"I know what you mean. That’s how I felt since I moved to America. But now I’m happier there since I found you, and made some friends. I wasn’t expecting any of it. But I will bet you twenty dollars right now that you won’t feel out of place when you come to meet my mum." Thomas said with a grin. He knew that she would feel comfortable, since she was already considered part of the family. If his mum had really said what Rapunzel said she did, things were going to go splendidly. Then the conversation took a turn for the dramatics, and the time for deep thought came. "I think that it’s more beautiful than anyone could ever imagine. Blue skies and sunshine all of the time. Every family member that you have ever lost, everyone from history that you could want to meet - except for the bad people of course, but who would want to meet them? And I think that everyone will get what they want as long as it’s for the best, and not for bad. I would want a beautiful house with you, large enough where we could have Anne Frank as a guest, and you two could talk - you have a lot in common. You’re both brave and kind-hearted." That was what he pictured Heaven like and even if that was as far from the case as possible, it was still nice to hold onto that dream, but he welcomed the thought of a happy surprise, just as long as he got to see Rapunzel in the end."Do you ever think about it? What it’s like up there?" He asked. "It can be. But most of the time, I know that you have the most gentle heart. I trust you with my life, you know." If anything were ever to happen, he felt that she was more than capable of making tough decisions. He trusted many people - his friends, his family, but he had placed trust in the wrong people more than once - his ex girlfriends mainly. But with Rapunzel - there was no doubts that his trust was laid in the right place. The more he got to know her, the more he knew that this was what was right for his life. That she is what was right for his life, and he would fight anyone that tried to stand in the way of that. "You sound just fine to me. Smart isn’t just about using big, fancy words all of the time. It’s about understanding, in my opinion. And you seem to understand some of the ways of the world and that is what is important." He would admit that he didn’t understand it always himself. "You’re extremely special. I talk to you more than I talk to anyone else." Even if he didn’t spend as much time with her as he did, he valued their conversations highly. He nodded, trying to think of a story to tell her. "I still feel the need to charm you - I don’t want you to get bored of me." He said, reaching over for the rubber duckies that she had mentioned. They were in a bag on the floor and he took them out, and placed them in the water in front of her.
"That’s so wonderful! I’ll introduce you to everyone that I know. Flynn and Kiara, and Clopin absolutely adore you and you have always a friend in them and you’ve got a friend in me as well. I won’t bet against you because I trust you and I don’t want to lose twenty dollars when I could be spending it on surprises for you!" Being in love with Thomas, she loved to spoil him to her hearts content. Anything she could do for him, from buying him materialistic pleasures or just giving him a kiss to the lips, she loved to shower him to prove how much she truly loved him. Although she was still nervous for meeting his mother, she was quite excited as well. Rapunzel would assure Mrs.Savage that she raised her son to the best of her ability because he turned out to be the most wonderful man she had ever met in her entire life. Intently, she listened to what heaven would be like in his eyes and a soft smile graced her features. His vision of it was perfect and her heart was warmed by the fact that he would want a beautiful house with her, that he compared to someone as amazing and courageous as Anne Frank. "I do think about it sometimes. I picture angels in the clouds along with sunny skies and it’s never raining because it’s like the angels are crying, but no one is ever said there and everyone gets along and loves each other. I picture us seeing each other and falling in love all over again. We’ll hold each other and kiss each other, while reminiscing memories of what our life was like with one another. Like you said, we’ll have a beautiful house and I know that you adore Princess Diana so we’ll have her over and other people that you like and find interesting." In her mind, every situation where Thomas was there was a good one and heaven would be no different to that thought. "I think you have a gentle and kind spirit as well, darling. I trust you with my life as well and I will always protect you, and take care of you." With her healing powers, she would be able to heal him of any wound and nurse him back to health. If anyone were to ever threaten him, she would hit them upside the head with a frying pan and no questions would be asked. She wouldn’t ever let Thomas get hurt and wouldn’t let anything take him away from her. "I’ve never seen it that way! Well, thank you. That means a lot to me and my heart is warmed. Even though you can’t see my face right now, I’m blushing like crazy!" The only thing that made sense in her world was her love and how she felt about him and that was enough for the rest of her life with him. "And the same goes for you!" Leaning back into his chest, she smiled softly and brushed her hands through the warm waters. "Get bored of you? I couldn’t ever get bored of you! You’re the most wonderful and fun person that I know. Because of you, my world isn’t dull." With a giggle, she grabbed both of the ducks in front of her and pressed their beaks together as she made loud kiss noises.
"It’s a good thing I’m not nearly as fattening." Thomas joked around. But that was a large compliment. All of New Orleans probably knew how much Rapunzel loved chocolate. He was glad that he could make her feel the same comforting feelings as the treat. He listened to her words, nodding, before he was surprised by yet another kiss. He could never say no, he didn’t have it in her - but they were dangerously close to getting to the point where he wouldn’t leave the bedroom. And he certainly wasn’t going to let her leave the bedroom. Her moans were getting him close to the point and he held her as close to him as he possibly could without hurting Summer. Their tongues danced in passion as his hands roamed up and down her sides, taking in every inch of her figure and storing it in his memories. They pulled away from each other and a smile was very apparent on his face. "Wow." He said, running his hair through his face. "If it wasn’t for the curse, I’d ask you to run away with me right now and live a life of passion somewhere no one knows us." He licked his lips, trying to hold back the joy that he had in this moment. As Rapunzel would say, what a time to be alive. "I think I could argue with you about that forever, but that’s not for today." He didn’t want there to be anymore arguments. He was already a bit short with her earlier on, but not again. "Hey, where’s your sense of humor? Need one to stay alive these days." It seemed to be true. Those who couldn’t look at their misfortunes without cracking some sort of joke seemed to be dropping like flies. Suicide was on the rise, and he did his very best to stay positive. Rapunzel helped with that absolutely. Her positivity was like an infection that he loved to catch. Even with her rough past, she still managed to find reasons to smile everyday and things to look forward to in the future. He could see that she was starting to feel better because of his words and was very appreciative of that. He wouldn’t criticize her for these thoughts, for they were completely understandable. "You aren’t disappointing me. I just don’t understand how you don’t see it. You stayed with me when the whole thing happened. You held me. You didn’t run for potential safety. And you went right up to Flotsam and made that deal with him. This is just part of what shows your bravery." If this was Harry Potter - she would have been in Gryffindor, absolutely, with that bravery of hers. "Of course. And we’ll start it with tonight after the concert, okay?"
