Hey guys, sorry for looong update. I meant to update sooner, but other stories kept getting in the way. I apologize deeply. Good news is I'm back, and I hope to get another chapter up in the next day or two.
Oh, should warn, I'm not sure if I stayed true to the characters so I apologize for that. I tried. :D
Please remember to review at the end!
Gilligan paced inside the cave, trying his best to remain calm. He looked over to Mary Ann, who was resting against the far wall, tears falling down her face.
Gilligan paused, sighed and walked over to her. He knelt down beside her, and shyly reached over and wiped the tears off her face.
"Mary Ann, don't cry. We'll get out of here." He replied.
Mary Ann nodded. "I know, Gilligan."
"Then why are you crying?" He asked.
Mary Ann turned to him. "Gilligan, how do you feel about me?"
Gilligan was taken aback by the question. "Wh…What do…do yo...you…mean?" He stuttered.
Mary smiled. "Gilligan, I'm asking you how you feel about me."
Gilligan gulped nervously. "Why do you wa…want to kn…know?" He stuttered again.
"We're trapped in a cave by crazy men. Who knows what is going to happen to us, and I'd like to know what you think about me."
Gilligan nervously looked away. He was unsure what he should say next. He cared about her, deeply, and dare he say loved her, but he was always so nervous about expressing his feelings to girls, especially a girl as beautiful as Mary Ann. She was the only one who completely understood him. She went butterfly hunting with him, and she always laughed along with him. He thought of her as a sister he never had, to begin with, but over the years she had grown to mean much more to him.
Mary Ann watched as his mind worked. She could tell he was nervous about answering, and she wouldn't have asked if she didn't want to know. She smiled as he began picking at his fingers, something he did when he was really nervous. She reached over and touched his hands, stilling them in the process. He lifted his head and looked at her.
Mary Ann gasped at the emotion, he released into his eyes from just a simple touch.
"Gilligan" She whispered, questioning.
Gilligan swallowed, and he grasped her hands, which were still on his. Never taking his eyes from hers, he answered her question.
"I think I love you." He whispered, shyly.
Mary Ann's heart picked up a faster beat. "You do?" She asked, hoping not to hope too much.
Mary Ann smiled. "I love you, too." She whispered, as she blushed and lowered her eyes.
Gilligan smiled and titled his head. "You do?" He asked.
Gilligan nodded, and his face began to draw up. He reached over and placed a hand on her face.
Mary Ann looked nervously at him, and began to suspect what he was about to do. His face said it all; he was nervous. She should have felt sympathy for Gilligan, making the first move, but all she felt was nervousness. She had kissed him before, when he had been afflicted with losing his hair, and when she had thought she was Ginger. Each time, she made the first move, and now here he was making the first move.
Gilligan swallowed and gathered his courage. He leaned forward, and gently placed his lips on hers, awkwardly. He quickly realized that giving someone a kiss was a natural instinct; he wanted to explore this feeling which started in his gut all the way to his heart. He realized then that he didn't just think he loved her, he knew he loved her.
He pulled back, and looked at her in shock.
Mary Ann had closed her eyes during the kiss, when he pulled away she slowly opened her eyes. She found Gilligan watching her with interest.
"What is it, Gilligan?" She asked.
"I take back what I said before."
Mary Ann's heart plummeted, but came back up with his next words.
"I don't think; I do." He whispered.
At that moment, Mary Ann witnessed the growing up of Gilligan, and she smiled her brightest smile, and Gilligan smiled back, as she fell into his arms.
"Isn't this touching?" Boris replied with a laugh.
They stood up together; Gilligan never letting go of Mary Ann.
"I finally figured out how he could hear you, when he wasn't supposed to."
Mary Ann held onto Gilligan tighter, and he returned the embrace.
Boris smiled, evilly. "The skinny one has a very unique brain. One I would very much like to study, and as a matter of fact, since I have you both here, I will have the opportunity to do just that." He stated, and added with a laugh.
Mary Ann gasped, and covered her mouth with her hand. Gilligan gulped, but never let her go.
Mary Ann looked up at Gilligan and felt tears form in her eyes again. The first time she cried it was the fear of her feelings not being returned, and now it was the fear of losing the man who had just grown up and learned to love.
What am I going to do?
"Professor, I've looked everywhere, and I can't find Gilligan or Mary Ann anywhere." Skipper replied, entering the hut.
The Professor looked up from his experiments, and sighed.
"I mean, could it be possible that my little buddy has become invisible like Mary Ann?" Skipper asked.
Professor shook his head. "I don't believe so, Skipper, but it's not like Gilligan or Mary Ann to miss an appointment."
"Oh, Professor, we have got to find my little buddy and Mary Ann."
Professor stood up and looked at the Skipper. "Skipper, there is something you need to know."
"What is it, Professor? Is it my little buddy? Is it Mary Ann?" Skipper asked, quickly, panicking.
Professor held up his hand. "No, Skipper, I've been thinking. You know what Mary Ann said happened to her, sounds like a scientific experiment."
"Well, how do you figure?" Skipper replied, crossing his arms.
"The manner it happened. Mary Ann said she fell asleep, and then woke up with no one being able to see her, right."
"I think someone used Mary Ann for an experiment. Now, I've heard of a few people trying to these experiments before the war, and they were unsuccessful, but what if someone actually found a way to make it appear that you were invisible."
"I see, what you're saying, Professor, but why Mary Ann?"
Professor shrugged. "I don't know. Maybe, whoever did this made a mistake, and wasn't really after Mary Ann. What if they were after someone else?"
"Maybe, you're right, Professor, but whom?"
"That's what we need to figure out after we find Mary Ann; she is the key to solving this."
Skipper nodded, and turned to leave the hut, followed by the Professor. They needed to find Mary Ann and Gilligan soon, or who knows what was going to happen.
Okay what do you think? How did I do? Please let me know.
Extra good news, I am getting close to the ending. When I began this story, I never intended it to be very long. I'm planning for it just to be around 10 chapters. Please bear with me.
Thanks to all who have reviewed this story! It is much appreciated! Love them ALL! :D
Until Next Time...