Chapter 1 : Run Away With Me
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“Run away with me.”
Victoire glanced up at Teddy in surprise. They were sitting outside Shell Cottage, in a patch of grass overlooking the sea. They had been silent for awhile, just enjoying each other’s company and listening and watching as the waves of the sea lapped against the shore in a steady rhythm.
She was wrapped in his strong arms, much like she always was. The wind, while not particularly strong that July day, whipped her silvery blonde hair around her face. She had secured it in an elastic band at the nape of her neck, but some wisps had escaped and were flying with the breeze.
“What?” she asked, startled.
She gazed into his eyes. They were dark blue that day. He preferred them that color because he said it looked nice with her eyes, which were a crystal blue. His hair was as dark as hers was light. They looked beautiful together; like two pieces of a puzzle that fit against each other perfectly.
“Run away with me,” he repeated steadily.
“Why?” she whispered in shock.
She maneuvered herself into a different position so that she was kneeling on the ground, facing him. She folded her hands in her lap tightly as she continued to gape at him. She was completely stunned by his proposition. They’d been together for just over a year, her having just completed her time at Hogwarts.
“To have an adventure,” he responded as he reached over and gently tucked a lock of escaped hair behind her ear.
Leaning forward, he captured her lips with his. He placed the sweetest of kisses against her lips and cupped her face in his hand before moving to touch his lips to each of her cheeks in turn. She smiled softly and flushed a delicate pink.
“I don’t understand why you want to leave,” she stated as Teddy pulled away, if only a few centimeters.
“It’s not about wanting to leave,” he countered softly, still holding his hand against her soft cheek.
She raised her eyebrows slightly. “It’s not?” she asked disbelievingly.
He shook his head gently. “No,” he began. “It’s about wanting to go somewhere.”
“What’s the difference?” she pressed.
“The difference,” he breathed, his lips brushing against the corner of her mouth, “is the difference between settling for okay and trying to be as happy as you can be, wishing for something more exciting and taking it for your own. The difference,” he whispered, his breath tickling her face, “is whether or not you will take this chance with me.”
He kissed her tenderly, his lips moving slowly and luxuriously with hers. She pulled herself closer and clasped her arms around his neck as they continued to embrace each other.
“Will you go with me?” he asked delicately, pulling away from her lips just enough to speak.
She stared at him for a moment, contemplating his question. He was the only man Victoire had ever loved and she was sure he was the only would she would ever love. He was the only thing she’d ever truly wanted and desired. And it was even more than that; she needed him. Like air or water or food, her life was nothing without Teddy there by her side, holding her hand and encouraging her.
“I’ll always go with you,” was her simple answer.
He grinned widely and stood up, offering her a hand to help pull her up. She took it and then gave him a kiss full on the mouth.
“When do we leave?” she queried.
“Now,” he answered immediately.
“Now? Okay. Well, I need to pack a—“
“No,” he disagreed, shaking his head. “No packing. We don’t need anything else.”
She caught the implied ending to that sentence, which was a but each other. And she suddenly knew that she agreed. She agreed very much. They only needed each other, no matter where they were or where they were headed.
“This is insane,” Victoire commented.
Teddy kissed the tip of her nose and then slung his arms around her narrow shoulders in a hug. Victoire in turn wrapped her arms around his middle and pulled him close, her cheek resting against the crook of his neck. She was several inches shorter than he was, though she was not necessarily short; he was just quite tall.
“Even if it is insane,” Teddy said, “it doesn’t matter. This is the beginning of forever, Victoire, and I want to start it off on a good note.”
She smiled up at him. “Then take me away, Romeo,” she said, her voice almost challenging.
He grinned mischievously and turned them in Apparition. A dark moment later, they were outside a train station. Grabbing her hand securely in his, Teddy led Victoire inside the station and to a booth to buy tickets.
“Where do you want to go?” he asked her brightly.
“Surprise me,” she suggested.
He pecked her cheek happily and bought them tickets. They wandered over to the area where they would board their train and stood to wait for its arrival. They were due to leave in a matter of minutes.
Teddy held Victoire close to him as they awaited the arrival of their train. It was hard to believe that mere minutes before this, they had been sitting outside Shell Cottage watching the waves and stealing an occasional kiss or two.
“We didn’t tell anyone we were leaving,” Victoire noted suddenly, a trace of concern laced into her voice and a slight frown tugging at the corners of her lips.
“Everything will get taken care of, Victoire,” he whispered and kissed her hair. “Please don’t worry about it.”
“It’s hard to not worry,” she argued.
“I know, love, but all that matters is that we’re here together,” Teddy said. “And I love you.”
“I love you, too,” Victoire returned happily and kissed him.
The train arrived moments later and they boarded it, their hands clasped tightly together.
This was meant to be. This was forever.
A/N: Thanks for reading and please leave a review letting me know how I did on my first Teddy/Victoire fic! (: