The next morning Annie woke up before Auggie, for a few minutes she just laid there watching him sleep. Her Auggie was finally back, the last few months hadn't felt right without him. She decided to get up and make some coffee, she didn't want to wake him but she knew that the smell of the coffee would wake him up. She gently got out of the bed, continued walking down the few steps of stairs Auggie had. She made her way towards the kitchen. Once she reached the kitchen, she gently opened the cabinets where she knew he kept the coffee cups, and then she grabbed the coffee powder and put on a pot of coffee. Then a few minutes later the coffee was done, but there was no sign off Auggie. She decided to pour a cup for herself and then she grabbed her computer, she then walked up the stairs again. She gently put her cup down on the bedside table, then she gently got back into bed beside Auggie, opened her computer and began working on some missions reports that Joan wanted.
An hour and thirty minutes went before Auggie started waking up.
"Good morning Walker." Auggie said with a sleepy voice.
"Good morning sweetheart, did you get any sleep last night?" Annie asked while gently pulling her hand through his hair.
"Not much, just tossed and turned. Did I keep you awake?" Auggie asked slightly embarrassed.
"No, you didn't, but I wish you would have woken me up." Annie told him while placing her hand on his cheek.
"I'm sorry Annie, I just don't want to be a burden.
"August Andersson, how many times do I have to tell you that you are not a burden. I love you and I just want to be here for you." Annie told him.
"I love you to, it is just hard for me to accept help from other, since my accident. By accepting help I feel like I'm losing a part of my independens." He told her honestly.
"Oh Augs, I just want you to let me in, accepting help is not a sign of you losing a part of your own independens. You are one of the most independent people I know, that is one of the many many things I love about you."
"You are one of a kind Annie Walker. You always know how to make me feel better."
"Yes I do, and you do the same for me." She said while moving closer to him and kissing him on his cheek.
"Annie, I need to come clean about something. Something I should have told you when I left."
"What is it Aug?"
"You know I said I was leaving for Iraq right? But the truth is that, it was only a cover story. The truth is that I found the guys that were responsible for my accident and the death of my team mates. I talked with Joan and she thought it would be best to not read you in.. God I hated myself for not telling you the truth, in my mind I did it to protect you." Auggie told her while beginning to cry.
"Oh Auggie.."Annie said stunned.
"I realized if I did tell you the truth then I wouldn't have gone, or more honestly you wouldn't have let me go. You have no idea how many times I thought of calling you and just telling you the truth. So much happened over there, things that will haunt me for ever, a part of me wished that I would just had stayed here with you. Nothing of this would ever have happened." He said while crying even more.
"Auggie, I need you to listen to me now okey? You did what you thought were the best at the time. Do I wish you would have stayed or told me what was going on, of course I do. But I also know you, I know how stubborn you can be. But if you would have told me I could have been there with you, you wouldn't have gone through this alone. You are my best friend and my boyfriend and I love you." Annie said while tearing up.
"I didn't want to put you in any danger Annie, I know I could not live with myself if anything ever happened to you."
"How many dangerous missions haven't I been through, but I have made it because I always had YOU in my ear. I know why you did what you did, you didn't want to put me in danger. But what about yourself? Since when is it okey for you to put yourself in danger? A specially when I'm not there to back you up? We have always had others back's Aug." She told him while now crying.
"Annie, I never meant to hurt you. I hate to hear you cry because something I did wrong. I should have told you, god knows I wished that you where over there with me and helped me."
"I would have been on the next flight over there if you had called. We are a team, you and I. It has always been us since day one, and it will always be us." Annie told him while gently running her hand through his hair.
"I know you would have been, but I didn't know how to tell you. That I had lied to you."
"I wouldn't have cared about that Aug, I would have been there. After everything that you have told me about what happened on your mission all those years ago, there were nothing that was gonna keep me away from you." She told him while placing both her hands on his cheeks and kissed him on his mouth.
"I wished I would have told you." Auggie simply said.
"Me too, I love you so much."
"I love you too."
"Now, are you hungry? Because I'm starving and I'd kill for some coffee right about now." She asked while getting up from the bed.
"Annie Walker, It's not nice to lie. By the smell of coffee I would say you have already had some." Auggie said with a smile.
