Unspoken Words from the Heart
The door to the sled room swung open, and in came two yetis (one being Phil), North, Sandy with Bunnymund Elevated up on some odd form of a stretcher, and Toothiana right next to him. Jack had stayed behind from when the two had left to go see what the drama was all about. When Jack had arrived at North’s workshop, both North and Sandy were discussing some issues on some event of another that was coming up. However, Jack completely interrupted them by stumbling in and quivering in regret. North and Sandy were oblivious to what had occurred, but not much could be made out of Jack’s heavy breathing and broken speech. Whatever was the matter, it had to do with Bunnymund and Tooth back at the warren and they needed to see to it as quickly as possible. The two left, leaving Jack to himself and the companies of the yetis.
Jack pocked his head up from where he had been resting it on a table, and frowned at the scene in front of him. There was Bunnymund still unconscious in the stretcher-bed thing, being hauled off to a room – carried by yetis- and North and Sandy directing the way, and then Tooth looking like she was about to faint. Jack sat up completely and made his way over to the group. He didn’t get too close, due to still feeling the guilt of harming his friend. Tooth looked up at Jack, smiled weakly and then took Bunnymund’s paw in hers; sniffling softly. Jack swallowed hard, but decided to walk up next to her; knowing he not only had to make it up to Tooth, but to his companion as well. Not much was said as the group made their way hastily through North’s workshop trying to find the guest bedroom, but as soon as they found it, Bunny was tended to immediately. He was lifted off the stretcher and on to the bed, where two big pillows that were wrapped up in towels kept his head elevated enough. One yeti took the stretcher away while Phil was sent off to find blankets for both Tooth and Bunnymund. Sandy had gone off some time while searching for the room and had now just returned with the first aid kit. North chuckled and took the kit from him. Tooth sat on a little stool near the bed; never letting go of Bunny’s paw. A few tears escaped here and there, but she quickly hid them before anyone could really notice. Jack stood in the doorway watching quietly as North tended to the head wound. He couldn’t find himself to stay there long though. He soon stood up straight, and walked off to clear his mind; pulling his hood up over his head as he left.
Just as he left, Phil came back with blankets and a tray of assorted goodies. He muttered something in his language, and North silently gestured to the nightstand next to Tooth. Phil nodded and carefully maneuvered over to the nightstand. He placed the tray down and then gently draped a blanket over Tooth’s shoulders. Tooth gasped in surprise but then smiled weakly up at Phil. “Thanks, Phil.” she said through her cracking voice, “I needed that.”
Phil picked up two other items and hand them to her as well. One was a box of tissues for her tears, and another was a mug full of hot chocolate. Tooth blinked in surprise over the fact that she was given hot chocolate to drink; considering Phil knew she was picky about dental hygiene. However, just this once, she was willing to drink it for the sake of calming her nerves.
Tooth brought the mug to her lips and took a small sip. Only to be amazed by how good it actually tasted. Tooth smiled brighter and thanked Phil once again. Phil gave her a goofy looking smile and gently patted her shoulder as a way to tell her to hang in there. Phil then left the room to go find jack; leaving Sandy, North and Tooth with Bunny. Sandy stood there quietly, as always, passing off materials to North when needed to, and North continued to handle Bunny’s flesh wound.
The three stood in silence for a moment or so after Phil left the room, but North soon popped the question. “So what exactly lead up to all this?”
Tooth swallowed hard. She looked up at North and sighed. “Jack got into an argument with Bunny, and he brought her up as means to try to look tough I suppose. And it lead to a physical dispute. Jack was trying to use self-defense, but he kicked Bunnymund so hard in the diaphragm that it knocked him back into a tree, where he then hit his head.”
North nodded, “And what caused Jack to pick a fight like that?”
“He found out…”
“About what is going on between Bunnymund and me. He discovered we’re seeing each other now. It happened this morning actually.”
North and Sandy both stopped what they were doing and stared at Tooth; both completely gaped by that notion. Tooth fidgeted with her free hand, and gently squeezed Bunnymund’s paw; fearing the worse.
However, it was the complete opposite.
North grinned from ear to ear and hugged Tooth tightly, laughing happily for her friend. “If Bunny was awake, I’d hug you both. But I am happy for you two!”
Sandy clapped with joy, conjuring up a sign of ship sailing happily and a thumbs up next to it at the same time to show he agreed with North.
Tooth laughed happily and hugged her friends tightly. She was glad to know the two were taking it as well as they were. One of her and Bunny’s worries were on how the others would react. They figured it out with Jack on how he felt. However at the time neither knew, and both feared they’d not be accepted as a couple. But now it was plain to see it was welcomed amongst them.
The three discussed the situation a bit more, but North and Sandy went back as Tooth did the talking. It didn’t take North much longer to tend to Bunnymund’s wound, and when he did he left Tooth to wait for Bunny to come conscious yet again.
Tooth looked over at Bunnymund in concern. It wasn’t going to be as bad as she had interpreted it to be, but it was still enough to worry her sick. She had just became his lover only hours ago, and already she had almost lost him. Tooth sniffled softly, scooted the stool closer to the bedside and then broke down into a heap of sobs. “I’m so sorry, Bunny. I didn’t ever want you and Jack to go head to head like this. Nor did I ever want you to end up like this. It’s my entire fault…. If I had just stepped forth and dealt with him when I could’ve maybe he wouldn’t have said what he did about April, nor would he have put you in position where you have bandages on your head.”
