She had said it before. It was the first time without a doubt he could tell she meant it. As scary as those words could be, she said them without fear.
"That woke you up in the middle of the night?" he smiled softly, kissing her head again. "I love you too," he whispered. "In case you thought otherwise."They'd been through some really rocky patches, but that put his own fear to rest that she wanted to fly away.