|The Dark Bride
Author: Bolmung LK PM
FF#1 Kallen falls in love with Zero, but she soon finds out that she is being forced to marry Lelouch. Torn between the two how will the truth come out that Lelouch IS Zero?Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Suspense - Lelouch L. & Kallen S. - Chapters: 14 - Words: 67,453 - Reviews: 243 - Favs: 300 - Follows: 318 - Updated: 10-16-12 - Published: 04-22-09 - id: 5013140
|A+ A- Full 3/4 1/2 Expand Tighten|
L.K.: My first Code Geass fanfic! I wonder how long this one will be, it was only supposed to be a one-shotter. But alas, I have a feeling that it'll be much longer than one chapter…..
*The part where Zero says "The ceiling.", I always say this when someone asks me what's up. When I'm outside I'll say "The sky."
Kisses in the Dark
Kallen of the Black Knights is a strong, independent, willful, witty and driven young woman. She has to be because she lives a double life and is forced to bounce back and forth between a normal, but sickly, high school girl and a warrior of the infamous Black Knights. Nearly every day now, for the past three years, this girl has been battling her way to freedom over the great and powerful land of Brittania. Being half Japanese and half Brittanian, she has been able to fit into both of her personas perfectly.
As Kallen walked down the corridors of the Ashford Academy, she happened to notice Lelouch talking to Shirley. Even though she was in the same classes as Lelouch, she never really talked to him much nor understood him. Thus she didn't know why she felt this strange, yet familiar, feeling every time she saw the two together. She sighed as she walked passed them and tried to ignore the nagging feeling tugging at the back of her mind.
When she did walk by, Lelouch noticed the uncomfortable look upon Kallen's face. "Hey Shirley, I'll catch you later. I'm going to go see what's bugging Kallen today." Lelouch said as he waved his hand dismissively at the girl. "Oh…uhm okay. I guess I'll see you after class then…and maybe we…" Shirley stopped when she noticed that Lelouch was no longer within hearing distance.
'Oh Lulu…' she thought sadly as she watched him run off to another woman.
"Hey Kallen!" Lelouch called out.
Kallen turned her head with a simple, "Hm?"
"Are you alright? You look sick again." He said, half faking concern, as he put his hand up to her forehead. He knew she was in fact alright, considering he knows why she really misses school. But on the other hand, she really didn't look alright.
For a reason unknown to him, Lelouch had grown somewhat fond of Kallen due to their close relationship as commander and soldier in the rebellion. He wasn't sure why, but he found himself drawn to the girls lately. He assumed it was hormones from being a teenage boy.
Taken back by Lelouch's sudden and gentle touch, Kallen backed away from him a bit. "I-I'm fine…" she faked her sweet, innocent voice. From Lelouch's point of view, on the outside Kallen looked like a shy and normal high school girl. But he knew full well that on the inside was the warrior's spirit, burning with a passion and vengeance.
"Oh I'm sorry, I just happened to see you walk by. You weren't looking too well so-"
"I'm okay, really. I'm just…a bit tired is all." She whispered so quietly that Lelouch almost didn't hear it.
"Well okay then. Seventh period is about to begin, you'd better hurry." He put on his phony smile for her as she nodded and half jogged across the courtyard to her classroom.
Immediately after school, Kallen went home, grabbed her suitcase with her Black Knight uniform inside of it and dashed out into the busy public to get to the hide out. Once there she quickly gave the door guard the security password and was let inside.
After changing into her uniform and putting her headband on, she made her way to the meeting room where the rest of her fellow Black Knight members were waiting. Kallen was unusually eager to get to the hideout these days, she also seemed rather fond of fighting in the Guren a lot more too. She couldn't explain it, why she was so…..impatient in school, so sleepless at nights and so ready to jump up and obey Zero's commands during their missions.
But she was exceptionally eager today. Today is the party to celebrate their latest successful mission, and their last mission for a while yet. There would be food, alcohol and games to ensue.
