The fifth time she finally kissed him. She waited for him while he talked to Bill, her arms crossed and her eyes down. He kept glancing at her, knowing that she wanted to see him. Finally he managed to circumvent the older man with promises to visit Medical as soon as he was done with one last thing. Then he was striding toward her, concern etched on his face. Before he could get a word out, she grabbed his hand and dragged him down the hallway, finally opening the door to one of the holding rooms and leading him inside. She shut the door behind them, pausing for a moment to gather her thoughts.
He turned to face her, surprised when he saw that she had her back to him, her head bowed against the door. Gently he reached out and placed his hand on her shoulder, trying to convince her to face him.
“Chloe…” he whispered.
He was stopped by the sudden sting across his left cheek as her hand made hard contact. When he looked at her again, he was surprised to see rage and worry in her eyes, mixed with the tears that were falling down her face.
“Chloe…” he tried again.
She grabbed his face and kissed him, pressing her body flush against his. Jack was caught off-guard, but it didn’t take him long to recover. He wrapped one arm around her waist and tangled the other in her dark hair as he backed her up against the door. She plunged her tongue into his mouth, causing him to groan lustily and push himself against her even harder.
And then he was lifting her, forcing her to wrap her legs around his waist for support. With that his hands were freed, and he let them roam all over her body – her legs, her stomach, her breasts. He let them trail seductively up her thighs and under her skirt, stopping just short of her panties. Meanwhile Chloe grounded her pelvis into his, soaking in the moans she was eliciting from him.
She pulled back suddenly and Jack’s heart dropped into his stomach. He gave her a pleading look, tightening his hold on her. “Please…”
Chloe grabbed his face brought her forehead to his. “I love you,” she whispered, her voice breaking. She searched his eyes, more tears falling down her cheeks. “Do you still love me?”
Jack ran his fingers through her hair. “Chloe, I could never stop loving you. All I wanted was to get back here to you, to tell you...even if you still didn’t believe me.”
“I believe you,” she said quietly, a small smile on her face.
Jack returned her smile before leaning in slowly to capture her lips again. He took his time, exploring her mouth, reacquainting himself with the feel of her body. He ran his hands over inch of her, teasing her and making her shiver with desire. Finally he dragged his lips away from hers and rested his head against her chest. Chloe held him close and gently ran her fingers through his short-cropped hair.
“I missed you,” he told her, his voice mumbled in her shirt.
“I missed you too.”
He pulled back to look in her eyes again, his hand coming up to brush the hair from her face. “Run away with me.”
“After we save the world again. Let’s run away. Anywhere. I don’t care.”
“Chase and Kim are in Boston,” she said quietly.
She nodded, wiping the tears that were now falling from his eyes. “She misses you.”
“Boston,” he repeated, nodding this time.
“That means you’re not allowed to get killed today,” she said, glowering at him.
“Agreed.” He smiled at her and gave her a gentle kiss before setting her down. “I love you, Chloe.”
“I know. I believe you now.” She took his hand in hers and kissed his palm. “And I love you too.”
They stared at each other a moment longer before Chloe rolled her eyes and moved to unlock the door. “Back to work?” she asked.
“Back to work,” he confirmed, squeezing her hand once more before they walked back out onto the floor together.