Myrtle & Roses
Take Me to the Moon 6.3
Fiona and Yuki were settled in their careers, and had been together long enough to know they worked together. Fiona felt like the time was right for them to officially become a family.
She wasn’t superstitious, but she did wish for luck when she scoped out the tiny, hidden botanical garden where she wanted to make her proposal to Yuki.
Then she brought Yuki to the garden on a date.
Feeling nervous, she fell back on her something she knew Yuki liked, making her laugh.
Then she became suddenly serious. “I know we’ve talked about one day, but will you marry me this year?”
Yuki looked like she was about to cry.
Fiona waited, using every bit of self-control she had, not to list all the reasons why, and to give her time to respond.
It was worth the wait.
“Yes!” she said, with a look full of conviction, and incredulity at Fiona’s jitters.
Fiona kissed her, hoping the familiar feeling of her would help her be able to accept this was real.
Yuki pulled away, and said, “you know, there’s something I want to ask you too. Let’s have a baby this year, too.”
Fiona got up and jumped in the fountain they were sitting at, splashing joyfully in the water.
Yuki looked around, worried they would be reprimanded. “Get out of there,” she said to Fiona, laughing. But pretty quickly, Yuki realized she couldn’t stop Fiona, and she might as well join her.
“If you don’t get out, you’re gonna have more than wet feet,” she laughed, kicking up foam.
Fiona was doubled over laughing, when someone in a formal dress started to enter the garden.
Fiona and Yuki retreated to an alcove, and watched as the couple flirted in the garden.
“You know, it takes longer to have a baby than plan a wedding,” Yuki said. “Let’s get started.”
I wasn’t going to play Fiona and Yuki’s household again, but they are more than halfway through young adulthood and MC Command Center hadn’t given them a child or had them marry, so I thought a Valentine’s Day special post was in order. They are so sweet together- I tried to have Yuki fuss at Fiona about being in the fountain but she wouldn’t do it.
I’m not an expert at Greek & Roman mythology, but roses and myrtle are associated with Venus & Aphrodite, and they were said to have risen out of the sea foam. Myrtle was a white, sweet flower with evergreen leaves with medicinal qualities, and a potent aphrodisiac.
Happy Love Day, Simmers!