This entire situation would make sense to no one but them, and even then Teagan wasn't entirely sure it made sense so much as it was something she accepted wholly and easily. It wasn't sensible but it was natural; it wasn't logical but it didn't matter. Not a single ounce of thought could be applied to anything between them and make it anything but . The truth of it was that more than a week ago they had been all but at each other's throats, Teagan especially, and now they were in love, absolutely and totally crazy about one another, so much so that it would be outright obvious to even passing strangers.
But this was beyond love, wasn't it? Deeper, stronger, something much more indestructible than love. Love seemed flimsy in comparison, paper thin, almost worthless in line with how she actually felt. Love itself would never stand up to the task of expressing exactly what it was she felt for him. Devotion couldn't cut it, either, only barely denting the depth of her feelings. She would die for him at any time, even now if he asked or needed it, and that feeling had carried on through generations, through lifetimes. That wasn't something as small as love, that couldn't be contained by the word at all.
It was a good start, though, and saying it at least expressed a fraction of what she felt when she looked at him, when she pressed her lips to his, when he spoke against her skin, his voice her song, his voice all consuming as she felt her own emotions arc like lightning in response.
She was far more emotional than he was, always had been and always would be, and in response to his desperate kisses, to his heat and precious confessions, she could feel tears welling up in the corners of her eyes, her own expression brilliant with bliss, lips upturned as she pressed her forehead against his, her hands tracing circles against the smooth skin of his back.
"I love you too,' she breathed, her voice now choked with tears over its previous raspy quality. "I love you so much, I can't even... -" she paused, shaking her head and laughing lowly, sweetly, brushing her lips against his once and once only, so softly it was barely there, '-I can't even say how much I love you... like, there are no words."