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Summary: Yuna is an angel given the responsibility of being a guardian angel to a young man named Tidus.

A/N: This is my second FF fic. I hope you like it. My editor, Sahrah seems to like it better than my other one so hopefully you all will too. Please R&R!

Lips of an Angel

Chapter 1: Watching Over You

(3rd Person POV)

In the Farplane, the land of peace, there was a young angel who was about to receive a life changing responsibility. In this glittering, mystic place, a story was about to unfold and expand through the destinies of many a kind soul…

(Yuna's POV)

I was in my room when there was a knock on the door. I went to open it and saw Lucil, an angel with beautiful fiery red hair. I smiled.

"Lucil," I opened the door wider so she could enter, but she declined.

"Yunalesca," she used my full name, "Sir Yu Yevon would like to see you." I nodded and followed her to Yu Yevon. When we reached his door, Lucil left, and I proceeded in. The room was immense and incredibly immaculate. There was a bed, a desk, a closet, and a bathroom connected to it.

He was standing next to his desk, looking out a window at the expansive wonderland we angels call home. I bowed my head slightly. "Sir," I said. I heard his footsteps come closer as he sighed, "Dear Yuna, you need not be so formal with me."

I looked up at him and smiled. He'd been so kind to me for as long as I can remember. My father is his best friend and partner in work. They are two of the elders in governing the angels like myself. The leaders are Lord Yu Yevon, Lord Braska (my father), Sir Auron, Lord Kimahri and Lord Cid (my uncle).

Angels are granted White Magic; spells like Cure and Cura. We can reach out with our senses and try to find a person and sense if they're in need of help, or feel how they're feeling. Depending on the angel, they could have more, unknown magic or extremely powerful magic, such as Holy, magic that sleeps deep inside of them that they learn to unlock on their own.

The elders teach us how to access magic and prepare us for future tasks that might be destined for us. Of course, we're taught the fun stuff too, like battling in all situations, defending ourselves against other magic, and other languages/cultures. I guess you could say it's like a school, or an academy.

An angel's purpose/job can be a few things. They can watch over things going on in Spira to try to keep the peace, or guide an individual in making the right choice. Then there are the jobs of a Guardian Angel. In those cases, Yu Yevon picks a certain angel for the person in need, in which you were destined to help. To be a Guardian Angel, the angel must have a bond with the human.

"Why don't you take a walk with me, Yuna, and we can discuss why I have called you here," his voice was light as he opened the door. I nodded and followed him as we walked outside in the purple field of sparkling flowers and glittering Pyreflies.

"You have been doing well in your studies and I see much potential in you, Yuna," Yevon stated. I blushed slightly.

"Thank you, Yevon." We stopped walking at the glowing riverbed and he turned to look at me.

"The elders and I have been discussing this, and we feel that it's time that you see part of your destiny." I felt my eyes widen in surprise.

"Um, with all due respect, sir, my destiny!?! I have yet to turn eighteen this year and to finish my studies. I'm sure I don't know enough to even have my first mission," I blurted out quickly.

"Oh, but that's where you're wrong. You doubt yourself and lack confidence. You don't see your own potential, but we do. And we have seen what might be your future; what you're destined to do.

"There are still choices left undecided, and only you can choose, but we know you will do well. That's why…" he said as he waved his hand in the air, permitting a soft, dim glow from his palm. Pyreflies all came together in front of his hand and started to form an image.

It was a picture of a young man not much older than me. He was tan and had long, floppy, golden hair. He was tall and very muscular. His smile was pleasant and his eyes were…beautiful. They were a deep ocean blue color that you could swim in forever. He was handsome, to say the least; very attractive would probably suit him better.

"…You'll be given your first assignment," Yevon concluded when the picture was completed. I looked at him in shock.

"And what exactly is my assignment?" I wondered, looking back at the young man.

"You will be given the honor of being his Guardian Angel. His name is Tidus Alamsy. He is the only descendant of the famous Blitzer, Jecht Alamsy." I tore my eyes away from the image and at Yevon in surprise.

"Sir Jecht's son!" Yevon nodded and smiled. "Why does he need my help?" I asked.

His brows furrowed and the Pyreflies disappeared. He aimed his hand at the water now. Another image of Tidus appeared, only this one was real. It was like we were looking into a window and seeing him. He was lying in a bed, sleeping, but he looked different. There were dark bruises and gashes on his face. I winced at the sight of him and looked away.