"Hey Kallen, do you think Zero will show up?" Ougi spoke to her from across the table they had been sitting at. "He set this up you know. So why wouldn't he?" she asked, quirking her brow.
"Well the guy just seems so finicky like that, like he's made of smoke that you can't catch. He wonders around the hideout after hours like he's lost or looking for something." Another member said.
"Like…smoke…that you can't catch?" she repeated after the man. But the smoke comment wasn't what caught her attention.
'Like he's looking for something…?' she thought.
As Kallen sat there lost in thought over the comment made by her comrade, Zero had walked into the room.
"Hello my allies." He said as he walked by Kallen carrying several boxes of pizza. Kallen's head nearly did a 360 as she tried catching a glimpse of him.
"Hey, what's happenin' boss?" a man called out.
"What's up, Zero?" another Knight shouted.
"The ceiling." Was all Zero said as he said as he sat at the table Kallen, Ougi and a few others were currently sharing drinks and chatting. The group that heard his witty remark, and Kallen, all burst into a fit of laughter.
"You've got a great sense of humor my man!" Ougi said. "Now then, time for some real fun now that the boss is here!" he said as he slammed a deck of cards onto the table top.
"Cards?" Zero asked, tilting his head a little. Kallen caught this minor quirk and nearly giggled at how unfit the cute posture looked with the mask and cloak on.
"Yeah, we're playing poker." Ougi said as he began passing out the cards to everyone including Zero and Kallen.
"You know the rules right boss?" he asked as they all picked up their hand of cards. "Sure do, I used to gamble in poker." Zero replied.
"Ahhh, I see. Were you any good?" Ougi asked as he smirked at his play of cards. Laying down a five diamond straight, he puffed his chest out and crossed his arms.
"Well let's just say…I have a hell of a poker face." He said as he threw down his royal flush.
Being beaten, everyone but him burst out into another fit of laughter.
"Hey Ougi, you were right! Zero does have a great sense of humor!" Kallen laughed as she laid down her hand of failure cards and folded. After everyone calmed down and the game got serious, one of the other women walked over to the table.
"Mind if I join in?" she said huskily as she laid her hand on Zero's shoulder and rubbed it lightly.
"Yeah jump in, we're starting a fresh hand!" Ougi said as he handed out the cards again.
"But I don't play just any poker, I play strip poker." She purred as she sat next to Zero and leaned into him.
Kallen could feel the disgust, among other emotions, well up inside her. Turning nearly seven, maybe eight, shades of red, she grinded her teeth trying not to yell out to the wench.
"You all up for strip poker? We got a couple of hot girls at the table!" Ougi yelled throughout the whole room. Several women and the lot of the men ran over to the table and took their places. This left nearly no room on the benches so Kallen was forced to scoot as close to Zero as possible.
'So strip poker it is I guess….' Both Kallen and Lelouch thought.
"Okay, I'll play as long as my helmet doesn't have to come off." Zero said as he unlinked his arm from the grabbing woman to his left. Everyone agreed and the game began as clothing had soon begun to fly across the room in only a matter of a minute.
As the game went on, Zero's cloak, jacket, gloves and shirt had all been removed. While Kallen's over shirt, shirt over skirt and arm guards had been taken off. While the women whistled at Zero's slim, but toned, chest, the men ogled Kallen's busting chest that was only clad in her bra.
"Whooo! Kallen baby! Nice rack!" a half drunken Ougi yelled.
"Okay, everyone cards down, let's see who won this round." Ougi said, amazing Kallen that he didn't slur his words this time. Zero had won again with all four Aces and a king.
"Aww! Okay Zero, who takes what off now?" said a man eager to see another woman end up even nuder.
"Hm…Kallen!" he said a little too happily.
"Y-yes?" she blushed.
"Take the skirt off." He said flirtatiously. Kallen's current eight shades of red bloomed into forty as she stood up and took her, already tiny, skirt off. Now in just her bra and underwear, Kallen was on the verge of quitting the game in fear of ending up naked.
