Okay warning - this story is really long. It's 12 pages in word. There's only one swear word in it but other than that it's all Gwevin. This particular story takes place in Above & Beyond & before Vendetta. I hope you enjoy it as much as I loved typing it. One More thing ~ I do not own Ben 10 or The Princess Bride
It was an early Friday night. Ben, Gwen & Kevin were waiting in Max's plumber's head quarters waiting for orders. Even though Gwen could be patient, the two boys could not even stand not doing anything for two minutes.
"What's taking grandpa so long?" Ben asked slightly annoyed.
"Ben do you even know how grandpa gets his orders?" Gwen asked him
"Then button it Tennyson cause here he is." Kevin said noticing that Max had now entered the room looking at a sheet of paper.
"Good news kids. There are no reports coming in from anywhere so you have tonight off."
"Alright I can watch the Sumo Slammers marathon tonight." Ben said in triumph
"Sorry Ben but I need you for another mission."
"Aww man. What's the mission?" Ben said in defeat. He was never going to watch his precious Sumo Slammers.
"Well I believe that the Plumber's Helpers are ready to go to the Plumber's Academy but I need to put them to a test to make sure that they are ready to become Plumbers." Max explained
"Are Gwen & Kevin going to be helping?"
"Nope. They're going to be half-across the galaxy on another mission." Max said winking at Gwen & Kevin.
"Oh I get it." Gwen said
"I don't." Ben said in confusion
"What's not to get Tennyson? If they call us we'd just be doing the job for them rather then them doing it themselves." Kevin explained to Ben
"Oh I get it now. So what do I have to do with that grandpa?"
Gwen looked at her watch. It read 7:00pm. She had karate practice at 7:30pm. She needed to leave now if she wanted to get there in time.
"Sorry grandpa. I got to go. I have karate practice in half an hour."
"Wait up Gwen. I'll give you a ride there since I'm not needed here tonight." Kevin said smugly.
"Lucky." Ben said bitterly. He then turned to Max. "So grandpa what do you want me to do exactly?"
"Well I need you to attack me because you're going to be out of control…" Max started explaining to Ben
Kevin raced out to his green and black car & saw Gwen was already in her usual seat. He hopped into his car, started the engine & drove off to the old gym where Gwen's karate practice was held.
The drive was pretty quiet. Neither teen spoke a word to each other. This was the first Friday they had off in months & had no idea how they wanted to spend it. Kevin could not stand the silence in his car. Then an idea popped into his head.
"What are you doing after karate practice?"
"Umm I was going to hit the books again."
Kevin groaned. That's all Gwen did. Look through one book after the other to find a cure for him. He decided right then that she needed a break.
"Well what if we saw a movie instead?"
"There's nothing out at the moment that I want to see but it is a very sweet gesture Kevin." Gwen said putting her hand on Kevin's hand. With his I.D. mask on, Kevin could feel his cheeks starting to go red when Gwen touched him.
"What if I brought a bunch of DVD's over and we watch them? I don't want you staying up so late trying to find a spell for something that's hopeless."
"It's not hopeless Kevin. I will find a way to change you back." Gwen said sternly
Kevin smiled. He should've known better. It would take a lot more to convince Gwen that something was hopeless.
"Anyway you're having a break Gwen. I'll pick you up after karate and we can go to your place or mine & watch DVD's." Kevin said as they pulled into the street of the old gym. They were ten minutes early. Kevin parked his car in front of the old gym. He turned to face Gwen. She was looking at him; beaming happily.
"It sounds like fun Kevin. I'll let my parents know you're coming over. Although I hope you don't mind, could we watch my favourite movie first?"
"As long as it isn't that vampire movie or some other chick flick that's cool."
Gwen smiled at Kevin. She kissed Kevin on the cheek before exiting the car.
"I'll call my parents now & see you in an hour."
Gwen pulled out her mobile & dialed her home number as she walked to the entrance of the old gym. Kevin watched her enter the gym. He couldn't help but zone out from the world every time he was with Gwen. She was his everything; he loved her so much but he could never tell her. He wasn't very good at explaining how he felt but with Gwen he wanted to tell her everything. He snapped out of his phase and drove off to his home. He ran inside and nearly knocked over his mum.