"A few years ago, Jecht's wife died while trying to give birth to another child. Neither the mother nor the baby made it. Jecht became very depressed and started drinking. Tidus tried to help, but all Jecht wanted was his wife back. To him, Tidus was simply a painful reminder of what he lost.

"Soon, the drinking became an addiction, and so did their hate for each other. All Jecht cares about now is Blitzball and his son becoming a professional. When Jecht gets upset or mad, he drinks and hurts Tidus to soothe his own pain."

"That's… awful! Horrific!" I cried out. I wanted to cry for him. To be there for Tidus… and yet I didn't even know him. Which was most likely part of the bond required for Guardianship. Yevon must have seen the anguish on my face, for the image of the broken young man disappeared.

"How could someone do that to their own son?" I asked Yevon, suddenly feeling very grateful for my life.

"I don't know, dear child. Sometimes people make bad choices and don't think about the consequences their actions will cause. In this case, Jecht's actions will eventually influence Tidus to do the same thing.

"Right now, he will do everything he can to not be like his father but he will grow up around that lifestyle, so it is familiar to him. You must try to help him to be his own person. To help him see not only the bad things, but the good things in life, too." I looked at Yevon with doubt and worry.

"How will I do that? What if I fail him…and everyone here?" I murmured, looking down. He placed a reassuring hand on my shoulder.

"You won't fail, of that I'm sure. It may be unclear to you now, but everything will come together when the time is right. You can do this, for you, Yuna… you are good, and you always bring the best out in everyone." I smiled at his encouraging words.

"Now, here are Tidus's files. Interests, schedule, grades that type of thing. You will be sent to Zanarkand tomorrow. You'll be placed in a house next to his and will go to his high school. No one will know that you're an angel but him. He will realize it himself and from there you make the choices." I took his file and looked up at Yevon.

"Have faith in yourself, young one. We all know you can do this. If you want to check up on him just think of him and use the pyreflies or the water from the river. I also must tell you, so that you are not alarmed when watching, that you may have telepathy with him.

"Sometimes guardians and their subject can hear each other's thoughts. Now go and get familiar with him." I nodded and started walking back when I didn't hear him coming. I turned around and saw him looking out at the view.

"Aren't you coming back, sir?" I asked. He didn't turn around but I knew he was smiling.

"In a little bit. I'm just going to enjoy the view for a while…" he sighed. I kept walking and made my way back to my room. I plopped down on my bed and spread his file out while I lay on my stomach.

I had found out that he liked to play Blitzball, and played it rather well. He gets relatively good grades and has many friends. I took the picture of him that they had paper clipped to the top and held it up to my face. I was studying his handsome features when my cousin, Rikku, came bouncing.

"Oh Yunie! I just heard the news. I'm so happy for you. Everyone's talking about how you've got you're first assignment, and it's being a Guardian!" She lay down on the bed next to me and squealed as she looked at his picture.

"He's cute isn't he? And he's famous! That's even better! You're so lucky!" I rolled my eyes and continued doing what I was doing before she interrupted me.

"Well, I've got to fly, Yunie! Someone's gotta spread the word about your hottie! See ya!" Rikku scurried happily out of the room. I looked at the picture once more, sighed, and decided to see how Tidus was doing.

I grabbed a crystal bowl out of my bathroom and sat it on my bed. I poured the special pitcher of river water that I had into it and laid down on my stomach again. Tidus… I thought as his name echoed inside my head until his image came up.

He was lying in his bed with his arms behind his head just looking up. At first I thought he was looking at me but I soon realized he was just lying there. He looked a little pained and winced when he moved only a little. I hated seeing him all beat up like that. I titled my head to the side as an idea came to me.

I wondered if I could use a Cura spell on him even though I wasn't actually in his presence… I decided to try. I closed my eyes and focused on him and only him. I felt my chest vibrate and heard a soft humming come from me. It was a slow and sweet sound that surprised me, for I didn't know that could happen when curing someone.

I didn't think much of it though because I wanted this to work. I opened my eyes, still focusing on him and humming, and saw that something must have been happening for he had a surprised look on his face. I aimed my hands at my crystal bowl and sung his name in the same tone and melody of my humming.

I saw the cuts slowly heal as a soft glow emitted from my hands. A relaxed look come across his handsome face and I knew it was working. His skin glowed slightly as the spell sunk in. My humming slowly subsided and small smile appeared across Tidus's face.

"Sleep now, Tidus, everything will soon be fine…" I whispered and watched as his eyelids slowly closed and a sigh escaped his lips. I smiled and waved my hand over the image, making it disappear, and fell into a dreamless sleep.

