“Change your mind?” Alexei teases, only feeling a tiny bit worried. He doesn’t
think Kent will actually bail on him, now that they’re both in their suits and
the hall is surely packed with their families and teammates. Bittle would cry
if anything happened, Alexei thinks. And then skin both of them alive.
But then again, Alexei did see Runaway
Bride twice with Snowy, when he was first learning English and someone had
the brilliant idea that the best way to learn is to watch all the classic
romcoms. Snowy, it turns out, is a big fan of Richard Gere. Kent doesn’t look
like he’s ready to bolt, but he did seem skittish, and in the
movie, Julia Roberts had been very skittish.
“No, never,” Kent says, taking Alexei’s hands and rubbing his thumb over
Alexei’s palms. His hair is already a little mussed, the untamable cowlick
threatening to pop back up. “Not about you. I know I’m an ass about a lot of
things, but you’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”
“Good to know,” Alexei says, letting out a breath of relief. “You tell me now,
then what you say for vows?”
“Oh, God,” Kent laughs nervously. “Oh man. That’s—that’s the thing. The vows.
In front of a bunch of people. I could probably do it. Maybe. You wouldn’t
happen to be carrying Xanax on you?” He chuckles and scratches the back of his
neck, but his jaw drops when he sees Alexei rummage in his pockets. “Wait, I’m
just joking. I don’t actually—what the
hell is that?”
“When I first came here, I didn’t think I would stay. I was ambitious, power-hungry, and mean, and I did a lot of things I’m not proud of. A few good friends showed me the error of my ways, but it was you, Twilight, who taught me the most important lesson of all. I don’t need to be any of those things, ever again, because with you by my side I can do absolutely anything. You keep me grounded, you keep me safe, and you make me happier than I have been in my entire life. I vow to love and care for you, Twilight, and I will follow you to the ends of the earth, and far, far beyond.
But I vow to do it, even when it isn’t easy. I vow to be with you through the tough times and the rough patches. And even though things might not always be smooth sailing, I vow to work through all our problems together. I also promise to pour the milk for your cereal for you and try to help you when you’re doing one of your nightly planning sessions, even if you say you don’t want me, because I vow to understand you, even if we might be worlds apart. And while I can vow and promise a lot of things, there’s one thing I swear I’ll always be.
Twilight Sparkle, even if we’re married, I vow to always be your friend.”
“I knew there was something magic about you the first time we met, Sunset, but it took me a while to figure out exactly what it was. You took a shy, nervous girl who talked to her dog and made me who I am today: the happiest girl in this or any world. Without you around I don’t think I would even recognise myself anymore. You’ve saved me, Sunset, from the walls I built around myself, from a cruel and malevolent, world, and from my own demons. I sleep soundly, now, knowing that you’re right next to me and that I’m going to wake up next to you for the rest of my life. You’re beautiful, strong, and I love you more than words can ever express.
I vow to give my heart to you, because I’m certain you’ll keep it safe. I vow to let you handle some of my spreadsheets when needed and give you the cold side of the pillow. Well, sometimes. No matter what might happen, what crazy things we might argue with, I vow to be by your side and stand with you, not against you. I vow to give you the kindness you’ve shown me for so long. And while all those might just be words for now, I vow to make them true with my actions. I vow to love you, and I vow to be your friend till the end.”
Last year, we sit on a beach and I told you how much I loved you. And how I would always, always protect you. That day nobody believed that this would work. But I don’t think anybody understood the love I had for you. Because if they did, they would have never doubted us. So I wanted to marry you all over again in front of most of our world. Because today, when I look into your eyes, my love for you only grows. It’s even stronger now. My love will never waver. And this I vow to you, today, and always and forever.
So, uh, HLV… Yeah. I wasn’t expecting to be like this after watching it. Not only did it open my eyes to new ideas, it also made me crash and burn for reasons you’ll see later. Since I’ve got so much more compared to TSoT, it’s gonna be under a nice little cut.
Ok I’m finally getting around to writing this! Thanks to @a-broke-in-heart for the prompt, I’m actually a really big fan (phan) (i’m sorry) of this one and I can’t wait to get started!
Word Count: 1310
~October 15, 2022~
The wedding is in a week. I’m freaking out. A lot. It’s not that I don’t want to get married. Although marriage is really just a social construct, I love Phil, and Phil wants to do it. I don’t need a document or ceremony to say I love Phil, but he thinks we do, and that means we do.
However, if we must have a ceremony, I might as well make it as fun as I can. I proposed to Phil on his birthday in January, and ever since then I’ve been trying to piece together the perfect vows. It’s like a puzzle. There are so many pieces, and so many of them feel like they fit. But only one piece fits in a specific place. I love so many things about Phil, but I can only put them together perfectly in one way. The most important part, however, is that Phil doesn’t know.
