*England X Reader*
Emerald green eyes glimmered in happiness,boring into the soft (e/c) ones.
"You!" his deep voice cut through air,quite a low whisper,though audible enough for her to hear.
"Me!" she played along,her voice lullying,a delicate vibrato hitting his ears in a plesant manner.
"Us!" the young couple said in the same time,reaching for eachother's hands in order to capture them into a tight grip.
It always was a reassuring manner,as if substance flow stopped for mere seconds,leaving only the two of them in the whole wide Universe,serenity filling the air as well as the refuge of the British male's embrace keeping them in place so that they won't be able to be broken apart.
A small smile tucked at the corner of the blonde's lips,the soft (h/c) locks caressing his pale skin as the sleeves of his white shirt were rolled up,tightening his arms around his lover's small form - enough for her to feel safe,but not to take breath out of her lungs.
The (e/c) eyed female placed her head with care onto the Brit's chest,feeling it raise and fall,his heartbeat making her eyelids heavy,as if it was lullying her to sleep.The same satisfied smile was painted upon her delicate features,the same euphoria rushed through her veins making her feel all giddy on the inside - they were happy and no one was able to take that away from them.
"Forever!" (Name) murmured in the male's mint green vest,taking in the sweet aroma of camomille and mint tea.
'Sometimes I realize
I should open my eyes
But what's the point in all
You're not here anymore...'
Dull (e/c) eyes bore through the thick glass of the window,watching the droplets of freezing cold rain touch it,creating the illusion of the object crying.
The entire capital city was a mixture of greys and blacks,dirty cotton clouds gravitating above the ground,replacing the crystal blue canvas and making everything look a lot more depressing than it already was.
The cobbled stone alleys were dim lighten,pale yellows playing onto the wet ground,as one or two people passed by,holding the steel pole of their umbrellas,continuing as if nothing was bothering them.
Tamisa's water seemed shallow and dirty now,not that combination of mint green and turquoise as in the days when both (Name) and Arthur walked hand in hand,enjoying their time together,even if it was raining or not or the mold touched their nostrils.They were so in love with eachother that nothing could disturb them - not even the ice cold droplets touching their hot skin.Of course the Brit took care of that everytime - opening the umbrella and holding it above their heads - mostly above (Name)'s,because he cared too much for her to see her bound to the bed because of an unneeded cold.
The female would just giggle at his way of inviting her under their temporary home and cling onto his arm sweetly,their height difference obvious as she did so.It only made Arthur feel adrenaline rush through his system and his heart whisper in erratic beats that he should protect her,because she was so fragile.
Now nothing seemed to make her feel better - it was as if the pillars of the Universe she and Arthur built tumbled down upon her shoulders when he had left,tiering her structure,causing her glass bones to snap anytime - but not even if the skies were to fall upon her form she wouldn't feel so broken,it wouldn't ache that much as her heart did.He was gone and the canvas of her own life was monochrome.
'I wish I could run away
To find a place to stay
I'm taking lefts and rights
Is this really my life?
Fluttering her eyes closed,(Name)'s lashes trembled as the eyelid covered the flower of her puffy red orbs - still,the tears managed to make their way out of the orbit and hit the pale cheeks at an incredible speed - they ressembled in a way the rain as it pourred outside,only that they were hot and full of meaning.
Bitting down onto her lower lip to estomp the moldering sob which threatened to escape,images of the blonde Brit flashed in front of her closed eyes - there were times though when the salty tears weren't enough to express how she really felt,because it was slowly killing her on the inside.
"Since when is she like that?" the ruby red eyed male asked,his expression full of concern as his gaze never left the small frame near the window.
"Eversince she found out that Arthur has died!" the Norwegian answered,concerned himself for the female's state.
The tall red headed grunted in disapproval,throwing his half smoked cigar away in the ashtray,making his way towards the cold window.
"Ye' lass,aren't ye hungry?" Allistor questioned,only to receive a small shake of the female's head.
"Ye' know ... " the Scotish male started,scratching his pale neck awkwardly.
"Arther wouldn't have liked for ye to stay upset and don't eat!" the bass voice echoed,hitting the walls,giving off a strange efect.
(Name) brought her head up,bursting into tears as she met the similar emerald green gaze - worried and loving as Arthur's,concerned for its own sake,the same terrified look her lover's orbs might have hold back when he was captured by people who cathegorized him as an eretic and blamed him for summoning unknown creatures.
Loud knocks were heard at the front door,more impatient as seconds flew by.Angry voices shouted that they wanted the brother of the bloody wizzard.Wiping away her tears,the female built her courrage,doing what she thought of as the best - she already sent off Peter,Dylan and Liam away,it was time for Allistor to go to his younger brothers as well.
Opening her mouth for a few times,she felt breath been taken away from her lungs and a strange pulse in her neck which kept her from talking.
"Go away!All of you!If they find out you are here,the villagers won't hesitate to kill you as well!" (Name) spoke up,causing the three pairs of orbs to go wide in amazement.
