Sense Of Contradiction

Chapter Ten

Hours later that morning, before the sun even began to rise, Mr. Todd was awoken from his gaze on Mrs. Lovett when he felt cold drops of water fall onto his face.

Mrs. Lovett shifted in her sleep as she began to slowly awaken, murmuring his name softly as she stirred.

Sweeney watched Mrs. Lovett stir in her sleep as the rain continued to drip onto her face, suddenly her eyes fluttered open.

She brought up her hand to shield her face as she blinked focusing her eyes as she awoke, "Love?" She questioned.

Mr. Todd had never been so relieved to have a person wake up before, "I'm here."

She smiled then glanced around. "Where are we?" She asked.

"We're in an alley... far from Fleet Street, but we have to get out of the rain so you don't get sick." He replied as he pulled her up so they were face to face.

She held her head as the world spun a bit, she then blinked and held on to him. "Right, so where we off to dear?"

"I'm not sure yet, hopefully we can find some place to stay for now... We're going to have to change your name."

Mrs. Lovett frowned and looked over at him, " What do ya mean? What 'bout yours?"

"Todd is a very common name pet." Mr. Todd answered with a small grin creeping across his face.

"So is Lovett." She pouted at him before thinking for a second. "We're going to 'ave to do something about your hair." She said smiling and turning in front of him as wrapped her arms around his neck, kissing him lightly.

He pulled out of her kiss after remembering that they were in an alley in the rain, "We should get going, are you feeling well enough to walk?"

She smiled and leaned on him, "Yeah, just a bit dizzy every once and a while."

"We'll just go slow, but we have to be cautious, if the boy did go to the law they probably have watch dogs hunting for us right now."

"I can keep up love, just a bit woozy every so often."

He ignored her and starting sitting up, taking her with him. Cautiously he put her to her feet and put his hands on her hips so she could get her balance.

She held her head for a second and leaned on him before opening her eyes and smiling up at him. "Ready to take off love?"

"Hold on," Mr. Todd then picked up their things and had Mrs. Lovett hold onto his arm.

"Now give me some of that love, ya can't possibly want to be carryin' it all." She scolded, reaching for a bag.

Mr. Todd only pulled them away from her and handed her the small sack of money. "Now let's go, don't let go of me."

She chuckled and took the money sack. "I'm not a little girl love, I can manage walking all right for the most part."

He simply glared at her before she rolled her eyes and took his arm and quickly he led them down the alleyway.

Their steps passed streets which turned into blocks. They don't know how long they walked but when they reached the seashore, the sun was just peeking up from behind the sea.

She kept a firm grip on his arm, walking in silence, until she let go of his arm and started to fall over.

Seeing her stumble, Sweeney quickly dropped their things and caught her before she fell.

She dropped the money bag as she clung to his arms, hanging onto him.

"You really should be more careful pet." He sighed as he held onto her tightly.

Mrs. Lovett chuckled shakily. "Yeah suppose I do." She moved closer to him and let out a shaky breath as she wrapped her arms around him.

Mr. Todd rested his chin gently on the top of her head before whispering into her ear, "Are you alright?"

She nodded her head holding him tightly. "How bad does it look?" She asked, referring to the mark on her head from the fall.

"It should be fine, but last night you had me pretty-" He didn't want her to know that he was actually worried.

"How long was I out for?" She asked hesitantly, already knowing he had been worried from the way she awoke in his arms hours before.

"You came in and out of consciousness for a few hours." He replied quietly.

She sighed and leaned heavier against him before muttering, "Bloody 'ell."

"What?

"That's not good at all, is it?" Mrs. Lovett asked, trying to chuckle.

"It's fine now, that's all that matters." Mr. Todd answered before remembering that they were standing in the middle of a beach.

"Is it?" She asked doubtfully, looking up into his eyes, "We have no place to go."

"We can find some place..." Sweeney answered, "We could buy a place off of someone."

Mrs. Lovett didn't answer, she just held him tighter and buried her face in his chest.

"Mrs. Lovett I can't help but hold some sense of contradiction knowing that I will love you until it kills me." He replied as he looked straight into her eyes.

Their gazes locked as Mrs. Lovett's tears brightened her eyes. She just got everything she had ever wanted. The sea, and Sweeney Todd. So as their faces grew closer together, Mrs. Lovett closed her eyes and kissed the only man she had ever loved passionately.

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It was merely a week ago when Mr. Todd and Mrs. Lovett's incident gradually turned into them falling so deeply in love and during that week they had managed to kill and bake Beadle Bamford and Judge Turpin and most importantly showed and admitted their true feelings for one another.

And shortly after their escape to the seaside they found an abanded cottage and are currently residing there. A month of their escape Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett eloped and she became, Mrs. Sweeney Todd.

Fin