'Are we nearly there yet?' I giggled as Tommy's hand's covered my eyes from behind. We'd been walking for what felt like forever when in reality it had only been 5 minutes. My heels clumsily clopped against what felt like the cobbled street, as Tommy tried his best to lead me to his surprise destination.
'You're so impatient' He chuckled, and although I couldn't see, I knew he was rolling his eyes.
He guided me up what felt like stone steps before we entered a warm environment. The smell of beer and tobacco instantly filled my nostrils, and I already had a vague idea of where we were.
'Ok' Tommy said positioning me in front of my surprise. 'Open your eyes'
He removed his hands as my eyes began to slowly adjust to their new surroundings. As soon they did, my heart began to swell with love.
There, filling the Garrison to capacity, was all the people I loved. The Shelby clan, the Blinder's, Zelda, my nearest and dearest from the Kings, even mine and Zelda's bodyguards had made an appearance. Everyone was dressed to the nines, as golden confetti, gold balloons, and glitter covered anything and everything.
I cupped my cheeks, smiling like a Cheshire cat.
'What's all this?!'
Tommy grinned wide at my reaction, wrapping his arms around my waist from behind.
'Just a little something to celebrate you and all you've done'
I knew that he really meant my overcoming of the traumatic past 3 weeks, and I was glad he sugar-coated in front of the large group.
Everyone cheered as champagne was popped and confetti was thrown.
Arthur stood on the bar with a bottle of whiskey in each hand.
'Now let's get fuckin pissed!'
The room erupted in wolf whistles and cheers as music blasted through the phonograph and people began to dance. In the midst of all the chaos, I turned around in Tommy's hold, tears of happiness brimming my eyes.
'I didn't deserve all this'
'You're right' He nodded. 'You deserve more'
I smiled looking at him sincerely.
'If anyone deserves a celebration it's you. You pulled me off the edge and stopped me from destroying myself. How do you repay someone for that?'
Tommy cocked his eyebrow as a smirk spread across his face.
'I can think of a few ways'
I rolled my eyes and playfully pushed him, knowing what he was getting at.
'I'm serious' I wrapped my arms around his neck and cupped his cheek. 'I love you so much'
His eyes turned soft as the words left my lips, his walls crumbling down right in front of me. He lifted my chin and affectionately connected his lips to mine. In the short time me and Tommy had been together we'd only shared a handful of these enigmatic kisses, but they were by far my favorite pass time. It was as if the world had stopped spinning and we were the only two people in the room. Everything else became mundane, insignificant, and frivolous. We were the only two people that mattered, infatuated with the way each other's lips felt. These kisses held all the feelings we had but couldn't put into words, all the moments that were too special to share with anyone else, all the times that love you wasn't enough.
Tommy pulled out of the trance-like embrace and pecked my lips sweetly.
'I love you more'
Just as we were about to go in for another round, we were interrupted by Zelda, Ada, Esme, and Pol making their way over to us.