Hey, guys; here's the omake. I'd like to warn you in advance that the omake is much, much shorter than any of the other chapters. It was going to be longer, but once I started writing it, it seemed better not to make it long. Before I continue, we'll do the review replies.
Prince of Tennis' Shaman: Aw, thanks! :D Isn't she the best? Here's the omake. :) I know - that scene wasn't going to be there originally, but I thought of it at the last minute and added it. And I liked the results. I think he will, eventually, even in the regular series. That's probably just what he needs - a girl to settle down with. ;) I got your PM, and now that I was able to understand it, I thoroughly enjoyed Episode 39. Looking forward to the others, but take your time.
pepperdadog: Thanks! The part with Marumaro and Zola was another thing that wasn't going to be there originally, but I couldn't figure out how to end it, and it seemed as good a way as any. And I'm glad you liked the kissing scenes; I myself have never kissed anyone, so everything is based on guessing and/or what I've read. *insert sweatdrop here*
WindGoddess Rune: Wow, thank you so much. *blushes* That's so nice. And I'm looking forward to seeing your stuff, too. :)
WindGoddess Rune: Overall, I like her very much. Being the priestess of the White Brigade, she has a heavy burden to bear, especially for someone so young, but she is very strong about it. Also, she and Shu seem to be bonding on some kind of friend/sibling level, so that's another good thing. I know that there's been some speculation among those who've been watching Tenkai that Primula is Zola's reincarnation, but I don't think that's true. I guess mostly I think that she isn't because I don't want her to be; if she's Zola, then what will happen to the Primula we know? I'm probably wrong, but... I do think that she'll be the one to bring back Zola, however she does it. Maybe she has some sort of skill that can reopen the seal? And since she's a priestess, she can probably purify the darkness. Or something like that; I'm just speculating. :P But when all is said and done, I like her, and she's one of my favorite characters. :)
Edward-Elric-in-red: Thanks. :) I wasn't going to have that scene at first, but I thought it would be good to have Marumaro and Zola get involved somehow. Plus, I couldn't think of another ending. ;) Yay! I'm looking forward to seeing it. :D
Okay, there are the replies. On a side note, I added a second genre to this: drama. I probably should've done it sooner, but I did it now. This actually would've been up sooner, but I had to go to bed right when I was going to finish it... I won't get into all of that, because I'm still annoyed about it, but let's just shorten it and say I wasn't feeling well. You don't want to hear all of it, anyway, right? Right. So... after the disclaimer, we'll get to the story.
Disclaimer: I don't own Blue Dragon. And while I'll still have to write this dumb thing in my other stories, thank God this is the last time I have to write it for Troubles on White Day.
For the army of Grand Kingdom, both Valentine's Day and White Day were just days like any other. There were a few people who would give out chocolate and set up decorations, making sure that it was away from the critical eyes of Nene or Szabo; as long as no one did it near him, Rogi usually didn't mind too much. One person in particular who loved to do this was Cynthia, which was another thing that made her absence so painfully apparent.
While he was careful to show it, Rogi was still upset about the loss of Lemaire and Cynthia, and was still concerned about Gilliam's status - he hadn't been doing well. On top of all of that, Nene seemed like he had Rogi on the chopping block. The thing that was so infuriating to Rogi was that he was going to be replaced by, of all things, a robot.
He sighed, going through the previous reports of their battles with the Shadow User children and Zola. It just didn't make sense; how had a powerful army like Grand Kingdom been bested by the likes of them so many times?
There was a knock on his door. "Enter."
He was surprised when Delphinium walked in, looking particularly uncomfortable, which was an odd thing in itself. But he thought he might be sick when he thought he saw her blushing. "General Rogi, could I have a word with you?"
"I suppose. What is it regarding?" he looked through the papers, pretending to be bored. But something that could unnerve the spy made him curious, and he was eager to find out what it might be.
"It's concerning today's holiday."
Now he did abandon the act, looking up at her with wide eyes. "And what would this have to do with me?"
"I-I just wanted to give this to you," she quickly set down a wrapped chocolate on his desk and started backing away. "Cynthia had given everyone chocolate for Valentine's Day, and now that she's passed... It seemed appropriate to give it to you." The way she said it, he almost thought it sounded like an excuse.
"I see. Well, thank you. Is there anything else you needed?"
"N-no. I guess I should be going..." she turned to leave, then stopped. "Oh, and I'm sorry if you don't like it. I asked Andropov what kind of chocolate you liked, but he didn't know. I, um... I just guessed." She hurried out of the door.
Once she'd gone, he opened it up and ate it, instantly surprised. Dark chocolate and orange... The only one who knew I liked that flavor was Cynthia. I was pretty sure she hadn't told anyone, so how did Delphinium find out? Thoroughly amused at the possibilities, he went back to work, in the back of his mind trying to think of a way to find out how she'd discovered it.
... Okay, that probably could've been better. But, I kinda might've forgotten what my original idea was, just maybe, so... What the heck did I ever do a Rogi x Delphinium for? Should've done Gilliam x Delphinium... Ah, well, what's done is done. Since this is the end of Troubles on White Day (though the true end was Chapter 20), I won't be able to reply to reviews in the next chapter. But thanks to ultimashadow, I discovered a handy feature called "Review Reply". Heh... Who knew? But since that's what I've been doing, I will still continue to reply to reviews in my other stories in the following chapters. I will, however, use this feature in the last chapter. So... review if you get the chance. Thanks for reading my story. I hope you had a happy Valentine's Day, and will have a happy White Day. See you around! :D