Thomas licked his lips and watched as she pointed to the different parts of her body, blushing with every motion that she had made. Heart and mind - two wonderful places to be. “Rapunzel, I am yours.” He said, with a light laugh though he was entirely serious. He was nervous saying this. He was caught in the moment and it was so hard not to just grab her right then, and prove how much he loved her. “I am yours. I am yours heart and soul.” He licked his lips. “Not sure how much good that does you in the end, but I just have to tell you how I feel.” He would proudly announce it for anyone who asks. “I love it.” He corrected her. He set it down softly on the grass, watching as she unpacked everything, and saw some of his favorite foods. And he was delighted at the crackers. “It all sounds amazing. You spoil me, you know. This is all perfect.” He picked up a strawberry and held it to her lips, fully intending to feed her the first bite of the picnic.
"Well, to be fair, I do have an ice cream belly. You’ll get to see that when I’m no longer pregnant. I hope you’re ready for that!" Rapunzel would much rather have Thomas as a source of comfort rather than chocolate. He was much more sweet and delicious than the treat and obviously, if she had to pick one to live without she would choose chocolate. His words always stuck with her, in her heart and mind. His words, his gestures, anything he did was always with her. It was in this moment that she realized that on full moons, she wasn’t lonely or without him. He was right there, in her heart and her mind. As she came to that realization, she smiled against the press of their lips and shivers tingled across her skin as he trailed his fingers up and down her frame. Their bodies were close to one another and she wouldn’t have it any other way. After pulling away, she licked his lower lip so that his taste would remain - as it would remain forever. Her smile matched his own, bright and wide with happiness that couldn’t ever be masked. "That can happen, though! Someday, it can. We can go anywhere that you want, absolutely anywhere. Just because we are still in New Orleans and that it’s not where we want to be, doesn’t mean that we can’t have passion. My passion for you, it will never die." For him, her passion only grew stronger and stronger with each passing moment. "No more arguing! I bad it for the rest of the day, so it’s settled then, alright?" A light giggle escaped from her lips. He was completely right. No matter how hard life may seem, it was always worth living when someone in the relationship had quite the funny bone. "Alright, alright. You’re right. I’ve got another pun! Okay, so the watermelon says to the cantaloupe that she wants to marry him, but what does the cantaloupe say? He says I can’t elope! Get it? Because it sounds like cantaloupe!" The giggles couldn’t stop now and she was glad that he could be bring her back down to earth, to help her positivity come back. Throughout the curse, they were each other’s rocks. When one felt like they were coming down with a clash, the other was there to pick them up. With everything that was going on, he managed to keep an upbeat attitude and she admired that wholeheartedly. He was filled with so much courage and the essence of life that no one in her life had ever come close to and no curse could ever get rid of his kind heart that shone beautifully within, causing him to look as radiant as ever when he spoke. "I couldn’t just leave you there alone and I couldn’t just let you die. I had to do something because if I didn’t, I would have regretted it for the rest of my life and you’re the most important person to me in the whole universe. Besides loving you, it was the best decision I’ve ever made because I know we’ll get out of it." She had faith they would. "That would be really lovely, actually. Thank you - Thank you for understanding. Walking is good for pregnancy, anyhow!"
Rapunzel noticed the tinge of red that covered his creamy cheeks and in this moment, he never looked more handsome than he has before. To her, the sun always shined upon him and he always looked lovely. A smile curled to her rosy lips at his ever so sweet proclamation, her heart warmed by how kind Thomas’s words were. He spoke so eloquently, she felt incredibly special to have those words be directed for her and to her. “I am yours as well, my darling. That does me a lot of good. Your the greatest good I could have ever received, and I’ll treasure you for the rest of my days as I will love you for the rest of my days. You’re my one and only!” Smiling, she pressed a sloppy kiss to his cheek multiple times. “I’m so glad that you do.” Giggling, she took a bite of the strawberry that was held to her lips and lightly moaned at the juices in her mouth. “I spoil you because I love you so!” Another giggle escaping, she held one of the sandwiches to his lips as she awaited him to take the first bite.
"Good, I’m glad that you realize that." Thomas was glad that Rapunzel knew that he wasn’t taking advantage of her. Her powers were just a small part of a whole, and to be honest, it was a part that he had often forgot about. So if she decided to cut her hair and be rid of her powers, he would gladly support her through that. "Never ever." He nodded with a smile. He wouldn’t be able to handle being without her. His death would come shortly after hers, or shortly before, although he would want his beloved to have a long, happy life. If he died young, his spirit would stay with her and try to help her achieve some sort of happiness that she so deserved. If he couldn’t cause it, he would help her find someone who could. He loved her to the point of madness. But once they were in Heaven together, she wouldn’t be able to shake him off again. He smiled at how sheepish she seemed to get - he would have done worse if she had dropped some man’s number. Oh, how he would have done so much worse. He wouldn’t have been able to be talked down. "You can be. But it’s not in a bad way. People should think twice about crossing you." Not that he had ever thought about doing so - but he would be terrified to. "I know. I trust you completely." She wouldn’t put him in a position where he would get hurt, he would bet on it. They wanted to keep each other as safe as possible - it was a bit of a surprise they weren’t wrapping bubble wrap around each other every morning. He was happy to have put that beautiful red flush on her cheeks again and willed for it to stay there. She never looked better than she did with a smile on her face and a blush on her cheeks. "As do yours. I love every single word that comes out of your mouth, whether it stutters or not." He was trying to flatter her at this point, but that’s because she deserved. She deserved kind words each and every day and he would do his part to make sure that happened. He chuckled, his finger going up to where the little scar on the side of his nose was. "It was a mistake, and gave me another ugly scar." There was a small dot where it was, and it blended in with the few freckles that he had across his face. "I’ll tell you another story tonight if you would like to hear, before your lullaby." He smiled. They had a long day, plenty of things to do, and he was looking forward to nothing more than laying with her in the bed, with the blankets coving their naked bodies as they talked and sang away until they both fell asleep. "I know. It’s cute." He smiled widely. He was looking forward to kissing her little ice cream belly the same way that he did with Summer’s bump. "Most of the time, I dress up for you." At work, he wore jeans and a t-shirt under the work apron, gloves, and mask. Nothing that he couldn’t handle getting grease stains. But when it was a day off with Rapunzel, only his nice clothes would do. "I wish that we could. That’s what our retirement will be like."
