"I don't know why either. We're on the same side," Stefan agreed, rubbing her back and sighing. She moved, burying her face in his chest and he just held her there, even for a moment, stroking her hair and letting her know that this, all of this would be worth something. Someday.
"I'll go with you," Stefan promised, his arms moving around her, pulling her closer. In a swift motion, he picked her up and moved them over to the bed that they shared. He missed her, he missed all of her and to just breathe her in made him almost intoxicated. It had been a long time coming, all of this, them. It was under the worst conditions, but they made it work. They had one goal in mind and they were reaching for it everyday. Together. That's all he wanted.
Stefan moved on his side, watching her face as his fingers started roaming over the exposed skin on her stomach. Her smile matched his, there was so much depth behind it, but his eyes turned serious as he leaned down and kissed her.
"You're so beautiful," he whispered against her lips, then his own lips moved down to her chin, then to her neck. He stole these moments from her, just to be close to her, it's all he needed. He laid back against the mattress and pulled her toward him, holding onto her as he looked up at the ceiling. He felt the hunger and he closed his eyes, pushing it aside for right now.