Mami chuckled as Lightning lifted her and carried her off, stretching her legs out as she was laid onto the bed. She reached up and ran a hand through her lover’s hair, locking eyes with her. “You’re so beautiful,” she whispered.
The affectionate contact had encouraged the raw beating of her heart, thumping madly by the touch’s grace. Lightning, too, had done something similar to Mami —her fingers tracing the outlines and curves—, eventually groping her lover’s chest —albeit more gently to respect her fiance’s well being. Red hues never cease its presence upon porcelain skin, yet the soldier could not help but return the compliment back.
"You’re beautiful too…"
"Claire," Mami smiled, trying to sound coherent despite her emotions. "You don’t have to try to make me happy. You just being here makes me happy." Reaching up to touch her face, Mami pulled Lightning into another kiss before speaking again. The proposal made her very sentimental, almost embarrassingly so, but she didn’t care. Right now, the only ones that mattered to Mami were Lightning and herself. Nobody else. "I love you, too. I love you more than anyone. I love you more than anyone else in this world."
Feeling the contact and warmth of her lover’s lips —the marshmallow texture brushing ever so gently—, Lightning then reach up to that same hand that touched her face, holding and caressing it gently. After the kiss, and with a slight turn, the soldier planted her lips on the palm of Mami’s hand, reinforcing her undying love and affection for the woman in front of her. This was no doubt by now —Mami was all hers for the years to come. And a ring to seal their relationship’s standing. She proceed to kiss the blonde’s fingers, arm, neck, her cheek —even her nose.
"Mami.." Parted lips evoke happiness in between sweet kisses —to know that this day had really come. She could not help but feel herself in awe, and slightly if not, dazed. Activating the automated cleaning system, the soldier planted a few more kisses on the blonde before carrying her —bridal style— to the bedroom, gently placing her fiance on the bed.
Mami’s jaw trembled in shock at her lover’s request, staring at the necklace for a moment before throwing her hand over her mouth, tears of joy welling up in her eyes. She had a feeling that Lightning was going to ask something like this for a while, but even so, the happiness she felt right now was indescribably, as if she had no idea that this was coming. Completely overjoyed, Mami covered her face and hunched over, sobbing.
Despite the nervous exchange earlier, it appears that that did not stop the exuberant result, for the latter had accepted her proposal. Tears forming at the edges of Lightning’s eyes, the soldier then found herself standing back up, hugging Mami. Her lips pressed against her now-fiance’s, gently caressing their tongues within, whilst comforting Mami with her supporting arms. Digits trace outlines and curves, but would often rise back up to the girl’s waist.
A few minutes passed before their lips drew away, allowing time to put the necklace on her fiance. Upon looking back at Mami’s golden orbs, Lightning unbutton her suit to the extent that she showed Mami her own necklace, already on and displaying the ring alongside it. Glittering against the light of the house, it was almost radiant if not complementing Mami’s current necklace.
"I’m ..happy that you accepted, Mami. I thought that this would be a great day to do it, s-so.." Scarlet hues planted their colors across the woman’s cheek, embarrassment claiming her features. "I’ll do my best to make you happy, Mami. I.. truly do love you."
Moments after a rather luxurious and eventful birthday dinner, —moments before the satiated companion was greeted with a kneeling Lightning, her position drawn in a formal and loyal sense. How her head hung low, but never withdrawing a thought of anything but happiness. Perhaps, even nervous. With a slight fidget in her movements, digits drew inside of her pocket until a necklace —a replica of her own, coupled with what appears to be a ring looped in the mix— dangled off of her hand, offering it to her girlfriend. The surprise of the night —the surprise of their new relationship status, was unfolding on this very day.
"Mami," She said, taking the blonde’s hand in hers, but finding her speech tangled at the start, "M-Marry me?"
Noel noticed what effect this news was having on her, she was reacting worse than he did when it happened infront of him. This came to no surprise though. She was her sister after all. He thought this would be a bad idea but did it anyway. He put his hand on her shoulder. “Of course.. I’m sorry.”
A short nod followed her wrecked state, not surprised to the reassuring contact on her shoulder, to which her almost-trembling form had ceased. After all that she had gone through —talking trash to her sister, abandoning her job, becoming a L’Cie, and saving the ‘world’— was it all for naught? Was this the future she deserved? Was this the fate of her dear sister, and to wreck the hearts of those who surround her —especially Snow and herself?
Shaking her head and brushing her tears off, Lightning intake a breath before asking, “Where.. is she now?”
Buried? Hospital? Airship?