Author: Oerba Dia Kiri-Ki PM
Tifa has invited her friend's sister over for dinner, to get to know her better. But what happens when alcohol gets involved? Pre Tifa/Lightning.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance - Tifa L. & Lightning - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,634 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 03-23-12 - Published: 03-22-12 - Status: Complete - id: 7947759
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Lightning sigh inwardly, slightly relieved at the sudden change of topic; and pushed herself out of the chair, and waited for the brunette to show her the way.
Tifa smiled at her friend, then led the way upstairs to the last door on the right, inside being a newly made bed with a suitcase still on the side. The giant window next to the bed, revealed the night sky.
The pinkette quickly followed closely after the brunette, into the last room in the hallway. "Well this is a nice room..." She said, while inspecting the room, taking note of how empty it seemed to be. There wasn't much to it yet, so she assumed Tifa was still in the process of getting all her stuff sorted out.
Lightning moved over towards the window and peered outside at the darkened sky. "Y'know it's kind of funny... I have a balcony at my house, but I've never actually used it." She said, while shaking her head. The pinkette had planned on using it sooner or later, but hadn't gotten around to it because of having Serah and Namine recently moving in. "To be completely honest with you Tifa, I even forgot I even had one to begin with."
Tifa opened the window to find a cool breeze coming into the house. She leaned forward and stepped outside, holding out her hand for Lightning, despite the fact that she knew Lightning didn't need it.
Lightning stepped back when Tifa pushed the window open, and then blinked when the hand was offered to her. The pinkette hesitated a moment, but ended up taking Tifa's hand in her own; and let herself get pulled outside onto the balcony by her friend. The two women stepped outside, and noticed how gorgeous a night out it really was. Every star could be seen in the sky, and the moon shined down, giving light to the darkness.
"Really? This balcony is the reason I chose this place." Tifa twirled around enthusiastically, looking up to the stars. "These stars are so beautiful. After I finish dinner, I always just sit here and stare at them." She looked towards Lightning and laughed. "Sometimes it's nice to sit down in a quiet place and think about things. Or even appreciate something thought of as simple, like the stars. Or flowers. Aerith taught me that."
The pinkette glanced up at the stars, and had to admit that it really was an amazing view from there. Lightning dropped her gaze back onto the brunette, her aqua eyes never looking away from her face as she spoke. For some reason or another she couldn't make herself look away; the way the moonlight hit Tifa... It made her look absolutely stunning. Wait, what? The pinkette shook her head, and mentally kicked herself. What the hell was she thinking? Light had been so lost in thought, she had missed most of what her friend had said.
"Uh, yeah. It is rather nice to sit down in a silent place... I do it all the time when I play my guitar back home. It makes me feel at peace, even if for a short while." She said, after having regained her composure.
"Oh wow you play guitar?" The brunette smiled, her eyes glistening at the word "guitar", and she moved closer.
Lightning grinned proudly at Tifa, because she was more than confident in her abilities on the guitar. "I've been playing for a few years now, and have my own acoustic and electric guitar. And I don't see why not, I think it would be nice to play for someone for a change.." She said, meaning ever word she spoke. The pinkette had never really played for anyone other than herself, but with Tifa... She felt more than comfortable enough around her to do so.
"That sounds amazing! I've always wanted to play an instrument, but I just never had the patience for it. For some reason, I can wait all day for a child to learn their abc's, but with the strings of a guitar it was like I was never going to get it. Think you could play it for me sometime?" Tifa laughed as she leaned into Lightning. They eventually sat down, as the chat began to die down.
Lightning flashed a grin at the brunette, as she ended up looking towards the sky once again.
Tifa leaned more into Lightning, beginning to feel a bit tired. The alcohol was beginning to take it's toll. It was the only thing that could actually get her so drowsy, usually anyway. She laid her head on Lightning's shoulder and sighed in a happy tone; as she turned her gaze back towards the stars.
The pinkette found her eyes wandering through the night sky, wondering which one was her home that she had long since left; and as her mind wandered, she felt Tifa cuddle into her side and rest her head on her own shoulder. Usually she would never left anyone get this way with her, especially when she wasn't even drunk. But she didn't have the heart to make the woman move, in fact she found she rather enjoyed the closeness; but why she couldn't honestly say. It was probably the booze, she thought.
