More Danvid Fluff
ALRIGHT STRAP IN KIDDOS, WE’RE GOING INTO MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE. Now listen here, David and Daniel have been dating for almost a year, and on their twelfth month, David decides to take Daniel out on a date. Coincidentally, their anniversary on December falls on Daniel’s birthday, so Daniel thinks it’s just gonna be some birthday dinner at some restaurant or what not, since David told him to dress fancy for the occasion. Once both are ready, David drives them to some little restaurant - not too expensive and fancy, but just enough to be a nice touch. Their waitress gets them their menus, and when the food comes, she comes back with a grin and settles one rose next to Daniel’s glass. She leaves and when Daniel asks David about it, David tells him not to worry about it and just continue the date. Daniel, albeit still confused, puts it on his lap and their dinner continues. When they leave, the waitress wishes David good luck and waves off Daniel’s confused look. They’re back in the car, and instead of going home like Daniel thought they were, David drives them to some little family owned bakery they buy their bread from. Daniel assumes it’s just to pick up some pastries for snacks, so he doesn’t question it and follows David inside. They choose their bread from the shelves and when they go up to the old lady at the register, she checks them out and pulls yet another flower, this time a white carnation, and gives it over to Daniel with an impish grin and wishes David good luck as well. Now he’s overly confused when David guides him out of the store and back into the car. The white carnation joins the red rose, and the flower pile slowly grows as the night draws on and David drives them to places where they have had dates before during the year, where in each place there’s always a person who’s grinning, presents Daniel with a flower - either another rose or a carnation, and wishes David good luck. Once he’s got a whole pile of some good eleven flowers on his lap, Daniel demands David tell him what’s going on, and David finally confesses that he wanted to make Daniel’s first birthday as his boyfriend special, and promises that there’s still one more surprise. Daniel looks at the time, sees that it’s already thirty minutes to midnight, and notices that they’re going to the park they had their last date at the beginning of the month. Skip ahead and they’re walking on an old path hand in hand to a bench they always go to that’s under some oak trees. Daniel tells him he’s half expecting someone to pop out with another flower and David replies that this time he has to look for it himself. Daniel laughs but decides to humor him and starts looking around the bench and trees while David stays behind. Eventually he finds the last rose, this time a white one hidden between the roots of the oak tree, and when he turns to show it to David and ask for what his prize is for finding the flower, he freezes and almost drops the rose. There David is, down on one knee, little black velvet box in hand, happy tears in his eyes and the most goofy smile on his face. He doesn’t even need to ask before Daniel tears up himself and says yes, drops to his knees, and throws himself at his now fiancé. Somewhere in the park, the clocktower chimes midnight. And with midnight ends Christmas Eve and Christmas begins.
( This is the sappiest piece of fluff I’ve ever written and I have no regrets - Myth )