You walked outside the Phantomhive home, shielding your eyes from the bright sunlight of early morning. It was cool and rather windy for this time of year, but that was probably better suited for what you would be doing today. You quickly made your way to the part of the yard where Finny was pruning the trees, ready to help him with his chores. “Okay Finny, what needs doing? I'm here to help.”
Finny quickly turned from the tree he was busy working on and turned to you, smiling happily. “Good morning. It's pretty out here today isn't it?” He held out a shovel he had close by. “We're replacing these dead plants with new alive ones. So if you don't mind digging the holes for them, I already have the spots marked out. If you don't want to do the digging I understand, it can be really hard work.”
“No, that's fine, I'm supposed to be helping.” You grasped the shovel and quickly went to work. You could tell by the number of posts Finny had placed for markers, there was no way you were going to be able to get your work done. “You usually do all this by yourself?”
“Yup, I don't mind though. Pluto keeps me company a lot, so I don't get lonely. I don't know where he is today though.” He looked around the yard, scratching the back of his head. “Maybe Sebastian’s giving him a bath.” As you finished digging the holes, Finny was coming behind you, filling them with various plants.
You were actually quite enjoying working with Finny, though it was hard work, and you knew you would be sore, you were having fun. As you continued working, you heard a strange cracking noise coming from somewhere behind you. “Do you hear that?”
Finny stopped what he was doing and looked around, ears pricked. “I don't hear anything, just the birds singing. What's it sound like?”
“I don't know, like something breaking.” You didn't know why, but the sound was really worrying you. It grew louder, until a loud snap, and pop was heard. You turned your head to see a massive, old tree falling directly for you. Frozen with fear, you couldn't speak or move.
“Look out!” Finny quickly rushed to you, trying to move you out of the falling tree's path, but he was too slow. You shut your eyes tight, you could hear the tree come crashing down all around you. Everything went quiet, you realized you weren't in any pain. “Are you okay?”
You opened your eyes to find Finny holding you protectively with one arm and holding the tree from falling with the other. His face showed obvious concern. “You saved me.”
“It was nothing, I'm just glad you're okay.” He gently let go of you, taking the old tree in both hands so he could move it off of you.
“Nothing?” Your jaw dropped. “Finny you saved my life. That's not nothing. That's a pretty big something if you ask me.” You tackled him back to the ground, hugging him as tightly as you possibly could.
He laughed. “I don't know about that.” Finny blushed. “Sebastian told me to get rid of that tree a few weeks ago. So it's kind of my fault you almost died in the first place.” He paused. “So, it would probably be better if we didn't tell anyone I saved your life. It could get me in trouble.” He let out a nervous laugh.
You joined him in laughter. “Okay Finny, I won't tell. You can just be my secret hero.”
“That's sounds like a good idea.” Finny gently hugged you, placing a sweet kiss on your cheek as the two of you cuddled in the grass.