A/N: I don't own anything of Kingdom Hearts, only this one-shot, which takes place before, during, and after BBS. I already wrote one for Final Fantasy VII (Dirge of Cerberus), Final Fantasy VIII and Kingdom Hearts and I decided to write one for Birth By Sleep, too. Hope you like! This was my third Tequa story, but now there are more of them. :P
Special thanks: Aqua StormXIV and M. L. Ayala, my beta readers.
Edit: I decided to make seperate chapters/one-shots of each one of them, and expand each letter. This one takes place before Ven shows up. The sentences in italics at the start of each chapter are the sentences I had originally used, before I decided to make one-shots of them. Enjoy reading. ;)
~ From this angle he was lucky enough to have a rather good view of her slender form, or more precisely, her blank skin and long legs. Would she get mad at him if she turned around and caught him gawking at her like that? That could be possible, but it didn't stop Terra. ~
A. - Angle
Finally, after what felt like ages, it was Sunday again, the day that both wielders of the Keyblade were free from tiring sparring matches and homework. It was needless to say that it was their favorite day of the week, even though it sometimes felt like there wasn't anything to do.
Aqua had asked him yesterday if he had any ideas for what they could do the next day. He had merely shrugged, because he honestly didn't care what they would do, as long as Aqua was with him.
"Or would you rather spend some time alone, you know, for a change?"she had asked him softly, not looking at him.
Terra had frowned at that, wondering where that had suddenly come from. A girl's mind sure worked strangely. They said the weirdest things at the most unexpected moments and Aqua was a great example of such girls.
"Don't be silly. Why would I want that?"Terra had said immediately.
Maybe it was some trick, or a joke. Maybe she wanted to test him, to see what answer he would have. He knew that girls did that a lot, especially to guys.
This time, though, it had been Aqua's turn to shrug.
"I don't know. Maybe you're tired of me by now. I mean, I can't really blame you. We spend so much time together, while we're so different from each other. I love reading and you love...exercising."
"And you think I'm sick of being with you all the time?"he had asked, with one raised brow.
He had sighed, wearily. Honestly, at times like these, he didn't get her at all.
"Aqua, sometimes you are such a girl, always making things more complicated than necessary. Seriously, don't you think that if I had minded being with you, I would've opened my mouth in the past few years?"Aqua had opened her mouth to say something, but Terra didn't let her, as he continued,"Doyouwant to spend some time alone?"
"What? No, of course not. I just...never mind, actually. It doesn't matter."
"Yes, it does. Aqua, don't go easy on me if you don't want me to do something with you. I promise I won't get mad at you, or start crying."
Aqua's eyes had widened, instantly.
"N-no! That's not it. I really didn't mean it that way. I was only wondering...well...okay, could we forget about this, please?"she had asked, with a rather awkward smile tugging at the corner of her lips.
"Sure, even though I still can't believe what you were thinking,"Terra had replied, with a teasing tone.
Terra had only shaken his head. It was so like Aqua to say sorry for no reason at all.
"You don't have to be sorry, Aqua. You didn't even do-"he had stopped, when an idea had struck his mind."You know what, since you have to make it up to me for your actions, you can decide what we're gonna do tomorrow."
Aqua had frowned slightly, looking confused. That look made Terra's heart beat even faster.
"What do you mean? Wouldn't it be fair if you-"
"And no discussions!"Terra had interrupted her, sounding determined.
Aqua had smiled sweetly at that.
"If you insist."
Terra had been about to say something, when Master Eraqus had showed up from nowhere (he was really good at that), telling them that lunch was ready.
Terra kind of regretted that he had let her decide what they would do today, because she had brought him to the lake that was near the castle and the forest. He should've known that, of course.
Aqua had taken off her boots, armor, stockings, fingerless gloves and other piece of clothes that stood in the way. She was only dressed in her black and blue high-collar halter-top and shorts now, standing with her back turned to Terra in the almost waist-deep water. Terra hadn't followed her example, nor was he planning to do so, simply because he felt more at ease when he had land under his feet.
Terra was following every move that Aqua made with his eyes, intently. At first, he hadn't even noticed what he was doing, but now that he had realized this, he didn't - no,couldn't- look away from her anymore.
From this angle he was lucky enough to have a rather good view of her slender form, or more precisely, her blank skin and long legs. Would she get mad at him if she turned around and caught him gawking at her like that? That could be possible, but it didn't stop Terra.
According to Terra, he wasn't one to blame. Every guy would probably take his time to look at her. She wasbeautiful, after all. Besides, if she caught him staring at her, then he could always use the excuse that he was watching her because he didn't want her to slip and drown, right?
"Terra, are you going to join me, or do I have to get you into the water with force?" she asked, half jokingly.
Terra blinked. Aqua's voice made him snap back into reality. Damn, he hadn't been paying attention at all, and even Aqua had noticed that.
"Uhm, I'd rather stay here..."
...And watch, he thought, finishing the sentence in his head.
What, he was a guy, after all. So one couldn't blame him for this one, either.
Aqua sighed, exasperatedly, and made her way back to him. However, she used her magic as she did so, which made her look like she was gliding through the water. Terra's mouth almost dropped open at that moment, but he caught himself right on time.
When Aqua had reached him, she took a hold of his hand, pulling him up on his feet. Terra eyed her, suspiciously. He had a hunch what she was trying to do.
"What are you doing?" Terra asked, as she pulled him with her back to the water.
"What does it look like I'm doing? My parents once told me that if pleading doesn't help, then I have to use force."
Terra was sure that her parents didn't mean it this way, especially when a guy was involved.
"I hope you didn't think that I came here to have fun on my own, because then I'm afraid I'll have to get mad at you," Aqua said, interrupting him.
"And no excuses. You said I had to make it up to you, but that's only possible if you work along, too."
Terra shook his head when she used his own words against him. He sighed.
"Alright, I'll do as you please, but before you throw me into the water with force, can I take off my gloves and such first?"
Aqua smiled and nodded.
"Sure. Go ahead."
Terra did this as slow as he could, but he couldn't prevent what Aqua wanted him to do.
Even though Terra still didn't really like water, he couldn't deny the fact that it had been a great day. This was one of the last weekends they would spend alone, because the next day, their Master introduced them to Ventus.
A/N: Thanks for reading! Hope you liked it. And only 25 chapters to go. Reviews are very appreciated. :) Also, this is my 9th entry for Bookaholic711's Project PULL.