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WARNINGS: Almost innuendo. A little fluff.
As always, C&Cs are very welcome and much appreciated.
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Notes: When you see, 'something like this' it's a thought. And when you see something like this, it's there to indicate where a word should be stressed. :)
"Just Allura - Part 1" (Revised version) Part
The Princess of Arus closed her lovely blue eyes and inhaled deeply, allowing a mix of fresh morning air and the sweet fragrance of flowers to tantalize her senses. She remained completely still for a moment, simply enjoying the peace and solitude; it was a rare gift. Her beautiful face reflected the inner tranquility she now felt as an enchanting smile tugged at the corners of her lips.
When she opened her eyes, she looked around her lovely garden and smiled. She moved forward to cut a few more flowers then placed them in a basket already overflowing with vibrantly colored blooms. She stepped back to admire her collection and, as she did, reached up to push back an errant lock of her golden hair from her forehead. Satisfied that there would be plenty of freshly cut flowers to adorn the dinner table that night, she reached for her basket. But, just as her fingers closed about the handle, she paused.
'Maybe I'll cut a few extra and have one of the maids place them in Nanny's room - she'd love that.'
The young woman began to hum softly. The tune was one she'd known forever, but one she couldn't name. And back to work the Princess went, snipping a few more sweet-smelling blossoms as a surprise for her governess. Oblivious to everything but the joy in her heart.
The raven-haired Captain of the Voltron Force smiled softly as he watched the enchanting maiden move about her garden. As cliché as it sounded, she was indeed the most beautiful flower of them all. She was so at ease and filled with bliss, something she wasn't afforded often. Which was why he was here now, watching her from afar.
Keith sighed, his rich brown eyes turning almost black as he considered his situation. On the one hand, he loved watching her like this. On the other, he was weighed with guilt for intruding on her privacy. His reasoning was that she had suffered so much already and he felt a need to ensure that no one took any more from her. He wanted her to feel she had this time that was only hers, in a place where she could be alone, but he would never allow her safety to be compromised, either. So he always made sure to keep out of her sight yet never let her out of his own.
And as he heard her begin to hum - a tune he had come to know well - he smiled. Remaining as oblivious to the man watching the both of them, as she was to her protector watching over her.
The daredevil pilot of Red Lion grinned. From his vantage point on the balcony outside the rec room, he watched his best friend watching the lovely Princess of Arus. Lance shook his head, the sun giving his brown hair a reddish hue as its rays shown down around him, and rolled his soft brown eyes heavenward.
'Man, when are those two gonna get a clue?'
It was obvious (at least to him) that Keith had very deep and constantly growing feelings for the sweet girl who'd changed all their lives. And everyone knew that Allura absolutely adored Keith, even people like Coran and Nanny who hoped it was no more than a crush and would do their best to see that no relationship blossomed between the two.
But he truly believed that his two friends were falling in love. Call it a hunch, call it instinct, whatever you called it, he felt it in his gut. And when he had a feeling this strong - about anything - rarely was it wrong.
He sighed. If only they had the chance... A thought entered his mind and he smiled. Well, maybe it was time to give Fate a hand. With that thought, and one last look at his lovesick friends, he turned to go inside and make some plans.