Phil really wants this wedding to be perfect, and I’m going to make my contribution: an amazing surprise with the vows I’ve been working on for months. I’ve finally gotten them perfect and I can’t wait to read them to Phil. With the wedding only a few days away, I’m trying to memorize my vows in my room (yet another part of the perfect surprise) when I’m suddenly interrupted.
“Hey Dan, what are you up to?”
I jump at Phil’s abrupt appearance, dropping the index cards with my vows written on them all over the floor. I scramble to pick them up before Phil sees any of the writing, and set them on my bedside table. “Fuck, Phil. You scared me.”
“Working on your vows?”
“What? No. I’m preparing my next danisnotonfire video. I’m just gonna wing it with the vows.”
“Wing it? How can you wing it on something this important!?”
“It’ll be fine. It’ll be better than fine.”
Phil sighs. “Fine, but if you mess up the wedding, we’re getting a divorce.” Phil softly hit me on the arm before walking out. I let out a deep breath. That was close.
~October 18th, 2022~
Tomorrow. The wedding is tomorrow. I’m freaking out even more now. I’ve completely memorized my vows, yet I still don’t feel ready. I read over them one last time in the mirror before going out to the living room. I promised Phil I’d watch a movie with him tonight after my live show. It gives me less time to prepare, but as I said, I’d do anything for Phil.
I walk into the living room still trying to change my head from wedding preparation mode to domestic time with Phil mode. I find Phil pacing the room nervously. “Phil, what’s wrong?”
“Dan, we’re not ready. You haven’t rehearsed vows, I’m a nervous wreck, and the possibilities of things that can go wrong are endless! And nobody’s gonna come. Why did we have it on a Wednesday, Dan? What is wrong with us?”
“Phil, calm down. My vows will be great, you’re going to be fine, the rehearsal dinner yesterday went perfectly fine, and everyone RSVP’d. They’re going to show up.”
“I guess you’re right…” Phil looks like a sad puppy but then the fear returns to his eyes. “But what if someone gets sick? What if they lose the rings? What if-”
I cut Phil off the best way I know how: kissing him. I softly press my lips to his, and he kisses back. After a few all too short seconds, I lean back. “Better?”
“Much.” Phil smirk. “Is that the way you’re going to kiss me tomorrow?”
I grin back at him. “Tomorrow and for the rest of our lives.”
We curl up on the couch, seeming to have forgotten about the movie we planned to watch. “Dan, you always seem to know how to make me feel better. I love you.”
“I love you too.” I run my fingers through his jet-black hair until he falls asleep in my lap. I stand up, gently resting his head on a pillow. I smile down at the beautiful boy sleeping on the couch. “Tomorrow…” I whisper, planting a kiss on Phil’s forehead. He smiles at me in his sleep and I return to my room to rehearse my vows one last time.
~October 19, 2022~
I’m so nervous. Dan’s going to come down the aisle any second. I haven’t seen him all morning, as it is tradition, and it’s making me really anxious. Being without Dan for even a few hours messes with my head. I look around the park. We decided to have our wedding in the park, just like Dil and Tabitha’s. Everything around me reminds me of Dil and Tabitha’s wedding. The only difference is me.
Luckily, Dan was right about people showing up. An RSVP is pretty solid, I guess. Maybe having the wedding on a Wednesday wasn’t that bad of an idea after all. It is a pretty important date. I find it hard to believe. 13 whole years ago today, Dan and I first met in person. And now, we’re finally getting married.
Suddenly, the music starts to play. Since neither of us is a bride, I did allow us to waver from tradition just this once. l smile as the pianist plays Interrupted by Fireworks and Dan emerges from behind a makeshift wall. He’s wearing nothing but black, as I’d expect from him, except for a single blue rose in his suit pocket. His hair is naturally curled, the way only I’ve seen it, and he has a smile wider than even I’ve ever seen.
I find tears falling down my cheeks. The experience is just too overwhelming for me. The love of my life, looking beautiful as ever, is walking down the aisle to the tune of Interrupted by Fireworks to get married to me. It’s so powerful the tears are forced to fall.
The boy stops in front of me and takes my hand, smiling. I stare hopelessly into his eyes. I love him more than I thought possible. All I notice is his eyes, as I almost mindlessly read my vows off the index cards I had hidden in my pocked. Then Dan begins to say his vows. The fear creeps back into my stomach. He’s winging it. I quickly remind myself that he said he’s got this, and I trust him. The fear rooted in my stomach lets up a bit.
“Phil…” Dan looks into my eyes. I try to listen instead of becoming mesmerized by his eyes again. “It’s been 13 years. 13 years since I met you. 13 years since I hugged you. 13 years since I loved you, and I couldn’t love you any more. 13 years is a long time you know. There’s time for a teenager to fall hopelessly in love. There’s time for a young boy to feel alone in the world. There’s time for worldwide travels. There’s time for three houses, two cities, and two dogs. But there’s only time for one love, Phil. And that’s you. Thirteen years ago it was you, today it’s you, and it will be you forever. Today and forever.”
