Sacrifices

A Rolf X Lethe fanfiction

Disclaimer: I do not in anyway own Fire Emblem, except this story of course.

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Chapter one: Love at First Sight

I first saw her in our camp we set up before we invaded Mugill, and she was the most beautiful girl I had ever seen. Small in stature with short ebony hair, dazzling violet eyes, and creamy white skin she was a goddess to my adolescent eyes. Up until now, I had always been too busy with our mercenary jobs, and recently this laguz-beorc war, to think about girls. But when I saw her all I could think about was her. It was obvious she was a laguz, with her ears and tail, but if you ask me they only complimented her beauty. Of course, I couldn't tell Shinon about this, he seems to have a thing against laguz.

I had almost worked up the courage to go over and talk to her, or at least learn her name, when a big male laguz, Mordecai I think, came over and started talking to her. I'm not sure why, but I got completely angry and wanted to hit the guy ( a good thing I didn't because I don't think I could take him), and I know I was being foolish. I mean, I didn't even know her, or even her name, or even if they had something going on, so being jealous was stupid.

The next night we infiltrated the fortress Mugill. Once again I saw her, and she was breathtaking to watch. She was graceful, lithe, and nimble. I was captivated by her. Though I couldn't help but worry whenever she was fighting. Every time she was hurt I wanted to beat the hell out of the Begnion soldier who did it.

I saw her finish off a Begnion soldier, and I finally got the courage to try and talk to her.

"Um . . . I uh . . . h-hi." I cursed myself for my stuttering. She remained with an indifferent face.

"....."

"W-what's your name? My name's Rolf."

"... Lethe." I was ecstatic just learning her name and hearing her voice, and I'm quite sure it showed.

"Oh . . . I just wanted to . . . maybe, that is if you want, to get to know y-." She suddenly lunged at me! I was so surprised I lost my footing and fell right on my backside. I had no idea what just happened, that is until I saw a Begnion soldier fall dead behind me, and it dawned on me that she probably saved my life. Still, the whole thing left me with an intense blush for two reasons: one, I was so close to her, and two because I looked stupid in front of her.

She reached out a hand to help me up. "Um, th-thank you." I said

"We are in the middle of a battle, don't let your guard down." With that she left me standing there crestfallen.

The rest of the fight went pretty much uneventful. The Begnion soldiers were not much of a challenge, and so even I was able to snipe down a few, yet I still couldn't concentrate! My gaze kept trailing to her. 'I really need to talk to somebody about this, maybe a therapist. Maybe Boyd would know something to help me out since he's always bragging about knowing this kind of stuff.' I made a mental note to ask him later.

I found Boyd exercising by lifting heavy stacks of wood, as usual. "Hey, Boyd, I need to talk to you about something." I called.

"Yeah, what about?"

"Well, it's about . . . a girl . . . and I-I can't stop thinking about her. To make things worse she's a.. a laguz." I decided to tell Boyd about the fact she was a laguz since it was probably a good idea to tell him all the details.

"Well, well, well, my little bro has finally got a girlfriend, and he comes to good ol' Boyd for help! Hahaha, well you've come to the right place, Rolf!"

I was beginning to regret my decision of telling him anything. "Look, I just need advice on what to do. I can't get her out of my head! So please, none of your macho idiotic talk."

"What idiotic talk? Everything I say is smart!"

"Yeah sure now can you help me or not?"

"Simple, Rolf, all you gotta do is tell her you're related to me and she'll be all over you!" He explained with an actual straight face.

I couldn't believe I chose this guy of all people to ask for advice on girls! "YOUR NO HELP AT ALL!" I stormed away without another word.

"What was that about? Oh well, whatever, time to get back to my training!" I heard him say while walking off.

I was still extremely angry with Boyd by the time I wandered into the near by forest, and when I finally noticed my surroundings I was lost! "Aughh. First this girl, then Boyd, and now this forest! Nothing seems to be going well anymore." I let out an exasperated sigh and tried to find my way out of this place.

The forest was really quite eerie. It seemed as if there was always something watching me as I wandered. It was really dark, even though I thought it still to be midday, and many trees were hanging as though trying to reach for me. I got tangled in moss more than once, and got tired of stepping into mud really quickly.

After wandering for what seemed like hours I found myself in a beautiful clearing, which was quite odd considering the surrounding environment. Flowers of all colors and types grew everywhere, surrounding a clear blue pond in the center of the clearing, and with the sun shining down through the gap in the trees it looked heavenly. And then I noticed something not really a part of the clearing standing in the pond, naked, and to make matters worse it was the exact same girl I couldn't stop thinking about!

I tried to exit the clearing quietly so she wouldn't think I was some kind of pervert, but I couldn't move, I could only stand there stunned by what I was seeing. Visually tracing every curve and indent in her flawless skin, I longed to run my hand down her bare back, and I had no idea where these thoughts were coming from. I loudly swallowed and gulped, and I think she heard me, because she immediately transformed and rushed at me! She tackled me, and I was certain she was going to kill me. Maybe she recognized me, I'm not sure, but she spared me and reverted back to help me up.

I think she realized she wasn't wearing any clothes because she blushed and asked me to turn around. I did so, and after she was dressed she turned me around and had a disapproving look on her face.

"Rolf was it, what are you doing here?" She asked me.

*Gulp* "I, uh . . . I got lost in the forest, and I was trying to find my way back to camp when I stumbled upon this clearing. I didn't mean to uh, see you. . . uh." We both blushed at that.

"Well that's all right then, I guess, if you are telling the truth. I don't appreciate being spied upon while I'm bathing." She smirked

"I-I assure you I am telling the truth, I would never ever spy on you, well th-that is I-I mean not to say you aren't pretty enough to uh be spied on, I m-mean." I decided to shut up then, or else the situation might get more awkward.

She smiled at me and said while chuckling, "Relax, I believe you. Follow me, I know the way back to camp."

I quickly followed after her, and the entire time I couldn't stop thinking of her smile, so beautiful. My new vow was to get her to smile at me again!
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First fan-fiction I've ever done so if it's a little bad I'm sorry. Crack pairing I know, but don't ask me why I think it's cute. I've never played Path of Radiance, only Radient Dawn so all facts I know will be from that. Story takes place from chapter 3-2 and on. Read and Review, thanks.