Juvia couldn’t have been happier. Her insides were bubbling with excitement as she held Gray’s hand down the street. She hadn’t seen her Gray in person in months, and he had surprised her the day before announcing that they would be spending the three days before Christmas at a cabin resort.
Juvia shivered as the cool air hit her, and she glanced at Gray, watching him as he looked for their cabin. He carried their duffle bags over his free shoulder. The cold air wasn’t seeming to bother him.
“There it is,” he motioned towards a cabin ahead. “Cabin 25.”
“Ah,” Juvia’s eyes widened as she looked at the small cabin. It looked incredibly cozy, with a few steps leading up to a wide front porch that had a swing on the side of it. On the other side was a tall, stoned chimney. “Juvia can’t wait to go inside,” she told him with excitement.
He chuckled lightly, “come on,” he said, leading her up the steps. He adjusted the bags and dug into his pockets before pulling out the cabin key and unlocking the door. He pulled the key out and opened the door with a smirk. “After you, Milady…”
Juvia grinned and walked in through the doors. Her breath caught as she looked around in awe. The room was spacious, the walls decorated as if it really was a log cabin… A large fireplace rested against the side of the house with a large tv hanging above it. A comfortable-looking grey couch sat in front of it, with a wooden rocker on one side and a leather brown recliner on the other. On the other side of the house rested a small kitchen with a fridge, oven, sink and microwave. A hallway split the living room and kitchen Juvia walked down it slowly as Gray shut the door and followed behind her.
There were two doors along the hallway. One in the right, just past the kitchen was where water and heating utilities lied with a few cleaning supplies. A few feet down there was another door on the left for closet space.
“Ready for the bedroom?” Gray smirked, stepping in front of her and walking towards the door at the end of the hall.
Juvia felt butterflies in her stomach as Gray opened the door… A bedroom, singular. They would be sharing the bedroom! The statement had herself in jitters. She took a calming breath before following after Gray…
Juvia stepped in just as Gray placed the bags down by the end of the bed… The room was absolutely perfect! The bed was big, the comforters being a dark shade of grey, blue and black to match the wooden walls. Across from the large bed was a two-door sliding closet that doubled as two giant mirrors. There was two giant doors on the left wall that lead to a beautiful patio that had a breathtaking view of the mountains behind them, and on the right side… A beautiful, marble bathroom with two beautifully crafted sinks and a large tub.
Juvia almost felt overwhelmed at all the emotions…It would be her first time staying with Gray like this. Having a long-distance relationship was hard, but both of them were willing to put the effort into it to make it work.
“What’s wrong?” Gray asked from beside her, a frown forming on his face. “Do you not like it…?” He asked, a slight worried tone to his voice.
“What?” Juvia blinked, realizing her eyes had grown wet. “No… I mean, yes! I mean, Juvia loves it, Gray-sama!” She told him truthfully, fighting a sniff. “Juvia is just so… Happy, and the fact that she gets to spend these next few days with you, makes her happier than she’s ever been…”
Gray reached out, tucking a piece of her blue hair behind her ear as his lips twitched. “It makes me happy too…” he leaned down, his lips brushing against hers softly.
Juvia kissed him back immediately, her hand grabbing onto the back of his thin black sweater. Being able to kiss him like this was better than any sweets she had ever eaten. She loved him… God, how she loved him, and she didn’t want these three days to come to an end.
A gurgling sounds broke them apart, and Juvia’s face had taken a nice shade of pink. “Hungry?” Gray raised an amused eyebrow as the side of his lip twitched.
“Just a little,” Juvia admitted. She had hardly eaten anything earlier that day, because she was too nervous about the trip.
“How about we walk back up to the car and go to the store to get a few things that will last us while we’re here?” Gray asked her. “When we get back, I’ll park closer to the cabin since I know where it is now.”
Juvia nodded, taking the hand he had reached out for her. They would be staying together for three whole days! She could already imagine herself and Gray in front of the stove, cooking a meal together. The thought made her want to squeal!
Juvia froze slightly when the cold air hit her. She figured this would be the worse thing about the trip… She was cold-natured, and Gray was hot-natured. She wrapped her jacket around her tighter with her free hand as she walked with Gray. She wouldn’t let the cold get her, not when she would be with Gray!
