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Elisa Maza ([personal profile] reluctant_gargoyle) wrote2007-05-11 11:39 pm
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This takes place several months ago, back during the time I was still traveling around all corners of globe on the skiff from Avalon.  Goliath, Angela, Bronx, and I had ended up in Paris, where we'd encountered Demona, MacBeth, and Thailog.  By and large, it was a pretty complicated little affair, with Demona, in her human indentity of Dominque Destine marrying MacBeth (who himself used the alias Lennox MacDuff) in order to keep him prisoner forever, keeping her immortality, and therefor gaining access to his fortune.  Demona had also met Thailog somewhere along the way and, in a rather screwed up relationship, taken him as her new mate.  And during the whole mess, Thailog was planning on betraying her, tricking her into killing MacBeth so he could have all the money.

We stopped all of this, and in the process, made something of an ally out of MacBeth.  Too close to dawn to try and return to Avalon, Goliath had asked me to go glidiing over the city with him.  Angela, shocked by the revelation that Demona was her mother, had already said she'd wanted time alone with her thoughts, and while I was slightly worried...  Well, it was Paris with Goliath.  If that made me a little selfish, so be it.

We landed on the roof of a small building and stood there, gazing at the city.   Though Goliath and I had been a 'couple' for several months now, it was still something of a strange relationship.  Both of us deeply in love, sometimes with no problems expressing it, sometimes more hesitant.  And right at the moment, Goliath seemed, if anything, somehow distracted...  So I took some iniative, slipping my arm through his, and then, tenatively, snaking my tail around his.

He looked at me and smiled.  "Have I told you lately," he said, "how much I love you?"

"Well, you have, but I don't mind hearing it again."

He turned to face me, one hand on my shoulder, the other stroking my hair.  "You complete me in a way I had grown to think was lost, impossible.  With your friendship and love, life truly became worth living again and the nights did not seem so dark, so lonely, when I had you to share them with."

Goliath had told me these things before, but now, now there seemed to be something else, something more behind his words.  "Flatterer," I said.

He seemed to hesitate, as though unsure of what he wanted to say.  "Goliath.  What's on your mind?"

"Seeing Demona and Thailog together...  I am uncertain of what to make of it."

"Look, Big Guy, you loved her once.  And seeing her with someone who, in some strange way, is kinda you, well, frankly, I'd be more concerned if it didn't confuse you."

"I do not deserve you..."

"Don't say that.  I'm way lucky to have you," I said.  "You've been... amazing.  Being okay with taking things slow, standing by me through everything...  Forgiving me for being ashamed of my feelings for so long..."

"We are both fortunate, you and I.  Elisa, my love... "

He took a deep breath, steadying himself.  I waited to hear what he had to say, half guessing, half uncertain, half afraid--and yes, I know that's too many halves.

"I cannot imagine a world without in it it.  I treasure every moment we spend together.  Only one thing could make me happier..."

He took my hands in his.  "I do not know what the future will hold.  Even with the other Clans we have discovered, it is still an uncertain world for Gargoyles.  A dangerous one even.  But I do know that after having drank from the cup of true love, I cannot face it alone again.  I need you by my side and in my heart.  Elisa, let us be one, now and forever.  Let us be mates  I know I have little to truly offer you in this world, except for my love.  I hope that is enough."

My mouth fell open in surprise.  We'd been together for months; I should have expected it sooner or later, but it still caught me flat-footed.  I'd made my peace with my feelings, with being a Gargoyle for the rest of my life, but this?  It seemed to sudden, so...


Every little girl dreams of finding the right guy.  And I knew I had.  And somehow?  The fact that this wasn't a tradition proposal, no ring, no 'marry me'...  It was all the more romantic.  Maybe some of it's just semantics, but this was one more part of another world, reaching out to embrace me.   It was the final step, the full admission of our love.

"I wouldn't have it any other way," I said, when I recovered my ability to speak, my eyes wet with tears of happiness.  "And never, never doubt that I need anything more than you.  I...  Oh, Goliath..."

He pulled me close, wrapping his wings around my body and held me.  I pulled him into a kiss and that's where we were, still locked in an embrace, when the sun rose.

My mate, my husband, my companion, my partner, my lover...  Whatever you want to call him, I am grateful for Goliath and the joy I get from sharing my life with him.

[identity profile] 2007-05-12 05:08 am (UTC)(link)
The Jacks --both of them, seventeenth-century and modern, in each other's company -- have out their pocket-handkerchiefs, because they're just a bit teary eyed.
"That's such a lovely account, Elisa." says 17th-century Jack.

"Quite." says modern Jack. "You've a fine family in general, really."

[identity profile] 2007-05-12 03:29 pm (UTC)(link)
"Thanks, Jack. Both of you. And you're right. I've been lucky to be a part of such a great family."

