A/N: Originally written for LJ's KH Drabble Community, Challenge  Anticipation. Enjoy. ;D
By the way, the cover for this story is drawn by the wonderful ~luckcharm (aka The Writing Artist) on deviantArt. Please don't use it without her permission!
Thanks: M. L. Ayala, my beta. :)
Aqua sighed, her eyes never leaving the ceiling. She'd been tossing and turning in her bed for what felt like ages. One couldn't blame her, though. Tomorrow was the big day, which was why she couldn't sleep. The Mark of Mastery Exam, the ultimate test that would determine her future. The anticipation was killing her. And her lack of sleep would surely kill her tomorrow.
She glanced over at the alarm clock on her nightstand, but that didn't make her any happier. It was exactly half past two, which meant that after four hours, she still hadn't managed to fall asleep. This wasn't good…
Thinking that maybe a nice cup of hot milk (since there was no chocolate powder left, courtesy of Ven) could help her, she slid out of bed and quietly made her way to the kitchen. At night, the huge castle was always cold and that made her wish she'd stayed in her room. Well, it was too late for that now.
The blue-haired pupil had no problem finding the way in the dark, what with the moonlight falling through the huge windows in the hallway. It gave her a safe feeling.
The kitchen, however, was a whole different story. Thankfully, she knew her way to the refrigerator even with her eyes closed. She opened the refrigerator and bent to get the carton of milk when…
"Why, hello there."
Aqua let out a startled yelp when she heard the whisper in her ear, almost busting the refrigerator's door in the process. Her Keyblade Rainfall materialized in her hand, just when she saw who it was.
"Terra!" she stuttered, dematerializing Rainfall again. She put her hand over her heart; it was beating twice as hard now. "Don't sneak up on people like that! You nearly gave me a heart-attack!"
"Sorry, I honestly didn't want to scare you…" he said, even though she spotted a smirk tugging at his lips. As an afterthought he added, "Even if that could be to my benefit tomorrow."
To be honest, she wouldn't be surprised if Terra had waited in the dark to surprise her.
Aqua let out a nervous laugh and watched how the brunet turned on the lights. She blinked, shielding her eyes for a moment, until they got used to the light.
"Can't sleep?" the male teen asked.
The bluenette shook her head. "Not really."
He sighed. "Me neither…"
It was then that she spotted the steaming mug he was holding. It was the one with the moogles on it, which she'd given to him as a birthday present. Before she could question what was in it, he put it on the table and gently guided her to a vacant chair.
"Sit down," was all he said.
Surprised, Aqua did as she was told. Terra went to the refrigerator and took out the carton of milk. Next, he headed to the microwave. Within a few minutes, he'd heated up some milk and poured it into a blue mug that belonged to Aqua.
After adding some honey, he put the mug on the table in front of her. "There you go. If this can't make you sleep like a baby, then I don't know what will."
Aqua put her hands around the mug to warm them, as Terra sat down across from her. A comfortable silence set between them.
Leave it to Terra to make me feel better again, she thought with a small smile.
It was moments like these that made her feel so lucky to have a friend like Terra. His presence made every difference in the world.
A/N: Hope you liked it, because I decided to make a two-shot out of this. If everything goes well, the next chapter will be posted this weekend. :)