Author: eragon4ever PM
Ever since the events in The Time Paradox, Artemis Fowl has fallen into a depression. Butler has gotten more and more worried about the young genius. So he decides to call in some help. The question is: Will Major Holly Short of the LEPrecon be able to snap him out of it?Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance - Artemis F. & Holly S. - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,873 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 07-31-12 - Published: 06-27-12 - id: 8263012
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Woah, another chapter already! I am on FIIYAAAH! Oh yeah! Here's the second chapter.
Previously on Forbidden Love:
"Whatever. Hey, could I maybe stay here for the next two weeks?" she said out of the blue.
"Um, well, I suppose."
"Yay! Thanks Arty!" she squealed like an over-excited teen, and flung her arms around him.
Artemis was just happy that she couldn't see the blush that spread across his face as she did.
"The pleasure is all mine, I assure you." said Artemis.
"Holly! It's so good to see you!" said another voice from behind her.
This is happening way to often. thought Holly.
Holly turned to find Angeline Fowl walking down the garden path, positively beaming at her .
"Hello, Mrs. Fowl." said Holly amiably.
"To what do I owe the pleasure of this visit?" asked Angeline.
"Well, I have the next two weeks off from work, so I just wanted to ask permission to stay here."
"Of course you can! You're always welcome here, Holly!" replied Angeline.
"Thank you, Mrs. Fowl." Holly replied gratefully.
"Please, call me Angeline."
"Yes, Mrs. F–I mean Angeline."
"Good. Shall I have Butler retrieve your bags?"
"How did you... never mind. No, I can do it myself." said Holly. She flew off to recover her bags from where she had hidden them.
Artemis watched her go.
Why would Holly kiss me? And more importantly, why would she be so shy, and even blush when I asked her why? I think I'll look further into that.
He slowly made his way back to the manor, whistling the tune to Bach's Keyboard Sonata Op. 5 No.1 in B flat major. He needed to talk to Butler.
It didn't take him very long to find the bodyguard. He was working out in the gym when Artemis found him.
"Butler, I just felt that I should inform you that before you showed up, Holly kissed me." Artemis said. He still didn't believe that he was fully conscious.
"I saw, Artemis." he said.
"Yes, I did." he confirmed.
"Do you know anything about that? Why on earth would she do that?"
"Think about it, Artemis. Why does anyone ever kiss anyone else?"
"Well, of course I know that. It's because that person loves the other... oh." Artemis trailed off with a look of dawning comprehension.
"Now you see." said Butler.
"Yes..." he trailed off thoughtfully.
"Yes?" he replied.
"Do you reciprocate?" asked Butler.
"Never. How absurd." said Artemis dismissively.
"Are you sure?" Butler said with his eyebrows raised, drawing out the sure.
"Ye–yes." said Artemis, with an obvious catch in his voice. Butler pretended not to notice it.
"If you're sure..."
And with that, Artemis marched out of the room. On the way to his study, he bumped into Holly as he rounded a corner.
"Oh, sorry!" said Holly.
"No, no, don't be. It was my fault." he insisted.
"Since when are you so chivalrous?" she asked with one eyebrow raised.
"Honestly Holly, I'm wounded. I've always been a gentleman." he said, mock hurt in his voice and mismatched eyes.
"Sure. And I suppose that kidnapping me all those years ago was you being a 'gentleman'?"
"I was a different person then. I can't be held accountable for my actions."
After a few seconds of avoided eye contact, they both burst out laughing.
"It's so good to see you!" exclaimed Holly jovially.
"I know! It's been so long!" he replied, with just as much gusto as she. Even he was surprised at his own word choice. It was so.. unlike him. All further thoughts were pushed to the side as, for the second time that day, she kissed him.
When Holly pulled back, Artemis had a distant look on his face, and his eyes were glazed over.
"Artemis? Are you oka–" she was cut off by Artemis.
"Now I'm sure that I'm dreaming."
"What are you talking about?"
"Never in real life would you actually kiss me."
"Oh really?" she smirked, "Kiss you like... this?"
And she kissed him. Again.
"That only further proves my point. But, just to make sure, pinch me."
"Okay." And she punched him square in the face. Her fist made a sickening crunch as it connected with his face, breaking his nose.
"Ow! What the hell was that for?" he yelled, but it was garbled, due to the fact that his sinuses were clogged with blood.
"You said to punch you, so I did."
"I said pinch not punch!" he screamed.
"Oh. Oops." said Holly, more than a little embarrassed, "Well now you know that you aren't dreaming!"
As the full weight of that fact hit him, his entire face grew rosy red.
"What's wrong, genius? Can't take a little kiss?" she asked smugly.
"Well, partly that, and partly, I can't take a punch. Blushing is causing a lot of blood to rush to my face, and that blood is quickly escaping, because someone broke my nose!" he shouted. And then he collapsed.
"Oh my gods, Arty! Are you okay?" she asked, knowing she would get no answer.
Holly turned her chin sharply to the left, until it popped, and magic surged to her fingertips. The sparks danced around her hand, and she said,
The blue sparks obediently did as she commanded, racing along the young human's body, and up to his face, where they began their task, fusing cartilage, mending bones, and knitting flesh, until the young man looked just as he did before she punched him, with the addition of dried blood covering his face.
But at that moment, Butler came rushing towards the two, having heard the commotion.
Crouching beside Artemis, he said,
"Holly, what have you done?" he asked like a parent would scold their child when they did something wrong.
"Well, I kissed him again, and then he asked me to pinch him, and I sorta misheard him, and I punched him. He passed out from blood loss."
"That quickly?" he asked with his eyebrows raised.
"Well, he was also blushing, so there was more blood in his face than usual."
"Holly, Holly, Holly," he tutted, "What am I going to do with you? I take it you healed him?"
"Yes." she replied.
"I'll take him back to his room." said Butler.
"No, no. I did this, so I should be the one to do that." insisted Holly.
"Well... fine. But you should also get him washed up. If either one of his parents saw him like that, you can bet they'd have a stroke."
"Will do." replied Holly.
The elf picked up the much larger human with ease, and carried him to his room, where she would wash him, and put him to bed.
Yay, another chapter down! While I was writing this chapter, I learned that there was going to be another final Artemis Fowl book called The Last Guardian that comes out on July 10th. I hate when I'm not in full possession of the facts before I start writing. Oh well. Also, my 'u' key on my laptop is really sticky, so I keep having to go into AutoCorrect and say 'Replace: about with: about' so I can type easily. But new words with 'u' in them keep popping up, and apparently case matters too, with AutoCorrect. Anyways, pay no heed to my ramblings. My laptop is just old. See you guys later, and remember to review!
The lonely god reveals himself.