"You’ve shown me all of the love and kindness that a girl could ever asked for. I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’ve always felt out of place, living with my mother, but now I don’t feel so out of place anymore, you know what I mean?" Rapunzel was always thankful for the love that Thomas showered upon her through kind compliments, gentle caresses, and love making. Everything he did for her thus far was so sweet and she always wanted to show her appreciation that she would treasure him for the rest of their days. "Hey, Thomas? What do you think Heaven is like?" It would be very hard for her to live without her one and only. Without him, her world would turn cold and grey. All of the beautiful things of vibrant color would turn dark without him and she wouldn’t be happy again until they reunited. They were both young so they didn’t have a while until they had to truly worry about death. She felt incredibly attached to him, as if she couldn’t breathe properly without his essence surrounding her. He had such a gentle spirit and although she didn’t have the power to truly see it, she could feel it. There was no one else she would love more than Thomas Robert Savage. Absolutely no one. In this very moment, for as long as she could, she held her love close to her and pressed a tender kiss to his forehead. "Really? Huh…That’s so weird! I’ve never considered myself to be intimidating, but I guess that is a good thing? So, thank you!" Although she once hit another man with a frying pan, she couldn’t hurt the people that she loved. She doubted that he would do anything wrong and if he did, she would show him understanding and forgiveness. "I trust you more than anyone I’ve ever met." Looking back, there were so many people she shouldn’t have ever trusted and regretted it fully. She knew wholeheartedly that she could trust Thomas with her heart and life, and would show her the protection that she would give him in return. Around him, her cheeks forever remained upon her cheeks. His words touched her heart completely, she was his for the rest of their lives. When he spoke of his past heartbreaks, that made her want to show him her love for him all the more. He was so worthy of it. Not only was his heart beautiful, but as was his visage. The sparks in his eyes when he spoke of fond memories, his naturally red lips, and his brown locks that were soft between her finger creases. "You do? Even if I don’t sound smart? You always sound intelligent and eloquent, and it makes me feel really special." To have his heart, she considered herself to be the luckiest girl in the entire world. Giggling as she saw his little scar, she pressed a little kiss to his scar. "Your scars - They are never ugly. I think that they are beautiful." They weren’t flaws to her, he had no blemish. To her, his scars were stories. "Oh, really? I would just love that!" All of his stories were incredibly interesting, she was so captivated by him and couldn’t wait to lay there beside him - holding him and being held by him. "Oh, you think so?" she asked with a little grin. "I think that it’s really sweet that you dress up for me. You always look so nice and charming. I consider myself to be the luckiest girl in the world!" She took a sip of her orange juice, grabbing her rubber ducky from the side of the tub and handed him his own. "We’ve got a lot of good years ahead of us, don’t you think so? We’re still young and all! Shall we play with the duckies? Mine wants to kiss yours!"
"Your affect on me is worse than drugs could ever be." Thomas admitted. She brought him to the high that he had been so desperately craving in his teenage years. If he had known her back then, he would have saved quite a bit of money. "Then by all means, kiss me whenever you feel the need." No matter what mood he was in, he would happily except one of her kisses, ten of her kisses, hundreds of her kisses. He could never be in a bad mood when her lips were touching him. "I love you too." He told her right away. Today was a day that was filled with their love for one another. She was surprising him with the concert and the other gifts, and he had gotten her one of the best gifts that he could imagine giving to somebody. He wondered if he had quite the same effect on her that she had on him. It would be impossible to find out, but he figured that he was just a bit more affected. She could bring him to his knees with kisses like that, and he would still be so lost in the afterglow, he wouldn’t notice anything happening. He would be so out of it with bliss after her kisses that he wouldn’t even notice being put on an execution block. "You’re perfect." He repeated right back to her. "Okay. Today, nothing is wrong, nothing will bring us down." Although he couldn’t wait to hear her thoughts, he would have to. He understood that today was a special day for them, their first date since the whole thing happened, since he didn’t include the baby shower in there. He was looking forward to every single part of the day and couldn’t wait for it to get going. "There’s no way that you’re going to lose me. As you’ve seen, I’m remarkably hard to get rid of." He said, poking a bit of fun at his death. He had come back once, he would do it again. God had other plans for him, and he was going to fulfill them. "Rapunzel, listen to me." He made sure that she was looking into his eyes. "It makes sense. It makes sense that you’re scared, after everything that we’ve seen. Zombies, hellhounds, werewolves. All of it within a short amount of time. There’s no need to feel ashamed of being scared. But we still have to live and we still have to fight this. We have to be strong, and not let this curse isolate us from the world. Although I don’t want you going out into the dark, if you ever want to just take a walk, the two of us, we’ll go together and I’ll protect you from whatever is out there." He had been worried about her, noticing that she wasn’t leaving the house as often as she used to, but it made complete sense to him. "You’re not stupid for feeling this way, it’s actually smart to." He caressed her cheek softly, pressing his forehead against hers. "Never be ashamed of your feelings, never be scared of them, and never think that they are stupid."
