"I never thought I'd find love again," he admitted sotto voce, making his mate's heartbeat quicken ever so slightly. "Yet here you are." "Yeah. And for that, thank you. Thank you for coming to Blake's on that fateful day. Thank you for letting me in your life. Thank you for giving me -us- a chance. Thank you for simply being you." ........................... While she was a fiery, outgoing teenager, he was an icy, introverted man. But more importantly, she was human, and he was a vampire. Opposites attract each other but Kelly and Andreas clashed too much to actually get along. Would it work? Would it fall apart? Nothing was certain. ... .. . Spin-off from AUB.