Lafayette x Reader
Hello! This was requested by @oakdragon253, and it was also the first thing requested since I started this blog and it’s the first piece of writing I’ve ever posted online. I really hope everyone enjoys it, I’m sorry it took so long, I’ve been super busy these last few days! I promise my next ones will be much longer and if you like this please feel free to leave me any requests you have! :)
“Alexander, I really don’t feel well. Maybe I should just head on home and we’ll catch up another time because-”
“(Y/N) I mean this in the kindest way, but please shut up. You’re going to this party even if it means I have to drag you in there kicking and screaming. My friend has been looking forward to meeting you for weeks now especially after I told him all about you so don’t mess this up for me” Alexander gave me a small smile and winked before pushing open the doors. As you entered you were both greeted by several groups of men and women some of which were drinking or eating or dancing. The room was filled with the sounds of laughter being slightly muffled by the band playing as loud as they could. “Ah, there he is, Lafayette come over here!” Alexander called causing a man to turn around. His eyes landed on your face and what had to have been the most incredibly beautiful smile you’d ever seen, spread across his face almost immediately. He said goodbye to his group of friends, never taking his eyes away from yours’ before walking towards you and Alexander. “(Y/N) this is-”
“Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, but you, mon cherie, can call me Lafayette” Lafayette said in almost a whisper as if to keep Alexander out of your conversation despite him introducing the two of you. You didn’t realize that you’d been staring at him until Alexander coughed obnoxiously loud and nudged your arm. “Oh yes, right I-I’m (Y/N) and that’s what you can call me…” you trailed off realizing how stupid you must’ve sounded to the man standing in front of you. Alexander chuckled a bit and opened his mouth to speak when a young woman walked up to him. “Hello, can I steal you away for a moment?” she asked before pulling him away, not waiting for a response, not that Alexander would’ve said no to a pretty girl especially when that pretty girl was Angelica Schuyler. “Vous êtes un ange absolu.” he said taking your hand in his and taking a step towards you. “And what would that mean?” you asked, staring at the floor as you felt your face turning red. He smiled and lifted your hand to kiss it. A group of men walked over to you, laughing and talking loudly, clearly very drunk. “Lafayette, let’s go, we’re tired” one of the men said and began walking out, the others trailing behind. Lafayette nodded and turned to you, looking into your eyes. It was clear that he didn’t want to go and you weren’t ready for him to leave you just yet. “Promise me you’ll write to me, I don’t want to be the end” you whispered. Lafayette lifted your chin, forcing you to look him in the eye. “Mon cherie, this is only the beginning. I promise to write you every single day until we meet again.” he leaned in to kiss you on the forehead before retreating from the room. You let out a sigh and looked around the room before spotting Alexander in deep conversation with Elizabeth Schuyler. “One sister just isn’t enough for you, is it Alexander?” you thought to yourself and let out a small giggle. Knowing you weren’t going to be leaving anytime soon now that your friend and only way home had found something to keep himself occupied for the next few hours, you found some place to sit down where you could watch the party without really being a part of it, not that you weren’t enjoying yourself, but in that moment the only thoughts that consumed your mind was Lafayette and when you would get to see him again.
2 Weeks Later
It had been a few weeks since your first encounter with Lafayette and just as he promised, he wrote to you every single day. Every letter was better than the last and left you praying that the next day would come sooner so that you could read more words written from your love. While the letters were great, you longed to see him. Alexander spent most of his waking moments with Eliza now that their engagement was official and you couldn’t help but be jealous, not that you weren’t happy for your friend, but it was difficult to watch them be so in love together when the one you loved was so far away. These thoughts continued to consume your mind when you felt something hit you in the face. “Huh?” you looked up and saw Alexander looking at you as if he was waiting for something. “Did you hear anything I just said to you? Or are you to busy thinking about your precious Lafayette?” he smirked as he sat back in his seat. “Oh you stop, all you ever think about is Eliza. I have every right to only think about him, besides I haven’t seen him in weeks and I think it might be killing me” you sighed and went back to flipping through some random book Alexander had sitting on his desk. “You’ll see him soon enough, try not to worry too much (Y/N)”.
It had been two days since your conversation with Alex and two days since you’d received a letter from Lafayette. Your assumption was that he had to have been busy but he hadn’t missed a single day for two weeks so of course your mind thought the worst. Something must’ve happened to him and no one knew anything. You’d asked Alexander, John, and Hercules, and you had nothing to work with. You feared that the man you’d fallen in love with was gone. You decided to take an afternoon nap, hoping maybe that would ease your mind and just as you were getting ready to doze off, there was a knock at your front door. You got up to answer wondering who could possibly be here because you hadn’t been expecting anyone, but you were in for a shock when you opened it. “Did you miss me my love?” Lafayette stood outside your front door looking more handsome now then he had two weeks ago if that was even possible. You were so overcome with so many different emotions, you wrapped your arms tightly around his neck, not wanting to let go but he seemed okay with that as he hugged you back even tighter. “You hadn’t written me, I thought something had happened to you. I was so worried” you whispered still holding onto him. He pulled back slightly to look at you and smiled, brushing a stray piece of hair from your eyes. “I was so busy with work, I was planning to come see you and I made Alexander promise not to say anything. I wanted to surprise you” he said, with so much excitement in his voice. You didn’t care that Alexander had kept this a secret from you, you were just happy that the man you loved was here with you now. “Lafayette, I love you” he leaned in towards you and your lips met. It was as if the world had stopped, everything else in the moment was completely irrelevant and nothing could take this away from you. “I love you even more mon cherie, I want to spend my life making you the happiest women alive”
“You’re already doing that” you responded causing that smile that you loved more than anything to spread across his face again. He was right, this was only the beginning for the two of you.