“Big lug? Someone is bringing out the names today.” Thomas said, jokingly. He took no offense to the bit of teasing. “And you’re everything to me. Everything that I could ever imagine. Just none of the bad bits. You’re the perfect addition to my life, and you’ve become the center. Everything I do now, I do because of you, or for you.” He made sure that she was the center and not the curse. “I love it. I can’t believe that you do this.” He took another look at it before a book was put into his hands. He handed the photo back to her so that it wouldn’t get squished and opened it up, going through each page, reading it before he could respond. “You’re such an angel. Thank you for putting so much time and thought into making these for me. I appreciate it, and I’ll keep them both always.” He pressed a kiss to her cheek, smiling widely.
"And your effect on me is worse than chocolate could ever be." Rapunzel’s words may have seemed ridiculous and childlike, but she was being completely honest. A lot of the time she would binge eat chocolate or sweets in order to feel at her best. Now that she was with who she was meant to be with and where she was meant to be, he was the only thing that could make her feel her best. His kisses, caresses, words, and love making - all of it brought her to an ultimate high. "You can kiss me whenever you wish as well. I always welcome them with love. There’s never a moment where I don’t want to kiss you and I think I just need…" Her words were caught off by herself when she pressed her lips upon his, her tongue immediately penetrating his mouth and by that, she moaned into the kiss of romance. He tasted like heaven, pure heaven. He was the ultimate taste that she never wanted to quite tasting and would always favor his above all else. It seemed to reflect him quite a bit, it was memorable and as sweet as a strawberry. Pulling away was her biggest regret in the moment, but he left her utterly breathless each and every time. Her eyes were fluttered open as her baby blue’s greeted the most handsome visage that she had ever seen in her short nineteen years of life. As he returned the love for her by proclamation, a smile painted her lips and her blush deepened to a light crimson - one resembling roses against the winter snow. They were both letting each other know how they felt about each other by surprises and things of that nature. Everything that he did, had a great affect on her. Her stomach fluttered with butterflies and she felt warm and fuzzy, her mind was in a daze filled with thoughts of him and him alone. Like he had said in England, her stomach was warm because of fire breathing dragons. "Ah, but you are more so!" To her, he would always be the most perfect man in the world. The curse could never blacken his soul for in shined brighter than the sun, moon, and stars in the sky. His kindness was always glowing from his beautiful heart and there was no flaw or blemish to it. "That’s the spirit!" If she had to dream up the perfect man, he wouldn’t come close to Thomas Savage. In every sense of the word, she was perfect. This day was their first date since the curse was placed, but they weren’t going to let anything happen to one another that would bring them down. Today was a day filled with love and happiness, fond memories and sweet kisses. Although he may have seen it as a joke, she didn’t even though her smile was still spread from ear to ear. "That’s not funny," she said, softly. Sheepishly, she was looking downward but he made sure that she was looking him directly in the eyes. Blinking a couple of times, she intently listened to what he had to say and she instantly felt better. "You see me as this brave person and I’m not brave at all. I don’t want to disappoint you." Her forehead was pressed to his whilst his hand caressed her cheek in the most gentle of ways. "I won’t be ashamed any longer, but perhaps we should take a walk each night? I think I would really love that."
"I was just joking with you. You’ll always be my strawberry! Right here." She pressed her palm to her heart. "And right here." She pressed a finger to her temple, signifying that he was always there in her mind. Rapunzel was certain that she would be blushing this whole day, just as she did with any other day with him. "You’re the best person that I’ve ever met. You’re my dream and you’re my moon, stars, and sun. There’s no one in my life that could ever come close to you because you’re the most important. All I do, I do for you and I base every decision off of you." At his reaction to the gift, she smiled softly. "Oh, I’m so glad that you like it! I’m glad that you see me as an angel because I see you as an angel! Really, I’m so glad that I did this for you and I’m so glad that you like it!" As he pressed a kiss to her cheek, she smiled and began to take out the food. Firstly, she took out the sandwich baggies, then the container of strawberries, the tea brewed with honey, and the graham crackers shaped as Avengers lastly. "The sandwich is tomato and mozzarella! I hope that you like it. I saw the Avenger graham crackers and I knew that I had to buy them because you love them so much! And then I brewed the tea with honey because honey comes from bees and we’re eating strawberries because you’re my strawberry!"
"I know you will. But I’d love you even if you couldn’t heal me. You know that right?" Thomas wanted to make absolutely sure that Rapunzel knew he wasn’t sticking around because of her powers. Even if she didn’t have healing hair, he would still love her just as much. It didn’t change anything about their relationship. "I’m terrified of a life without you, but now that I have you, it’s never going to happen. I’m not going to leave you, I’m not going to let anything happen to me. We’re going to be together until we both pass away of old age and then go up to Heaven together." If she were to die first, he knew that he would be gone soon after. His heart would be completely broken, and he knew that he would be able to die from that with how powerful their love was. "Do you remember when Amy’s number fell out of my pocket?" He asked, hoping that she did. "It was right then that I realized that you could be extremely intimidating. I’m not even kidding around. But if I ever do anything wrong, I would give you full permission to hurt me in any way that you see fit." He would accept punishment without any complaints. Anything that she could do would be taking it easy compared to what his mind would be doing if he messed this up in any way. "There’s no need to feel foolish. I know that you are a strong, confident, beautiful woman and you’ll see it soon enough. And you should feel better knowing that a man as handsome as I is completely infatuated with you." If it was really his appearance that made her like this, she should feel happy that she had his heart. "I’ll do it more often." He said, with a childish little grin. They always found ways to have fun with each other - even if it was just by doing the simplest things. "Even with the nose piercing?" He laughed. "Okay. We’ll see about that. I’m sure that this city will unearth some more memories." There were plenty of stories on the streets of London about him and his mates and family. There were some places though, that he would refuse to go. Too many bad memories in some of the places. "I wouldn’t be surprised if you ate all the food anyway, especially if you bring along ice cream." He teased. He loved that she had a healthy appetite, even if it was for some not so healthy foods. It was much more fun to sit together and have a meal than it was to just have a girl either watching him eat with nothing in front of her or eating a small salad. "You make your clothes unique. Even if you were wearing a hat to hide your hair, I’d know it was you by looking at your clothes." The paint stains stuck out to him, and he thought that it was just proof of her creative side. "We’ll live peacefully. But I still think that we should explore Scotland and Paris and other places before making a decision on where we stay." He wanted her to be happy where she lived, and no matter where it was, he would be happy to be with her.
