Chapter Ten

Getting these updates has seemed to be easy in the past days for some reason. Probably because I figured out how not to drain my battery so bad and fix my laptop cord to actually fit. The laptop was in rough shape so it took me forever to get updates out. I also have free time too. I’m actually feeling a heir poll eventually coming soon, (as in weeks, not days). But, we’ll see! Also, Tangerine is available for download under the downloads tab if you readers wanted him 🙂 Oh, and about Tangerine and his glasses…I decided he looked better without them, so he is now longer wearing them in the updates. But, they are included with his download…but his scar is not. If you want to know where to get that scar, please let me know and I will link it.

There shouldn’t be any strong language used in this chapter, and I really mean it. But, as always if there is, please be advised. Also, this chapter is a little longer than the others, but couldn’t be broken up into two parts like originally planned.  Also there shouldn’t be a shift in POV, but again if there is, it will be noted.  Oh, and haha another note of course, time will be passing by somewhat quickly, but it will be noted as well.

I’d also like to give credit to berrysweetshoppe and akuiyumi for the poses used in this chapter.

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The first night he was home, almost felt like a dream. After he had woken up, the doctor wanted to see how stable he was so he had to stay for a few more days but I wasn’t too worried. He was released and he came home with me. Yes, he is now my roommate again. And I would almost say my permanent roommate. I was so happy to finally have him with me, and he felt the same. Its like we were both giddy teenagers in love.  That night, we did a lot of catching up. Both verbally and physically. Right before we were going to bed that night, he put his arms around me and whispered how much he missed this. I couldn’t help but smile and blush. I missed too.

“I see your room hasn’t changed much since I was last here.” he playfully teased

“Maybe I was waiting for you.” I winked

“Oh is that so? Well, I’m here now. What do you want done to it?”

“Hmm, what do you want to do to it?”

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He first smirked at me and took my hand so he could lead me over to the bed. I couldn’t help but smile and giggle because I didn’t think he would actually play along and I thought it was cute. That’s when he whirled me around and put his hands around my hips and kissed me softly.

“We could start by changing up these sheets, they look too nice.” he whispered

“I can agree to that.” I kissed him again

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The days following his homecoming we were just enjoying each other’s company once again. Its like we just started dating or were a married couple on their honeymoon. I didn’t care, I was enjoying every minute of it. This is what I wanted all along. I wanted a man that just loved being with me, and didn’t care if we did do anything or if we just went out to the diner for the night. Nothing special. And what I wanted most of all? Him. I wanted Tang this whole time, it just took me a little bit to realize it.

“I hope I haven’t lost all of your trust yet.” he pulled me into a hug one night while raking the leaves with me

“Not completely. But, then again you keep treating me like this and I forget about what happened.” I said softly

“Oh? Well that’s good. But, if you ever do feel suspicious of something I want you to tell me okay? I’m assuming we are in a relationship by now right?”

” Uh…well I thought so. I mean we already exchanged “I love yous”.”

“I was just making sure we were on the same page. But, like I was saying. I want us to have an open relationship. Meaning we don’t keep anything from each other even if it seems small. We didn’t really start off having a lot of trust, so I want to make sure we have that.” he explained

“Agreed. That sounds good to me. I like honesty. Plus, I think we can manage that.” I agreed

“I’m glad.”

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I don’t want to say I was impressed that he suggested that, but I was definitely surprised. And we can officially call ourselves a couple now?  I liked that. Not that titles are what matters, but would be nice to refer to him as my boyfriend instead of a man I’ve slept with and love. I was glad things were finally starting to look up for both us and I could feel even more changes coming that would only make things better. As long as those changes involved both us. He might not be the perfect guy, but he was perfect for me.

*A Few Months Later*

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Today, Tangerine surprised me with a bouquet of flowers! I was surprised but he always knew how to make me smile. Even if it was for a spontaneous occasion. He was such a sweetheart.

“Flowers ma’dam?” he asked smoothly

“Flowers? Oh my berry what for Tang?” I smiled big with shock

“What? A guy can’t buy flowers for his Sunshine?”

“Haha no of course not, he can definitely do that any day.”

