Cora gasped seeing the gorgeous heart-shaped blue sapphire ring that Stiles extended out to her. She held out her hand, allowing him to slide the ring onto her fourth finger on her right hand with a twinkle in her eyes. "I look forward to a year and day from now. You already know when the times comes, my answer is going to be yes. Until then, I am going to gaze upon this token of affection and promise and I will hold it dearly to me. I would be most honored to take this and going to wear this ring every single day." Her cheeks a bright rosy shade as she then cupped his face in her hands, covering him with many pecks lovingly and affectionately. "I love you so much, Stiles Stilinski." She uttered from her lips before leaning in to place a delicate kiss to his lips ever so softly.
Stiles my darling, this is our first Valentine's Day together. No distance or time can ever sever the special bond we developed. Again it started platonic between us at first and I was helping you through a difficult time in your life. But then things changed and blossomed into something beautiful between you and I when we decided to become a couple. I became protective over you not long after we met and I only become increasingly that much more of a shield when it comes to you because I want to keep you safe and sheltered from people that would take advantage of your good heart. Now for your gifts! Here is a Jughead mug for you to have your coffee in tea in! A cute notebook with a wolf and fox to represent us of course and to help so you don't forget anything important or to jot down your thoughts! Of course the first page is scribbled on with me writing 'Your wolf girl' and 'I love you, Stiles Stilinski' over and over until it's filled completely. I also got this matching Galaxy wolf onesies for us to wear on nights we just want to curl up and watch movies. Happy Valentine's handsome, I love you as many stars there in the night sky. As many fish there are in the sea and with every beat of my entire heart, I love you Stiles Stilinski! Forever and always your wolf girl ♥
Happy Birthday my love! I'm going to be saying it to you everywhere! Because it's YOUR special day which means it's very important to me. I can't emphasize enough how the world was blessed when you were brought into it because you are such an extraordinary human being. You have a heart that is so pure, full of kindness, and your personality illuminates off warmth. When you blow the candles off your cake, I hope all your wishes come true! Your wolf girl loves you very much ♥ Now live up the rest of your day celebrating! Have a magnificent Birthday, darling! ♥
This is our first Holiday which makes it that much more special. I never been the kind of girl that cared for getting a present but I did get the best gift all, you. So guess what I got you? I know how much you adore animals as much as me and are a Trekie nerd just like I am. So I got this little fellow wearing a Star trek outfit and look at his bed! It looks like a Captain's Chair hehe so he's yours to take care of and I'll absolutely help by co-puppy parenting! I love you! Merry Christmas, sweetheart ♥
Ever since Olivia's return, Francis undivided attention and focus has been more on her. Mary acquires knowledge from Bash that Olivia had lived at court and only left months before Mary arrival. And it had left Francis, brokenhearted. She then learned more from Francis himself explaining Olivia had left due to an offer of marriage but it had fallen through when they learned of her relationship with him. He assured Mary that she was his past and that he felt a sense of duty and responsibility in helping her regain her credibility in finding a match that will ensure her well-being. She of course and admired this about Francis.
However things took a turn when Mary had later offered Olivia a dress to wear at the Festival. It was just her and Olivia talking in her chambers, where the Italian noblewoman noted that she thought she *could* have Francis because he spoke of marrying her. She by expressing furthermore that what she and Francis had was true, passion, love, and intimacy. Hearing this, only made Mary very uneasy but she pointed out to Olivia that things had change. "Perhaps now that I'm here, offering myself as an option, he'll choose to be with me. Once again." The blonde woman with green hues said with a confident smile before walking away.
Later that evening she met Francis at his chambers to let him know Olivia had confided in her and known that she desired and wanted him. And because of this Mary had arranged for Olivia to live with a family at their estate at Paris. Later, she finds out by Kenna that Olivia is staying and Francis confronts Mary letting her know that the family learned of Olivia's reputation and he doesn't want them resenting her. Upset she only finds out that something also happened between Olivia and Francis and because of this, Mary pushes that she wants Olivia gone and points she doesn't want a relationship like his mother and the King and that he is acting like his father. He expresses if he was he would take Olivia as his mistress, which is an option. She storms away from him, getting more upset and not wanting to look at his face further.
She finds Bash, drinking, and decides to join him. Mary grabs his flask and takes several sips from the alcohol, venting about Francis. He then says something that she finds surprisingly yet sweet. That Francis's shouldn't look elsewhere when he has Mary. Without thinking, she leans in as she presses her lips to his and then slowly pulls back. "I'm sorry, I shouldn't have done that." Mary spoke softly, as she pulled back from Sebastian swiftly.
"You're right...I should of." She heard Bastian retort in response as she was pulled back into another kiss as it was more passionate this time between them.
Mary got up quickly, gasping with shock to her sudden actions. "That was a mistake. I'm sorry I was..." She began stammering at loss of words as she disappeared from his sight as she waiting until she was out of view before placing her delicate fingertips up towards her lips. She was promised to Francis, engaged, and here she was kissing not just only another man but his brother. She felt absolute guilt but the same time the kiss she and Bash share? It felt so right.
She loved Francis but was it wrong that she also felt something for Bastian? He and her had a unspoken connection that she couldn't deny between them. Mary knew he cared for her as she did for him. Was it so wrong? Besides Francis's was so wrapped up by Olivia's presence more than her. She should be allowed the same by it wasn't custom for women like it was for men. But Bash treated her with respect, and showed in that special moment, that he had eyes for her. She felt warmth and security within that kiss that starting to consume her thoughts.
Things grew more complicated when Catherine expressed how Mary was a trooper for being able to cope with Olivia and Francis. That knowing another girl has his heart but that Mary still goes on with the alliance with her head on her shoulders. It stung even more when Catherine also stated that Francis didn't bed a women he didn't love make it known that is what he and Olivia were doing. The only thing that got her through this ache was thinking back to the kiss that she and Bash had. She couldn't get the kiss or him off her mind recently. She waited until the evening before carefully leaving her bedroom discreetly to head to his chambers. The guard outside his door, stepping aside and allowing her inside. "Sebastian. Forgive me for the late night intrusion. I hope I'm not interrupting." Her hands were held together as her fingers were fiddling nervously all the while she caught his gaze with her chocolate hues.
I know you don't celebrate Thanksgiving but you are one of the things I am absolutely and truly thankful for this year. I wish our paths had crossed much sooner but I also believe things work out the way their suppose to in life, so we weren't meant to meet until we did. Here I go, being sappy again, but then again it's one of our traits that we share. You are remarkable, kind, caring, sweet. That reminds me yet again that I am a lucky girl. I do have the best of both worlds because you are a wonderful friend and love interest to me and I couldn't be more grateful from where we started to where we are today. I could never imagine from the day we met that or connection would evolve and grow to us being paired together romantically but it's sincerely extraordinary. It happened on its own and naturally. Again Stiles, you make me over the full moon happy ♥ You mean so much to me and I love you, darling ♥