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She had rejected him, left him feeling hurt and humiliated, he didnt know how he could ever get over it, he wanted her, he loved her and he always had but how on earth did he prove he loved her. He sat outside the station in his car, wishing he could make his feelings disapear. Seeing her make her way from the station, he quickly rose to his feet and walked away as fast as he could in the oppisite direction, hearing her soft voice calling him he turned back to her "What Stevie?". She smiled "Last night.. I didnt mean to reject you". He stared at her "Thanks..." she shook her head "It wasnt ment to come out like that". He glanced down "How was it ment to sound then.. like I am a pathetic loser you picked up on a heavy night" she shook her head "I care Smithy but we couldnt be together.. I would want commitment and love" he nodded "And I told you I was in love with you". She glanced down "They are words Smithy". He shook his head "No.. they are how I feel about you... I would do anything for you". She nodded "I dont want to get involved in an office romance Smithy.. everyone would have a right laugh at us.." he interupted "And thats what is worrying you?". She glanced down and he shook his head "See something like that wouldnt bother me if I had you to go home to.. had you in my arms... I would just deal with it and keep smiling cause I would do anything to make you happy". He watched her eyes drop to the floor "See you Stevie". He carried on walking pulling his hood up as he went.

You want commitment

Take a look into these eyes

They burn as fire, yeah

Until the end of time

And I would do anything

I'd beg, I'd steal, I'd die

To have you in these arms tonight

Baby, I want you

Like the roses want the rain

You know I need you

Like the poet needs the pain

He was sitting alone in his flat, in all truth he was feeling sorry for himself he knew he stood no chance of making her see all the things he had done for her and what he would give to call her his own. He made his way into the bathroom and stripped down as he climbed into the shower, he had just stood under the hot blasts when he heard the doorbell ring, deciding to ignore it he continued to let the water run down his tonned body, hearing the second ring sound the flat he sighed as he dragged himself from the shower and wrapped a towel round the lower half of his body, "This better be important" he barked as he pulled the door open, he stared at the small blonde as she stood nervously on the door step "Can we talk?" she asked her voice barely above a whispear. He moved aside letting her step from the cold night into his flat, he gestured to the living room "I'll get dressed" he began before making his way towards his bedroom. He pulled some dark blue jogging bottoms and a black vest from his draws and began to get dressed, he was nervous which was nothing unusual when in the company of his co-worker but something felt different, he felt rejected already he could feel his life slipping away, he glanced in the mirror before making his way out towards the living room, he paused watching her flicking through his DVD collection, she was beautiful, she looked so natural, her hair curling slightly round her face her make up barely detectable. He watched her for a few minutes before walking inside the room and smiling to her "What do you want Stevie?". She gestured to the DVDs "You got some good ones.." he interupted "Stevie?". She glanced down "This is hard Smithy.." he smiled "You have already told me its not gunna happen, I think the hard part is over". She shook her head "You said you would do anything for me". He nodded "And yeah I would". He watched as her eyes fell to the floor "Smithy.. I wish I could say yes we could have a future but.." he interupted "Its fine.. I erm.. I have somewhere to be Stevie". She smiled "Of corse.. I will see you at work.." she paused as she made her way out towards the front door "We are ok though yeah?". He nodded "Yeah" watching as the small blonde walked out of his flat down the path.

And I would give anything

My blood, my love, my life

If you were in these arms tonight

I'd hold you, I'd need you I'd get down on my knees for you

And make everything alright

If you were in these arms

I'd love you, I'd please you I'd tell you that I'll never leave you

And love you 'til the end of time

If you were in these arms tonight, oh yeah

Smithy made his way up to CID, he glanced through the door and sighed as his eyes fell on the small blonde, she was sitting in a world of her own at her desk, he watched her for a few minutes before making his way to Neils office, he knocked and waited to be called in, he glanced back over to her, she was staring at him now, she let out a slight smile which he returned before making his way into Neil. He spent ten minutes explaing to Neil he needed someone from CID to help on a case he was working on praying the whole time he would suggest anyone but her, he couldnt spend the day trying to keep his eyes from wandering and having to make meaningless small talk with the woman he loved. But it seemed all the prays in the world couldnt help him as Neil glanced up from his desk with only two words "Stevie's free". He nodded, his heart suddenley in his mouth as he made his way back out into CID, he took a deep breath before making his way over to her "Hi.. erm.. I need someone on a rape case with me.. erm Neil said you are.." before he had a chance to finish his sentence she stood from her chair, whipping her coat from the back and gesturing to the door "Lead the way Gov". He turned and made his way from her desk, he could feel her close behind him, hear her footsteps on the floor as they began their way down the stairs, reaching the bottom he held the door open and watched as she made her way outside, her hair blew in the wind and he smiled as she turned back to face him "Its cold today.." he nodded as she turned away and headed for the waiting car, was this what they were reduced to talking about the weather. They had spent a few hours working on the case neither making an attempt to talk to each other, the case was wrapped up by the end of the day and he watched as she made her way from the station, he sighed he glanced up into the sky the day was brighter now, maybe things were on an up he thought to himself as she turned back to him and smiled "You want to come for a drink?" her voice was soft and child like, and he grinned "Yeah?" she nodded as he began his way towards her.

