Liberty of the air

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Libby - our future of love

I look around at the posters in the doctors. understanding type one diabetes. Coughing more than 3 weeks tell your doctor. The signs were all bright, I think to distract you from what’s about to happen. I look at Patrick.

“You alright?” He asks me worried, he’s not helping my worry. he seems worried himself. Why I never mentioned I’m afraid of the doctors to him, I don’t know. Maybe because I wanted to seem brave. it’s not exactly doctors I’m scared of. I’m scared of injections. Which is silly as I let him bite me and take my blood. He possibly takes more than the doctor would.

“Libby are you alright?” Patrick asks me.

“No.,” I say truthfully. He looks at me so worried then, he takes hold of both my hands and squeezes.

“It’s going to be okay Libby.” He assures me, we are the only ones in the waiting room, but he’s currently got an appointment in with him. A human because I watched them go in. but I saw how sick she was. He was the best one for it with his talent. but there was only so much he could do. Thinking of the ancient healing magic he uses discretely as well as the human medicine he uses. Aimee would love to study under him in a few years apparently.

“Nothing.” Pat starts

“Pat I’m scared of injections,” I say to him. stopping his nothing will change because of the baby. Pat looks at me like I’m the most confusing thing in the world. he kisses my head and says.

“Well if you need an injection I will be there to hold your hand.” I have to smile at him, He rests his hand on my arm looking me in the eyes.

“any other things you are scared of you wish to share?” He says with a smile.

“Public speaking,” I admit to him, he chuckles but he isn’t belittling it.

“Something you’ll possibly have to face a lot.” He informs me. I know and that kind of heightened my fear of it.

“Anymore?” He asks me.

“Dentists,” I tell him. he looks at me.

“Have you ever seen one?” He asks me.

“No, we don’t need to,” I say truthfully, he strokes my cheek with his thumb he’s going to kiss me, I can see it in his eyes. I don’t mind. I’ve never shied away from PDA with him.

“Clowns,” I say truthfully.

“Of course.” He says,

“I share that one with you.” He assures me. I have to smile at him.

“Lightning and thunder,” I admit to him.

“Living in trees Libby, that’s a fully understandable fear. they all are.” He tells me seriously.

“Is that it?” He asks me.

“That I can think of, right now,” I admit to him.

“Oh and doctors and being experimented on,” I say seriously.

“Again fully understandable.” He says he kisses me then, I love it but it ends too quickly as Abicus clears his throat, obviously reminding us we are in the middle of a doctors office and the secretary is human. She’s not an elf or fae or anything, but my name would have flagged me as one of the surgeries VIP - Very important patient.

“What are you afraid of Pat,” I ask interested. he looks at me so torn.

“Losing you.” He says seriously looking me in the eyes, I go to react I honestly do, I want to kiss him and tell him, I’m here and nothings going to make me leave him. I think he knows because he goes to kiss me again. but that’s when the lady from the appointment before me comes out. She’s crying and looks like shes had the worst news possible her cheeks are tear stained. I want to comfort her, but she leaves straight away. I go to move to follow her.

“Liberty Smith.” The doctor calls. I look around, still tempted to go after the woman, who I know has just had the worst news. but she’s human and I can’t help her, even if I want to.

Patrick stands up, I’ve already told him I want him to come in with me. He holds down his hand to take mine, I take it standing up, we then walk into the doctor’s room, leaving Lee and Abicus hovering in the waiting room.

“Liberty.” The doctor starts he’s raised to his feet, I hug him and he kisses my head.

“Always a pleasure to see you.” He says, he gives Pat a confused look. Yeah, not everyone is aware then. that’s good. His eyes go a bit wider when he realizes what Patrick is and he looks worried.

“Liberty.” The doctor starts.

“I want him in here,” I say truthfully. he looks at me torn but then nods.

“What can I do you for today?” He asks me, indicating the seat. I sit down and Patrick sits next to me.

“I took a pregnancy test yesterday and it was positive,” I say weakly.

“I did warn you, girls, that the birth control Destiny forced me to prescribe you all, was only effective if you remember to take it.” He informs me as if he’s trying to cover his own ass. I can tell he is.

“Yeah I get it, you’re not responsible for me forgetting to take it and refill the prescription after I got back to college,” I admit.

