It was 9:am and Kili was lying in bed, staring the the ceiling. Engaged. He was engaged. Oh God… He rolled the gold ring on his left hand absent-mindedly. How was he going to do this?
The door opened and Fili entered with a cup of coffee and a danish. “Good morning.”
Kili smiled and pushed himself up on the pillows. “Good morning.”
“How are you feeling?”
“Dreading today.” Kili pushed the hair back and away from his face. “It’s going to be horrible.”
“What? Why?” Fili was struggling not to laugh.
“Have you called your mom?”
Fili pursed his lips. “I was waiting to do that.”
“Let me pee first.” Kili slipped from the bed and wobbled into the bathroom. Fili watched him walk, his beautiful lover now sporting a fine set of bruises on his hips and a hickey on his throat that would take a turtleneck to cover. He felt rather proud of himself.
Kili returned and sat next to him, picking up his phone. “I give this ten minutes at the outside.”
“That long? You know they’re all Facebook friends.”
Kili logged into his Facebook app and opened his profile, changed his relationship status from In A Relationship to Engaged to Fili Durinson and hit the Done button.
They both sat, Kili sipping coffee in silence and nibbling at his danish while Fili stared at his watch. At exactly seven minutes and thirty-two seconds Fili’s phone started vibrating in his pocket, making them both jump.
He swiped his thumb over the screen. “Hi Mom! Good morning. Yes, I saw it. No, I haven’t called anyone yet. You were the first person on my list to call. We were… we were waiting until we got done with coffee. I know it’s 9:30. We had a wedding yesterday so we got in late.” Kili pinched him playfully. “We don’t have a date yet, but we do have a ring. It’s a simple gold band. No, he hasn’t posted any pictures of it yet.” Fili pointed at Kili’s phone and gestured. “I’ll have him send you one right away.”
Kili’s phone went off. “Hi Mom!” Fili could hear the excited shouting on the other end. “Yeah, we’re getting married! I have a ring and everything. No, we haven’t made any plans yet. It just happened last night. Yeah, we celebrated. Does ‘Wynn know? She can be my Old Maid of Honor. What? I am not! But Mommmm… okay. I haven’t taken pics of it yet. Well, none that I can post. What?! Okay, pics, I promise! I love you too. K… k…. I will. Promise! K, bye.”
Fili fell back on the bed. “We need to shower and take a good pic of us with the ring.”
“We can post one of the ones we snapped last night.”
“I am NOT sending those to my mother!”