Monday, 15 February 2010

Love is in the air

Love was in the air, or so the posters said.

To be totally honest I had pretty much decided to skip the whole thing this year after my romantic plans last year left me wondering if Aggrion was truly totally oblivious to my feelings or simply trying to let me down gently.

But just after the world became a cloud of pink and red I stumbled on a collection of friendship bracelets in my Guild's bank. Friendship. The events at Brewfest had made me feel ever closer to Aggrion and I believe there is more for us to explore, so whatever the future may bring, he's my friend and that was worth celebrating if nothing else surely!

The Romantic Picnic Basket that had eluded me last year was now available to buy. So with a brand new basket in my possession I confirmed that Aggrion would be free and in as off-handed way as possible declared it to be "a date!". Let him make of it what he will I thought trying my best not to care either way.

When I heard about the Love Boats that had been set afloat in Darnassus and Stormwind I could barely contain my excitement. I asked Aggrion which of the two cities he would prefer and he chose Darnassus, of course he did, being a Night Elf. It didn't cross my mind it might also have been the more romantic option. I wonder if it crossed his?

It was a beautiful, warm evening and we met at the pier just across from the Bank of Darnassus and I was astonished to see he wasn't wearing his customary plate-mail armour. Instead an attractive shirt enhanced all the right bits of his toned torso to perfection complimented by matching pants. I looked down at my black shirt and dress dismayed that I looked positively dowdy next to him. But the thought was lost as Aggrion's strong arms lifted and swung me gently into the boat.

"Wouldn't want you to fall in and get eaten by a crocodile now would we?" Aggrion chuckled by way of explanation.

I just laughed, completely unprepared for the tone of this 'date'.

We were the only boat on the water, the city was practically deserted, this only made it more special, exploring the almost silent city's beautiful waterways. The sun blinded me when we left the shade of a large bridge and I turned to see Aggrion was gone! I looked about in confusion and was about to start shouting when a wet hand grabbed mine on the side of the boat. Another appeared and then a mass of long blue hair floated on the surface of the water framing Aggrion's face complete with mischievous grin. He pulled himself into the boat laughing and soaking me in the process and lay in the bottom of the boat looking up at the sky. I'd never seen him like this. So relaxed, so free, so playful, so happy..?

We moored the boat at a pretty little bank near a waterfall and set up the picnic. Okay, I'll be honest. I'd been completely unsure of what to wear and opted for a casual look, but had brought along a much prettier dress just in case of a last minute change of mind. Now, dripping with water, I had an excuse to change. Whilst Aggrion didn't seem to care about his clothes clinging even closer than before, I most certainly did. So I ducked behind a stand of trees and changed quickly.

"You look great Ary, that's a nice dress." Aggrion said appreciatively when I reappeared.
"Oh this?" I replied, trying to hide my gratified blush.

The picnic basket contained a selection of the most exotic and romantic food and drink available and we wasted none of it. I got quite giggly from all the champagne, Aggrion was positively chatty (for him). Once the picnic ran out we sat side by side and watched the water lapping at the bank, listening to the splash of frogs, totally content in one anothers silence. I leaned back and closed my eyes, trying to commit the moment to memory when I felt a large hand on mine, I opened my eyes as Aggrion gently took my chin turning my face his way.

"Ary, I want you to know that you are more than just a friend." He said in little more than a whisper.

Then he leaned down and kissed me and I had the presence of mind to close my gaping mouth in time to return his kiss.

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