Hey guys!

I know that I said that I would update within a couple of days, but life happens, and now I'm back at college, procrastinating studying for a chemistry test.

Well that's all that I'm going to say for now.

I'll see you all at the end of the chapter.

Chapter 15: There's Nowhere We Can Hide

Pants fell from my lips as I pushed myself to run faster, my calves burning. Branches stung my cheeks as I crashed into them. Exhaustion fell in waves upon me, causing me to stumble frequently.

I needed to keep moving. I couldn't let them catch me.

The sky was dark. Lightening flashed in the distance, briefly lighting up the area around me. Something moved out of the corner of my eye, and I whipped my head in that direction.

I barely caught his grin as the sky darkened once more. "You're mine, Angie."

The adrenaline pumped through my veins as I sprinted away from him. The thunder sounded muted under his booming laughter.

I burst out from the cover of the trees and into a wide field, stopping briefly. There was no way that they couldn't see me now.

I turned around to go back into the tree line, but Lucifer was standing behind me. I felt the air leave my lungs as he started to move closer.

I turned my head, and before I could consider even running away, the blue eyed teen landed behind me.

"You're mine, Angie." He echoed, moving closer to me. I moved backwards and jumped when I felt Lucifer's cold, dead hands wrap around my arms, holding me in place.

The teen stopped in front of me and licked his lips. I thrashed in Lucifer's arms, kicking out my legs towards him.

I don't want to die.

I don't want to die.

Lucifer crashed his knees into the backs of mine, forcing me to kneel on the ground. He pressed down on my shoulders, hard, keeping me in place.

The teen grabbed a fistful of my hair and yanked my head up towards him. I bit my lip to prevent myself from crying out. "You shouldn't have tried to run. You know that I don't like disobedience." His blue eyes bored into mine. "Angie, look at me." I kept my eyes focused on the dark clouds above us. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw his teeth clench. My heart felt that it was going to burst out of my chest. "Angie." I kept my eyes focused on the sky, waiting for my savior that would never come.

Pain rocked my world and my ears rang. My eyes locked on him in shock as I tried to regain my senses.

"I didn't want to do that Angie, but you gave me no choice." He grinned. "Where's your prince, Angie? I thought that you said that he was coming."

I couldn't help the tear that slipped out my eye, breaking my façade.

"Oh that's right, he's where I put him. Six feet under." He laughed. "No one's going to save you this time." He moved his face closer to mine. I opened my mouth to scream as he grabbed my face, but sound refused to come out.

"Goodbye, Angie."

And then the world faded to black.

My eyes flew open, and I sat up, panting. My pulse hammered through my ears and the room spun around me.

It was just a dream. A dream.

I closed my eyes and tried to take deep breaths. I loosened my grip on the covers as my heart beat slowed down to its normal pace.

Suddenly, a finger twisted a lock of my hair. My eyes flew open, and I turned to the figure lying in the small bed besides me, the hair slipping from his finger in the process.

"What's wrong?" Cam asked quietly, his voice groggy from sleep. His emerald eyes stared into mine. His hair was tangled and splayed out across the pillow. He was wearing a t-shirt from one of the bands that he loved, and the lower half of his body was tangled in the covers. I could not help thinking about how sexy he looked. "Angie?"

"It's nothing, just a bad dream." I brought my legs up to my chest and rested my arms on them. For the first time, I realized that I was only wearing an oversized band shirt and my lacy underwear. I couldn't help the blush that creeped up my neck. Who the hell changed me? I opened my mouth to ask, but he spoke before I could.

"Are you sure? Do you want to talk about it?"

About you possibly taking my clothes off? Not really?

"No. I barely remember it anyway." I took a deep breath. "Why am I here, Cam?"

"Kaya and I couldn't find the key to your room, so we decided that you would be safe enough here."

"That's not what I meant." I sighed and looked down at him. "Why did you save me last night?"

