Childhood Sweethearts AU || Valentina Carvajal comes from a prominent family that owns a flower plantation in Villa Guerrero, Mexico. She befriends Juliana Valdés, the daughter of one of their flower farmers. Spending momentous summers together in the idyllic flower fields in the countryside, Valentina and Juliana grew up together and have been best friends ever since they were little. But separated by the tides of fate over time, the two had never admitted to being in love with each other. The distance further drifts the two apart. Now adults, Valentina is forced to come back to Mexico after the death of her father while Juliana is still haunted with "what-ifs" from her past. To try to ease the grief from her father's passing and mend a friendship that was lost, Valentina and Juliana fulfill a promise they made to each other when they were younger.
This charming multi-chapter fic takes us to Juliantina's adorable and hilarious mutual pining adventures as kids, teens and adults-- proving time and again that they were always meant to be together.
Bookmarked by Skip17
02 Aug 2019
21 Mar 2019
Pining and denial. Juliana finds herself falling for Valentina but tries to convince herself that it's just nothing and it isn't working, especially if Valentina is going to shamelessly caress her hand in front of her and convince her to get drunk
"Let's talk about why your date wasn't going well?” Juliana said, a little grin tugging on her lips, and Valentina laughed softly.
“It was nice but, I don't know.” Valentina sat up straight suddenly, shuffling closer to Juliana on the bench seat of the car. “It should be more than that, no? Being around someone like that should just feel right. Safe. Like, being around them is the easiest thing for you to do.”
Juliana just stared at Valentina, the fire and spark in her eyes entirely captivating.
“There should be this pull, like there are quantum strings pulling you together and no matter how hard you fight it, how much you tell yourself you don't want it, it is inevitable.” Valentina’s brow twitched into a minute frown. ”It should be something cosmic, you know?”
Juliana doesn’t care about watching for her soulmark to shift, not anymore. She switches out her bracelets for ones that will fully cover the little flower tattooed on the inside of her wrist, and resolves to forget about finding her potential soulmate completely.
Of course, then she meets Valentina.
“I have unfinished business with the family of a very dangerous man. I was hoping I could deal with them personally, but they seem to have disappeared. Vanished into thin air.” He doesn’t have to explain it. Valentina has figured it out, it's all horribly clear. Still, when Alacrán takes a strand of her hair and pushes it back behind her ear, she can’t help the tremor that runs through her body. He moves his fingers under her chin and makes her tilt her head up so that she has no choice but to meet his gaze. “Good thing you and Lupita’s daughter are such good friends.”