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This story takes place right after the episode "Crazy Love."

Cherry Beach
Copyright January 2003

    He landed silently at the lake shore and walked to where she stood at the water's edge, waiting. The chill of the cold rain did not affect either of them. Long dormant, the connection between the two was revived as they grew closer. Reflections of the sparkling city lights washed across the surface of the lake as the couple embraced.

On Cherry Beach at night, rain comin' down
You're in the distance, a vision of light
Ah, take me home, please, I'm cold
I'm cold to the bone
I'm cold to the heart of it
But I can see the fires on a distant shore
The burn in the night
And the rain keeps falling but I'm on fire for you

    He began to pull away from the embrace, but the strength of their bond held him to her.
    Sensing his confusion she whispered, "You are safe with me. You don't have to fight."
    Letting her words flow into him, he gave himself to her. The lights and sounds of the city faded away. The world consisted of just the two of them, alone in the darkness.

This is the face of the burning cross
This is the age of need
This is the sound of desire
This is the song of you and me

    Their eyes glinted gold in the darkness as the embrace became more passionate. Over the lake the velvet blackness of the sky was broken only by the white tail of a meteor streaking across the heavens.
    He arched his head back, his white fangs gleaming in the dim light. He growled then lunged and bit into the pulsing vein of her neck. She answered his growl with one of her own and sunk her teeth into his neck - completing the circle.
    When the initial blood lust was satiated, they gave themselves over to the images they shared across the link.

On Cherry Beach at night, I have a dream
And in this dream the angels fall out of the sky
They land on the shore, bury their parachutes
They call you hunger
They call you beautiful
They can see the fires on a distant shore
They burn in the night
And the rain keeps falling but I'm on fire for you

    When they finally ended the embrace, a roll of thunder crossed over the lake. His eyes glowed red and his skin was warm from the blood exchange. He could feel the power surging through his veins. It was an ancient strength he had denied himself for far too long.
    She drew close to him and caressed his cheek with her fingertips. "Do not worry, my love. You are safe with me."

On Cherry Beach at night the thunder rolls
Rolls like a wave across the water
It's a call to the wild
But I feel no danger 'cause I'm on fire for you

    He closed his eyes and felt her body against his. When he opened them a moment later, worry radiated from their clear blue depths.
    "I'm sorry to call you out like this." he said quietly.
    "Don't be. We all have needs. It is part of us... of what we are. You cannot deny yourself." she whispered back as she stroked his cheek.
    He wrapped her in his arms and pulled her closer, letting the truth in her words seep into him.

This is the face of the burning cross
This is the age of need
This is the sound of desire
This is the song of you and me

~fin~