sunday, september 30
“There’s was no one else I would ever marry.”
Charlotte’s gentle reminder pulls a smile at the corners of his mouth. He’s never doubted the way she felt about him since they reconnected over Thanksgiving break last fall; Teddy’s always known that their life was tied together by something stronger than the way they felt. But her words still stir up an excitement inside of him that washes over his body in a flood of emotion that can only be described as unfiltered love.
“That's because in every life, in every universe; you are mine and I am yours.”
Being vulnerable hasn’t always come easily to him, he’d always been a kid that hid behind faces of confidence and false happiness. But he’s learned through his relationship with her over the years that it’s okay to need reassurance and it’s okay to allow someone to see more than just what sits on the surface.
“You know, you make me believe in soul mates.”
“We've been through some shit, Charlie. And we're still here, as in love with each other as we were in high school. I don't know about other people, but I know that you are my soul mate.”
“We'll probably be through some more shit before the day is done, Theodore, but I haven't stopped loving you for one breath or one second from the day that I met you. Whatever other people have going on, you are my soul mate and the only person in the world who could ever hold my heart.”
His arms reach out across the bed until he can slide her across the mess of blankets and she’s sitting on top of his lap. He leans in to press a kiss against her forehead, her cheek, the tip of her nose and finally her lips. This is his happiness, his heaven on earth.
monday, october 1
“C’mon, babe. There’s no way that George will find out.”
He’s spent the better part of the last half an hour trying to convince her to let him use his abilities to run her out to Boston to see her dad. The recent relocation of their lives hasn’t been lost on both of them, but the move to San Francisco cost her far more than it ever cost him. A chance to share her life with George Little in more than just the daily phone calls. It’s the reason why he’s been planning to bring the former FBI agent out to visit for her birthday as a surprise.
“I’ll bet you on it.”
Laying all of his weight on top of her, he settles comfortably between her legs in an act of the type of obnoxious behavior she’s come to expect from Teddy when he’s trying to get his way.
“What are we betting?”
“What did I ever do to deserve this?” Her hands push at the tops of his shoulders, as she laughs under his weight. “I don't know, what do you want?”
“Be perfect and fucking beautiful is what you did.” When he moves, the movement is only enough to take the majority of his weight from crushing her as he shifts most of into the the back of the couch. “I don’t know, I have everything I want.”
“I can't even stop doing that either.” As she pauses, his brown eyes watch her contemplating exactly what it is they could bet on that the other wanted or needed. “Yeah, I’m drawing a blank too.”
“It’s your fault I want to spend my every free moment I have completely immersed in your presence. Spiritually, physically… I just want to entangle my existence with yours.”
It doesn’t take long for a blush to color her cheeks a light red and it makes him smile. Because even after nine years, he’s still amazed that he has any sort of effect on her.
“You’re too much, you know that?”
“I have no clue what you’re talking about.”