He paused. "You know why I saved you." He ran his fingers down my arm. My arm felt like a livewire and I shivered in pleasure. He smiled. Wait. He did the same thing to Luce the other day. I yanked my arm away and his smile disappeared.

"No I don't; I wouldn't be asking if I didn't know."

He sat up. "What is there not to get, Angie?"

"Everything, Cam. One moment you're promising to protect me, and in the next, you're handing me to the man that you were supposed to protect me against." I tried to keep my voice from rising. "And if that wasn't enough, you kissed me one day, then my cousin the next; on top of calling me Elizabeth! In all honestly, I can't really blame you for the last one, but still –."

He cut me off with a kiss.

I resisted at first, naturally. After all, who does that? If I'm mad, I don't want you to try to kiss me and make up. I want to rant. Like fuck that. But I couldn't resist the feeling of my lips against mine. I didn't realize how much I was craving his kiss until his tongue slipped in my mouth and rubbed against mine. I let out an involuntary moan, and my hands tangled in his hair, pulling him closer.

A small part of my mind screamed at me to stop, that I should be lecturing him instead of making out with him, but my body kept pulling him closer. All it wanted was him, and I wasn't about to protest. His lips detached from mine as we gasped for breath. I stared at his swollen lips, not done with them yet. Apparently he was thinking the same thing, because he wrapped his arm around my waist and pressed his body against mine. He paused and stared at me with eyes at half mast, before closing them and pressing his lips against mine once more.

I followed suit, losing myself in the kiss once more. Cam slowly pushed me down onto the bed. My head hit the soft pillows, and I wrapped my arms around his neck. I barely felt his hand slipping up my shirt and moving upwards towards my breast. Suddenly, his hand stopped below my breast, and clenched into a fist. He groaned, and removed his hand. He sat upwards, straddling me. Our pants filled the room as we started into each other's eyes.

I wanted him. No, I needed him.

I needed him to touch me. I needed him to engrave his mark into me, so that I would not think of another. I needed him to make me forget, about last night, about our past, and the future that lies ahead. I just wanted the world to disappear.

His pupils were dilated. I felt his eyes travel up and down my body before he looked away, making my skin burn. Wordlessly, he got up and went to his dresser. I sat up as he pulled out a pair of sweatpants and tossed them at me. They landed on my lap.

"If you want to talk, put those on. Otherwise, we'll be doing something else very soon." He turned around. My face flushed as I grasped the situation.

I quickly pulled sweatpants on stopping at my knees. I lifted my hips up slightly so I could pull them on completely, and then plopped back down on the bed. "Okay. You can turn around now." He came over and sat on the edge of the bed.

We sat in silence for a few minutes as he looked up at the ceiling, getting his bearings together. He exhaled loudly, then looked at me.

"Angie…I didn't know what to do, okay? I had resolved to protect you, truly, I did; however, when I found out that you were Elizabeth, something in me just snapped. I lived for a long time without love after Lilith {1}, and when I was given another chance with Elizabeth she left me, too. It was like a permanent solar eclipse hung over me. I quickly climbed Lucifer's ranks, and threw everything that I had left into tearing Luce and Daniel apart." He paused.

"To be honest, I felt an attraction to you when we first met. I tried to keep my distance from you, but it was like you were the sun, and I was caught in your gravitational pull. No matter where I tried to hide, you were there. I became jealous of the way Daniel made you laugh, even though I knew that he belonged to her. Every time I talked to you, I seemed to leave an even worse impression on you than the one I had before. It frustrated me to no end. I found myself focusing more and more on you instead of my mission. When I finally discovered my feelings for you, I decided that I would never act on them. I thought that the best way to protect you was to stay away from you, but I couldn't…I never imagined that you would be her." He took my hand in his and intertwined our hands over and over as he continued to speak, looking down at them.

