Adrian watched speechless as she spoke, as she poured her heart out to him, saying the exact things that he had wanted to hear from her, even if he hadn't exactly realized it until very recently. The emotions he usually worked so hard to keep hidden were on full display as his arms tightened around her middle and a moment later, he was crushing his lips to hers, unable to truly find the words to answer her.
The kiss seemed to go on for an eternity. He pulled her as close as physically possible, one hand diving into her hair as her tried his utmost to demonstrate the feelings he couldn't seem to find the words to convey.
"I love you Ali," he murmured fiercely, pulling back long enough to say the words, but then moving right back into the embrace, not caring that there was a room full of people who might not approve as he proceeded to back up his words with his actions.