What Day Is It?
a/n happy [extremely late] valentine’s day! This took me so long because I wasn’t exactly happy with it, but here you go <3
Felix absolutely hated seeing his boyfriend sad. Especially when he couldn’t do anything about it.
But he was mentally kicking himself as he sat in his office, because the reason Jack was upset was because of him.
Which just made everything ten times worse.
It was Valentine’s Day, and Jack had been dropping hints about what he wanted for the past week or so, and Felix had to pretend to not pick up on those hints.
They would be in the mall, and Jack would spot a oversized teddy bear, and casually nudge Felix in the ribs as he looked at it, and Felix was forced to respond with a “Oh, those are cute aren’t they?” and then walk off.
He knew his boyfriend thought he had forgotten about Valentine’s Day. He had the entire day planned, though, unbeknownst to Jack. He just had to wait a few more hours.
That morning Jack had been all giddy, clinging to Felix as he was making breakfast. It was obvious to Felix that Jack was frustrated when he asked what day it was. As much as he hated answering the way he did, he reminded himself it was all part of a plan.
“Isn’t it Tuesday?” He had answered nonchalantly, wincing as Jack’s face fell.
“Oh. You’re right.” Jack mumbled, busying himself with the pugs.
“I’ve got a lot of work to do, baby, I’ll catch up with you later, okay?”
It physically pained Felix to lie to his boyfriend, acting as if he had no idea what day it was, considering today was probably one of the biggest days of their lives.
He had spent most of the day in his office, planning everything out; making sure things would go perfectly. He was more nervous than anything, as this entire plan was basically riding on Jack.
Felix was going to propose to his boyfriend today.
He had been wanting to for the longest time, and had finally decided to do it on Valentine’s Day, cheesy as it was. They had been dating for about three years now, and had both discussed it several times recently, and it seemed like Jack was just as eager to get married as Felix, if not more.
When he came out of his office so they could eat lunch, Jack threw him continuous glances, and again, Felix had to pretend like he didn’t notice.
They sat down to eat, the silence slowly killing the both of them.
“So..how’s your work going?” Jack asked, picking at his food. He hand his cheek in his hand, elbow resting on the table. He looked tired.
“It’s great,” Felix smiled, trying to lighten the mood, “I’ve got some really good ideas, you should totally help me with some. I think you’d like them.” Jack cracked a small smile, relief washing over Felix. “What’d you do while I was working?”
“I didn’t have much to do, recorded a few things then sat down to watch some Netflix.” he replied, looking up at his boyfriend. “You have anything special planned tonight?” he asked, clearly trying to jog Felix’s memory.
Again, Felix winced as he shook his head.
“I’ve got some errands to run, though, you should come with me.” Jack let out a quiet sigh as he nodded.
“Okay.” he murmured, picking up his dishes. Felix watched as he dragged his feet. He wasn’t even trying to hide the fact that he was upset by now.
“I love you!” Felix called after him as Jack walked back upstairs to their bedroom.
“Love you too.” Jack’s response was muffled as he threw himself on the bed.
“Babe!” Felix yelled across the house as he pulled his pink sweatshirt on, “Ready to go?”
“Coming!” Jack responded, making his way down the stairs. As he rounded the corner, Felix noticed he’d changed into a sweater he’d never seen before.
It was a white sweater with a small red heart in the top left corner. The sleeves were too long, giving Jack little sweater paws, which they both knew Felix adored.
“That’s a cute sweater,” Felix complimented, taking a step towards his boyfriend, “when’d you buy that?” Jack shrugged, tugging at his sleeve.
“A while ago, I just never got a chance to wear it.” he said quietly, giving his boyfriend a half smile. Felix gave him a quick kiss before opening the door for Jack, taking a deep breath before following.
The ring was in his back pocket, he had checked a million times. But he made sure one last time before he got in the car.
The drive into town was quiet, and Felix couldn’t help but feel bad. He knew Jack was frustrated, and he wanted nothing than to just blurt out his plans, but he bit his tongue and continued to drive.
It was dark by the time they parked, and Felix watched his boyfriend out of the corner of his eye. He was starting to realize something was up. They were on the other side of town, for one.
But Jack said nothing as they got out of the car. He slipped his hand into his boyfriend’s, though, a hint of a smile on his lips.
Felix was sweating by now. Everything was set out for him. He just had to start talking.
“Remember our first date?” he asked, squeezing Jack’s hand. “When I took you to this park instead of the coffee shop?”
“Yeah because it was closed, ya big doof.” Jack laughed, “You didn’t check the hours it was open that day.” he shook his head as Felix laughed with him.
