Ember Chapter Fifteen: Embers of a Dying Past

"Marth?"

Roy walked into the guest room, but Marth wasn't there. With a sigh he headed down the hall and made a sharp turn into his room. Upon entering he found Marth laying face up on his bed, staring at the ceiling with a blank look.

"Marth? Are you okay?" he asked softly.

"Sure," the older teen replied as if in a trance. He had the tendency to do that when lost in deep thought.

Roy stared down at him with an expression of concern, his brows furrowed and his mouth a thin line. He sat down next to him and realized just how quiet the house was. His parents weren't home yet. He found it hard to believe that everything that happened had occurred in approximately two days. Surely his parents were out looking for him. He knew he should call to let them know he was alright, and he would, but for right now he needed a little bit more time alone with Marth.

They sat in silence for a moment, neither of them saying a word before one of them spoke up again.

"So…do you like Elf Boy?" Marth asked dismissively.

Roy rolled his eyes and sighed. "He's nice."

"Nice…as in attractive nice or as in generous nice?" Marth chuckled some.

Roy frowned before saying, "Both."

Marth sat up quickly, nearly making Roy jump at the sudden movement. "So, do you like him more than me then?"

"Argh!" Roy stood up with his hands balled into fists at his sides. "Why is it that every time I find someone attractive you have to go and get so damn jealous! You're impossible!" he shouted.

Marth stared at him in silence before saying, "Yeah, you're right. I'm sorry. It's just that…besides my mom you're the only other person that I have ever loved." He stared at the patterns in Roy's quilt, tracing them with his finger.

The redhead gaped at him. The thought never really crossed his mind. Though, it should have. In school Marth never really paid anyone else any attention. He usually just ignored them all. It made him seem stuck up when in truth he was just misunderstood. Marth figured that out of all the people in their school, Roy understood him best. Realizing this made the redhead feel special.

Roy sat back down again and wrapped his arms around Marth's neck and pressed his lips to his. He pulled back and looked at Marth with a deep blush. The blunette was gaping at him now. "I'm sorry. I know it's hard for you sometimes, but I want you to realize that I love you too. No one can take your place. I mean that. So…don't be so jealous, okay?"

A smile crept onto Marth's face. "Yes, okay. Hey! You told me you love me. A new beginning, eh?" He grinned and chuckled.

Roy flushed scarlet red and tried to move but found that he couldn't. "M-Marth!" he stuttered. "What are you doing? Lemme go!" He squirmed in Marth's now tightened grasp.

"Awww, I love it when you get all emotional like this. I feel like we're on the same page now. Have you been reading into The Joys of Yaoi Love?" Marth asked slyly.

"No I have not!" Roy pushed at Marth's chest with his hands only to have them grabbed and kissed. He whimpered and tugged his arms. "C-Come on! Stop!"

"Nah, not yet." Marth pressed his lips onto Roy's and pressed him gently down onto his back, still wrapped up in the kiss. Roy stared up at him with his sapphire eyes, having gone completely silent, but the blush not yet leaving his cheeks. Marth placed a kiss upon both of his cheeks, then his forehead, and smirked. Not being able to resist, he slipped his fingers into his hair too, caressing it with light strokes that caused Roy to moan and close his eyes halfway.

"It's not fair. You always get your way," Roy mumbled.

"Maybe, but admit it. You like my way. You enjoy it," Marth whispered into his ear with a smirk before kissing it and then sitting up.

"Mmm, so what are you going to do if- -"

Marth put his fingers to his lips, stopping him before he could say more. "They won't take me away Roy. I promise. I won't leave you. "

Roy wanted to say more, but he knew that Marth wouldn't have it, not now. So, he remained quiet and watched as Marth lay down beside him. He hoped that his worst fears wouldn't be confirmed. Perhaps he could convince his parents to let Marth stay with them? It was definitely worth a try. He wouldn't stand by and watch his beloved be taken away by CPS.

With a sigh he reached for his night stand, grabbed the phone, and dialed his mom's number. It ringed only once before she picked up.

"Hello? Hello! Roy, is that you?" Came his mother's worried voice on the other end.

"Yes mom, it's me. I'm okay."

"Oh thank goodness. Where were you young man! We nearly tore through the whole city looking for you! Are you home?"

Roy cringed at his mother's tone. Yep, she was furious. "Yeah, I'm home. I'm sorry I was gone for so long. I was uh…" He looked over at Marth who was staring back at him with a calm expression. He bit his lip before saying, "Marth needed my help."

Marth furrowed his brows at him. Roy mouthed an apology before saying, "Is it okay if he stays with us from now on? I can explain. It's a lot." He cringed a second time at Marth's glare.

It was silent on the other end before he heard a sigh and then, "Okay. Is he there now? Is he okay?"

Roy smiled. "Yeah, he's okay." He watched as Marth's expression changed again to one of surprise.

"That's good. I'm glad both of you are safe. Your father says that he's going to want to talk to the both of you when we get home, you hear me?"

"Yes."

"Alright, we'll be home soon and…" Roy quickly put the phone up to Marth's ear. "…we love you both." Marth hung his head.

"We love you too mom. Tell dad I said the same. Bye." Roy hung up, a big smile stretching across his face as he watched tears slide down Marth's cheeks, and although his hair was covering his eyes he could tell he was happy because he was smiling.

"See? We love you Marth. Now I can always keep my eyes on you, and what's more is that now you have three people to get jealous over." Roy's laugh echoed in the room, a melody to Marth's ears.

"Yeah," Marth sniffed. He smiled. "Always."

Fin


D.K.O : Now was that heartwarming or what?

Marth: -Big smile- Roy loves me! And I have a family again!

Roy: Yay!

Zelda: Hmph! Marth! Woohoo! –Waves at him—

Marth: -Ignores her completely and snuggles up with Roy-

Roy: -Blush-

Zelda: -Growls- Peach! Get them!

Princess Peach: -Gets evil glint in eye. Takes frying pan out of purse-

Marth: -Gets an even more evil glint in his eye. Freezes her into an ice statue that has a frying pan raised over its head-

Zelda: …

Marth: -Freezes her into a statue as well. Looks around to makes sure no one is watching and kicks it off a cliff. Whistles innocently-

Roy: O.O

D.K.O : Aw Marth! Now look what you did! Now I'm going to have lift a finger to type her back to life. Well, anyway. I hope you all enjoyed this story. I finally finished it and without further ado I bid you all farewell…..until I write another story at least. Now…what to write?

- Ike pops out of nowhere –

Ike: Huh? Where am I?

D.K.O: -Gets evil gleam in eye-

Ike: Uh oh…

D.K.O: Say Ike…do you happen to know what yaoi is?

Ike: SHIT!