Chapter 10:

"Luka what's wrong?" Hakase asked as he sat next to her as she was sipping her tea."

"If only I was just given another minute, I would have beaten that bastard into the ground. Anyone who bothers Ahim will have to answer to me." Luka pounded her fist into the table, which caused Gai to run out of the kitchen to ask what the problem was.

"Oh nothing is wrong Gai-san, Luka is just in one of her moods again. Nothing much to worry about" Hakase assured him.

"Really because it looks like a tornado hit this room." Gai was referring to the now broken teacup that lay smashed on the floor.

"OH MY GOD! How I could have been so careless? I completely broke a cup form Ahim's special tea set. I'm going to apologize to her right now and then go out and replace it" Luka said as she got up and left at top speed to find Ahim.

Luka stopped dead in her tracks.

"Uuuummmmm guys, it would be a little helpful if I knew where Ahim was."

"I actually don't know, you're going to have to look because I haven't seen her since our last confrontation with Ken. And speaking of which, where is Marvelous?" Hakase asked.

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With Marvelous and Ahim:

"I'm sorry for getting everyone involved in this mess. If I had known that Ken would have done something like this from the very beginning, I would have never invited him on the ship in the first place. But he was my childhood friend and I didn't know what else to do" Ahim told Marvelous as he came back with the coffees that they ordered.

Marvelous thought it would be a good idea to take Ahim out to cheer her up a little because she was having such a hard time right now and was struggling to find a solution. She was already upset as it was and he had not really taken her out on a proper date yet. So now seemed like as good a time as ever. (Even if the mood was not exactly ideal)

"Ahim why do you worry about it? You couldn't have possibly known that Ken was going to go rogue and side with Zangyack. All we can do now is do everything in our power to try and stop him" Marvelous told Ahim as he softly took her hand in his.

"I know I shouldn't blame myself but I still do. Maybe it would have been better if I just stayed on Famille helping the survivors."

(When I read the Story Arc, it said that her home planet was destroyed, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it was blown up)

Marvelous' hand tensed on Ahim's. He looked at her with the utmost of sympathetic glances and she returned it with a smile.

"Ahim whatever you believe your faults are, I will bare them all. When I swore to you that I would make you the happiest woman in the universe, I meant it. I will always be here for you so if you want to break down in front of me you can. We're in this together so you don't have to bear all the responsibility on your own."

Ahim couldn't hold in her tears any longer and she let them fall down her cheeks. Marvelous reached out his hand and wiped her tears away. He loved Ahim so much and everything that he had told her was true. He was going to protect her even if it cost him his life.

They both got up and Marvelous took Ahim's hand as he led her outside towards to Galleon. On the way back, the two walked in silence just enjoying each other's company until Ahim stopped suddenly.

"Ahim…what's wrong?"

"Marvelous…I…I…Thank you…I really"

Before Ahim could finish her sentence, Marvelous kissed her and it made her feel like she was on cloud 9.

"Ahim when I said that I will protect you there is no reason to thank me. It is my duty and my honor as Captain that makes me bound to my word and I have no intention of going against my Captain's honor."

Ahim couldn't hold herself back any longer and she kissed Marvelous while throwing her arms around his neck. He wrapped his arms around her tiny frame and pulled her even closer to him to deepen the kiss. Ahim was the happiest woman alive and Marvelous made her feel so protected and safe. She continued to kiss him without a care in the world for how many people where staring. Her being oblivious to the passer byers didn't make her notice Luka who was hiding behind a tree in the distance watching the entire scenario play out. She couldn't quite hear all what was being said, but she still had front row seats to witness it from start to finish.

"Oh do I have something to tell everyone else when I get back to the Galleon."

OH NO will Marvelous and Ahim's relationship get exposed to everyone like that? Can they convince Luka otherwise? I don't know though, I guess you are going to have to wait until chapter 11. OOOOO look…a big SHINee (tee hee see what I did there) review button. I wonder what happens when you click on it?