|Bronze Saint Birthday Collection
Author: Naotoki Yamanouchi PM
Chapter 2: Hyoga found himself thinking about her more and more often. What he didn't realize was she was also thinking about him.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Seiya & Shiryu - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,800 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 01-31-12 - Published: 12-01-11 - id: 7599669
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A/N: Before I get bombarded, no, Natassia is not an OC. She is from the Side Story in Volume 13 entitled "The Swan's Tale: Natassia of the Land of Ice". I'm not sure why I started speculating the two as a pairing, as I generally like Hyoga as the bachelor of the Bronze Boys, but I found myself intrigued, so I gave it a whirl. Let me know what you think. If I get positive feedback on this pairing, I may try my hand at a longer HyogaXNatassia story. Enjoy.
It was not a fairytale meeting-or even a fairytale departure. He was knocked unconscious, bound in chains, and woke up in cell in the palace of Bluegrad. That was when he met her. She was the princess of the land, a kind girl who begged him to protect her father. Her name was Natassia, and because of that, he developed an immediate soft spot for her. He couldn't save his mother, but he could help this girl who bore the same name.
After his departure from Bluegrad, he found himself thinking about Natassia more and more. He separated her from his mother, and instead remembered her for her strength. For having the courage to ask someone to stand up against her own flesh and blood because she knew what her brother was doing was wrong.
He hadn't seen her in years. He wondered if she was doing well.
He was so lost in thought that he almost fell out of his chair when Seiya's face suddenly appeared in his line of vision.
"Seiya!" he cried. "What are you doing here?"
The Pegasus Saint laughed- a sound Hyoga found that he had missed. It was his first time seeing Seiya in almost four years.
Chocolate brown eyes sparkled mischievously.
"Besides freezing my ass off, you mean? I don't know how you can stand this kind of weather."
"I got used to it-how did you get in?"
"Oh, Jacob let me in"
Seiya smiled even wider, and Hyoga found himself smiling, too. It really was good to see a friend again. He wondered what Shun, Shiryu, and Saori were up to. Somehow he knew where Ikki was.
"You totally have no idea what today is, do you?"
"What are you talking about?"
"It's your eighteenth birthday."
Hyoga's ice blue eyes widened and he immediately grabbed the calendar. January 23rd. Seiya was right.
"Well, would you look at that…"
The Pegasus Saint grabbed his wrist, all the enthusiasm he'd had as a child still in him. Seiya would never grow up.
A helicopter was waiting outside. Hyoga lifted an eyebrow.
"Seiya, where are we going?"
"Back to Greece. We have a surprise for you."
Seiya didn't say another world. He simply pushed Hyoga ahead of him into the helicopter and settled into one of the seats. Hyoga sighed, seeing he wasn't going to get any more information out of Seiya, and followed his friend's example.
Three hours later, they touched down in Greece. Hyoga was pleasantly surprised-it was a reunion. His surprise quickly turned to loneliness as he realized he was the only one present who did not have somebody.
Seiya had Miho. Shun was there, his arm looped around June's waist. Shiryu held Shunrei's hand, Saori smiled at him from under Julian's arm. Sorrento and Tethys stood nearby, looking slightly uncomfortable.
Everyone had paired off, yet here he stood, still single.
Seiya looked around, as though he was searching for someone. Hyoga was curious. What was going on?
"Hyoga!" Shun called, rushing over. "It's so good to see you again!"
"You, too!" Hyoga replied, his curiosity turning into joy again.
It really was nice to be with his friends again.
For the next few hours, he mingled and caught up. They talked, laughed, and discussed what had happened in four years.
And then, out of the corner of his eye, he saw her. She arrived with her brother, Alexer, and he'd be lying if he said she wasn't beautiful.
"N-Natassia?" he asked, his eyes widening.
He rushed over to her.
The girl smiled it him.
"Hyoga", she whispered. "It's been a long time. Thank you for saving my life."
Alexer excused himself, though where he was going, Hyoga didn't know. He suspected the now-King of Bluegrad was trying to give them some privacy.
"I would have done it for anyone", Hyoga replied, smiling at her. "How did you find out about the party?"
"Your friend Seiya set this whole thing up. He helped me locate you-Alexer and I have been looking for you since that day. We found Seiya first."
Hyoga was taken aback.
Natassia looked at her feet.
"I…I wanted to learn more about you. Our time together was so short, but I haven't been able to get you out of my mind."
Her pale cheeks flushed with high color.
He gently reached out and took her hand.
"I understand. I could say the same about you."
They stood there for a few moments, locked in each other's eyes. After four years of separation, neither wanted to let the other out of their sight.
"So now that you've found me, where do you want to go from here?" Hyoga finally asked.
"Well", Natassia replied. "Alexer and I would like it if you came to stay with us at Bluegrad as our honored guest for a while."
Hyoga thought it over.
"I suppose it would be rude of me to turn down the invitation."
"Thank you, Hyoga. That would make me very happy."
Hyoga wrapped his arm around her shoulders and pulled her closer to him.
Together, the two stood in companionable silence, looking at the stars and enjoying one another's company.