Possibly triggering. Eating disordered thoughts.
Harry slipped his goodies into the little Disney bag the shop had given him for his ears and he adjusted the sparkly ornamentation into his curls with a proud smile. Listening as Louis described everything had Harry almost as excited as actually doing that. He nodded quickly, leaning down as though to read the map but getting distracted by kids with candy floss and fun little light up toys. He couldn’t stop smiling and let Louis lead him away without question. ”Can we see the parade at night? I bet they have everything all lit!”gr
"Of course," smiled Louis, not being able to resist leaning up to kiss Harry’s cheek when he saw how much he was smiling. He swung their arms between them as they rounded a corner, grinning a bit when he saw that Mickey Mouse was stood a few metres away. "Do you see him?" he asked, looking up at Harry and walking closer, glad to see there wasn’t a line because they’d got to the park so early. "Go give him a cuddle."
Harry’s cheeks flushed at not only the praise but at the hushed promise whispered into his ear. He nodded slowly, blush still tinting his skin as Louis took his picture. He leaned in to see the results, tucking a few stray curls behind the band of the Minnie ears. ”Very happy,” Harry approved, nodding but only slightly so that the ears would stay in place. Sadly, he had to hand them over to have them rung up but was allowed to place them back into his hair moments later. He adjusted them accordingly, glancing to Louis for approval and assistance and, once he was satisfied, looking down at Louis’ hands to try and find the autograph book. ”We’re all set?” Harr asked excited.
"We are babe," nodded Louis, handing over the autograph and pen and then lacing his fingers with the ones of Harry’s free hand as they walked out of the shop and started off towards the centre of the park. "They do a big parade down here later in the day and at night, all the characters in floats and stuff," he mused. "We’ll go watch that, I know you’ll love it." He flicked through the map he’d been given, noting that there was a character meeting spot just around the corner. Without telling Harry what it was, he pulled his arm to get him to go towards it, wanting to see his surprised face.
There were so many options, Harry was starting to feel a bit overwhelmed. He just wanted everything to be perfect so letting his gaze flit up and down the shelves containing the prettiest mouse ears he’d ever seen was only stressing him out more. ”Louis,” Harry whined as the smaller boy drew up at his side. He nibbled on his lower lip, worried that he’d never find the right ears for the occasion when a glint of something sparkly caught his eye. Harry’s face lit up once more as he turned towards the sight, a pair of satin black Minnie ears with a red sequined bow practically radiating perfection from its spot on the shelves. ”Look!” he urged Louis, grabbing the ears down with delicate hands and slipping the headband into his curls before whirling on a heel to find a mirror. ”How do I look?”
"Beautiful doll," grinned Louis, getting up on his tiptoes not only to give Harry a kiss, but also so he was close enough to his ear to whisper, "You’re definitely wearing those tonight." He pulled away quickly to look for a mirror so Harry could see, but upon not finding one he pulled out his phone instead and snapped a picture, showing him that instead. "You happy with those love?" he asked, leading him over to the till, glittering jewellery under a glass case catching his eye as he slid the right amount of euros over to the cashier. One ring in particular caught his eyes - glittering stones arranged in Mickey motifs set in platinum - and he quickly pulled his eye off it so he wouldn’t decide to max out his Dad’s credit card.
Harry listened intently to Louis’ suggestions and nodded his head furiously in approval. His heart squeezed a little in anxiety at meeting a character and not having anything for them to sign. How else was he supposed to remember every minute of this trip? ”Can we pick up one of those disposable camera’s too? I want pictures with everyone.” Harry urged, his eyes wide as he was led into the store. Baubles and trinkets of varying degrees of Disney were splayed all along the walls, drawing Harry away from Louis’ side to fondly brush over everything with his finger tips, in search of some Minnie ears with the bow.
Louis nodded to Harry’s request, pressing a kiss to his cheek before letting him loose on the store. He flicked through the autograph books until he found one he knew would be perfect - with a spot to slip a photo on one side of the page and for the other half of the page to be signed - and grabbed a pen before taking both to Harry. “These’ll be good,” he said, showing them to him. “You picked your ears yet babe?” he asked, glancing at the variety of ears with bows celebrating various occassions.
Harry frowned, tempted to argue that there were probably Disney characters everywhere but truthfully, not knowing if that were the case. He sighed contently, following Louis through the gates and into the actual Disneyland park. Harry’s eyes were glittering and he didn’t think he could smile more without pulling a muscle. He was turning his head every which way, taking in the darling trellises on the buildings, the vendors selling the cutest of things and the excited children pulling on parents’ hands. That last one had a pang in his heart flaring up but he fought it off by tugging Louis’ hand. ”Where first? Where first?!” he asked excitedly.
