"I'll meet you in the usual spot," Justin's voice carries out through the speaker. She waits about a minute before the message continues, "I love you, Alex."


Justin breathes heavily as he climbs the last of ten flights of stairs. He checks his watch and sighs. Alex should be here by now. He hears footsteps above him and ducks into the roof entrance. It's raining lightly, but he can't be bothered. Not when Alex is here.

She turns at his footsteps and her lips fall into an effortless grin. He runs to her and pulls her close, breathing in her scent of cigarette smoke, Chanel Number 5 and fresh soap. He hugs her to his chest and she closes her eyes as he spins her around.

"I love you, Alex. I love you."