Thanks for the reviews and your ideas! So, I'm going to try to end this chapter, although I'm not sure if I can! *Fingers crossed*
When Kate woke up the next morning, she realized it was the day she had to leave this wonderful house. She didn't want to leave. She wanted to stay here forever, with Ben. She liked him, and she was curious as to what would happen when they returned to San Francisco. She wondered if her and Ben would actually start a relationship… or what.
Her thoughts were interrupted when Ben woke up.
"Sleep good?" Ben asked, stretching his arms out.
"Yes, I did." Kate said, leaning over to him to give him a kiss.
"Mmmm, I could get used to those." Ben said.
"So could I." Kate said. "Ben… What's going to happen between us when we go back?"
"What do you mean?" He replied.
"You know what I'm talking about. Are you and I going to try this relationship thing?" She said.
"Do you want to?" Ben asked.
"Of course I do!" Kate replied.
"Good. But, I'd rather not tell everyone at the office." Ben said.
"Oh, agreed!" Kate said.
Kate then got up and grabbed her last pair of clothes.
"Shit." She muttered to herself.
"What is it?" Ben asked.
"I forgot a shirt to wear for today." Kate said.
"You can wear one of my other t-shirts, I brought about ten of them." Ben replied.
"Thanks." Kate said as she grabbed one of Ben's old law school t-shirts from his bag. "I'm going to go take a shower real quick. What time is the flight?"
"It's in two hours." Ben replied.
Then Kate walked into the bathroom, set them clothes down, and turned the faucet on. She took Ben's t-shirt off that she slept in, her underwear, and her bra. She climbed in the shower and let the water cover her.
When she got out of the shower, she put a towel around her. Then she heard her phone ringing, but it was still in the bedroom. She opened the door and went to find her phone, but stopped when she heard Ben talking.
"Oh hey Justin! Yeah, Katie's in the shower, I can take a message and tell her if you want." Ben said.
After a short pause, Ben continued talking.
"Ok, sounds good. Bye."
"Ben, why did you just answer my phone?" Kate asked.
"Because it was ringing." Ben replied.
"What did Justin say?" She said.
"He didn't say anything. He just old me he'd call you later." Ben paused. "You're not still seeing him, are you?"
His eyes were pleading.
"No, Ben. No." Kate said, walking closer to him. "I am done with Justin. You're my number one."
"You're my number one too." Ben said, kissing her on the forehead and bringing her into a tight embrace.
An hour later, they were packed and ready to go. Kate grabbed her suitcases and walked out the door. She put her bags in the trunk of the taxi she had called earlier and went back inside to find Ben.
"Come on Ben!" She yelled from the doorway. "We need to get going."
"Yeah yeah yeah." Ben mumbled to himself as he walked down the stairs.
Ben walked past her and also put his things in the trunk. She locked the door and walked next to taxi.
"I'm going to miss this place." Kate said, grabbing a hold of Ben's hand.
Ben looked down at the two of their hands intertwined. Wow, maybe Kate Reed is going to commit to someone other than Justin. And that someone is me.
"Yeah, me too." He said.
Kate then released his hand and got into the backseat, moving over to make room for Ben.
- - - At Reed & Reed - - -
"Hey Leo." Lauren said. "When are Ben and Kate scheduled to be back?"
"They're plane should be leaving soon, so they should be back by lunch." Leo replied.
"Thanks." She said. "And hey, have you noticed anything going on between them?"
"Uhm, not really, no." Leo lied.
"Ok, thanks." Lauren said, walking away from Leo's desk and back into her own office.
When the airplane landed, Kate and Ben grabbed their things and headed for his car. They put their things in the trunk, and climbed into their seats.
They didn't talk much on the way home. Kate was tired, Ben was concentrating on the road. She wondered if this relationship was going to work out. She wanted it to.
They went to Kate's first. Ben got out and helped her with her things.
They carried them inside and set them down.
"I have to go back to office." Kate said. "Will you give me a ride?" She smiled at him.
"Of course." Ben said. "You really should learn how to drive. I can teach you."
"No thanks, I'll just stick to bugging you and Leo for rides." She replied.
"Suit your self." Ben said.
Twenty minutes later, they pulled into the parking lot of Reed & Reed. Kate got out first went straight to the bathrooms. When she walked into the hallway for the restrooms, Justin came out of the men's one.
"Hey, Justin." Kate said. "You needed to talk to me about something?"
"Yeah, it was just for a case. Not important." He replied. "You didn't go to that law school. Whose shirt is that?"
"Uhh, it's Ben's. I just forgot to-" Kate was interrupted.
"You're seeing him, aren't you?" Justin said.
"Justin…" Kate started. "Just don't tell anyone, ok?" She paused before continuing. "Are you mad?"
"No, I'm not mad. I knew that it wouldn't have worked out between us again anyways."
They were interrupted when Ben walked into the same hallway as them.
Justin walked up to Ben. "Take care of her." Then he walked away.
Ben looked at Kate. "He knows?"
"Yeah, he doesn't care though." She replied.
"Ok, good." Ben said, grabbing Kate by hips. "You know Katie… Bathroom sex is a big turn on for me." He said jokingly.
She playfully slapped his shoulder. "You're so goofy."
Ben went in to kiss her before realizing they were at the office.
"Oh just kiss me." Kate whispered.
Ben listened. They stood there in whole view of the office, kissing. But they didn't care. They had both finally gotten what they want. Each other. They both knew it was going to be a bumpy road, but it was worth it. And even if they don't know it yet, they do love each other, and they need each other.
After their kiss, they walked back out into the lobby.
"You know what, let's just go to your house for the day." Kate said.
"Sounds great to me." Ben replied.
And the two of them walked through the doors, holding on to one another's hand.
Well, I guess that's it. I had so much trouble trying to write this chapter, so please, tell me what you think of it!
And I want to write more stories, so give me your ideas! :)
I'd also like to thank all of you that continuously read this story, thank you so much!