Title: And It Rained
Author: anunconventionalkindofgirl//meg
Rating: NC17
Summary: Life changes constantly, but some things always remain.
Disclaimer: I. Own. Nothing. Sue me if you want, but you wont get much.
Distribution: If you want it, its yours. Just let me know so I can come see.
Authors Note: Stacie...well what do I say? You give me faith that there still are amazing people left in this world. I thank you for all your support and encouragement.
Feedback: I live for it!
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He moved within her at a frantic pace, she clawed at his back trying to pull him deeper, closer. He bent his head down to kiss her, their mouths meeting at intervals, according to their rhythm. He laved at her skin, biting at her pulse, making her moan. She threaded her fingers through his hair. Their motions quickened, more and more power behind each thrust. They hit the edge together, screaming each other’s names and hoarse “I love you”s. Their breathing slowed and their heartbeats returned to normal, their sweat and tears glistened in the moonlight that filtered through the window. He pulled her close to him, enveloping her in his arms. He gathered the tangled sheets around her shivering body, kissing her face and promising her his everything.

And it rained.


They ran through the streets, grateful for the darkness the clouds provided, hiding them from sight. They laughed and kissed as they climbed the ladder; she shushed him when he got too loud. They jumped over the edge of the roof, onto the balcony, whispering giddily. He picked her up, kissing her deeply and smoothing back her hair as he carried her to the window. She leapt out of his arms, shocked to find her father sitting in the darkened room. He paced as the two teenagers sat on the bed worried, guilty, and frightened. He yelled, asking he if she knew what time it was and what on Earth she thought she was doing. She tried to apologize, tried to calm him down. Her father told him to get out and never come back. She told him to go with her mouth and she told him she loved him with her eyes. He nodded reluctantly and left through the window. She tried to explain to her father that they were in love; she tried to explain to her father that nothing and no one could keep them apart. He gave her an envelope and told her to be ready in the morning, leaving the room with a slam of the door. She cried as she packed.

And it rained.


She sat on the bus that took her steadily away from the one thing that she wanted more than anything else. He sat in his apartment and felt true pain for the first time in his life. She counted the miles that separated them. He counted the minutes. They fell asleep at the same time, 600 miles apart, her on a ratty old bus seat with a man too busy with his newspaper to notice her tear stained face, him on a ratty old couch with no one to see his. They dreamed of each other.

And it rained.


She was beyond depressed without him. He was hopelessly lost without her. They wrote and they called, but found little comfort without the others’ touch. She used every bit of strength she had to keep from asking him to come rescue her and take her away. He used every cent he had to get there. He knocked on her door, still shivering from the Vermont temperature he wasn’t used to. She opened the door and was sure she was dreaming. He spoke her name once and her doubts flew away. She held on to him, suffocating him and warming him to the core. He breathed in the scent of her, the scent of home. His eyes questioned hers while his hands made short work of her clothes. They took their time, savoring each moment, etching it into their hearts. He entered her and found what he had been missing the past few weeks, his meaning, his place in life. It was sweet and slow and emotional and complete. They never broke eye contact, almost afraid that just a glance away and the other would disappear, just a figment of their imagination. They finished together, breathless. No words were said. All communicating was done with eyes and hearts and lips and hands and bodies. They fell asleep in each other’s arms.

And it rained.


They walked across the stage with their friends and classmates, people applauding after each name. She was proud of herself because of her accomplishment. He was proud of himself because she was proud of him. No one had ever been proud of him before. As the people in the room sat down, their faces were calm and happy. As the speaker was introduced, all the faces remained calm and happy, all but seven. Seven faces registered fear and dread. They snuck out, out of school, out of town, out to the desert, knowing full well that they would never go back. She held onto him as they rode to the cliffs, as they climbed the steep hills, as he announced they couldn’t leave as a group. She knew how much he loved each person standing around them and how much it would hurt him to let them go. And that reminded her how much he loved her, because he wouldn’t let her go. With that, she dried her tears and did she needed to do. She said goodbye to her friends, to the people she considered closer than family, to the only people who knew all her secrets. She said goodbye to her life and climbed on the back of his bike. They disappeared into the darkness, away from the past, and towards a new future.

And it rained.

Five years later, she lay in bed, asleep. He sat in a chair, just inches away cradling a new life in his arms. She woke up and smiled at the sight before her, her husband holding their child. He sat on the bed, handing the baby to her, embracing her and kissing her hair. They stayed like that for hours. A nurse came in and informed them that everything was set for their departure. He pushed his wife’s wheelchair out to the car and they started for home. He put their things away while she nursed in a rocker. The baby fell asleep and he placed her in her crib with more care than anything he had done in his life. They stood there watching her sleep, arms around each other, thinking about everything. Their new daughter, new house, new names, new life. They smiled at each other, utterly content.

And it rained.


The End


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