Third and last chapter. Sheldon finally reveals his secret…
Christmas day arrived. Amy had agreed to meet the whole gang
at Sheldon’s apartment for 2 o’clock, ready for lunch. That meant she had the
morning to shower, get dressed, phone her mother and wrap some last- minute
Meanwhile, Sheldon’s apartment was empty. No one was there.
At least, this is also what Amy assumed when, after a quick
drive, she knocked on the door of apartment 4A. No one came to answer it. She
tried the handle, it was locked. Amy was perplexed, it was exactly 2 o’clock,
she was right on time. Where was everybody?
Just as she pulled out her phone, a door opened behind her.
Amy turned to find Penny coming out of her apartment. She
was dressed in a short red cocktail dress with a black shawl draped over her
shoulders for warmth.
“Penny! Where is everyone? I just…”
Amy was cut off as Penny placed a finger to her lips, “Shh,
come with me”
And with that, Penny turned and climbed up the stairs.
Amy, although baffled, could do nothing but follow.
“Penny! Seriously where are we going?” Amy searched for any
possible information. They were still climbing the building, possibly nearing
the top by now.
“What part of shhh didn’t you understand?” Penny repeated
herself, and continued up the stairs.
Finally, they reached a door.
Penny turned to face Amy. There was quite a contrast to
Amy’s suspicious, watchful gaze and Penny’s sparkling, excited smile.
“Are you ready?” She asked.
“For what?” Amy had had enough of all the secrecy.
He questions, however, were answered as Penny opened the
door and led Amy through it.
They were on the roof.
The winter weather meant that dusk was already falling,
bleak clouds blanketed the sky. Minuscule yellow stars peaked through, and
although they were faint, the fading sunlight bounced off the sky’s veil,
casting pink and orange tones over the roof. The roof itself was very different.
Amy’s eyes surveyed the scene.
It was aglow with millions of tiny, twinkling lights. Small
candles in jars covered the floor and strings of fairy lights were draped along
There was a single pathway left between and, at the end,
stood all her friends either side of Sheldon.
He was wearing a black suit with a thin black tie and shiny
black shoes to match. His hands were held together in front of him.
Amy had no idea what to think. Penny had rotated to look at
Amy and the astounded expression on her face.
It was just beautiful. The lights spread into the night sky,
it was difficult to tell where the lights ended and the stars began.
Penny linked arms with Amy and led her down the pathway that
had been left for them. As they walked, Amy couldn’t help but connect the scene
to that of walking down the aisle at her wedding. She hoped it would be as
magical as this.
They reached the end and met the others. Amy’s arm was
released and Sheldon took her hand. He brought her to face him.
Amy could see all the lights reflected in his eyes. They
made them sparkle, shades of blue amalgamated around his pupils, much like the
night sky. She had always admired his eyes, the bright azure had somehow
darkened, small flecks of indigo danced inside the deep sky blue. It reminded
Amy of a black hole in the midst of the universe, with a gravitational field so
intense that she was immediately drawn to them.
Amy blinked and refocused on Sheldon as he had squeezed her
hand, taken a deep breath and began to talk calmly and slowly, he seemed so
content, so peaceful.
“Amy. Almost six years ago I didn’t want love. I thought it
was a nuisance that distracted people from the important things in life such as
the search for knowledge. To me, love didn’t really exist. It could not be scientifically
proven accurately and that made me sceptical. I once asked my Meemaw what love
was and she said she couldn’t explain it; she could only feel it. That was the
first time she had ever been speechless, there was no sassy comment or intelligent
response. She just said I would have to wait and see”
He gulped and blinked back tears.
“I told her I didn’t need to wait. I could see the love
between Meemaw and Pop Pop. I could see it; I just didn’t want it. Their love
was an exception. I didn’t think I would ever have anything as special as that.
Years went past, everyone one I loved left me and all I ever heard was how
annoying, arrogant and emotionless I was. My vision of love was tainted by
hatred. I wish I had focused on the positive relationships in my life and
learnt from them”
He sniffed and took her other hand.
“But then you came along”
He smiled, squeezed her hands and stepped closer. The
onlookers smiled. Leonard had Penny wrapped under his arm, Bernadette searched
for Howards hand, she knew it was coming, and Raj had tears pouring down his
“Amy, you changed my life. I didn’t think I needed love but
now I know I can’t live without it. I know what love is. It’s you. You are the
only person who understands me, you’re patient, you’re caring, you’re
intelligent and you’re beautiful. I know I’m a difficult person to love but you
have helped me to grow and understand my feelings. My life is so much better
now that you’re in it and I want to spend every single day proving that. All I
can say is thank you, well, thank you and…”
He knelt down onto one knee and produced a velvet ring box
from his pocket which he prised open to reveal a glittering, antique engagement
“Amy Farrah Fowler, will you marry me?”
There was silence.
The tea lights flickered as a small breath of wind sailed
over the roof.
Everyone was holding their breath, waiting for Amy’s answer.
Time seemed to pass so slowly when realistically it was only
a few seconds before Amy gave her answer.
She was definite.
As always, thank you all for the support in my writing :)
Don’t be Shisui, please don’t be Shisui, he’s like the kindest. He values family over anything it doesn’t fit his character to be wanting to capture Sarada. It’s true that Itachi means a lot to him but Sasuke does too. He witnessed Sasuke and Itachi’s bond in the ova (The Two Uchihas) and that’s what inspired him to do all that he can to keep them together, to keep Konoha together and to keep Uchiha together. It would ruin everything about him if Kishi made him the villain. D: