Oh, this was the chapter I have been waiting for!! And it's kind of cold in the office right now, but your story just warms me down to the tips of my fingers and toes and gah, I am wriggly with feelings in this moment. Have I told you lately how much I adore your story?
Arthur pulled off his surprise so well! Poor Molly, having to think that he might have forgotten to get her a gift. Which wouldn't have happened, of course, because we all know that Arthur in this story is basically the perfect man, but poor girl for having to worry about it at all. Although I had to laugh at Hattie nearly ruining the surprise. :) I really do like her -- she's such a great friend. (And if you must know, I sleep like her -- the more blankets on my bed, the happier I am!) And then Fabian and Gideon putting up fireworks was so adorable, almost as adorable as their reactions to seeing Molly kiss Arthur. :D Granted, I don't know what I'd do if I walked in on one of my sisters kissing a boy...
BUT I DID NOT FORESEE THE ASTRONOMY TOWER. I am in a world of happy places right now. ♥ That was just so darn romantic! And his gift was perfect, too, though I expected no less. Oh my goodness, I'm having a resurgence of emotions, but they're boyfriend and girlfriend. It's official. OMGAHHH. I think I might die. I tell you, I'm about to fight Molly over Arthur, even though they're the world's most adorable couple.
This story kind of sends me into a tizzy. :D And I want very badly to let you know my thoughts on it -- but alas, again there is the issue with necessary waiting. AMAZING chapter, as always, though of course I would say no different! I don't have as much time to review these days as I did during the summer, but I try and read at least one chapter of this story a week, and it's a great thing to come on here and click over to this.
Thank you for writing this story. And for everything you do, because I honestly cannot begin to tell you how much we appreciate all you've worked for on our behalf. And with such great writing, to boot! You will be hearing from me soon, I don't doubt. ♥ Fantastic!!
Author's Response: Arthur did well! Of course, he had help, but he's good about asking for help when he needs it. He's such a nice guy. It's good when nice guys can finish first, kwim?
The astronomy tower is classic! Romance under the stars. I prefer that to broom cupboards, which are not at all romantic to me. Broom cupboards = inappropriate snogging, astronomy tower = real love. ;) Kidding. Sort of. haha.
Seeing older siblings behaving that way is definitely uncool, I'd think. I don't have personal experience with that, as my older sister has never dated anyone, but I have certainly caught my little sister in all kinds of mischief with boys. heh. She was "friendly" during high school. I'm glad our high school years didn't overlap, so neither of us had to see the other being "friendly" ;)
Fluff and squee and feels all up in this joint! I'm glad you liked this chapter. I hope you're still reading the story, or finished it, and please let me know at the end what you thought! Hopefully you get a chance to read the rest of the Unsinkable stories too. Let me know!
Thank you again for all the reviews. They really made my day/week/month, I smiled a ton every time I read them. :)