I don't own Jimmy.
Happy late Valentine's Day everyone, and no this is NOT a one-shot.
The sounds of the people in the crowded airport drowned out every clear thought in her mind. The only thing that kept her tied to peace was his scent. She sighed contently as she rested her against his chest.
"This is it?"
"Yep," he returned.
"Can't we just stay here together?"
"We are going to be on the opposite sides of the country."
"You have a job at a law firm in New York and NASA wants me to go to Florida for a few years."
"Long distance relationships hardly ever work out."
"This way it's a clean break and it's mutual."
"I promise I'll keep you updated."
"You'd better or I will whip your sorry ass," the tears she had been working so hard to fight were now pouring down onto her cheeks.
"I know," he gave her a sympathetic smile as he wiped the tears from her face with his thumb.
"I have a crazy idea, in ten years we meet at the Candy Bar. If both of us are married and happy, good, but if not we'll go out and see where it goes."
"I never guessed you were such a romantic."
She couldn't help but smile as she playfully hit his arm. "What do you think?"
"I think it's a great idea."
"This is the final boarding call for Flight 238 destined for New York."
"That's me," she whispered.
"What if ten years is too long?"
"How does eight sound?"
"Seven it is," she finally agreed.
He gently raised her chin up to look into her eyes. "I love you."
She assaulted his lips with a passionately deep kiss. She pulled away breathless and lightheaded yet so delightfully happy. It was a feeling that only Jimmy could give.
"I love you," it was only with these words that she finally let go of him. He gave her one of his goofy lopsided grins that she loved so much. If she wasn't mistaken there were a few tears decorating his cheeks.
She blew him one last kiss and then boarded the plane.
As they ascended into the sky and she gripped the armrest she could almost hear Jimmy teasing her for her irrational fear of takeoff. Instantly there was a deep pain in her heart.
Their next meeting couldn't come quickly enough.