“Yeah yeah, live and learn, I guess.”
There were lights strung up all over the trees in the park, and they gave everything the same soft glow that had been there on their first date.
“What about that time we fell in the fountain?” Jack asked, gazing over at said fountain in the center of the park. Felix chuckled.
“That was all your fault.” he scoffed.
“It was not!” Jack said defensively, “I wasn’t the one not sharing the cotton candy!” He gave Felix a playful shove.
“I would have given you some if you’d asked nicely! Maybe you shouldn’t make grabby hands at my food!” Felix shoved back, rolling his eyes. Jack snorted. Suddenly his face fell and he looked over at his boyfriend.
“I thought we had errands to do?” he asked, biting his lip.
“We do. I just thought it’d be fun to take the long way.” Felix improvised, looking straight ahead again.
“Oh. Okay.” Jack looked at his toes as they continued to walk through the park. Felix let out a quiet sigh and looked around.
This was it for him. They were nearing the fork in the path, and one way led to the fountain, the other to the rest of the town.
Jack suddenly looked up as he was being pulled in the opposite direction that he expected. Felix started to lead him to the fountain, every fiber of his being on edge. The fountain was lit up a light shade of pink, a nice way to set the mood.
“Fe, the store is that way..” Jack murmured, looking behind him.
“I know, Jacky, I know.” he replied softly, slowing as they neared the fountain. Jack said nothing as Felix let go of his hand, but the look on his face said he was curious. “Seán William McLoughlin..” Felix started, slowly getting down on one knee, “I love you with everything I have.”
“Felix what are you doing?” Jack breathed, hands flying up to his mouth as he watched his boyfriend reach into his back pocket.
“From the moment we met up at that closed coffee shop I knew I would fall in love with you forever. You make me happy beyond words and I want you to be with me every day of my life.” He was surprised how well he was doing as the words spilled from his mouth. Felix hadn’t expected to get this far without breaking down.
Jack was crying by now, not bothering to wipe the tears away as he laughed at himself.
“Oh my god..” he whispered, hands still covering his face.
“Will you please make me even happier,” Felix continued, opening the little velvet box, “by marrying me?” The ring was simple, just like Jack had wanted. A little green jewel sat in the middle of it, and if you looked hard enough, and even smaller blue jewel was inside of that.
Jack was sobbing now, falling to his knees in front of Felix as he nodded frantically, unable to put his emotions into words.
Something snapped inside Felix and the tension he had been holding in suddenly melted. He scooped his boyfriend up, holding him close and mentally thanking his lucky stars he’d run into this boy.
It was only then they both realized people were clapping for them, and Felix stepped back to take a bow, earning himself laughter from the crowd.
“I-I love you..” Jack sobbed, “so much.”
“I love you too, baby, it’s okay, stop crying.” Felix smoothed his now fiancé’s hair down and wiped the tears from his cheeks. “Happy Valentine’s Day.” he whispered, sealing Jack’s lips with a kiss.
He pulled away and took Jack’s hand in his, slipping the ring on his finger. They looked up at each other, this time both of them bursting into tears.
Felix kissed Jack again, pulling him close. Jack wrapped his arms around the back of his fiancé’s neck, leaning back into his grip.
“And I’d thought you’d forgotten about Valentine’s Day..” he murmured, shaking his head.
“Do you really think I’d forget something like that?” Felix asked, kissing his forehead.
Then everything happened at once. Jack lost his balance, and instinctively grabbed Felix’s shirt, pulling him backwards into the fountain, soaking them both.
They both began to laugh hysterically, the entire situation just being too much for them. In a good way.
“Again?! Seriously!” Jack groaned, letting his head fall back into the water.
Felix pulled his fiancé to his feet, water cascading off both of them. People were cheering for them again, laughing as Felix waved to them.
“Thank you! Thank you!” he called, “I’ll be here all night.”
“Ya know,” Jack started, wringing the water out of his sweater, “if you had told me three years ago when we were in that fountain that we’d be there again as fiancés, I wouldn’t have believed you.”
“I would’ve.” Felix said softly. He placed his wet hands on Jack’s face, rubbing his thumb over his cheek. Jack blushed, a smile playing on his lips.
“I love you more than I love life.” Jack mumbled, bringing his hand up to look at the ring again. His brain still wasn’t fully comprehending that Felix had asked him to spend the rest of his life with him.
“What do you say we go home and change, and then go out to eat?” Felix asked, nuzzling Jack hair with his nose. Jack giggled.
“What about those errands of yours?” he asked innocently, batting his lashes. Felix pushed a hand through his hair, laughing nervously.
“They can wait.” he said, giving a half assed smile.