Letter M with Eliza and Ham if you would be so kind <3
When it rains/snows/storms.
It’s snowing the first time they kiss. They’ve escaped from the bar where her sisters and his friends stayed. She stole his hat and pulled it low so it covered her ears and her arm naturally wrapped around his tightly to better keep them both warm.
When the snow started, he looked up. “I never get used to it.”
She watched him. It was amazing what she could learn about a person in one night when she really wanted to. It was amazing how much more she could want to know. Every step on this walk was like begging him to tell her more of his secrets.
He smiled. “I like it.”
“I like it too.” So many of her memories are wrapped up in the winter. It was always been her favorite time of year with no real reason why. It just felt important somehow. Every year she was waiting for winter to come and change her life in some way.
“What do you like about it?” he asks, no longer staring at the sky.
“Snow always brings me good things.”
“Christmas,” he teased.
She shoved his shoulder gently. “Yes. But other things too.” She looked at him. His eyes were so big and so dark and so close.
“What do you think it might bring you this year?” His voice was gentle and hopeful.
She brought a hand up to his cheek and stroked it gently. She was scared and bold and fueled by alcohol and maybe something else deep within her telling her she was safe to do this, that it wouldn’t hurt. “Maybe it can be you?”
Before she could blush that she’d actually said it, he said, “yes,” and leaned in to kiss her.