A/N: Hey y'all! I'm very new to the Gorillaz fandom. My name is Heidi (just in case you couldn't tell), and I really wanted to branch out to new fandoms. Anyway, my very best friend in the whole wide world is helping me write this. Her name is AngelZ of DarKness, and her Gorillaz fics are great. If you want to know more about me or her, just check out my author's page. Reviews are welcome, and I hope you enjoy the fic. P.S. I am currently taking multichapter requests at the moment, so just PM me!
Russell silently sewed the belly of his next taxidermed animal. A soft smile was on his lips as he did what he loved to do, especially with the one little girl he cared most for right at his side. She often helped him a lot with his favorite hobby. What else could a man like himself ask for?
Noodle watched silently with a smile of her own. Unlike normal little girls who would be disgusted by the sight, she was intrigued by it. "That looks really cool." She complemented with a grin, "Another one to go with your collection." She said, pointing over to all of his dead animals he had fixed up to make look still very alive. It was a rather big display of them, and over the years, she had helped with all of them.
"Where should we put this one Noods?" He asked as he looked down at the much smaller girl. At ten years old, she wasn't very tall, or big at all for that matter.
Noodle put her hand to her chin, mimicking the act of thinking. "I think we should put it in my room." She answered honestly. Russell chuckled and patted her head. "I was being serious!" She said, almost in offense. "It will make my room look so cool!"
Russell rolled his eyes and picked up the animal before lugging it over to his large collection. "You know how I feel about my prized possessions. You're one of them so you should know, I protect them with my life and I'll refuse to give them away." He told her with a smirk before collapsing on his bed.
Noodle giggled and hopped onto his bed. "What a lame excuse," She mumbled with a light blush. "I'm just like 2D and Muds... Nothing too special." She muttered, referring to the other band members. Her forest green eyes stared into his soulful white ones before she began to bounce on his bed. "You're weird." She giggled.
"Not as weird as you though." Russell replied with a smile. He wondered why Noodle would say something like that though... That she wasn't important to him. He couldn't explain it, but there was this connection between he and Noodle. Albeit she was only ten years old, it was like he was her protector or something. "You are important to me Noods." He shrugged. "Murdoc and 2D are just idiots." He laughed.
"I'll agree with that." She said as she continued to bounce on the bed slightly. She fell back onto the bed beside him before giving him a serious look, "You know you are more important to me too right?" She grinned and grabbed his arm. "You are going to be my husband, aren't you?" She said suddenly.
Russell stared at her for a long moment, "Ain't I a little too old for you?" He asked, not taking her comment too seriously though it did stay on his mind. She couldn't be serious, could she? Hell, she was only a little girl.
Noodle scoffed slightly, "I don't mean now, Russ!" She said as she looked up at him. "When I'm older. But I'm not wearing a dress. Murdoc and 2D can be in the wedding too, and we'll be husband and wife." She told him in a matter of fact tone of voice. She sounded pretty serious about this, and Russel really wasn't sure what to say without hurting her, or coming off as a tad creepy. When he did finally speak, it was only about 2D and Murdoc again.
"I don't think Muds would like that too much." He tried to joke. Noodle as his wife though... It did sound about right. He wouldn't mind it to be honest. He was sure the both of them would be happy together.
Noodle puffed her cheeks and looked away, "Well they can suck it up. If they bring home all those ladies to be happy, then couldn't I marry you without having to be worried? They don't even have to wear those fancy clothes. They can't go naked though." She added on and hugged his arm. "I already claim you as mine Russel." He thought the gesture was sweet, so he decided that he'd play along with her.
"And I shall claim you as mine, now where's my ring?" He asked, of course only joking with the small girl. However, Noodle was completely serious, and quite frankly, Russell was getting a kick out of this. She was so easy to mess with, and you could make her mad so fast.
"A ring?" She asked incredulously. "Shouldn't I be the one getting the ring? I am a lady after all." She retorted.
"Relax Noods." He put his hands up in mock surrender. "I was only kidding." He chuckled.
Noodle quickly hopped up and ran towards the door. "I'll find you a ring! If it's the last thing I do." She said as she yanked the door open. "It'll make you happy, and until I do find one, you better be ready to marry me." She huffed before rushing out, letting the door slam rather loudly behind her. Boy, she sure was determined. Russell merely sighed and put his head in his hands. She was such a handful sometimes, but he loved it. A part of him was curious to see if she would actually bring back a ring, but he knew she would. When she said something, she meant it. Noodle always stuck to her word.
A/N: To be continued...?