~Christmas in New York~
*America X Reader X Child!England*
‘Drabble #14 from ‘All I want for Christmas’ series’
The pretty female straightened her bright red skirt from her two piece suit.She wore a plain ruffled skirt which ended right above her knees with a white cotton like material,a black leather belt at her slim waist and a shirt same colour as the down part,embracing her delicate curves perfectly,swollen from her shoulder to her arm,where the fabric caught on the (s/c) skin.
As a part of her suit,red and white stripped socks caressed gingerly the female`s legs,ending under her knees and kept together by a festive white bow,accompanied by a pair of high heeled satin black boots.Of course the fluffy red Christmas hat couldn`t be forgotten as it stayed proudly on the top of (Name)`s head,her (h/c) locks falling in delicate waves on her shoulders.
The female`s eyes sparkled in excitement as she waved her hand either in sign of welcome or goodbye,depening on the situation.Masses of people moved from a place to another,chatting,laughing,the shuffle of their clothes audible enough.
Christmas carols were played through the numerous speakers,strategically placed,a big everlasting green tree in the middle of the mall,decorated with different shapes and coloured ornaments,the installation`s bulbs emitting soft lights which played dizzily onto the white floor.
The tree was surrounded by a dark brown fence,fake snow skattered across the floor,as the entire area ressembled Santa`s town – snowmen with pearl carbon eyes and carrot noses,a muffler around their neck and a black hat on the top of their round heads – some even had Christmas themed mittens – miniatural houses which seemed to be made out of gingerbread and painted delicately in vivid colours – the perfume lingering in the air mouthwatering,as it completed the decor perfectly – small people dressed in flashy greens running from a place to another,playing tag.
Of course (Name) loved the festive atmosphere and all,but a sigh escaped her lips and she bowed her head,intently watching the shiny white floor – hoping that it could suck her and that she would be able to make her way home.She accepted to take part in the certain action because of her charity group.The female knew very well that Christmas meant a lot more than receiving presents,it also meant sharing happiness,bringing a smile onto the homeless` faces,fighting with all they had in order for the children to have a shelter and a rich meal,so that they could feel fulfilled.
Only the thought of an abandoned child smilling when he or she received a wrapped up present with so much joy,brought both warmth in the female`s heart,but tears too – she couldn`t bear seeing such fragile beings unhappy,she didn`t want them to feel unwanted or to doubt their existence – so that was the main reason (Name) decided it was worth it all – even if her feet hurt from staying so much up on the high heels,even if she had to wear that ridiculous outfit and even if her face`s muscles ached from so much smilling.
“Hey there,hero`s girl!” an obnoxious voice came,causing the female to bring her head up – her (e/c) gaze meeting the sapphire blue one of the speaker.
“Alfred!” she excitedly pronounced his name,her hopes brought up considerably,the sincere and pretty smile brightening her once tired features.
“Isn`t my sugar baby tired?” Alfred asked in the same tone,gaining suspicious looks from the passers,as his loud voice cut through the warm air.
“Just a little bit!But it`s worth it all!” (Name) answered,pumping her gloved fist in the air for emphasis.
“Ahahahaha!That`s my girl!” the American burst out into laughter,causing the female to giggle herself as she felt a rush of adrenaline run through her system.
“By the way baby!You look smokin hot in that outfit!” Alfred continued his speech,stating the obvious,winking towards his girl – as he usually proclaimed – no,yelled for the world to know.
Before (Name) could actually thank to the blue eyed male for the compliment,she heard him gasp for air and cough violently after the interaction of his stomach with the blonde`s boy elbow,taking the breath out of his lungs for mere seconds.
“That`s just sick,you bloody git!This is not the language you should use with someone you respect!” the small Brit stated,his arms crossed over his mint green jacket.
The scene itself amused people as they passed by,some throwing a palm over their mouths in order not to laugh,some chuckling both at the seriousness of the small pile of clothes and at the dramatical way in which Alfred cringed in pain.
“Oh,dear God Alfred!Are you ok?” (Name) asked,concern taking over her trembling voice.
She rested a warm gloved palm onto the male`s cheek,as he opened an eye to reassure her,his own hand capturing hers gently.(Name) bit down on her lower lip,patiently waiting for the sandy blonde male to regain his composure – which he actually did,after muttering ‘I`m the hero after all!’ in response.
A relieved sigh escaped the female`s lips,as now her gaze was resting upon the small form of the Brit.His head was bowed down in shame,as he waited to be scolded – and in front of so many people,what was worse!
“I-I`m sorry!” Arthur breathed,stubbornly fiddling with the zipper of his jacket as if it was the most interesting thing in the world.
“It`s okay!You`re forgiven!” (Name) said in a honeyed tone,patting the soft blonde locks of the English boy.
“Really?” the Brit asked in amazement,his emerald green orbs wide.
“Really!” the female responded,cocking her head cutely to the side.
“Alfred,you forgot to take Iggy`s muffler and mittens!And he`ll get cold if he doesn`t have a hat!” (Name) scolded the American who only awkwardly scratched his neck in response at her action,being at a loss of words.
While the two adults argued,Arthur`s gaze fell upon a small boy falling and being helped up by his mom,who shused him and parentally embraced him.Tears pricked at the corner of the blonde boy`s eyes,but before they could actually fall,delicate thumbs wiped them away.
(Name) brought the Brit into a warm embrace,placing her glossy lips onto the chubby cheek of the boy.Arthur didn`t argue with her for doing so – he just embraced back as well as he could,resting his head onto the female`s shoulder.He could actually feel (Name)`s sweet scent invade his senses,as well as the place where she kissed him making him all warm.
The female bid farewell to all her mates,making her way out of the commercial center with her American sweetheart and his little brother clinging onto her with dear life.
The crispy wind pinched the exposed skin of the passers,but (Name) kept Arthur close to her body,out of the cold`s range,as she herself was kept warm by her hyperactive lover.
She started humming a serene carol,vibrations sent through her upper part of the body,reaching the Brit who felt as if he was cradled at the moment into the parental embrace.
“You know,maybe we should get married after the holidays pass.I bet the little dude will be happy to have a mom like you!” Alfred broke the silence between them into a serious tone – because the world around them was as loud as always.
“That`s a nice way of saying you want me to be your wife,Alfred!” the female laughed as her breath came into visible bluish puffs.
“But I would love for you two to be my family!” she continued,giving a small smile towards the American`s direction.
“Good!Because I love you a lot,(Name) (Last Name)!And a hero wouldn`t be complet without his lady!” Alfred came back to his old cheery self,tightening his grip around the female`s fragile body.
“I love you too,Alfred F.Jones!You were,are and will always be my one and only hero!” (Name) responded,a silly smile playing onto her lips all the time.
Of course traffic jams would be always near the Christmas Eve,drivers swearing one at another for not moving their cars even a bit.It was just normal for people to rush by in order to complete the list of presents or ingredients for the Christmas meal.
But in all that chaos,(Name) and Alfred could be happy,kissing in the middle of the sidewalk under the dim light of the lamp posts,as small snowflakes started making their way down to the already frozen ground,getting caught in their jackets,hair and even onto their close,frost nipped noses.