Sleep

Jill woke and slowly opened her eyes. The first thing she realized was the bed beside her was empty. She sat up, almost fearful he had left. It was an irrational fear, she knew. She wasn't a one night stand to him. But the fear persisted until she heard the shower running. He had left the door open, probably because she had asked for that earlier in the week.

She smiled as she slipped out of bed and entered the bathroom. She stepped in behind him, still naked from their night together. He jumped when her hands touched his back. He calmed though, once he realized it was her. "Morning..." She smiled again and continued to wash his back for him. He leaned against her touch before turning to capture her mouth. Soon the only sounds were each other whispering to each other turning into moans of pleasure into pleas for more.

When they finally managed to wash instead of indulging in each other, they dressed and collapsed on the couch. "What should we do today?"

He shrugged and pulled her onto his lap, where she splayed out so only her torso was in his lap, the rest of her being on the length of the couch. "What do you want to do?"

She smirked up at him. "What we did last night would be fun. And what we did a half an hour ago. But other than that... well, we don't really need any thing other than that. Unless you want to do something else. Personally, I wouldn't mind staying in the hotel room and putting a "do not disturb" sign on the door."

He laughed and pulled her into an upright position. A frown appeared on his face. "Jill..?"

"What is it, Chris?"

"You're happy to be with me, right?" She rolled her eyes. "Jill..."

"Chris, don't be ridiculous. Of course I'm happy with you."

"But you seemed... not yourself for the past few days. On and off..."

She sighed. "Chris, I've been messed up for the past few months. This is the best I've felt in a long time." She gave him a quick kiss. "I know I've been struggling, but... It really helped when we got together. When you said you wanted to take time off with me, it helped even more. The last week or whatever... I've loved it." She pressed her cheek against his. "I haven't been normal since I was locked in that stupid cell..." She sighed again. "This is the closest I've gotten to normal."

"I love you, Jill," he whispered.

"I love you too, Chris." She looked him in the eyes. "No more insecurity, okay? I love you tons, so there's no need."

He laughed and shook his head. "Then what was it called when you were nervous earlier this week?"

She huffed. "That was me being unsure because you practically acted like you hated me for year. Maybe not hate, but you were an ass."

He frowned and pulled her close. "I'm sorry... You didn't deserve that..."

She bit her lip. "Damn right I didn't. But if you haven't noticed, I've forgiven you." She cuddled against him and he held her, filled with regret at his past actions. In a way, he had tried to forget about her in hopes that he would stop loving her. He felt obscenely lucky to have her right then, though. She made everything better. "Chris?"

"Yeah, babe?"

"We should go home." She wasn't sure what she meant by home, her apartment or his. Either one, she wanted him with her. "Stay here a day or two more and head home. Get a flight and go back."

"We should move in together," he mentioned.

"Your place or mine?"

"A whole new place. Get an apartment big enough for us both. Or maybe even a small house," he elaborated. She raised her eyebrows. A house together? That implied settling down much more permently. But... She was okay with that.

"Yeah... A house would be nice."

"We can use the rest of our vacation to look at some. We could be in our own house together by the end of the month!" he spoke excitedly.

She smiled, shifting to have a leg on either side of his lap and looking in his face. "You're sexy when you talk about us."

He grinned and set his hands on her hips. "You're sexy all the time."

She kissed him, knotting her fingers in his hair and pulling him close. It wasn't long before they found themselves on the bed. It was discovered that redressing after the shower had been pointless. They were undressed again within minutes. They moved against each other, voices echoing in the room. In the past twenty four hours, they had learned each other's bodies better than ever. All their focus was on, though, was learning more.

When they finally fell breathless onto the bed, he kissed her forehead. "Jill..."

She snuggled against him. "Yeah?"

"Imagine where we'll be a few years from now... Our own house. Who knows what else..." She heard something hidden in his voice.

"What do you think it'll be like?" she asked.

He shrugged. "We'd be settled in our own house. A pet of some kind. Probably a fish. Maybe married..." He wanted to go on. He was hopeful of their future.

She smiled. "That's it?"

He looked very seriously into her eyes. "I've kinda always wanted a kid." She looked surprised at his admition, though he had said it before. "But it's your body, so it's your choice." She smiled and kissed the part of him that was closest, his chin.

"We've gotta plan then. We can't take care of a baby if we still work as agents in the BSAA." He started to object at the thought of quiting their job, but she continued. "I say we work until we're about thirty-four or so. You'll be that old before me, so when you turn it, we can become consultants for missions. We won't go on any more and there won't be long trips to other countries. The baby would be able to have us both then too. What if we had a child in only a couple years and something happened to one of us?" She frowned. "I don't think either of us could handle that."

He shook his head and pulled her closer. "How do you think things through so fast?"

She shrugged. "One of the reasons I was hired to STARS was my ability to break down situations and figure out the best plan for each." She looked up at him. "I just want our baby to have the best life possible."

He smiled. "With you as it's mom, how could it have any less?"

She smirked at him and curled against him with a yawn. "Not to mention you as a dad."

"This kids gonna have a good life, huh?"

She nodded. "The best we can give it."

He yawned and turned on his side, pulling her into his arms. "I'm tired..."

"Me too..."

Comforted with their plans for a future together, they settled in for some well deserved sleep.

Fin.