“Rapunzel, I really don’t think this is the time for surprises. I should be in my room-”
“Hiccup,” The blonde interrupted peaking over her boyfriend’s shoulder, making sure the blindfold was still tight and in its place “Trust me. This is exactly what you need right now.”
Knowing that it was useless to argue, he signed “Well, can you at least tell me where we’re going then?”
“Nope,” she replied “That’s what makes it a surprise. Now, no more asking, we’re almost there.”
Letting himself gets pushed from behind, it wasn’t long before they reached their destination. He suddenly felt the floor lumpy under his feet. Dirt?
“Okay,” spoke Rapunzel “We’re here. Now-” she took off his blindfold “Ta-da!”
Slowly opening his eyes, Hiccup blinked, adjusting to the sudden light. He looked at what was before him but not seeing the actual surprise, he turned around to look at his surroundings “The park?”
“Not just a park,” She said as she grabbed his arm to turn him back to his previous position “But a tree!”
He raised an eyebrow “A tree…” he spoke the words slowly, staring at the trees that were spread out in front of them
Rapunzel made a face “Yes, Hiccup. A tree. Remember last week when we were in the park with Jack, and he fell out of the tree? You mention that you never climbed a tree before.” She gestured to a tree “Now here’s your chance to learn!”
Hiccup shook his head “Rapunzel you know I can’t do this right now. My final for my hydrodynamics class is this week. I need to study more.”
“Hiccup,” Rapunzel said softly, placing a hand on his shoulder “You need to take a break. You’ve been studying non-stop this past whole week. You’ve been locked up in your room and Jack’s been telling me that you rarely come out, even for some food. I’m worried about you, Hiccup.”
”So please, just take a break.” She grasped one of his hands, staring right into his eyes “For me?”
Hiccup felt his urge to study slowly crumble as he took a look at Rapunzel big green eyes. How could he say no? “Okay.”
Rapunzel face lit up at his answer “Great! You won’t regret it. Come on!” She began walking to the closest tree, while Hiccup followed behind her. He looked up from under as she began to climbing up the trunk.
“So how did you learn how to climb a tree?” He asked as her figure got farther from him
“Merida taught me when we were younger,” she replied “Now follow me and step where I step.”
Hiccup followed her movements. He had grown more build compared to when they had first met, so it wasn’t long before he got the hang of it. And every now and then he would glance up at her knee-lengthened skirt that was hitched up every time she would move her leg higher.
“Hiccup,” she called out to him “I know what you’re doing.”
Caught, he chuckled “Can you blame me? I’ve been locked up in my room for a week. I’ve missed holding you close.”
Rapunzel could feel her face grow warm as she remembered the feel of their skin together. She held on tightly to keep from falling as she recalled a few other things.
The freckled faced boy laughed, and continued to climb, eventually passing her on the way.
Once the pair was high enough, hidden among the many green leaves they sat each on a branch, their knees brushed together as they faced one another as they felt the slight wind of an ending spring.
The blonde looked at the man before her, taking in his features. His freckles ran across the bridge of his nose to down his cheeks. His scar on his upper right chin that he had gotten in his childhood was still visible. His eyes were warm as the light from sun peaked through the leaves and onto his face.
He looked at her in return, admiring the beauty that was his girlfriend and best friend. She had her own set of freckles that were very light features on her face, but he would always find time to admire them whenever he would lean down to kiss her. Her blonde locks and tan skin would also seem to shine no matter where she was. But though, he admired her beauty, it was her bright personality and kindness that attracted him. Just seeing her smile always made him feel better, and she was all his. He brushed the back of his finger along her cheek, snapping out of her thoughts.
Hiccup let out a playful smile as he grabbed by the waist and drew her close to him, their upper bodies touching. Worrying about mathematical equations and the motion of fluids had escaped his mind as he began focus the familiar sensation of her of her body pressed against him. God, he missed her.
“Rapunzel,” he said in a husky voice, sending shivers down her spine. She glanced up at him as he drew closer. He pressed his lips to her, signing into her as he held her even closer. Rapunzel signed into him as she kissed him back, one of his hands caressed the skin that peaked under her blouse while keeping the other hand on the branch to keep his balance. Soon their lips were moving against each other with more force.
It wasn’t until Rapunzel felt the lack of light shining on their faces that caused her to pull away. “Oh!” Ignoring Hiccup’s disappointed groan, she moved the leafs out of the way, happy with what she saw “Look Hiccup!”
Curious of at the reason of her enthusiasm, he leaned and look over at his right, moving the leftover leafs that stood in his way. What he saw were rays of yellow, orange and pink filling the sky as the sun begun to set. Hiccup let out a breath as his body relaxed at the sight of the peaceful scenery.
“Beautiful isn’t it?” She spoke again before Hiccup could respond “Sometimes we just need to take a break and stop to admire the everyday things in life. We become so busy that we miss moments like these.” She turned to look at her lover “I hope this helped you relax even if a little.”
“It helped a lot.” He didn’t tell her that just being with her would have done all the same.
“And after this, go home and rest, okay? Tomorrow I’ll come by and bring some of your favorite goods while you study.”
Hiccup smiled softly as he heard her demands. He reached for her hand “Thanks…for always being there when I need you.”
Rapunzel smiled “I’ll always before there for when you need me. Always.”
Her response sent his heart beating rapidly. He gripped her hand tighter and started into her eyes. He spoke the words that we had been meaning to say these past few weeks:
“I love you, Rapunzel”
Rapunzel stared at him with wide eyes, a hand went over her mouth, surprised at his confession that she almost lost balance before Hiccup steadied her.
“Whoa, careful!” he said
A wide smile began to grow behind the hand covering her mouth. She felt like her heart was about to burst, she felt giddy, happy and in love. She had felt his feelings for her but to hear him actually say was another completely different feeling.
Unable to see her smile, Hiccup grew nervous and anxious at her response “Um…”
She hugged him tightly “I love you too, Hiccup!”
Hiccup felt that he could have leaped for joy, right there and then but considering they were more than 15 feet up that wasn’t a good idea. He hugged her back tighter instead. He was grateful to have her in his life. He closed his eyes, to savor the moment. She began laughing out of nowhere, her beautiful laughter being contagious caused him to laugh too, pulling away “What’s the matter?”
Her laughter turned into giggles as she shook her head “It’s nothing.”
He smiled; clearly it was something “Tell me.”
“Hiccup and Rapunzel…” she slowly sang, picking up speed in the next verse “Sitting in a tree~”
Hiccup rolled his eyes playfully at her antics
The blonde continued singing happily “K-I-S-S-I-“
A pair of lips interrupted her before she could finish her song. Hiccup’s lips covered her soft ones, parting her mouth as he dove in for an even more passionate kiss. Having his worries disappear for the day, with Rapunzel in his arms, breathless against him as they continued kissing, he decided. He liked that song very much.
I am going through these prompts out of order and doing the one’s that inspire me so sorry about that, but I will get to the others…eventually. I think Hiccup and Rapunzel make a very sweet couple.
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