"I hated myself for not realizing that you never left my – no, Luce's side. I felt like I should have been able to recognize Elizabeth's soul, if I loved her enough as I thought I did. On top of that, I started to doubt my feelings for you. Were they caused by my unconscious reaction to Elizabeth's – no, your soul? Or did the present you steal my heart once more? I was confused, and I didn't know what to do. I found myself pushing you away when I really just wanted to run into your arms. I tried to focus on my mission with Luce, but that only hurt you more in the end. And for that, I am sorry.

"I've said a lot of things that I regret to you since we met, and I know that I can never take them back, no matter how hard I try. I caused many misunderstandings, treated you like shit, and left you bleeding when you needed me the most. I know that I can't ask for your forgiveness. I broke the trust that you had in me; is it too much to hope that I can stay by your side from now on?" His eyes met mine. "I want to make it up to you. I want to protect you, and be there for you, like you were there for me. Please give me another chance."

I stared at him.

Did I really want to give him another chance? Was I willing to forgive him for all the pain that he's put me through the last few days, both physically and emotionally? I guess that I could, but I would never forget what he's capable of doing to me. I would have to be on my guard around him at all times. He was trained to hurt those around him without a second thought. He's ruthless. Unpredictable.

But he was mine.

He was mine to smile with. To cry with.

He was mine to love.

I fell for him the way the Earth acts upon a comet that comes into its gravitational pull. Before I realized I was falling for him, I was already burning in his atmosphere, preparing to crash into his surface. Although I knew that I would never forget the pain he caused me, I would never forget the time that we danced in the rain. Or the picnic on the roof. Or the stolen glances…the list goes on. If Luce and Daniel could get through argument after argument, millennia after millennia, and still focus on the positive, why couldn't we?

"…Okay." I replied quietly. A huge grin spread across Cam's face.

"Angie, I –."

I cut him off. "However, if you betray my trust again…we're through."

"Then it's a good thing that it won't happen ever again." I smiled as he pulled me closer and hugged me tightly.

"Thank you."

"Did you two fuck yet?" Kaya stated as she sat down next to me on the bleachers.

I inhaled, choking on my drink in the process. She laughed as I coughed into my arm.

"Kaya! What the fuck?"

"Well it's a legitimate question. So, did you?"

"No!" I answered quickly.

She stared at me in silence, and a slow blush creeped up my neck. She smirked and leaned towards me.

"Don't be shy. It's not like I'm asking you about the details…how big was he?" She wiggled her eyebrows and grinned.

There was no way that my face wasn't red by now. "Kaya! We didn't do anything!"

"Are you sure?"


"Then why was he grinning like an idiot when I saw him this morning?"

I took a deep breath, willing the blush to disappear, and looked towards the mess in the cemetery. "We made up, that's all."

"Are you sure that you didn't suck –." I covered her mouth with my hand.

"Shut the fuck up, Kaya!" I hissed quietly, looking around to see if anyone was listening. My blush was back full force.

My eyes darted around the quad. Not a lot of people were out today because of the dust from the cemetery that covered basically half of the yard. When I was sure that the coast was clear, I removed her hand.

"We just made out a little, that's all. He stopped before we could go any further." I could practically feel the heat radiating from my face.

She whistled. "Damn girl. He must really like you if he stopped."

"So what's happening on Daniel and Luce's side?" I switched the topic, hoping that she wouldn't persist.

"Daniel's taking Luce to a Nephilim school in order to hide her while he and the others eradicate everything that's coming after her."

"Nephilim school?"

"It's like a school for the children of the Fallen."

"They have something like that? Wow." I paused. "You know, Kaya, I've been meaning to ask, how do you know so much about everything angel-related? It's been bothering me for quite a while. Did you like walk into one of their secret meetings or something?"

She took a deep breath, not looking at me. "Actually…I'm a Nephilim."

I tried not to look as shocked as I felt. "What? Why didn't you tell me?"

"I didn't want you to have to worry about another thing, that's all."

