i headcanon kaz has a specific laugh inej pines after too. i always tend to write kaz’s “rare, unrestrained laugh” in my things because he does laugh often. he has a dry, humorless laugh like dead leaves. and there’s at least one instance when he “bursts out laughing” that i imagine sounds quite maniacal. so maybe just maybe inej (and jesper) listen closely to hear the REAL one. and you can’t tell me inej doesn’t get flustered when she hears it
After having lunch with my Mum and dropping her home after a few more purchases, I started to drive back home. My heart was pounding, my legs were shaking and my hands were getting clammy. I hadn’t even asked her to marry me yet. We hadn’t even spoken since the Niall incident. I was gathering she would be at home and not out with Niall still.
Luckily, I assumed right. Her car was parked in the driveway and the bedroom light was on upstairs. I quickly parked the car and climbed out, jogging to the front door. As I opened the door, the house greeted me with pitch black. I fumbled for the light switch and flicked it on to see the house spotless.
I kicked my shoes off, making sure to put them in the show rack, and made my way upstairs, carrying my shopping bags with me. As I neared the bedroom, I could hear the tv from inside. I pushed the door open slowly to see (Y/N) in bed, laptop on her legs and the tv playing some movie.
“Hey.” I whispered, loud enough for her to hear. She looked up at me and smiled softly.
“Is it okay if I come in?” She looked around confused.
“Oh, I didn’t know if you were talking to me or not.” She laughed, shaking her head.
“Get your arse in bed, babe.” I sighed in relief and started to move towards the bed, removing a piece of clothing one by one. I could see she was only in my shirt and underwear as her leg was wrapped around the duvet. As I finally removed my jeans, I jumped into the bed and cuddled up beside (Y/N), my head resting on her chest.
“Comfy?” She giggled.
“Could never get enough of your pillows.” I cheekily replied. She smacked my head lightly.
“Charming. Hey, I’m sorry about earlier. I was just a bit upset that you had been distant recently and with you going for so long at a time, it drove me crazy knowing that you were back but you weren’t here with me.” I looked up at her as she ran her fingers though my hair.
“I’m sorry too.”
“I sound like a maniac.” She sighed. I shook my head and brought my lips to hers, kissing her softly. It was time.
“I love you, (Y/N). Like, I love you so much.” My heart started again,to pound that little bit faster.
“Hey, you know I love you you. Where’s this coming from?” She asked, her thumb stroking my left cheek.
I escaped the bed and stumbled over to my jeans where the small, velvet box was in the back pocket. My hands were shaking as I retrieved it from the fabric. I held it behind my back as I stumbled back over to the bed, straddling (Y/N)’s legs.
“I love you so much (Y/N). I never am going to stop loving you and never want to stop loving you. I want to spend the rest of my life with you. I want to have babies and grow old with you. I love you, (Y/N). I love you.”
(Y/N)’s eyes started to fill with tears and her hands came up to cover her mouth to prevent her sobs. She had already caught on to what I was about to ask her.
“So, what I’m trying to ask you is, well, what I want to ask you, but you don’-”
I let a sob escape my own mouth as I pulled her forward and connected our lips. Her lips felt like fucking heaven upon my own.
She pulled away, her nose resting against my own.
“I love you so much.” She whispered. I reached behind me and picked up the box. Without looking, I opened it up and slid the ring onto (Y/N)’s ring finger. We both looked down at the ring on her finger and I sighed in content. It fitted perfectly.
I looked back up at her as she gazed at the ring in awe.
I just had a grown adult tell me I'm too smart for my own good. Like sorry that I'm smarter than you but that was uncalled for??? She even like asked me questions to try and prove that I was faking being smart. It was in public too and she's asking me questions about different injuries and about how corpses decompose and I answered because I'm not about to be wrong but also I sounded like a homicidal maniac so that sums up my day. Also hi.
“There’s a scene at the very end of episode four between you and I. And I remember when I read that scene it gave me goosebumps. […] There’s a little moment where you’re in the garage and just before the lights go out and you say ‘You wanna know his name? Ask him yourself.’ And I just remember thinking ‘That’s the kind of show I wanna be in!’ That’s one of the coolest moments. It’s so badass.” - Charlie Cox [x]
I’m hoping for some GOOD Aelin x Rowan sexy time in the upcoming ToG book, Empire of Storms because OMG WILL ROWAN EVER GET LAID???? GOSH, THIS IS ALL WE ARE ASKING FOR. I’M ROWAELIN TRASH AND I NEED A LITTLE PIECE OF OTP BANG (I sound like a maniac)