Author's note: I do not own Witch Hunter Robin or its characters. This is for the 30 Kisses challenge using list delta. This is AU. Theme 4: Excuse Me. A special thank you to everyone who has reviewed this story.
A Toast to the Meddling Couple
Amon was going to kill his brother. Nagira had definitely set them up. Amon didn't mind being the best man in his brother's wedding. However, it wasn't the maid of honor's fault, and he shouldn't take out his irritation on her. Robin Sena was apparently a friend of Doujima's and was at this dinner because the four of them were supposed to be going over wedding details. Of course, that was before both Nagira and Doujima had ditched the pair of them citing various excuses.
So Amon was left with a woman he hardly knew and the sinking feeling that this was a set up to get him a girlfriend. Though Robin did seem to feel just as awkward as he did. The young auburn haired woman seemed rather shy. Amon wondered how she'd become friends with the normally loud and boisterous Doujima. She looked up across the table at him and offered a shy little smile. She seemed just as much out of place in this fancy French restaurant as he felt.
"How did you get roped into this?"
"Being the best man you mean?"
She nodded. "Yes."
"Nagira's my older brother."
"Ah." Her lips quirked slightly. "Doujima thinks that me being her maid of honor will help me get a better sense of how to live."
Amon blinked at that. Robin's smile grew.
"I was raised in a convent by nuns. Doujima seems to think that this means I missed out on life because of that." Then she tilted her head to the side. "They set us up, didn't they?"
Amon nodded. They smiled at one another. Amon reached out and brushed the stray strand of hair out of her face. "How do you feel about abandoning our reservation and finding ourselves a dinner that is better suited to us?"
Robin laughed. "Oh, that sounds lovely."
It did not take the pair of them long to find a little family restaurant and get a table. After ordering from the menus, Amon found himself easily engaged by Robin and soon found himself trading stories with her of the bride and groom. They lingered over dessert and a discussion of music together. Amon found he appreciated Robin's company quite a bit, and even if this had been a set up from the start, he could not be too put out with Nagira for all this. Finally and with some regret, Amon waved the waitress over.
"Excuse me, could we please get our check?"
When Robin pulled out her wallet, he motioned for her to put it away. "I've got this."
"Are you sure? I can play my part."
"Don't worry about it."
They stood together in front of the restaurant, neither really wanted to say goodnight. Finally, Robin took a step towards him and leaned in to kiss his cheek.
"Thank you for a nice evening. I'm looking forward to working with you for the wedding."
Amon watched her go with a smile, and being his brother's best man was no longer quite so annoying.