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The Change.


I think we dream so we don't have to be apart for so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time. / A.A. Milne


She looked at his sleeping face beside her. Her face slowly leaned towards him, and she placed a kiss on his temple. She grabbed the TV remote and lowered sound of the device. The fighting, the kicking, and the slam-bang continued, but she already lost her interest. Without him, it all seemed less interesting. She glanced back at the man on the sofa and ran her hands over his hair. She could feel his hair a little stiff from the gel he wore not very long ago.

It was drizzling outside. Rain drops making the sound of songs, and the night making the noise of what could only be a surge of loneliness.

"Hey," she softly spoke to him "you should move to the bed"

He did not budge. So she called his name and shook him softly.

He slowly opened his eyes mumbling something that sounded like 'whatimeisit?' His hands grabbed her body closer him, putting her in a tight embrace.

"Past one," she whispered, "you should change and sleep upstairs."

She could still remember the first time she woke him up from his sleep. He was sleeping on her couch and she shook him softly just like today. Yet, that day his body tensed up, his eyes were wide. They looked right and left, as if something bad was about to happen, as if his guard was up. Towards her. Probably towards anyone because he didn't trust easily.

It was like that for a long time and she did not realize when he started to change. Her lips subconsciously curved a little brighter, and her gaze softened.

"Let's just stay here for the night..." He replied, loosening his grip of her and closing his eyes once more.

She sighed and turned off the TV, waiting for the man beside her to stand up and walk with her upstairs. She nudged him once more but to no avail.

"If that's what you want..." She was tired and she want to sleep on a bed tonight. She tried to stand and walked away, but her efforts were hindered by his grip on her nightgown.

"Don't..." He softly murmurs "stay here with me"

"I thought you went back to sleep?" She sighed a second time and sat back down beside his body. "I still need to brush my teeth."

With his eyes half opened, his face came closer to hers. He put his mouth on hers and licked her teeth. First her upper front, her lower front, and the sides of her teeth. His tongue nudged hers and he softly pulled away.

"Now its all clean" he told her, his mouth grinning, his eyes still closed.

She rolled her eyes to the ridiculous comment she just heard. That was so like him that she shouldn't even be surprised. She gave in to the request and put her arms around his body.

"Just this one time okay..." She managed to say to him before snuggling against his chest and closing her eyes.

It was still raining outside. There were occasional lightning and thunder, but the sound of the leaves brushing against each other was clear. The water dripped on the grass, leaving small puddles in their garden. Strangely she could smell the scent of fresh grass mixed with rain. It was not as extravagant as the alps, but the scent was as fresh and relaxing as it can be.

She couldn't describe her feeling at the moment, but she felt content.

So many things had happened. There were so many problems they had faced to face by themselves, those that they were able to face together, and those that are against each other. The last one she admitted was the hardest.

The moments were all there; happy moments, sad ones, excited ones, anxious ones, and all the other ones they both had experienced together. She breathed in his smell, adjusted her head to fit the crook of his neck, and gripped his body a little tighter. She knew that the presence of the man beside her right now made all the efforts worth it.


Two pairs of eyes watched them from the top of the stairs.

"Shhhh" the older one said, "you're disturbing them..."

"But why did they kiss for so long?" The boy asked innocently.

"I'm sure it's none of your business." The older one explained and paused for a bit. Smirking, she continued, "But if you're really curious you should ask them tomorrow. I'm sure they'll explain"