Gillian- * Sitting in my room on my laptop finishing up a paper on the Pingxi Lantern Festival in Taiwan. Wishing I could see the lanterns in person. Finishing up the paper and submitting it to the teacher I close my laptop, stand up, and decide to go find Liam and tell him about the festival.* I’m sure Liam will think it’s cool. * Slipping on my shoes I start to walk down the hallway to his room. Stopping in front of the door and knock*
William- *Moving about in my room, these past few months of being stuck in the Realm really making me ready to climb the walls. Even if this place was kept up with everything making it better than the fortress. Grabbing a few things I plan to go down to the pool and take advantage of it and the sauna. Placing the towel around my neck just as I hear a knock on my door. Not caring at the moment I just yell towards the door.* It’s open!
Gillian-*Walking into your room I look around to see you standing there in your swim trunks with a towel around your neck I blush and turn away* Oh hey Liam sorry I didn’t know you weren’t completely dressed I just wanted to tell you about the festival I’m studying.
William- *Looking over at you when I hear your voice. Silently cursing before moving to grab the button up shirt off my chair.* A festival huh? *Turning to face you while wondering about why you came to me about it.* Go on, what about it?
Gillian- Oh well it’s this festival of lanterns. And I’ve heard it’s amazing. *I finally turn around to see you finishing to button up your shirt.* I just thought you would find it really cool. *Walking over and sitting down in one of the chairs* I was just thinking about how I wish I could go see them. Just for one day to get out of this castle. I feel almost like Rapunzel sometimes. Forever looking out the window at the world never really seeing it for myself. Ya know what I mean? *Looking down at my hands in my lap as I smoothed the skirt of my dress down*
William- It has been a while since I’ve gone to one to the festivals. It really is a sight to see. *Sighing at your comment of feeling like Rapunzel.* Have you even talked to Danika about it? Asked her and Reyes till take you?
Gillian- I’ve tried asking them and they say *mocking Reyes voice while shaking my finger in the air* Its far too dangerous to go see a festival of lanterns I can have Dani paint a scene of the festival so you can see it until its safe. *I sigh* Just once I want to be normal and go see and do things. *I begin to play with a piece of hair without even really thinking about it*
William- Sad thing is Reyes does have a point, Hunters would love to get their hands on anyone associated with your family here. But you said you’re studying it right? Didn’t you tell them that as well? *Shaking my head as if I already know the answer to what would have been said.* You should be able to go out and experience it all during your life Gilly.
Gillian- Tell them that *pointing to the door as I sigh loud* I just want one day. Thats all I want. *I look up at you* And yes I know that the hunters are out there. But you’re right I need to see things. I can’t be caged up and protected forever. Maybe one day my prince will come and save me from my tower. *I smile at my lame joke*
William- *Unable to help it I find myself smiling at your joke.* A prince is what you deserve Gilly don’t settle for anything else. You’d think with Reyes and another male they’d be calmer about it. *Rolling my eyes I think for a moment.* How important is this for your studies?
Gillian- Well it would help me to better understand the reasoning of why the culture does the festival *smiling and trying to sound smart and convincing* But I just really really REALLY wanna go *I laugh as you looks at me funny at how much I wanna go* Liam it would mean the world to me. But Reyes and Danika would never let me go * sighing and slumping down in the chair defeated as I know I will probably never see the festival.* Why?
William- *Groans knowing that either way here I’m screwed with what I’m thinking.* Go change into something more comfortable and come back here in about ten minutes ok? *Not telling her what I’ve got planned in case someone stops her along the way, thinking it better that way.*
Gillian - Ok? * I stand up and head back to my room. I put on a longer sun dress with wedge-heel shoes and throw hair into a side swept ponytail. Looking at myself in the mirror I think I hope I look ok for whatever Liam has planed. Finishing off with a little lip gloss and mascara I walk back out into the hallway and back to your room. As I knock this time I say* Liam its Gilly is it ok to come in?
