Climb Every Mountain

*I went to the Sound of Music Sing Along and just had to write something about the Sound of Music. The one thing that makes me mad throughout the whole movie is that there is no scene where they tell the children they are getting married. So I've decided to add on. Some things are from the movie and they could be wrong, I don't remember the exact words…sorry!

"Is there anybody that I should ask for permission to marry you?" Captain Georg von Trapp whispered.

"How about we ask the-" Maria Rainer started, staring into the Captain's eyes.

"Children?" The Captain finished for her and then chuckled. Maria nodded and smiled. The Captain leaned his head down and their lips found each other. They had both been waiting for this for a long while. And now that there was no Baroness or guilt in the way, they were free to love each other.

They pulled apart as rain started to pitter patter against the glass gazebo. Maria's mind flashed back to the night she first got here. She remembered so clearly Gretyl running into her room, slamming the door open as she did so. The little girl looked so frightened. Maria remembered singing her song to them, remembering when she used to sing it to herself quietly when she was little.

"What is going on in that crazy little head of yours?" The Captain teased and reached up and placed his hands on her cheek. She sighed happily at the touch and closed her eyes.

"About a million things" The rain was now coming down in sheets and she knew that there the thunder and lightning was going to start soon.

The Captain kissed her forehead and wrapped his arm around her for a hug. Maria wrapped her arms around his back and enjoyed the warmth of his embrace.

But then a thought hit her.

"Captain?"

"Please, Maria, call me Georg"

"Alright, Georg" She grinned, she had never said his name before, it felt so foreign, but yet so right.

"So what was it that you were about to say?"

She pulled away slightly so she could look at him."I was just thinking, what if I wake up and this has all been a dream. What if I'm still at the Abbey and Reverend Mother still hasn't sent me back?"

"Maria, if it is a dream, then we are both having the same exact dream"

"I just hope it's not a dream that would be quite awful"

"My darling, I'm positive it's not a dream" Georg chuckled.

Maria leaned up and kissed his cheek lightly. She smiled at him and she was about to say something when a loud boom came from the sky. She jumped away from the Captain and looked back toward the house.

"We should get back to the house!" She exclaimed

"Why?"

Maria didn't say a word; she simply sent him a small smile and ran off toward the villa. He laughed to himself and he followed her. She was much quicker than he was, probably because she spent a lot of time rushing back to the Abbey, or it could possibly be that she was a couple years younger than him.

By the time he got to the porch, she was already inside. He was soaking wet as he trudged into the large house. He wondered where Maria had gone, but he stopped wondering as soon as he saw drips of water going over to the stairway and up the stairs.

He quickly followed the footsteps and found himself being led to the governess' room. He expected to see her finding different clothes to slip on, but instead he found his 7 children all gathered on the bed, ducking their heads as the clap of thunder.

He predicted that Maria was changing in her bathroom, so he jogged to his room and quickly changed as well. He walked back to Maria's room and walked into the room. "Good evening, children" They all jumped and looked at their father in fear. Was he going to send them to their room like the last they got caught? "Were you afraid of the thunder and lightning?"

Marta rushed up to her father "It's just so loud!" She hugged him tightly and he picked her up and chuckled at her.

At that moment, Maria came out and noticed everyone in her room. "Oh, hello!"

"Fraulien Maria!" Brigitta exclaimed "We were all frightened by the storm and we came here, but you weren't here"

"Sorry, children, I was out taking a walk" She glanced at Georg and tried not to blush.

"Fraulien Maria, can we sing about our Favorite Things?" Little Gretl asked and Maria smiled sweetly.

"Of course"

"Maybe, Father will join us!" Marta exclaimed from her father's arms.

The other 6 children started begging their father to join them in their song. Georg looked at his…was it fiancé..? "May I?"

"The more the merrier! You'll catch on quickly" She turned to her bed "You must remind me how it starts, it seems as though I've forgotten" She smiles to the children and the Captain smirks.

"Come on Fraulien! You remember!" Kurt exclaimed

"I'm afraid I don't. What are the first words?"

"Raindrops on roses" Marta replied

"And whiskers on kittens!" Gretl exclaimed and with that comment, Maria started to sing, the children eagerly joining her.

Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad

All of them started to dance around and Georg put Marta on the ground so she could dance with Maria. Pretty soon, he knew the lyrics so he as well started to sing.

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A half hour later, the children were back in their rooms, and they were fast asleep. The storm had calmed slightly but it was still loud. Maria stood at her window, watching the flashes of light dance across the sky.

