"Wait, lemme get this straight. You ran away from your spy school and boyfriend and family and friends and you've been gone for-"

"Appx. 6 months."

"And now you're going to go back?" I ran a hand through my hair, and quickly realized my hair was such a mess it was pointless. I guess Derek must have noticed this...

"You can take a shower you know." He said hesitantly. I smiled at him.


We stood there awkwardly staring at eachother for a minute.

"Um Derek..." I said quietly, not exactly sure how he would react to what I would say.

"Yeah Cammie?" He asked, looking into my eyes. I took a deep breath.

"Will you come with me?"

He took a step back and stared at me.

"Like...come with you...to your...spy school?!" I looked down at my shoes,

"Nevermind. It's just that...I don't know...You just..."

"What? Tell me?" And there was actual concern in his voice.

"You make me feel safe." I finally said quietly. In a few seconds he had crossed the space between us and wrapped me in his arms. We stood there in comfortable silence hugging eachother.

"I'll come with you." He said after a few minutes.


"Yeah, I mean, I already know about everything so I either come with me or you kill me right?" He said jokingly.

"Thank you." I said, squeezing him even tighter. He tilted my chin up to face him. I stared into his gorgeous brown eyes. Like melted chocolate. He started to lean in and before I knew it our lips were connected. They were so soft and sweet and had the faintest taste of cherries.

I love cherries.

"You love cherries?" Derek said, breaking away from our kiss laughing,

Oops did I say that out loud?

He laughed again.

"Yeah you did."

Well this is getting-


"Stop it!" I shrieked, lightly swatting on the shoulder. He put his hands up in mock surrender. I couldn't help but laugh at that. Soon I was laughing so hard there were actuall tears coming down my face and I was clutching my stomach.

"So," Derek said, his voice sounding serious.

"So what?" I immediately sobered up.

"So when do we leave?"

"As soon as possible."

AN: I know, that was quite possibly the worst chapter I have ever written. But hey, review anyways? :)