"Disgust? Are you awake?"
A whisper echoed among the atmosphere, swirling into the gentle wind, and vanishing at last. Slowly, Disgust opened her eyes, struggling to against her will to let them heavily fall closed. As she rubbed them, she carefully sat up, leaning herself against the nearest wall, letting the cold sensation awaken her.
"I'm glad you're awake! I was getting worried. I didn't think you would ever wake up!" said Fear, now above a whisper.
"Shhh! Seriously Fear, you thought I would never wake up? What kind of logic is that?" Disgust scoffed, "But really, how long have you been awake?"
"Uhhh… 5 minutes?" Fear shivered.
"Wow, it must've been forever, huh?" Disgust laughed, her attention then changing, "Um, Fear? Are you cold?"
"Yeah… why? Am I shivering?"
"Yeah, it's kind of obvious. I mean… I don't blame you, I'm cold too- wait a minute!" Disgust suddenly exclaimed, "Why are we outside?" she began to tremble under the cold breeze.
"Because! I wanted to look at the dreams!" Fear said with excitement, "Don't you remember walking out here?"
"No… not really."
"We must have both been in a daze. Are you cold?"
"Oh my gosh, you literally just asked me that!" Disgust threw her arms up. Suddenly, her whole world flipped inside out. She smiled, her heart fluttering and her cheeks heating up. Carefully, she scooted closer and closer to Fear, until her arm touched his. She closed her eyes and leaned her head on his shoulder.
"But I'm not anymore," she sighed.
Fear blushed in the midst of silence, until she softly said, "Neither am I. That's why I brought this. I found it in my room," He pulled out a fluffy pink blanket, gently wrapping it around himself and Disgust, until they were bundled up together, safe from the chilly winds. Suddenly, Disgust began to lightly chuckle.
"What? What is it?!" Fear demanded.
"Nothing… it's just, you had a fuzzy pink blanket?"
"Awww what? Is that funny or something?"
"No. I just… think it's kind of cute."
"Oh," Fear smiled. Brushing the thought aside, he lovingly wrapped his arms around her, gently resting his head on her. She tightly squeezed him in return. Their hearts melted, safe in each other's arms. Here they were together, with nothing else in the moment but each other and the glistening dreams that hung over imagination land.
"The dreams are beautiful!" Disgust laughed.
Fear was flustered at the sound of her laugh, and how pretty it was. "Disgust," he said, "I think you're a dream-"
"Look, there's something falling from the sky!" Disgust interrupted.
Was she just changing the conversation? Fear worried. No, but there was something truly real and there. Daisies were swiftly floating from the direction of the dreams, dancing among the breeze, softly landing on the blanket and surrounding where they were cuddled. It was romantic and surreal. And he thought he would be scared, but something was holding him back. He never felt so calm and safe.
I can't believe there's actual flowers falling from the sky!" Disgust cried, "Fear, I have an idea! We should make flower crowns!"
"Um, what's a flower crown?" Fear was confused.
"It's like a crown," Disgust explained, "It goes on your head, but it's made of flowers!"
"Here, I'll make us some," Disgust poked her hands outside the blanket and began to carefully weave the stems, one by one, until she had two perfect flower crowns.
"One for me," she put one on, "and one for you!" she plopped the second one on his head.
They laughed. Disgust gazed up at up him, butterflies in her heart, and she slowly leaned forward and planted a kiss on his cheek. Fear's cheeks brightly flushed, as she laughed and cuddled herself up against him.
"Disgust," Fear's heart pounded, "I just… I just wanted to say… I'm never afraid when I'm with you."
"I'm… not weirded out by anything with you any longer," Disgust said, "And it feels amazing."
"I… I don't know."
"I don't know either," Fear lowered the blanket, gently stroking Disgust's hair, "I think… I… Disgust, I've always loved you."
Silence surrounded them, their hearts fluttering, wide awake.
"I know, Fear. I love you too."
Fear beamed, and Disgust's eyes sparkled. Something amazing was happening. Closer and closer they came to each other, their arms around each other, the dreams high above the world. Breathless, their lips gently came together. Everything was at peace. Neither had anything to dismay nor fear, as they sat together in love, under the thousands of lights.
They slowly came out of their embrace, embellished in a dream. Disgust reached up to her crown, picking a daisy off. Gently cupping it in her hands, she placed them in Fear's, and together they let it go in the wind, watching as the petals swirled into an aura of purple and green. Joining the dreams in the sky, it bursts into ten thousand stars, turning into ten thousand more dreams, dreams that they get to share. Dreams from their hearts, wonders of the future, because they would be there beside each other, forever.
Oh my goodness, it so hard to believe I finished this after over a year. I honestly never thought I would, but I did, and I'm so happy! I can't thank you all enough for all the love, follows and comments. You don't even know how warm and fuzzy it made me feel! Did anyone spot the phrase "inside out" in one of the paragraphs? Because it was there! Anyways, thank you so so much for reading, and let me know how you liked it. I love you all, and I hope you have an amazing day! ~ Jess