"Kevin? What's the big rush?"
"Sorry mum." Kevin helped his mum & checked that she was ok. "I'm going to be out late so…"
"Maybe after eleven o'clock. Why?" He started going through their collection of DVD's
"I want you home by 10:30pm. Don't you have plumbers business tonight? Or a mission?"
"Nope Gwen & I have the night off so we were going to have movie night at her place."
"I see. Is this the Gwen you always talk about dear?
"I want to meet her & her parents."
Kevin froze at hearing the word "parents". He had meet Gwen's parents once before. He slowly turned towards his mum still stunned by the word.
"Uhh you don't need to do that. Besides Gwen is really smart & strong…"
"And you're completely smitten by her. I remember when I was your age & completely in love with your father."
Kevin paused what he was doing & looked at his mother. She was off in her own world remembering the memories of herself & Devin. Kevin went back to looking for DVD's but gave up.
"I have nothing to take over. All I have are horror & action movies."
"What about a nice romantic comedy?"
"No thanks mum."
"It was just a suggestion. What's wrong with those DVD's?"
"Gwen doesn't like horror movies cause she thinks they're unrealistic & action movies are too violent for her."
"Aren't you just the gentleman? Not taking any of your favourite movies because your girlfriend doesn't like them. That's such a gentleman thing to do. What time do you have to pick her up?"
Kevin checked his mobile which read the time of 8:10pm.
"Oh no I'm going to be late. Bye mum I'll call you later. Love you." Kevin said running through the door. He got into his car and drove off towards the old gym.
He arrived at the old gym just in time as Gwen was walking out of practice. She jumped into the car & the two teens headed towards Gwen's house.
They arrived at Gwen's house ten minutes later. Before either teen entered Gwen's house, Gwen's plumbers badge started to beep with an incoming message.
"This is Gwen."
"Gwen its Pierce. We need your help. Ben's out of control & is attacking Max on a satellite."
"Sorry Pierce. Kevin & I are on a mission. We're half across the galaxy. I don't think we're going to be able to make it back in time. Your team will have to deal with Ben but we'll try & get to you as soon as we can."
"Okay. Thanks Gwen."
Gwen turned off her badge so there would be no other interruptions. She turned to Kevin & the two teens burst into laughter.
"I can't believe they bought that!" Gwen said through the giggle fits.
The front door opened with Frank Tennyson standing in the way looking at the two teens in confusion.
"What's so funny?"
"Plumbers joke dad. You wouldn't get it." Gwen said trying her best not to laugh.
Frank looked at Kevin who was still laughing from the message. When he noticed Frank looking at him, he straightened up & became quiet.
"Uhh hello Mr. Tennyson. I won't be staying too late as my mum is expecting me home by 10:30pm."
"Alright then. Gwen you'll have to use the T.V. set in the rumpus room. There's some new show your mother wants to watch so the big T.V. has been taken."
"That's ok dad. Come on Kev."
Gwen took Kevin's hand & led him inside. They passed the kitchen & went into a small room which had a pool table, T.V. & DVD player set up. There were two couches; Kevin sat down on one of them; almost getting sucked into it.
"Whoa! What's up with this couch Gwen?"
"It used to be Ken's. I'll go get the DVD & make us some popcorn."
Gwen left the room leaving Kevin to explore it. He stood up & checked out the pool table. It looked like it was an old table or maybe it hadn't been used in a long time as it was covered in dust. He found some cupboards & opened them. It was full of old board games. Board games he hadn't seen since he was little. He could smell the popcorn from the kitchen. His mouth watered. He loved anything Gwen cooked; he told her once that she should be a chef when she brought him some cookies. Of course she had told him that cooking wasn't really her thing but thanked him for the compliment all the same.
Gwen re-entered the room with a big bowl of popcorn & the DVD. Kevin walked over to the popcorn & began to eat it. He then saw the DVD. Gwen handed it to him.
"The Princess Bride?" Kevin asked with a mouthful of popcorn
"It's my favourite."
Kevin swallowed the popcorn & turned the DVD over so he could read the blur.
"A young boy with the flu, his granddad reads him The Princess Bride. A girl named Buttercup who is the most beautiful woman in the world. Well I think they got that part wrong cause Gwen Tennyson is the most beautiful woman in the world."