"Damn, I guess I really can't hide anything from you huh? Yes I have already had coffee but I only made it because I had hoped that you would have woken up by the smell."She said while brushing her hand against his.
"Oh, I'm sorry, I guess I was more tired that I thought." He said with a small smile.
"Hey, it's totally fine Aug. It's not your fault okey? Now let's get some food." She told him while brushing her hand against his, allowing him to grab her arm and letting her be his eye's.
She couldn't help but notice the bruises on his bare chest, the cast he had on his hand, the bruises and cuts he had all over his body. His handsome, well trained body. If she ever found the guys responsible for doing this to her Auggie, she would make them pay for what they had done to him.
"Annie?" Auggie called her name, pulling her out from her thoughts.
"Sorry Auggie, I just got lost in my own thoughts."
"I thought as much, you were being really quiet there."
"Yeah, I were."
"Care to share what you were thinking about?"
"Actually I were thinking about you."
"Oh? What about me?" He asked while giving her one of his very famous Auggie smile's.
"Your bruises, your cast, wondering what happened to you, making you look this way. What evil people would do this to you, you my Auggie." She answered while placing his hand on the chair in front of him.
"The people who did this to me, wasn't human, it was like they liked torturing me." He said while slowly sitting down on the chair by the kitchen Island.
"You didn't deserve this Auggie, you are the most kind and thoughtful person I know." She said while tearing up a little.
"What if I did?"
"No, you listen to me. You can't blame yourself for this happening, all you wanted was justice for what happened to you and your men. I will not let you blame yourself."
"I just can't stop thinking, what if I had stayed here with you? What if I never left?."
"Auggie, you can't think like that. You couldn't have known this would happen."
"I guess you're right."
"Auggie, I think you should go and see a therapist. Having someone to talk to might be good for you? Sure I still want you to talk to me, but maybe talking with a therapist again would be good for you?" She asked him while pouring up coffee into two mugs.
"I'll think about it, but what about the agency?" He asked.
"I have talked to Joan and I have vacation for as long as I need and the same goes for you. I don't want you going back to work until you're out of that cast and back to normal again Aug."
"I guess you're right, besides I don't even know if I will go back to the agency again. There was a reason why I left in the first place."
"Whatever you decide I will support your decision Augs, the only one who can decide is you and only you." She told him while sitting down beside him.
"What do you want to do today?" He asked while taking a sip from the coffee cup.
"Well I have to go to my apartment and grabb more clothes, then I was thinking we could watch a movie and just relax?" She answered him while looking at her watch.
"Sounds like a plan, do you want me to come with you to your apartment?"
"I'd love for you to come with me but, I actually think that you should stay here and get some more rest and just relax. I don't want you to over do it, besides you only got out from the hospital yesterday.
"I guess you're right, I'll wait for you here."
"Why don't you try and get some rest and I will hurry back?" She asked him while gently touching his cheek.
"I'll try, but before you leave I need to ask something."
"Sure Augs, you can ask me anything. You know that.
"I were wondering if you would move in here with me?" He asked slightly nervous.
"Oh Auggie, I'd love to. I would have had spent all my time here anyway because you have been through something awful." She answered.
"I love you, I don't know what I would ever do without you. I'm sorry I lied." He said while tearing up.
"Oh Auggie, you never have to say you're sorry to me. Because I know the job, and I guess if the roles were reversed I would have done the same. Just know that no matter what I will always be here by your side."
"I'm relieved that you see it that way, I just wish I saw it that way."
"Now you listen to me, you did what you had to. You did what you did to protect me and the mission. And if you had told me I would have followed you and then we both might have been hurt, you have nothing to feel bad about. I love you so much, you know that right?"
"I know and I love you to."
"Now let's change the subject, when would you like me to move in? I just have to warn you, I'm not as good at cleaning or keeping clean after me or picking up my shoes after me, so you might trip over then a few times but I'll do my best I promise."
"Honestly? I don't really care, I just want to wake up next to you and fall asleep next to you every day." He told her honestly.
"Come here you." She told him while gently grabbing his face and kissed him on the mouth.
Side note : The events in this fanfic is similar to episode 2x07 but with my own personal twist.
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