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ST- Violent Delights4Sweeney lolled on the couch, waiting for Mrs. Lovett to be done closing up shop. He had closed up the barber shop a few hours before she had, so boredom had consumed him for a while. He was pretty shocked to realize that he hadn't touched his razors for weeks. Well, he touched them, to shave his customers, but he hadn't obsessed over them the way he had before. And he hadn't murdered any of his customers for a few weeks. His blind rage and vengeance had faded away quite quickly.
He found that ever since he'd been able to let his past go his life had been so much easier. He no longer carried the burden of revenge on his shoulders. Lucy and Johanna hadn't left his mind completely. No. Never. But they had become facts of his past. No longer something to obsess over every day. He was able to let go of the past. He wasn't able to forgive, not yet; but he was able to forget. 'I'll never forgive', he thought ruefully. But he had to forget, for Mrs. Lovett's sake.
If he truly loved her he had
Violent Delights15Sweeney went up to his shop, all the white powder off his face now; he turned to his razors, pondering them. These things that had meant so much to him before Now they were nothing. His Nell and Scarlet meant so much more than these razors, and they always would. He knew he was done with them. All the memories of them were the memories of his depression and insanity. The blood, the vengeance, the absolute hatred
He turned away from them, thinking of his baby girl, smiling. Now all that was behind him and he couldn't be happier. But some of the memories still haunted him, Lucy and Johanna mostly. And Turpin, he snarled. In a few weeks he and Nellie were taking their Scarlet and Toby away from wretched London. To the sea.
He didn't want his Scarlet to know anything about his or Nellie's past. They were going to start anew, with their new little lovey. Sweeney had gone from Benjamin to Sweeney to whatever he was now. He didn't feel like Sweeney anymore, because Sweeney w
Violent Delights 16Everything was packed. Finally. Mrs. Lovett threw the final boxes into the carriage and stood in front of her shop, finally saying her goodbyes. She smiled gloomily at the grimy place; the old sign that read "Mrs. Lovett's Meat Pie Emporium", the ratted dingy curtains, and the grimy windows. She kissed the memories goodbye, more than ready to begin her new life at the sea with the loves of her life.
Sweeney lugged out the last heavy box, putting it in the car. Mrs. Lovett snatched him by his slender waist and yanked him to her, kissing him delightfully. He smiled into the kiss, breaking and gasping "Nellie!" her arms wrapped around him, head resting into his chest, "I can't believe I'm finally saying goodbye to this place." He kissed the top of her head, '"Believe it, love."' She smirked.
Toby walked out with Scarlet in his arms, holding her carefully just like Sweeney had taught him. "Are we ready ta go?" Scarlet looked up at her parents with those beautiful blue eyes. Sweeney walked
Violent Delights- chpt 141 month later
Sweeney woke to the usual wailing; Nellie groaned and turned in the bed, "Your turn." He groaned tiredly, getting out of the bed, walking to the crib. "Shh, Scarlet, shh." He picked her up and cradled her in his arms. She still cried stubbornly, throwing her arms around. He walked out of the bedroom with her, into the kitchen, grabbing a bottle of milk.
He put it in her mouth before she could scream more, she suckled on it hungrily, "There you go, love." He murmured, rocking her back and forth in his arms. Once she finished off the bottle she started kicking her legs. "Wot is it?" he looked down at his daughters beautiful blue eyes. He still found it odd that she could have bright blue eyes, having parents that had such dark eyes.
She wriggled in his arms, fighting and kicking. He rubbed her stomach, "Wot's wrong, lovey?" That was his nickname for little Scarlet. She thrashed and cried, punching him in the chest. He chuckled at her little baby punches. He ran a soot
ST- Violent Delights8"Sweeney!" Nellie yelled from the living room, clutching her stomach. She was having bad morning sickness lately. He ran into the room, "Yes, love?" She held her hand over her mouth; Sweeney ran back out and came hurriedly back in with the bucket. She snatched it and vomited into it. "Thank you." She panted, after the sudden sickness had passed.
"No problem." He had done this all before with his wife, so it was easier for him than it was for her. She was lucky to have him, or else she'd be a wreck. He knew how to take care of her. He also knew how to deal with her mood swings better than she did.
Toby was a great help too, he was very obedient when Sweeney asked him to help him out with Mrs. Lovett. The boy was starting to like Mr. T a lot more, since he could see that he really did love his mum and that he was doing everything he could to care for her. Toby couldn't believe it, but the further pregnant Mrs. Lovett became, the more fatherly Sweeney was becoming. Toby was starting to se
ST- Violent Delights 2Mrs. Lovett woke again in the morning next to the man of her dreams. She had been restless, rolling around in the memories of the night. He was awake and silently staring up at the ceiling with his arms still wrapped around her. She twisted in his grasp and brushed her fingers along his chest, "G'mornin'."
