Things May Not Be As They Appear Part 1
                                                                               (This story is a little different from my other ones.   But it does have a happy ending (rated R)

Vincent woke up just as dawn approached still buried deep inside Catherine.  They made love for the first time last night in her apartment.  It was the most wonderful experience in Vincent's life.  Being somewhat naive in the ways of love, with Catherine's help she showed him how to love until his instincts took over.  He felt the exquisite pleasure he had given her through their Bond.  He was quite impressed with himself to say the least.  Catherine was so sweet to love, he found himself unable to leave her beautiful body.  When tiredness overcame their passion, they fell asleep joined as one. 

Catherine stirred, though only slightly, her movements caused him to harden in side her.  Knowing he had loved her hard last night, he couldn't take her again.  As he began to slowly withdrawal, she tightened around him.  Her eyes fluttered open, "don't you dare leave me Mr. Wells and she rolled him on his back.  Moving on him rubbing the soft hair on his chest she spoke, "Vincent what we shared last night was the most beautiful thing I ever experienced.  Finally being able to love you, as I always wanted to made me the happiest woman in the world.  Vincent after last night I need you even more."  "Let me move Below and love you forever?"

"Catherine, softly caressing her slender shoulders and joining her rhythm I would love to have you Below where I can love you forever but your life is Above.  "We can still be together without you living Below."

As they continued to love, "Vincent we have been doing that for three years."  "You cannot tell me after what we have shared you want our relationship to be as it was?"

"No Catherine, it will never be as it was before."  "We are lovers now."

"Vincent I do not want to be lovers Above and Below."  "I want us to be lovers in your world not both of ours."  "It took us three years to get where we are now."  "Will it be another three more before we can truly be together?'  I though we both wanted that dream?"

"Catherine maybe one day we will be truly together but not yet."  "There are still things waiting for you."  You cannot give up your life Above."  "Not yet."  "Give us sometime to adjust to this step in our relationship."  "Maybe than we can go forward."

Catherine stopped moving, Maybe Vincent."  "How can you say that?"

Vincent stopped as well.  "Catherine, what if there is someone Above for you."  "Someone who will love you and give you the things I cannot?"  "If he is out there, you will find him one day but would be committed to me."  "I love you and I want you to be happy."  "Catherine explore your world a little longer.  Then we can have this discussion gains.  "Now, rolling her gently on her back, I better go it is getting light out."

"Vincent, we haven't finished making love moving beneath him.  Let us love one last time before you go."

"I am sorry Catherine, if I do I will change my mind and never let you go."  Withdrawing from her he got dressed.

Giving her a kiss on the lips, he said "Catherine explore you world for a while."  "I will come to you in two weeks.

"Two weeks Vincent."  "I will not see you until that time had passed/"

"That is correct Catherine." "I do not want to distract you from discovering your future."  Goodbye my love."

Catherine stayed in bed, shocked and crying at Vincent's suggestion.  "Maybe he needed to explore more and needed space.  He knows he can love now maybe he wants to find another woman to spend his life with.

Drying her eyes Catherine got out of bed and took a shower.  Washed and dressed she needed to take her mind off of Vincent for a while or she would just keep crying.  Grabbing her coat she went to the local diner to eat and try to clear her head.

She was reading the menu, when she heard a familiar voice.  Looking over the menu she saw her old boyfriend Tom.  She had spent a year in a relationship with him until she was attacked three years ago and met Vincent.

Noticing her sitting there Tom went to see her.