Dan smiles at me and I repeat his phrase back at him, taking his hands in mine. “Today and forever.”
We turn to the priest beside of us that neither of us have really bothered to notice until now. “By the power vested in me, I now pronounce you husbands. You may kiss the groom.”
Dan smirks at me as I lean in and press my lips to his. I can sense the love in this kiss. It’s not the same love as it used to be. It’s a new, undying love. I can tell this is only the beginning for us. Today and forever.
For such a long time I knew I didn’t have a chance with you. I knew you weren’t interested, and that you saw me as nothing more than a friend. The feeling of hope was abolished; yet I continued to push forward in desperation. Finally, I have moved on. The past two years have been both bliss and hell intertwined in my brain. I only wish I could have told myself how blind I was, as now I have hope. I’ve vowed to myself to not repeat my past mistakes and stand by waiting for someone to notice me.
“all the time that I’ll adore you is how I know we’re not too late,” “i’ll love you just as long as time allows,” “this day may last forever, but tomorrow never will,” “life will never seem so beautiful,” “i’m a sorry sight to see,” “i’m amazed he somehow found her,” “i’m amazed that she gave in,” “all in all, i’d say it’s win-win” “the first time was disaster,” “everyone’s waiting on you, kid,” “everyone’s wondering what you’ll do,” “i know the ins and outs,” “if i say that you don’t scare me i’m a liar,” "it terrifies me just to say ‘my pregnant wife’,” “there’s this macho act i’ll sell you, while inside i lose my shit,” “i’ll watch you, and protect you,” “i promise, kid, you’ll be okay,” “there’s just no telling all the things you’ll become,” “i think we’ll have some fun here,“ "this life is what you make it. it’s cliche, which means it’s true.” “if my asshole dad could do it, i can do,” "i’ll do better,” “somewhere there’s a world where you and i are man and wife,“ "we don’t know what we missed,” "i ended up in boston,” "some other me is homeless,” “some other me is queen,” “some other me has seen things that no other me has seen,” “how’d we end up here?” “somewhere there’s a you who simply worshiped other me,” “somewhere i’m the president, with plans that never fail,” “i didn’t chase my glory days long after they were done,” “some other me’s a rock star,” “some other me does not feel like some tired old fool,” “we’re old enough to know that one road end where one begins,” “somewhere there’s a world where you and i can still be friends,” “we forgive but don’t forget,” “no happy ends, but friends,” “you can guard your heart forever,” “what is it that you’re afraid of?” “you’re a die hard, a radical, you’re a fighter through and through.” “tell me why you’re so afraid of a cause that’s new?” “i’ll be the best worst mistake you ever made.” “really? sports metaphors?” “it’s not that i don’t love you, cuz i don’t not love you.” “i’d lie to say i’m never, sometimes, always thinking of you,” “when something’s deeply felt it seems shallow just to say the thing that’s expected,” "it’s the nightmare of all nightmares, and the best you’ll ever get,” "love’s a bitch,” "love is nice,” "love’s a queen,” "love’s a witch,” "i love you, for all time,” “you tricked me into saying that,” “i know you meant it,” "i hate you,” “i love you,” “don’t go,” "i won’t be anywhere near the action,” "don’t do it, i need you.” “forget it, i know you.” “my god, how i hate you.” “don’t leave me, i love you.” “don’t say that you love me, cuz what does it matter?” “you’re going to leave me, so leave me whatever.” “it’s not like i need you.” “i need you, don’t leave me.” “you know i’m not selfish but i need you to stay. okay?” “in my life i haven’t made that many promises. just one to them, and one to you.” “you know me like no one has known me before.” “you know what i have to do,” “let’s look at this calmly, discuss how i hate you.” “don’t touch me! i hate you.” “just leave us, whatever. we’ll get on without you.” “i‘m tough and resourceful, i’m steady and sturdy, and freaking the fuck out.” “screw you, you’re making me crazy so – go. wait! no.” “i’ve always said i don’t need anyone,” “i like our life, and i love you,” “i swore that i’d love without wanting or needing you,” “you’re the reason i think this life might not be meaningless,” “you’re my north star,” “you’re my single best decision in a life of many awful ones,” “with you i never feel I’m out of place,” “goddammit, you did it.” “i knew you would do it,” “you asshole, i hate you.” “i totally blame you.” “really, how could you?” “i hate you. i hate you. i hate that i hate you.” “i hate that i love you.” “i love you — i loved you.” “i loved you.” “i loved you, i lost you.” “goddamn you, you asshole, you motherfucker.” “i will never let this world take me away from you.” “i’ll see you through.” “whatever comes, whatever i must do, it’s me and you.” “all of those fears that held you back are gone.” “isn’t there nothing left to prove?” “isn’t it time to think of moving on?” “maybe it’s the wrong time,” “you don’t want to let yourself get stuck,” “you learn to take your coffee black,” "you learn