JC: This is my first ever Gundam Seed Fanfic and I revised it now. I hope the story sounds better this time.
Disclaimer: I don't own Gundam SEED.
Phase 01: Shocking News
Cagalli Yula Athha is the head representative of ORB, who works hard everyday. She went through a lot of pressure and suffered from severe headaches lately. But she endured her weaknesses to continue her work for the sake of her country, ORB.
One night, Athrun, her bodyguard and lover, decided to pay her a visit in her room. When he got there, he saw Cagalli working hard as usual at her desk.
"Cagalli..." called Athrun, making Cagalli turn to him.
"Athrun?" murmured Cagalli, "What are you doing here?"
"I wanted to see you." He said while approaching her. "Aren't you done yet with those reports?" He pointed at the papers Cagalli was holding.
Cagalli shook her head.
"Don't tell me you're planning to stay up late again to finish that?"
"I have no choice since it's due tomorrow."
"I'll do that for you." He took the papers from her hand.
"No, I have to do that! It's my responsibility!" She tried to get the papers back but Athrun wouldn't let her.
"You should get some rest now!" demanded Athrun.
"I'll rest when those reports are finished."
"I don't care about myself. My country is my first priority so I must..." She didn't get to finish her sentence because she started to feel dizzy. She fell to her knees and placed her hand on her head.
"Cagalli!" exclaimed Athrun as he knelt down to her level. "What's wrong with you?"
"My head hurts," replied Cagalli. When she looked at Athrun, she only saw a blur image of him. "Athrun..."
Athrun embraced her. "Cagalli..." whispered Athrun, "You don't care about yourself, huh? Well, I care for you so much."
"Athrun?" murmured Cagalli, gently pushing herself away from Athrun to face him. When her golden-brown eyes met his emerald green ones, she instantly blushed. Her headache suddenly struck her head again, making wail in pain. She clutched Athrun's jacket as she buried her face on his chest. "My... head... feels like... it's going to burst..."
"Cagalli, I told you that you needed sleep but you wouldn't listen to me."
"But I have to finish work and..." she started but got cut off by Athrun. "You don't have to push yourself so hard." He softly rubbed her head to help ease the pain. "Please listen to me Cagalli and go to bed."
Cagalli smiled and silently nodded her head. She stood from her position and went to her bed. After she lay down, she glanced back at her bodyguard and smiled. "Athrun, thank you for worrying about me and I'm sorry for causing you trouble."
"It's all right," replied Athrun, as he approached her. "I better leave you now. Good night, Cagalli." He was about to walk away when Cagalli grabbed his hand, making him turn to her. "Cagalli?" spoke Athrun.
Cagalli looked at him kindly. "Please, stay with me tonight."
"Huh? I can't do that Cagalli." He told her.
"Please," Cagalli pleaded.
Athrun sighed. "If Kira catches me sleeping with you, he's going to kill me."
"IF he catches you, right?" told Cagalli.
"You're right," replied Athrun. He sat on her bed and placed a hand on her face. "You know, I love you so much."
"Athru..." the bodyguard silenced her by kissing her on the lips. At that moment, Cagalli's cheeks flushed red. She wrapped her arms around his waist as she deepened the kiss even more.
After a while, they broke for air and stared at each other.
"Go to sleep now," told Athrun, "and don't worry I'll be here with you."
Cagalli silently nodded in reply. She leaned her head on her pillow and slowly closed her eyes. "Good night, Athrun." She said before she went to sleep.
"Good night," said Athrun.
Cagalli woke up by the sound of her alarm clock. She jumped out of bed and turned the alarm off. "This clock is so annoying!"
She stretched out her arms, while her eyes wandered around her room. She sighed when she saw the pile of papers on her desk. "There's still a lot more to do…" She went over to her desk and checked on the reports. Surprised, she noticed that the reports were finished. "Who and how?" she asked herself when suddenly she remembered Athrun last night. She immediately glanced at her bed and found Athrun sleeping so soundly. "That's right. Athrun finished my reports. It must have taken him all night." She approached her lover and placed a light peck on his cheek. "Thank you, Athrun." She softly whispered into his ear.
Cagalli and Athrun rode a car to the orphanage to visit Kira and Lacus. When they got there, they saw them playing with the children.
"You know they really look like a married couple with children." Cagalli said, while staring at them.
"Do you want to have kids?" Athrun questioned her curiously.
