Amy’s birthday was coming up, and presents be damned if Mark didn’t get this bouquet right. He had all the other presents together, everything he knew Amy would want, but there was a part of him that wanted to be that romantic, mushy boyfriend that always bought her flowers.
Mark couldn’t help but be curious about the meanings of flowers after reading something about it on Twitter from a fan who tweeted it at him when he’d mentioned flowers. He knew Amy would see it so he was very vague in what he said, predictably leading to lots of fans in the replies tweeting things such as “??????” and “omg is this for amy?!”
Mark grinned cheekily to himself as he scrolled through the florist’s webpage. They had just about every flower you could think of available, and while they had pre-made bouquets, Mark wanted this one to be special. He’d written up a list of some of the flowers he wanted to put in the bouquet, as well as what they meant, and thus far, he was quite satisfied with how it was turning out.
It was a small list but he was planning on writing something small for her to explain the meaning behind each flower. Mark didn’t really consider himself much of a writer, let alone for something so sappy, but because it was Amy, it just had to be perfect.
Amy’s birthday rolled around, and so did the flower delivery truck, exactly on time. Mark went out to the sidewalk, shook hands with the delivery guy, and then paid him before taking the small card and the arrangement. “Your girl’s a lucky one,” the guy commented. “That’s the most thought out arrangement I’ve seen this year.”
Mark laughed and shrugged. “She deserves the best. Thanks, man.” He tipped the delivery guy extra and then headed inside to write out his thoughts in the card.
Later that evening, Kathryn, Tyler, Amy, and Ethan all came over and everyone sang happy birthday to Amy, and after cake and ice cream, they all passed out their presents to her. Mark gave her the presents he had bought for her last: some jewelry she had been wanting, some sweaters he knew she would look adorable in, and then the bouquet.
Amy’s face lit up as she opened all the gifts, and Mark’s heart soared. God, he loved her smile.
Finally it was time for the bouquet, and as Mark handed it over to her, he blushed up to his ears–something he hadn’t done when it came to the other presents. Amy smelled one of the flowers and grinned at him. “This is beautiful, Mark, thank you.”
Blushing, Mark held out the card and Amy tilted her head, much like Chica was also doing at the moment. She opened the card and began to read it aloud, causing Mark to cover his face in embarrassment.
“Amy, each of these flowers was chosen especially for you: the white lily, because it’s heavenly to be with you, the red rose because you fill me with passion for everything, and I know this is true love, the lily-of-the-valley because of your sweetness and because you make my life complete, the stargazer lily because I know that I really do love you, and the fuschia because I’m always taken with your beauty,” she read, and her face flushed as red as his did.
“You weren’t supposed to read that aloud–!” he started, but she stood up and wrapped her arms around him, placing a kiss on his cheek.
“It was cute, thanks Mark!” she gushed, and he sighed, face bright pink as he hugged her back.
“Oh my God, guys, stop being that cute!” Ethan huffed, and all of them laughed. Mark couldn’t complain, it had been a successful birthday.
In almost 2 years of watching Mark, I’ve never seen him like this.
Now I’m not the most observant on the planet, and I still feel like a newcomer to the channel, but I know Mark has had his ups and downs since I’ve watched him.
Vlogs posted at early morning hours with the serious somewhat melancholy background music, saying how much he wants to be better, be more proud of his work and himself.
Honestly, I kinda assumed this time would be the same. He’d take his hiatus, then go back to what he was doing before, maybe slightly differently, maybe make some more Markiplier Promises™, until another vlog appears a few months later repeating the same position as the last.
But this time has been different- already!
I’ve never seen Mark so excited. Ever. I don’t even think I’ve seen him this happy? Even though Mark has always been doing something that he enjoys, I think you’d have to be dead to not realize that this is something different.
His excitement and passion to make these videos! His creativity flowing like (what seems like) never before! He wants to include us in all the goofiness that is his life! He’s so eager! And he’s doing it! Which inspires me too, maybe I can go out and accomplish things one step at a time, just like Mark is!
He wants to enjoy what he’s doing, and of course we want him to as well. And I know we will! There is so much hope in his heart and his genuine excitement is so important in such a world like this! His demeanor is so much more positive and joyful since his return you can’t help but want to support him (if you didn’t already)
I know I say it all the time- but I’m so proud! It takes courage to step outside of your comfort zone, even with people you know love you.
I’m so glad that you’re so excited @markiplier . I really am! And I am too! Now go enjoy your vacation with Amy, you deserve a break from your break ;)
I’m sitting in my hotel room, skillfully eating some leftover chicken and dumplings from Cracker Barrel with a coffee straw cause I don’t have a fork, putting off taking off my makeup, and writing this post while everything is still kinda fresh in my mind.
I had the most amazing time tonight at the show! I honesty wish my brain was working better now so I could write better words but this is all I got lol
The show was SO GOOD!! I had so much fun and the Louisville Palace was beautiful!! Like wow it was a gorgeous theater and I’m so glad I got the chance to go! I appreciate so much what everyone did to put this show together for all of us and it all went so well!
I had VIP seats so I got to see Mark sing before the show started and I am honestly so proud of him for facing his fear of singing in front of everyone and doing so well! Sorry the phone lights threw you off a little but tbh it really added to the moment. And I’m glad you got your little guitar clamp thing back lol Thank you so much for doing that for us~
I had seen little clips of the show here and there from June and I thought it looked amazing but I was not prepared for how much more fun and amazing it was to actually be there and participate in the show! Every second was so funny and fun and I think my favorite part was the dance off! Sorry Ethan but Mark won this one lol The fan participation was so cool!
I love the whole team so much it was awesome to see them all perform in person. ALSO AMY AND KATHRYN!! Shout-out to them for being awesome and beautiful and going around to get questions from people!
Okay I better wrap this up cause I’ve rambled too much at this point. I might write more tomorrow if I can think of more to say. But thank you Mark, Ethan, Bob, Wade, Tyler, Amy, Kathryn, and of course Dan the Music Man for putting on a fantastic show that I won’t forget~
P.S. - My mom also loved the show and thought you all did amazing!