“you’ve been back over 2 months now haven’t you Liberty?” He questions looking at the date. he’s trying to ignore Pat, I can tell. He’s afraid of him.

“Yes,” I say truthfully.

“When did you stop taking your tablet?” He asks me.

“I took it regularly, maybe forgetting the odd few days before I broke up for summer, then I had my 5 weeks in the forest alone which I didn’t take it.” I start worried. he nods.

“Alright, when did you start being sexually active?” He starts.

“With Pat or in general?” I ask him.

“Um yes.” He says giving Pat another worried look.

“With Pat?” he asks me.

“once at the beginning of March,” I admit.

“Then April,” I say.

“But I was taking the tablet then,” I say seriously. The doctor looks at Patrick worriedly and then gives me a look as if to say get him to go.

“He’s aware, King Eugene and Grandma are both aware of him too. they are fine with our relationship and I am not hiding anything from him.” I say truthfully. he looks at me.

“You are aware he’s.” He started.

“An Amaris yes shes aware,” Pat says like he fully understands the problem the doctors having, he’s actually being really patient.

“Yes, A Amaris and a Rockstar.” The doctor says he kind of stutters what he’s saying.

“Yeah, but they both keep saying Pop,” I admit. the doctor shakes his head, he still gives me a worried look.

“If I am to take blood from Liberty, I.” The doctor starts. Pat actually looks insulted and I don’t blame him.

“Pat can stay in, he has full control, he’s not a danger to me at all,” I say seriously.

“He’s also aware my pregnancy can be 13 months long,” I say.

“If it will make you feel better I can wait outside when you take blood.” Pat starts. I shake my head at him no.

“But I would never harm Liberty or any of the Fae or Elves,” Patrick says firmly.

“It is up to Liberty.” The doctor starts.

“He stays,” I say firmly.

“As you wish.” The doctor says.

“Alright, can you go pee in this.” He says handing me a small pot, he gives Patrick a worried look but I nod and leave them in there together for a few seconds. I go into the small toilets and pee into the pot. then take my sample back, ignoring Lee and Abicus outside the door, who watch my movements to the toilet. when I go back in Patrick looks worried still and so does the doctor.

“thank you.” the doctor says as I hand him the pot, he takes it and goes to his sink in the corner of the room, he pulls out a few test strips and adds them to my urine. He waits a few seconds shakes the test and nods and then pours my urine down the sink and washes his hands.

“Alright, should we have a look then.” The doctor said, he looked at Pat.

“Alright, Liberty please can you lay on the bed.” He says walking to the bed, he pulls a paper roll over it, I go over.

“Alright, can you undo your jeans and pull up your top, so your stomach is.” He starts to explain, I do what he tells me and climb on the bed. Pat looks worried from his seat.

“you can come over.” the doctor says worriedly. Pat doesn’t need telling twice, he comes over and I take his hand. he looks at me a look on his face I wish I understood. he looks worried, but why?

“Liberty this may be cold.” the doctor warns.

he starts touching my still flat stomach, I see Pat look at him a look of pure amazement on his face, I try not to giggle as it feels like I am being tickled. I look at the doctor, his hands are glowing a strange amber color, I let out a giggle as he moves.

“Sorry it may tickle.” the doctor says. he is looking at my stomach, he seems to smile.

“well your not far enough along that you should mention to humans.” He says seriously.

“How far?” Patrick asks. the doctor still moves his hand, I giggle more, Pat smiles at me seeming to relax.

“I would estimate Liberty is at least 10 weeks.” He says seriously.

“Alright, so 11 months left?” I ask

“I would say 10 months and a few weeks. if you come back to me in 2 months time. I can then give you more of an update.” He says, he looks at me seriously. taking his hands away and walking to wash his hands.

“you may sort your clothes.” He tells me. I climb off the bed and redo my jeans up. Pat looks at me he’s smiling. that’s just made the baby more real to him I think, it defiantly has to me.

the doctor walks over to his computer.

“you’re aware I can’t write this right?” He checks.

“Yep,” I say,

“When you reach 8 months left I will but until then. it’s just your knowledge.” He says seriously.

“well, you can tell Fae and Elves.” He starts seriously.

“Okay,” I say.

“She has a gym session booked in Sunday, her exercise.” Pat starts worried.

“Who is your trainer Liberty?” The doctor asks me.