Tooth looked up from where she had rested her head on his arm near his chest, and blinked. Slowly, Bunnymund began to shift his weight on the bed. His left ear twitched and Bunny scrunched up his nose. He took in a small breath and relaxed once more. His eyes slowly opened and met Tooth’s tear stained face. Bunnymund groaned softly, before noticing the full detail of her face. Once his vision became more clear, he raised his brows and sat up more.
He didn’t dream her saying that.
Tooth was so happy to see Bunnymund awake. She didn’t even notice the concern in his eyes. She hopped happily in her seat before throwing her arms around Bunnymund; hugging her lover tightly. Her tears of sadness became tears of joy. She laughed softly to herself, and buried her face in his chest. Her emotions were so mixed she didn’t know if her behavior was out of the ordinary in her terms.
Bunnymund leaned in close to Tooth and chuckled weakly, cupping her chin in his hand and having her look him in the eyes. “Toothy, are you… why… why would you blame yourself.” he said sadly, looking down upon his now elated girlfriend.
Tooth’s smile quickly vanished though. She sighed, her cheeks darkening in embarrassment. “B-Because. I didn’t do much to prevent you from getting hurt. It was wrong and foolish of me. Now you’ve got a bandage on your head.”
Bunny chuckled. “I’d rather have a few bruises and a stitched up wound on my head then be dead and leave you.”
“But I made a mistake. I could’ve done something different, Bunny.” Tooth said, her voice beginning to crack again.
Bunnymund smiled and nudged her chin upward once more so she was looking him straight in the face. She could feel her heart pound rapidly all of a sudden and her breathing became unsteady. Her cheeks were feeling as if they were on fire and she could feel her body quiver as she sat as close as she did to him. She watched as Bunnymund’s face drew closer to hers. She blushed but couldn’t make a noise due to being so embarrassed and mixed in her emotions.
She didn’t need to speak though.
Bunny chuckled softly as he wrapped one arm around Tooth’s waist and the other still against her chin. “Toothiana, you did just fine, and no other girl like you could ever mean as much as you do to me.”
And at the instant, Tooth felt a feeling she had never felt before. Tooth felt her eyes fill with tears. She put her hands to Bunnymund’s face with a small smile on her face. Bunny smiled warmly and then very gently, pressed his lips up against hers; and gave her, her very first kiss. Something Tooth had been deprived of for over a millennium, and no other man or pooka could have given her as sweet as a kiss as his.
Their lips parted. Bunny looked down at Tooth longingly. She opened her eyes slowly and smiled. She wasn’t expecting to ever receive one of those in her life. Her cheeks flushed again as she quickly kissed Bunny in response. He chuckled and held her close to him once more. He was about the say something when a knock came at the door. The two looked over at the door to see Jack standing in the doorway. Tooth’s eyes grew wide in shock.
How long had Jack been standing there? Why didn’t North shut the door?
Bunny frowned, clutched Tooth tightly to him like a creature protecting it’s treasure, and gritted his teeth. “What do you want now, mate?”
Jack sighed, put down his hood from where he had pulled it up over his head, and slowly approached the couple. Tooth looked up at him in concern and Bunny stared at him as neutrally as possible. Jack ran his fingers through his shaggy silver hair, keeping his eyes locked on the wood floor. He finally glanced upward and sighed. “North explained everything to me, Bunny. Ya know…. about your first wife and all? I had no idea about that.”
Bunnymund didn’t say anything; he just stared at Jack quietly. Jack continued to speak, seeing Bunny wasn’t audible at the time. He sighed softly. “And I realized I over reacted with finding out and all. I just wasn’t expecting it to happen, and I was confused about it, and I was just- wrong on so many levels. I’m sorry I attacked you like I did; physically and verbally. I never meant for my frustration get the better of me.”
Tooth looked up at Jack and smiled soflty. Bunny was quiet for a moment; still considering what to say. He was surprised by the fact Jack was all of a sudden so apologetic. He typically wasn’t like that at all. Bunny sighed and chuckled. “S’kay, mate. “He said softly, “Not everyone’s perfect. So long as you’ve got it through your skull of yours to not pull a stunt like that again; then it’s fine.”
Jack chuckled; happy to know his friend. He turned on his heels and walked out the door. Before almost being completely out the door, Jack turned back at Bunny and smirked. “You may have Tooth now; but it doesn’t mean you’re not better than me.” He said playfully, before dashing off. Bunny grunted, not having the energy to deal with the winter spirit. He instead converted his attention back to Tooth and smiled; she smiled back at him. Bunny chuckled softly before kissing Tooth gently once more. Toothy kissed him back and whispered softly “I love you, Bunnymund. Don’t ever forget that.”
Bunny pulled away and looked at her in the eyes. He smiled warmly at her; whispering back “I love you too, Toothy. And I’ll never stop loving you either. You’re my Sheila, and no one can ever take you from me.”
Tooth laughed. “My aren’t we a bit poetic, eh Bunny?”
“Poetic isn’t the right term, Tooth. They’re more of unspoken words from my heart that I’ve had been wanting to say for a long time.” he said tenderly, “And now that you know about it all, Sheila.”
~End of Unspoken Words from the Heart~