My Fabulous Killjoys - Part 51

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My Fabulous Killjoys - Part 51

Her smile glowed as her and the other chatted happily, and she gave her opinions about the way that Kick Looked.
Kick looked amazing, and I knew that Ghoul would be happy with it, and honestly I couldn’t wait until tonight was over with so I could get all the details.
However, though Kick was the center point of this Gathering, Stain was the one in my sights. I couldn’t help but stare at her continuously. She was so beautiful, and so bubbly, but I could tell that there was something bugging her. I knew it.
“Stain?” I asked.
While everyone was talking with Kick and being stupid, Stain had slipped out of the room and into the hall without anyone noticing. Well, almost everyone.
She turned to me and smiled, trying her best to remove all signs of anxiety from her face. She did a pretty good job at it too - she always did.
“Hey Poison. What’s up? Why you out here?” She asked. I took a step towards her and placed my hand on her back, leaning down to give her a kiss on the cheek.
“I could ask you the same thing.” I said. I tried to read her expression through her eyes, but she knew I was fishing, and she guarded herself.
“I uh… I was getting hot in there, I needed something to drink.”
“I could have gotten you something.” I offered. She tilted her head and narrowed her eyes at me slightly, a sign of irritation for her, I knew.
“Oh no… You seemed pretty occupied.”
“What’s that supposed to mean?”
“Oh, Poison, don’t give me that. I know all about your feelings for Kick!”
I stood there puzzled for a moment, trying to get the point of humor she would let leak past, but there was none. She was serious.
“Uh, maybe because I told you about how we felt about each other?”
“No… Poison, I know you still have feelings for her. I know you still love her.” She said. I furrowed my brows at her in surprise.
“What?! That’s crazy!”
“Is it? Poison, I’m not blaming you. She’s perfect! She’s pretty, and smart, and tough, and everything you could ever want! And I’m-? Me. I just wish you would stop playing games - if you want her, then just tell me, so I wont be so… attached.”
I couldn’t believe what she was saying. It was so surprising, I had no idea how to respond. She knew about me and Kick, and she had said before that it was perfectly normal that I would have feelings for her for a while. But I loved Stain - I’d told her that! She was the whole reason I’d broken up with Kick in the first place, because no matter what, no matter whether I loved Kick or not, I would always be IN love with Stain.
“Stain - what are you talking about?”
“Poison, I saw the way you looked at her! I saw the way you… Talk to each other… I see it. Stop treating me like I don’t!”
She went to turn away from me but I grabbed her by the wrist and held her in place.
“STain, she is my friend. That’s all! And what’s more, she’s getting ready to possibly get engaged to my best friend! I mean, think about it Stain, why would I be with you if I wanted her? You know I’m not that type of guy.”
“I don’t know, Poison, but if you wanted me… You’d… You’d…”
“What? I’d what?”
“You’d take our relationship to the next level!”
Again, with the not knowing what to say.
“What?”
“I mean… Ghoul’s going on a date with Kick, making it official, Jet is going out with Ink, and Kobra and Kiss are at least starting to openly look at each other without blushing. Not to mention the fact that Dee and Trip are pretty much the perfect couple. But with you and me? We’re just us. We’re not going anywhere! While everyone else is advancing, we’re just… Not.”
“And you think it’s because I don’t want to?”
“I understand! I mean, I’m not really the type of girl guys wanna marry. I’m fun to be around and cute to look at , but I don’t have that hot of a personality - I tend to annoy people. And I get that. I really do. But, I think I’m at the point in my life that I need advancement, and if there isn’t going to be any, then I think we should just call it quits.”
It’s the weirdest feeling when you’re brain freezes, and it doesn’t seem like there’s any way that you could get it going again. This was one of those feelings.
As I stared at the beautiful girl in front of me, it was like my mind had just given out, my tongue turning to lead in my mouth, prohibiting me from saying anything.
“Are you giving me an ultimatum?” I asked. She averted her eyes before she answered.
“I guess you could put it that way, yeah. And I’m sorry. It’s not right for me to spring this on you like this, but I think that the quicker we get things said the quicker we can get them done.”
“Yeah… Well I guess we’re just gonna have to get married, then.”
