I snuggled in close to Matt, and he tightened his arm around me, his other hand playing with my hair.
We were in the living room of my house, watching a random film on TV, but we weren't really watching it.
At least, I wasn't.
I still couldn't get over the fact that we were going out. Although 'going out' makes it sound like it's something new, even though our relationship's technically been going on for ages. At the same time, it was new, because I was learning stuff about him that I never really paid attention to when I was busy avoiding him or hating his guts all the time.
Like the fact he really is a talented artist and his plans to travel the world were already in motion. He had it all sorted, and at the end of this year, he would be heading off to Europe to fulfil his dream.
And I planned to go right along with him, even though I hadn't exactly got my parents to agree yet.
"What are you thinking?" he murmured, his breath tickling my ear.
I grinned and shook my head, not replying.
"It's about me, isn't it?" he teased, pulling my chin up. "And you say I'm dirty."
I pulled away from him, wrinkling my nose. "Eww Matt, gross. And no, for your information, I wasn't thinking about you."
He smirked. "Don't deny it."
I rolled my eyes but the effect was ruined somewhat by my blushing.
"I love how I can still do that," he grinned again and pulled me close.
"Make you blush."
"I'm not blushing," I stated indignantly. "Get your eyesight checked."
"Don't patronise me, Matthew."
"Sorry gran. Didn't mean to."
I pulled back again and glared at him. "You're annoying," I informed him and got up to get some juice.
"That's why you like me so much," he said, easily following me into the kitchen.
I sighed long-sufferingly and pulled out the carton of juice, pouring it into two tall glasses.
"What shall we drink to?" Matt said, swirling his and thinking.
I smirked. "Good health?"
"No," he replied, throwing me a look. "To us."
I smiled softly, and clinked my glass with his. "To us," I agreed.
As we headed back to the couch, I tripped on a corner of the rug and threw my drink all over him. He started laughing his head off, saying, "Well, that concludes our relationship Simati. It was nice knowin' you."
"Shut up," I muttered grumpily, then cracked a smile when I realised that this was just like the time when he'd come to our house for dinner.
More importantly, I'd have to give him something of Derek's to wear and I'd get to see him shirtless.
As he pulled his shirt off a moment later, I let my eyes travel over his smooth skin and broad chest, before realising he was looking right at me. But instead of feeling shy, like I expected to, I took a step nearer to him and kissed him, realising all over again that he was mine.
And I was his.
After a while, I pulled back and noticed something on his arm. Frowning, I stepped towards it and felt a sudden jolt deep inside.
"I had it done for you," Matthew said, almost nervously. "I wanted you to know that I will always keep on loving you Mel, no matter where I am."
I looked back at his arm, and shook my head, speechless. He had gotten my name tattooed into his skin.
That was it.
Just my name.
But it spoke volumes to me.
I turned to him and kissed him for a long time before I replied, "I know Matt. I know you'll always be there for me."
He gave me one of his breathtaking smiles again and pulled me in for another kiss, before I added, "And I love you too. I think I've always loved you Matthew Aaron."
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A/N: It's finally finished! Yay!! I'm so glad it's over, yet at the same time, I'm sort of sad it is. I decided it was about time I got it done, so here I am; awake at 2:00 am, typing this.
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