“Rion, he’s the one who made me take the test,” I say seriously.

“Just tell him, he will adapt his training for you throughout. but you can carry on all the way through, or until your uncomfortable.” The doctor says. I nod.

“Tomorow,” I mumble under my breath.

“Its actually good if you carry on being active.” The doctor says.

“Rockclimbing?” Patrick asks.

“Most Fae carry on that until they can’t any longer.” the doctor says calmly.

“Again I would mention it to the Birch I take it?” he says I nod.

“But there should be no issues.” The doctor says.

“Can you book an appointment for 2 months time. near the end of January beginning of February.” He says. I nod.

“Okay,” I say seriously.

“Any issues please ring and come straight back. but everything looks good.” He says. he pulls out a little calendar. he seems to work something out.

“I would estimate the beginning of October but that may change,” he tells me and Patrick.

“Is there anything that needs to be adapted to Libby’s diet?” Patrick asks.

“Libby will go off the food she can’t have, her body will naturally do it.” The doctor tells Pat.

“Her alcohol limit?” Patrick asks.

“3 glasses max.” The doctor says, he then grins.

“Watch the sugar intake though. no more than a small bag a day.” He says.

“Okay,” Patrick says.

“Is there anything else?” Patrick asks. the doctor seems to think.

“Any issues come straight, back even if they are small things, like heartburn or such. I can prescribe things to help.” The doctor says seriously. I nod.

“but again Libby should naturally know what she wants.” The doctor says.

“thank you,” Patrick says, holding out his hand for a handshake. the doctor looks torn but then shakes it.

“Oh and no drinking from her, until at least a few weeks after the babies born.” the doctor says.

“I wasn’t planning to,” Patrick says deadly serious as if he wasn’t insulted.

“I will come out and help you book in.” The doctor says, he looks at something.

“I should get a blood sample from you Liberty.” He says seriously.

“Really?” I ask worriedly.

“I should but I can’t,” he mumbles worried.

“we haven’t got an Elf currently on the staff who can run it.” He admits.

“I’ll have to take it next appointment and have it sent to Ireland.” He says. I nod understanding trying not to show how relieved I am.

“Alright, I will come to help you book.” The doctor says. he hands me a prescription. I look at it confused.

“One a day,” he tells me.

“Okay but whats the antibiotics for?” I ask confused.

“Small urine infection, you need to drink more water.” He says seriously.

“The vitamins?” Patrick asks worriedly.

“That will help everything in general but Libby being on a vegan diet, she always should be. I constantly tell the Fae they need to take vitamins none listen to me.” The doctor says seriously.

“the one I’ve given is safe during pregnancy, but it won’t flag anyone who sees the prescription that she’s pregnant.” The doctor says to Pat. he nods. we then get shown out of the office. Abicus and Lee are stood there watching the door. The doctor looks worried again, but he walks past them to the desk.

“Ah, Harriet can you please book Miss Smith in for 2 months time.” The doctor says seriously.

“Of course.” She says, she stares at Patrick with almost hero worship.

I get booked in for valentines day in the end. I don’t say anything neither does Pat, but he writes it down in a notebook. so does Abicus.

“Alright then, I shall see you then Liberty but if any issues please ring and book an appointment.” He tells me I nod, I say my goodbyes, then we all leave into the waiting Limo, Abicus holding the doors open.

when we are driving back to the hotel I look worriedly at Patrick, he has just told Abicus and Lee what happened and got Lee to stop at a pharmacy to get my vitamins and antibiotics.

He squeezes my hand he’s got a smile on his face, I can’t help but smile feeling better about it straight away. he’s excited. I should be too.

“And Libby is not allowed more than one bag of sugar a day,” Patrick says.

“Does that mean in general including her candy or just a bag?” Lee asks. I stick my tongue out at Lee, I can’t help it. he laughs.

“In general,” Pat says with a grin, he squeezes my hand.

“but if I crave sugar?” I say sweetly.

“Then you’ll have to learn to limit yourself,” Patrick says with a smile at me.

“You never asked him.” I start going to tease him but the words freeze in my mouth.

“you did?” I ask him taken aback.

“Ask him if it was safe to have sex still?” Patrick asks laughing.

“Yes?” I say as a question.

