Sora curled into a small indent in the cliff and gazed out over the ocean. He had never been brave enough to scale the cliff walls before. He had always been afraid that he was going to plummet to his death on the sharp rocks below. Now that he could glide and fly and had all sorts of things to keep him from hurting himself, sitting on a small edge on a cliff didn't seem like that big of a deal anymore. He sighed and brought his knees to his chest, idly wondering just how much he changed over the past few years.
"Hey," he heard called out next to him. Sora jumped and grabbed a small section of rock as he turned to see who it was. He felt a strong hand steady him before whoever it was sat next to him. "Sorry," the person said with a small laugh.
Sora scooted back a few inches before he dared to turn and see who it was. His own blue eyes met a pair of sea green ones. Sora grinned and relaxed into the cliff face once again. "Hey Riku."
"You're so jumpy," Riku said chidingly. "You'd think I was going to push you off the cliff or something."
Sora shook his head. "Nah, I was doing a pretty good job of that on my own," he said jokingly. Then his expression grew somber. "And the only reason I jump so easily is because that's how I got this far."
Sora could feel Riku deflate next to him and the brunette wondered if he said the wrong thing. "I-I mean… well…" he began, trying to recover the lost moments of ease that they had earlier.
"I know what you meant," Riku said quietly.
The two boys sat next to each other, side by side in a cliff face. Their feet were hanging several hundred feet over sharp rocks and crashing waves and yet that was the least of their worries. Sora thought that someone could have cut the tension with a knife. Then he wondered what that meant anyways. Why would someone want to cut tension with a knife anyways? Unless you wanted to get tension on it's own somehow.
Sora blinked as Riku waved a hand in front of his face. He grinned sheepishly and turned to Riku. "Heh, sorry."
Riku shook his head amusedly and sighed. "You space out so easily," he told his friend. "What do you think about?"
Sora's thoughts wandered back to his ideas about tension and he blushed, realizing how stupid it seemed. "Nothing," he said nonchalantly.
Riku chuckled. "I'm sure," he said.
Sora blushed and crossed his arms huffily. "Sh-shut up," he muttered.
Riku placed a hand on Sora's shoulder and got Sora to look back at him. "I'm sorry," he said softly.
Sora shook his head. "It's okay. I just…"
Riku nodded. "I know. Don't worry about it."
Riku and Sora sat in silence once again, but this time it wasn't awkward or stuffy. It was calmer, and for once in his life Sora didn't mind sitting in silence. He never really minded sitting in silence when he was with Riku.
Riku cleared his throat and glanced down at Sora. "Do you… remember last Valentine's day?" he asked awkwardly.
Sora turned to Riku and smiled. "Maybe," he replied in a teasing voice. "What about it?"
Riku shook his head. "What do you remember?"
Sora unconsciously brought his hand up to his lips and smiled. "Enough," he said finally.
Riku blushed and looked to the side. "You know, I was just… I mean…"
Sora nodded. "I know what you mean," he said and rested his head on Riku's shoulder. "Happy Valentine's Day."
Riku smiled and put his arm around Sora's shoulders. "Aren't you nice tonight."
"Well, you did keep me from falling off a cliff," Sora told him matter of factly. "That counts for something."
Riku chuckled and leaned in for a small kiss. Sora obliged happily and they shared a small kiss on the Valentine's evening.
"Riku?" Sora asked, as they watched the sea.
"Hm?" Riku replied, off in his own little world.
"I'm glad we're home," Sora said happily.
"Yeah," Riku replied. "Me too."
Small one shot for my boyfriend on valentine's day. Sequel to last year's V-day fic. Happy Valentine's day everyone!