Part 3

At first I doubted what I saw.  I rang the chime, Tom let me in.  His quarters reeked of sex.

"You did this on purpose.  You want me to leave you.  Why?"

"We don't have a commitment."  Tom said defensively.

I was not going to fall for it.  I loved Tom and was going to stick by him.  "I will 'not' leave you.  We have something special and worth fighting for."

Tom's eyes were glistening with tears.  "Shit.  I'm scared.  I love you.  I can 'not' lose you."

Tom's admission filled my heart with pride and love.  "I love you."