AUTHOR'S NOTE: First, I want to personally thank you all for deciding to read this fanfic. I own none of the characters of this show. This story is fiction and just for fun. Story is set 7 years after the finale. I don't own any of the lyrics.
It was another grey, dull day to which Dick Solomon awoke in the early hours. He sighed a little and rolled on his back, now staring blankly at the ceiling.
Almost instantly, his mind wandered to thoughts of his beloved Mary. He closed his eyes and visioned her beautiful short, blonde hair. He thought about how she smelled, how she tasted. Why did he have to leave seven years ago? Why?
He let out a sigh as he climbed out of the motel bed. He decided today he would head into town and start over. Get a job, a house. Maybe someday the rest of the gang would join him. Maybe someday Mary would be his again. Maybe.
Mary awoke in the arms of Michael. She gently picked his arm up and placed it to her side. Quietly, Mary got out of bed to get dressed. After dressing she quietly left her house and headed for town. She had to do something.
Mary headed towards the bookshop in hopes of finding a great new book to keep her mind off of things. As she entered the bookstore she noticed Dick Solomon filling something out by the register.
"Mary?" Dick turned around to face the beautiful woman he adored so. "Mary, what are you doing here?"
"It's a bookstore. I'm here to purchase a book."
Same old Mary.
"I'm filling out an application, got to find work somewhere!"
"Mr-Dick, may I talk to you outside?"
Dick walked over to Mary and together they walked outside.
"Dick, Nina told me everything. How you used to work with me, how we used to-"
"Be lovers?" Dick finished Mary's sentence.
"Y-yes." Mary said barely above a whisper, now staring at the ground.
"Mary, I know you don't remember anything. I just want you to know that I love you. I came here in hopes of starting over, but I understand that can't happen now."
Mary could feel the tears in her eyes threatening to spill. "Dick, I wish I could remember. I want to," Mary's voice was cracking. "For seven years I've felt like something was missing, like my purpose had vanished. Then you showed up out of the blue. Something inside me felt comfortable around you, instantly. I just wish I could remember why, Dick."
Dick's heart began beating faster. Dare he tell her what had happened? Everything? Including the reason he had to leave in the first place?
"Mary, we were once engaged you know."
Mary looked up at Dick and wiped her now red eyes. "Engaged? Us?" Mary found it so hard to believe. "Why did you leave, Dick?"
Dick felt a lump in his throat. "I had to return to my original home with my family. It was a family matter. I didn't want to leave you, Mary. You agreed to come with me but then you changed your mind, claiming you would miss it here too much," Dick thought of what to tell her next. "I left my car here, and hit the road. I guess you must have bumped your head, which caused you to forget everything."
Mary's sobbing turned into crying and Dick put his arms around her. Mary thought about pulling away at first, but instead settled into his embrace. "I remember waking up with car keys in my hand," Mary began. "I was so scared and alone, Not to mention confused. Day after day I strained my mind to try to remember what happened. Sometimes I felt like I was getting a memory, but it slipped away from me instantly. Not a day goes by when I don't try to remember what happened."
"Let me try to help you remember."
"But, Michael. Dick, what about Michael?"
"Do you love him Mary?"
"No," Mary sighed and once again wiped her eyes. "But that doesn't mean I want to hurt him."
"Mary, what we had was true love. We drove each other crazy, Mary. If we found it once I believe we can find it again. Let me help you."
But when you touch me like this and you hold me like that
Dick used his hand to lift Mary's chins, their eyes meeting.
Slowly leaning in, he softly brushed his lips against hers.
I just have to admit that it's all coming back to me
Mary closed her eyes and responded by deepening the kiss. His lips on hers felt so good, so familiar.
Dick pulled away from Mary's mouth and placed a soft, gentle kiss upon her cheek. Mary smiled and ran her hands down the side of his face.
"I don't know how, but I feel so safe with you. I know we once were so close, but I don't remember. Even so, I feel so safe, so good in your arms."
"It's because we're meant to be, love."
When I touch you like this, And I hold you like that
It's so hard to believe but It's all coming back to me
Mary arrived home around 7pm. She noticed she left her cell phone on the kitchen table, so she walked over to pick it up. One new voicemail.
"Hi, babe. I'm sorry but I'll be working late again. Won't be home until late. Love you!"
Mary sighed and sat her phone back on the table. What was she going to do?
Mary got ready for bed and decided to turn in early. She crawled into bed and hugged her knees to her chest, soon drifting off to sleep.
("Good morning, Dr. Albright!"
"Nina, would you tell Dr. Solomon he parked in my space again."
"You parked in her space." Nina repeated, without much enthusiasm.
"It was empty."
"Would you tell him I'm going to have him towed?"
"Tell her I already have all the toes I need, I am fully formed."
"You're coming on to me." Mary said pointing a finger at Dick.
"I have no idea what that means."
"It's alright it's in my thesis," Mary explained. "It's a basic animal attraction, we all have the animal within, .. some are one swing closer to the tree"
There were moments of gold And there were flashes of light
"Excuse me," Dick said moving forward. "I have a sudden urge to clean you." Dick dove in and grabbed Mary's head, pulling her into a kiss.
There were things I'd never do again, but then they'd always seemed right
Breaking the kiss Mary's hand met the side of Dick's face hard. Almost instantly after, Mary pulled him in for another kiss. ]
There were nights of endless pleasure It was more than any laws allow
Mary sat up straight in bed. She remembered something. It was all coming back to her. Mary smiled nervously to herself and looked over at the sleeping figure next to her, then let out a sigh. She then looked up at the clock that read 4:12am.
Mary flung her head back against the pillow and squeezed her eyes tight, hoping to dream up another memory.
Mary awoke alone in bed, realizing Michael had already headed off to work. It was Sunday, so she had the day off, she figured she'd try to find Dick.
Mary got up to do her morning routine, only one thing was different, she was happy.
After leaving the house Mary headed towards the same bookshop she was at the day before She didn't know where else to look for Dick, and she thought maybe he was there looking for her, too.
Sure enough, there stood Dick, leaning against the brick building that was the bookshop.
Dick looked up to notice Mary Albright walking towards him, a smile on her face. Oh how he loved her smile, oh how he missed her smile.
"Dick!" Mary squealed running towards Dick. When she reach him, she threw her arms around him, squeezing his neck. "I had a memory last night! A memory of us!"
Dick felt his heart flutter. Hugging her tightly he whispered in her ear, "That's great baby. I am so glad."