"I know that you would love me even if I didn’t have healing abilities. You’re not like my mother who only sees me for my hair. You see me for who I truly am, and I can’t thank you enough for seeing the real me. I’m eternally grateful for you." Rapunzel knew wholeheartedly that Thomas would stick by her even if she didn’t have powers, but she thought they would have driven him away since she was a witch. He didn’t run. They were brought closer together and still, he didn’t see her for someone with a bunch of blond coils that were meant to heal. Thomas saw her the way she wanted to be seen by others. His words were so thoughtfully profound and reassuring, her hand caressing his features ever so softly. "I’m never going to leave you either and nothing is going to happen to me, and I feel reassured that you say nothing bad is going to happen to you, and I believe you. We’ll be in Heaven with each other, we won’t ever have to be without one another." Together in the clouds, they would be among angels and would reflect on past memories together. With love, they would watch over their loved ones and make sure that they stayed safe. They wouldn’t ever have to live without one another because they were always bound by love - they couldn’t be separated even if people wanted them to. If one of them died before the other, they would keep the other in their heart and mind forever. She hoped that they would peacefully die together and knew that their love was strong enough to do that. "Oh, I remember," she admitted, rubbing the back of her neck in a sheepish manner. "You think I’m intimidating? Wow, I never really thought about that. I couldn’t ever hurt you, though. That would just upset me. I’ve got a soft spot for you, Strawberry. I’ll always forgive you, but I doubt that you’re going to do anything wrong." He would be the only exception and she would always show him understanding and unending forgiveness. Her porcelain cheeks lit up with a red glow due to his kind words about her, and her smile brightened across her facial features. "That’s so kind of you! I think that you’re the most handsome man that I have ever met and those words - your words always mean a lot to me. They always do." His words were always so smooth and fluid, he could talk among romantics. They always captured her heart and she could feel herself fluttering with utter happiness due to them. "Good! I would love that." They wouldn’t ever become a boring couple, they were both fun people. "Even with the nose piercing, I think that you’re handsome. Really? I would love to hear all that you have to say to me," she proclaimed with a light smile. "Well, I am eating for two to be fair! I do love ice cream and it’s just so delicious, I can’t help myself sometimes!" The fact he knew that she loved ice cream oh so very much warmed her heart and she wasn’t sheepish any longer. "That’s so sweet! I love how you dress too. You make clothes look nice and you look like a prince from a storybook." He could be wearing anything in the world, and he would be able to pull it off. "Oh, of course! I want to travel the world with you! Say, we should just be on a long lasting vacation. I certainly never want this one to end. I never want it to end. Never ever."
"It’s the truth." Thomas would never lie to her. Each one of her kisses sent him to a level of heaven that he could reach. Each one brought him a great joy and healed his soul just a touch. They brought him back to, well, him. His mind didn’t focus on the beast inside when he kissed her. And then she pressed another one on his nose - that was just the cherry on top. "I never mind." He said, already bracing himself for becoming breathless. Her lips went onto his and he felt as if he had just jumped into an ocean. He would gladly drown if it meant staying close to her. Her tongue pulled him under even further. His hands went around her waist, and their kiss was filled with such longing - forever wouldn’t be long enough for this to last. He held her in such high regard, it was like being kissed by an angel herself. The lip bite made his mouth open with a gasp, and sink closer to her with a moan. When she pulled away, he was still in that state of bliss and they opened their eyes at the same time. "The things you do to me, woman." He shook his head. "Utterly perfect." He breathed out, finally letting his mouth close for a second, so that he could keep her taste inside of his mouth. "Even just being here is helping me. I don’t want you to get stressed out about this, leave that to me, but I’ll gladly listen to any of your ideas and theories." Anything that even only had a one percent chance of helping, he wanted to know. Thomas never thought about immortality, but the thought of living on through his children was something that he liked. Although they wouldn’t be carrying his bloodline, they would carry his last name. Angela could carry on the blood line when she was old enough, so his mother would still be getting what she wanted. "Forever." He nodded. He would never be anyone else’s strawberry, or anyone else’s in general. If he couldn’t have Rapunzel, he wouldn’t have anyone. He laughed as she giggled, but then he turned serious just as she did. He licked his lips and wondered what this was about - bracing himself for the worst. "Yes, of course you can." He said, looking straight down into her eyes, and started to rub her back for comfort and support.
