Rainy days were the best, but the nights were the worst.
During the day, jumping in puddles and drinking hot chocolate with each other was amazing. But it was the nights she always dreaded.
That's when the thunder and lightning would start, and that's when the little girl inside of her shrieked.
Those were also the types of nights Terra and Ven chose to stay up and watch a scary movie, but lately, she didn't stand for that.
She'd never sleep. She'd be too busy checking the closet all night and making sure she didn't hear any strange noises.
It were nights like these she'd run into bed with Master Eraqus with puffy cheeks and tear filled eyes, begging: "Please, Master. Can I stay here?"
Knowing it wasn't the right thing to do, and that was her Master and not her father. But he was the only thing she had. And with a sigh and a smile, Eraqus would lift her into the bed and hold her close overtime the thunder would strike.
But now she was too old for that. She'd try to stay with Terra and Ven for as long as possible, but eventually, boys got tired too, it seems.
So every rainy night, Aqua would try her hardest to sleep, only to fail and awake that very morning with blood-shot eyes along with her never-ending yawns.
But on this particular night, the thunder was roaring and the lightning was blaring. Aqua began to sob, feeling almost silly. She wasn't six anymore, she couldn't do this… She was in training to become a Keyblade Master. How was she supposed to face that Darkness when she couldn't even handl-
A shriek escaped her lips as all thoughts were shooken out of her head with the next roar of thunder. Aqua scurried out of her bed and into the halls, almost slipping as she went. The first place she went was the first place her mind and heart immediately thought of.
She ran into the boy's room, slamming the door without thought and hopped into his bed as thunder struck once more.
He turned over to look at her, sleepily rubbing his eyes. "Aqua?"
Aqua wiped her eyes as she was crying only moments ago. "T-Terra… can I stay here?" She asked, ready to plead. Then realizing how ridiculous she sounded, she began to shake her head. "At least until the thunder stops…"
He paused for a few moments, trying to process everything. Once Terra realized that she was actually scared, which was so adorable he couldn't handle it, he began to smile like an idiot. "Of course."
Terra scooted over to the edge of the bed, making room for her as he lifted his blanket up.
She smiled, placing herself under the blanket. "Thank you." She whispered.
"Don't mention it." He whispered back, throwing the blanket over the both of them as she snuggled in against his body.
The two teenagers faced each other as all went silent. Everything was so delicate and gentle neither wanted to break, as if it were going to break the moment…
Then thunder struck once more.
Aqua squealed, burying her face against his chest.
Then, immediately, she took in his scent and felt the warmth of his skin. He was shirtless.
She immediately lifted her head up, smiling and blushing like an idiot. Not like he could see though.
"I didn't know you were so afraid of thunder." He grinned teasingly.
"It's kind of embarrassing." She mumbled.
"I think it's cute." He admitted.
Aqua didn't say after that, instead only smiling and snuggling closer to him, their faces dangerously close.
He was so warm while she was so cold, all she wanted to do was press her entire body against his which she was dangerously close from doing, as well.
"Good night, Aqua." He whispered, draping his arm over his.
"Wait… Terra," She began, looking up towards him.
She kissed him.
After pulling apart, she smiled against his lips.
"Good night, Terra."