How Things Should Be

Cassie laughed. She couldn't help it. Despite everything, she felt a connection with Azazeal - and he had a decent sense of humour when he tried.

He lit up when she laughed and leaned in close. "See, Cassie? We're having fun. This, us, is right. This is how things should be."

The moment turned serious when she didn't reply. Neither of them said a word, choosing instead to stare at the other.

Cassie, after some consideration, leaned in and kissed him. When she pulled back, he smiled and cupped her cheek in one hand.

"You're beautiful, Cassie."

Though something in her screamed, trouble!, she smiled.

"Mine," he murmured and he kissed her again.