Louis really didn’t think there was anything better than seeing Harry has happy as he was right now - the boy was practically bloody twinkling, and Louis absolutely loved it. “There’s a little shop there, we can get you an autograph book and ears? There’s probably characters further up this street and I don’t want you to miss being able to get them to sign their autograph book for you,” he said, tugging Harry into a small shop.
Harry clung happily to Louis’ hand with a bright smile. ”I just might, to be honest,” he responded with a little shrug. When the shuttle was arriving, Harry thought he might have been telling the truth with how fast his heart was pounding. He didn’t hear much of what Louis was saying and nodded absently. ”Disney stuff!” Harry agreed, catching that in the blur of Louis’ words. He let Louis lead him out the shuttle and towards the gates.
"Dunno if there’s any characters in the first aid place, so try not to," teased Louis, swinging their arms between them as they walked up to the gates and he handed over the tickets. Once they were handed over a map they pushed through the turnstiles and they were finally in the place he knew his Harry would be happiest. "We’re in Disneyland doll," he said brightly, looking up at Harry to see what his reaction would be.
Harry’s smile went a little soft, too fond over how absolutely endearing Louis sounded. The idea of the tiny boy fighting off a dragon was amusing but Harry made no belittling comment, rather liking the idea of being protected. He blushed a little as Louis kissed his cheek, pulling back from the window a bit to glance over at the other boy before returning his gaze to the approaching park. ”Definitely,” he repeated softly, awe taking over once again. ”I can’t believe I’m here,” he whispered as more attractions came into view, having his heart stuttering.
"You look like you’re about to pass out from excitement," teased Louis, taking hold of Harry’s hand again once the bus stopped. "You ready?" he asked as he stood up, "There’s a short walk up to the place where they check your tickets and then you’re inside Disneyland, okay? There’s two parks though, we can just go between them whenever. I’m assuming you’d want Disneyland before the Walt Disney stuff though since that’s where all the characters are."
Harry swiveled more in his seat, pressing his palms and the tip of his nose up against the glass to try and get a better look at the horizon and where the park of his dreams would appear. His heart flipped as the towers of the Disney castle rose into view along with the building itself and he tapped at the window to get Louis’ attention. ”Look, look, look,” he urged, beaming at the sight though the window fogged slightly at his breath. ”Do you think the dragon is dangerous? Will we be safe? I wanna visit there!”
Louis knew that all the stress of securing this trip was worth it when he saw Harry’s face when Disneyland came into view - he’d probably go to the ends of the earth if it got Harry to smile like that. “You’ll be safe, I’ll fight the dragon if I have to,” he said, unable to keep a smile off his own face as he leaned up to press a kiss to where a dimple appeared in Harry’s cheek. “The castle’s in the centre of the park, we’ll definitely go yeah?” He said, glancing at the window before turning his attention back to Harry.
Harry nodded probably a bit overzealous at it, spry curls bouncing every which way. ”Pretty please!” he chirped, completely casting aside the arousal of their makeout session from before to be replaced by a childish, awestruck demeanor. ”Louis we’re really here. We’re going to Disney. This is happening!” Harry sighed wistfully as the bus left the station. Green eyes were glued to the window, watching for the park to get closer and closer.
"I know love, I wouldn’t drag you to Paris and not take you to Disneyland, grinned Louis, reaching up to fix the curls Harry had shook out of place. "Do you see it? You’ll see the castle first," he said, taking his eyes off Harry for a second (which actually pained him a bit, because it had been ages since he’d seen Harry so happy and genuinely excited and he just wanted to soak this in for as long as he could) to check exactly where they were. "They’ve got a giant dragon under the castle you know. Blows fire and everything."
"Mmhmm, would you? If you’re not too tired, I’d very much love that, you riding me." Harry smiled at the thought, tugging on a jumper over his torso and letting Louis tangle their hands together. He gave the small hand in his a little squeeze, enjoying the reassurance of the gesture. They wouldn’t get lost or separated from one another if they were holding hands. He followed Louis out and down the elevator from which they’d be taking the shuttle to the park.
Louis smiled when he felt Harry squeeze his hand, leaning up and giving a peck on the cheek. “Do you want an autograph book when we get in the park, when we get you your ears? The characters will sign it for you if they ask so you can keep it, like a memory thingy. Dunno if you wanna do that?” he asked, hopping on the shuttle with Harry and prompty cuddling up to him once they were sat down and the bus started moving.