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All You Need Is Love

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August 1999

Bill and Hillary where showing Betsy their new house. Hillary was showing Betsy everything and Bill followed them but mostly staying quiet, he could feel that Betsy was still mad at him for what he did to Hillary – to be honest so was he; but his goal right now was to make Hillary happy.

At some point Hillary went back to the car where she left the blueprint of the house. Bill and Betsy were left alone in an awkward silence. Bill usually being a chatter box broke the silence.

“I'm sorry Betsy!” Betsy turned towards him.

“I'm not the one you should apologize to!”

“None the less, I'm sorry!”

“You are an asshole you know that! You love her, I know you do and yet you've hurt big time! She's way to good for you. How could you do that to her? When she's only been there for and loved you? How could you?”

“I'm sorry, I'm an idiot there is no excuses for what I did.” Bill said with tears in his eyes. Betsy could see how hurt he was, which is something he hadn't show to her before.

“Thank you Bill for seeing how much you've hurt her, I just want Hillary happy, it's awful to see you friend hurting especially when it's by the person she loves. She is still madly in love with you do you know that?”

“I know!” Bill look down not wanting Betsy to see him like this.

“Bill I have one question for you. Do you love her?” Bill forced himself to look her in the eyes.

“I do, more than anything else! She is my world and right now nothing matter more to me than Hillary, nothing!”

“Good! Don't do that again!” she schooled and he nodded.

There was so much more she wanted to say to him but she also saw the pain he carried around with him. It was the first she saw what Hillary had always seen: a good and loving man who have been scarred by life and ignored his wound. She knew he was working on himself, trying hard to be a better man. She was still angry with him but for Hillary she was ready to star forgiving him.

They barely had the time to put themselves together that Hillary came back. Fortunately for Bill she went directly to Betsy and didn't see him cry. They continued the visit and arrived in the master bedroom. Hillary explained why it was her, their favorite room, she loved the light in there and it was the main reason they chose this house.

“You chose this house because you like the bedroom?” Betsy asked look at them with an eyebrow raised and a smile.

“Yes!” Hillary innocently said.

“She will always wake up happy here!” Bill said smiling back at Betsy as if to say to her he was going to make sure she was happy. Hillary quickly turned her head towards him and rectified.

“WE will always wake up happy here!” Bill hugged her from behind in kissed her head.

“You guys are so cheesy!” They all laughed and made their way home to the hotel their were staying at.

Once at the hotel Hillary asked Bill:

“Why were you crying earlier?”

“I … I apologized to Betsy!” He told her truthfully. Hillary nodded understanding her friends had been giving him the cold shoulder for what he had done to her.


“We came to the conclusion that we love and I'm an idiot!” Hillary laughed.

“Yes, well you are!”

“I'm sorry Hillary. For everything!” Hillary went to him and hugged him.

“I know you are. Thank you!” His eyes started to fill with tears so grateful to still have her by his side. He leaned down and kissed her lips.

“You are so loved Hillary Rodham!”

“That's all that matter isn't it?” Bill smiled at her and hugged her tight. “You are so loved as well darling!” They kissed again to show each other their love.

She was his girl and he will make sure she will be loved, always, by him, her friends and family. After all, all you need is love.