Giving Mal a warm smile, he said, "Well, I love the rose petals. This is why you wanted me to come here. This place brings me back to so many memories. I wish I could relive on and here I am with the most beautiful girl in all of Auradon." Ben spoke.
Ben chuckled. "Hah. You were so cute when you tried strawberries for the first time. Your face was cute and you couldn't stop eating them." He stated. "And then, you were afraid that I was lost. That was a great day." He spoke as he stared into Mal's eyes, smiling softly as he listened to the crickets chirp.
Ben burst out laughing. "Awe! You are so cute when you are scared!" He exclaimed with a chuckle, playfully nudging Mal. "So, I have to know this, how long did it take you to decorate?"
Ben was in awe. He couldn't believe that Mal did all of this for him, with the help from Evie. They were best friends and they did everything together. "Well, thank you. What should I do for you now? Maybe we could have a date here?" He asked, raising one of his eyebrows.
For Mal's first time swimming he had to admit that she was actually doing really good. "Mal? Mal!" Ben exclaimed, jumping into the water and carrying Mal back to safety in his arms. "Mal? Are you okay? I didn't exactly see what happened, but I am really proud of you for trying something new."
Ben tried to hide the smile that was appearing on his face. "Awe Mal. Don't worry. I'm here now. The water is not going to hurt you in any way possible." He spoke with a smile on his face.
Ben looked down at Mal and smiled again. He loved it when she smiled! Smiles looked good on her. Then, he listened to her demand. "You want me to tell my people that the water here is dangerous?" He repeated her demand again and nodded. "Um, okay. Your demand is officially taken into consideration, Miss Mal."
Ben threw his head back laughing with a smile on his face. "Okay Mal, I'm going to tell the water right quick." Setting Mal down, he put on his best serious face. "Water, stop doing whatever you are doing." He exclaimed, pointing at the water.
"You don't have to if you don't want to." Ben replied. "I mean, we certainly don't want the water to drown anybody." He added, even though he clearly knew that the water wasn't going to drown anybody ever again. "It is fine. Plus, it takes a lot of practice."
Of course, Ben was watching Mal. He didn't want anything else to happen to her. He would be a really awful boyfriend if he didn't watch after Mal. Maybe she still wasn't used to the Auradon culture. "You are doing great, Mal!" He exclaimed, glad that she was still trying.
"You are doing it! Keep on going!" Ben exclaimed as he clapped his hands. For some reason he felt like a coach, encouraging his players to do the best that they could. However, he was Mal's boyfriend and he had to be there for her every single step of the way.
Ben smiled as he kept on watching Mal. "You just keep on swimming, but you kind of turn towards the direction that you would like to do!" He exclaimed, feeling happier than ever.
Ben thought that Mal was doing amazing for her first time swimming! He felt like this was a remake of their first date, but nothing would ever replace their first date together. "Oh dear! Mal! I'm sorry. I forgot to cover that part. You have to hold your nose and if you are good enough you can leave your eyes open, but I usually have to close them."
Ben patted Mal's back to make sure that she wasn't coughing too hard. "I'm so sorry. I should have told you that, but you didn't ask so I didn't say anything." Ben said with a sigh. "Are you sure that you are okay?"
Ben did as he was told and he joined Mal in the water. It was quite cold, but he knew that once he stayed in there for a while it would get warmer. "So, what do you want to do?"
"Well, there's Marco Polo, but you have to close your eyes as you swim after the other person. Maybe I could just close my eyes and swim after you?" Ben suggested. He didn't want Mal to bump into any rocks with her eyes closed.
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