Jerry coughed behind us. We broke apart and looked at him, a huge innocent grin on my face.
"Err, Jerry... this is Garrett..." I started, but he smiled.
"I know. We've met." I blinked a little in confusion, and looked down at Garrett. He laughed sheepishly.
"I'll explain it later." He told me. The look on his face made my heart swell, and I kissed him again. Jerry and Diana laughed at us, genuinely glad to see me so happy. Garrett turned to them, smiling. "I'm going to take her home now. We'll visit soon, okay?" He said and both Jerry and Diana laughed.
"Go on! Go!" They said. I tapped Garrett on the shoulder, telling him to put me down. I went to my friends.
"Thank you so much, for everything! We'll be back, I promise!" I told them, hugging each of them.
"You better!" Jerry said.
"Go!" Diana said, laughing. Garrett took my hand and we went home to our wandering mansion.
The next morning, after we had spent the night speaking to each other with our bodies, I lay with Garrett's arm around me.
"Shouldn't we get up?" I asked him. He laughed.
"No. I don't want to move an inch." He said laughing, squeezing me tighter. I laughed too.
"Garrett..." I started, then hesitated.
"What is it?" He asked. I took a deep breath.
"Why did you send me away?" I asked. He sighed.
"You see, Aila, I was being a total idiot. I didn't want you to spend your life in this house... it's not right. You need to live, to work, to make friends. I thought that I could cope, could live without you, but it grew harder everyday. I love you too much to be parted from you. I know that what I did was absolutely horrible..." He broke off, and closed his eyes as if he was trying not to cry. I sat up, and took his face in my hands.
"I already told you that I forgive you, silly!" I said, laughing at him. I kissed each eyelid, each cheek and then my lips hovered at his mouth. He pulled me towards him so we were kissing again. I broke away, grinnning. "But I don't understand, how have you met Jerry and Diana?" I asked him, perplexed. He smiled.
"I woke up one day, with the worst feeling. I was sure that something had happened to you, and vowed to look for you. It seems that the house knew how much I needed to see you, and so when I left, I was right outside of the theatre. I went in, and explained everything to Jerry and Diana, who chastised me and called me an idiot. I went in and sat with you every day. The conversation we had when you thought I didn't exist was horrible. To watch you break down, when it was all my fault and there was nothing I could do... well, it killed me. I told myself that we would eventually end up together again... but I decided to wait until the end of the theatre's year. So I came, registered as a guest singer, and when it was closer to the time, I arranged with Jerry that I would take his place in the Point of No Return. I know you love that song, and I felt that I needed to sing on my own aswell, so chose Til I Hear You Sing, again because I know you love it. I love you so much, Aila, and I was such an idiot to ever let you go." I smiled, glad that I wasn't crazy an dhadn't imagined him.
"Well, I'm here now. And I love you, Garrett. I always have, and I always will." I said soberly. He grabbed me and kissed me and we broke away in giggles.
After a few weeks in the house, we both decided to leave. It was hard for Garrett, but we both knew that it was for the best. There were tearful goodbyes with Seth.
"You take care of yourselves!" Seth told me, tearing up. I grinned and gave him a big hug. "Look after him, Aila." He whispered in my ear. "You are the best thing that has ever happened to any of us. And I know that Felix would agree." I looked at him, crying.
"Thank you, Seth. Thank you for everything. You'll visit us?" I asked. He laughed.
"I'll try my hardest!" He said laughing. Garrett's goodbye was far more manly, but they hugged like brothers. "If you hurt her, I may have to kill you." Seth said, with a grin on his face. Garrett laughed and promised he wouldn't.
"She's not leaving my sight for a long time!" He said, putting his arm around my waist. We left, waving to our dear friend, and very much aware of the presence of one who couldn't be there.
It's been two years since then. We both work at the theatre now, as it is what we both agreed was best. We are very close to Jerry and Diana, and Seth often visits us, especially with the baby on the way. We've been married for over a year now, and I am looking forward to the many years ahead of us. We still fight, of course, but we never forget how special our bond and love is. I will never forget that cold winter's day, when I stumbled across a house in the forest and with it found the three most amazing people you could ever meet. Seth, the lovable joker, Felix, the lost gentle one, and Garrett, the man I will love until the day I die.