Vincent and I walked hand in hand back to my apartment and all I could think about is the fact that we don't have to hide anymore. No more lying, no more secrets, we can be together like a real couple.

"Catherine? Hey, you were off in your own little world there" Vincent smiled and I opened the door to my apartment.

"I was just thinking, no more secrets or hiding. We're like a normal couple now...other than the whole, you know, beast thing" I smiled. I don't care how dangerous he can be, he's not a threat to me or anyone I care about.

"OW!" Evan hissed from behind me and I giggled. Maybe not everybody...

"Vincent punched me" Evan complained and I laughed.

"You two are like children fighting over a toy. Give up Evan. I'm not your girl, I never was, never will be" I told him and Vincent kissed me softly.

"Party time!" Heather yelled popping open a bottle of champagne and I put my iPod into the speakers. 'Rest of my Life' by Ludacris featuring Usher and David Guetta played. I ran to Heather and started dancing with her. I saw Vincent laughing and pulled him to dance with us.


I had to laugh, this was my new life. I should be so happy, I have Catherine and I no longer have to worry about hiding but I don't remember how to live out in the real world. So to get my mind off it I walked over to Catherine's iPod and put our song on. I pulled Catherine close and danced to 'Wherever You Will Go' by Charlene Soraia.

"I love you" Catherine whispered into my shoulder.

"I love you too Catherine, so much" I whispered back and kissed her hair. I wished we could have some space, I wasn't used to being in a big group get. When the song finished I pulled Catherine to her room and shut the door.

"Vincent, are you OK?" Catherine asked and I sat on her bed with my head in my hands.

"It's feels odd to be in a big group of people who know who I am" I replied and she came and sat next to me.

"You know I'm here for you. Through everything and anything, I'm not going anywhere" Catherine told me, I nodded and smiled.


I saw in his eyes that he was unsure of his new life.

"Do you wanna get out of here? Go back to the warehouse?" I asked.

"Yeah" he whispered and I wrote a quick note to Heather and sat it on my bed then Vincent and I ran down the fire escape and got a taxi to the gas station down the road from the warehouse.

"Where are you two heading?" Evan asked from behind us.

"Evan?" I asked.

"Cat, he's not right for you" Evan told me and I slapped him.

"You have no right to tell me who is and isn't right for me" I yelled and Vincent laughed at Evan.

"He's dangerous!" Evan shrieked and I glared at him.

"I am the only one who can calm him down. He's not dangerous to me or anyone I care about. Except you if you keep this up" I warned and Evan grabbed my arm and spun me.

"I love you Cat" he told me and I shook his arm off.

"I don't love you" I told him and he forced a kiss on my lips.


That was the last straw! I threw Evan off Catherine who wiped her lips with the back of her hand. The beast overtook me and I growled at Evan, warning him to stay away from Catherine.

"Cat, a little help?" he asked and Catherine sighed.

"Not yet" she smirked and I punched Evan in the mouth. Catherine laughed and then I felt her hand in mine.

"Vincent, you got him now calm down" Catherine smiled. I felt the anger slowly dissipate but before the beast had completely gone Catherine pulled my lips to hers. I wrapped my arms around her and pulled her into my arms, then ran with her back to the warehouse.


I giggled as Vincent ran with me through the street and then jumped over the gate surrounding the warehouse. He put me down so he could open the door and then we ran to his bed.

"I love you" Vincent told me between kisses and I smiled as his lips trailed my neck.

"I love you Vincent and only you" I said planting a trail of kisses down his scar and down to his neck.

"Prove it" he smiled playfully and I did.