"Morning, my pet." He stroked her back. She purred happily, she finally had everything she wanted from him. He knew he should feel guilty for betraying his Lucy, but he didn't. He knew he should want to run from her arms and go back into his darkness. But for now he was enjoying the light. He should feel sick at the thought that he might love her; he should want to kill himself for even considering.
But all he wanted to do was stay here, in her arms, and never let go. A deep, dark, lost feeling burned from within him. She twisted in his arms again and glued her lips to his. Right as their lips touched he came up with a name for that burning, yearning want. It was love. Sweeney finall
ST- Violent Delights10"Dammit!" Nellie growled as the seam going up her side ripped open. "That was me last gown. What do I do now?" Sweeney chuckled, "Um, maybe go buy some maternity clothes?" he rolled his eyes at her. She hissed, "These are maternity clothes the last of me maternity clothes, goddammit! Jeez, kid yer makin' me huge." She talked to her stomach. Sweeney grinned at her; he loved when she talked to the baby. "Well lets go buy some more."
Mrs. Lovett bit her lip, Sweeney rolled his eyes. She had this fear that people would judge her for getting pregnant without being married. And very little people knew about her and Mr. Todd. They hadn't been in public together since she'd gotten pregnant. Sweeney sighed, "Nellie, you're going to have that baby eventually. And people are going to find out about us. You think we'll never take the baby outside? People are going to see."
"I know. I juss' know what me customers will think. I'll be the town whore." Sweeney raised his eyebrows at h
ST- Violent Delights7"Mum!" Toby called and ran excitedly towards Mrs. Lovett with arms open. Sweeney moved a cautious hand towards her stomach, but Nellie shooed it away, giving him a "calm down everything's alright" look. His eyebrows still curled cautiously on his forehead. Toby slowed and contemplated his mum's stomach for a moment, trying to decide how to hug her. She bent down and wrapped her arms around the boy.
"Jeez mum, yer huge!" He exclaimed in surprise, she was always so skinny. She still was skinny, everywhere but her stomach, her arms and legs and face hadn't changed much.
"Oh Toby, I missed yew." Mrs. Lovett and Toby hadn't seen each other for a few weeks, Mrs. Lovett had been on bed rest (by Sweeney's orders) and Toby had been taking care of the pie shop. Mrs. Lovett had hired a temporary cook, and Toby had been waiting tables. Only Sweeney came in and out of the bedroom to get food for Nellie, who was eating everything.
He hugged her and then stared at her belly for a moment. She grabbed
ST- Violent Delights 9"SWEENEY!" Nellie screamed from the living room. Sweeney rolled his eyes and trudged in, "Yes my love?" Mrs. Lovett suddenly became furious and threw the chunk of bread she had been eating across the room, hitting Sweeney in the shoulder, "Don' give me THAT tone!!" she hollered. Sweeney stood, motionless even though he'd just been pelted with a hard piece of bread, "I'm sorry, Nellie. Now what is it you need?"
"I want some damn tea!! I told ye ta ge' it five minutes ago- goddammit! WOT is takin' so long?!" Sweeney spoke in blank monotone, "The water has to boil, love." Mrs. Lovett just would not settle for that. "MAKE IT BOIL FAST'A!" She flailed her arms around dramatically. Sweeney muttered to himself, "You're wish is my command . bitch." Lovett screamed, "Wot was that?!"
Sweeney gave her a fake grin, "I said I'd make it boil faster." She still didn't settle down, she folded her arms around her large chest and grumbled, "You'd bett'r." He left the room, closing the door tight be
BrokenUp in the barbershop, Mrs. Nellie Lovett was edging closer and closer to her beloved Sweeney Todd. She tilted her head to the side, trying to see his face better in the dim light. He was standing by the window, staring out into the night, but not really seeing anything.
Nellie came to the conclusion that he was in one of his trances. She continued searching his face, trying to decide if he was "awake", and before she could think twice she closed the gap between them. She took Sweeney's face in her hands and pressed her lips to his. She knew it was potentially dangerous for her to act so suddenly and spontaneously around him, but the minute she kissed him she was in heaven, so to speak. She knew there would be consequences for what she was doing, but she didn't care. She couldn't pull away now, not even if she wanted to.
After a second or two, Sweeney came to his senses and reacted immediately. He grabbed Nellie's shoulders in his hands and shoved her away roughly.
"What the bloody hell
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