Emil snuggled closer to the warmth that was next to him smiling sweetly as he felt arms tighten around his slim body. Warm breath attacked his left ear as a sleepy good morning was mumbled into his ear. Emil opened his eyes to look back into half lidded ones,Zelos had a small smirk gracing his lips as he nuzzled the top of Emil's head. Emil opened his mouth but was interrupted by an impatient banging on the door making the two look at each other with a questionable look.
"Yeah?" Zelos questioned and Marta's annoying voice was heard on the other side of the door.
"Zelos have you seen Emil? I checked his room and he wasn't there." the teenage girl sounded extremely worried.
Zelos looked down at the blonde that he was currently tangled up with and naked. Emil stared back at the red head with wide pleading eyes shaking his head. Silently begging Zelos not to tell her that he was here with him.
"Zelos?" Marta whined.
"No Marta dear I haven't seen Emil. You sure he's not with Raine and Genis or over at Lloyd's already?"
Some tapping of her foot could be heard before she responded back,"Your right,he might be with either of them,him and Lloyd have been getting along pretty well so its a possibility."
Emil flinched at her last statement as he saw Zelos' eyes harden with jealousy glaring at the door.
"Guess I'll go look over at Lloyd's first."
"Yeah Marta...you go do that."
Zelos struggled to sound like his normal self and keep the great dislike out of his voice. A sigh and Marta's foot steps were heard the sound getting farther and father away. The red head let go of Emil,sat up and swung his legs off the bed,Emil just stared at the chosen's back.
"Zelos?"Emil croaked out sounding very worried.
"Emil."Zelos let out a long sigh as he ran a hand through his red hair."Next time I wont keep quiet Emil."
"Wha...What?" this made the blonde sit up,he felt a lump rise in his throat. Emil completely knew what Zelos was talking about,but he just hoped he was wrong and that Zelos was talking about something else.
"Next time Marta gets on my nerves or gets you upset I'm letting her have a piece of my mind...I mean it."
Zelos looked over his shoulder,the look in his eyes the emotions of jealousy,anger and determination. It sent visible shivers down Emil's spine,Zelos saw this and crawled over to the teen and gave him a passionate kiss. Zelos' tongue diving into Emil's mouth brushing up against the blonds tongue making the younger moan. Emil wrapped his arms around Zelos' neck trying to make the red head come closer but the chosen broke the kiss.
"I think you should get ready and get out of here. You don't want Marta coming over here again and seeing you with me like this do you."
"Hmmm I don't know I kind of rather stay with you all day."
Emil sat there for a minute with one of his hands cupping his chin acting as if he was thinking about it. This made Zelos smack the teens arm playfully as the began to laugh. As the laughter died down Emil gave Zelos a small smile and got up gathering his clothes while putting them on. When Emil was done getting ready he opened the door looking left then right and left out to look for Marta.
Said blonde turned around after looking around Iselia for half an hour.
"Oh Marta where were you?"
Marta stopped in front of Emil and gave him an annoyed look with her hands on her hips."I should be asking you the same thing."
Emil shifted from foot to foot feeling uneasy as she continued to glare at him.
The two looked over to the left seeing Genis run over to them with Raine,Sheena,Regal,Colette,Presea and Zelos walking calmly behind him.
"So you found him Marta." Raine started up what would turn out to be an awkward conversation.
Marta sighed as she shook her head,"Yeah seems so."
"Where were you Emil? We were so worried." Sheena chimed in with a worried expression.
"Indeed." Presea and Regal added in and Genis with a yeah.
Emil began to play around with his scarf in a nervous manner and when he looked up he locked eyes with a smirking Zelos,making the poor boy blush.
"C'mon lets all just get Lloyd and go see Verius okay?"
Zelos came to the blonds rescue as everyone agreed and began to walk to the villages entrance/exit. Everyone but Marta,she stood her ground staring at everyone especially as Zelos passed by Emil. Seeing the red head whisper something in the blonde's ear causing said boy to blush madly,this little show confused her as she shook her head and tried to catch up with everyone else
Inside Martel's temple Marta stopped walking as Emil passed by her making him stop as a worried look came across his face making him walk back to her.
