I'm just going to say I'm back and nothing more.


Shannon's P.O.V

I can't believe it. Klaus just stole Annie from me. Amused I am, I let my best friend go on her date. At least one of us should have a great time tonight. Annie told me that she'll come back afterwards but I've reassured her that I'll be fine. Well that's what I told her but to be honest with myself, I just don't know what to do anymore. What if Raeger really does hate me? My heart ached as I now realized how much I love the chef. I don't think this is like the other break ups I experienced in the past as I-

"Shan!"

Jumping out of my skin, I turned around to see Raeger at my door. He looked like he's been in a fight, and yet I left him hours ago.

"Raeger-" Before I could question my curiosity, Raeger rushed towards me and started kissing me.

"Breaking up with you was a mistake." He said suddenly. Well at least I know now that he doesn't hate me? "I realized that it really doesn't matter what had happened, all what matters right now is that I love you."

"I-"

"Don't listen to this fool."

Seeing Mark also at my door, he was wearing a black eye and I noticed how Fritz was trying to stop him from entering. Mark had pushed Fritz out of the way and attacked Raeger from behind. Raeger managed to gain full advantage as he got out of Mark's grasped. And if I didn't know any better I'd say-

"Stop it!" I suddenly shouted, making poor Fritz jump out of his skin. "Are you two fighting over me?" I didn't know rather I should be happy or annoyed. Perhaps both?

"Shan he's planning to convince you to go back with him." Raeger said as he pushed Mark out of his way and managed to reach me. Mark tried to pulling him back but I couldn't take it anymore.

"Stop it! Just stop it!" I yelled, holding my heart as I didn't know that I could do that. With a deep breath, I needed a minute.

"Well Shan who is it going to be. Me, or pretty boy who you didn't known for long." Mark crossed his arms. "I've known you longer, I know what'd be best for you."

"If you've known her like you claim, then you'd known that she doesn't want to spend her time on a island where she'd be miserable." Raeger looked at me. "If you truly care about her then you'd know how she's looking for that place she can call home. She once told me that, and I hope she finds it."

"I think I just did." Folding my arms, I couldn't help a small smile towards Raeger even though I should be mad at him. "I also told you how I was afraid to fall in love again but….I think I've gotten over that fear." I brushed my hand on Raeger's cheek, hoping that I wasn't hurting him. "I'm sorry too." I whispered.

"Mark, I'm sorry but it's not you who I love." I looked at him. "I may loved you in the past but my heart now belongs to Raeger. It may have been a short time, but he has shown me what love really is. Love is putting up with me and my moods. Love is staying by me, supporting me as I deal with a witch of a woman who doesn't trust me with her son. Love is actually listening to me and he actually does listen. Love is supporting me for my hate towards winter and the blanket death trap we call snow and finally, love is actually admitting his mistakes before it's too late and actually does something about it."

With a sigh, I was relieved that I was able to get that out of my chest. I can feel Raeger as he wrapped his arm around me. "Mark, you're a great guy, you're just not the one for me. That girl for you is out there, she just isn't me. And if you really do care about me, then let me go. Let me be happy. You know that I couldn't be happy on a island where I'd basically be stuck in one place. At least here I can go anywhere I want without being a bother"

Before I knew it, Mark had left and I felt relieved. He's finally out of my life. I didn't know where he went but at this point I didn't care. I can relax for once and I looked up at Raeger. Fritz also left but at this point I honestly didn't notice. "Something else I didn't mention earlier, love is actually skipping work for me. Raeger I can't believe you actually closed the restaurant for me." I couldn't help a smirk.

"You're more important to me. Though, does this means you've forgiven me? I don't want to lose you."

"You won't lose me, you never did." I spoke softly. "If anything I was afraid that you hated me. Raeger you really did hurt me," I closed my eyes. "But…it takes a real man for facing his mistakes and for that….I'm willing to forgive." I looked up at him. "I don't think Mark even can do that considering he literally left my house without saying anything." I smiled a little. "Do you think he'd return?"

"If he does, I'll make sure he'll never take you away from me. I never could hate you, I love you more than anything and will protect you."

"I know you will." I touched his face, "I better get you a ice pack for that, it looks painful." Rolling myself into my kitchen, I opened my freezer.

"Shan."

"Hmm?" I looked over my shoulder, getting a pack ready.

"I know how you can get around in the snow."

"Oh do you?" I tilted my head with curiosity. "How?"

Raeger came up to me from behind, wrapping his arms around me with that smirk of his as he whispered: "it's a surprise. Do you trust me?"