"Huh? I don't know... I mean we're not even married yet. Um..." Cagalli replied as her face turned bright red.
Athrun smiled and touched her hand, making Cagalli look at him.
"Do you want to get married?" asked Athrun.
"You haven't proposed yet..."
"You'll just have to be patient, okay?"
Cagalli sighed and nodded. "I will…"
"Athrun, Cagalli!" They heard a familiar voice call them, making them turn to their pink-haired friend.
"Hi Lacus!" greeted Cagalli, while getting off the car together with Athrun.
Lacus approached them and smiled. "What brings you here?" she asked.
"We came here to visit you and Kira." Athrun answered.
Cagalli ran towards her brother and gave him a big hug.
"Ca… Cagalli… You're choking me…" Kira said.
She immediately released him from her clutches and smiled at him. "I'm sorry about that. Anyway, I really miss you."
"We rarely see each other these days because of your work."
"I know that."
"Why don't we talk inside?"
"Okay!" agreed Cagalli. She turned at Athrun and Lacus, and waved her hand. "Hey you two, lets talk inside!"
Together, they went inside the house. There, Athrun, Kira, and Cagalli seated themselves in the living room, as Lacus went into the kitchen to prepare tea for them.
"So how's it going in ORB?" Kira started the conversation.
"It's fine." Cagalli gritted her teeth after she said that.
"What do you mean its fine? The country may be doing well but the head representative isn't." Athrun said.
"Athrun!" scolded Cagalli.
"It seems like you're working non-stop again." Kira said.
"Unfortunately, yes…" replied Cagalli, while staring at the floor.
Kira stood from his position and went over to her. He placed his gentle hand on her shoulder, making her look up at him. "Cagalli, don't overwork yourself. You're just 18 and you have your limits."
"I understand Kira but I can't promise you that."
"Don't worry. I'll make sure that Athrun watches you very closely." Kira turned to Athrun and winked an eye.
Cagalli immediately blushed.
Kira noticed that and he laughed at her. "My sister is blushing. She looks so cute!"
"What did you say?!" Cagalli rose as she held a fist in front of Kira's face.
"Calm down," told Kira while waving his hand.
At that moment, Lacus came in holding a tea tray. "Your teas are here." She said. She placed the tray down and served tea to everyone. "I hope I placed enough sugar in the tea. Just tell me if there's anything wrong with it."
"It tasted fine to me." Cagalli said after taking a sip of her tea.
"That's good to hear. The last time I made tea, I put in a lot of sugar."
"And guessed what, I had to taste it." Kira butted in.
"I'm sorry about that." Lacus clasped her hands, making a puppy dog face at Kira.
"Will you please stop that? Your face is too irresistible."
Lacus giggled a bit before she turned at Athrun and Cagalli. "By the way Kira and I have something to tell you."
"What is it?" asked Cagalli.
"We're going to get married." Kira answered.
"What did you say?!" yelled Athrun and Cagalli in surprise.
"We're going to get married," repeated Kira.
"When did you propose to her?" questioned Athrun.
"Last week on our date," replied Kira.
"Here's the ring to prove it." Lacus showed them the ring on her finger. "Isn't it nice?"
Cagalli nodded. "I'm really happy for you, Lacus. I can already imagine you in a wedding dress."
"Speaking of that, my wedding dress is almost ready."
"I can't wait to see it."
"I'm looking forward to it as well."
Kira placed a hand on top of Lacus' and stared into her crystal blue eyes. "I'm sure you'll be the most beautiful girl on our wedding day." He told her, making her blush.
"Kira, I never knew that you were this sweet." Cagalli teased.
"Yeah, yeah, whatever you say!" exclaimed Kira.
While the twins argued, Athrun stared at Cagalli. "When should I propose to her?" he thought silently.
The day of the marriage finally came, and Kira wasn't even getting ready because he felt so nervous.
"Kira, why aren't you dress yet?" asked Athrun, while entering the room.
'Well... I... um..."
"You're nervous, right?"
"Don't worry, everything will be fine." Athrun patted Kira's shoulder.
Kira smiled at him. "I know that, but I can't help feeling this way."
Meanwhile, Lacus was also getting ready in her room with the maids helping her. After putting on the wedding gown, she faced herself in the mirror.
"Miss Lacus, you look so beautiful in that gown." One of the maids complimented.
"Thank you very much." Lacus said.
