1) First Sight
Truthfully, Dakota went into the other's training car because he looked cute.
Vinnie's mismatched eyes were usually somewhat obscured by his glasses, but Cavendish thought that everything he saw in them was beautiful.
Maybe being stuck in such a disastrous era wouldn't be so bad since they were together...
4) For You
"Nothing's too hard to do if it's for you, Cavendish."
Cavendish rolled his eyes at the terrible pun Dakota made, managing to fall in love with him even more.
Saving pistachios from extinction and cleaning up alien garbage would be torture if they were doing it with anyone else.
It took all of Cavendish's energy not to cry when the truth about the island of Dakotas came out, because it was a physical representation of how much Dakota cared.
They both decided that if they were going to find a new place to live in this century, they had to and wanted to live together.
The holiday had become a very special day for the two; so much so, in fact, that it was the day Dakota proposed.
They met and fell in love purely on accident, a couple of accidents they constantly thanked the universe for.
Cavendish's hands were always warm, Dakota's were always cold.
Dakota's idea of a perfect weekend consisted mostly of snuggling up to Cavendish.
To Cavendish, Dakota was like sunshine; he'd be lost and cold without his brightness.
To Dakota, Cavendish was like moonlight; alluring, mysterious, and always there during the darkest times.
There was a sort of magic each time they kissed, like their love had its own power.
Dakota & Cavendish both wished they had more time to hug, after all the time they spent apart.
Cavendish spent his whole life building walls around himself, only for them to crumble around Dakota.
Dakota's happiness as he talked about the animals never failed to make Cavendish smile as well.
19) First Name
How Cavendish made the name Vinnie sound so beautiful, Dakota never knew.
They eventually adopted a little girl named Elizabeth, who pretty much chose them as her new family.
The boy had asked the two if they were dating, a question that caused Dakota to spit out his sandwich, long before the relationship started.
"I am not in love with Dakota," Balthazar lied to himself.
The two smiled at each other as they watched Elizabeth play the piano.
24) Dr. Zone
They decided to watch the show they were the inspiration for, and it led to many late night marathons.
Cavendish always hogged the blankets, but Dakota would rather let himself freeze than try to fight with him over it.
When Cavendish let himself relax, it would inevitably be a day where neither of them get anything done.
When Dakota gave that stupid grin, usually after making a terrible joke, Cavendish wanted to kiss it off his face.
Date nights always managed to be even better than the last one.
With each smile, laugh, and scoff, Dakota fell in love with Cavendish all over again.
As difficult as he could be at times, Cavendish truly saw Dakota as noble.
As much as their timeline changed, their love never did.
Dakota admired how Cavendish committed to his goals.
Cavendish was never nervous around Dakota, but that was before he tried admitting his true feelings.
Dakota found the other's accent adorable.
Every time they hugged, Vinnie's head rested on Cavendish's chest.
Dakota loved how his boyfriend could carry him effortlessly.
"I love you," It was muttered at random.
Cavendish found that he really missed Dakota when he went rogue, not knowing how torn up the other was without him.
After they adopted Elizabeth, they both forgot what it was like to feel alone.
No amount of apologizing would show just how remorseful Cavendish was for leaving Dakota.
Together, they were stronger.
Cavendish had been hurt before, and Dakota was determined to make him forget all about it.
There was a beauty in how they looked at each other; like the other put the stars in the sky.
Cavendish was very different from Dakota, and it only made him love the man more.
Forever wasn't long enough for them to spend together.
When Dakota, very rarely, managed to make Cavendish laugh, his heart fluttered at the beautiful sound.
Neither of them had much experience with relationships, so they conquered the new things together.
It was the only word Cavendish found himself able to say when Dakota asked him to marry him.
Dakota found him one of the most interesting people he'd ever met.
He made Cavendish's life an adventure, one he didn't mind going on over and over.