“when you were in the toilet. was my first question. I wanted to see him squirm about something other than what I was.” Patrick says he kisses me.

“Sex can carry on as long as you are comfortable,” he says kissing me.

“Just not in the limo with company,” Abicus says loudly. Patrick stops kissing me but he’s smiling.

“So,” Lee says,

“So?” Patrick says looking at him.

“They accepted the offer on the house. if all goes right you should be in by a few weeks time.” Lee says.

“Its a bit longer every morning to get Liberty to campus,” Lee says.

“That sounds fine,” I say seriously.

“October,” I say worried thinking about it.

“October will be fine Libby,” Patrick says.

“Baby I can compel if I need to.” He tells me. I don’t know what to say to him. I find myself putting my hand on my tummy though, I won’t feel anything for a long time, but inside me right now is mine and Patrick’s baby. my baby. I have to smile, even though I’m scared and I don’t think I’m ready. I will love him or her, I can see that Pat will too. He smiles at me.

“I love you,” Pat tells me.

“I love you too,” I tell him.

Going into the gym with Patrick on Sunday I have to smile, Art left yesterday morning with Helena and Decius but he said he would be back by the weekend. Helena even asked me if I wanted to come to look at Dresses with her, I had said yes. I felt honored she wanted to include me in her big day. I looked at Rion, he was helping a werewolf with his weights. It was close to the full moon. So he was pushing it way too far. I went over.

“Afternoon Liberty,” Rion says, he looks at the clock.

“give me 5 minutes and I will be over, go start with your warm up.” He tells me.

“Okay, but can we talk about what you gave me.” I start worried.

“I didn’t mean to insult you,” he says handing the werewolf another weight.

“Have you ever known me to be insulted?” I ask confused.

“Nope.” He says handing the wolf another weight.

“Well, you were right,” I say. He actually drops the weight thankfully just missing his foot and my own and the werewolves.

“Careful Man.” The werewolf says.

“Alright Liberty, give me 5 minutes then come to my office.” He says.

“Okay,” I say, I walk over to Patrick.

“that went well.” Patrick laughs.

“He missed his foot.” I shrug, Patrick pulls me to him and kisses me. I do a few stretches once we finish. Patrick does the same stretches, Abicus Lee, Dan and Todd all go to the weights.

“Sorry about that Princess,” Rion says coming over.

“No biggy,” I say, rolling my eyes at being called princess.

“Alright my office.” He says. I quickly Peck Pats cheek.

“See you in a bit,” I tell him. I follow Rion to his office, it’s just a really tiny cupboard with scales in that messages hight and weight. He points at it.

“Really?” I ask him.

“were you weighed?” He questions me.

“Nope,” I say.

“When did you last weigh yourself?” He asks me.

“when you did it last,” I say seriously.

“when you came back to college.” He says. I nod.

“Alright and how far.” He says

“Roughly 10 months,” I say seriously.

“Alright, so we want you to at least be able to get back to the weight you are now after.” He says.

“Yeah,” I say not sure what’s going on.

“then on the scales.” He says I listen to him, he comes over as it prints of my information.

“you’ve shrunk,” he tells me.

“that’s impossible.” I laugh.

“then stand up straighter.” He tells me.

“So I will still have you hanging from the bar, just no stomach crunches.” He says seriously.

“We will spend today writing your plan for the next 5 months.” He says. I nod.

“I want to swap out one of your gym sessions with swimming and cancel one.” He says. I nod.

“Do what you think is right,” I tell him.

“You need to cut down your sugar.” He starts.

“Pats beat you too that one,” I tell him.

“And alcohol,” he says.

“Again Pats beat you to that,” I tell him. he laughs.

“Congratulations.” He says.

“Thank you,” I say and I do mean that I don’t want to get excited yet, but I actually am starting to get excited and not worry about how much is going to change.

“Alright, so one day a week in here for your session, one-day swimming and the 3rd session canceled.” He says. I nod, sounds fair.

“Sounds good,” I say seriously.

“Alright, well this is your routine currently.” He says pulling out my routine. I watch him. He takes it to his photocopier and copies it.

“I will keep the original for next year.” He says. I nod.

“Alright, these exercises are a no at all.” He says crossing two out. I watch him as he calms down my routine.

“So have you told your parents?” He asks me.

“I’m going to go home with Art, next weekend to tell them,” I say truthfully.