After the preparations on her were done, the maids exited the room leaving Lacus sitting quietly by the window. She stared at the bright blue sky, admiring each clouds that passed by. She started thinking about Kira, which made her cheeks turned red.
"Lacus," a voice called her attention to the door. The pink-haired girl saw her blonde friend.
Lacus stood from her chair. "Cagalli, I'm so excited!" she said happily.
Cagalli smiled. "I am too," she replied. "By the way, you look really nice in that gown." She said as she pointed at the gown.
At that, Lacus giggled. "Thank you," she said. She took notice of the dress Cagalli was wearing, which was a sleeveless green dress with flower patterns on top and at the bottom. "You look nice in your dress as well." She told.
Cagalli rolled her eyes away from Lacus and crossed her arms in front of her chest. "I'm only wearing this not because I wanted to." She said.
"I wonder why a princess like you hates dresses."
"Please don't call me a princess."
"Princess Cagalli," murmured Lacus.
"I said don't call me that!" exclaimed Cagalli.
"I'm sorry... I was only kidding," Lacus said. "By the way, did Athrun see you wearing that dress?" She asked.
Cagalli shook her head and blushed. "No... But I wonder if he'll like it."
"Don't worry about it for I'm sure Athrun will be amazed when he'll see you."
"I hope you're right," Cagalli said.
Everyone was gathered in the garden, where the wedding will be held.
Kira was already at the side of the altar together with Athrun and the priest. Kira was currently doing some breathing exercises to calm him down.
"I don't know if I can go through this." Kira said.
Athrun glanced at his best friend. "Try not to freak out," told Athrun. "Just play it cool, got it?"
"Easy for you to say..."
"Everything will be fine Kira."
Kira sighed. "How can you be so sure about that?" he asked.
"Just think positive."
The wedding started with Rey playing the piano. The flower girls, the little 7-year old girls from the orphanage, marched in first. The crowd simply adored their cuteness, as the walked across the aisle, dropping flower petals along the way. Next ones were the bride's maids, Stellar, Meyrin, Miriallia and Lunamaria. They all wore pretty white dresses and held a small bouquet of flowers in their hands.
Dearka, a blonde and purple-eyed coordinator, wandered his eyes over at Miriallia. "Wow!" exclaimed Dearka. "Miriallia is so cute!" He said with admiration in his heart.
"Shut your mouth!" told Yzak, a silver haired coordinator who happened to be Dearka's best friend.
"You're in a bad mood as usual." Dearka said.
"I told you to shut up!" Yzak shot a death glare at Dearka.
After that, Dearka sighed and stayed quiet.
Meanwhile, Shinn Asuka, the Destiny Pilot, was watching Stellar Loussier, the former Gaia pilot. "Stellar looks like an angel wearing that dress. She's so pretty." He thought.
Stellar, while walking down the aisle, spotted Shinn and waved a hand at him.
Shinn blushed madly at this, but he still waved back at her.
When the bride's maids reached their seats, it was time for the maid of honor to make her entrance. Cagalli started walking and suddenly all eyes were looking at her. The crowd was quite amazed on how Cagalli looked. She truly looked like a princess wearing that green dress.
Surprised, Athrun was left speechless after seeing Cagalli. To him, she looked more like a goddess.
"I wonder why a tomboy like her can look so good wearing a dress." Kira said, making Athrun flinched.
"Cagalli is a princess and a girl after all." Athrun said.
"The first time I saw her, I thought she was a guy."
Athrun laughed. "Me too," he said.
Suddenly, the crowd cheered when they saw the bride coming in.
Kira's eyes popped up as he looked at his wife-to-be. "She's so beautiful." He said.
"Here she comes. I hope you're ready for this." Athrun said.
Kira turned to his best man and smiled. "Don't worry about me. I'm going to give Lacus a happy life."
Lacus finally reached the altar. She glanced at Kira and smiled warmly.
Kira took her hand and held it softly. "Lacus..." he murmured.
"Seeing you fills my heart with happiness and I don't ever want it to go away. After this, we'll live a happy life together." Lacus told him.
"I feel the same way about you, Lacus." He said, placing a light peck on her hand.
Both of them faced the priest, who started blessing them with prayers.
During the wedding, Athrun never took his eyes off of Cagalli. He was thinking of way of proposing to her. Like Kira, he also wanted to marry the one he loved and he was very eager to do it.
Suddenly, Yzak jerked Athrun's elbow, making the blue-haired coordinator face him. Yzak asked him, "What's wrong with you?"
