Arthur invited me over to his house tonight. He told me he wanted to watch a movie with me and I agreed. Truth be told I wanted to spend some alone time with him since I was madly in love with him, it was borderline infatuation.
He wouldn't tell me what movie we were watching, only that it would be worth it. I was a bit shocked since Arthur was such a independent man, he claimed to be a gentleman but has a sailor mouth and a short temper. God knows how many times he has cursed Alfred and Francis out in Cockney (Alfred is the only one who understands him).
It was pretty dark outside, I say almost close to nine-thirty. I knocked on his door and didn't need to wait long because he swung the door open and the biggest smile stretched across his face. I didn't know he could smile that wide.
He pulled me into a hug. "[name]! So glad you could come!"
He released me and I saw he was wearing his Doctor Who sweatshirt and some sweatpants he probably borrowed from Alfred since they looked a size too big for his small frame. He noticed me looking at his wardrobe because he said, "Is it too indecent? How rude of me to not get dressed for company, I'll change right now."
Before he could turn away from me I grabbed his wrist and replied, "No-no it's fine! I just never seen you like this. You look..comfortable."
I wanted to say he looked down right adorable in that over-sized sweatshirt but I was too shy. He blushed and let me inside. I sat down on the comfortable chocolate-brown couch and watched as he popped some popcorn and got the movie ready. He got the popcorn and put it into a bowl and sat down very close to me, very, VERY close to me.
"Tonight's showing is Insidious."
I gulped. I was never really a big fan of horror movies and from what I heard about the movie, people said it was really scary. He saw the look on my face and rubbed circles in my back and gave a reassuring smile.
"There, there love. I'll be here to protect you from all the spooky ghosts."
He called me love. I know it's just a British term of endearment but still, to hear him say it to me was something.
"Thank you Arthur." I said like an idiot. I leaned back in the cushion and began to eat the delicious popcorn he popped.
This movie is freaking SCARY! There's a bunch of creepy smiling looking ghosts and that song...THAT SONG....was driving me freaking nuts!
"Tiptoe through the window
By the window, that is where I'll be
Come tiptoe through the tulips with me!"
That voice, that overly high-pitched voice was driving me up the wall! There is no way someone can sing that high. Arthur seemed to be just fine and dandy but me, I was trying to keep it all together.
"Hold on a minute [name], I got a text." He paused the movie and I was thankful because I knew something scary was going to happen and I'm not the one for surprises.
While he was texting Kiku (yes I'm calling him Kiku now) I heard a noise coming from the darkness of his house.
As I listened to it I realized that it was music. I listened closely to make out the words.
"Oh, tiptoe from the garden
By the garden of the willow tree
And tiptoe through the tulips with me!"
I was freaking. the. fuck. out. I grabbed Arthur's hand and started to shake it.
"Arthur! Arthur! I heard the music!"
Arthur smirked at me, "What? The music from the movie? It's paused!"
"I know what I heard Arthur."
"Look, I didn't hear any music. Let's listen closely to hear it again."
I heard it.
"Knee deep in flowers we'll strayWe'll keep the showers away
And if I kiss you in the garden, in the moonlight
Will you pardon me?
And tiptoe through the tulips with me!"
Arthur heard that too because the look in his face read pure horror. He looked at me with and stammered, "W-what was that?"
"I don't know, isn't the movie paused?"
He nodded and looked to the still screen of the movie. He pulled me close and started to stroke my hair and I felt immense blushing on my cheeks.
"I have to pee."
He got up off the couch and grabbed my hand. We both inched towards the bathroom and I tried to hurry in there. I turned on the light to the bathroom and saw writing on the bathroom mirror with the condensation.
"I see you." Is what it said.
"WHO SEES ME?!" I was flipping the fuck out, like when I play Deadspace alone in the dark. I completely bumrushed Arthur into the side of the wall and dove onto the couch and covered myself with his Union Jack throw blanket. He came walking over to me and asked in a concerned tone.
"What happened love? You nearly broke my back!"
"W-writing on the wall."
"Are you telling me or are you singing to me?" (Superstition-Stevie Wonder
I refused to tell him again so he knelt down and rubbed my face.
"It'll be alright love I promise."
"Your house is haunted Arthur!"
"No it isn't!"
Before I could respond again, a noise was made in the hallway. Oh fuck, a scary hallway, yep. I'm not going to sleep tonight. We both got up and walked slowly into the hallway even though my better judgement told me not to because that's how you die in the movies. I walked into the hallway first and immediately something popped out of the shadows and scared the living daylights out of me. Arthur came running up to me and helped me up.
"Are you alright [name]? You look like you seen a ghost!"
"I think I did."
"Don't worry, I'm right here with y--" The thing popped out again and screamed and Arthur threw me on the floor and cut out.
"What happened to you being there with me?!" I got off the floor and began to walk slowly down the never-ending corridor. I felt something furry run past my legs and I went wild, I couldn't take it anymore, I broke down. Right there. Just then I heard Arthur coming from where ever he was and whisper, "Love?"
He saw me crying and pulled me into his embrace. I hate being this fucking scared.
"Sorry dudette, I didn't think that you would get so scared."
Alfred turned the light on and knelt down with Arthur and started to rub my back. Arthur started to scream at Alfred.
"ALFRED YOU STUPID GIT! YOU KNOW THAT SHE DOESN'T LIKE TO BE SCARED, HER HEART IS RACING!"
Alfred totally ignored Arthur and met my [e/c] eyes with his sad ones.
"I'm really sorry dudette. Can you forgive me?"
I can't hate him. He's cute, just like his brother and I know that he really means his apologies.
"Yes Alfred. I forgive you."
He smiled and Arthur helped me up. Alfred went over to the couch, leaving me and him alone. I pulled Arthur into a kiss and whispered, "Thank you for protecting me tonight, even though you left me to die."
He smiled and replied, "Of course [name] it's only polite.."