irrational to commit. I am committing now."

David cuts her off "Oh, yeah you should be committed all right." He smirks at her, "And me too for allowing you to do to me what you did to me. You know?"

Maddie nods, "I know."

David couldn't help himself. He took Maddie in his arms and began brushing her hair off her neck with his fingers. "I miss that spot in the back of your neck." He crooned to her. Maddie shivered and pulled David closer. She put her mouth near his ear and whispered huskily. "I want you David. I love you. Please make love to me."

"Oh God Maddie! How can I resist you? I must be a glutton for punishment but my Lord I still want you!" David pulled Maddie closer and began to undress her as she pulled down those ridiculous sweat pants he was wearing. She saw how much David wanted her and she was filled with a deep desire that only he could satisfy.

Maddie repeated "Make love to me David. Please." And he did. Over and over again!