Just then, C.C. walked in to see half the room naked. "Is this a new game?" she asked as she took in Lelouch's naked torso. "Hey C.C. baby, come join us! It's really fun!" Ougi said with a wink. "I'll pass, I just want to eat pizza and see Zero lose his pants." She said in her usual flat tone.
The group did a holler, a holler that made Kallen's skin crawl. As the game came to a finish, Zero and Kallen put their cloths back on and most of the people left for home. Kallen went into the bathroom to change back into her normal attire as Zero vanished into one of the back rooms.
As Kallen opened the door to her room, she tossed her suitcase of cloths to the side and kicked off her shoes. She began to change into her night gown, unknown to her, she had a visitor.
Zero sat in a tree outside of her bedroom window. Since the curtains were covering the window and Kallen had the light on, he could see her silhouette, but she couldn't see any part of him. He watched as her feminine figure plucked off every article of clothing. Mesmerized by the way her body sprang free of the tight clothing, he began to feel uneasy and decided it was time to leave.
That was until he heard her let out a loud sigh. Inching closer to the window to get a closer look, she was laying on her bed garbed in only a skimpy night gown.
"What am I gonna do?" she mumbled out loud. Zero was nearly falling off of the tree branch at this point as he tried to get as close as possible.
"How do you tell a mysterious shadow that you love him?" she breathed out heavily. Lelouch's eyes went wide, did she mean that she loved Zero? Leaning on the window and trying to peek through the curtains entirely, his foot slipped and it sent him crashing to the ground with a loud thud.
Kallen jumped at the noise and ran to her window, thrusting it open. "Who's there!?" she demanded.
"Just me…" Zero groaned out from the grass.
"O-oh! Zero-Sama!" she bellowed as he stood up and began to climb the tree again.
Pressing his hands on either side of the window, he was mask to face with Kallen. It was a good half a minute before either said anything.
"Why are you here?" Kallen said as she stared at her reflection on his mask. He gave her no response.
"Isn't it dangerous for you to be wearing that out in public like that?" she asked again. He let out a heavy sigh ad leaned his head back, thinking of his next answer.
"Uhh…Hello? Earth to Zero?" she waved her hand in front of his mask.
"Oh sorry, I was just thinking." He finally said.
"Oh yeah, of what?" she asked as she squinted her eyes to see if she could see anything beyond the glass that shielded his face.
"Hmm….." he mumbled as he leaned in closer as if thinking again.
"Of you." He said as softly as he could. Kallen gasped slightly, not only out of surprise, but out of delight. Backing up into her room a bit, Zero followed her by sitting on her window sill. Sitting sideways with one knew bent up and the other leg resting with his foot on the floor.
"So…why are you thinking about me?" she asked, half hoping. Turning his head over to see her better, he rested the chin of his mask on the palm of his hand with his elbow on his bent knee. Once again he didn't reply right away, instead he just sat there.
"Because I…" he began with a breathy voice.
Kallen blinked, and then it dawned on her, maybe he heard her say what she said before he came inside?
'Oh no….he's trying to reject me isn't he!? But wait, if he's thinking about me then maybe it's the opposite!'
Thoughts of the liking kept running through her head as Zero stood up and closed and locked the window behind him. Drawing the curtains shut he walked closer to her. Pushing her back until her back was against the wall and flipping the light switch off, leaving them in the dark.
Kallen's heart did flips in her chest as she heard the sounds of metal clicking, thinking it was a gun. But before she could panic there was a sound of something making contact with the floor. Before Kallen knew it his hands were on both sides of her head.
"Zero…did you take off your mask?" she asked, now panting a bit.
"Yes." He answered immediately this time. Kallen noticed the change in his voice, she had only heard his true voice over the radio, never in person. That she knew of….
"Why…?" she asked as her hands reached up and grabbed his jacket.
"Because I need you, just this once." He said as his lips descended upon hers.