"Why would I be worried?"

"Because…Nephilim are weird. We're not angels, and we're not human. Even among ourselves, we all have different…abilities that set us apart. I didn't want you to be worried that I could be reading your mind or something – which I can't, by the way, but some can. I just wanted you to treat me like you normally would."

"Bitch, you didn't even bat an eye when you found out that I was reincarnated. How could I let go of a friend like that?" I nudged her side with my arm and smiled. "There's nothing to worry about."

She smiled back. "Thanks girl. You're the best."

"No you're the best."

"Shut up." Her smile evolved into a grin.

"You know that I couldn't even if I tried." She laughed, and I joined in, peals of laughter echoing off of the buildings around us. When we finally calmed down, she looked at me.

"And another thing…he wants me to go with her."


"Yeah. He wants me to keep an eye on Luce, and report back to him."

"That's a bit…odd."

"Well he knows that I'll be able to blend in among the Nephilim, and wouldn't you be slightly overprotective if you were in his situation?"

"I guess I would be." I paused. "I hope that Luce will be okay there without him."

"Don't worry about it, she'll have me." Kaya replied.

"That's exactly what I'm worried about." I stuck my tongue out at her.

"You're such a bitch!" She laughed. "At least I'm doing something useful and less dangerous. You'll be on the offensive side, making sure that Cam and Daniel don't fight."

"I'll be what?!" I exclaimed.

"Yeah, about that…have fun!" She checked the time on her phone and hopped off of the bleachers. "I gotta' go catch a flight. Text you later!"

"You better!" I called after her retreating form. She waved at me, and I waved back. As she disappeared into the dust, my phone started ringing.

I slide the call button on the screen and answered.

"Hey Danny! So when are we leaving?"

Lucifer stood in the middle of the cemetery, watching Angelique as she walked away from the bleachers, phone in hand. He looked at his watch and sighed. He was late.

He was always late, as a matter of fact. Lucifer thought that he would know better than to keep him waiting, but as always, he was wrong.

The quiet whoosh of wings rang through the air as said person landed behind him.

"I have a proposition for you." Lucifer called out, not turning around. "How would you like to get back at your old rival?"

"Cameron? You know that I would love to." Lucifer could practically hear the grin in his voice.

"Good. You know that girl I dropped in the ocean?" Lucifer didn't wait for a reply. "She is Cameron's favorite. And even more shocking, she's Helen's reincarnate, which means –."

"That she is Elizabeth, too." He interrupted Lucifer. "Does she know who she is?"

"Yes." Lucifer replied.

He laughed. "Oh this should be fun."

Lucifer turned around and faced his blue-eyed companion. "So you accept?"

"You know that I would never be able to pass up this kind of opportunity."

Lucifer grinned. "Don't disappoint me, I want this one to be even better than Lilith's {2}."

The teen bowed. "Of course, father."

{1} For those of you who don't know. Lilith is Cam's first and only love in the books.

{2} Read "Unforgiven" by Lauren Kate (Cam's story) to find out the true story. I slightly twisted it here to involve one of my characters.

So I'm really emotional right now.

I spent a good three and a half years writing this fanfiction.

It is the first fanfic that I did not discouraged by, and completed.

And now it's over.

Well not completely over, since we're going to have a sequel (which revolves around the second book).

But we got through the first book/chapter on Angelique's life.

I would like to thank Lauren, for writing the series that we all love.

In addition, I would like to thank Maranda, who pushed me to write this story at the beginning. Even though it was sort of a joke between us at the beginning, it's become so much more.

And I would like to thank all of you for sticking with me through all these years and encouraging me to continue with this project. You all seriously do not know how much your reviews and messages mean to me.

I will post in this story one more time to let you know when I upload the sequel.

However, this will probably not happen until mid to late May because of classes.

Thank you all so much. I hope that I will see you all again in Falling Through Your Arms.