I groaned when the bright sun shined down on my face waking me up. After packing up my things and strapping my knives around my waist and my arrows on my back I made my way out of the woods. I suddenly heard voices and the sound of a wagon on the nearby dirt road. I hid behind a large tree and saw the militia. My heart stopped when I saw who was in the wagon. It was my best friend and crush Danny. I hadn't seen him in years and to see him in the hands of the militia really ticked me off. To many people I love and cared for died at the hands of the militia such as my parents and younger brother and I wasn't gonna let them hurt Danny. One of the soldiers had died and they were doing a memorial type of thing. Danny let out a chuckle and was met with a glare from Captain Tom Neville. "Go ahead say it" he snapped. Danny just gave him an innocent look. "I'm sorry what?" he asked. The captain then proceeded to snap at Danny telling him to tell him what was on his mind. "You wanna know what I think?" Danny asked. "I think that you tell yourself that, I think the truth is you like to kill because you're a murderer and a psyco" he captain grabbed Danny by the throat and I gasped. Danny had asthma and I couldn't even imagine what would happen if this guy was choking him and he had an asthma attack. "What was that?" Neville asked looking out into the woods as he let Danny go. I then mentally kicked myself realizing my mistake. "Go check it out" Captain Neville said. Two soldiers jogged toward me and I turned around and began to run but unfortunately I was seen. "Over there!" one of them yelled when he spotted me. I was fast but not fast enough to get away. I was grabbed from behind and dragged over to the wagon. "Jessica?" Danny asked when they pulled me into view. "Hey Danny" I said. "Oh you two know each other?" Captain Neville asked. "Yes we're childhood friends" I replied. "Put her in the wagon with the boy" Captain Neville ordered. The soldiers did as they were told and put me in the wagon next to Danny. After I was put in the wagon it started to move and the soldiers began to move onward again. "Are you ok Danny?" I asked. "Yeah I'll be ok" he replied with a small smile. "It's good to see you again Jess I missed you" he said. My heart melted at his words. "I missed you too Danny" I said causing him to smile. Danny reached forward and grabbed my hands squeezing them reassuringly. "I'll protect you Jessie" he said with a smile. "Thank you" I replied with a smile that mirrored his own. He scooted over so he was sitting next to me and wrapped his arm around me allowing me to lean on him. "I'm scared Danny" I whispered so only he could hear me. "I know Jess it's ok" he said pulling me closer to him. When it began to get dark out the militia made camp and Danny and I were left in the wagon with a blanket and a couple pillows. The two of us laid down but I couldn't sleep. "Come on Jess you gotta sleep" Danny said. "I can't" I replied. "At least try to sleep" he told me. I sighed but gave in and closed my eyes and soon enough I fell into a deep sleep dreaming of Danny.

Danny's POV: I looked over at a sleeping Jessica admiring her. I've always had feelings for her but never had the guts to confess them to her. "That girl loves you" I heard a voice say. I turned around and saw one of the soldiers. "How do you know?" I asked raising an eyebrow. "My wife looked at me the same way when I met her" he replied. "What do I do?" I asked. I wanted Jessica to know how much I loved her and how much I wanted to be with her. "Make the first move in other words tell her how you feel" he said then walked away. I looked back over at Jessica and decided I would tell her first thing tomorrow.

Next Day

I was the first to wake up so I decided I would take this time to wake Jessica up and tell her how I feel. I leaned over and gently placed a kiss on her lips causing her to open her eyes. I kept my lips on hers and felt her kiss back. That soldier was right, she did love me. I pulled away and smiled happy that she felt the same way. "You have no idea how long I've wanted to do that. I love you Jessica Michelson I always have" I said. "You have no idea how long I've waited for you to do that. And I love you too Danny" she replied. "I'm one hell of a lucky guy to have the most beautiful girl as a girlfriend" I said causing her to blush. "You're cute when you blush" I said which caused her to blush an even deeper red. I wrapped my arms around her and pulled her closer to me.