In the Manhattan area of New York City, Times Square is one of the most-visited tourist attractions in the world. Considered the 'crossroads of the world,' the electronic billboards and exciting atmosphere make it a perfect place to have a good time.
She sat on a bench, going over words in her head. She hadn't seen Freddie in almost a year, but the two had still conversed here and there through letters. In one, he had mentioned his chaotic trip to work through Times Square. There were so many people around, the chances that she would see him or he would see her were small, but she had to try. The past year had felt so long, and she wanted nothing more than to see him. She scanned for any sign of him through the crowds, still thinking of what she would even say.
Freddie yawned as he was walking through the crowds of people and sipped on his coffee. It felt so good to finally have his synthetic arm finished, and he was so glad that everything worked out well. It looked and felt like an arm, and he could even feel with it. He pulled his scarf tighter around his neck as a chilly wind blew, moving over to the edge of the crowd where it wasn't so bad and walking down the sidewalk. He was approaching where Amelia was, but didn't see her yet.
It was hard to really make out anyones faces as the crowd moved by so quickly. She looked for anyone headed the direction of the Ministry. In a small gap of faces, someone that looked like Freddie appeared. She stood up from the bench, trying to get a closer look. She started pushing her way through the crowd to see if it was truly him. She felt like a fish swimming up stream, greeted by dirty looks and several 'Get out of the ways' as she got closer to what she thought was Freddie.
He was walking when he saw someone trip and went to catch them, holding them close to see it was Amelia and he froze. "Amelia?" He asked in disbelief, staring at the woman in his arms. He didn't think he would ever see her again, or contact her besides the letters they shared once in awhile. "What are you doing here?"
As she fell into his arms, all the words she had been practicing faded away. All she could do was stare into his eyes and she started to stand up, a stupid smile coming to her face. "Hi...." Was all she could manage to get out at first. She took a breath and composed herself. "I...I came here for you..I miss you Freddie, and I hate being so far away from you. I know it's probably really weird for me to just show up here, but..I had to. I love you,Freddie. It took me too long to realize that."
He was taken aback by what she had said, not sure how to respond. He just stared into her eyes, realizing just how much he had missed her. She was the best thing that had happened in his life, and he ran away from her and from everything. Yet, here she was spilling everything to him and he couldnt even bring himself to speak. "Amelia, I-I don't really know what to say..." he said, a little embarrassed but also a little at a loss for words. He just took her hands in his and kissed the top of them. "I-I don't know if I'm ready to say I love you just yet... But, it took me too long to realize that you were the best thing to happen to me... And, if you'd let me... I'd like to be apart of your life again... For good,"
As soon as all the words had left her mouth, she was worried that she had thrown to much at him. "I..I would like that. I was scared that this was all going to be too much, but I just had to. I either needed to be with you, or needed closure..I'm so happy it's not closure."
"I'm glad it's not closure either," He said and gave her a gentle kiss to her forehead. "But did you come all the way here just for me?" He asked, concerned. "What about your life back in England? I can't take that all away from you... Besides, I'm not exactly living in luxury.. I can't give you a house or anything nice and fancy like you deserve... I barely make enough to buy myself a bus ticket."
"Well, luckily, all I have back there is family and magic makes it easy to see them.", she said smiling. "On the chance that things did go well with my throwing my feelings at you, I scheduled an interview with the Ministry here...Not just for you, but to give myself a break from being Julius Tyrrell's daughter working in the Ministry back home...and also, England is kind of a mess right now."
He smiled a little at that, glad she was brave enough to make such a big leap of faith. "Oh, i know. That's one of the reasons why I left, i couldn't take it anymore and I needed to come to America to finish my arm, which speaking of-" he took off his coat to show her his synthetic arm, "Looks pretty good huh?" He said with a small grin.
She had been so nervous, she hadn't even noticed. She reached down to touch it, amazed at how realistic it was. "Oh my god...That's amazing. It's so real.", she said, mesmerized by it. "I'm so happy that you were able to get it finished."
He blushed a little at her touch, not knowing just how much he missed it. How he missed her. Was she really so imprinted on his heart that even now it was crying out for her? "Thanks, I'm glad I could get it done too." He said, before brushing a strand of hair behind her ear. "Um, there's a bakery up ahead if you'd like to stop and get something to eat? They have really good scones and tea..." He asked a little shyly, not knowing why he was so embarrassed to ask her on a small date.