“Sounds amazing,” He says.

“Yeah, I have Thanksgiving off anyway, so it’s not like I need to fear missing class,” I tell him.

“I’m sure they will be happy for you.” He says seriously.

“Yeah, I know,” I say seriously.

“I will add a few different exercises in,” Rion says calmly.

“Thankyou Rion,” I say,

“I will run you through the routine when I’m done, you’re not getting out of today’s session.” He says. I smile.

“Did expect to,” I say seriously.

“You’ve lost weight.” He says seriously.

“Yeah,” I say.

“We need you to not to loose gaining is fine, but not to excessive.” He starts. I nod.

“Alright, so this is the new plan.” He says he hands me my new routine.

“So still chin ups but no leg ups,” I say looking at it.

“Yep.” He says.

“And again congratulations to you both, you will have to tell Flint.” He says.

“I will, but how did you know?” I ask.

“Flint, he said what you wanted to eat was interesting.” He says.

“it wasn’t that odd for me,” I say confused.

“It wasn’t but how little of it you ate once you had it,” Rion tells me.

“Wasnt even the day of the meal I gave you the test. sorry about how I gave it to you. I didn’t want them to notice it. I thought that hiding it in a sports bra packet was the best option.

“Do they fit?” He asks me.

“Yeah, they fit,” I mumble.

“good.” He says. he stands up and walks to the door, he takes me straight over to the bar.

“Warm up then I want 25 chin-ups.” He says.

“Yeah yeah alright,” I say. he smiles. That’s when I know Nothings actually going to change for a while, I have to smile.

“Libby,” Patrick whispers in my ear, its Friday already and we are out clubbing, even though I know he has a lot he should be doing. So do I. He had a meeting with Ace today and has to go back Monday, but I have a few days off for Thanksgiving, so I have decided to go back this year, even though I had told Destiny I wasn’t going. I had texted her to tell her I was, she was cross with me as she was visiting Aimee which is why she even had her phone on her. she thought I wasn’t coming. It was just typical. So I wouldn’t see her, I wanted to see her. I might see if I can convince Eban to go torture her and take me with him a few days. I want to tell Destiny in person.

“Libby,” Patrick says in my ear again as I move on the dance floor with him, he’s holding my waist, from behind, I turn my head to face him, carrying on dancing.

“Should we get going?” He asks me.

“If you want to Pat,” I say seriously, he takes my hand and pulls me down the hallway towards the men’s room. I laugh,

“Pat one day you’ll leave by the actual exit and not the fire escape.” I laugh. We get into the hallways and he really gently pushes me against the wall, I wrap my arms around his neck. he kisses me and I kiss him back.

“I love you.” He says kissing my head I’m breathless from that kiss.

“I love you too, can we kiss like that some more?” I ask, really turned on. he laughs, he takes my hand and opens the fire escape. Lee and Abicus right on top of us, Todd stood outside looking bored and Dan blocking the men’s toilet.

Pat gently kisses me again, then helps me into the waiting Limo, I go laughing.

“That much in a rush to go home?” I ask him laughing.

“No, I’m hungry.” He says.

“You hungry?” He checks.

“I can eat something small,” I admit.

“Good.” He says with a smile.

“Pat, what’s going on?” I ask.

“Just showing you how much I love you.” He says.

“I love you,” I say laughing, he does up my seatbelt and I laugh.

“Hey you need a belt too,” I say, he kisses me and does his belt so he's next to me, he wraps his arm around my shoulder and I rest my head on his shoulder.

Abicus and Dan climb in the limo with us, Todd takes the front seat and Lee doesn’t join us, they shut the door.

“We forgot Lee,” I say.

“He’s going to meet us there, he’s got a few things he wants to sort out,” Pat says.

“Blood?” I ask.

“No, we have all ate.” He says.

“I can kind of tell your buzzed.” I laugh, I kiss him, he smiles through the kiss and I’m giggling by the middle and can’t kiss because I’m giggling so much.

“Where are we going to eat?” I ask. Pat says the restaurant we went to our second meeting.

“Sounds amazing Pat,” I say and it does.

“so how was your meeting with Ace?” I ask him interested.

“He loves 18 of my songs for this album, he says I have an album already. We’ve thrown on one Christmas type song and he says it will be a number 1.” Pat tells me with a smile.

