Disclaimer: Brawl belongs to Nintendo. Not me.
Second Disclaimer: "Ave Maria" by Regina Spektor belongs to her and her record company. Not me.
Note:I'm revising this as well as my other fanfictions; please don't be alarmed if my stories suddenly disappear.
Pairing(s): Meta KnightxJigglypuff.
Chapter 1: One Song Proves the World Wrong
"If there ever was a retarded Final Smash," Ike said one day, "It would have to be Jigglypuff's."
Even though most of the Smashers within hearing range of the mercenary knew Jigglypuff to be a kind, loving Pokèmon, they had to agree. Sure, the fact that she grew about five times her normal size was cool, but the singing? No. That was enough to cause the move to inevitably be made fun of, as well as Jigglypuff herself, in a sense.
"Speak of the devil," muttered Snake. "Here she comes now."
Idle conversation continued as the green-eyed Pokèmon walked into the room, rolling her eyes – her ridiculous Final Smash had been one of several gossip topics for weeks now. It was almost a nuisance to her now. Shrugging, she walked on and headed for her room.
Pushing the door to where it was only slightly ajar, she sat on her bed, staring contentedly out of the nearby window, appreciating the pretty view. As she took a slow, deep breath, she started to sing.
Zelda was walking down the hall, looking for Nana, when she heard an incredible melodious voice floating towards her. Quickly forgetting her search, they Hyrulian princess picked up her pace. Her stop in front of Jigglypuff's door was a sudden one that caused several people behind her to bump into each other.
"What the heck?" asked an aggravated Wolf.
The princess's eyes twinkled as she put a finger to her lips, smiling. "Shush. Just listen," she whispered. For once, they listened, completely silent and in total awe.
"The muscles of the intellectuals are atrophying; nobody's running, nobody's hiding..."
What they heard was simply phenomenal, in a word. It was an excellent song, despite the fact that it was completely foreign to everyone aside from whoever was singing it.
"Ave, ave, ave, ave Maria... Ave, ave, ave, ave Maria... A boy on a train with a birthmark on his forehead, listening to language tapes and all he hear is birds,"the voice stopped, marking the end of the song. Zelda cautiously peeked into the door, then swiftly turned to face the others.
"Guys, you won't believe this… But that was Jigglypuff singing. I looked in and saw her myself."
Disbelieving gasps came from all that were near here except one. Meta Knight's eyes turned a rare, light shade of blue as confidence and a pang of romantic emotion coursed through him. He moved through the small crowd with ease, quietly asking Zelda to get the others away from the room, so he could have a moment with his best friend. With curt nod accompanied by an understanding half-smile, the Hyrulian princess complied. Within a minute, everyone was gone, minus him.
This is it. The masked Dreamland denizen thought. Here goes nothing. And he knocked on the door.
"Come in!" Jigglypuff answered across the room. She beamed when she saw her friend's masked face, and scooted over so he could sit with her on the bed. "To what do I owe this pleasure?"
Meta Knight gave a small laugh. "I heard you singing, Jigglypuff. You sounded simply… Amazing," his voice trailed off due to the sudden nervousness that overtook him.
Green eyes stared at him, wide with wonder. She gave him a fierce hug, almost crying with happiness. "Meta Knight, you have made my day. Thank you so much."
Hesitantly, he returned the embrace, heart beating wild. "You're welcome. Oh, and Jigglypuff?"
"I just wanted to tell you that I admire your courage."
A hug so forceful that it knocked them both off the bed was his response. "Thanks! Do you wanna catch a movie tonight?"
Yellow eyes changed color instantly. "I'd love too."