It was that one time of the year when the sky in Twilight Town would be filled with stars. Three people were currently laying on the grass in their backyard, admiring the twinkling stars that danced in the midnight blue sky.
"Where's that constellation?" a blonde-haired girl asked in a cheerful tone.
"Um.. I'm not sure. All I really know is Orion," her father replied.
"Then where's Orion?"
The little girl giggled. "Dad, I thought you said you always paid attention in school."
"Yeah!" a raven-haired girl of the same age said, giggling as well. "And you said you were the smartest student in your grade."
"He told you that?" a black-haired woman asked, holding in her arms a sleeping two-year-old. "He was always caught sleeping in class."
"Dad, you liar!" the twins said in unison, pointing an accusing finger at him.
The sunshine-haired man scratched the back of his head, laughing nervously. "Fine, you got me.. Thanks a lot, Xion."
"No problem, Roxas," she giggled, then turned to her daughters. "It's almost one am, girls. Time for bed."
"Alright, mom. I am kinda tired.." the dark-haired twin said, yawning as her sister soon joined in.
The family entered the little house and walked up the stairs, into a light green room. The couple tucked their two girls in bed, giving them goodnight kisses in the process. They were about to exit the door, until one of the twins spoke up.
"Wait!" the blonde girl exclaimed. "Can you tell us a bedtime story?"
"Oh! A bedtime story! Please?" the other one pleaded.
Their parents sighed, though allowed their lips to curve into a small smile. Both of them walked over to the single beds; Roxas sat on his black-haired daughters's bed, while Xion sat on the other.
"So, what kind of story do yo-"
"Sh, girls, you'll wake your brother up." their mother said as the baby in her arms stirred.
The sisters giggled. "Sorry."
"How about a fairytale?" Roxas suggested.
"How about.. the story of.." the black-haired girl trailed off.
"Oh! How did you two fall in love?" the other twin asked with excitement in her voice.
The young couple exchanged looks and smiled at each other, a faint blush on their cheeks.
"You wanna tell them?" Xion asked her husband.
"Nah, you're a better storyteller than I am," he replied, chuckling.
His wife turned to their kids, her smile still as bright as ever and a pink blush on her cheeks visible. "Well," she paused, replaying all their memories in her head. "It all started with a skateboarding lesson.."
"You really had to tell them about that?" the blonde asked.
"What? It's funny, and it's a part of our past. I don't wanna leave anything out." the charcoal-haired woman replied.
"Out of all the times Axel embarrassed me, you had to pick that one.." he frowned. "Oh, you're just mean."
She giggled, then proceeded in wrapping her arms around his neck. "I love you."
He wrapped his arms around her waist, smiling. "I love you, too," his frown returned. "But I'm still mad, you know."
Xion laughed. "Hey, Roxas.."
"Promise we'll be together forever?"
And this is where Skateboarding Lessons ends!
I hope you all liked the ending.
I truly loved writing this story. It helped me get better in writing as well as taught me a few things. Yes, an author's own story can even teach them something. Never give up on something you can't go a day without thinking. You'll find that special person one day, who knows, they might be right in front of you. Distance makes the mind forget, but the heart will always remember the bond you shared with someone. And many other things. I hope you guys remember the small messages I've put in this story. :)
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