to drink your whiskey neat,” "you learn to take a shower cold, and sleep on tired feet,” "you learn to order dinner in,” "you learn how to amuse yourself,” "you learn to live without,” “you draw a bath, and then unplug the phone,” “you learn to fall asleep alone,” “you learn to pull the shades at night, and double check the locks,” “you learn to speak so calmly when your heart would like to scream and shout,” “you learn to stop, and breathe, and smile.” “you see him in the faces of the boys he left behind.” “you learn to count the quiet winds, an hour with no unprompted tears, and not to count the deadly days as they fade into years.” “you learn to stand alone, at last.” “you learn somehow to like the dark, and even love a doubt.” “you learn to hold your life inside you, and never let it out.” “you learn to live and die, and then to live.” “could I please go out some less expected way?” “we’re none of us getting any younger,” “you can feel the time go by,” “marriage is a bastard, but love is always good,” “love where this world lets you,” “love while you can,” “our love belongs to everyone who loves us,” “it’s not just you and me,” “we both know love doesn’t make us perfect, it just makes us want to be,” “if what we had before is broken on the floor, we can see the way the pieces work and make it something more,” "let anger clean the cut out,” "let love help us heal,” "it’s not the love we dreamed of,” "love if your heart lets you,” “i believe that we get but one true love,” “i thought you believed in me,” “i try to let that go,” “i can’t let you go,” “i still love you so,” “it’s fear that hides the heart away,” “love and keep on living if the shit hits the fan,” “would you let him make you love him?” “what would you do if you could do it all over?” “if you could go back knowing what you now, what would you do?” “i never thought i’d get a second chance,” “i thought i was done, then i met you,” “i never dreamed i could learn how to love again,” “i placed my bets, and you came through,” “i somehow still lost, i somehow always do,” “thank you for finding me,” “thank you for the care,” "fuck you for making me think that this life might be fair,” "you promised to love me,” "i won’t be sorry that you said to leap, and i leapt,” “all the same, even so, i would love you all over again,” “am i always starting over?” “am I always back at one?” “i’ve burned all of my bridges,” “how can i start new?” "i’ll love our children, both fiercely and well.” “when they ask about you, lordy the stories i’ll tell,” "i won’t regret the lives i didn’t lead,” "i knew you, i loved you, let that be all that i need,” "i’m through with fighting,” “i’m much too old,” "we’re always starting out with the end in doubt,” "my love, our life is over,” "i’ll make you one last vow,” “my new life starts right now,” you learn how to love with not knowing,” "you choose, then everything changes,” “there’s no turning back,”
Fandom: Harry Potter Pairing: Dean/Seamus Rating: T for gratuitous swearing Wordcount: 7617
Summary: In a world where wizards are given timers that count down to the day they meet their soulmates, Seamus Finnegan chooses not to look- until a gust of wind and a conversation with Dean change everything. Dean/Seamus, soulmate timer tattoo AU oneshot.
→ After a fateful meeting with a very shady, dark, young man bearing the name Tao, you’re sent out on a fatal mission: wooing Tao’s good friend and assistant Sehun, into leaving his fiancee.
→ Warnings: Slight violence.
Word count: 1,9K
Several rushed knocks sounded on my door.
The earlier morning still buzzed trough my veins like adrenaline and just when I had calmed down, the knuckles against wood sounding into my apartment only set it going again. After Sehun fell asleep last night without much more words, I left his apartment. Forget the mission for once- I just wanted my pride. I felt used; I felt like a prostitute, and although I knew that it wasn’t that bad, I still couldn’t help my feelings. And I suppose Sehun couldn’t either.
I felt his sudden excitement when Sera sent him that message- I could feel it.
“Day 9: Victim is almost mine. Competition for his affection has surfaced.”
I played the voice tape over and over again the whole ride home, listening to my oh-so casual voice, as if I wasn’t just emotionally destroyed. I tried to play it cool as I recorded it, but I remembered the tears that were already running down and staining my face.
“Michael, you are the tenth plague of this doomed city, you know this,” Gabriel reminds him, holding out a hand in a gesture of attempted understanding. “Books will hold a warning to all other races and times to not anger Father as this man has and you will be remembered for dustbathing through the carnage.” Common Sparrow by drinkbloodlikewine and suntosirius
dsha2127, Told you I’d do it. Because this is my new thing. And that fic is just too good not to demand you to read it :3
well what can i say? May 30th 2013 was one of the best day of my life, as lame and cheesy as that sounds. because that was the day i finally met the girl i love more than anything in the world. for months i admired your blog and everything about you from afar.