Still contemplating his brother's advice, Niles walked out of the Elliot Bay Towers. For the first time in his life he was optimistic about his new found relationship with Mel.

Dare he hope that she would turn out to be the one?

He could hardly wait to tell her the good news...That he planned to whisk her away for a weekend that she'd never forget. The mere thought made his heart sing and he was almost to his car when he realized that he'd forgotten his car keys.

Dear God, in his haste to be with the woman he was so very fond of, he'd become quite absent-minded!

Quickly he hurried into the elevator, anxious to retrieve his keys from Frasier's apartment. No doubt his brother would meet him at the door with what was sure to be an analysis of his sudden forgetfulness.

Well he'd just take care of that situation right now. He'd start out by joking about it in the hope that Frasier would go along with his attempt at humor.

Not even bothering to knock, he opened the door and prepared to rush inside. But what he found made his breath catch in his throat and he could only stare in disbelief.

For standing in the middle of the living room, sobbing in Frasier's arms was his angel.