William- *Once Gilly left I quickly changed into a pair of jeans leaving the shirt I grabbed earlier on. Knowing that any shoes would do. I finish slipping on a pair when I heards Gilly’s voice at my door.* Yeah its safe. *Nodding to myself as I see what you’re wearing, believing it would work.* Are you ready?
Gillian-* Walking into your room I look at what you have on now* You look nice and yep I’m ready to go. So why did I have to go change and what are we doing? *looking at you confused*
William- *Grinning wide I don’t answer your question. Instead I move closer to you, standing right before you my eyes searching your face.* Not a word to anyone about this alright?
Gillian- Ok? *getting a little concerned when you tell me not a word to anyone* Ummm Liam what are you pla… *Before I can finish what I’m saying everything kinda starts to fade away I grab onto you wrapping my arms tight around you and shutting my eyes as my breath is stolen from me*
William- *Upon your agreeing I reach out placing my hand onto your shoulder and before I can have any second thoughts I trace us away. To the festival you so badly wanted to go to.*
Gillian-*Keeping my eyes shut I all a sudden hear music and people all around me. Confused and keeping my face pressed to your chest I softly whisper* Liam is it safe to open my eyes?
William- *I had momentarily gotten distracted with the sights of the festival. Your words cause me to look down at you, bringing a hand up to your hair at your neck rubbing gently.* Yeah its safe, I think you’ll be pleased to.
Gillian- *As I open my eyes I look around and gasp at what I see were at the Pingxi Lantern Festival. I jump up and throw my arms around your neck.* Liam you brought me to the festival!!! Oh my god Liam!!! *I’m am in complete awe that you actually risked taking me out of the castle to do this for me. Kiss you on the cheek* Thank you thank you so much.
I can’t believe that we’re actually here. * Looking around at all the booths and decorations. Grabbing your hand before I really realize what I’m doing. I look up at you and smile.*
William- *I am momentarily distracted watching your reaction that I didn’t notice you grab my hand. I can only smile about how pleased you seem to be over this.* Well it seemed liked it was rather important and you did agree not to tell anyone at the castle. *My eyes begin to wander taking in the decorations. They really seem to go all out for the festival.* So what would you like to see first?
Gillian- I have no idea. *Barely about to contain my excitement* Why don’t we go walk through all the booths and see what all they have. *Holding your hand a little bit tighter as we begin to walk through the festival*
William- *Nods* Sure why don’t we walk, it looks like it has quite a bit if things. *Feeling your hands tighten on mine I choose to not pull away, I know my head would be on a platter if anything happened. So I walk beside you as we head towards the booths.* Very interesting Gilly, I should have had you bring a camera or something.
Gillian-* Thinking I wish I would have brought a camera too* Man I wish I would have thought of that. I would have loved to capture this forever. *Looking at you as I speak. I blush and turn away when I see you look at me* Oh look jewelry! *I pull out of your hand and run forward but not to far ahead of you. I look at all the different necklaces, rings, and bracelets* Liam look! *I start bouncing with excitement from it all.*
William- You’ll really be saying that when the lanterns light up the sky then. *Your excitement was surely contagious as I grin. The way you rush ahead to look at the booth has me moving to keep you within my sight. Not forgetting about the fact that there could be Hunters here but not wanting to ruin this moment for you. Standing behind you I look over your shoulder at the jewelry.* Not bad looking, what do you think Gilly?
Gillian-I love them it’s amazing how beautiful they are. *Running my hand over some of the pieces. I find a necklace that catches my eye the way the light reflects off the small jewel pendant.*what do you think Liam? * Turning around to look at you a small wind picks up and blows my hair into my face*
William- *Watching your hand running over each item reading them as the treasure you apparently see them as. Noticing how you settle over one in particular, nodding my head at your question.* Go ahead and try it on Gilly, *after the wind settles I reach out without thinking, and tuck the few loose strands of hair back behind your ear.*
Gillian-*Smiling and blushing as you tuck the hair behind my ear. I turn back around and take the necklace down and put it on. The pendant falls just under the hollow of my neck.* Wow, it’s amazing.
