Abira: …Evelyn, for merlin sakes you aren’t even showing yet.
Damocles: *with his head popped into the door* …and maybe I’ll come back later.
Evelyn: *spins around simultaneously with Abira* Don’t—
Abira: —you dare. Get back in here. *her lips twitch*
Damocles: No, it sounded like you were having a very important conversation-I wouldn’t want to interfere.
Evelyn: *her lips twitch* I was fretting. The dress…
Abira: Fits fine. *head shake*
Evelyn: *sighs* Yes but I heard with successive pregnancies you show more—
Abira: But you aren’t even showing at all yet— *her lips twitch*
Evelyn: But! The point is—*turns back to Damocles* —that none of that matters right now because you, *she grins*, are getting married.
Damocles: Am I? *his lips twitch in a sheepish smile*
Evelyn: *promptly leans over and pinches him*
Damocles: *tiniest wince* Ow—Eve.
Evelyn: Nope. You aren’t dreaming.
Abira: You really did propose out of nowhere and she really did say yes. *brows wiggle* Despite—
Damocles: Things that we are not going to be mentioning today.
Abira: *tiny exhale* Of course.
Damocles: …it does feel like a dream though.
Evelyn: *is walking around Damocles*
Damocles: …what in Merlin’s name are yo—no. I don’t want to know.
Evelyn: *lips twitch* Insuring you got dressed properly.
Damocles: Ah, see, I said I did not want to know.
Abira: Course he did. Rowland helped.
Evelyn: *grin flicks* Ah, and how does Rowland feel about you marrying someone besides him anyways?
Damocles: *sighs* You’re both just going to rip on me this whole time aren’t you?
Abira & Evelyn: *brows wiggle simultaneously*
Damocles: …right, and why did I invite you again?
Abira: Because we’re your sisters.
Evelyn: So we’d have hurt you if you didn’t.
Damocles: Ahh…sibling love.
Evelyn: *lips twitch and she winks at him, and then leans against the table beside him* How are you doing though, seriously?
Damocles: *his smile softens and he nods* Great. …Truly, great.
Evelyn: Do you have your vow written?
Damocles: *bites his bottom lip and nods*
Abira: *lips twitch, biting back a squeal and she leans closer to him too* Really? Can we hear?
Damocles: *pointedly* You’re going to hear it in like an hour or so anyway.
Abira: …yes, but this way we can give you pointers.
Damocles: *lips flick* I’m good. Really. Possibly the easiest thing I’ve ever had to write in my life.
Evelyn: *lips twitch in a softer smile* You do look happy.
Damocles: I am. *softly* And thank you, for…not telling anyone, and helping.
Evelyn: …Merlin knows, I have no room to judge.
Damocles: *eyes narrow at her* That’s—
Evelyn: —of no consequence, at the moment, you were thanking me, remember?
Damocles: *exhales in frustration* Fine. And as a wedding present, why don’t you tell me?
Evelyn: Nice try. Maybe tomorrow.
Evelyn: I wouldn’t want to ruin your wedding, have to explain to Maeve why you were postponing to go challenge someone to a duel—
Damocles: I wouldn’t postpone just-
Abira: *clears her throat over them both* Guys. *lips twitch up in a smile* Do I have to separate you?
Damocles: *lips clamp shut and then sighs* …Right.
Evelyn: *nudges his side* Besides, I have a better wedding present. *holds out a small box*
Damocles: …what’s that?
Abira: Well generally, you open up a present, and then that shows you what it—
Damocles: *laughs and takes the box, muttering* Shut it, ‘bira.
Abira: *lips flick* It’s from both of us.
Damocles: *opens up and then pauses in surprise as two gold cuff-links fall into his hand and he blinks* But…but these…
Evelyn: *nods happily* Yeah. Father wore them on his wedding day.
Abira: He was always gonna give them to you. *softly* They were with the ring, locked safe away. So in a way they’re from him too..even..if…
Damocles: *wryly* Even if he’d stop this wedding if he knew it was taking place?
Abira: *presses her lips together* Well.
Evelyn: *ventures quietly* You’re making your own choice, brother. And if he doesn’t support that…we do.
Abira: *nods* Not all your family disapproves. We’re here. And…the rest will come around.
Abira: We Fayes can be stubborn about things.
Evelyn: That’s because we’re usually right.
Abira: *exhales in a tiny laugh* Right, yeah.
Damocles: *finishes putting the cuff links on slowly and nods, smiling back up at them* Yeah. Thanks. *clears his throat* …all right. I should find Rowland—
Evelyn: —get in one last kiss—
Damocles: *ignores* —and go talk to the priest.
Abira: *lips twitch* Think he was with Alayne.
Damocles: That figures. *getting up*
Evelyn: …where are you going?
Abira: *purses her lips in a tiny smile* Oh, brother.
Damocles: …like I said, *confused* I should—
Abira: You don’t really think we’re letting you go get married without—
Damocles: Ah. *laughs*
Evelyn: *promptly wraps her arms around him in a tight hug, which Abira matches on the other side and all three of them embrace firmly* Congratulations.
Damocles: *quietly, happily, beaming, almost too happy to think* Yeah. Thanks. …I really do love you both you know.
Abira: We know. *brightly* Seriously though…you did it.
Abira: *pulls back and grins at him* You did it.
Evelyn: Against all odds.
Abira: And merlin knows what Maeve was thinking.
Evelyn: But even so. *lips twitch and she rubs a tear from her eye* You are…really lucky.
Abira: And so is she. *pointedly, lips twitching*
Damocles: *quietly and nods* I’m..the luckier one.
Abira: Oh of that there’s no question.
Evelyn: Seriously, you better go before she comes to her senses—
Damocles: *laughs and shakes his head, his beam wide* Yeah, love you both.
Evelyn: *squeals, under her breath and hugs him again* We do love you. We’re just…
Abira: Oh impossibly jealous.
Evelyn: *exhales, smiling still and throwing another tear away* Yeah. That.
Damocles: *quietly, looking at Evelyn* We’ll fix it, Eve, really.
Evelyn: *smile softens* I know. Go. *nods with her head* Go get married.
Abira: *smile flicks, kissing his cheek for a moment and then purposefully messes his hair up* Congrats, little brother.
Damocles: *laughs* Oh, *runs his hand through his hair* thank you, big sisters, so much.
Evelyn: *winks at him as he leaves and then promptly hugs Abira too, as both of them are still struggling not to cry in happiness/dissolve into giggles*