(3rd Person POV)

What Yuna didn't know was that, she too, was being watched, by all of the elders.

"See, it's already happening…their Trials begin." Lord Braska said as he watched his daughter cure Tidus. A Trial was a term used by angels meaning their destiny; the trials they would face in the path of their intertwined fates.

"She's already falling in love with him; she just doesn't know it," Sir Auron replied stoically. They all nodded.

"What happens next will be left for them to decide. We can only hope and give her advice sometimes. Additionally, we must watch her fail and succeed, get hurt and be happy," Yu Yevon explained sadly, for he knew that there would indeed be some failure and some sadness. To all of them, Yuna was like a daughter, and they didn't want to see her in pain.

But that could not change. Pain and suffering were simply links in the chain of fate, the chain that grows and grows until the very end of time.

(Tidus's POV)

I woke up feeling better than I did when I went to sleep. I was still a little sore, but not much. I got up and went to look at my face in the mirror. I had this really weird dream last night. I heard this voice… it was amazing and sweet. It called my name and as it did I saw a colorless glowing light appear. The face of a beautiful girl slowly shone through.

Her face was gentle and soft. Her skin was a glowing peach color, which made her eyes stand out more than they already did. They were two different colors: one was deep emerald and the other was a deep cerulean. She had silky chestnut hair and was very beautiful. She had this strong vibe or sense to her that made her angelic. She seemed to be something surreal and supernatural.

As I looked at her, I felt as if I was slowly healing…like her face and voice took away all of the pain. Like she was sent to help me. I felt relaxed and heard her voice fade out. I didn't want it to stop; it was a heavenly song. Just when I thought my dream had ended, I heard her voice again. Only this time it was a whisper and seemed to echo in my mind all night.

I made it to my mirror and was surprised to see that the cuts were gone. The swelling and bruising had gone down, but not all the way. I touched my face in doubt. Maybe my old man was trying to play a trick on me and had put some kind of fake mirror in here.

It was a real mirror though; I felt no cuts or major swelling. Again my mind found its way back to my dream…could it not have been a dream after all? Could the girl have been real? I shook my head. I must have gotten one too many beatings to the head, but…that didn't explain how I healed so quickly.

I decided to get ready for school so I wouldn't be late. I didn't hear Jecht, but I didn't want to chance running into him, so I grabbed my stuff and headed out my window. I dropped my backpack on the ground and climbed down the drainpipe. I picked up my stuff and headed towards my car.

As I was walking I noticed that the 'For Sale' sign was gone for the house next door. I wondered who was moving in. Probably some old lady that throws rocks at people, or a bunch of rambunctious kids. I got in my car and headed for what was probably going to be the best part of my day; school.

(Yuna's POV)

I woke up early so that I could gather what stuff I'd need. Rikku came by to help me pack but when she showed up she went straight to closet and started picking out clothes. Typical Rikku. I was ready to go and went to meet the elders in The Chamber of Elders.

"Yunalesca, you are ready to conquer the Trials before you?" Yu Yevon asked.

"Yes," I replied firmly. He nodded.

"We, the elders of the angels, have come together and are granting you your wings," He told me as my face lit up. Angels were only granted their wings when the elders thought you were ready. The wings only appeared when you when you wanted them to and were very beautiful. They were immaculate white feathers that sparkled and glittered in the light and had a gentle glow to them.

"In your wings, you hold a gift. The gift of protection, strength and courage to stand up against your enemies and to bear a great load." I looked at all of them and thanked them.

"Now remember, Tidus will be the only one who will know that you're an angel. That means no one else can know about your abilities and gifts. If anything they will think that you're are an amateur white mage." I nodded. They all closed their eyes and the room became engulfed in a bright light; they were transporting me to Zanarkand.

"Goodbye, Yuna, and good luck!" I heard them say as my surroundings changed and I was placed in an already furnished house. I was standing in a hallway with many entryways to different rooms. Next to the front door there was a small table with a lamp, a cordless phone, and a clock sitting on it. A mirror was placed above it. There was a note lying on the table with a set of keys next to them. I picked up the keys and read the note:

Dearest Yuna,

We have already unpacked for you and placed new furniture to your tastes in this household. The keys are to the house and to a car in the garage.

Your name will be Yuna Lesca and you will tell everyone that asks, except Tidus who will know the truth, that you have moved here from Luca, to go to a better school, by yourself. Your father, who is still in Luca, paid for this house and had everything set up for you.

We will miss you and will be watching over you. We will help when we can and wish you good luck!

