A/N: Hello guys, here's another Fairy Tail fanfic from me ^_^. This is my first Mystwalker fanfic and I ab-so-lute-ly love this paring! its on par with my love for Jerza. =] I really had fun writing this, mostly because Knightwalker is tsundere (in my opinion/fantasies) and really can't hold back her profanity. this was sort of a spur of the moment kind of thing (too much prepositions xD) and i've got a couple more of ideas so please rate and review.
Disclaimer: Hiro Mashima owns Fairy Tail.
One afternoon of summer, in the castle situated at the heart of the royal city, a seemingly bored king continues his daily routine of reading and signing documents. The sound of rustling papers echo in the large room. The rhythmic beat of the pen and the blowing of the breeze only adds to the boredom of Jellal. After doing tons of paper work since morning its no surprise that the king of Edolas would rather be out there in the gardens than being cooped up in his study, trying to make heads or tails with the unusual amount of documents.
"...I'd rather be outside relaxing than spend another minute staring at words." He ponders for a bit. " I know! I'll go visit Erza. I'm sure she'll be delighted to see me. Besides, I think I deserve a break"
The blue-haired King nods to himself and begins to look for the scarlet general.
Meanwhile, at the general's quarters, Erza Knightwalker busies herself with planning for a new training regimen when a sudden slam of the door ruined her concentration.
"Dammit! I'm so gonna kill whoever is at my door!" Erza angrily stomps towards the entrance. "What the hell do y- Ah, what are you doing here uninvited?" She says with a cold glare.
"Hey, that's no way to treat a guest now is it? And a King at that. Can't I just visit my favorite redheaded general?"
"You're no guest of mine, King or no King. I'm busy so will you please leave? Plus, I'm the only redheaded general."
"Aw, come on! Can't I get a little break? I've been working for hours and I think I deserve a break."
"Then go have it somewhere else." She was about to slam the door shut when Jellal put his foot in between.
"Ow! Come on, please Erza? I just want some company. Besides, its a beautiful day and it would be a waste not to enjoy it." says Jellal in his most Casanova voice, earning a smack from the scarlet beauty.
"Why don't you ask Coco then to accompany you?"
"Coco's busy and I really wanted YOU to come with me."
Ughh. What did I do to deserve this? "Alright, fine. If it'll take you off my back. I'll accompany you for 30 minutes." Erza sulkily grabs her mantle, a dagger and prepares to leave.
"Hey, I only wanted a simple walk into town. You don't have to be on guard."
"I cannot do that. You do know about the recent attacks our enemies have made on our country, especially towards you, right? So you should understand that we need to take precautions."
"So you're worried about me? That's interesting. I better take a note on that one." Jellal lightens the mood but is rewarded by a devious smile on Knightwalker's face.
"Oh, I'm not worried. I'm simply waiting for my chance to assault you behind you back!" Smack!
"Gah! Why'd you do that? My back feels like a Legion sat on it." He rubs his sore back and straightens up while wincing in pain.
"You shouldn't take your life for granted like that! Hell, I'm not sure if you are even fit to be the King of Edolas!" Jellal was a little offended by her harsh comment but nevertheless apologizes.
"..You're right. I shouldn't take my life for granted like that. I understand if you don't want to come. I won't force you. Sorry to have taken your time." He was about to leave when he was suddenly pulled back strongly by the hand.
"Dammit, now you've gotten me all guilty. I already said I'll go with you so stop whining."
"Really? You'll come with me?"
"Yeah, whatever. Let's just get on with it. I have better things to do." Jellal unwittingly didn't hear the last part and shouted with glee.
"OK! Let's go then. Ah, could you let go of my hand now?"
"Ah." She blushes, turns away and lets go."W-Whatever. Let's just go." Erza hastily went out the door while hiding her blushing face and Jellal follows her chuckling.
At the Royal City Square, a sulking Scarlet general was seen walking together with a smiling Blue-haired king.
"Excuse me sir, how much for an apple?" Jellal points at the shiny, red fruit while Erza with her back turned looks around the fruit stand.
"Ah, Your Majesty. There's no need for you to pay. Please take it. And another for your girlfriend over there." Jellal shyly looks back at Erza and responds to the owner.
"Thank you for the fruit. Oh, she's not my girlfriend. That's General Knightwalker. She's just accompanying me for a stroll."
"Ohoho, Sorry 'bout that, Your Majesty. Both of you looked great together so I assumed she was your girlfriend. Guess not. Have a good day, Your Majesty." The king bows while hiding his embarrassment and heads over to the sulking general.
"Here's an apple for you. Hey, why are you blushing?" Apparently Erza heard the conversation.
"N-Nothing. Thanks." Do we look like a couple? I was only accompanying him, anyone can see that! And besides, who would want to-
"Erza? You okay?"
"Eh? Yes, I'm fine, why would you think otherwise?" She purposely acted angrily to hide her being caught off guard.
"You've been staring at that apple for a while now. We're pretty far away from the fruit stand but I can get you another one if you don't like it."
"No, it's fine. Don't worry about it." Erza took a bite of the apple but was once again lost in thought. Seeing this, Jellal ran off to the nearest patch of flowers and picked a yellow Daffodil.
"Here. This is for you." He hands her the flower while looking away, much to his embarrassment.
"W-Why are you giving me this all of a sudden? You're not going to confess or something, are you?" Erza blurted out while looking flustered at his actions.
"N-No, wait. It's nothing like that. I mean, you seem down so I thought I'd cheer you up and this is all I could think of."
As she gingerly held the yellow bud in her hand, a subtle smile crept to her lips. But it was all too quickly replaced by a stoic expression, almost as if routinely rehearsed.
"Thank you for this but I think we should get going. People are beginning to stare."
"Ah, y-yes. Let us go back now." The two of them went back to the castle without a word. It was silent, but not exactly uncomfortable.
"Thank you for escorting me back to my quarters, Your Majesty although it should have been the other way around."
"Its the least I can do since I've taken up more than 30 minutes of your time. Thank you for your company today, General Knightwalker."
Erza nods in assent and waits for Jellal to make his exit before closing the door.
"Well, as much as I'd hate to say it, but that was …fun. Oh, what the hell am I saying! Just because he gave me a flower, hah. I'm not some lovestruck girl. Get it together Knightwalker. Anyways, I'd better place this in a vase or something. Wouldn't want it to rot."
Contrary to her words, she was always sneaking a glance towards the lone flower while continuing to plan for her training regimen.