"But what about ye' lass?" Allistor questioned,not sure what to do,as if his black boots were glued to the wooden floor.
"I will be fine.Think like that - you are the brother of the one who they've killed.Lukas and Dacian are part of the trio." the female responded,urging them to leave as she put on her shoulders a black cape.
"And after all,I'm the wizzard's fiancee,aren't I?" she ended,closing the door and sealing it from the outside so that no one was able to pass through it.
Rain pourred onto the ground,the freezing wind pinching at the female's skin as she made a run for her life.Branches pierced her delicate flesh,leaving scarlet red marks onto her skin as her breath came in shorter rasps.
The fog didn't make her actions easier as it transformed the known woods into a labyrinth as well as it pressed upon her chest.
The more she reach for the heart of the forest,the more the temperature dropped low,causing her to slow her pace and rub her arms with the bridge of her palms in order to keep the remained warmth.
The crunch of the leaves and the crack of some branches made her freeze on the spot though - Arthur has previously told her about how dangerous the forest was,with both wild animals and people luring around.
Breath hitched in her throat and she braced herself for what was to come - but it wasn't what she had expected.
The warmth of the other body reached her frozen one,the aroma lingering in the air a known one - though she couldn't put the finger on it as she thought of the stranger as the enemy.
"Lux!" (Name) muttered,causing a small light to illuminate the surroundings with the strenghth of a lamp post.
Bringing her head up,her teary (e/c) gaze found the emerald green one - the same pale features and gentle smile upon his face.
Launching herself at him,(Name) forgot about everything - how unsafe were the woods,how freezing cold was,that villagers were still chasing after her,that her open wounds still bleeded - nothing mattered as now he was there.
Putting his gentelman nature aside,the blonde male tangled his hands into the (h/c) looks,bending his head down in order to capture his lover's lips into a kiss - as seconds passed,it became more feverish and demanding,deepened as the Brit pressed lightly at the back of the female's head to get her closer and as she clinged onto his mint green jacket in order not to melt under his actions.
Parting their ways,the vivid green eyes suspiciously looked around and made a sign with his hand for the (e/c) to retreat the summoned light.Not questioning anymore,she touched with the tip of her index finger the golden globe which cracked,leaving a pale dust onto the ground.
Hearing steps coming dangerously close,the blonde took hold of (Name)'s shoulders,bringing her into his black cloack,with which he enveloped the both of them.
The villagers furrowed their eyebrows in annoyance and one yelled retreat,his sloppy voice cutting through the frozen air.
Making sure it wasn't a trap,the male sighed in relief,pointing his piercing orbs towards his lover's frame,capturing it gently with one warm calloused hand.
"You tricked them,haven't you?" (Name) asked,her hand resting upon his.
"Indeed." Arthur chuckled as the words reached his ears.
The female furrowed her eyebrows together in annoyance,her palm itching to make contact with his cheek.
"You don't care about me,Arthur!You left me crying for weeks your death!How could you?" the female planted her tightened fists into the green mint jacket of the blonde.
"I'm sorry about that love!I was affraid they will try to kill you too if I were to tell you the truth!" a sigh left the Brit's lips,who only did to bring his lover's body close to his.
"I've missed you as much as you've missed me,if not,even more!I love you,(Name)!I swear I do!" the green eyed male's voice was serious and apologetical as he brought the delicate hands of the female to his lips and kissed them with care.
"I've missed you too!And I was affraid I will not be ever able to see you again!I love you Arthur!" (Name) responded,the anger leaking through the cold air and being replaced with the peace she was seeking for.
The (h/c) couldn't stay mad at the British male no matter what he did.And now less.Because she was happy he was alive and with her.
'The depths of your eyes
Are dim lighten tonight
Let's drift together in sleep
And never wake up ...'.
"(Name)!Love,are you ok?Love?" the concerned tone of the male came as he gently shook the female's small shoulders.
"Arthur?" (Name) questioned,rubbing sleep out of her eyes,a soft yawn escaping her lips.
"You got me worried for a second!Here,tea is ready!" the blonde pointed with his index finger towards the glass table.
"Uh...what happened though?" the female asked,delicately capturing the warm cup of tea,the golden sun rays playing upon her (f/c) dress.
"We were watching a movie and you fell asleep halfway through it,love!So I've let you be,because you look so cute when you sleep!" Arthur explained,a genuine smile painted across his features.
(Name) smiled herself seing the Brit that happy - it made her feel blessed to be so close to him and know him as she did.But again,why was the blonde so happy about?Not that she minded,of course,but it really made her wonder.
Bringing the cup to her lips,something glimmered onto her ring finger.A smile spread onto her lips as she continued sipping on her camomille and mint tea,listening to her lover as he went on talking about frilly white dresses for her and which flowers they should pick to decorate.
'Not even the sands are the same
Or the waves carrying a name
The veil of a cold world we take
Because baby I am wide awake'.