With all of our love,

Your family

I smiled and put the note back down. I looked down at the keys and decided to check out my car. I ran to the garage and opened the door to a red convertible! I squealed and ran to get a better look. It was an automatic; it had black leather seats and a great CD/stereo sound system. This was so awesome of them to do this for me.

I left the garage and decided to explore the rest of the house. All of the rooms were big and luxurious. There was a kitchen, dining room, living room and a guest bathroom downstairs. Upstairs there were two bedrooms, two bathrooms and then there was mine, the master bedroom.

It had a huge oak bed with tall bedposts and a feathery mattress, a walk-in closet, a balcony, and a bathroom. The bathroom had a deep bathtub, a separate shower, and a long mirror that reached all the way across the top half of a wall above two sinks.

I opened the doors to my balcony and looked down at my backyard. There was a pool and a Jacuzzi. I looked over and saw that I could see into one of the rooms in Tidus's house.

I went downstairs and stepped out of the house. There was a nice porch with a swinging bench next to the front door. I smiled and sat down in it, swinging back and forth slightly. My house and Tidus's were at the end of a cul-de-sac on the street. Our houses were angled so that we could see on to each other's porch.

I was looking at his and from what I could tell no one was home. I closed my eyes and reached out with my senses to see if there was a presence in there; there wasn't. That's when I heard a car driving this way. I sat there and watched as it pulled into his garage. Someone got out of the car, and once I saw the choppy blonde hair, I knew it was Tidus.

(Tidus's POV)

I pulled up my driveway, my stomach doing summersaults and my hands holding the steering wheel in a death grip. All this fear for the place that I'm supposed to call home.

I took a slow breath and got out of the car. That's when I noticed her. There was a girl about my age sitting in the swing outside in the recently sold house. She got up and headed towards me, smiling. When she got out of the shade of the house, I almost fell over in shock. She was the same girl from my dream.

Her skin was glowing in the sunlight, she had the bi-colored eyes, and she had the chestnut hair. There was that same soft, gentle look on her face. She was slender and was wearing a white summer dress that looked great on her. How could this be the same girl? It was just a dream, right? I quickly smiled back, not wanting to look like a complete idiot, and met her halfway.

"Hi, are you my new neighbor?" I asked.

"Yea, I'm Yuna," she smiled and offered me her hand. Once I heard her voice, I knew she was the girl. I could never mistake that voice. But did that mean she was something more than just a beautiful girl?

I took her outstretched hand in mine and immediately felt something. Was it relaxation? Or was it something else? I felt like I had no troubles or worries at all; it was just she and I standing there. It was the same feeling I had last night…

"I'm Tidus," I remembered to talk to her. She smiled and her skin continued to glow. I couldn't help but feel at awe around her. I'd never met someone like her. That's when I noticed that I was still holding her hand.

I let go and looked away, embarrassed, apologizing to Yuna. Her cheeks got a little pink, but she said it was ok. I guess I wasn't the only one embarrassed. I looked at my house and sighed, knowing what was coming next. I was going to have to leave this amazing girl and enter the house of doom and get the crap get kicked out of me once more.

(Yuna's POV)

I saw the gloom in his eyes as he looked at his house and wished so much I could do something to help him. That's when I heard some of his thoughts.

'I'm going to have to leave this amazing girl and enter the house of doom and get the crap kicked out of me once more.'

Somehow, I used some of my powers to hear his thoughts.

'You don't have to you know, he's not home…yet.' I thought. I didn't mean for him to hear it, but he must have, because his eyes shot back to mine in astonishment. This must have been part of the warning Yu Yevon gave me about telepathy. Neither of us said anything for a few minutes. What was there to say?

"Tidus, I—"

I didn't finish, because I saw his dad driving up the street. He turned and looked.

"Crap," he mumbled. I looked back at him, knowing what was going to happen if he didn't go inside now. I was going to do whatever I could to prevent him from taking such a beating. I reached out with my senses again and tried to feel Jecht's mood.

I smiled as I realized today was a good day for him. He wouldn't do anything today if Tidus was home and doing what he was supposed to. I got bold and placed my hand on the side of his face and made him look at me.

"Hurry and go, he won't do anything if you're doing what you're supposed to be doing," I whispered hurriedly. He looked at me for a moment and I caught another one of his thoughts.

'How did she know I was worried about him doing something? How does she know he won't?'

I shook my head, 'I can't answer you right now… just go!'

He turned around and ran inside. I watched him go and then turned and watched as his dad pulled up. He got out and looked at me. I smiled brightly at him. He smiled kindly and walked over to me. I held out my hand to shake.

