Chapter 5

A/N: So, a new chapter! Sorry for not posting it sooner, Ghost, but you get to find out something you've been asking about for a while. Hope you all enjoy it!

Three days later, I was out of the infirmary. There had been no more attacks, but the ODSTs were kept on lockdown until they were investigated. Kat met me outside and barely had time to say, "Hi." before I swept her off her feet and into a kiss.

I broke the kiss off briefly to mouth "Hi." back at her before resuming it passionetly.

"Someone's happy to see me," Kat panted, just as out of breath as me, which caused me minor pain in my throat—which I successfully ignored—as I stood her back up and wrote,

'I've wanted to do that for days,' on my PDA—courtesy of Colonel Holland.

"So did I," she replied, grinning at me. I smiled back, something the old Alex would never have done, but he wouldn't have kissed Kat in the first place.

'Did you?' I asked. 'I would have thought I caught you by surprise.'

"You did surprise me," she said as I leaned down to kiss her again. "But that's not to say that I didn't want it to happen."

'Mm-hmm,' I typed.

"Shut up," Kat said, exasperated. After kissing her a couple more times, she asked, "You want to get some lunch? The mess hall's close, and it's about time." I winced.

'I'm still liquids only,' I replied. I sighed, frustrated, and winced again when it caused the pain in my throat to flare up again.

"They have dry ice cream. It'll melt right in your mouth," Kat said.

'How'd they get dried ice cream?' I asked curiously.

"Same way as the rest of the food here." Kat shrugged. "It's been here for years," she elaborated.

'Remember when Lieutenant Kurt would give us that stuff as kids?' I asked, remembering the now old man.

"Yeah, and Jason would steal it from the other trainees when they werem't looking?" she said. "I wonder what he's doing now. He was pulled out of Beta at the same time as us, remember."

'Probably the same thing as me,' I wrote, regretting the words as soon as I typed them. Kat would almost certainly ask me what I had done before Noble. She did so at almost every possible opportunity.

"What did you do before Noble?" she asked me, confirming my theory and destroying the nostalgic mood.

'Stuff I'd rather not talk about,' I told her. Anything from assassinating people to interrogating them, Ackerson used me at every possible opportunity. That was before Noble, though. Before I was taught how to be human again.

"Why?" she asked, pursuing the topic. I sighed.

'Because I've done terrible things, and I don't want you to think less of me for it,' I answered.

"I couldn't possibly think less of you. Your past has made you into what you are today," Kat said as she wrapped her arms around my waist and pressed her lips to the stitched up cut on my throat. I sighed again, this time in pleasure as her cool lips touched the wound and shivered.

"K..K-Ka…t," I said, throat aflame. Something in Kat's touch allowed me to speak, and I took advantage of it. "Kat…"

"Yes, Alex?" Kat asked, staring into my eyes, concerned. I had to tell her this. If this was the last time I ever spoke, I had to tell her.

"I… love y-you," I said, blacking out. The last words I heard were,

"I love you, too."

-An Awesome Line-

"…and after I kissed his throat, he started talking and passed out." I came to slowly, and my eyes fluttered open.

"I see. And what did he say?" The doctor asked. Kat's face reddened a great deal before she replied,

"He told me that he loved me." The doctor wrote something on his notepad.

"Curious… very curious…" he muttered to himself.

'What's curious?' I asked, clapping my hands to get their attention. They both jumped and turned to look at me.

"Well, Noble Six, it appears that the only time you will be capable of speech is when you are touching Ms. Catherine over here," the doctor answered. "This is because she is your soul mate. Your one true love. Still, I wouldn't attempt to talk again for a couple days."

"Wait, what?" Kat asked the doctor in disbelief. My heart rate doubled and was indicated by the beeping of the heart moniter next to me.

"You two have found True Love, and Love transcends all, even Death itself," he replied, smiling. "You should consider yourself lucky. Not many people are so lucky."

'Does that mean that we won't die?' I asked.