"How do you propose we tell them?" Maria jumped a little at the sound of the low voice.

The Captain stood leaning up against the door frame with a smirk plastered on his face. Maria knew he was talking about telling the children, and honestly she didn't have a clue on how to tell them.

"I don't have one idea" Maria sighed and looked back out the window, just in time to see a flash of lightning "We could just come out and saw it, or we could prepare them for it"

"Hmm" He pondered "Which way seems more fun?" He chuckled and she laughed too."Well, honestly, it will be good news for them. They are quite fond of you" Maria smiles to herself, reminiscing about the day she got here. When Kurt and Brigitta said that her dress was ugly, and then she found a frog in her pocket.

"Much more fond then the first time we met"

"I would say so, yes. I must say that I am much fonder of you as well" Georg smiles and walks over to her, wrapping his arms around her. She smiles and sighs happily.

"Well, I'm guessing you were thinking that I was a troublesome girl that was sent here from the Abbey to be your governess." Captain placed a kiss on her forehead.

"And I suppose you thought of me as an old sea captain who didn't care one single bit about his children"

"After I found that frog in my pocket-"

"Oh! So that was the gift that the children gave you. You're lucky it was a frog, with Fraulien Helga, it was a snake"

"Aw, yes, I heard about that." Maria smiled "But once I found it, I wanted to go back to the Abbey. Which, if you think about it, is saying quite a lot. Some of the sisters actually hated me because I was such a burden to them."

"No offence, my darling, but I could never picture you as a nun"

"I had nowhere else to go. But once I came here, I felt…welcome after a while of course. I was always trouble at the Abbey, and I knew that most of the sisters didn't miss me. They were probably happy that I was sent off"

"I'm happy you were sent here. If not, how else would I have fallen in love with you" Georg threw her that heart stopping smile and she felt her cheeks heat up.

"I'm also happy that I was sent here. I was very frightened at first"

"I don't see why though" The Captain joked

"A captain with seven children, what's so fearsome about that?" Maria quoted herself

Georg laughed "Quite a lot"

"I'm not frightened anymore. I love it here"

"Good" Georg smiled and kissed her gently.

"Fraulein Maria?" Georg and Maria jumped apart and looked toward the door. Brigitta stood there with a smirk on her face.

Maria pulled herself away from the Captain and walked over to the young girl. "Yes, Brigitta?"

"I just came here to tell you that Gretl had a nightmare and she wanted you, but she was too afraid to walk down the hallway, so she wanted me to come."

"Is she alright?"

"She's just a little scared"

"Okay, tell her I'll be right there" Brigitta smirked once more before nodding and walking back to her room.

"I bet she knew it was coming" Maria sighed as she walked back over to the Captain

"What do you mean?" Georg asked

"She notices everything. She was the one that pointed out that I was blushing after our dance"

"Yes, she is very bright for her age, she always has been" Georg kissed Maria's forehead.

"Georg, I should really go check on Gretl"

He kissed her deeply before pulling away. He released her from his embrace "And I should probably be getting to bed, as should you. We have a lot to talk to the children about in the morning" He winked and then spun on his heel and walked out of the room.

Maria stands there, stunned for a moment. Did that all just happen? Does the Captain really love her?

Maria continues to think as she walks to comfort Gretl. Oh what is she going to do in the morning?

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Maria awoke with a grin on her face the next morning. She quickly got ready and walked down the stairs. She didn't see anybody so she decided to go out and sit on the porch for a little while.

She sighed at the beautiful view. She glanced around the yard and blushed slightly as she saw just a little bit of the gazebo.

"Good morning, darling" Georg startled her so she jumped slightly. He chuckles "I apologize; I didn't mean to startle you"

"It's alright. I was just lost in thought"

He wrapped his arm around her waist and smiled as he brought her closer to him.
"And what are you thinking about?"

"The children, the Abbey, you" Maria's face heats up.

"Sounds like a lot to think about"

"Oh it is" Maria leaned into his shoulder and gazed out at the lake. She only looked up at him when she felt his eyes on her."What? Is there something on my face?" Maria asked worriedly

Georg laughed "No, not at all. You're just stunningly beautiful"

Maria went even redder and she looked away from him. They stood there like that for a long while until they heard the butler, Franz tells them that breakfast was ready.

"Ready to talk to the children?" Georg asked, reaching his hand out for her to take. She grasped it and smiled.

"As I'll ever be"

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