Chaper 3: Good Intentions.
Garth didn't even realize that he had fallen asleep until he felt the rays of the morning sun beating against his eyelids, and as he was stirred from his slumber, his eyes pinched tightly closed then slowly opened.
With a yawn, he lifted his head and turned a smiling face down upon Rain, who still lay asleep in his arms. However, as the reality of what he was doing here settled in upon him, his smile quickly faded and was replaced by a look of distain. She looked so comfortable, so happy, so beautiful; how could he disturb her? He decided to allow his thoughts to drift elsewhere, for he knew that if he were to think about this too much he would never be able to go through with it, and would never be able to make things right once again.
For an entire half hour he waited, not even caring that his paws had fallen asleep, for he wanted this to last as long as he could possibly make it, but inevitably, she awoke and began to stir in his arms.