AN: Just a little something on the nature of Man. Or Men, in general.
Warning: Balthier/Vaan Implied boy love.
DISCLAIMER: SQUARE ENIX IS GOD! BOW DOWN TO THE IMMORTAL FINAL FANTASY!
"And he said 'why can't you want sex every night?'.
Vaan stopped walking.
"So I said 'Fine' and acted like a complete Vamp for two weeks." The other woman snickered.
"And? What happened?" The first woman's grin was smug.
"Three days in to the second week HE was the one complaining about headaches. And then, he got jealous when he saw Thoir eyeing me." Her friend scoffed.
"Well what did he expect with you wearing the dress HE picked out for you?" The first woman nodded.
"Yep. It just goes to show that what men say they want, isn't always what they REALLY want." The blonde boy pondered this. Balthier had often told him his 'incessant chatter' was annoying. Perhaps a dose of silence was just what the doctor ordered. But he had to talk to someone...Basch perhaps? Definitely Penelo...Lady Ashe never talked to him anyway, but if he did talk around them then Balthier could just sneak up and eavesdrop, and there would be no point. So he'd have to be totally silent. Maybe he could write notes or something. Oh Penelo would be a little angry, but she'd understand and Fran...would probably figure out what he was doing and enjoy watching the drama unfold.
Besides, if Balthier really liked him silent better, then...it wasn't really love was it?
With this newfound information Vaan made his way back to the Strahl.
Fran hides a smirk. It's been three days since Vaan stopped talking. He smiles and laughs, but all silently, he doesn't mutter, doesn't even mouth what he wants to say. He simply nods, shakes his head, or shrugs.
Balthier has started biting his nails.
On most people this would simply be a nervous habit, but on Balthier it is a highly revealing twitch. Basch on the other hand simply talks to Vaan as if everything is normal, taking his responses as they come and making him laugh.
One week in, and Balthier is as irritable as a cat in a shower. Fran tries not to laugh as she watches him drag the oblivious Vaan away from the equally oblivious Basch. The poor man has no designs on the boy and it's only the pirate's jealous nature that paints him such unflattering colors.
The beginning of the second week and the Sky Pirate is at his wits end. The Veira simply shrugs and says-
"Have you asked him to talk?" The man blinks for a second, before running off to find his young lover.
"Will you look at this!" The woman's friend gapes.
"A whole bouquet of Galbana Lillies? Who on earth?" The first woman shrugs.
"Hell if I know! They just showed up this morning. Here's the card." the second woman raises an eyebrow.
"'Thanks for the advice'?"
AN: Just a little drabble that came to me as I was doing my teeth. I know there wasn't NEARLY enough BalthierVaan action but I just wanted a quick story, not a multichapter thing. So, don't expect more. There may be a sequel but it is highly unlikely.