Note: Story takes place after Next. This Fic contains near death experiences, swearing and people naked. I also changed Gourry's personality a little bit. It used to be One-Shot, then had more scenes than it should have. Then it turned into Two-Shot, but had more ideas. Afterwards, it became Three-Shot because I wanted more Drama xD nya~
Damn this cold.
I was laying in my bed, shivering like mad. Cold chills kept running back and forth in my spine. It's currently mid-spring, but tonight the weather decided to play up. I'm not used to cold nights. It felt like I was swimming in an icy river!
After traveling around, the group and I decided to take a break for the night in a nearby Inn. Gourry, Zelgadis and... Amelia. She's so damn cute and annoying with her Justice speeches! I recently developed a crush on her since the day at the hot springs. The way she scrubbed my body, it felt nice. Not to mention her body was so... amazing. We spent a lot of times at the spas more often now. I know her naked body from her head to her feet. Even the time when she was badly wounded by Seigram. I was really worried that she won't ever wake up. Her blood was everywhere. Both Zelgadis and I couldn't cure something that bad. I was about to cry, then I was relieved when Milgasia revived her. I wanted to fight for her, but it seemed so reckless to do. When she was back on her feet, I was so relieved! I thought I'd lose her.
But she or anyone else doesn't know my feelings for her. There's no way in a million years that I'll confess. I don't want my friendship with her to break. I'll be torn to pieces.
"Miss Lina," a voice in the other side of the room said quietly, interrupting my thoughts, "are you alright?"
"Oh-Of course I-I am, Amelia-ah! When was I nuh-never been alright?!" I replied back.
The strong wind blew a window open, causing the cold air to whistle its way in. Sound of bare footsteps were heard echoing against the cold, hard wooden floor of the bedroom. A second later, the opened window was shut. The cold wind died down, but it was still lingering around the room. "There, closed," Amelia said. "You're shivering, Miss Lina. Do you want me to sleep with you tonight to keep you warm? I wouldn't mind if you kick me in my sleep. But just this once..."
A weight settled behind me in my bed. "Nuh-No! I'm fine, tuh-thanks!" I tried to shoo her away. I don't want her to see me like this. I've taken my last bit of clothes off before going to bed to get them clean for tomorrow's journey.
She begun to pull the white sheet that was covering my cold body. "You don't seem fine to me," she said.
"Nuh-No, Amelia! I don't want you to see...ee me like this!" I pulled the covers to bury my face under it.
"See you in what exactly?" she asked, still tugging my blanket away. "Come on, Miss Lina! Enough secrets!" With a sudden pull, my blanket was floating in the air and fell onto the floor. Amelia gasped as she saw my naked back in the moonlight. "I-I'm sorry, Miss Lina. I didn't know!"
I sat up on my legs. She's was facing the other side of the bedroom. She wore her usual outfit, but without her cape, baggy pants and boots. I took a deep breath and placed my hands on her shoulders to turn her whole body to face me. "It's alright, Amelia. My clothes are getting washed for the night and I can't get dressed until tomorrow morning, that's why I'm shivering cold."
She looked at me. "I thought they have spare clothing for us poeple to wear."
"Well, they said they ran out until tomorrow."
"Oh. That's understandable. I'll just remove mine so we're even," she stood up, reaching down her shirt to pull it off.
"Wha-what are you doin', Amelia?!" I blushed more.
The Princess turned to face me. "Oh, Miss Lina! It's not like you never seen me naked! We were naked at the hot springs together," she giggled, now tossing her shirt to the floor, her wristbands joining the pile.
"Oh, right," I whispered, placing my hands over my thighs and looking down.
"Oh, my. It is cold with no clothes on!" Amelia said.
I turned to face her again. She was covering her naked chest with her short arms. Her body was showing a little by the shadows. Wishing there's more light in the room because I can't stop staring at how large her b-
"Miss Lina! Are you going to stare at me like that all night?!" the Princess exclaimed.
I blinked, then shook my head to stop staring at her. "Uhm, no."
She placed her hands on her hips, causing her bosom to bounce. "I get it... You're jealous, aren't you?"
"Je-Jealous of what?!"
The bedsprings creaked softly when she sat on the bed. Her bare figure was exposed. "...of my boobies!" she continued. Amelia giggled as she was cupping her own bosom. With a smirk on her face, she lifted them slightly.
That caused me to blush even deeper. "Why do you think that I'm jealous... of those!?"
"Well, you always stare at them for a start."
"Okay, fine!" I admitted. "I'm just jealous because I hate being called a flat-chested sorceress."
She giggled again. "Don't be! Someday, yours will be bigger than mine!"
"I hope so, but hey, it's getting late, let's sleep." I plumped up the pillow and laid on my side, facing the other side of the room.
Amelia grabbed the blanket off the floor and she laid herself right in front of me. She didn't hesitate a second. She placed her arms over my hips and her head on my chest, nuzzling against my cleavage. I just placed my chin on top of her short, dark-purple hair and arms around her small body. Her cheeks were warm against my chest and I gently placed the blanket over us.
I couldn't believe that she was doing that to me. Amelia was cuddling me naked. But it was wrong. After all, all this traveling with her, she always looked up to Zelgadis. There's no way that I can tell her when it's obvious that it's him that she wants.
"Goodnight, Miss Lina," she whispered, interrupting my thoughts again. Her warm breath spread against my bare chest that made my pulse quicken. I wonder if she can feel my heartbeat?
Calm down and go to sleep, Lina! "Nighty-night," I said. With my mind cleared, I slowly drifted off to sleep.
