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Things had been hard lately for Terra and Vaan. They had been married a couple of years, and lately the pair had seemed to be drifting apart. Terra though, didn't want to think about that though, and whenever something happened that would reinforce the idea of their marriage being in jeopardy, Terra would force the thoughts to the back of her head. They were thoughts that lingered though, and refused to leave. Whatever Terra did, the hesitation and worry was still there haunting her. She had no idea if Vaan felt the same way as she did; it seemed to her like he was perfectly fine. Nothing seemed to bug him anymore about their marriage.
It was another late night when Terra was alone once again, trying to ignore her looming thoughts and the gaping cold of the marriage bed. Her bed never seemed to be warm anymore, even in the part where she laid in it. Deciding that it would be better just to wait for her husband to get home from work, Vaan went downstairs and sat in front of her television, watching some late night talk show. Terra wasn't even paying attention anymore, and before too long she had fallen asleep, listening to the laughter and jokes of comedy that didn't seem to make her feel even slightly better.
When Vaan finally arrived home, he tried to be as quiet as possible. He knew Terra normally fell asleep long before he got home late, and he didn't want to wake her up. Setting his keys down in a random place and throwing his jacket to the side, Vaan was slightly surprised by the figure that almost appeared to be waiting for him in the living room. Terra was curled up in a small ball, head in her arms, and the television still showing some random show. Vaan didn't take his eyes off of his wife as he went and grabbed the remote from her side and turned the television off. When Terra didn't stir at all, Vaan gathered her into his arms, carrying her into their bedroom. She didn't move at all, and Vaan was beginning to notice bags forming under her eyes. Then stripping himself of his work clothes he crawled into his pajamas and laid next to Terra, wrapping her into his arms.
"I'm sorry, I know it's been hard, but it's going to get better," Vaan whispered before drifting into sleep himself.
Vaguely he thought that he felt her smile against him.
Terra woke up to the smell of breakfast cooking in her kitchen. She could feel the lingering warmth of someone else lying next to her, and she knew it could only be Vaan downstairs. Maybe he was taking a day off or something, for he was always gone before Terra even woke up. Now though as the smell of bacon and eggs wafted up from downstairs she found herself almost running down the stairs.
"Vaan?" Terra called out before she reached the kitchen door. She heard something clang as it hit the floor, and muttered cursed as the door swung open.
Vaan was standing in the middle of the kitchen floor, covered in flour and pancake batter. The bowl still halfway filled was at his feet, and Vaan's bare feet were covered in batter as well. Terra had to cover her mouth to stop from laughing at the sight. Vaan looked so confused, as if he didn't understand how he had gotten so dirty so fast.
"Um, I was trying to make you breakfast in bed…" he said, raising his hand to rake through his hair, making more flour fall out and onto his pajamas.
Terra couldn't holds it any more, as she began laughing at the sight of Vaan. He pouted, but after seeing her face and taking a look at his clothes, he began laughing as well. Soon they were both on the floor, tears forming in their eyes and rolling down their smile strained faces. After a couple of minutes they were left on the ground, still smiling and out of breath. Terra crawled forward and grabbed the bowl of pancake mix, saving what was left of it. She began to make what was left of breakfast, even though it seems as though Vaan had done most of it himself.
"Go and clean yourself up mister," Terra said, pointing the spatula in her hand at Vaan. Vaan smiled sheepishly before heading out to take a quick shower. When he got back Terra was done with the pancakes, and had the table set and ready to eat. All she was waiting for was her husband.
"Thanks for breakfast," Terra said before he could apologize for making a mess. She and him would clean it up later.
"Well I know I've been working a lot lately, and I wanted to make it up to you. Tonight, we'll do whatever you want. Consider it your day."
Terra smiled, already thinking of what they would do together.
Vaan and Terra first went shopping at the mall where Terra bought new clothes and things she needed. Vaan said she could get anything that she wanted, but she didn't want that much. After that they went to the theater and saw a movie, some cheesy romance movie that made Vaan want to face palm, but he saw it with her anyways. When that was all done the two went to a bar together, to drink and spend a couple more hours together. It was a lot of fun for the both of them, drinking and acting like they were when they were younger. Yet in the back of her mind, Terra knew that tomorrow would come just like any other day, and that another day like this might not come for a long time. Terra pushed those thoughts aside though, only wanting to think about here and now.
"Vaan! Is that really you buddy?" A voice cut through Terra's thoughts, and both she and Vaan turned around to see a man walking towards them.
He had light brown hair, and wore a light sky blue shirt that complimented his skin. He was very attractive, Terra noticed immediately. As soon as Vaan saw him he broke out in a wide grin, standing up to embrace the man in a hug. Terra watched with a smile, waiting to know what was going on in front of her.
"It's been a couple years hasn't it Bartz?" The two began to talk together, completely forgetting that Terra was there. A bit annoyed, Terra cleared her throat, making both men turn to her.
"Oh, I'm sorry honey. This is Bartz, my best friend from high school. I haven't seen him in years. Bartz this is my wife, Terra."
"You actually got married! With the way you went on about all that you wanted to accomplish I never thought that you would settle down," Bartz laughed, making Vaan blush, "It's a pleasure to meet you Miss," Bartz said to her.
"It's nice to meet you too," Terra said, extending her hand to him. His hand was a lot larger than hers, enveloping it with strength and warmth. Terra blushed at the contact, even though it was brief.
"Now what are you guys waiting for? Let's have some fun!" Bartz said enthusiastically to them, before ordering another round.