"You are so corny Kevin." Gwen said grabbing some popcorn & flicking a piece towards Kevin's head. It hit his forehead & fell on the DVD. Kevin picked it up & ate it.
"I maybe corny but I'm telling the truth. Anyway umm there's a guy named Westley, evil prince & henchmen. Gwen are you sure this isn't a chick flick?"
"Yes Kev. Besides there's action in this."
"I thought you didn't like action movies."
"I don't but I make an exception for this movie."
Gwen took the DVD out of its case and placed it in the player. She turned the T.V. on & sat down on the other couch next to the sinking couch. Kevin sat beside her holding the bowl of popcorn.
Gwen it the play button on the controller & the movie began to play.
Within the first minute of the movie Kevin burst into laughter from the grandfather's entrance to his sick grandson's room. Gwen looked at him confused; what was so funny?
When he noticed Gwen looking at him; Kevin explained why he burst into laughter.
"Look its Ben & Max."
"Are you putting people we know into this movie for your own humor?"
"Yes." Kevin said putting on his devilish grin.
Gwen groaned. "Sometimes I have to remember why I love him so much" she thought to herself. She placed her hand in Kevin's. Kevin could feel his cheeks starting to go red again.
Four minutes into the movie & Kevin burst into laughter again.
"Oh my gosh! This kid is exactly like Ben. He can't stand kissing of any kind. Aww man this movie's going to be great."
"Which character do you think I am?" Gwen asked out of curiousity.
"Does that make you Westley, the farm boy?"
"As you wish."
Gwen smiled & kissed Kevin's cheek. She then made herself more comfortable by placing her head on his chest. Kevin could swear that his tempter had gone up. He felt like he was burning. Either from Gwen's kiss or from her using him as a pillow. He wasn't sure but he managed to calm himself down & continued to watch the movie.
Six minutes into the movie & Prince Humperdinck was introduced. Kevin didn't like the character at all.
"There's Darkstar. Hold up why's Buttercup marrying him? I thought she loved Westley."
"She believes that Westley is dead. Besides she doesn't love him. She said that she would never love again. Prince Humperdinck can pick any maiden to be his bride. Now be quiet & watch the movie." Gwen said turning her eyes to the colour of a dark bright pink.
"Ok sorry but I am going say which characters are like people we know."
"What will it take to make you quiet so I can watch the movie?"
"Well you could always kiss me."
"As you wish."
Gwen placed her hands on Kevin's cheeks pulled him into a passionate kiss. Her lips locked on to his lips; both teens closed their eyes. They came apart a moment later. Kevin didn't want it to end but he knew better than to press his luck.
"Now be quiet & watch movie." Gwen warned him.
It took less than a minute for Kevin to come up with his next bunch of people when henchmen appeared on the screen.
"There's Argit, Pierce & Manny." Kevin said with chuckle thinking of Manny as the giant. He soon became quiet again when Gwen glared at him with daggers.
The two continued to watch the movie until it came to part where Inigo told of his father's death. Kevin's face went pale. Gwen noticed this & became concerned.
"I think that I may be more like this guy than Pierce is…"
"We can stop the movie if you want."
"No. I'm ok. Who's the guy in black?"
"You'll have to wait and find out."
"You can die too for all I care."
"AS… YOU… WISH."
"Oh my sweet Westley what have I done?"
"So the guy in black was the farm boy?"
"Why didn't he just tell her then? It was pretty stupid of her to throw herself down that hill."
"Kevin she thought he was dead. If he told her that he was Westley, she would assume that he is mocking her."
"This movie is so confusing."
"Boo. Boo. Boo."
"Why do you do this?"
"Because you had love in your hands, and you gave it up."
"But they would have killed Westley if I hadn't done it."
"Your true love lives. And you marry another. True love saved her in the Fire Swamp, and she treated it like garbage. And that's what she is, The Queen of Refuse. So bow down to her if you want, bow to her. Bow to the Queen of Slime, the Queen of Filth, the Queen of Putrescence. Boo. Boo. Rubbish. Filth. Slime. Muck. Boo. Boo. Boo."
"Wow. There's Verdona."
