nalani: oh yay, you’re here! that must mean you decided to take my advice.
laurel: yep! i even got a puppy.
nalani: good for you! and what about makoa?
laurel: what about him?
laurel: *sigh* i haven’t talked to him. yet.
nalani: that’s okay, you can talk to him tonight.
laurel: huh? oh my god, he’s right there! hide me.
nalani: uhh it’s a bit late for that... i may have told him you’d be here when i asked him to come.
laurel: you... what?!
nalani: please don’t be mad! i figured you might need a little push to get things back to normal.
laurel: a little - oh god, he’s coming this way.
nalani: don’t worry, you’ll be fine! just act natural.
—BEHIND THE SCENES—
Brixton Palace, 10:45 a.m.
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Edward: You asked to see me, Your Majesty?
Harry: Take a seat.
Harry: I want to appoint you as Captain-General of the Royal Marines.
Edward: That would be an honor, sir. But... why me?
Harry: You served for what, seven years? You were an outstanding soldier, Edward— one of the best on the battlefield. Think of this position as a reward for your war efforts.
Edward: May I be frank, sir?
Harry: Of course.
Edward: Why appoint me this position? I know there’s been unease between us, and it’s because of what my parents did.
Harry: You’re right.
Harry: We don’t always agree on things, but you’re my son-in-law. I admit that I’ve judged you unfairly— if you don’t want the role, I understand.
Edward: Can I have time to think about this decision, sir?
Harry: Take as much time as you need.
[The Next Day — Wiltshire Park, 7:05 p.m.]
Mary: Edward? What’s wrong?
Edward: I’m no hero— how do I even look those soldiers in the face knowing I’ve failed them?
Mary: Edward, come here.
Mary: What happened at the Battle of Yukimatsu wasn’t your fault. You were an incredible leader, Ed. You still are. Whether you take the role or not, I still love you. The men who fought by your side still love you.
Edward: I love you, Mary.
Mary, sleepily: I love you too.
Edward, thinking: What would I do without you?
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