Even though she had giggled at the end, her voice still held a smooth sexiness that he would never get used to. He was instantly turned on by that, and the clearing didn’t come fast enough. “Is that right?” He wasn’t going to let her cute smile and giggles distract him from getting his revenge. Indeed, they were only going to help with his plan. It was going to be a beautiful thing that he couldn’t wait to do. She would get mad and he was anticipating being hit, but he knew that everything was going to be alright in the end. He wouldn’t do anything too bad. “The hottest. But don’t worry, no teenagers are ever going to steal my heart, not even ten or twenty years from now. You’ve got everything that I could ever need or want.” He hadn’t been expecting this love and that’s what was so amazing about it. He sat down on the grass beside her, stretching his legs out, and leaned back, using his hands to prop him up. The sun was shining and it felt warm and wonderful on his face. He hadn’t been able to experience it like this since the strawberry fields. When he realized that she was giving him a surprise now, he sat up, and took the piece of paper from his hands, and his breath was caught in his throat. Everything was spot on, but in this picture, he seemed to have an air of more maturity. The only thing that was missing was the scars, but they were hiding behind the collar he was sure. “This is perfect. I still can’t believe how much talent you have.”
"You’re so sweet to me. I didn’t think that my kisses could ever do that to someone before and I never thought I would need someone’s kisses more than I need air to breathe." Thomas’s kisses put her on a rocket and sent her to the moon, they were that captivating. They were a slice of heaven and that proved further that he was an angel sent from heaven to be her own special person. There was nothing that could change her fond opinion of him ever, not even the curse. She completely separated him from the curse that was upon him. He wasn’t the curse. Kissing him was everlasting bliss and she never wanted them to end. While they engaged in the loving act, she could feel all of her passion pouring into the touch of their lips. The moan that he poured into the kiss caused her to moan breathless and she regretted ever parting with his sweet tasting lips. Her nostrils flared in attempts to catch her breath and she was smiling widely. "I love you. I love you so much." Their eyes opened at the same time and she was greeted with the most kind face that she had ever graced her eyes upon. She could feel herself falling in love all over again. He was desirable on every measure. "And the things you do to me." From the kiss, she was still quite breathless, but that didn’t mean that she didn’t want more. She always wanted more of him, but he was always enough. "You’re perfect," she retorted, licking her lower lip to get a taste of him and moaned lightly at it. His taste - dear Lord, she couldn’t get enough of that man. "I want to help you in any way that I can, though. I’m always worrying about you, darling. I don’t think that will change, but I’ll tell you what I’ve been thinking of when we go to the library, okay? But today…Let’s just-" She cut herself off, taking a deep breath and smiled softly as she let the air out. "Let’s forget about the curse, for today, okay? Today - Today is our day and no one and nothing can take that from us." Not Flotsam or a curse. Despite it, their lives were going well together and it was blooming beautifully like a flower in the midst of springs rays. "Forever isn’t long enough with you. I’m always so scared of losing you." There was no way she would be able to handle that. They would figure out a way to get out of this, she was sure of it. The most important thing was to live, but to live life with hope as well. His hand was pressed gently to her back, calming her as she took steady breaths. "I’m scared. I’m so scared and I feel like I’m becoming that frightened little girl that I was in the tower to the point where I don’t want to go outside. During the day, I can do it. But, at night…I just feel so scared and so helpless. I feel like I can’t do anything to help the feeling and I feel so stupid for feeling this way at all."
"Yeah, you do influence me, you big lug." All of her decisions were based off her love and she wouldn’t decide anything before she consulted with Thomas firstly. She always gave him her undivided attention, always listened to what he had to say with greatest intent. His intentions were always good for her and she knew that her stubbornness would have to subside, but she didn’t mind. Whatever made him feel most at ease, she would gladly do. "Oh, I know that they wouldn’t. I wouldn’t ever let you go, baby. You’re all that I could have ever dreamed for. In fact, you’re better than any other sweet dream that I’ve ever had. You’re everything to me. You’re my miracle, my love, and my rock. Ever since meeting you, you have graced me with your presence and I’m always breathless." The love they had for one another was eternal - it wouldn’t ever die, but strengthen in time. As he stretched out his legs, her exposed ones grazed his covered in jean and she smiled softly. The sun shone through the trees of the clearing, the wind brushing past the leaves as they whispered to each other the sounds of summer. Her smile was light at his reaction and she brought her hand up to caress his soft cheek. "So, you like it then?" Without a second thought, she grabbed the second surprise for him. She handed to him a leather bound book filled with quotes. "This is what I made for you. You should open it. It’s a quote book! I left a few blank pages, you can write anything you wish on those pages. Do you like it?"
"Don’t worry, I won’t ever hurt myself. But I would gladly do so if it meant that you wouldn’t be hurt. I’d do anything for you." Although Thomas tried to avoid dangerous situations, he would go through hell to make sure that she was okay. He was an extremely inexperienced hunter and would probably die to save her if anything got her. He knew that his heart was in good hands, and that she would take care of it forever. "Oh, I know, you scare me sometimes." He didn’t feel comfortable going near her with a frying pan, he remembered how she had reacted at Cinnamon, and how she was ready to go charging out to find Amy whose phone number had fallen out of his pocket. She could be scary sometimes. He couldn’t help but laugh at the Eggo story. "That’s brilliant." He smiled. "And I think that your stuttering is really sweet, I’ve never had that effect on anyone before. You should know by now, also, that seeing you dance around in your underwear is one of my most favorite things." He joined her more often than not, or would just watch until she finally saw him. "I wasn’t wonderful growing up, you saw the blonde picture." He laughed, lightly. "I have many stories that I can tell you, and some of them would probably make you like me a little less." He was worried about that. He wasn’t that person anymore though, and would constantly reassure her of that. He wished that she had more interesting stories - because that wish would entail her leaving the house more as a child. He would forever by angered by the way that her mother had treated her. "That would be wonderful. I’d love that." Anytime that he got to spend with her was the best times of his day. He would put up with any teasing that the guys at work would give him just to be able to make them jealous when they saw how beautiful and kind she really was in person. Pictures didn’t do her justice. "You’ll see." Scarlet Johansson was a really pretty woman but didn’t hold a candle to his love. "I like it when you dress like yourself. All of your clothing is beautiful and unique." With the paint stains, he knew that no one would have the exact same garments as her. "That would really be nice. I would love to return to London, but you don’t have to do that for me. Only if you’re comfortable here." Once she was done her schooling she could easily find a job within the big city. He could work pretty much anywhere, even at the comic book shop with Rebecca which could be fun. "No, I highly doubt zombies would make it very far in London."