"How did you manage to put my grandmother in there & she would not say such horrible things about me."
"She probably would if you married someone other than me. She likes me remember."
"No she said that you were like grandpa. Besides even if I did marry someone else…"
"Which is never going to happen cause I'll be there to stop it from happening."
"If I do get married to someone else it'll be my choice but since my farm boy won't allow it I guess just have to settle for him."
"Damn straight you'll have to. If any other guy so much as tries to ask you out, I'll scare them off."
"Tyrone, you know how much I love watching you work, but I've got my country's 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder and Guilder to frame for it; I'm swamped."
"Wait so the prince trying to kill Buttercup? I really don't like that guy. He's too much like Darkstar."
"Gee Kevin that's real comforting. Now be quiet."
"Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."
"Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."
"Hello! My name is Inigo Montoya! You killed my father! Prepare to die!"
"Stop saying that!"
"HELLO! MY NAME IS INIGO MONTOYA! YOU KILLED MY FATHER! PREPARE TO DIE!"
"Offer me money."
"Power, too, promise me that."
"All that I have and more. Please..."
"Offer me anything I ask for."
"Anything you want..."
"I want my father back, you son of a bitch!"
Kevin felt the tears running down his cheeks as he watched Inigo kill his father's murderer. For so long Kevin's mother told Kevin that his father had died on a plumber's mission but never actually told him how he had died. Gwen noticed that Kevin was crying & paused the movie.
"I think that I'm like five percent of that guy. I may not know what killed my dad but I want revenge if ever find out what did kill him. Although I think the other ninety-five percent of me is more like…"
"Yeah" Kevin said sniffling. Gwen passed him a box of tissues. Kevin took one tissue & blew his nose. He then chucked the scrunched tissue into the bin in the corner.
"It's almost over."
Gwen hit the play button & the moved continued.
"Since the invention of the kiss, there have been five kisses rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind. The end."
"Is that it?"
"Well the last few minutes is just the grandfather & grandson talking but other than that…"
"As you wish."
Both teens went back to looking at the screen watching the movie go into the credits. They then turned back to look at each other.
"So did you like the movie?"
"Yeah. I did."
Gwen leaned towards Kevin & placed another kiss on his lips. When they parted she placed her forehead on his & looked into his deep onyx eyes. He was looking into her green emerald eyes. They would be together forever; they knew that if Darkstar or Charmcaster tried to seduce them again it never work. Their love for each other was as strong as Westley & Buttercup's love. Gwen looked away to check the time. She looked back Kevin & smiled.
"Your curfew was five minutes ago."
"I'd better be going then. Your dad will kick me out otherwise."
"I'll walk you out to your car."
Both teens got up & headed towards the front door. As they passed the lounge room Kevin stopped in his tracks.
"Goodnight Mr & Mrs. Tennyson."
"Goodnight Kevin." Lily Tennyson replied sweetly
"Night Kevin." Frank Tennyson said without looking from his newspaper.
Kevin walked to the front door; Gwen was already holding it open for him & closed it after him.
Gwen walked him to his car but before he got in he turned to face Gwen.
"I had fun tonight."
"Wow can I get a recording of you saying that again?"
"Ha ha very funny."
He placed a kiss on her forehead & smiled sweetly.
"Goodnight my Princess Bride."
"Wait I haven't kissed you goodnight."
Gwen stood on her tip toes to kiss Kevin on the cheek.
"Goodnight my farm boy. I'll see you tomorrow."
Gwen turned & began to head towards her house. Before she reached the front door she spun on her heel as Kevin called out to her.
"As you wish."
Gwen smiled & blew him another kiss. She opened the door & entered her house. Kevin got into his car & drove off to his own home. Long before he reached his house he kept thinking about the line Inigo had said to his father's murderer. Kevin's thoughts started to become irrational. He knew some where out in the universe was his father's killer & he knew what he wanted to say to that murder.
"My name is Kevin Ethan Levin. You killed my father. Prepare to die."
Okay I think that this is the most cheesy/corny story I have ever written. I have one more one-shot to write which is going to be Gwen's present to Kevin but it's nothing icky (if you get my meaning). Anyway stay tuned; read or read & review ~ doesn't bother me what you do