"Not unless you are both killed at the exact same time," he said. "That's why Noble Six is sitting here right now. You, at least, will get to grow old together."

"Wow," Kat said. I shared the sentiment.

"Also, since Alex admitted that he loves you—and I assume that Kat did too—certain things will happen. You will know exactly where the other is at all times, and if one is hurt, the other will feel it too."

'How do you know all this?' I asked, still in shock from the information. 'And how do we know you're telling the truth?' The doctor reached over and pinched Kat's arm. She flinched, and I stared at the doctor. Suddenly, I felt a sharp pain in my arm and flinched as well.

"See?" he asked.

'Yeah,' I wrote, rubbing my arm. 'You pinch hard.'

He chuckled. "If only you knew."

"What's that supposed to mean?" Kat demanded.

"Ah, I can't tell you. It's classified," he muttered. "Well, that about wraps it up. If you've got more questions, you know where to find me." I nodded.

'Thanks, Doctor…?' I began.

"Jekyll,' he finished. I sat up and hopped off the bed for the second time that day, and I left with my arm around Kat's waist.

—An Awesome Line—

Three days later

I rolled over in bed, momentarily surprised when I collided with something. Or, rather, someone. Kat. She had started sleeping in the same room as me after our visit with Doctor Jekyll.

Five minutes later, I got out of bed and went to grab breakfast. Fortunately, it was still early—on a holiday, no less—and there was no one in sight. I didn't have to walk far from our room, however, because today one of the breakfast carts was directly outside our room.

I grabbed two MRE's—two for each of us—and walked back into my—our—room. I went over and sat on the bed, waiting for Kat to wake up. I didn't have to wait long, because Kat was already beginning to wake up. When she was fully awake, I handed her two of the meals and swung my legs up onto the bed to sit shoulder to shoulder with her. "Merry Christmas," I said.

"Merry Christmas," Kat replied. "Although, I'm pretty sure that you shouldn't be talking."

"Sorry," I answered. "Am I hurting you?"

"Not really. I don't know about you, but it's like a sore throat kind of feeling to me," she said.

"Yeah," I responded. After that, we ate our meals in silence.

Almost as soon as we finished, Kat's pager went off. "Holland wants us," Kat said. I nodded and stood up at the same time as Kat, our movements synchronized. We walked to his office quickly and quietly as we got looks of hatred from every marine that we passed.

"Noble Leader," the Colonel said as we walked into his office.

"Sir!" I said saluting him, leaving my other hand in Kat's.

"I see your throat is healing up nicely," he said. I nodded.

"Yes sir. Thanks to Kat," I replied. "She gave me the support I needed." I squeezed her hand in mine and smiled slightly.

"I'm sure. Now, we've figured out who your attackers were," Holland said. "But they deserted. We need you and your other Spartans to track them down and retrieve them."

"Yes sir!" I agreed. Inside, I was seething.

"Good. Dismissed."

"Yes, sir!" Kat and I both said, pivoting on our heels and hurrying out.

"Why didn't you tell him?" Kat hissed as the door closed.

"Because A) there were other people in his office, and B) I didn't think he would believe us," I whispered back.

"What's wrong with others hearing?" Kat asked.

"They might try to use it to hurt me to hurt you, or vice versa," I answered impatiently.


"Why not?" I asked. "You saw—" Kat stepped away from me, and my voice instantly cut off, turning into nothing more than a rush of air. I looked at her in shock, then took a deep breath and walked away.

A/N: So... I'm not really sure what to say, but after this update, Noble Eight will be going on hiatus for a while while I finish the original story that I've been talking about for a while. Wow, that was a lot of whiles. Anyway, don't expect any more updates for at least six months or so, for obvious reasons.

Caio for now,

Archangel's Blade

P.S, I'm sorry for leaving this on a cliffhanger, but trust me, once I finish my other projects, I WILL update this, and while you might hate me right now, trust me when I say that you'll love me for it later.