[identity profile] 2007-05-12 06:55 am (UTC)(link)
Surprise hug! "That's so romantic, Elisa."

[identity profile] 2007-05-12 03:24 pm (UTC)(link)
"Well, somebody's feeling better!" Elisa says with a smile. "But thanks, Faye."

[identity profile] 2007-05-12 04:14 pm (UTC)(link)
"They let me out, finally. Have to take it easy for a while, though."

[identity profile] 2007-05-12 08:17 pm (UTC)(link)
"I wouldn't expect anything less. But speaking of getting out... Harley's asked if we'd go shopping with her. Nexus, I presume, since I'm invited. Says she's got news."

[identity profile] 2007-05-12 08:24 pm (UTC)(link)
"Really? I assume I can tag along."

[identity profile] 2007-05-12 08:27 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yeah, when I said we, I meant you and me. Wonder what she's got to tell us though? Sounded like good news."

[identity profile] 2007-05-12 08:30 pm (UTC)(link)
"Ah heh. I knew that. We'll have to go and find out."

[identity profile] 2007-05-12 08:42 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yeah, definitely. Looking forward to hearing her news, but frankly... I'm looking forward to doing some shopping. Been a long time since I've done that."

[identity profile] 2007-05-12 08:14 am (UTC)(link)
That's truly lovely, Elisa. Many men hope and struggle for just the right words to say to their loved ones, and it sounds as though Goliath has found those words for you.

[identity profile] 2007-05-12 03:28 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yeah, he did. Though frankly, with that voice, Goliath could recite the phone book and I'd probably call them the right words."

[identity profile] 2007-05-13 04:10 am (UTC)(link)
You have a weakness for a rich male voice, as well? I say the same about my husband.

((Keith David voicework FTW!!))

[identity profile] 2007-05-13 05:36 pm (UTC)(link)
"Oh yeah. Big time weakness there."

((Oh yes. Totally awesome voicework!))

[identity profile] 2007-05-14 03:42 am (UTC)(link)
It's a good weakness to have, I think.

((He narrates City Confidential nowadays, that's on A&E or one of those cable channels. Him and Bill Kurtis have the bestest voices on TV.))

[identity profile] 2007-05-14 03:50 am (UTC)(link)
"Yeah, definitely."

((...You know, I thought I'd heard a familiar voice on A&E a time or two. Now it adds up. Also, my inner Transformers geek wants to add Peter Cullen to that list.))

[identity profile] 2007-05-14 04:36 am (UTC)(link)
Oftentimes, I work at prompting him to say certain things so I can hear them in his voice.

((I recognized his voice right away; I pretty much squeed in real life because his voice is very warm and rich so me likee. Also, tomorrow I may have to watch my Matrix trilogy to hear the Smith voice again. I am such a perv for that voice.))

[identity profile] 2007-05-17 01:37 am (UTC)(link)
((If I may interject, that icon is absolutely hilarious.

That is all. Carry on, citizens.))

[identity profile] 2007-05-17 04:35 am (UTC)(link)
((I like it too! [ profile] victormakesart suggested the phrase, and it fits so well with his expression there.))

[identity profile] 2007-05-17 01:42 am (UTC)(link)
Gargoyle Kakyoin: *Having not eaten any Jellybeans recently, GargKakyoin is back to his only slightly LOLed self. He's even got an appropriate shit eating grin.* Well, hi, Elisa! Man, you're so lucky to have true love, et cetera, et cetera. I'll bet you're really enjoying your active sex life right about now, too.

Incidentally, I had no idea you were such an advocate of same sex marriages. *This would be GargKakyoin speaking to Elisa from five feet away, in case he has to metaphorically get in the car.*

[identity profile] 2007-05-17 02:52 am (UTC)(link)
This? Is Elisa being not amused.

"You're a real jerk sometimes, you know that?"

[identity profile] 2007-05-17 03:39 am (UTC)(link)
Gargoyle Kakyoin: What's the matter? I thought it wasn't that big a deal? If I recall correctly, at least he didn't turn into a human issue. Something you were saying about maintenance...?

Ah, Elisa, you're making me blush!

[identity profile] 2007-05-17 03:44 am (UTC)(link)
"Uh-huh. How's about we lay off the pranks for a while, huh?"

[identity profile] 2007-05-17 04:05 am (UTC)(link)
Gargoyle Kakyoin: Fine. I've been meaning to get back at the Nexus anyway, so I guess maybe I ought to lay off you guys.

While we're on that subject, you got any ideas? I'm completely tapped and I don't know how to make a LOL appear. Maybe the old 'hey look, free food.' trick'll work.

[identity profile] 2007-05-17 11:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Elisa shrugs. "It usually does."