“Oh, whats the Christmas one like?” I ask interested.

“Hold on Abicus has it recorded,” Pat says, Abicas hands him his phone, Abicus leans back and yawns.

“you tired?” I ask him.

“No, I’m fine,” Abicus says calmly.

“Are you sure?” I ask.

“Yes, I’m sure,” Abicus says seriously.

“Just a long day.” He says.

“we could go back to the hotel.” I start.

“No, I’m hungry too.” Abicus says calmly.

“you sure?” I ask.

“I’m positive Liberty,” Abicus says.

“Are you sure, you haven’t really had a break in a while?” Pat checks with Abicus.

“I’m sure, Dans going to go with Liberty to her parents for a few days. Todds going to take my place, Lee and I are going to have breaks on and off, we also have to see about the two new guards.” Abicus says seriously.

“You’re not sleeping through the night as you keep having to ring other time zones,” I say realizing why he’s tired.

“Yes but it is almost all sorted, I just needed to be careful who I hired. I went for a young female guard called Chloé, she went to an Amaris school in France, but graduated 4 years ago. shes 2 years older than yourself Liberty but comes highly recommended.” Abicus says calmly.

“Sounds amazing, we are going to be friends,” I say with a grin knowing it to be true.

“Why is she changing charge already?” Pat asks worriedly.

“Her charge is prince Frédéric and he is rather difficult for a female.” Abicus starts.

“I am fully aware of how difficult Frédéric is the same difficultness as his father. its a shame he was the next in line. Pascal was an amazing King. it is such a shame to see his family name already being tarnished.” Patrick sighs.

“She requested a change to a female but her charge is from a powerful family. so whoever she took would have been a downgrade, but when I put in my request for the two new. She came up as a potential, so I rung her personally and she was more than willing to join the team.” Abicus starts.

“You explained it wasn’t me she would be guarding?” Patrick checked.

“I explained to her she would be being assigned to a college student and would be joining in her class,” Abicus says.

“Wait what?” I ask.

“She said yes the moment I said her,” Abicus admits.

“You’ve already said baby you’re going to be friends. with you pregnant. please, you knew I was going to get more protective.” Pat says.

“Pat I can make a hurricane at the wave.” I start.

“Yes, but can you explain to humans where the hurricane came from and clean up evidence?” Patrick asks me.

“I can ring an elf,” I grumble.

“Just until after you have the baby, then we can talk about it again,” Patrick says.

“Does she know I’m pregnant?” I ask confused.

“No,” Abicus admits.

“so she’s taking the cut from a princes guard to a kings gf?” I say not seeing how that’s a good thing for her.” I hold my head as I get brain freeze.

“You alright?” Patrick asks worried as hell.

“Yeah, a vision I couldn’t look at, why it actually came to my head I don’t know.” I moan.

“That usual?” Pat asks me worried.

“No, but I know why I got the headache, its nothing to worry about,” I assure him.

“Alright, we are here,” Patrick says worried looking out the window. I gently kiss him,

“I’m fine Pat. sometimes the visions might make me puke or not be nice but its normal.” I tell him truthfully.

“That just worries me more baby,” Pat says. Abicus climbs out and holds the door open. Dan and Todd get out the other side of the limo. Patrick leans and unplugs me.

“I promise you if you do not like her she is gone.” He tells me.

“but I will like her,” I say seriously.

“Good, then she will stay,” Pat says seriously.

“How do you expect me to do my teaching training with a bodyguard?” I ask him.

“Abicus will sort it all.” He says. He climbs out the car, he holds his hand back in for me. I take his hand and climb out the limo. I look at the restaurant, that we technically had our first date in. we walk in, we get shown to the table we had our first meal at. I smile as Patrick tucks me in like he always seems to do. but like he did that day here.

“I love you,” Patrick says.

“That first time I brought you here, I lusted after you Liberty. I didn’t know why I wanted to be with you as much as I did. it made no sense to me.” Patrick says. He holds my hand I look at him.

“I never knew that day, how just a few months later, I would be looking at you and be so in love,” Patrick says, I can’t help but smile. Are meals get put in front of us, I hadn’t even seen Patrick order, I look at the meal we had here our first time, as another waiter filled our wine glasses.

“Are you trying to redo our first date?” I ask him with a grin.