"Ah... well... I was... just..." Athrun stuttered.
"Daydreaming about Cagalli Yula Athha?" continued Yzak.
Athrun nodded. "Yeah..."
"Do you plan on marrying her?" asked Yzak.
"Yes," replied Athrun in a low tone, "but I don't know how."
"You'll think of something soon."
"I hope so..."
"Hey you two," Dearka called their attention. "Can you please talk later?"
"Don't tell me what to do." Yzak told his best friend.
"I'm just asking you to be quiet."
"Yeah... Yeah... I'll shut up now." Yzak crossed his arms in front of him, making a pissed look on his face.
"I'll shut up as well." Athrun said.
The moment of truth has finally come, when the priest started asking, "Do you Kira Yamato, prince of ORB, take Lacus Clyne to be your lawfully wedded wife?"
"I do," replied Kira.
The priest turned to Lacus and asked, "Do you Lacus Clyne take Kira Yamato to be your lawfully wedded husband?"
"I do," replied Lacus.
"With the power invested in me and in the name of God the father, I now pronounce you man and wife." The priest said. He turned to Kira and smiled. "You may kiss the bride, Kira-sama."
With pleasure, Kira leaned forward and kissed Lacus so passionately.
The crowd cheered for them loudly, including Dearka howling like a wolf at them. Miriallia immediately bonked him on the head for that.
Kira and Lacus broke the kiss and looked at each other. "I love you," said Kira. "I love you too." Lacus said.
"Kira, take good care of Lacus!" told Cagalli as she handed Kira his luggage.
"You don't have to worry since I won't let anything bad happen to her." Kira said.
"You be careful too, Kira." Athrun said.
"Don't worry I will." Kira assured him.
Lacus popped her head through the car window and called Kira. "We have to go now, Kira." She said, while waving her hand.
"I'll be right there." Kira told her. "Well, I'm going now." He said to Cagalli and Athrun.
"Have a safe trip." Cagalli said. "And I hope you'll enjoy your honeymoon."
After that, Kira rode the car and took off.
Athrun realized that Nicole's death anniversary was nearing. He wanted to pay a visit at his friend's grave but he was having trouble leaving Cagalli. One day, he went to her office and found her reading report papers. Without hesitation, he approached her.
"Cagalli," murmured Athrun, "can I talk to you? I have something to say."
"What is it?" asked Cagalli, placing the papers down.
"You know, Nicole's death anniversary is coming and I..." He said.
"You want to visit his grave, right?" continued Cagalli.
Athrun nodded. "But I don't want to leave you here."
Cagalli felt relief to hear that, yet she knew Athrun really wanted to go to PLANT. She stood and placed a hand on his shoulder. "When will you be leaving?" She asked.
"Huh?" he said. "Cagalli, is it really okay with you?"
"Yes," replied Cagalli.
"Are you going to be fine while I'm gone?"
"I'll be fine, trust me."
"All right... but I feel uneasy..."
"I won't overwork. I promise you that."
Athrun smiled. "That's a promise, okay?"
Cagalli giggled. "You know, you worry too much."
"I can't help it." He said.
Cagalli leaned her head on his chest as her hands made their way around his waist. She closed her eyes and felt the beat of his heart. After that, she slowly pulled away from him to look at his face. As her eyes met his, she smiled like an angel.
His heart wanted to melt just by looking at her. Without any hesitation, he leaned forward and kissed her.
When Athrun left for PLANT, Cagalli felt a little sad. She wasn't going to see him for two days. She sighed as she leaned her back on her seat. She looked back at reports on her desk and started reading them. In time, her vision started to blur and her head ached. The pain kept growing and growing until she couldn't take it anymore. She dropped the papers and tried to stand up, but her knees felt weak.
"What the hell is wrong with me?" she asked herself. "Ah!" she screamed as she placed her hands on her head. "My head hurts so badly!"
Soon, her vision blackened and she finally fainted.
A maid came in, bringing a tray of snacks. "Cagalli-sama, I brought snacks..." she paused when she saw her princess lying unconsciously on the floor. "Cagalli-sama!" she screamed. She dropped her tray and quickly went over to Cagalli. "I should get Kira-sama right away!" The maid thought.
She brought Cagalli to her bed. After that, she rushed out of the room to tell the other maids.
"Cagalli-sama fainted!" shouted the maid. "Please get Kira-sama!"
The butler, who was an old man, called Kira on the phone. He quickly told him about Cagalli.
