Her reply was just what he wanted to here. She was so perfect. How could she not see she was amazing? Just amazing in every aspect. That radiant energy, that beautiful soul that kept him on his toes. She tested him, pushed him, cared for him. Made him feel like he was the most powerful man in the world.
"I love you." Those three words came so easily when it came to her. Just her. "You see me. You hold no judgements. You make it okay to share the inner me that I keep hidden. You are truly the woman for me." he kissed her softly and lay with her on the bed, looking into those deep eyes.
As he looked into her eyes, she sighed and used her index finger to trace patterns on his cheeks. He was warm, lively, and beautiful — much like those hazel eyes of his. She could get lost in his eyes, just like she could get lose in his arms and his lips. “I love you,” She whispered in between kisses to his lips, “I love you and your angel wings tattoo.”
It was true. She always liked that too. Ever since she saw it, she always dreamed of touching it and even kissing it but she never told him. He would think her weird or something but now that they were dating, she felt like she could tell him that one little thing. “You’ve got the most perfect tattoo, y’know that? It suits you. You’re an angel.”
"I love you. Those light freckles, those blue orbs of yours. The way you touch my face. All of it just adds to the reasons I love you." he said softly, as he held her. He never would get tired of this. Her touch, her voice with the hint of accent.that she swore didn’t exist.
"I love when you touch it" he muttered against her. "I got it because my mom always said my dad was her angel and I looked a lot like him. I knew I was no angel but it gave me an ideal to look towards. Seems to have helped since I met the woman I love dearly. The woman I never want to let go off." Pulling away he smiled then leaned in and kissed her deeply against the bed.
Gentle,pure, loving. That is how he felt when he touched her belly, that life growing inside. Simple, deep and affectionate. Something the three of them shared. One of the first things they shared as a family. His family, their family. One of many things he hoped they would share as a family. His love for this child, this little girl was unconditional; same for the love of the mother. His love shone in this tiny action more than it ever did. She was beautiful through and through.
Her beautiful hand on his, his hand on her belly. Gently moving it over it, carefully he felt his little girl kick and smiled. “Its real. It is………our ups and downs. Our life together, our life with her. It may not be a perfect life but is our life and one I treasure.”
"You could grill me a cheese with all the cheese in that sentence," She joked, finding it hard to stifle her laughter as she pat his hand gently, "Don’t worry, though. All that cheesy stuff you say to me is one of the reasons she," Rowan lightly tapped her belly to point to their Annabelle, "was conceived If it weren’t for that, I’m sure she wouldn’t be here and our love wouldn’t have bloomed."
"Anyways," She stepped away from the kitchen counter and took his hand in hers, leading him away into their bedroom. "We should get on going with Annabelle’s reading lessons. I bet she’s anxious for her daddy to read to her all about Bilbo’s journey to the Lonely Mountain."
She was right. His words and speeches were a little lame but they were the truth. The words came so easy with her. He just wanted to tell her how much he loved her. How much he was happy she chose to say yes when he proposed. Nodding, he kissed before she pulled away.
"Yes, time for her to learn of Hobbits and not to mess with greedy dragons." he chuckled. "Plus I get to snuggle with Momma." Leading her to their room and pulling book and blanket towards the bed, he sat with her. "Shall we begin?"
What? He really didn’t. He had that weird eyebrow thing and his shoulders were lopsided. Shrugging his shoulders at her laughter, he continued to clean up. Weird. Okay, they had the same hair color and their faces were the same shape, but that is was as much as he was willing to admit to.
"And you are a totally beauty." he replied as they kissed. "The ravishing red haired love known as Rowan McAllister. With the beautiful blue eyes, cute twitchy nose and loving spirit. You are my angel. I love you babe."
"Angel?" Rowan smiled and nuzzled her nose against his in an affectionate way to make him smile again. He had the biggest smile, so full of life and everything. Not even Chris Pine’s smile would ever compare to that of her darling Knox. His smile was the only one worth ever watching. How could she not love it? How could she not love him?
"I’m no angel," She said in between kisses to his lips. "The only angel in this room is currently standing in front of me and his name is Knox Caulfield. He’s also my boyfriend and I love him with all my heart."
She was perfect in all things. Her faults,her strengths, her charm, her tenacity. It was all perfect. “Yes, my angel. Radiating with loveliness and love. A love that I am honored to call my own.”
He blushed at her words and smiled. “You are too much sometimes. Your words make my knees weak.” He pulled away a bit. “Shall we construct our castle my lady?”
2014 1/20 Chris Pine-Visiting Daybreak
Others. There were other vampires. Others he interact with. He wondered what they were like. He smiled at the flowers and wondered what else he could do to make the room his own. The room was lovely as it is and he didn’t want to seem ungrateful but she wanted him to make it his own. He would.
"Oh." he replied a bit sullen. They didn’t care about humans, just their blood lust. He figured she was right. She was his maker and he had to trust her. She wouldn’t steer him down the wrong path. Not her progeny. "I suppose you are right. Plus it would be hard to explain the day walking thing. What would like to do for the rest of the day? Or should we rest? I’m just………so anxious and nervous….."
Nervous and anxiety. Rowan placed her hands on his neck, slowly rubbing it to help ease him. She wanted to make him feel better — to make things easier for him — but she couldn’t. He had to go through this pain like she’d done so many years so it could make him a better person or better vampire. All these painful things were what reshaped a vampire’s life.
"Don’t worry," She said reassuringly. She then crouched and picked up the flowers she’d picked up for him and then stood up again, leading the way back to the house. "Just relax for a moment. Trust me. Lay down in bed and just close your eyes. You need to relax."
His mind and emotions were mixed and churning. He wanted to do right by Rowan and be her friend. Be there for her. He wanted to continue his good works with animals, uniting with people that loved them. But he also wanted to forget it all, join his new kin in years of decadence and hedonism. Feed and not care. Destroy all who got in his way. Then there was something vampires didn’t have. The angelic nature he bore. To do his duty and protect mankind. Destroy evil. Help animals, delight in earthly pleasures, or destroy unearthly beings. A triad of desires.
"I know your are right. I know……….I…….my head, my heart, my body. They all say different things. They all want me to go in different directions. I am just so confused. I know I have to find my own path in this life. But I know I am happy to have you here to help me."
Walking with her back to the house he thought of what he wanted to do. “After I rest……I was wondering…….could you help me decorate my room? Teach me about the rules? Help me unpack?” he asked.
"I am wondering about a few things."
"Dinner? Meet your sister?" he repeated a little surprised. Wow, he hadn’t expected this. Just more awkward conversation and averted gazes. Nodding he smiled awkwardly. "I’d like that." he nodded. "Thank you Liam."
"I uh, we don’t have t0 if you don’t want to it was merely jut a suggestion, if you aren’t comfortable I understand that."
"Oh no. I’d love to come and have dinner and meet your sister. I don’t want to take away from your family time. Your sister is important and needs you. Its not my place to distract you from that."