Author: DarkKitten666 PM
Julius POV story. JuliusXAliceRated: Fiction T - English - Romance - Alice L. & Julius M. - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,010 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 08-13-12 - Published: 08-12-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8421722
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So this was a oneshot (Decided to change it) and i wanted to make Julius romantic.
Julius:I am not romantic.
Me: I wish you were. I dont own Alice just Julius.
Julius: You dont own me. Quinrose does. Same with Alice and the stupid Knight.
This clock is particularly tricky to work with. The balancing wheel kept getting off balance and I was losing my patience. I had replaced the mainspring and still could not, for the life of me, find the issue. I am feeling particularly irritable and find I might need to rest for my mind to recuperate from the onslaught of work that the stupid Knight has brought to me.
"Alice…" I call out to her. She had been living here since she had arrived. She was such a troublesome girl being an outsider and all. She always insists on helping me when it is my job alone to fix such clocks. She still insists on helping even though she had learned the truth which I was surprised about. I was sure she would be afraid of my job as a 'mortician' but when I had told her she indeed did run only to return to the tower hours later.
"Yes, Julius?" she asked. She smiled at me and I felt a pain in my chest. I brushed away the feeling as I put looked back at the clock.
"Get me some coffee." I ordered. She nodded and left the room. I was instantly filled with sadness which I ignored and turned to the task at hand. These clocks are precious yet nobody appreciates them. I fix them and yet still nobody cares. If anything I am hated for doing this dirty job. People say it should be a sin because I work with the lives of others. I continue my work because it is my duty to continue this circle of replacements.
I sighed as I removed the glasses on my face. This clock has begun to frustrate me as I am unable to find the cause as to why it would not run. Maybe the coffee would do me well as of now. CRASH! I heard from the hall outside my office
"Alice!" I shout out. I jump up forcing my seat to fly back. I ran to the source of the noise. I exit my door to find Alice frowning.
"I'm so sorry, Julius…" She whispered. I could hear the tears in her voice. She was sitting in a puddle of coffee and my broken mug. She continued to apologize to me as if the mug really mattered. I stared blankly at her. She proceeded to try to get up mumbling something about cleaning it up right away. She winced as she fell once more. She clutched her knee. I had assumed she had carelessly tripped down the stairs with the coffee I asked for. I frowned.
"Such a clumsy girl…" I mumbled. She continued to fumble with standing so I unconsciously walked over and picked her up with one hand at the crook of her knees and the other in the small of her back. She looked at me in shock as I held her close to my chest. I proceeded to take her to her room. I was startled to the point of almost dropping her when she wrapped her arms around my neck. She pulled herself closer to me. She closed her eyes and smiled. She was small and light weight so I had no problem with carrying her back up the stairs to her small room.
When I entered the room I felt her grip around me tighten as she pulled herself closer to me. Her lips lightly brushed against mine and I stood there, dumbfounded. I felt my strength weaken and she pulled away. I did not kiss her back, I only stared at her. She frowned. I wish I could know what was on her mind. She started to struggle in my grasp, to get away from me. Had I done something wrong? I gently put her down on her own two feet and felt the heat rise in my cheeks.
"You might want to change into something else." I mumbled. "You're soaked with coffee." I turned to leave when I heard a slight sob. I looked back to her as tears began to fill her eyes. Had I done something wrong? The last time she cried I had told her to leave my tower so she wouldn't feel compelled to earn her keep. She cried, thinking I wanted her to leave because she was a burden to me. That was wrong and I embraced her as she cried. I felt oddly happy with her in my arms and I squeezed her. I held her there and never wanted to let go. She had pushed me away complaining that I was trying to kill her. Now she was crying again and if I did embrace her would I once more make her angry by holding her too close?
I tried to look away, I wanted to leave. A crying woman was so… troublesome. I have no idea what I should do when a woman cries around me. I resisted any urge to hold her, to try to calm her down that way. She sniffled.
"I-I am sorry for burdening you t-this much, Julius." She said as she cried. She didn't burden me at all. Sure she was troublesome often but that doesn't mean she was a burden to me.
"Alice. You're not a burden to me." I replied, calmly. I looked into her teal eyes. The tears continued to fill her beautiful eyes. I wiped a tear away from her cheek. Her skin was so soft… Her breath was suddenly caught in her throat and I jerked my hand away.
"I-I am sorry I kissed you. It was stupid of me to…" She looked away from me. I looked at her in surprise.
"Was that really a kiss? I thought you may have done it accidentally." I whispered. I could see as she became even more depressed. "Is it the kiss that is affecting you like this?" I asked. Her eyes darted up to mine. I could see the pain in her eyes.
"N-no," she mumbled. I could tell she was lying, I could see it in her eyes.
"Was it… Could it be because I did not kiss back?" I asked tentatively. Her cheeks grew pink and her eyes strayed away to look at something other than me. The tears still flowed. I took a step closer and she took a step back. I frowned. I took another step and this time she did not retreat. I stepped even closer until I was inches from her, I could feel her breath on me. I placed my hand at her cheek and she closed her eyes and leaned her head into my warm, callused hand. Her breath was once again stuck within her throat.
"I… I only want your happiness, Alice…" I muttered. Her eyes popped back open to gaze into my gray ones.
"You do make me happy…" She whimpered. She began to cry once more. I was unable to control myself as I took her chin and pulled her close as I brushed my lips against hers. I could feel her strength weaken. She neither pulled away nor deepened the kiss. I couldn't resist wrapping my other arm around her and pulling her close so she could not escape. With this her arms had found a home around my neck and she pulled herself closer. My hand slid along her jaw line and tangled itself in her hair, holding her head in place. I felt at any moment my clock would stop. Her lips were soft as they played along mine. I reluctantly pulled away, hoping I wasn't suffocating her with my emotions as I did the last time she cried.
"Are you sure this is what you want…?" I asked before I could even think about pushing her even farther than just a simple kiss.
"What I want is you." She whispered. "I love you." And with that I couldn't hold back. I loved her too and couldn't hold back any emotions. I squeezed her to my body once more and kissed her. My tongue played at her lips and she cautiously let me in. I deepened the kiss and pushed farther. I wouldn't let my mind cloud my heart as I tried to show her how I felt. When I pulled away once more I felt I needed to apologize in case I began to suffocate her once more. She smiled and shook her head. She pulled out of my arms and I was hit by a wave of sadness. She muttered something about changing but I could not catch it because I heard my heart in my head. Tick-tock. It sounded. Tick-tock. I watched her leave to change, frowning.
"I can't deny it anymore." I whispered to myself. I called out to her,"I-I love you too."
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