“I had a really great time Gil,” She smiled at him as he walked her to the door. He blushed and shrugged as an attempt to hide his red face.
She pinched his cheeks and scrunched her nose, “Oh Gil, you’re seriously the cutest! You’re the best boyfriend ever!” She squealed and his face turned an even brighter red.
Her face grew calm as she searched her bag for her keys, her fingers brushed over them several times, but she was waiting for a goodnight kiss from her longtime boyfriend Gilbert Beilschmidt. His hand reached the back of his neck to scratch it, his way of showing he wanted to do something, yet he was too afraid to. She sighed as she pulled out her keys and opened the door.
She smiled lightly at him and said, “Night Gil,” Shutting the door quietly behind her. He sighed and drove home. After shutting the door behind him, he dropped the keys on the small table by the door and blew a few loose strands from out of his face.
“Bruder! You’re back from your date,” His younger brother Lutz called as he made his way down the stairs, “Why are you home so early? Did you get some?” He wagged his pale blond eyebrows suggestively.
Gilbert’s face burned in embarrassment and he shook his head quickly. Lutz facepalmed and sighed dramatically at his brother.
“Bruder! I told you, she’s going to get bored with you if you don’t do anything! Now if she were meine frau-”
“Nobody wants to hear about how you’d treat a girl idiota!” A voice hissed from the kitchen.
“Si, nobody wants to hear about how you nearly kill a woman in the bedroom,” A higher voice joined into the conversation.
Two men walked out of the kitchen, the first with muted colors on and deep violet eyes, the second walked out, running his fingers through his luxurious blond hair and was dressed like Barbie if she were a man (meaning in bright colors and just as fabulous). Lutz’s pale face held a scowl, causing his long scar to wrinkle and grumbling about how he could actually satisfy women. Gilbert began walking silently out from the room, when a hand pulled him back and towed him to the couch.
“So, bruder, how did it go?” His younger brother’s face held a crooked grin as he threw his large arm over his slender shoulders.
“Si! Si! Si! Tell us Gilly-bear!” The fabulous barbie man squealed nearly knocking over his younger brother.
“Louise! You F***ing idiota, you nearly knocked me down! Watch where you’re going” The younger tanned man growled at the fabulous Louise.
Gilbert shifted in his seat and pushed his brother’s arm off, “Fine.” He answered in a bored tone.
“Ugh! Just fine?! That’s all you’re going to say? No dirty details, like kissing?” Louise whined to Gilbert. Gilbert’s face turned red once more as he shook his head furiously.
“Ja, mein bruder hasn’t kissed his frau yet.” Lutz answered with a chuckle.
Louise gasped and his hand rose to hold his chest, “What? How long have you been dating this girl Gilbert Beilschmidt?”
He shrunk away, wishing the earth would just come up and swallow him in one bite. His eyes shut as he tried getting away from Louise.
“No, no, no, no. You’re not getting away that easily, il mio Gil-Gil.” His gloved hand reached over and took hold of his arm and pulled him to his feet, “Come come, I’m going to help you Gil.”
His crystal blue eyes widened, “W-with w-w-what?”
“Getting the girl silly!” He giggled, snapping his free wrist forward.
“How can you help him with a woman idiota? You’re gay, you don’t know anything about women!” His younger brother called from the other room.
Louise gasped and held his free hand to his chest, “You have injured my heart Adamo, but that won’t stop me. And for the record, il mio fratello, just because I like fashion, doesn’t make me gay.” Louise slammed the door behind him and dragged the frightened Gilbert away, showing him the secrets of winning the girl.
“Where are you taking me Gil?” Her voice held excitement as he parked near a park.
“You’ll see.” His face held the ghost of a smile.
Her face glowed with happiness as she thought of how far he had come since they had first met. He never showed any sort emotion when they first crossed paths, and now he was able to smile and speak a bit more. Really she was quite happy with where they were in their relationship, but she wished from the deepest part of her soul that he would kiss her. It didn’t have to be anything like in the movies, a simple peck on the lips would be enough, but she didn’t want to rush him into things.
The stars burned bright in the night as he held the door open for her. She took his hand and held his hand tightly as they walked through the dark park. Small bright green and golden dots floated and swirled in the air around the park.
She gasped and pointed at the dots, “Look Gil, fireflies!”
She pulled him and frantically throwing her hands in the air, attempting to catch the tiny lights around them. She giggled as she rolled down the small hill and came across a boardwalk. He ran down and caught up to her at the meeting ground between the earth and the wooden planks.
“Gil! Look! There’s more over there,” she pointed to the very edge that hung over the inky water. she pulled him once more towards the edge.
“Carefu-” He tried warning her about the edge, but his warning came too late and they went tumbling down into the lake. They swam up to the surface and began laughing in unison. He pushed his hair out of his face while she shook the hair out of her face. He became quiet and held her close, his cheeks becoming painted in a bright crimson. They began to look deeply into each other's eyes and leaned in closer. His lips pressed against hers softly and she wrapped her arms around his neck. They pulled away for a moment, and pressed their lips feverishly against each other’s lips once more before coming out of the water.
She cuddled close to him and hugged his warm jacket closer to her wet body, “I love you Gilbert.”
He smiled and pressed his lips into her hair, “Ich liebe dich auch meine frau.” They sat on the edge of the small pier that had caused their first kiss and basked in the moonlight and in each other’s company.