Fang sat on the couch next to me, his hair mussed up in that just-got-out-of-bed way that flying always did to it.

"Sorry I missed your birthday…" He said sheepishly. He'd been in Australia at the time, meeting up with some of the mutants down there. I elbowed him, and he grinned.

"Meh, don't worry about it. I was only my 21st, there'll be plenty more of them." Fang leaned back against the couch, raising an eyebrow. "Hey, it was mine too. I think I deserve an apology." He joked. I scowled, preparing myself for the ribbing I was going to get. "I'm not saying sorry." I said. "But, I'll make it up to you."

He did that annoying half-smile and I almost threw up my stomach with the flips it did. "I'll bake you a batch of cookies." I told him, but he shook his head only seconds after. "Cookies? For a birthday? Yeah right, Max."

"Well what do you want instead?" Fang looked thoughtful for a moment, and then leaned forward and kissed me. "Go out with me." He breathed. I pulled away, and looked the other direction. He stood up, hands on hips. "Come on, you're not still denying me? I've answered every single one of your reasons. You can't have more…"

"I bet it's not that hard to come up with answers." I said as I stood up, avoiding his accusation. He looked at me patronisingly. "If it's not hard, then how about you try it? I'll ask the questions, and you answer."

"Fine."

"Fine. How can I rely on you to protect me when you're always the one getting in trouble?"

"Um…" I paused, feeling the time ticking by. "I'll… stop getting in trouble with you around?"

Fang snorted. "That'll never seduce anyone. Try again." I nodded, preparing myself mentally. "If we had kids, they'd be expected to lead the next generation of flocks."

I had a response almost immediately. "Then I'm sure they'll be just as successful as us." Fang smiled again. "Much better. One more?" I nodded. Fang's eyes unfocused, and I could tell he was thinking of another question. "Will you marry me?" He suddenly asked.

I felt my jaw drop to the floor. Marriage…..? Fang crossed his arms. "I do kinda need an answer sometime is the next hundred years, Max."

I rushed over and hugged him, burying my face in his chest, mumbling something. His lips rested on top of my head as he said "I can't hear you." I kicked him in the shin, but seconds later looked up and kissed him. "Of course I will, you idiot." I whispered. Fang smiled against my lips, and for that few seconds, the world was just us.

"You'll have to wear a dress, you know." Fang said, breaking the kiss. I shook my head, determined to get my way this time. "Not if I have any say in the matter."

He laughed, grabbing my hand. "I love you."

"….I love you too."


I hope you all enjoyed that.
It has been a lot of fun writing this, and I can't put into words how much I loved all the support and nice reviews.
I'm not planning to do any more MR stuff for a while, unless anyone has any good ideas. A sequel was suggested, and if people are interested, I might keep going.
Want more? The lovely Truth be told I'm lying is turning every reason into a oneshot, so they'll each have a story.

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-NeonSyzygy