"That’s so sweet of you. I would do anything to make sure you’re safe. I would hit anyone with a frying pan to ensure your safety, but I’ll always heal you, right? I mean, we won’t have to live without one another! Can I admit something? I’m scared to live without you." Rapunzel was being loud before, but her last sentence was in a more soft and vulnerable tone. That was honestly how she felt. Her feelings for him were stronger than anything she had ever felt before. With him, she was filled with a fresh breath of hair and felt as if she were flying. Thomas wouldn’t let her fall and she would always be there to catch him if he needed to be caught. She wouldn’t let him fall. "Wait, I scare you? Did I do something wrong?" Her eyebrows scrunched together in confusion. If she did anything to frighten him, she didn’t mean to. She didn’t want him to fear her in anyway and wanted to be seen as someone who could talk to about anything he desired to. A little smile curled to her lips when he began laughing at her story, his laughter was far sweeter than a honey suckle. "You think my stuttering is sweet? I’m glad you think so! I only stutter because I always feel foolish in your presence. I blame you and your handsomeness! You’ll always have that effect on me, darling." A blush covered her creamy cheeks as he commented on her dancing. To have someone love the dorky side of her was heartwarming, simply heartwarming. "Really? That’s so sweet of you! Do you know what I love most, though? I love it when you join me!" The two of them enjoyed dancing to their hearts content in their underwear, it was the most favorite part of her day when they did so. But then again, all of her moments spent with him were her absolute favorite. "I think you were wonderful and I would have loved you all of the same if I met you when you had blonde hair." Her smile faltered at his next words. That wouldn’t ever happen. "Nothing could ever change the way that I feel about you, darling. Absolutely nothing, okay? I promise." Rapunzel wanted to wash away his memories of the past that seemed to pain him like he was doing with her. Her past didn’t seem as frightening as it was previously because she knew that she would have the brightness of her future to look forward to with him. "It’s settled then! Picnic at your work, be there or be square! If you don’t show, I’ll eat all of the food myself!" The two were inseparable - bound by love. All of the time she spent with him was her absolute favorite, and she didn’t want to spend it any other way. Forever wasn’t enough time spent with him, which made her want to not rush anything at all and take the moment slowly to savor it any way that she could. She nodded and couldn’t wait to watch the Avengers with him! How fun! "Aw, really? Most people would find my painting stains to be weird." It meant a lot to her that he liked them - he was full of heartwarming surprises all over the place. "Darling, I would do anything for you. I really do love London and to be truthful, I’m content anywhere as long as I’m with you and New Orleans isn’t the best place to live. I want us to be able to live peacefully, away from any danger."
"That was better than okay." Thomas said, playing with one of her wet coils, unable to stop himself. The power that she held over him had absolutely nothing to do with her hair, but he still loved playing with her life-saving coils. "Your kisses are always perfect, and it’s hard for me to pull away. If we didn’t need to breathe, trust me, our lips would never be apart." His voice came out as straight, clear and confident. He wanted nothing more than to shower her in the love that she deserved. "With your brains, I’m sure that we’ll get out of any mess." She had so many creative ideas on how to surprise him that he was sure if they focused, she could help come up with ideas that even Flotsam wouldn’t expect. People seemed to underestimate her - she underestimated herself, but that could be a good thing for once. He had full faith in her intellect, she was the fastest learner that he had ever met, and there was no one else that he would rather brainstorm ideas with. Their fingers entwined and he knew that she was going to help him anyway she could. They were there for each other through the best and through the worst of times. He loved her more in this moment than ever before. "Who knows, maybe Summer will use the mobile for her own children someday." Then the thought struck him - if she had the curse, perhaps she would also not want children of her own. "Or Timothy." He said, quickly. He was still in love with the idea of taking in a child who didn’t have a home and letting him be a part of their family. Just as he was doing with Summer, he would take in Timothy as his own. He smiled, picking up the pendant with his spare hand, looking at the strawberry. It was still one of her better ideas in his mind. They would always have a piece of one another around their necks. "I love this." He said, running his fingers over it, before bringing it back down to rest between her breasts. "I guess it helps that I’m sleeping with the teacher." He said with a little laugh. "I still want to make you proud though. So if when you teach me and I make a mistake, you correct me, discipline me, whatever it is you think appropriate." He flirted with a large smile. "Well that is never going to happen. Summer is ours now, and we’re going to give her the most loving home imaginable, even with everything that is going on, and you’re never going to be locked in an apartment ever again. You have complete and total freedom while you’re here, all I ask is that you try not to be out after dark, and you do your best not to go out on the full moon." Rapunzel was stubborn, he knew this, and forbidding her was something that wouldn’t go over well. "I do."
Thomas chuckled. Oh, she was in for a surprise. He was a bit shocked she didn’t notice the thick white bandage on his finger, but she was so excited over today, he didn’t blame her. “A preview? I like the sound of that.” After their last time in the clearing, the place brought forth very pleasant memories. He had forgotten about the anger that he had felt, and just focused on how lovely it was to make love to her in such a beautiful place. “You don’t influence me one bit.” He smiled, his plan coming into his head. He would get to work on that in the next couple of days. His eyebrow raised as she called herself mommy. “You’re the hottest mommy I’ve ever seen.” He said with a grin. “All of Summer’s boyfriends are going to come over and fall in love with you instead. I feel bad for her.” He knew that no teenage boy would have Rapunzel’s heart in the future, only he would. He trusted her feelings for her completely. She was proving how much she loved him by staying with him. “I’m ready.” He said, getting out of the car after parking, and went and opened her door, helping her to her feet with his non bandaged hand. When she was standing securely, he grabbed the food, locked up, and took her hand, swinging it back and forth as they headed to their special spot.