"Mmmm it is so warm, even at night. I love this island, I'm so glad I came here." Tifa nuzzled her cheek on Lightning's, while laughing gently. She had such a wonderful time with the woman, and felt completely comfortable around her, talking about anything and everything. It was amazing that she had only met the girl a short while ago, yet there they were staring up at the stars on her balcony. It almost felt like Destiny.
"Yeah... I love being on this island too. I don't regret movi-" Her train of thought was completely shattered the second Tifa's cheek touched hers. Why did she all of a sudden feel all tense and nervous around this woman? Lightning didn't know what was going on, but her body was moving on autopilot despite the protests her brain was sending. Her hand raised it self up, almost like it had a mind of it's own; and found it's way onto Tifa's exposed cheek, before gently repositioning the brunette's head to where they were looking each other in the eyes. The next thing she knew her hand had tilted the woman's head slightly, and she was leaning in close to her. A soft kiss was pressed against the brunette's lips a moment later.
Tifa made a little gasping noise as she felt warm lips press against her own. They were soft, and tasted a bit like... Cherries? Her gaze was barely able to make out anything, and eventually Tifa just closed her eyes and felt the sensation in it's entirety. Slowly, the brunette felt their lips part, and opened her eyes to stare at Lightning.
At this point Lightning's thoughts had finally broke through. She had just kissed Tifa... She kissed Tifa! She felt her face go a deep shade of red, as she turned away quickly; afraid to look her friend in the eyes after that. "...I-I'm sorry... I don't know what came over me..." The pinkette tried to explain her actions, but it was extremely hard to finds the right words in her current flustered state of being
Tifa smiled in a bubbly manner, and leaned in closer once again to the pinkette. "Now, what are you apologizing for?" She contemplated out loud, looking straight into Lightning's eyes, noticing the pink-haired woman's face to be completely flushed, especially in the cheeks. Yet she could not look away from her, she was just too cute to handle. The brunette couldn't help but be a bit playful. And to be honest, it wasn't really the alcohol doing much except making her a bit more bold in what she truly wanted to do all along. "I'm the one who should be apologizing. How rude of me to allow my guest to become so cold out here at night. You must be chilly." Tifa wrapped her arms around the woman's neck, coming in dangerously closer than before.
Lightning got even more nervous when Tifa leaned towards her again, while staring her dead in the eyes. She heard the brunette speak, but her brain couldn't register the words she was saying. The pinkette was utterly lost in the woman's beautiful eyes, and for someone to catch her attention in such a way was no easy feat to be sure. Her heart practically leapt in her throat a few seconds later, when she felt Tifa's arms settle around her neck; and was now face to face with the brunette once again.
"Tif... I-I..." The pinkette sat there, unable to form a coherent sentence, while she could feel Tifa's warm breath on her ear and neck. A cold shiver ran up Lightning's spine, and it wasn't because of how cold it was outside; no no, it was being this close to the woman in general, that was causing all these weird feelings to surface.
The brunette moved her lips close to Lightning's ear, and whispered softly. "I hear holding each others body, might warm you up a bit.." And she slowly tilted her head, just so their noses almost touched. "A good host must not let their guest be cold. And I am nothing short of an excellent host."
Light heard the woman speak, but this time she strained her ears to catch what she was saying. Something about holding each other...? The pinkette didn't have much time to ponder what she had meant, because Tifa had pressed her lips into her own.
Her mind blanked. The brunette lips were almost too much for her to handle. They were amazingly sweet and simply addicting. The brunette pressed her body against the soldier, and the soft feeling of their lips intertwined flowed so beautifully, it was like silk wrapping around her heart.
Lightning couldn't help the smile that appeared on her face, as she instinctively wrapped her arms around Tifa's waist; pulling her even closer to deepen their kiss.
The feeling of her touch, as the pinkette placed her arms around Tifa's waist made her whole body tingle. The two fell back onto the floor of the balcony, as they began to melt into each other. Quiet pants could be heard from both girls, as they wrestled with their mouths and tongues for dominance. During this, neither of them had any plans of letting go.
Suddenly, a blast of rock music sounded in Tifa's pocket, and she yelped from the abrupt noise transition from quiet to loud. Flustered, she fumbled with her pocket as she pulled out her phone. Her heart beat quickened from a thousand beats per second to a million because the ringer scared her so much.
"O-oh!" Tifa gasped, and quickly opened the phone up to answer. "Hel… hello?" A few too many seconds passed, as she had tried to get her phone out, and she bit her lip worrying that she might have hung up.