"Marta, what's wrong? You haven't been acting like yourself."
Marta kept her eyes glued to the floor not wanting to look into Emil's eyes."I want to say something that you're probably not going to like."
"I...I don't want you to go away. I mean it. But if your personality stays, that means Ratatosk will disappear, right?"Marta threw her arms in the air with pain stinging in her voice. Emil hummed and stood still not really giving her any answer.
"Ratatosk saved me just like you did."
The blonde nodded his head and murmured a yeah.
"Lloyd said that every single person is important because we're all different. So what about Ratatosk? You're very important to me, but I don't want Ratatosk to disappear,either."
Emil hummed once more as Marta turned her head looking at the floor again.
Marta looked away."I'm sorry. I know I'm being awful. I know telling you this is only going to give you more things to worry about."
Emil shook his head."No, not at all. I...I've been thinking about the same thing, too." Hearing this made Marta look at him mouth open.
"Hey you two, try to keep up!" Colette came walking towards them. Emil turned around breaking from his train of thought then looked over his shoulder at Marta.
"We're coming! Marta,I'll figure something out. So don't worry,okay?"
"Okay."Marta gave Emil a small smile and nodded her head.
Zelos noticed that Marta began falling behind the group to the way back where he was,her face deep in thought.
Zelos came up behind her his full intent to cheer her up a little.
"Hey now,Marta my sweet. You look as though you've put your foot in your mouth and didn't much care for the taste."
Marta looked to her right at Zelos with an annoyed expression on her face and it rang through her voice."Leave me alone, Zelos."
Zelos tried to keep calm as he continued to talk to the teenager."You took a question you haven't even answered for yourself and piled it on Emil's shoulders. But you knew you were doing it as you did it,and you regret it. Am I wrong?"
Marta panicked a little at his statement."What do you mean? What question?"
Zelos gave out a long sigh and tried to mimic Marta's voice."I mean the one that goes"Let's see now,which Emil do I like the best?""
The teenage girl became flustered."Y-You're wrong! I-Both Emils are important to me! After all, they're both-"
Zelos cut her off."They're both Emil. You're not mistaken there. That's why it's hurting you so much."
"But then what should I have done? I knew what I was saying was unfair,but I couldn't stand to have the other Emil just disappear."
Zelos closed his eyes as he stopped walking."If that's really what you think,you should stand by it."
This caused Marta to stare at the red head with wide eyes."What?"
"If that's your true feeling, then be straight with it. Don't say things to Emil that you'll only regret as soon as they leave your lips. He's got more to deal with than any of us. If you honestly don't want to lose any part of him,then you did the right thing in saying so."
"Both personalities are Emil. It's only natural for you to fall in love with both."Zelos' hands balled up into fists."They're the same person. All that's left is to believe in him,and wait."
Marta nodded her head."Right. Thank you."Marta turned around and began to walk but as she did so Zelos grabbed her arm shocking the girl as he turned her around to face him once again. She stared at the chosen wide eyed,a serious and angry look in his eyes staring back at her coldly. His grip on her arm tighten making Marta give a little yelp,she tried to pry her arm away from his death grip.
"Z-Zelos your hurting me."
The red head bent down forward,his lips close to her ear,his warm breath tickling it as Marta was shitting bricks scared so bad she thought she was going die.
"Let me..."he whispered back into her ear."Get one thing across that pretty little head of yours."Zelos' voice sounded menacing making Marta freak out in her mind as she tried to form words,her throat suddenly feeling dry.
"Emil is the most important person in my life right now. I love him more than anything and I wont let you hurt him anymore."
Marta didn't know if it was possible but she felt her eyes become wider and she felt herself die a little inside.
"Or Ratatosk either. I wont hand them over to you. It doesn't matter how late I am on realizing my feeling for them,I'm done with your stupid games little girl."
Marta heard him give a soft chuckle void of emotion,it sound empty and evil. He let go of her arm leaving her standing there in her shock as he walked past her joining the others.
"Hey Marta? Aren't you coming?"
The red head had the balls to call back to her as if nothing was exchanged between each other.