"Really? Oh, gee! Isn’t that just so sweet of you to say?" Rapunzel giggled softly, her eyes fluttering shut as Thomas played with one of her wet coils, standing on her tiptoes to press a little kiss to the tip of his nose. It was too adorable, that was the first thing she noticed about him upon their meeting. He completely graced her with his presence, capturing her heart entirely. A light blush rose to her creamy cheeks, a smile painting her lips as her eyes greeted his kind baby blue’s. She could never get tired of looking into them. Never. "They are? Then you wouldn’t mind, if I gave you another one?" Her reddened lips brushed against his, her hot breath gracing lightly upon his and she finally kissed him. To break the friction, her tongue went inside of his mouth to dance with his own. His taste caused her to moan into it and much like he had done before, she sucked on his lower lip and bit down a tad harder than usual. As their lips parted, her eyes remained shut for a moment before greeting his lovely visage. "How was that one?" she asked with a single breath. He left her utterly breathless, each and every time. "I’m going to do everything that I can to help. With you, I know that we will succeed in finding something to help you. I’ve got a couple of theories stirring up, one of them has to work. It has to." He was smart, more than he gave himself credit for. There wasn’t a single soul she knew that could recite Shakespeare without a flaw or a tremble to the lips. He was too perfect, no words could describe him. It didn’t matter to her that he never went to college to further his education, his brain was filled to the brim with knowledge. She gave a reassuring squeeze to his hand ever so gently, her eyes looking into his sparkling iris’s as she looked upon the face of the man that she loved so dearly and deeply. "I could definitely see that happening! Summer and Timothy, they’ll remember everything that we teach them about the world and teach it to their young one’s someday, so we’ll always be around and live in their hearts." Although they wouldn’t be able to have children together, Timothy would be their child just as their biological would be. Summer was his daughter wholeheartedly and by the way that she always kicked against her insides, she knew that the love for her father was special. A smile painted her lips, spreading from ear to ear as he picked up the pendent in between his fingers. Wherever they were, they were always with one another. The pendents proved that. "I’m glad that you do! We’re always close to each other’s hearts. I’m your Bumblebee and you’re my Strawberry." She couldn’t help the giggles that escaped. "Oh my goodness. You’re so cheeky! I know that you’ll be able to learn the guitar, I have faith in you." Her giggles settled as she took a few breaths, her expression serious due to his words. "Thomas, can I tell you something? I just - I need to get this off of my chest." She was visibly upset, leaning onto him completely as her arms wrapped around him.
"Yes, I like the sound of that too." Her voice was deepened in an attempt to be sexy, but she found it so ridiculous that she was giggling to herself. The last time they were in the clearing, they made love and that memory sticked in the framework of her mind. It was a beautiful moment. Making love in their place, no experience was greater than that one they shared together. "Wait, what? Well, you influence me." Anything he wanted to do, she would be beside him. Anywhere he went, she would be beside him. A light blush, the shade of crimson covered her porcelain. "Oh? You think so?" Her eyebrows raised at his next words. "Do you really think so? Well, Timothy’s girlfriend will certainly fall in love with you. I mean, we have to admit. We’re a couple of hot parents." A teenager wouldn’t be able to come in between their love, just like a curse wouldn’t. Graciously, she stepped out of the car as he held the door open for her and she nodded in thanks afterwards. Hand in hand, they walked to the clearing as they swung back and forth. Once they were in their serene place, she slowly bent down to take a seat on the grass beneath her feet. Eagerly, she opened up the basket and gave him the portrait, which was his first surprise. Sheepishly, she looked at him with wide eyes as a blush rose to her cheeks evermore.
It did look a little tired when Cinderella picked up the duck. And gently hugged Asia gently when he or she was nuzzling and being affection. While it was adorable and cute someone should have a show of just adorable moments of animals. Maybe she should change her own project. Adorable baby animal rater of adorable animals. Who wouldn’t think they were adorable would be beyond her wildest thoughts. “Awe! Your so sweet Asia.” Blinking she was recording the duck waiting for it to spell something out with the alphabetic paper cards she had but suddenly the duck strategically got it out of her hands, onto the floor without injure “Asia what are you doing?” She said a little bit oddly but she watched.
As it looked like a bunch of pecks going on as she waited as she ended up gasping it was like it could text? Could it? How?! It was a baby not even an adult. Making a different face. While when Asia was done she picked up the phone. It took her a few minutes to register that it wrote I am Rapunzel. Soo… Err… Her thoughts were nothing. Should this be normal. Nope. Last time she SAW Rapunzel was when she was admitting her heart out about Eeyore. And that was a while back while she hmmed softly. “You sure?” While she had an idea “1 honk + 6 honks = how many honks Rapunzel? Can you honk me the answer.” If she could do math then she possibly was Rapunzel and she should get her home… Or help. Help or home? Maybe a little bit of both. Taking her phone already starting to text Samuel or really Flotsam as she was purely convinced.
If Rapunzel could smile in duckling form, she certainly would have. Cinderella was just the sweetest! It would be hard not to give her the affection that she deeply deserved. The name Asia was sweet and she found it kind that she put thought into naming the little duckling. Nuzzling against her hand once more, she pressed her beak to her thumb in a comforting way before honking a couple of times. Oh, how she wished she could talk. All she wanted right now was to go home and be with Thomas. She made a promise to never go outside at night and she intended to keep that promise.
She could sense the surprise from Cinderella and heard her clearly, she could get through this if she would believe her. The duckling nodded before honking exactly seven times. Her little feet waddled towards her knees, her eyes widened in desperation for help. She had to be back in her body, it was driving her crazy. No matter how much she truly loved ducklings, she wouldn’t wish to be one ever again. With the phone, she texted onto the screen, “I need you to take me home. I will lead you. Do you know Thomas’s number? I need you to text him.”