“I completely understand, I do, and I don’t want you to feel bad -” She started, as she turned away for a minute before she whirled back around, her eyes the size of the moon as she looked at me in astonishment. “Wait, what did you say?”
“If those are my options, I’ve picked one. Because - no matter how amazing she is - I don’t want Kick. I don’t want anyone else for that matter. I want you. And you’re right, it’s not right of me to expect you to be okay with a relationship that’s dead in the water, so I’m breathing some life into it. Clarity Stain, I love you with every fiber of my being, and I want nothing more then to be your husband for the rest of my life, as long as you promise to be my wife.”
I was impressed and proud of myself for getting those words out with not stumbling nor messing up in any other way. And I got the feeling by the way that she stared at me that she was too. Her mouth hung slightly open as she blinked repeatedly, as if the words were to disappear from in front of her eyes. As if I wouldn’t really be standing in front of her, saying those words. But I was. And I wasn’t going anywhere.
“really?”
Her expression softened as a smiled pulled on her lips and she turned to me. I nodded.
“Really, really.” I said with a grin as she looked at me for a minute before turning away to look at the ground. “You sound so surprised.”
She scoffed and shook her head.
“NO… I mean, yeah, I am. I mean - I honestly thought that you were going to break up with me.”
“Why would you think that?”
“I don’t know… Maybe… I don’t know.”
“So are you happy? I mean - with this whole thing? With me and you?” I asked. The way she wouldn’t look at me was getting me worried, so I took a step towards her and placed my finger beneath her chin and tilted her head to look at me.
“Yeah. Why wouldn’t I be?”
“I don’t know… You seem - Like you’re not really into me profession my undying love to you.” I said with a chuckle. She looked at me for a minute before she began to giggle along with me.
“I love you Poison.” She said, and gave me a smile. I smiled at her too, and leaned down, placing my chin on top of her head and pulling her into me. I wrapped my arms around her, and couldn’t help but realize how unbelievably right it felt to have her in my arms.

“I think we’ve got it, how about you?”
The words pulled me from walking past the small courtyard that sat in the back of the old hotel with the empty pool in it and I peaked out the open door to see Dee and Ghoul standing just out the door, looking at strings of lights that draped across the open space beautifully. It made it look magical, and unbelievably romantic.
“Yeah, I think it looks good. You?”
Ghoul asked Dee, turning to look at him. Dee looked at him in return, and I smiled at the way he had that ‘are you stupid?’ look on his face.
“I just told you I did. Where are you?” He asked, and Ghoul chuckled.
I stepped up behind the two of them and spoke, turning their attention to me from the romantic escapade in front of them.
“Dee, you never did anything like this when you asked me to marry you.” I said. I noticed Ghoul’s face turn pale as he saw it was me, and Dee’s expression obviously fell.
“Trip.” He greeted me.
“Boy, don’t seem to excited to see me there boys, I might die from the love.” I said with a chuckle as I walked up and stood between the two of them. I saw Ghoul looking at me warily out of the corner of my eye, but I ignored his concern and proceeded to talk to my husband.
“YOu don’t think that this will drain too much of our power?” I asked and he shook his head after a moment’s hesitation.
“No, we got it rerouted to a back up generator to the back up generator - we should be good.” he said.
I smiled out at their work, part of the smile being from the beauty, part of it being from their reactions.
It really as beautiful.
There, deep in the middle of the empty pool, They had set up a table with two chairs, with candles in the middle just waiting to be lit.
Then there were the lights- old decoration lights that they had found in one of the storage closets - they glowed with a snowy essence, a beauty so crisp, yet warm and lovely. They had run them along the sides of the abandoned pool about half way down and then had lifted them up to meet and then wrap around the four posts that they had set up around the table, so that the pool and dining table was illuminated, basking in the sunny radiance of the hundreds of tiny bulbs.
“This is really… Just perfect. Beautiful.” I turned to Ghoul before finishing. “Good job. I didn’t know you were a romantic.”
He flashed me a mischievous grin.
“More then you’ll ever know.” He said, giving me a wink. My eyes widened in surprise at his gesture, and his expression changed quickly as he sensed my emotion. He raised his eyebrow up and then down quickly before he turned and started talking to Dee, walked up towards the edge of the decorated pool.
“So you think she’ll like it?”
