A/N: I wanted to update this story before Thanksgiving, and after this I won't be able to update till next week, so enjoy!

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Mommyzilla: Thanks for the review! I tried to draw it out some, just so that when they finally kissed, it would be that much sweeter.

Lizbeth2003: Thanks for the review! I don't like Sam either, so that was the only chapter she's in for the rest of the story.

Liasonisthebomb: Thanks for the review! What pisses me is that Jason and Elizabeth were going to Sonny's wedding together, and then it never happened. Ugh, we were never going to see them all dolled up for a public date.

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Disclaimer: I don't own the characters, just the storyline.

"We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly."

Chapter 9

Hanging By A Moment

Previously on You and Me…

"I can't ask you to be a father to this child if it isn't yours," she whispered. She couldn't even bare to look at him.

Jason pulled away, stunned by her answer. She felt this unsure about their situation. He thought she understood his position. Jason saw that she needed reassurance, and he would even take it one more step than that.

Taking her hands in his, he forces her to look up at him.

"I don't care if this child is mine or not…I want to be there to support you no matter what," Jason tenderly said.

"Jason, I can't-"

Jason shakes his head and pulls her to him. His lips crashes down on hers, silencing any of her other qualms.

At first, she is too astonished to respond, but his lips start to move against hers, encouraging her to stop worrying and give into what they have been feeling for the past few weeks.

Elizabeth lets go of any inhibitions and furiously kisses Jason back, deepening the kiss by opening her mouth. Their tongues battle for dominance, but she soon gives up and lets him control her, just reveling in the feeling that he was kissing her.

Running her hands through his wet hair, she pulls herself as close as she can to him. Jason locked his arms around her waist, refusing to let her go, letting her know how he was really feeling.

Jason had made the first move, he had picked her, and Elizabeth finally understood. He wanted her as much as she wanted him.

In that moment, she was his and he was hers.

~November 30th, 2006~

Standing in the shadows of the shrubbery, the vigilant enforcer watched as she exited the hospital with the help of one the new doctors. The doctor has his arm wrapped around her, a little too tightly for his liking. He saw the stitches on her hand, and his anger flared uncontrollably.

Desperate for changing, starving for truth
I'm closer to where I started, I'm chasing after you

Earlier that day, Elizabeth had been cornered at the docks by two of Alcazar's henchmen. She tried to get away, and slipped and fell. Someone had come running at the sound of the commotion and the men ran away.

Suffice to say, Alcazar had been taken care of, and what Jason meant by taken care of, he meant lying underneath the docks.

Fear and rage consumed Jason's body once he heard of Elizabeth's attack, but Sonny refused for him to go check on her.

I'm falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I've held on to

Jason needed a reliable alibi, so he was forced to meet with Diane for a mundane task. It was safe to say that his mind was definitely not focused on the task at hand. When she finally deemed it safe enough for him to leave, Jason was gone before she could say, "You're welcome."

Racing over to General Hospital on his bike, his mind's sole purpose was to make sure his fiancée wasn't seriously injured.

And now, here he was, watching as Elizabeth thanked the doctor, and he placed a kiss on her cheek. Jealousy coursed through the blonde's veins, but even he smirked when he saw Elizabeth try to lean out of the way, but was too polite not to move out of the way entirely.

I'm standing here until you make me move

I'm hanging by a moment here with you

Jason started up his bike, and followed her back to the penthouse. Once there, he gave her a head start, as he had no idea what he was going to say to her.

Once she was safely in the building, Jason finally breathed a sigh of relief. Punching the elevator for the top floor, he patiently waited for the elevator to lift.

Finally, he opened the door to the penthouse to see Elizabeth taking her coat off. She was wearing a purple sweater, and once he caught her eye, he noticed how there was a hue of violet in her sapphire eyes.

Forgetting all I'm lacking, completely incomplete
I'll take your invitation, you take all of me now

He placed his keys on his desk, and hung on his leather jacket. Crossing his arms over his black t-shirt clad chest, he saw that she was impatiently waiting for him to say something.

"Are you okay," the enforcer asked. In fact, that was the first thing he always asked.

I'm falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I've held on to

"Just a few stitches in my hand," Elizabeth quietly replied. Jason looked down to her stomach, and she answered his unasked question, "The baby's fine too."

She saw he take an audible sigh of relief, and her heart fluttered at how much he cared.

I'm standing here until you make me move
I'm hanging by a moment here with you

"I'm sorry I wasn't there to protect you. You should have never been alone," he stated. His anger was rising, not at her, but rather at himself. He had failed her and her child, and he silently vowed he would never do it again.

I'm living for the only thing I know
I'm running and not quite sure where to go

"Jason, this isn't your fault-"

"Yes it is! It's my job that harmed you and your unborn child. This is my fault," he yelled, grateful that Cameron wasn't home.

Elizabeth moved closer to him, placing a tender hand on his forearm. He looked down into her eyes, and felt the serenity that was emanating from Elizabeth. He felt his anger simmer, but it didn't disappear.

And I don't know what I'm diving into
Just hanging by a moment here with you

"I trust you to protect us," she replied with a soft tone. She wasn't angry, and that surprised him the most.

"How can you trust me? You could have been kidnapped," Jason explained.

"But I wasn't," Elizabeth argued. Jason shook his head and moved away from her.

"It doesn't mean it won't happen," he whispered. Elizabeth finally realized how worried he had been, and how worried he will always be. Sitting down on the couch, she pats the space next to him.

There's nothing else to lose, there's nothing else to find
There's nothing in the world that can change my mind

Jason sits down next to her, and she shifts so she's facing him, legs underneath her. Taking his hands in hers, she looks into his eyes.

