Disclaimer: It saddens me to report that I do not own Magical Lyrical Girl Nanoha
Prompt: Camping provided by ZonaRose
Prompt Queue: Snow Season by Lance58; Nanoha-centered, Nanoha-dominant date scene by hinagiku13; Hayate sandwich by Major Mike Powell III;
Fate watched as Nanoha slowly poked at the campfire with a wooden stick she picked up near the woods earlier in the day. She was wearing a look of worry as she continued to look absently into the orange flames. Shifting from her seat, Fate slowly reached a hand up to gently ease the stick out of her girlfriend's grip.
"Nanoha?" the blonde asked.
"Hm, Fate-chan?" she replied.
"Do you want to roast marshmallows?"
"I'm not really hungry, but thanks for asking."
Fate reached out to gently placed a finger under Nanoha's chin and turned her head so that they were able to look into each other's eyes. "What's wrong?"
Finding that she could not hold Fate's intense gaze, the brunette opted to lay her head on the blonde's shoulders. "I'm sorry. It's because of me that you were forced to take a some time off. If I hadn't -"
"Shh," the blonde hushed as she placed an arm around her girlfriend and pulled her closer. "I don't mind taking a short vacation. Work at the bureau was beginning to weigh me down, so it's relaxing to be able to be here with you. Besides, we're aces. They'll be begging for us to go back to work soon enough."
A small smile graced Nanoha's lips as she slowly moved her hand to the hem of Fate's shirt. As she fiddled with the material, she snuggled closer to her lover, tucking her head into the crook of the blonde's neck. "Thanks, Fate-chan."
"Ne, Nanoha?" Fate tightened her hold on her girlfriend, which lead the brunette to scoot closer to her.
"Hm?" she replied, as she stopped playing with the hem of Fate's shirt and slipped her hand upwards onto Fate's bare tummy. She began to trace random shapes and words across the smooth skin absently.
"Are you sure you don't want any marshmallows?"
"Marshmallows do sound good, but I don't want to move. And I don't want you to move."
"I won't be moving much. I just need to put the marshmallows on the stick and hover it over the fire," the blonde replied, beginning to shift slightly.
"No," the brunette demanded. She emphasized this when she stopped drawing patterns and just placed her hand firmly on the other girl's tummy.
Fate stopped herself abruptly. "What's wrong?"
"Don't move," Nanoha replied in a small voice as she continued her pattern drawing. "I like this. It's comfortable. The fire's warmth. Mother nature's calls. The moon's brightness. The stars shining. Your protective hold. And your skin is so smooth under my fingertips. This feels good, so I just wanted to... stay like this for a while."
"Okay, Nanoha... but I want marshmallows at some point tonight."
A smile made its way onto Fate's lips as she snuggled closer to her girlfriend. She allowed herself to rest her head atop Nanoha's and just continued to sit still, enjoying the feel of random patterns being drawn onto her skin.
Woo! I am back again. I finally got around to doing ZonaRose's request. Sorry for the long wait. .!
And yay for new prompts. Hopefully I could get through them a lot faster than I did with this one, eh?
Well, please review! And new prompts are always welcomed! :D