Dee nodded and walked up to stand by him.
“Absolutely. I mean, as long as she can get out of it. Heck, who knows if you will even be able to get out.” He said with a suppressed grin. Ghoul tilted his head at him and narrowed his eyes, showing his teeth in a forced smile.
“Hilarious, Dee.”
“I thought so.” he replied.
I stood there for a moment, just watching them banter back and forth and couldn’t help but smile. They got along really well. And Dee always was a good judge of character. Maybe he wasn’t bad after all. At least not as bad as I was thinking.
“Hey, uh… Dee?” I spoke up. They both turned to me and I smiled.
“Yeah?”
“Do you think you could grab the three of us a drink real quick? I’d like a chance to talk to Ghoul alone.”
Apprehension instantly came over Ghoul’s face and as Dee agreed and turned to him, his eyes pleaded with him not to leave the two of us alone. However, Dee disregarded the request and continued on out, leaning down to give me a small peck on the lips before he walked on past and out of the outside yard.
“Be nice.” He ordered, and I gave him a wink of an answer. He smiled at me, gave one last look at Ghoul, and then was gone.
Ghoul’s eyes were plastered on the ground for the first few seconds, and when he did finally look up at me, he had little expression besides worry, and he ran his hand threw his hair, giving me a smile that consisted of his lips pressing into a thin, nervous line. I tilted my head, tucking my hair behind my ear and smiling at him.
“You don’t have to be so nervous, you know. I clearly doubt I could do anything that would change your plans for tonight.” I said, and he shook his head and licked his lips before squinting his eyes at me, and tilting his head.
“Well, That’s not completely true.” He said and I cocked my head, motioning for him to continue. “I mean, you could kill me. I think that might put a damper on things.”
I laughed at him and he laughed along nervously.
“I considered that. But if I did, I clearly doubt Kick would ever speak to me again, so that would completely defeat the purpose.”
“Well I’m glad you’ve considered every option. You‘re very thorough.” he said dryly and I shook my head in laughter, walking up to him, and standing in front of him. He was slightly shorter then me, me standing at five six, and him at around five four or five foot five.
“Ghoul I just need to know that you’re going to take care of her. I don’t know you very well, and honestly, I don’t trust you, and I‘m not even too sure if I like you.”
“Good, let’s not leave ANYTHING out, just give me all you got - I don’t have feelings.” He said sharply with thick sarcasm.
“With all due respect, Trip - You’re daughter’s a big girl, and she’s perfectly capable of not only making her own decisions but taking care of herself. But because of my relationship with your husband, and because I am in love with your daughter, I will answer your question. Not to mention if I was rude to you, I have no doubt that you would make the rest of my existence a very miserable one. Anyways- I will take care of her. I promise you, that I will do everything in my power to care for her physical, emotional, and mental needs for the rest of my life. I will be there to listen to her, to talk to her, and to hold her when she cries. I will never leave her because things get hard, nor will I ever take her for granted.”
His eyes stayed firmly on mine as he awaited my reaction to his small speech. Honestly I was impressed. The read I got on him was that he was honest, and that as much as he could, he would abide by the promises he’d made. But no matter what, I couldn’t shake that anxious feeling in the pit of my stomach. I didn’t know it’s source, nor did I know if it had a firm foundation, but it was there nonetheless, and honestly I wanted nothing more then for him to be able to say something that would put it at ease.
“I want to believe you, Ghoul, I really do -” I started.
“Then believe me. It’s not that hard.”
He gave me one of his million dollar smiles, and I had to admit that he was a good looking guy.
“I have to say, you do seem like a good guy. So - even though I’ve been assured and reassured multiple times today that my opinion really doesn’t matter - I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt.”
I figured for a moment that I would have more to say then that, but then when I really thought about it, I couldn’t really think of anything else too say. Ghoul didn’t seem disappointed though. His eyes softened as he looked at me, and he tilted his head, walking over and putting his hand on my shoulder.
“Trip… You have no idea how much that means to me. I mean… I love your daughter, and… It really means a lot that - even though you hate me - you’re giving me a chance. And I promise you that if I hurt Kick, I’ll be the first to help you kill me - Okay?”
I chuckled and smiled at him, nodding my head.
“Sure.”