William- *Seeing the necklace against your skin, the light hitting it still I grin.* It suits you Gilly. I can see why it caught your attention.
Gillian-*Smiling at your compliment I try to hand the man the necklace back* Thank you. I wish I would have brought some money. The necklace was really pretty.
William- *The male reaches out but instead of taking the item back he closes his hands around yours.*
Gillian-*smiling and thanking the man before putting the necklace back on* That was really kind of him. *I say softly as i stare at you*
William- He seems to agree that the necklace looks good on you. *Smiling at the vendor and bowing my head in thanks before we move along.* We still have plenty of time before we need to find a good spot. So why don’t we keep walking?
Gillian-*Nodding I take your hand again and begin to walk with you as I look around* See anything you wanna look at? Maybe some weapons or something *I begin to laugh at my suggestion* So what do you want to do this trip is for both of us. *Smiles as I pull myself closer to you as we walk down through the festival*
William- I don’t need any weapons Gilly. *Keeping a hold of your hand as we walk.* This is supposed to be for your studies, but look for a game I’m sure there are some here.
Gillian-*laughing* I’m learning a lot thank you very much. *Looking around I spot a booth with a game that you have to make the ring around the bottle top* what about that one *pointing to the game*
William- *Eyes the game* I don’t see why not. *Taking the lead I walk while keeping you close to my side not letting anyone get between us.*
Gillian-*Excited that we get to play a game but laughing as you scare off anyone that tries to get between us* ok Liam lets play. *Laughing as we start to throw the rings all of mine missing their mark* Liam your turn and I would watch the girl over there. I think she likes you. *Not doing a very good job of hiding my slight jealousy at the girl drooling over you*
William- *Glancing over in the direction you indicated, seeing the female. Giving a polite smile before returning my attention back to the game.* I think I’ll stick to my present company. *laughing at the obvious sounds of jealousy in your voice.* Besides my whole point of being here was for you Gilly.
Gillian-*Smiling as you say your reason for being here is me* Thank you Liam *watching as you make one of the rings onto the bottle* Wow good job Liam *bouncing as I clap*
William- *Shakes my head not realizing I hit one of the bottles. Glancing up as you bounce around.* Well hell I was not even trying. *looks up at the prizes not seeing anything that was too interesting.* Gilly you pick something out. *Glancing over my shoulder seeing everyone heading in the same direction a sign that the sun was working on setting and the lanterns would soon be up in the sky. Which meant the night would soon come to an end and Gilly and I would be returning back to the castle, something I think neither one of us was really looking forward to.* Ok it looks like we have time for one more thing before we have to make our way to a good spot to watch the sky.
Gillian-*Looking at all the prizes and picking out a small teddy bear* ok what do you want to do *hearing the music and seeing people dancing* How about we dance and then we can grab a good spot to watch the lanterns? *I smiled down at the teddy bear that means so much to me since you won it for me*
William- *Listening to the music I nod and again reach for your hand. Taking ahold moving to the source of the music not stopping till we were right by the band. Twirling you around before wrapping my arms around your frame.* One dance perhaps wouldn’t hurt. *My voice is soft the words whispered.*
Gillian-*laughing as you pull me onto the dance floor right by the band. My smile gets bigger as you spin me around. As you wrap your arms around me and whisper in my ear I close my eyes and feel of your whisper brush my ear. I feel your warmth all around me* no one dance won’t hurt* my voice no more than a whisper*
William- *Keeping you close to me as we move about the floor acting as if no one else is there. Turning you to where you are facing away from me as the beat slows down.* I do hope you are enjoying yourself Gilly. *I lean my head down back next to your ear knowing its easier to talk with the music this way. Making sure I have a logical reason for every illogical thing I’m doing.*
Gillian-* Leaning my head back onto the crook of your neck as we move around the dance floor. I listen to you whisper into my ear. I turn my head and whisper into your ear* I am having the most amazing time. Especially with you, Thank you Liam *I kiss you on the cheek before I start to loose myself again in the feel of you and the sound of the music*