Fever and Warmth

Written by: Raylen Loire

Rated: T for fluff

Warning: OOC (probably)

Main Pairing: Leon M. & Rayne K. – my Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology character.

Disclaimer: Tales of Series does not belong to me. It belongs to Namco.

Type: Not AU

Summary: Who knew the cold sword prodigy could catch a cold? LeonXRayne(OC) One-shot.

Author's Note: Yes! I have done the second chapter. I do hope you will enjoy this one.

Thanks for the reviews to;

Darkangelsonic: Here, I'm not leaving you hanging now :3

Ninja-of-twilight: Thanks (^-^) you're right but I want the first chapter to be short because the last chapter, which is chapter 3, will be longer. I promise you that *nods* Note that this chapter is short too. Sorry for that -_-

Aria TheObserver: Thank you very much :3 Here you go, the 2nd chapter (^-^)

Chapter 2: Can I borrow your shoulder for a bit?

Recap from the previous chapter;

"Play along with me," he whispered in her ear and she shivered involuntarily.

She only managed to nod her head and he let out a sigh of relief. He was glad she could help him play her part to...

"Leon-sama, why won't you accept me?"

...escape from his, who she claimed herself as, hardcore fan.

"I can't. Didn't I tell you I have a girlfriend, already?"

"What?!" the flushed descender and the hardcore fan exclaimed in unison.

"You heard me," He tightened his hold around her shoulders. "I have a girlfriend."

"But I've never heard of this!" The hardcore fan stomped on her feet, "I, Marlene, have known everything about Leon-sama and I know nothing of him having a girlfriend!"

"Well, now you know," he stated bluntly. "You call yourself a hardcore fan but you didn't know that I have a girlfriend? You're not hardcore enough then."

Marlene stared back at him in horror, "you're right. Oh God, I'm- I have not made myself a hardcore fan enough. ...Right, I shall repent and come back with real hardcore fan knowledge!"

She pointed a finger towards the pink-haired descender that in return, flinched, "Leon-sama's girlfriend, I shall face you in our upcoming battle."

'B-Battle?' she sweat dropped as she stared at Marlene's retreating figure before the door slammed shut behind her.

She gave out a relief sigh the same time Leon did.

"I-uh... Thanks Rayne," Leon murmured and let his arm, that was around her shoulders, fall back to his side.

Rayne only shook her head and distance herself a little away from him. There was a moment of awkward silence before the sword prodigy let out a cough. It was followed by more coughs and eventually became a fit.

Rayne rushed to him and patted his back. She waited for it to subside before going to the kitchen and getting a glass of water, not before getting his permission. She also placed the box she had brought with her on a counter before coming back to him. She lifted the rim of the glass to his lips and he briefly thanked her before gulping the content. He let out a sigh after the last drop and lowered the glass in his hand. He placed it on the table beside him.

"Seriously, I had to run for my life after her arrival," Leon grunted and remembered how the hardcore fan tried to pounce herself on him but he managed to avoid her at the last minute. "You're a lifesaver, Rayne."

She smiled at him but her smile disappeared when she saw him hanging his head on her shoulder. She panicked, "L-Leon, are you okay?!"

"It's okay. I'm just tired," he said but Rayne could barely hear him, "It wouldn't have been this tiring if I hadn't had the fever. Sorry, can I borrow your shoulder for a bit?"

"O-okay," she was glad he didn't faint but still, having him so close to her was making her heart go rapid. His scent was intoxicating and it was making her feel light-headed.

They stayed standing like that for a while. All that was accompanying them was silence and Rayne was worried if he could hear her rapid heartbeats. He made no sound and her worry was now focused on the lad.

"Leon?" She said, barely above a whisper.

He didn't move. She inched a little closer and heard the soft snore he made. Both the end of her lips twitched upward.

'He's sleeping...,' she giggled lightly at that.

She reached for his arm and brought it around her shoulder before dragging him to a room that she assumed was his bedroom. She carefully laid him down on the bed. He let out a soft grunt when his head abruptly hit the pillow because she slipped her hold on him. She panicked briefly and muttered silent apologies. She looked down and saw him resuming his sleep. She heaved out a sigh of relief before pulling the blanket until it reached his neck line.

After that, she collapsed on the floor. She stared down at the floor, her brows knitted together and her lips twitching upon remembering the moment Leon hugged her. And then she shook her head. 'No! He only did that to drive Marlene away.'

When she was convinced that that was the reason, another image entered her mind involving him resting his head on her shoulder. She blushed. 'No no! That one was because he was tired. Plus, he had a fever. People who have fever tend to act without them realizing it!'

Still in her convincing herself state, she stole a glance at the sleeping lad and gave out an exasperated grunt. She stood up and with a frustrated look; she stormed off to the kitchen.

There, done with the second chapter! The next chapter will be the last one so stay tuned. Review and review!