The second Lightning heard the cellphone go off, she froze and watched Tifa pull it out of her pocket before answering it. This was the most awkwardest thing the pinkette had ever had to endure in a long time, and a big part of her now wanted nothing more than to flee from the house and go home; she still couldn't move however, due to the brunette straddling her as she spoke to whoever it was on the phone.
"Yes. I... Are you safe? Where are you?" The brunette suddenly realized how loud her voice was, and attempted to calm down by breathing in deeply. Tifa's eyes were to the floor, but they were glistening in hope as she heard the voice at the other end.
She looked up at Light and whispered, "I'm sorry, but it's her. She finally called." Tifa smiled, looking down again, so as not to show she was tearing up slightly. She pushed herself off of the pinkette, stood up and went to the side of the balcony; touching her lips as she listened to the phone. They were still wet, and very warm.
Every second that passed like that, just made Lightning more and more uncomfortable; until finally Tifa said something and got off of her, and moved over to lean on the side of the balcony. Her? Oh... She figured the brunette was talking about her adopted daughter. And by the looks of it, whatever she was calling for was a serious matter. What a perfect way to just make things even worse for her.
She pushed herself up into a sitting position, and rubbed the back of her head. Tifa at this point seemed occupied with being on the phone, and didn't seem like she was going to get off any time soon. Lightning sighed quietly and quickly stood up, taking a moment to dust herself off. "Uhm... I.. I think I'm gonna go..." She said in a low voice, before turning around and walking back into the house, to go grab her coat and boots from downstairs, as fast as she could.
The phone call ended abruptly as Tifa struggled with Yashiro to tell her where she was. The young girl was being short with her, bickering with her as though she were her real mother. It may be considered twisted, but to Tifa it felt good to hear the girl complaining to her to "Simply stop it with all the questions, what are you my boss?" and without realizing it, she had managed to maneuver around the teenager's quick witted remarks and somehow persuade her into calling again tomorrow. The warmth in her heart as the call ended was real, and she sighed in relief to know her daughter was safe.
As the phone clicked off, Tifa quickly left the balcony, and ran through her room. She was no fool, noticing Lightning attempt to leave the second the phone call began. Her daughter was important, but leaving things like this would make it appear as though Tifa was just drunk, and that the whole thing was an accident. And it anything but that.
By the time Lightning had gotten to the bottom of the stairs, her whole body was trembling at the thought of everything that had just occurred. What the hell was wrong with her? It was one thing to make out with someone when drunk... But wasn't it worse if that person loved your very own older brother? Just the realization of that made her stomach churn. She sighed and picked up her belongings, before walking over to the front door. But before she could open it, she noticed the sound of footsteps coming down the stairs.
Poor Lightning look terrified to Tifa as she gingerly went down the steps. The pink-haired woman had her hand on the door knob, shoes and coat already on. Man can she book it, or what?
"Hey, sorry about that." Tifa said quietly, while she considered walking up closer to Lightning; but the woman's eyes already looked like they were about to fall out of her head. So she thought it best not to try, so she stood at the end of the staircase; and folded out her hands behind her, intertwining the fingers together.
"I suppose it is getting pretty late. If you want to go that's fine, but at least take the cake with you." The brunette held out her hands in a "wait here" gesture, and went into the kitchen, coming back out with Tupperware containing a red velvet cake covered in white frosting. The designs on top were of flowers and stars, swirling around together. Tifa handed the cake to Lightning, hoping the pink-haired woman wouldn't refuse what she spent hours baking on earlier.
Lightning stared at the container the brunette was offering her, honestly not sure how she should feel about the gesture. She carefully took the cake from Tifa however, and kept her eyes locked onto the tubberware; afraid of what might happen if she even dared to look the woman in the eyes again. "Uh...T-Thanks..." The pinkette mumbled quietly, not sure what else to really say at this point. Light took a few steps back towards the door, and looked up at Tifa for a split second. "I'll uh... Bring this back sometime... Thanks again for the c-cake.." She said quickly as if the words wouldn't leave her mouth fast enough.
Her hand reached for the door knob, and she felt relieved when Tifa didn't try to stop her this time. Lightning opened the door and sped out of the house towards her motorcycle, not even sparing a glance back at the front door where the brunette was standing and watching her. She hopped onto Sliepnir, making sure to place the cake securely in her lap; before starting the engine up and pulling out of Tifa's driveway.
As she drove away, the pinkette couldn't help but feel kind of guilty... She had been the one to kiss Tifa first, but she wouldn't have expected one tiny kiss to lead to all that.