"Hi, I'm Yuna. I just moved in next door," I grinned, trying to give Tidus as much time as possible.

"I'm Jecht, nice to meet you," Jecht smiled back and let go of my hand. "Where'd you move from?"

"Luca. My dad wanted me to go to a better school, and suggested Zanarkand. So here I am!" I told him with fake enthusiasm.

"Of course he suggested Zanarkand, it has the best everything! So what grade are you in?"

"I'm a senior," I stated.

"Oh, you'll be with my son, Tidus, then."

"Oh yeah?"

"Yeah, he looks like me and he plays blitzball, only I'm better looking and I play better," Jecht said, winking. I smiled, but on the inside I was disgusted. "Well, it's been nice talking to you, but I should be getting in now. Nice meeting you."

"Yea, you too." I watched him walk away. I felt someone watching me and looked up at a window in Tidus's house. He was standing there looking down at me. I smiled and stood there watching him for a few minutes before waving and walked back into my house.

I walked into my room. The doors to the patio were still open but I didn't shut them cause a nice breeze was coming in. I sighed and lay down on the bed.

Being around him was certainly different than watching him. I don't know what this feeling is but when I had been near him, I had felt… different. I'd never felt like this in the Farplane. What is this feeling? What does it mean?

I got up and pushed the power button on the stereo on my dresser. I wanted to see my wings, so I decided to check them out. I closed my eyes and brought both of my hands together in front of my chest.

I let my body relax as the rhythm of the song moved my body. I concentrated on my wings and opened my eyes. I saw the white glow appearing by my back, in between the shoulder blades. Soon my wings had appeared.

They were long and beautiful! They sparkled in the light and each feather was unique in its own way. I turned around and looked at myself every which way in the mirror as the lyrics started.

It's really good to hear your voice saying my name
It sounds so sweet
Coming from the lips of an angel
Hearing those words it makes me weak
And I never wanna say goodbye
But girl you make it hard to be faithful
With the lips of an angel It's funny that you're calling me tonight
And yes I've dreamt of you too

By now I knew the melody and words of the song and started singing along. I learned that my wings could bend to form a protective wall around me. They could stretch out, go up, and go down. They could pretty much do whatever I wanted them to do. I put them away and changed into a tank top and shorts, still singing and dancing around the room.

Sometimes I wish she was you
It's really good to hear your voice saying my name
It sounds so sweet
Coming from the lips of an angel
Hearing those words it makes me weak
And I never wanna say goodbye
But girl you make it hard to be faithful
With the lips of an angel

(Tidus's POV)

I was in my room doing homework when Jecht came in. He looked at me shocked as if he expected me to not be here. He didn't say anything, he just left after that and turned on the T.V. downstairs.

I sighed in relief. I looked out my open balcony doors across the way to hers. I stood up and walked over to the doors. I heard her stereo playing Hinder's, "Lips of an Angel." I could here her voice singing along with it. Every pitch and line was perfect. She twirled past the window, and I leaned against the wall with my eyes shut, listening. It's really good to hear your voice saying my name
It sounds so sweet
Coming from the lips of an angel
Hearing those words it makes me weak
And I never wanna say goodbye
But girl you make it hard to be faithful
With the lips of an angel
(And I never wanna say goodbye)
But girl you make it so hard to be faithful
With the lips of an angel

She was definitely the girl from my dream, or should I say last night? I guess it wasn't a dream. That means she healed me… but why? I almost didn't care why as I stood there listening to her sing. All I knew was that there was something different about the girl next door.

(The Elders' POV)

"Hmm, a very interesting start," Auron commented as the elders watched the two.

"Yes, he believes she healed him… but he's not sure what she is," Lord Kimahri stated.

"She's doing well, I think. This will be the first night that Tidus hasn't gotten hurt while she's there," Lord Cid added.

"Hopefully, there will be more good nights, but we all know that Jecht won't have a good day everyday," Yevon replied.

"She's starting to realize her feelings a little bit. She just doesn't know what they mean yet. Him too." Braska pointed out. "I'm quite anxious to see how she does tomorrow at school." They all nodded in agreement.

The day was over, with the angel and her charge sleeping soundly through the night. The Trials had begun, and there was no way to stop the events set in motion. Fate was locked, destinies were decided, and the future for the two sleeping people had been decided long before their time.

Just like a link in a necklace chain, the chain of fate that grows with time is held together by every single link. And the link for these two already holds so much together.

A/N: So what did you think? Good, bad, horrible, awesome? What? Please Review and stay tuned for the next chapter.