Juvia was freezing… She had tried her best to not let the cold get to her, but now it wasn’t just cold outside, but in the cabin, too. She ate her warm pizza slowly, trying to savor its warmth… Her and Gray had both decided that a pizza for the night would be the best choice since it was their first night there.
“Are you okay?” Gray asked her, leaning back next to her and giving her a worried look.
“Hm?” Juvia asked, slightly confused before she shook her head. “Juvia is perfect, Gray-sama.”
“Your teeth are chattering,” Gray told her dully.
“Well, Juvia is a little cold…” she admitted. “But really, it’s okay! She knows Gray-sama gets hot easily so she’ll just layer up more,” she gave him the softest of smiles.
Gray watched for a few seconds, as if he were debating something in his head. “Okay, I got something that might help,” he told her as he stood up.
“What?” Juvia asked, watching as he stretched.
“Stay here,” he ordered her. “I’ll be right back…”
He came back just a minute or two later, and in his arms he carried a packaged wrapped neatly in purple paper. Gently, he placed it on her lap and she blinked up at him. “What is it?” She asked, carefully picking the package up.
“An early Christmas present,” he smirked. “Open it.”
“Ah,” she gasped, her eyes shinning. “Really? Can Juvia really open it?”
Gray nodded, “yep, come on now, open it,” he motioned towards the package.
“Okay!” Juvia giggled, opening the package carefully. She didn’t want to ruin the anything, not even the paper. She got it open, and blinked at the folded up item in the middle of the paper. Juvia picked it up gently, standing up and unfolding it. Her eyes widened when she saw the gift and she let out a happy squeal as she hugged it to her chest tightly. “Gray-sama got Juvia a mermaid tail blanket?!”
He chuckled as she held the blue blanket out in front of her. “Glad you like it,” he told her.
“Juvia loves it!” She declared, leaning down and giving him a soft kiss. “Thank you!” Another kiss, “thank you!” A kiss again, “thank you!”
Gray grabbed her, pulling her to his lap as she kissed him once more. “You’re so easy to please,” he commented with amusement as she leaned back, still sitting in his lap.
Juvia smiled, shifting herself so she sat between Gray’s legs and she shimmed the dark blue mermaid tail blanket up her legs. She giggled, resting her head against Gray’s chest as a small sigh escaped her smiling lips. “All Juvia needs to be pleased is Gray-sama. If she has him, then she’s happy.”
He wrapped his arms around her then, pulling her close as their lips brushed again. After the night was over with, he would only have two more days with her before he’d have to leave again. He was going to make the best out of it. Gray was going to make Juvia the happiest he could.
Gray peaked his dark eyes open and scanned the dim room. Not a sign of blue was around and that made him frown… he got up slowly and stretched. His socks padded against the soft carpet as he walked out of the bedroom and down the hallway. He yawned, his white shirt rising as he scratched his stomach. He placed his hands in his grey sweats and walked into the kitchen where he saw Juvia.
He smirked slightly, she was wearing the sweater he had been wearing last night with her fuzzy pajama bottoms. Her blue mermaid tail blanket laid on the kitchen island as she cooked on the stove. He walked up behind her quietly.
“What are you cooking?” He asked, sitting his chin on her shoulder.
Juvia almost jumped out of her skin. “You scared Juvia,” she scolded him lightly.
“Sorry,” he apologized, but his grin showed just how sorry he really was.
“Juvia is making pancakes,” she told him softly. “Is Gray-sama hungry?”
He nodded, not bothering to move as he watched her continue to cook. Now this was something he could get use to…
“Gray-sama!” Juvia’s eyes widened as she looked out the window. “It’s snowing!”
“Is it?” He raised a brow as he walked up behind her. “Huh… Look at that,” he smirked as they watched the snow filter to the ground gracefully.
Juvia let out a small sigh, and half of her wished that it would snow so much that her and Gray would be stuck in the cabin for an extra few days…
“How about you go pick out something for us to watch and I’ll make some hot chocolate?” He told her, causing her eyes to sparkle.
She gave him a nod, heading towards the roaring fireplace where the tv sat above it. She skimmed through some of the movies Gray had brought, deciding on an anime she had never seen before… It wasn’t like they were going to do much watching, anyways.