"Jason, I have always trusted you, and I'm not just going to stop. You need to understand that what happened today happened. I know that it was part of your job, but I can separate the man you are from your work," Elizabeth confessed.

There is nothing else
There is nothing else
There is nothing else

Rubbing circles on her hands with his thumbs, Jason nods his head in agreement.

"I just don't know if it's safe enough…" he trails off.

"Safe enough for us to be together," she asked, her voice slightly rising in volume. She didn't want to hear the danger speech. She remembered it from four years ago. Elizabeth hated it then, and she will hate it now.

Desperate for changing, starving for truth
I'm closer to where I started, I'm chasing after you

Jason looks away, and that confirms her question.

"Maybe we should-"

Elizabeth stood up in anger, not believing her ears. A couple of weeks ago he was kissing her in the rain, now he's saying that it's safer to break up.

"Jason, I'm not going to sit here and listen to this. We are safer together, not apart. What happens if this baby is yours? Are you going to be in your child's life if we break up now" she demanded.

Standing up, Jason matched her rising anger.

"Elizabeth, I couldn't take it if something happened to you, Cameron or your unborn child," he bellowed.

I'm falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I've held on to

Moving closer to him, arms crossed defiantly over her chest, Elizabeth quirks an eyebrow at him.

I'm standing here until you make me move
I'm hanging by a moment here with you

"Yeah, well, I couldn't take not being with you," she quipped, shocking him. Yes, he had confessed to wanting this baby no matter if he was the father or not a couple of weeks ago, even kissing her to affirm his feelings.

But here his fiancée was, confessing that she had feelings for him, and it scared him to death.

Not because she had feelings, because he damn well had them too, but because he was afraid he wouldn't be able to protect them. Jason would never forgive himself if they died because of the life he lived.

His head was telling him to move away, but damn him, his heart told him something else. He may go to Hell for doing this, but he followed his heart and his instincts.

Jason took two strides towards her, desire evident in his eyes. He took her in his arms, locking her in his hold.

I'm living for the only thing I know
I'm running and not quite sure where to go

His lips crashed down on hers, and it wasn't a tender kiss like the one they shared in the rain.

And I don't know what I'm diving into
Just hanging by a moment here with you

This kiss was raw and animalistic, and there was no gentleness. He controlled her, willing her to do what he wanted. Their tongues dominated for control, but Elizabeth finally gave up.

He felt her fingers in his hair, and then they moved down his back, and underneath his shirt. Her nails raked across his back, and caused him to growl in response.

Moving her towards the couch, he sits her down. They both pull away to catch their breaths.

Looking into his eyes, Elizabeth could see uncertainty. Not uncertainty about how his feelings for her, but uncertainty if he could protect her. Taking his hand in hers, entwining their fingers, she leans back in for a chaste kiss.

Resting her forehead against his, she can hear both of them still gasping for breath.

"I trust you," she whispered and she felt him nod against her head.

"I'm sorry for doubting that," he softly said. He moved so that he was laying back against the couch, opening his arm so she could snuggle into his side.

Wrapping his one arm around her, and with the other holding her hand, he quietly ponders what just happened.

He admitted that he couldn't protect them. She said that she trusted him. He still doubted himself, only for her to confess to her feelings for him. And they shared that passionate kiss.

It was similar to the kiss they shared on the blackout, but it was different too. They were engaged now, and she could be carrying his child.

Her head was resting on his shoulder, and he leaned over to place a kiss on the top of her head.

"When's your next appointment," he asked as she played with their fingers on his stomach.

"Early December. That's when I'll take the paternity test," she stated.

"I know I already said this, but it doesn't matter if I'm the father or not, I'm still going to love this child," Jason said. Elizabeth moved her head so that she was looking into his eyes.

"I know you're going to make a great father. You're so wonderful with Cameron, and I know that he's very fond of you," she confessed with a smile. Leaning down, he kissed her, tasting her sweetness. Pulling back, he smiles as he runs a hand through her hair.

"What was that for," she shyly asked. Jason just shrugged his shoulders, and her stomach was doing flips. Elizabeth never thought that they would be in this position, possibly expecting their first child, but here they were, in each other's arms.

"I never thought we'd get back to this," Elizabeth stated. Jason was still running a hand through her hair, and he was making it quite difficult to concentrate on anything else.

"What do you mean," he asked, moving his hand from her hair to her arm, gently rubbing it and taking note of the goosebumps that followed.

"Don't you remember when we were dating, and I told you that you make me feel free," she asked. Jason nodded, knowing that he could never forget it.

"No one has ever made me feel that way, only you Jason. I can trust myself with you, knowing that you'll always be honest, and that I can always talk to you about anything," Elizabeth said. Jason grinned as he pulled her in for another kiss.

"I guess I just forgot how easy it is for us to be together, like breathing," Elizabeth admitted. God, his smoldering gaze was melting her on the inside. She had no idea what the next step in their relationship was, but she knew that she wanted him now more than ever.

Just hanging by a moment
Just hanging by a moment

"I can promise you one thing," he whispered, forcing her to lean in close. Their foreheads touch, and their breathing was accelerated.

"You're never going to forget again."

I'm hanging by a moment
Just hanging by a moment here with you

A/N: Not quite how I figured the chapter would turn out, but at least they talked. At least they now know that they have feelings for each other. Lyrics to 'Hanging By A Moment' by Lifehouse. Let me know what you thought in a review, or what you would like to happen. Don't forget to vote in my poll for my next Liason fic. Until next time!