Author's Note: I know this is short, but after the last chapter, I knew how I wanted to end this. I sat down and I actually wrote several different endings but kept coming back to this one. Its short, yes but I think its a good closing to this story. That's why I titled it "Conclusion" and not a Chapter. Thank you all for reading and reviewing. I really appreciate it. Now, off to update my others :)
For a brief moment, Clare's breath snagged in her lungs. When she was able to form words, she looked up and met Eli's waiting glance, "Boyfriend?"
"Yeah," Eli shrugged casually, "I mean, we could just work together as English partners and pretend that we are nothing more or we could pick back up where we left off before the accident and before all the drama. I know I am not the easiest to be with. Being in a relationship with someone like me is going to be hard and I sometimes wish that that was different. I know they'll be rough times, but I would rather have those rough times with you than have you not be in my life again, Clare."
Clare nodded, thinking over his words briefly. Eli's heart felt as though it was beating a hundred miles a minute. He wanted to know what was going on in that head of hers. Impatience got the better of him, and he grabbed his lower lip between his teeth before asking, "So what do you think?"
A small smile lit her face as she replied, "Twist my rubber arm, boyfriend."