(Originally posted by Xeranad on Thu Sep 30, 2010)
Aria bent down and gently grasped the rose's thorny stem. She smiled and looked directly into Fujitsu's eyes. "Thanks... for caring about me so much."
Fujitsu just rubbed the back of his head... an obvious sign of embarressment. "It was nothing... don't worry about it." He smiled an awkward smile and blushed a little, then tried to hide his emotions and look stern. "Let's go to bed. We have a long day tomorrow." With that, he turned and walked away.
Aria stared after him longingly for a moment, then shook her head in disbelief. What am I thinking? I'm acting like some silly lovestruck damsel in some silly fairy tale! With that, she marched off to her own quarters, subconsciously gripping the rose's stem harder and drawing blood. Little red drops followed her all the way back to her chamber.
Prince Elric stared around the chamber and then up at the ceiling. "I hope we have enough talons to cover the repairs... 'cause I just came into power and I would rather avoid raising the taxes so soon..."