*Set a few days after the war between Nephilim and Fallen Angels*.

After the war ended and all the fallen angels had been destroyed, I could finally get back to normal, which means going back to school every day. I'm probably so far behind now and there's only a few months until grade 12 is over. This means a lot of homework and no time for anyone, not even Patch. If I want to go to university and actually do something with my life then I have to focus. Woth today being my last day of freedom, so I decided to go and see Patch.

As I drove my crappy Volkswagen across town I couldn't help but think about the events that happened this past week, especially Scott dying. How could I have let it happen? I feel like it was all my fault, he stepped in when he shouldn't have. I furiously wipe the tears from my eyes as I drove up to Patch's house. Taking a few minutes to calm down and collect myself, I let myself in.

When I get in his house no one was around, but just to check I asked, "Patch? You home?" I waited in silence for a minute but then I heard running water, and I thought he must be in the shower then. I decided to wait in his bedroom while he was in the shower. After settling down comfortably in his bed I heard the shower turn off, 'here we go'. I was looking at pictures on his bedside table when he walked in the door and cleared his throat.

"Nora, what are you doing here?" He sounded surprised and happy at the same time.

I turned and looked at him, 'holy cow my boyfriend is hot'. His wet hair fell right above his eyes, his pitch black eyes stood out against his dark skin. As my eyes scanned down his body, I noticed that his towel was hanging dangerously low on his hips.

"Well today is basically my last day of freedom before school starts so I decided to spend it with you. I guess I got here a bit late." I looked at him and smiled.

"If you wanted to shower with me you could have just asked Angel." He winked and started walking towards me.

He pulled me into a long hug, if only we could stay like that forever. His body radiated heat that, even though I wasn't cold, warmed me to the core.

"I love you Nora." He whispered in my ear then kissed my temple. He lifted my chin and kissed my lips hard. His kiss was like fire. Pure fire. I bit his lip and he let out a soft moan, grabbing me by the waist he started pulling me towards the bed. He laid me down and came up on top of me putting his hands on my hips. My shirt was lifted up so he stroked his thumbs across my hips which made me shiver all over. I wrapped my arms around his neck and pulled him into a kiss. Ever since we took that blood oath, Patch can now feel me both physically and emotionally.

"Patch, where does this leave us? I'll be in school all the time and doing homework. I'm pretty sure my mom won't allow you anywhere near the house. She doesn't trust you." My thoughts went back to the night of Marcie's Halloween party when mom caught me and Patch making out in the bathroom. She wasn't exactly thrilled to see us after I just recently told her we broke things off.

He looked at me with such sincerity. "I've got a lot of free time on my hands, I can visit you whenever you want Angel. Just leave your window open and it will be no problem." He smiled at me, brushing a few strands of hair away from my face. "I love you and nothing is ever going to come between us again. I'm not letting you go."

I looked at him and smiled, "I love you too." I kissed him gently on the lips, a kiss full of love and promises. When I pulled away I asked him "What are we doing today?"

"Well I wasn't expecting you to come over today, but I can always find us some food and we could go for a picnic at Delphic Park, it's closed and no one's around there anyways."

"Wonderful, how about I find some food while you go put some clothes on."

"We could also just stay in here all day, no one will come and find us." He smiled and winked at me.

I punched him lightly on the shoulder, got up and walked to the kitchen. Now that he knows that I would be coming to his house quite often, he stocked up on a lot of food. All healthy of course. I found a nice little basket and filled it with sandwiches, fruit, plates, cutlery and drinks. By the time I had finished packing, Patch had walked into the kitchen fully dressed and ready to go.

He wrapped his arms around me from behind and kissed me gently on the cheek. "You ready to go Angel?"

"Of course, let's go."

As soon as Patch parked his truck he looked at me and said, "I have something special for you Angel, I saw it and immediately thought of you." Then he reached inside his leather jacket and pulled out a small red velvet box and handed it to me. I opened it and gave out a small gasp. It was a small gold heart shaped locket and on the back was the inscription "I love you Angel." I opened up the locket and inside was a small picture of Patch and me hugging and smiling at each other.

"It's beautiful Patch, I love it. Want to help me put it on?" I looked up at him and smiled.

"Sure." When I turned around he moved the hair from my neck and clasped the locket together. His fingers lingered on the back of my neck for just a moment. When I turned back towards him, I leaned over the console put my hand on his cheek and kissed him on the lips. When we broke apart he rested his forehead on mine and smiled down at me.

"Let's go have that picnic now, I'm starving." He grabbed the picnic basket from the back and got out of the truck. When I caught up to him he took my hand and we found the perfect, secluded spot on the beach so even if someone did happen to show up, they wouldn't notice us.

After the picnic was all set up and we ate almost everything that I packed, we laid on the blanket with my head on his chest and his arms around me waist. We stayed like that for I don't know how long just talking about everything we possibly could. He kissed my forehead and said "We should go, we don't want you late for curfew."

My mom decided it would help if she gave me a strict curfew. If I was late she would lock the doors so I couldn't get in and would have to sleep on the front porch. It was my punishment for supposedly getting back with Patch even though we never broke up in the first place.

I pulled out my phone and checked for messages. 5 were from Vee, my best friend, and 1 missed call from my mom. All the messages from Vee were about not wanting to go to school and how she missed Scott so much she needed to go shopping. The phone call from my mom was that she needed to run out for a quick business trip and won't be back until Wednesday. She sounded very strict over the phone about my curfew and she would send someone to check up on her every night.

"Let's get back to my house, you can stay over for a few hours if you want." Patch looked at me and nodded. We both cleaned up the picnic and he held my hand as we walked back to his truck to go home.

When we got back to my house my mom had already left for her trip. Since Marcie had moved back in with her house it was just me and my mom now, so the house was completely empty. When I got in the kitchen I noticed a small note on the table, it read:


I'll be gone until Wednesday night. So it's up to you to feed yourself, I did make a small casserole and it is still in the oven warm. Please be safe and make sure you go to school! I will call every night to check up on you. Remember no parties, and don't spend all your time with Patch! I mean it.

I love you,