Juvia sat down on the couch, grabbing her blanket and slipping it on her legs. She adjusted Gray’s big sweater on her before leaning back and waiting for him to return.
It was close to five minutes later when he arrived back, two big cups of hot chocolate in his hands. “Here you go,” he handed one to Juvia gently as he sat down beside her.
Juvia took the warm mug into her palms and looked at for a few seconds. Her eyes darted to the window where she could still see flakes of snow falling, but it was growing dark already… The day was almost over and it had went by so fast. A feeling of sadness washed over her… Tomorrow would be her last day with Gray before he had to leave… She rested her head against his shoulder as he started the movie, trying her absolute best to soak up every little detail about him so she could remember it when he was gone.
Juvia sat on the bed silently as she watched Gray gather up his belongings in his bag. Two days had passed in just a blink of an eye… It was Christmas Eve, a day where joy was suppose to be, but all Juvia could feel was sadness…
Gray had helped her make breakfast earlier that morning, pancakes they had decided since they both loved them. Gray made Juvia a snowflake shaped one, and she made him a heart one… After breakfast was presents that they had to give to one another today because they wouldn’t be able to see each other afterwards…
And now was the worse part… The part where they got ready to leave, but Juvia didn’t want to leave! She was just now getting a glimpse of what it would be like to live with Gray, and she definitely didn’t want to lose it!
“I think that’s all of my stuff,” Gray sighed, zipping up his bag. “Got all yours?” He asked Juvia. She looked as if she were in a daze and he waved a hand in front of her. “Juvs…?”
She blinked, her brown eyes focusing on Gray. “Juvia doesn’t want to leave…” she whispered.
Gray sighed gently, he had been worried about something like this happening… Honestly, he didn’t want to leave either, but they both had lives and families they needed to get back to for now.
“Juvs, I’m sorry, but… We got to go…” he told her gently.
She sniffed, her lip trembling. No, they couldn’t leave… Not yet! She bit her lip as she jumped up, running to the patio doors and flinging them open before running out to it.
“Juvia!” Gray called after her, but she was running down the steps and into the snow-covered grass. He chased her down a few yards away, and by then she was crying, hot and heavy tears rolling down her cheeks.
“J-Juvia doesn’t wa-want Gray-sama to leave…” her voice croaked as she cried. “Three days isn’t enough!” She declared, holding onto him tightly.
“Hey now, stop crying,” he muttered, rubbing her back soothingly. “People are going to think I don’t treat you right…” he glanced around nervously, hoping that no one had seen her run off crying and thought the worse…
Juvia sniffed, pulling back from him, her eyes red and swollen. “Juvia doesn’t want you to go…”
Gray stared at her for a few seconds, her brown eyes were so big and beautiful. He loved everything about her… It was just a shame that they lived so far away from each other. But it wouldn’t always be like that…
He let out a heavy sigh through his nose as the box in his right pant pocket became heavy. Carefully, he took out the little black box and held it out to Juvia.
She gasped, her eyes growing wide and her heart starting to race wildly in her ears. Just what was in that box…?!
“I was undecided on rather or not to give this to you just yet,” Gray admitted. “But… I want you to have it…” he opened he box, revealing a beautiful silver ring. He picked it up carefully before sliding it on her left ring finger. “It’s not a wedding ring,” he told her softly. “But it is a promise that one day it will be…” he gave her hand a gentle squeeze. “I know some people think these things are silly, but I love you, Juvia, and I want to spend the rest of my life with you… It’s just I can’t right now…” she frowned slightly and he cupped her cheek with his free hand. “We both have things we need to finish before we can be with each other,” he leaned down, kissing her nose. “But I promise you, once everything is done, nothing is going to stop me from being with you…”
Juvia sniffed, a small smile finding its way to her lips. She gave Gray a small nod, “Juvia can’t wait for that day…”
“Me too,” he smiled. “Now come on, let’s finish getting packed… We still got the whole drive to the airport to be together,” he told her gently.
Juvia nodded slowly, holding onto his hand tightly as they walked back to the cabin. She would never forget the memories she had made with him on this tiny vacation of theirs, but even more so, she was excited for the many more memories that they would be making in the near future together.