In Life and Love

Disclaimer: I do not own Being Erica, or the characters involved with said show.

She stood in front of the beginning of a new chapter in her life. In the past few years, doors have opened, tears have fallen, and hearts had been broken. But now, here she was, hopelessly in love again, with a place to call theirs. The man she had turned to, who had found her at her very worst, would be proud. She knew this to be true, even though she could no longer communicate with him. She had changed, but more importantly, she had forced change in her life. When she was knocked down, she picked herself back up and kept going. Because that's what you do, she thought. You fight like hell for what you want, and you don't let it go.

"The boxes aren't going to move themselves, Erica." The familiar, accented voice brought a smile to her lips and she turned her head to see her boyfriend step up to the door beside her.

"You know, we could have hired movers."

Adam made a face and shook his head, followed by a quick shrug of a shoulder. "Nah. Money wasted if you ask me." He paused and looked up at their new home. "Well, come on." When he noticed that she wasn't following, Adam paused and watched his girlfriend's face. So many emotions, he thought. She doesn't know what to do with it all. He set the box down that he was holding and stepped in front of her. "Love? Is everything okay?"

Erica blinked and smiled softly, nodding her head in assurance. "Everything is fine, Adam. It's just...a lot to take in. It's all so real now. You and me. Us. This." Erica motioned toward the condo with the box in her arms. "I'm not used to it. And I'm not sure I deserve it."

"Stop." Adam scolded quietly, cupping her face in his hands. He brushed his thumbs along her cheekbones and pressed his lips to her forehead. "I love you, Erica. And if there's anyone in the world who deserves all this, it's you."

"I love you." Erica whispered, kissing his lips gently before taking a step back. "Now come on, these boxes won't move themselves!" She exclaimed, hurrying into their new home with a laugh.

A/N: First Being Erica fic ever and I'm pretty much in love with it.