“Yes, I want you to know how much I love you and How I will always remember our first date. everything.” Patrick says.

“But I still can’t remember our first night.” I point out teasingly, I take a sip of the wine, it’s amazing.

“No, but I think that was the amount you drunk on top of my charm.” He says with a wink, a quick look at the humans around. I smile. he touches my lip with his thumb, I find myself licking my bottom lip when he has stopped, he picks up his fork. I pick up mine, I take a mouthful of my wild mushroom crepes. they are delicious still. we chat throughout our meal, about his plans for whilst I’m away. when I put my fork down and have finished he smiles at me, he’s defiantly on something tonight, but it seems to be happiness and excitement. It's infectious, every time I see his grin I have to return it.

“Vegetarian?” Patrick asks me with a grin.

“Vegan,” I say laughing.

“Treehugger?” He asks me laughing.

“that’s my sister,” I tell him laughing.

“Your such a wild child.” He says laughing.

“is that a bad thing?” I ask him with a smile.

“No your my wild child.” He says I grin at him. He goes down on his knee in front of me what?!

“Liberty Fae Smith I love you so much my little wild child will you do me the honor of becoming my wife?” He asks me, he opens a ring box. I look at his face not the ring, the rings the least important thing right now. I kiss him, he kisses me back, somehow I’m sat on his lap. when he breaks apart from my lips, my lips are bruised and I’m out of breath, he kisses me again his tongue slipping in my mouth. all thoughts of us being in public gone. when he breaks apart he’s smiling.

“I take it that’s a yes?” He says with a huge grin.

“Yes,” I say.

“So Yes it’s a Yes?” He asks me with a huge grin.

“Yes,” I say smiling at him.

“Yes, you will marry me?” He asks me smiling.

“Yes, Patrick,” I say. he kisses me again, then helps me stand and stands up himself.

“Do you want dessert?” He asks me. I laugh I can't help it.

“Really?” I ask him laughing.

“good we are on the same page.” He says he, takes my hand and we walk straight out the restaurant and into the waiting Limo. when in there he kisses me and does my seatbelt up, I kiss him back.

“I love you,” I tell him.

“Oh, baby I love you.” He tells me.

The front door opens and Abicus climbs, in the next thing we are driving away.

“I have a lot to tell my parents this weekend. are you able to come.” I start.

“I would if I could.” He says kissing my hand.

“Okay,” I say I look at the ring he's slid on my finger, It's amazing. Its a Celtic knot band with topaz and Sapphire interwind and a butterfly made out of small diamonds and topaz and sapphire. I feel the gentle hum of magic then.

“Where did you get the ring?” I ask him taken aback.

“Art and Maverick made it for you,” Patrick admits.

“they knew?” I ask him having to smile.

“I went to ask your mother and fathers blessing before I proposed.” He admits.

“When?” I ask him confused when did he have enough time.

“On my way back from court.” He admits.

“Before we knew I was pregnant?” I ask him with a smile.

“Yes baby, before then. I was hoping we could have a yule or Imbolic wedding.” He says to me.

“This Yule?” I ask in amazement.

“is that too fast?” He asks me worried. I shake my head.

“No,” I say.

“No, you do not want to?” He asks me so worried.

“No, Yes I want to. No, it's not to fast, even though its fast.” I say.

“I want you to be my wife now and forever Liberty for as long as we both shall live,” Patrick says to me.

“I want you to be my wife before the baby.” He says seriously.

“If we get married at Yule are baby will look like a honeymoon baby,” I say.

“I know, but the baby will as well from a February wedding.” He tells me.

“I will marry you now or whenever you are ready,” Pat says.

“But now I can call you my fiancee and soon my wife,” Patrick says.

“I love you.” He says he kisses me. I kiss him back, wishing I could undo my seatbelt and kiss him how I want to. The Limo door is opened then.

“Thank you Lee,” Patrick says, he unplugs me, he then climbs out of the limo, I take his hand.

“I love you.” He says he threads his fingers in my hand with the engagement ring on. he then takes my hand to his mouth and kisses my hand gently.

“I love you so much Liberty Fae Smith,” Patrick says smiling at me.

“I love you too Patrick William Aero with all my heart,” I tell him. he kisses me and I kiss him back, he then sweeps me off my feet.

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