That’s when he pulled me into his arms and kissed me.

“Well that’s good, because we’re going out tonight.” he winked

“Oh we are? Where to?” I asked curiously

“That Sunshine, is a surprise.”

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Turns out we were going to the Fall Festival, or as I found out when we arrived. But, specifically we were here to pick pumpkins for the upcoming holiday, Berryween. I couldn’t help but laugh because I never took him as a man who gets into the holidays. He was playfully offended but I made up for it with a kiss. I guess he’s a man just full of surprises.

“Uh, Sunshine?”

“Yes?”

“How do I pick pumpkins?” he shyly asked, his cheeks becoming a brighter shade of orange

“You mean to tell me you brought me here to pick them, but you don’t know how to?” I teased

“Well sorry we aren’t all urban farmers like you.”

I couldn’t help but laugh at him because he gets flustered so easily. One difference between us that’s for sure, but I liked it.

“Here, let me come over here and help you. I already picked one, and we need another one.”

“Oh you’re going to help now? I thought you were going to stand here and continue to gawk at me.” he stuck his nose up

“Awe no, I couldn’t do that to my little Tangerine.” I kissed his cheek

Eventually I helped him pick a pumpkin so we could go home and crave them. That’s when I thought we were ready to go, he grabbed my hands and gave me a look of smolder. He was good at that.

“Wait, not so fast.”

“You have more plans for us?”

“You bet I do Sunshine, we are going to bob for apples, go through the haunted house and maybe even pie eating contest. But then after that, when it gets darker i want to talk you to the tree farm in town.” he smiled

“Hehe okay, that sounds good to me.” I smiled back

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And we did do all of those things at the festival. Bobbing for apples I think was the best part. Seeing him try to catch an apple in his mouth was hilarious! His favorite was seeing me scared and screaming in the haunted house of course. We opted out to do the pie eating contest since the sun was starting to set and he wanted to go to the tree farm like he planned. I was a little suspicious as to why since that was a random spot to visit out of all the attractions in town. But, I have to say the view from the plateau was beautiful at night. Almost breath-taking. But, I had to ask what we were doing here.

“Tang, why did you bring me here?” I asked quietly

“Why? Well simple really. The night sky is beautiful tonight and I wanted you to see it from up here. Plus, its nice to have a little alone time outside of the house right?” he smirked

“Yeah, I guess.”

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“I also had something else planned, but couldn’t tell you because I wanted it to be a surprise.”

What? What did he mean by surprise? This made me very curious as to what he had up his sleeve. That was when he motioned his hands to give him a minute. My thoughts started to run around every possible idea of what was about to happen. But, I couldn’t keep it in, I had to find out what he was doing.

“Tang, what are you doing?” I asked quickly, as he started to get down on one knee

“Shh Meri, everything is fine. Calm down.” he said softly

That’s when I stopped for a moment, and focused on his small grin. I calmed down and was quietly waiting for what moment was about to happen. That’s when he pulled a small box from his blazer pocket. I wanted to blurt something out, but I remained quiet even though my mind was racing with thoughts.

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“Meringue Moscato, will you do the liberty of being my Sunshine forever? he smiled big

Oh my berry he is proposing!? At his moment? and to me! Is that real ring? Oh my its so beautiful! Oh my berry! These were all of the thoughts that were rushing through my head the moment he opened that small box to reveal a diamond ring. The ring was breath-taking and I couldn’t believe he wanted to put it on my ring finger? I wasn’t even thinking clearly and once again just blurted out what came to mind.

“Oh my berry Tang! Is that real ring? Are you seriously asking me this? I blurted out

“Haha yes, Sunshine its real, and I am really asking you this. I really mean it.”

“Oh my berry! Yes! Yes I will!”

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“Ha, well good because I don’t know what I would of done if you said no. ” he chuckled as he slide the ring on my finger

“Oh my berry Tangerine! We are seriously engaged now? I can’t believe this happening right now.” I frantically asked, overwhelmed with excitement

“Well you better believe it, because you have some planning to do now. Plus, I can’t wait to see you in a wedding dress.”

