A letter from Noctis, before your wedding.
So, today is the day. Couldn’t be a more beautiful day. I’m sure you’re busy getting ready right now, having all sorts of people fuss over you, but I figured I would write you something before the ceremony starts. Ignis said it would be a good idea, so here goes.
I can’t explain how much it means to me that we’re getting married. I’ve never been able to choose much in my life, not without consequences or judgement anyway. My fate has always been mapped out for me. But not you. You were never planned by any council or official, you were, you are, just… you.
It’s weird, thinking how shy I was around you when we met. I just assumed people would never like me for me, that they only cared about my status. You changed that.
I love you. I feel like I never tell you that enough. You make me feel like a regular guy, you’re part of what gives me a life away from duties. I’m so forever grateful to you for that. You let me see what a ‘normal’ life was like, and I loved it.
You’re incredible. Everything about you is incredible. You always seem to know exactly what I need before I ask you, whether it’s company for a night or a hand to hold when everything gets a little too much. I don’t know how you do it.
Marrying royalty isn’t an easy path. Hell, marrying me wouldn’t be easy even without the royal status. It’s going to be lots of meetings, travelling, and pretending to like people who you would rather maim with a sword. It’s hard, but I know you’ll be able to handle it with grace and everything else a Queen needs. I hope you’re excited about being a Queen. Nerves are probably the only thing you’re feeling right now, but I hope there’s a bubble of excitement there too. Trust me, I’m feeling the same.
Part of me still can’t believe you said yes. The proposal didn’t go as planned, I completely forgot what I had planned to say, but I’d like to think it was still perfect in its own way. In our way. It makes me laugh, I worried for so long about it but it turned out that I didn’t need to plan it, worry over it etc. Everything I needed to inspire what I needed to say was right in front of me.
You make me the happiest man alive, I hope you know that. You’ve stood by me for so long, through everything, and I’ve never been able to thank you in all the ways that I’ve wanted to. But know that I’ll always do the same for you, _______, and I hope I make you the happiest you can be. Truly.
So there you have it. I’ll have someone run round and give this to you, I hope you like it. I can just imagine your beautiful face smiling as you read this, or at least I hope you’re smiling. Gods, I love your smile.
In a few hours we’ll be together, uniting our love in front of our friends. I can’t wait. I’ve wanted this for so long and now it’s here, I still can’t believe it. The public ceremony next week may be the one getting more attention, but this is the one I really care about. It’s you, and me, just us. Always.
I love you, my Queen.