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Her hand slowly slides down his cheek and trails onto his broad shoulder where it inevitably falls back to her side.
"Lets get you home." She tells him and almost looses it when she sees the sadness present on his face. "And by home, I mean my place, Bobby." She explains and quickly finds herself touching him again – on his forearm this time. "Once we get home, if you like, I'll hold you forever."
And she truly doesn't know what reaction to expect from herself, let alone him. Her boldness surprises her, but Bobby sobbing even harder wasn't something she could have foreseen.
He reaches up with both hands to cover his face, to hide his oncoming tears from her.
It's in this time that Alex feels a tear slip past her eyelid and trail down her cheek.
"C'mon, Bobby." She whispers as she reaches up with both her hands to grab his. With little effort, she pulls his hands away from his face. Staring into his eyes, she says: "I'll take care of you. For as long as you let me, I promise I will."
The only thing he can manage to say is, "Thank you, Alex. Just…thank you."
She doesn't answer him. Instead she watches him as he picks up the box and rests it on his hip. With his right hand in her left, she leads him to the passenger seat intending on taking him home and taking care of him for as long as he needs.
A/N: Well, there you have it. I know you guys wanted more, but I've always wanted to try a short story like this. To me this is totally BA…just not too smutty. But you can always use your imagination for what happens next. =) Thanks for reading.