It was amazing how much could change in a year. The four of them had changed so much, but especially Eska and Bolin. It was amazing how much their relationship had grown, though when people are destined for each other, that tends to happen. Tonight was a pivotal point in their relationship. It was the night Bolin would propose.
He didn't care that they had only dated for a little over a year. He only knew he was going to spend the rest of his life with her because they were meant for each other. His relationship with her was a 'opposites attract kind of relationship'. She kept a straight face, he was never seen without a smile. She liked private dates, he liked ones where he would be recognized in public as a star. She was quiet, he was loud. She was shy, Bolin was always so open. Together, they brought out the better in each other.
"You think that's too much? Taking her to the park?" Bolin was still trying to plan this out. He was trying to make everything perfect while Korra was distracting Eska.
"Bo, you did say that she likes quiet evenings. Why don't you stay here, at the apartment, tonight and Korra and I will leave." Mako told him.
"Okay, well then, that's everything." Bolin was trying to make sure he didn't forget anything. "Wait, what's going to happen when she says yes?"
Mako gave him a confused look. "You...get married?"
"No, not that. I mean, like living."
"Oh," Mako couldn't say he hadn't given this thought. "Well, I was thinking that since Korra and I got engaged like three months ago that we need to move out. She'll probably be travelling a lot keeping peace and stuff, so you can keep the apartment. Unless...you want something with more rooms..."
"No, not yet. Probably later." Eska certainly didn't seem like one for kids, but couldn't imagine not having kids, so he figured he could talk her into it.
Eska walked out of her room. As soon as Bolin looked at her, he could tell that Korra took her shopping earlier today. Which was odd to him because both of the girls hated shopping. Korra must have been looking out for Bolin because she was in on it, too.
The lights were dimmed with candle lighting the apartment, and for that Eska was grateful. Korra made her buy this insanely tight dress which made her feel terribly uncomfortable. Normally, Eska wouldn't listen to her cousin, but anyone would have bought it after being begged by Korra for almost an hour to buy it. Korra and Mako had left twenty minutes ago.
"I take it we are staying here tonight?"
"You would be right."
"Thank you. I know how much you don't like staying here."
"Anything for you, my sweet koala-otter."
She walked up to him and kissed him deeply. Rarely, she would get these urges to kiss him full on, and each time she took it and enjoyed it. She loved the taste of him. Nothing ever really went past deep kisses. That would change soon enough.
Bolin had gotten Narook's take out for dinner. Though it wasn't fancy, it was what they had on their first date. And Eska loved it.
"Mmm, this is so good. I haven't had Narook's in a while." Eska looked up at him. "Why aren't you eating?"
He snapped out of his thoughts. "Oh, yeah! There's food...in front...of me."
Eska noticed his strange behavior that lasted throughout dinner. She had no idea why he was acting this way, and she didn't sit on it either.
"Do you remember when we first met at the Glacier Spirit's Festival. Then, you tried to propose to me, with that necklace with skulls on it?" Eska nodded still not understanding what's going on. "Well, it doesn't have skulls, but it does match you eyes," Bolin said as he reached in his pocket. It took Eska a minute to realize what was happening. "Princess Eska, of the Northern Water Tribe, will you marry me?"
"Yes." She got up and hugged him as he spun her around, a move he learned from Mako. "But you really need to stop calling me 'Princess'. I'm not crowned as princess anymore."
"But you're my princess."
"I love you, and all of your jokes and sweet comments."
"I love you too." This time, Bolin kissed her, and it lasted much, much longer than earlier.
AN: So...that's it. Because this story has run its course. Its possible that I will write some one-shots. HOWEVER, it is also very possible I will never write again because as you may remember, I am not creative enough to come up with ideas for writing. I hope you enjoyed it. This became much more than I ever thought. In length and in reviews and it overall appeal to people. If you have ideas for one-shots you want me to do, I won't ignore them, just ask in my ask box on tumblr. otherwise I might not get it.
I love you all, and I hope you believed this was worth your time.