Title: Just in Case
Summery: A sort of companion to my story 'You Just Have to Know'. Another short oneshot from the moon in Wizards at War. Contains spoilers. A quiet moment between Dari and his Highness right before he does his spell. Dairine/Roshaun pairing.
A/N: Gift fic for hollybridgetpeppermint. Thanks for the idea!
"But it has to have worked!" Dairine heard Kit shout. "A spell always works!"
Well, obviously this one didn't, thought Dari, looking at the oncoming Pullulus. Then she glanced over at Roshaun. He was also looking at the giant nightmare threatening their very existence. She hesitated, then walked toward him. As she came to stand beside him, he looked at her and his face seemed to brighten a little. They stood for a moment, neither knowing what to say.
"You aren't what I expected," he said suddenly. Dairine was surprised. She didn't know how to respond so she kept silent.
"I'm used to a place where everyone treats me with reverence, even though they are afraid of me. I'm the most important thing they have, now that my father has stepped down. But none of them really know me. The real me. And when I came to your world, I expected for you to treat me like everyone else does, with ultimate respect. But I had to earn it from you. You treated me just like any other wizard. That was quite a change."
"I-I may have been a little rough on you at first," admitted Dari. "I just thought you were arrogant and haughty because you thought you were better than me. And it seemed like you didn't take wizardry seriously. That really bothered me. But," she whispered "I was wrong. You are really a wonderful wizard."
Slowly she looked up in to Roshaun's face. His eyes searched hers for something. It seems he found it because his whole face lit up like the Sun. He reached out and clasped her to him. She didn't object, just wrapped her arms around him tightly. He kissed the top of her head, and held her at arm's length.
"I think I'm in love Dairine." He said.
"Oh, really?" she said with a shaky smile, "With who?"
He pulled her close again. "With you."
A tear streaked down her cheek. "I love you, too, Roshaun."
They stood there for a moment, not thinking, not breathing, just being together. Finally, Dairine pulled away.
Roshaun took a deep breath, and looked Dari in the straight in the eye. "Dari," he started, " I think I can stop this."
She started. "But how?"
"It's that spell I used on Rashah. Only bigger."
"BIGGER? But you could never handle that kind of power by yourself!"
"I didn't think I'd have to," he said quietly.
She put her hand on his cheek and made him look at her. "I'm with you all the way."
"I thought you might be," he said, smiling softly.
She turned away to get to work, but was stopped by his hand.
"Wait," he said. He took her by the arms, and brought her closer. "Just in case," he whispered. Roshaun brought his lips to hers, and they kissed.
"Just in case." She whispered back. He touched his forehead to hers. Then she took his hand, and they prepared to save the world.
A/N: Hope you guys liked it! Sorry it's kinda short. Review, pretty please!