Kallen's breath was trapped in her chest as his lips grazed against her's in the softest of touches. She knew right then and there what she wanted. Crushing her lips against his with greater force she meshed her hands in his hair. He took her lower lip in between his own and nibbled on it lightly. Her lips partly slightly as she moaned into his mouth.
He slid his tongue along her lips before thrusting into her sweet mouth. Their tongues seemed to dance together inside each other's mouths. His hands went from her head to her shoulders then down the length of her back. Wrapping her arms around his neck to deepen the kiss further, he gave a small noise of approval.
Pulling away from each other, she tried her best to catch her breath. Both panting and still clinging to each other, she rested her head on his chest.
"You're a good kisser…" she said between her heavy breaths.
He let out a small chuckle and she giggled with him. For a few moments they stayed that way, just holding each other. He buried his face in her hair, breathing in the scent of her shampoo. Looking up in the darkness of the room, the curtains allowed the moonlight to shine in through the slight crack in the fabric.
She could see only one thing about him, his eyes. His beautiful, purple and red, shining eyes. They seemed to entrance her in a way she had thought not possible.
"You're eyes…." She said softly.
"What about them?" he asked, staring back into her own bright eyes.
"They're…beautiful, like flowers….or…magic." she said as she leaned in and pressed her forehead against his.
"Magic…?" he mumbled.
'More like Geass…' he thought.
He realized just how dangerous that staying any longer actually was and decided it was time to leave.
After a quick and chaste kiss on the nose, he leaned down and scooped up his helmet. Putting the mask back on he turned to her. He began to make his way to the window when she ran to him and grabbed his arm.
"You're leaving?" she asked, pouting as she looked back only to see her own reflection again.
"Yes, I need to leave now. There's someone waiting for me at home. My little sister is very ill, I need to be by her side now." He said as he rubbed her cheek.
"Okay." Was all she said as he made a jump for the tree and landed neatly on the thick branch. In one moment he was down the tree and across the yard and into the street. When he was out of the street light's view he got onto his motor cycle and sped off into the night.
The next morning as the school bell rang, Kallen and Lelouch made their way to the homeroom that they shared. Taking their seats in class, Kallen sat only two seats away from him. Shirley sat to Lelouch's immediate right, with Rivals on his left. The chair in between Shirley and Kallen belonged to a student who had already left the school and was unused.
"Good morning Ashford!" came the Student Council's President's voice over the intercom.
"As you all know Prom is in only three months! But that's not today's topic! Today we have a special announcement! I'm pleased to announce this year's play! Cinderella!!" Milly yelled louder than she probably should've.
Lelouch and the entire classroom covered their ears from Milly's vocal attack.
"Geez Prez! I mean we can hear you!!" Rivalz clenched his hands tighter. As the announcement ended, the class broke out in a chat of who would take the lead roles and who was going to audition.
"Hey Lulu!' a girl called out.
"Huh, wha..?" Lelouch mumbled unintelligently.
"Are you gonna try out for the role of the Prince?" the girl asked in a sweet, sing song, voice. She clasped her hands together and smiled.
"Sorry but no, I'm afraid I don' have time for something like tha-"
"Oh and one more thing!" Milly began talking over the intercom again.
"The roles have already been decided! Lelouch will be the Prince and Kallen will be Cinderella!"
Lelouch and Kallen did a double take, as if she had just given them both a prison sentence.
"Ohhhh Prez! Making Lulu Prince like that! I'll have a word with her!" Shirley pouted as she folded her arms across her chest and turned to Lelouch.
Lelouch and Kallen both turned to stare at each other.
Let the love begin!
L.K.: Like it, yes yes? Well it
went along really fast, because I was hoping it'd only be maybe
five chapters long…..but sadly that doesn't seem to be the
I wonder how far this one will take me. XD
Oh my, who knows! It might even be my main Code Geass fic! Well review if you'd like, I want to hear what you all are thinking!