A/N: I have waited like 5 months to put up this chapter and share this with you all.

All my thanks to Lady Gaga. She is a genius.

Max was driving Rosie back to the airport so she could catch her flight home. Though they had been perfectly comfortable and chatty with each other over the past couple of days an element of awkwardness now existed between the pair. Neither of them had really mentioned what would happen next, it was a sense of uncertainty that now loomed even though they were both sure of what they wanted.

Max concentrated on the road ahead whilst Rosie peered out of the window catching last glimpses of the city. The radio played in the background, the only sound filling the silence apart from the roar of other traffic outside.

"Got any last minute shopping to do in Duty Free?" Max asked politely

Rosie shook her head

"No, I shouldn't" she let out a small laugh.

It's been a long time since I came around
Been a long time but I'm back in town
And this time I'm not leavin' without you

Rosie swallowed nervously as she took note of the lyrics that had begun to play out of the speakers

You taste like whiskey when you kiss me awe
I'd give anything again to be your babydoll
This time I'm not leaving without you.

Max pulled up to a set of traffic lights and leant back in his seat. Rosie massaged her temples, trying to focus on the fact that she was going home

He said, sit back down where you belong
In the corner of my bar with your high heels on
Sit back down on the couch
Were we made love the first time
And you said to me

Max turned to look at her,

"weird huh?" he gestured to the radio

Rosie felt she had no choice but to make eye contact with him.

(There's Somethin'), Somethin', somethin' about this place
Somethin' 'bout lonely nights
And my lipstick on your face

"Very" she smiled slightly as her brain raced.

Somethin', somethin' about
My cool Nebraska guy
Yeah somethin' about
Baby you and I

It's been two years since I let you go

Max racked his brains, numbers and dates flew all over his vision. The day things started to go wrong, they day they decided to end it, now. The time difference. 2 years?

"shit" he muttered to himself. Rosie didn't say anything.

I couldn't listen to a joke or rock n' roll
And muscle cars drove a truck
Right through my heart

The lights went green and the car starting moving again. Rosie stared at the sign on the roadside ahead noting the approach to the airport.

On my birthday you sang me "Heart of Gold"
With a guitar hummin' and no clothes
This time I'm not leaving without you.

"Shame you can't sing" Rosie smiled, the significance was too much to ignore, she could only manage to joke about it.

Max laughed.

He said, sit back down where you belong
In the corner of my bar with your high heels on
Sit back down on the couch
Were we made love the first time
And you said to me
.

(There's Somethin'), Somethin', somethin' about this place
Somethin' 'bout lonely nights
And my lipstick on your face
Somethin', somethin' about
My cool Nebraska guy
Yeah somethin' about
Baby you and I

You and I,
You you and I,
You you and I,
You you and I,
You and I
You you and I
Oh yeah I'd rather die,
without you and I

Max's head and heart pounded. He knew the words were true.

We gotta whole lotta money, but we still pay rent
'Cause you can't buy a house in heaven
There's only three men that imma serve my whole life
It's my daddy and Nebraska and Jesus Christ.

There's Somethin'), Somethin', somethin' about the chase
6 Whole years

"This is too weird" Rosie muttered noting the number of years since their beginning.

I'm a New York woman born to run you down
Still want my lipstick all over your face

Max looked at her again.

"Is she trying to tell us something?" He frowned.

Rosie shrugged despite a smile creeping onto her face

There's somethin', somethin' about
Just knowin' when it's right
So put your drinks for Nebraska
For Nebraska, Nebraska I love you.
You and I,
You you and I
Baby I'd rather die
Without you and I.
You and I,
You you and I
Nebraska I'd rather die
Without you and I.

Max pulled into a parking space and turned off the engine, but neither of them moved.

It's been a long time since I came around
Been a long time but I'm back in town
And this time I'm not leavin' without you

As the song faded out and the DJ's voice emerged, neither of them quite knew what to say.

"Max" she choked.

He looked up and met her gaze.

"Max, that's us" Rosie finished, pointing a fairly shaky finger towards the radio.

He reached up and pulled her pointed finger back down, cupping her face with his spare hand Max pulled her closer to him and kissed her gently. When he pulled back he saw the tears in her eyes.

"I know" he whispered continuing to stare into her deep brown eyes, "Isn't it kind of rude if we don't do what she says?"

Rosie giggled brushing the tears off her cheeks and unclipping her seat belt.

"Woah" Max gripped onto her hand "where you off to? We gotta go back, get my passport" he laughed slightly, a glint in his eye.

"Max" she raised her eyebrows

"What?" he questioned

"We don't actually have to do what Lady Gaga says" she replied, noting he was getting serious on the idea.

"I know but-"

"Max," she cut him off "we said we wouldn't rush into things!"

"So you don't want me to come with you then?" Max said slightly taken aback

"It's not that I don't want you to come, but we just need to be careful ok? I mean I'd love to stay around, spend more time together but.."

"I know" he accepted, knowing she was telling the truth.

"I'll be back don't worry, say a few weeks?" She tried to compromise

Max shook his head.

"No way" He muttered "I'm coming to you. That's only once I've checked to see there's no more spare seats on your flight" he teased

Rosie raised her eyebrows at him.

"I'm joking!" Max laughed "whatever you want!"

Rosie smiled and opened the door to the car to walk out into the car park.

(x)

Rosie checked her one suitcase in for the flight and made her way over to the security gate, her fingers wrapped round Max's who was following her every move.

She turned on her heel and looked up into his eyes.

She didn't say anything. In fact she didn't even know what to say.

"I know" he murmured before kissing her deeply.

Rosie finished the kiss before wrapping her arms around his back and hugging him. Max kissed the top of her head whilst clinging onto her.

When she pulled back and looked back up at him nothing more could fall out of her mouth but,

"I love you"

A/N: So just to let you know this fic does not end, however it will take me a while to write the next part of it as I hadn't planned so far ahead. Do be patient it will make a return, just not for a couple of months. Thanks so much for all your lovely reviews! Without them i wouldn't be able to carry on!

Emily xx