|Shades of The Heart
Author: YouKnowMewFTW PM
It was one mistake. One lie. All because of one misunderstanding. A secret is tearing Lightning up inside, which threatens her relationship with Noctis. Will they be able to stay together? Or will it start a war? .Prightis?.Rated: Fiction T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,957 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 08-09-12 - Published: 07-18-12 - id: 8332515
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Nearly falcon-punched my computer in half when it didn't save the chapter at first and then I had to re-type it. I really liked the first draft, too. Have future last chapters typed up...just have to work on connecting them to the beginning. But here's Chapter 3. Hope you are enjoying it so far. :)
"You okay, Light?" Only her closet friends called her by her nickname. It had been the third time today. She craned her neck to glance at her side; the direction of the voice. It was Noctis' best friend, Prompto, and he seemed worried. He was dressed in a white tux with a black tie and dress shoes. Of course, he was going to be the only one in a white tuxedo.
She had been staring at the ground in front of her for some time now, hidden away from the rest of the crowd in a corner. She slowly let a small smile creep onto her face. The positive response made Prompto grin widely.
"Light, I thought you were spiraling into a deep, depression right before your wedding! As the best man, I have to keep the bride and groom together! It's my job." He wiped the imaginary sweat off his brow and chuckled.
"The wedding isn't for another four months, and I would never fall into a deep depression, either."
"True, you are friends with the 5-year Champion of Ping Pong." The blonde gestured to his whole body. She shook her head and laughed. "Might I also add that your Highness is looking beautiful tonight. Not trying to tease me are ya?" He wiggled his eyebrows jokingly.
"Only everyday...Did it work?"
"C'mon, Princess, Nocty is looking for you." Lightning and Prompto both laughed before he took hold of her hand gently and guided her through the crowd; practically flinging her into Noctis. Noctis helped her from falling, before giving Prompto a glare.
"Sorry but, there are some fine ladies here. Especially that blonde you were chatting up." He smirked and walked briskly away from them.
"I've been looking everywhere for you. Where were you hiding away at?" Noctis stared into her bright blue eyes intently. He was smiling that smile she absolutely loved.
"I wasn't hiding," she wasn't lying entirely but not so much telling the truth either. She wasn't hiding, she was just didn't want to bump into that Malachi character again.
"Do you wanna hide?"
"I hope you aren't trying to seduce me."
"I don't think I would need to," He smirked. Noctis planted a kiss on her lips. She nearly buckled, but his strong, grip on her waist preventing that. He could smell the signature mint which was completely refreshing from the amount of mixed cologne and perfumes in the ballroom. Her fingers had somehow found their way entangled in his soft yet dark locks. She melted into his kiss and wanted nothing more than to extend the kiss further but never would she do that in public, besides she needed air.
She reluctantly pulled away breathless. "I think that kiss crossed over into PG-13, Noctis."
The prince let a laugh escape his lips and shook his head lightly. "I can't help myself when I'm around you, Light." A light pink shade tinted her cheeks.
"Oh, get a room before I vomit on your granite flooring." The royal couple shifted their gaze from each other to Noctis' personal advisor, Ignis, and another one of his friends. "I was coming over to congratulate the official Royal Couple of the Year as Prompto dubbed you two, but I see I am interrupting a very intimate moment between the lovebirds." He adjusted his glasses and smirked in amusement.
"Does Ignis want some loving too?" Noctis teased as he noticed his friend tense and blush. Lightning slightly elbowed him in the arm. "Ow-Where's Gladiolus?" He quickly changed the subject as to not upset the princess.
"Most likely with Prompto, attempting to keep him from flirting with the women. One day that is going to bite him in his- excuse my language but- ass," Ignis replied nonchalantly. He let out a soft sigh and bid his farewell after congratulating the two one last time.
"So, how about I take you up on that offer?" She turned to Noctis with a mischievous twinkle in her bright, azure eyes. He smiled wide and gently took her hand in his carefully weaving their way through the many officials trying not to seem too conspicuous. The young couple was almost home-free but, Light felt the soft touch of someone familiar. She cringed when she figured out who it could be, her mother no doubt accompanied by Noctis'.
"Where do you think you are going, young lady?" If she was intimated by anyone and Lightning was never intimidated by anyone, it was her mother. She was beautiful but, had a glare that made Light's look like puppy-dog eyes. Lightning slowly turned to face her mother, feeling like a teenager getting caught trying to sneak out of the house late at night. Her suspicions were correct; Queen Rosa and Selene had the same look. The "are-you-seriously-trying-to-avoid-this-party-right-now" looks.
"We were going to get some fresh air. It's really cramped in here," Lightning fanned herself with her hand, playing the part. Her mother's icy-blue eyes saw right through that pathetic lie.
"Selene, I think these two were about to reproduce the terrible Christmas Incident four years ago. You remember the last time we chose to ignore them sneaking off," Light's mother turned to Selene and smirked. Like mother, like daughter, Noctis thought to himself. No one wanted to remember the infamous Christmas Incident, especially now.
Queen Selene was a few years older than Rosa but it hardly showed. Her long dark hair curled around her face and stood out against her pale skin. Noctis didn't inherit her green eyes, though. "Of course, I do. How could anyone forget? It's not like they were quiet about it. I suppose it's natural though, it was their first-"
"And that's enough, Mother! There are a lot of people, you know. "
"Oh Noct, I think they already know, dear. Not even the orchestra could drown that out-"
"Mom!" Noctis flushed bright red.
"Well, it's true. I had to scold that proud grin off your father's face that night." She rolled her eyes at her flustered son. He held the bridge of his nose with his index finger and thumb as his mother continued to talk about the incident.
"Speaking of whom, King Caelum would like to see both of you two. Let's not wait either, it is quite important. That means no repeats of four years ago," Rosa smirked before dismissed the two. Lightning was just as embarrassed as Noctis. It was bound to come up, they always used it to black-mail them into attending parties until they finished. They returned to the party with their hopes of ditching the party were crushed.
Damn you, teenage hormones.
Any guesses on what the infamous Christmas Incident was? Well, next chapter is, as we speak, under construction. Until my next update. :)