Disclaimer: I don't own Final Fantasy 10 or any of the characters used in this fiction.

A/N: This is my first FFX fic and I haven't played it in a while, so the story is probably way off and Rikku might be a bit occ.


After defeating the gigantic machina machine, Auron asked me if I could fix the motorbikes. I agreed to repair them, but the whole time I was working on them I couldn't stop thinking about something...or rather someone.


No matter what I did, I kept picturing his wild blond hair and sparkling eyes, and then I would look over at him and he would smile at me. That dazzling smile that made my insides melt. I felt so lucky for being able to stay with him...near him while on the pilgrimage.


I remember the first time we met. He was trying to fight a fiend when we showed up. The other members of the Al Bhed tribe that had come along with me wanted him dead. I knew I wouldn't be able to talk them out of it, so I just told them I would handle it. When I got close enough to him, I punched him in the gut. He was knocked out, but I had made sure not to hit him too hard.


Then later on when he awoke on our boat he had told me his story. About how he lived in Zanarkand and that he played blitzball. And he told me his name...Tidus.


Just as I was starting to think about our water ventures, my thoughts were interrupted by a voice, his voice.


I suddenly realized that I still needed to fix the motorbikes, so I started to work on them again, completely forgetting about him calling me. Then out of nowhere a hand rested on my shoulder and a worried Tidus looked down at me.


"Rikku?" I turned to face him and noticed the look on his face, like he cared.


I quietly answered him. "Ya, Tidus."


"I just wanted to know if you're alright. I mean I was watching you work over here and you seemed to stop all of a sudden and look into nothingness, and I just wanted to know if there was anything wrong with you." I could see great concern in his eyes.


"I'm alright Tidus, really" I said with my usual perky attitude, making sure he would believe me.


He just nodded "make sure you don't over work yourself, ok", and with that he walked off back towards Wakka and the others.


'Did he just say that with a concerned voice? Does this mean he cares about me? ... as more then a friend?'


I shook my head vigorously trying to get rid of those thoughts. I had to think about fixing the motorbikes now, not Tidus.


I quickly had them finished and told everyone to get on. There were only three though and six of us, so we would have to ride two to a bike.


I knew this would be a perfect opportunity, so I ran up behind Tidus as he was examining the first bike, and jumped on behind him. He was a little startled, but quickly regained his composure.


As he started the bike, I gently wrapped my arms around his waist, and to my surprise, he didn't flinch the slightest bit.


'Does he feel comfortable with me being this close to him?'


I couldn't help but smile at this thought. Maybe Tidus felt the same way about me that I felt about him.


I wouldn't go as far as saying I loved him, although sometimes I think I do, but more of that I care for him deeply, or that I'm completely infatuated with him.


I pulled myself into him tighter and carefully laid my head on his shoulder.


'I liked this, I liked it a lot.'


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