Valentina sat cross legged outside the door, looking at it quite hard. What had she done? She abandoned quite a few things at this place.. Quite. And not only were they just things but people and animals. She sighed, frowning now. The blonde would proably never forgive herself for getting scared. Her name wasn’t really Valentina, and that was her problem. It was like a death wish, hiding in society as a ghost to everyone and everything. When she found herself in danger, she didn’t want anything to happen to the people she loved.. or cared about. Hallen? She thought quietly, watching the door knob, the door, the house.. the windows. Anything she could for a sign that he was to respond to her. I need you.
Valentina frowned a bit. How she ended back home was.. weird. She had ran off in planning to just run away, and never come back. Why did she want to run away from the man she had risked everything for; Her home, life, safety, his safety, secrets, lies, ..her name.. Everything.
The blonde sighed a minute, shaking her head as she stood in front of the door to her own home.. Their own home. Theo had told her he would hold on to his apartment for a bit longer when she told him that he could just stop renting it and stay with her completely. They had plans together before she did this, before she ran off when she got scared.
She had felt like a failure of a girlfriend when they got in to an argument about something.. Her own stubbornness causing Theo to get upset with her. The first time she got upset was him staying outside on the front porch for two weeks.. It broke Valentina’s heart every day to sit and watch him out there like that.
But now, she was the one that took action instead of him — Maybe Theo didn’t even worry about her being gone for the month plus.. Then again it was Theo for crying out loud. Valentina pursed her lips as she took a deep breath and placed her hand on the doorknob. Hopefully, Theo hadn’t gone back to his apartment but being gone for over a month.. What significant other would want to sit in a house full of the other when they didn’t know what happened to them..Creaking the door open a bit, just enough for her to slip in, she looked around quietly. “…The- o?”
Theo was confused at the moment. “Wait, you mean we would eat here or outside or…?” He asked, tilting his head. Maybe his mind was still awry from the trance.
Valentina’s head tilted to the side before smiling a moment. “Out, where ever.” She shrugged up at him, reaching to his hand and rubbing their fingers together lightly as she sighed a bit. “We don’t have much ‘breakfast’ material foods right now.”
“I’ll stop renting them.” Theo said, shrugging afterwards. The apartment was not his home anyway, and he never intended to live forever in it. “Maybe it won’t get off my hands soon enough, but I have no intention of living there anymore.” Then he smiled bashfully. “Otherwise I won’t let myself sitting outside in the rain.” Out of nowhere, his stomach rumbled afterwards. “Oh. Breakfast first… maybe?” Again, his cheek was cherry red, suggesting that he didn’t expect that to happen.
Valentina rolled her eyes a bit playfully at him, smiling. “I never said you had to, nor was there a rush. It was just a simple question I had in mind because you sort of.. don’t live there anymore.” She shrugged before giggling when she could hear his stomache go off at him that he was hungry. “We can definitely do breakfast.. What things would you like? Your choice, actually. I mean you’ve been living here for about three months I believe plus everything’s around each other so just.. pick a place and we’ll go in and eat?” She suggested with a small smile up at him and taking his hand to pull him from the front door.
Theo nodded in return, agree to Valentina’s sentences. Taking the bag from her, he smirked softly. “Guess I still have my fresh clothes here. This should only take 10 minutes.”
But as he walked upstairs and opened the faucet, he knew it would be so much more. His body sore all over, and his bruised torso and limbs didn’t help at all. Every time he brushed his skin, pain strikes in. So it took him about 30 minutes to finish getting ready. He slowly walked down, still wincing every now and then. “Valentina?” He called, scanning his surroundings. “Are you finished?”
“You have all your clothes here in the house,” she said with a light shrug. She then smiled once he walked upwards, she turned to go to the kitchen, scanning and checking everything they had in the fridge and cabinets. A bit disgusted, she threw away a lot of things from the fridge, two weeks sitting open didn’t always become the best thing to eat or drink. Once finished, she leaned back against the counter with a light sigh. She knew it was time to have to get herself together again for the sake of them both. To be happy because that’s what they were together. Separate, they seemed like two miserable being who needed each other more than anything… Together they were practically unstoppable.
Once Valentina heard Theo’s voice ring out, hearing the slight pain in his voice, she came to the living room and looked at him, her eyes a soft green. Relaxed and okay. She gave a small smile and nod, watching him. “Finished. Since you live here now, what did you ever do with your apartment?” She asked with a tilt of her head. “Do you still rent it ..for no reason? Or do you keep it because.. it was yours or?” A stupid question to come to mind but it had been on her mind for a few minutes.
Get ready. Oh yeah, he had to take a bath first. Standing glumly, he smirked at Valentina. “I guess showering together is out of option.” He mumbled, then walked towards the stairs. “Oh, by the way… where’s my backpack?”
Valentina bounced on the balls of her feet quickly as she stood before looking at him curiously. “Step at a time,” she hummed, tapping his nose lightly with a small smile. Then her brows furrowed in thought before nodding and pointing to the steps. “Wrong way,” she murmured before spinning around and behind the couch, pulling the bag from it and handing it to him. “Kind of haven’t touched it since I dropped it there when you got back from the hospital.”
Theo bit his lips when Valentina reached his hand, causing him to nip it slightly before she kissed him on the lips, causing him to hum in contentment. Trying to sum up the day, he sighed. “So. Salon, lunch, buy a blanket… then bake something at home.” He murmured, smirking a little. “Anything to add?”
Valentina nodded slowly with a small smile to him. “I have nothing to add as of yet. I might think of something as it goes on before we get home, maybe. But not now. So go get ready?” She said softly with a small smile. “And I will too and then we can start off our day.”
The son of Dionysus gulped down his anxiety when he heard about what Valentina did. “I-” A rush of guilt quickly filled his veins, making him look down and unable to speak for a few seconds. “I’m sorry.” The happiness was gone, replaced by glum.
Valentina smiled softly, shaking her hand and reaching for his. “It was my fault,” she said softly. “Don’t be sorry for something I did.” Valentina leaned to peck his lips for a small, reassuring kiss. “I’m just glad you’re finally home.. In home,” she whispered with a shrug.
Theo licked his lips as he tilted his head, letting Valentina kissed his cheek. “New blanket. For what?” He frowned, biting his lips. He didn’t use one when he was sleeping last night. He was dozing off at the girl’s lap. “You ruined your last one?”
Her lips pressed in a thin line before smiling a bit. “I did, actually. I kept it with me,” she said softly, tilting her head at him a bit. “I kept wiping my face on it if I cried and get frustrated and pulling it and just.. a lot.”
Theo’s emotion faltered just a little when Valentina mentioned she had trouble eating as well. “Oh. Okay. Maybe something light? Cookies?” He offered, smiling to the girl. “I promise I will eat them as well. Then maybe lunch after the salon before we watch movies?” He bit his lips, unsure that it would be best for them. “Sorry. I just… miss you so much.”
“Cookies sounds really good, honestly. I love cookies,” she said with a small smile and played with his fingers lightly. “Lunch sounds fantastic, too. I would love to have lunch before out movies and maybe go find a new blanket,” she said with a grin and kissing his cheek. “Never be sorry, love. I have missed you a lot too and I want to be around you and your company as well. I love it, you.” She smiled to him.