At first, I was surprised. I mean, like, really shocked. It was a major 'what the hell?' moment. At first.

And then I realised what was going on. I swear I could have died of happiness right there and then. And I said his hugs were the greatest feeling in the world. How wrong can a person get?

So good. So right. So... not long enough.

"Woah." I said, when he broke the kiss, at a total loss for words. I mean... what else am I supposed to say? 


I nodded. "Woah."

"What's woah?" He seemed unsure, and I smiled. 

"Good woah. Great woah. Woah woah." What? Don't look at me like that. That was pretty darn unexpected.

"You're not making any sense." He laughed.

"I know, but... woah." Am I not capable of using other words? Apparently not. 

"If you're not going to make sense... then shh." He smiled, pecking my lips lightly again. I smiled, looking like an idiot, swaying. I could see Alex trying not to laugh, the corners of his mouth twitching ever so slightly.

"I- I... can't think of anything to say. I... woah." Epic brain fuzz. So much worse than ever before. It felt like I'd been invaded by... fuzz-monsters. I did say my words and thoughts were failing, didn't I? Fuzz-monsters is the best I can come up with in this - glorious - condition.

Alex put a finger on my lips. "Then don't say anything."

"Okay." I mumbled, and he smiled at me. The next moment, he had his arms around me again, and I was back in heaven. Well, it would be better if I was kissing him, but you get my point.

"Alex...?" I asked hesitantly after we sat comfortably for a little while.


Then I caved. Coward. "Don't you like Disneyland?"

"Giant cartoon characters wandering around hugging small children? Creepy." Cynical, much?

"I never thought about it like that..." I muttered. I guess he was right, in a way. It's weird that you don't know who's behind the costume. It could be anyone. I mean, there's no way of knowing and they could just... I shook the thought away, and turned back to Alex. "But it's magic!" 

"Guess I'm a bit old for magic." He laughed, before a look of horror crossed his face. "I sound like an old man."

I couldn't help but giggle. "You're not an old man. That would be gross." And I said this because...? Jeez, brain, give me a break.

"No, but I sound like my dad..."

I smiled affectionately at him. "No one's too old for magic."

"True, true." I had a feeling he was just agreeing with me to avoid a pointless argument. "I'm sure I could show you a better kind of magic, though." Is it bad that I got ridiculously excited when I heard this? "The city itself isn't as boring as you might think. It's more than art galleries and architecture."

I made a face at the thought of walking around aimlessly looking at drawings done hundreds of years ago. Is there anything more pointless? "I really hope so."

"It's been a while since I last went, but there's a really good restaurant, where the French food was actually nice."

"You say that like French food isn't normally nice." I laughed again, and so did he.
"It wasn't. We all got French fries from McDonalds instead." He grinned at me, and I rolled my eyes, still chuckling lightly. "C'mon, I was a teenager. You expect me to go in a fancy French place and eat expensive stuff on a student budget?"

I giggled. "No, not really. I probably wouldn't eat fancy french food even if I did have the money." The thought of eating snails thoroughly repulsed me, if I'm honest. 

"Well I'm pretty sure McDonald's will still be there when we go."

Ah. McDonald's chips. I've never tasted anything quite like them. "McDonald's chips are the best..." I muttered.

"I really want some now." He sounded like a pregnant woman. I suppressed a giggle.

"Let's go get some." I suggested hopefully.

"We're in the middle of nowhere."

I glanced out of the window to see a big fat... nothing. There was a gathering of lights way out on the horizon, but aside from that, just... nothing. "Oh yeah. That sucks."

"There's that town over there," He said, pointing to the lights. "but I'm comfy like this." Yeah, me too. You have no idea.

"I wonder if it's cold outside." I was considering running there, grabbing some chips and running back all before we hit another village. It would be a good way to get some fresh air and let off some steam... What am I saying? I just want chips.


"Okay, then I'm staying here." I said, hugging Alex tighter. Then I grinned at him. "You can go get them."

"I'm not going anywhere. Lazy." Was that directed to me or him? Whatever, it described both of us. And I'm not that lazy, anyway. I just really couldn't be bothered to move.

"Meanie." I muttered, though still smiling. My cheeks were starting to hurt from smiling so much.

"Oh, sorry. I'll leave you, just like I said I wouldn't, yeah?" He smirked at me, and my face immediately fell. I get my feelings hurt too easily. Or maybe it's just that Alex has me wrapped around his little finger... or whatever the saying is.

"Please don't say that. Even though you're joking, I still don't like it."

He squeezed me tightly, comfortingly and I felt better instantly. It's amazing what a hug can do, isn't it? "See. Much more comfy if I stay here."

I snuggled into him, beaming widely again. "Much."

The End

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