"What did you say?!" Kira shouted.
"We're going to bring Cagalli-sama to the hospital. You better go there immediately."
With that, the butler hung up and placed the phone back to its place. He called one of the maids and instructed her to prepare Cagalli for confinement in the hospital. The maid nodded and she immediately got the things Cagalli will ever need. The butler checked on the things and he saw that they were all in order.
"Now, I better go start the limo." He said. He rushed outside to get the car.
Meanwhile, Kira hurried to his car and started it. Lacus came out running from the mansion and called Kira's attention.
"Kira, where are you going?" Lacus asked.
"Cagalli suddenly fainted while working. I'm going to the hospital right now." Kira answered.
Lacus gasped after hearing that. She thought about Cagalli for a second and got worried. "Kira, I'm coming too." She told him.
"Then hop on!" He said.
When Lacus got on the car, it immediately took off.
Kira and Lacus arrived in the hospital. Kira immediately asked the nurse for Cagalli's room number. The nurse told him that she was in Private Room No. 412, on the fourth floor.
They rushed to the elevator and pressed the number 4 button, taking them to the 4th floor. When they reached the floor, they ran towards the room and went in. There, they saw Cagalli lying on the bed.
"Cagalli!" called Kira while approaching her.
The butler, who was watching over Cagalli, stood and promptly greeted Kira and Lacus. "Kira-sama, you don't have to worry now since Cagalli-sama is fine and well," he said.
Kira and Lacus sighed in relief, but they still wondered why she fainted in the first place. The butler had the answer for that. He told them very shocking news.
"What did you say?!" shouted Kira and Lacus at the same time.
"That's right, Cagalli-sama is pregnant." The butler told them. "And I'm sure Athrun-sama is the father of her child."
"You've got to be kidding me!" Kira raised his voice at the butler.
"Please calm down, Kira-sama."
"How can I calm down at a time like this?!" said Kira. "I just found out that my sister is pregnant and my best friend is the cause!"
"Kira, you know Cagalli and Athrun love each other, so what's the big deal?" Lacus asked.
"But they're not married yet." Kira answered.
"Situations like this happen all the time. Cagalli is pregnant and we can't do anything about it."
"I'm going to have a serious talk with Athrun when he comes back." He clenched his fist.
Meanwhile, Cagalli was slowly regaining consciousness. Her eyes wandered around the room and spotted Kira, Lacus, and her butler.
"Kira?" spoke Cagalli.
When Kira and Lacus heard her voice, they quickly approached her.
"Cagalli, are you all right?" Kira asked.
Cagalli noticed Kira's soft eyes, which were full of concern for her. She smiled as she reached for his hand. "I'm okay, Kira. Thank you for worrying about me." She said.
"Are you sure?"
Kira sighed in relief. "I'm glad."
"So, what happened to me?" She asked. "The last thing I remembered is reading some report papers and then my head hurt... then..."
"You fainted." Kira told her.
Kira turned to the butler and asked him to explain further things to Cagalli. The butler nodded at his request. He moved a bit closer to Cagalli and said, "You fainted because you were overly stressed. But that's not the only reason..."
"What is it?" Cagalli asked.
"You're also pregnant."
"What?!" gasped Cagalli. "I can't believe it!"
"Neither do I," spoke Kira as he crossed his arms and narrowed his eyes at her. "When and where did you and Athrun did IT?" He asked.
Cagalli blushed furiously as she lowered her head. "What are you saying? We didn't... I mean... we did... but..." She couldn't find the right words to say to Kira.
"Kira, I don't think you should be asking her that." Lacus told him, grabbing Kira's arm. "It's supposed to be a private matter."
"Oh all right!" exclaimed Kira. "If Athrun was here when I found this out, I would have already strangled him to death."
Lacus and Cagalli laughed at him. "Kira is overprotective!" they said in unison.
"It's only natural for a brother to protect his sister, you know."
"And when it comes to Cagalli, you tend to over-act a little." Lacus added.
"Of course, because Cagalli is my sister and I care for her."
"Kira is so sweet." Lacus teased.
"Lacus..." murmured Kira. "Don't say that."
"But it's true, right Cagalli?" She turned to her blonde friend.
"That's right." Cagalli agreed.
To be continued…
JC: That was the revised and edited edition of chapter one. I hope it turned out okay for you reviewers. Anyway, I'm still expecting some reviews and no flames.