His cheeky smile said it all.  He really wanted us to be married and couldn’t wait for me to be his wife. I smiled back at him. He really was something else. I knew he was different from the moment I first met him until now. I couldn’t wait to spend the rest of my life with him, and start our lives together. It was a big step, but we were ready to take it.

” I love you more than you’ll ever know.” I whispered, wrapping my arms around him

“I could say the same to you.” he kissed my earlobe

*A Few Weeks Later*

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It had been a few weeks since Tang proposed to me, and we were just settling in to the idea of being engaged and soon a married couple. I almost forgot that I didn’t tell Apple, and she’s one of the people that needed to know. Plus, she would help me with the planning and finding a dress. That’s right up her alley, and she’s been waiting for this moment to finally happen to me.

“So I brought you over here because I have some good news!” I smiled

“Yeah, I had a feeling you did. So what’s up?” she nodded

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“Hehe okay, well recently a few weeks ago….”

“Meri! You have me all excited don’t take your time with it!”

“Okay okay! Tangerine proposed!” I cheered

“Oh my berry! He did!?” she shouted with excitement

“I know right? I was so surprised! Look at the ring! Isn’t this all exciting?

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“Meri I can’t believe you’re getting married! This is so exciting! How did he do it!?”

“Hehe he took me the tree farm, when the sun just set and the starts were barely coming out. He didn’t waste much time and he got down on one knee and opened the up the jewelry box to reveal the ring.” I bragged

“How romantic! He such a sweetheart isn’t he?” she agreed

“He really is something else. I have to say.”

“I’m so happy for you. You finally found your prince charming.”

“Thanks Apple. That means a lot coming from you, it really it does.” I repeated

“I know it does. I’m sorry it took me awhile to realize that, but I am truly happy for you.” she gave me a hug

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“We have to get you a dress, and so much planning to do!” she pointed out

“I know right! So much to do, but I don’t want to go over the top.” I agreed

“You want a small, romantic wedding?”

“Yeah, I wish we could have it outside, but since its getting colder out it’ll be have to be at the church in town. But, I don’t want to drag this out for a whole year. I don’t have that kind of time.”

“Yeah, I know what you mean. But, if you need help with anything, I’m here at your service.” she grinned

“Thanks Apple. I can always count on you.” I smiled

*About Two Months Later*

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Today was the day of our holy matrimony. Myself, and along with Apple’s help made the church setting look beautiful and we found a dress that fit me perfectly. I was so happy and excited for this day to finally be here. My nerves will all over the place, and I was anxious to see what Tangerine looked like and how he would react to my dress and the decorations. It was a beautiful day for a beautiful wedding to take place.

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“You look stunning Sunshine.” he whispered

“You don’t look too bad yourself Mr. Sherbet.” I winked

As we stood there facing each other waiting for the guests to take their seats so we could start the ceremony. I kept on smiling. Everything was perfect in this very moment and nothing could change that. I was the happiest I’ve ever been and I knew that only more happy memories were to come.

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We opted not to write our own vows because we decided on what we want in this marriage and we’ve said it all before when it really mattered. We exchanged rings and repeated the traditional binding marriage verses. We sealed it with a kiss and looked out on the guests with big smiles on our faces. I looked back at Tangerine with even a bigger smile. This was the best day of my life and I was glad I was sharing it with him. I couldn’t imagine my life being any different.

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We ended the night with a buffet and slicing the cake with our small party of guests. It was exactly what I wanted. Small and romantic. Tangerine seemed to enjoy it too even though he barely knew anyone. But, he told me he didn’t mind. He never had time for friends and and the more people who knew him would only make it easier for Coffee Bean to find him. It was a little unsettling for such a happy day, but I had to be reminded that he was still after him. No, after us. I could only hope he wasn’t that close behind us.

That is it for Chapter Ten! 🙂 I hope you guys enjoyed this one. It was much more happier than the past ones, so a nice change of pace. As of right now I’m thinking there will either be one more chapter broken up into two parts, or two more chapters of Meri’s generation. Then it will be heir poll and it might be a little break before Generation Two starts since I’ve been neglecting my other projects to finish up this generation.

Hope you guys are having a great day!

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