We stared at the sun

And we made a promise

A promise this world

Would never blind us

And these were our words

Our words were our songs

Our songs are our prayers

These prayers keep me strong

And I still believe If you were in these arms

He watched her rest down at the table in the pub as he ordered their drinks, he couldnt keep his eyes from her, however much he hurt, however humiliated he felt he still couldnt quite keep his eyes and mind from her, he turned away as her eyes caught his, he paid for the drinks before glancing back to her. He made his way over and rested down oppisite her "Here" he smiled as he placed his drink infront of her. He stared at her as she took her first few sips, he couldnt do anything but look at her as she smiled at him with pure gratitude in her eyes "Thank you Smithy". He glanced down at his beer lifting it slowly to his lips, feeling her hand placed on his he forced her eyes to his "Im sorry Smithy". He shook his head "Its fine... Im sorry we erm... we shouldnt of slept together..." her eyes fell back to the table "You said you loved me". He stared at her, she looked sad and he suddenley realised what he had to do "I do love you... I always have Stevie and if we were together I would make everything alright but you have said its not..." he paused as she shifted her chair round the table and placed a kiss to his lips.

I'd hold you, I'd need you I'd get down on my knees for you

And make everything alright

If you were in these arms

I'd love you, I'd please you I'd tell you that I'd never leave you

And love you 'til the end of time

If you were in these arms tonight

Smithy could hardly believe his luck, she had invited him home after the pub and he had spent the whole taxi ride kissing her running his hand through her soft blonde hair and he climbed from the car after her he paid the driver before slipping his coat from his arms and wrapping it round her shoulders he clamped his hands onto her hips as he turned her back to face him, he smiled as he gestured to her door "Are you sure..." she pushed up and into his lips and he smiled as she pulled away "Are you one hundred percent sure Stevie... this is what you want?". She grinned "Yes Dale Smith this is what I want". Once they had arrived in her flat he made his way into the living room and rested down onto the sofa, she moved over and sat next to him "Do you want a drink?". He shook his head as he placed his hand onto her cheek, he stared into her eyes and grinned "You are so beautiful Stevie" he lent down placing a kiss to her lips, feeling her hand grip onto the back of his neck he inched closer to her on the sofa, his hands dropping to her hips as he held her close letting his tounge move into her mouth. He smiled as she realesed her grip and rose to her feet, she pulled on his hand and led him towards her bedroom.

Your clothes are still scattered all over our room

This whole place still smells like your cheap perfume

Everything here reminds me of you

There's nothing I wouldn't do

And these were our words

They keep me strong, baby

I'd hold you, I'd need you I'd get down on my knees for you

And make everything alright

If you were in these arms

Feeling her soft lips brushing against his he forced his eyes open, she was lent over his body, her skin clear of all make up, her hair curling softly round her cheeks, he moved his hand to the bottom of her bear back and pulled her closer onto his chest as her lips once again pushed onto hers. She took a deep breath as she pulled away "Morning" was the only word to slip from her lips and he grinned "Morning beautiful". He gestured to the pile of clothes on the floor "It was a erm... eventfull night". She let out a mischevious grin as the memories of the previous night filled her mind. He smiled "Any regrets?" he asked. She nodded as she pushed herself up slightly pulling the covers over herself as she glanced down at his chest "Not doing this sooner" she lent down letting her lips move over his before dropping down onto his neck. He grinned as she moved down onto his chest, he finally had it, everything he had ever wanted he had her in his arms and he was determined to never let her go.

I'd love you, I'd please you I'd tell you that I'd never leave you

And love you 'til the end of time

If you were in these arms tonight

If you were in these arms tonight

If you were in these arms tonight

If you were in these arms, baby

He had spent the day thinking about her, waiting to have her in his arms once again, he slipped away just before the end of their shift and made his way to the florist, he made his way to her building and waited for someone to let him in before jogging up the stairs to her front door, he left the large bouquet of roses on the doorstep before making his way back out of the building, he had just made it to his car on the oppisite side of the road when he saw her pull up, he watched her climb from the car and walk round pulling her bag from the passenger seat, he watched her dig about inside and pull her phone out before locking the car door and making her way to her front door she stood on the doorstep as his phone began to ring, he stared down at her name before back to where she held the phone to ear, he waited for her to step inside before answering "Hi Stevie". Her reply made him smile "I have missed you tod..." her pause made him grin as he realised she must of reached her door "Smithy the flowers are beautiful". He smiled to himself "What you doing tonight?". He glanced up to her flat as the light shone out in the living room "I was going to invite you round" she replied. He pulled on the door handle "Im on my way" He hung up before ringing the intercom "Hello" she answered it he grinned "You gunna let me in or what", she buzzed him in and he made his way up to her, kissing her lips he grinned as she rested into his arms "That was quick".

Like the roses need the rain

Like the singles need to change

Like the poets need the pain

I need you in these arms tonight

If you were in these arms tonight