It been a week since Aurora had come back from hospital to the mansion. It seemed that her memories were starting to come back to her and that was exciting for everyone, even Oliver, although the way it had started scared him. The doctors had said that the surge of memories that had come back to Aurora had overwhelmed her and caused her to pass out. It wasn't unusual, but Oliver was still worried and asked them to double check her and make sure that she was alright. Aurora smiled at his request.

Oliver had insisted that Aurora stay in bed for at least a couple of days when she go home, but she was chomping at the by the middle of the second day. She had simply willed herself to stay in bed the rest of the day, but by day three, she was up and around again, much to Oliver's chagrin.

The day was dark and the clouds outside the window looked as if they were ready to fall right out of the sky. Aurora had hoped that her and Oliver could spend time together today, but when she had asked him, he had simply said he had business to take care of and that he would try to see her later on in the day. It seemed that he had been avoiding her ever since the incident by the tree a few weeks ago.

She wasn't sure why he didn't want to be around her. She thought back onto the few memories that she had gotten back in the past few weeks. She could remember her family, some glimpses of her childhood, and one or two memories from right when she had first met Oliver. They were all happy memories, but every time she brought them up to Oliver, he would get real quiet and try to either change the subject or just excuse himself and leave the room.

Thinking about Oliver sent a pang though her heart. Was she so different than before that he couldn't stand to be around her? Or was she doing something or crossing a line in some way that she just couldn't remember was there?

She gave a deep sigh and looked out the window again and watched as the rain began to fall. Hopefully things would change as she regained some more memories.

"Hey Aurora!" Thea called from the door. "What are you doing?"

"Oh nothing much. Just watching the rain." She turned to look at the brunette.

"Still having a hard time remembering things?"

Aurora simply nodded.

"Well, why don't you watch your wedding video?" Thea sat down next to her by the window.

"Wedding video?" Aurora questioned. She hadn't realized that they had a wedding video.

"Yeah! When you and Ollie got married mom had insisted that it be filmed by a videographer so that you would have more than just pictures to remember the day. She said it would capture it better."

"Oh, yeah… that makes sense." Aurora nodded.

Half an hour later Aurora was seated in front of the TV staring at herself and Oliver on the screen saying their vows. The words from the tree outside rung out from their vows.

"Blood, bones and soul. Love with all you have."

She looked at herself, smiling up at Oliver, who had the biggest grin on his face. He was truly happy in the video. There was no trace of fear or worry in him. He was just happy in the moment with her. She began to worry if she would ever see that version of him, in real life.

Her eyes wandered back to her own face. It was weird to see herself on the screen and not just because it is weird to see any video of yourself. It was unsettling to look at herself on the TV and not recognize her. It was like looking into an alternate reality.

Suddenly a heavy weight settled in her chest. She wasn't the same person that Oliver had married a few years before, and there was little chance that she would ever be her again. That was why Oliver was distant with her. She wasn't the woman that he had married.

Tears began to run down her face. Standing up, she turned off the video and turned around to find Thea watching her. She quickly wiped at her face and made to leave the room with her eyes cast down towards the floor.

"Aurora, I know it is hard but it will get better." Thea's words stopped her in her tracks.

Looking up to face the girl in front of her, she spoke the words she had been scared to say.

"I can never be the woman on that tape. I don't know how to be her and Oliver was… is in love with her. I can't... " She choked on her words. "I need to go."

She spun on her heel and left the room. She needed to get out of the house. She could feel the weight of her old life, her old self, falling heavily down on her head and she needed out. She needed to breathe. She took off running out the back door, into the rain, towards the tree where her memories had started to come back to her.

It was about twenty minutes later when Oliver found Aurora standing, facing their tree, soaking wet. The rain was pouring down around her, but he could still see the tears on her face. His heart broke in his chest.

Thea had come and found him a few minutes before saying that he needed to go talk to his wife. She had explained that Aurora had watched their wedding video and believed that Oliver was distant from her due to the fact that she wasn't the same person he had married. At her words he asked where Aurora had gone and Thea said that she had seen her go out the back of the house in the rain. So now he stood here watching her, trying to find the words to express what he had been feeling and dealing with for weeks now.

Slowly he approached her. She didn't turn at his footsteps but she knew he was there. There was no way to really not notice Oliver. For a minute neither of them said anything. Oliver just stood next to her looking at the tree.

Finally Oliver gathered his courage and spoke to the woman next to him.

"It isn't because you aren't the woman that I married, it is because I'm not the man that you married. The guy you saw on our wedding video… He doesn't exist any more. He… well he lost a lot since that day."

Aurora finally looked away from the tree up to his face. She could see his own tears streaming down his face. His shirt clung to his chest and could see the raindrops gathering on his eyelashes.

"My mother died, my best friend from childhood died, someone like a sister to me died. I have lost so many people since that day. I thought I had lost you and to be honest… I probably still will lose you because I can't be that man anymore."

He finally turned to look at her. But instead of the rejection he expected, he found acceptance and love. Slowly her hand reached out to rest against his face. No words were said but none needed to be.

Slipping a hand around behind his neck she pulled him towards her and wrapped her other arm around around his back and pulled him in for a tight hug. He hugged her back hard, accepting her comfort and giving his own in return. For a moment neither of them moved, but just stood holding each other.

Finally Oliver pulled back long enough to look down into Aurora's face. She smiled up and him, giving him the small promise that she would never leave him. And with that hope he leaned down and placed his lips against hers.

As his lips touched it was as if a fire had been set in her veins. She gasped into his mouth and pulled him tighter to her, hands roaming over his back. She suddenly couldn't get enough of him.

Oliver ran his hands down her sides pulling her tight against him. He felt her thrust her hips further into him and that was all it took for him to lose the careful control that he had been keeping for the past few weeks. Slipping his hands under her legs he picked her up and pinned her against the tree.

Aurora wrapped her heels around his waist to interlock behind his back. She shoved her fingers into his super short hair, tugging slightly. And that was the thing that sent them spiraling out of control.

Oliver slid his hands up under the bottom of her skirt, seeking the center of her. When he encountered her panties, he forcefully ripped them from her. Nothing was getting between them now, especially not a flimsy piece of fabric. Then reaching down to the zipper of his pants, Oliver freed himself.

He looked into her eyes, seeking permission for what he was about to do. He might need to take her desperately, but he would never force her. When her eyes sparkled at him and she nodded, Oliver didn't wait another second. He plunged into her hard.

She gasped and screamed at the feeling of him in her so tightly. It was almost too much for her to take. She didn't know how long it had been since they had been together but she knew that it was too long.

Oliver began to pump into her slowly at first, trying to give her time to adjust to him, but after a minute or so she began to urge him to move faster, and he was nothing if not willing to please his wife. So his strokes began to become faster and harder and before he knew it, he could feel his own orgasm hanging in front of him.

It took everything he had in him not to come before Aurora, but this wasn't just about him. It was about both of them. So he reached down and began to rub her clit. The motion on her most sensitive spot didn't take long to send her screaming over the edge. Oliver quickly followed her, feeling her tightening hard around him.

When the two of them finally came back to themselves, Oliver set Aurora back onto her feet, but it seemed that her legs wouldn't hold her up. Laughing Oliver picked up his wife in his arms and carried her back to the mansion with the rain still pouring down around them.