Once Upon a Time [One Shot]
"I'm going to tell you a story, and you're going to stay there and listen. Got it, Eustass-ya?" He paused, but there was no reaction. He wasn't expecting one, really. "Once upon a time, there was a boy and a girl. They were complete opposites, in both actions and words. He was calm and collected, never taking the bait but never running away. She was loud and brash and in your face, the first one to insult you but also the first to run to your aid.
"Every interaction between them involved an argument. Even if it was the stupidest thing, they'd bicker and fight about it because that's what they did. There was a certain fondness for their daily struggle, at least on the boy's side. He found himself falling in love with her and eventually told her.
"She laughed in his face and told him that she'd never like a guy who was so stiff and cold. When she walked from the room, she walked from his life. Fast forward years later, and that boy became a man. He grew a beard, got tattoos, and was atte