I Almost Lost You
Warning: some possible spoilers if you haven't seen Brave yet. Also fluffy.
King Fergus bolted upright in the middle of the night. Gasping and sweating, he could still feel the hilt of his sword in his empty hand. It wasn't his bed, though it was in his room, Elinor had destroyed their bed and a new one was being carved up.
Queen Elinor put her hand on his massive hairy back. "Are you alright?"
"Aye... Nay. I almost killed you. Killed you because you were a bear. A bear I thought had killed you. I thought I lost you again. I was berserk with rage and worry and ..." He trailed off.
"It's okay, I understand. Bears have been an issue here. Wait, what do you mean again?"
"When Mor'du attacked you when Merida was small, on her birthday. I almost lost you. ...It haunts me always. Why do you think I tell that story all the time? I can't forget that. I am so scared for you all the time. I don't want to lose you. I don't know what I'd do without you. I couldn't run the kingdom without you. You really run the kingdom, not me." Fergus laughs deprecatingly.
"I just take care of the little details, nothing special." Elinor says.
"Little details. You walked into the middle of a brawl and took the four lords of the clans by the ear and brought order to us all."
"Well, someone had to do something sensible."
"Sensible, she says. Ow." Fergus swings his arms through the darkness, banging a hand on a post that wasn't there in the old bed and the bed creeks.
"Are you okay?" asks Elinor concerned.
"Aye." He settles back.
"You did protect us, successfully even if you lost your leg. I am proud of you for that. You didn't lose us either time."
"No, not yet anyway. I choose the picnic ground, and I almost killed you myself. I never wanted to hurt you."
Elinor got up and straddled her husband "Fergus DunBrock, you may have won my hand by being the biggest and the strongest," she started forcefully, but then her voice softened, "but you won my heart by being kind and loving and making me laugh. I'll have no more of this silliness. I love you. I will die someday but it wasn't today. Thank you very much."
Fergus looked up at his wonderful wife, amazed that someone like her could love someone like him.
"I love you too," he said and he brought her down for a kiss.
Elinor giggled as she felt his interest in her become aroused.
Princess Merida sat bolt upright in bed as a loud crash came from the room next door and the temporary royal bed came crashing down.
Everything was quiet from a moment, then she heard her mom begin to giggle and her father laugh.
"Oh, mom," she said as she flopped back onto her bed and socked the pillow over her head.
Author's Note: There isn't a Brave section yet so it's in Disney for now. Wrote this last night after the movie, I knew that the king and queen would have a talk about what happened. Frankly, Bob and Helen Parr could have this conversation too.