Whoosh. Thud. Tap tap tap. ...Huh? I could hear weird noises. I suddenly opened my eyes and looked around the room while I stretched my arms up and yawned. I sat up to scratch my head, causing my long and blonde hair to sway.
Geez, why's there noises at this time of night?! I looked around the room and saw Zelgadis sleeping peacefully in the other side of the dark room. So it wasn't him making such a noise. I stopped for a moment. So if it's not Zelgadis... Then maybe it's Xellos! Wait, that stranger doesn't even go with us in these hotels. I sat there for a while, then remembered that Amelia and Lina are sleeping together in the other room just beside my room with Zelgadis. So I gently placed my ear against the cold, wooden wall to listen.
Wait. Was that Amelia and Lina giggling? Why did they sound like their close to each other? Are they sleeping on one bed? Why did that bed made creaky noises like crazy? Don't they have their own two beds to sleep on? Just what the heck is going on here?!
I may not be smart, but this seemed pretty odd. My pulse doubled. I decided to shake it off. No, it's fine. Girls are like that. They can be close without having weird situations between them. I better get some sleep to get my mind off this. Hoping all this thinking will lead to nowhere.
I laid myself on my side, trying to remove the thoughts in my head to sleep as the noises died down.
Early next morning, before the sun made its way through the curtains in the bedroom, I decided to get up. Looking at the wall clock above Zelgadis's bed, it's fifteen to eight in the morning. I also noticed that he's not in bed. I wonder where he went. Maybe he's already downstairs having breakfast. I walked out from my bedroom, making my way to Amelia and Lina's. It's really quiet in the Inn in the mornings. No-one walks passed you much in the hallways. They're probably still sleeping or waiting for breakfast at the lunch room.
Once I was at the front of the girl's bedroom, I let out a sigh, not bothering to knock because I know those two are probably already awake and talking about where we head off to today. I placed my hand on the door-knob and slowly turned it to open the door. I popped my head in the small opening and... is that Amelia's outfit on the floor?! Oh, no... This can't- I walked inside to scan the area. The bed was totally empty. I turned to face the other side of the room. The girls were on the other bed. Together. And they were still sleeping. The white sheet was covering their bodies. Their legs and feet were showing.
Oh, Gods. Amelia's face was on Lina's chest... Oh, my god... This is sick! I better... Yes, I better get out of here! Slowly, I walked out the room to close the door shut. That was horrifying. I couldn't believe what I just saw in there!
When I was making my way back to my room, I was looking down at the floor. Was I dreaming? No. This doesn't feel like any dream. Then I saw Zelgadis walked out our room as I just got in the front of the bedroom's door. "Zel..." I said, trying to sound like I haven't seen anything suspicious.
"Oh, good morning, Gourry," Zelgadis said, looking at me. "Up to something early this morning?"
I froze for a moment like I got paralyzed. I'll just tell him that I saw Amelia and Lina sleeping naked, while hugging! No. Seem really stupid that he'll think I'm a pervert to simply walk into the girls' bedroom without knocking. Just say something else... "Me?! Pfft! Oh-Of course not! I'm just here 'cause I forgot to get somehing of mine, that's all!"
"Whatever you say..." And with that, Zelgadis shrugged it off. I turned to see him and he was making his way to the lunch room.
Phew! That was a close call... I thought I'd be dead-meat...
The sun rays shone over my eyes that caused me to open them. Feeling tired still, I turned to my side and to go back to sleep. Then, I felt something stroking on my leg. I decided to ignore it by curling my legs.
"Miss Lina..." a voice whispered.
The stroking on my leg happened again, but this time it was more pleasant. It caused me to sit up, with my hands holding the blanket to cover my body. Looking around the place, I spot Amelia standing next to my bed, all dressed up in her normal pale yellow and pink outfit, with her cape. "Wha... What time is it?" I asked.
"It's passed ten o'clock in the morning. Mister Gourry and Mister Zelgadis are waiting for us," the Princess said.
"But, my clothes..."
"Oh, here. The maid gave them to me earlier." She handed my clothes to me. I stood up to put them on. "You know something," she said, "you didn't kick or attack me when we slept last night. I was a little scared that you would do it again, though."
"Huh, that's weird," I said, putting my last glove in my hand. "There, all finished!"
"Then, let's go!" That second, Amelia grabbed my hand and dragged me out.
"Take it easy!"
Why does Amelia and Lina takes a long time to ge ready? We're going to turn old age before they even finish...
I looked at Zelgadis, who was standing next to me just outside of the Inn. He was holding his sword in his hand and examining it with his fingers, slightly touching the metal. The pebbles on his fingertips made a small scraping sound against his sword. "Zel..." I said.
"Yeah, Gourry?" he turned to look at me. He placed his sword back to his belt.
"Do... Do you think something's wrong with Amelia and Lina?"
"Not really. Those two can deal with anything, don't worry!"
As soon as we got out the Inn, we saw Gourry and Zelgadis there. Looked like they were talking. "Jellyfish-brain!" I called out.
"Oh, Lina. Amelia," Gourry said, turning around. Zelgadis as well.
"You two took long," Zelgadis said.
"We're girls, Mister Zelgadis! And you know girls take forever to get ready!" Amelia said.
I turned to look at Amelia. She tugged onto Zelgadis's cloak. That made me envious. Sigh. She will never like me...
As we were going around the town under the warm sun, we went to this pleasant restaurant to eat lunch. I haven't had breakfast, but the other three did. So it's not fair for us going to a journey without me filling my stomach for energy! As usual, we ordered everything that was on the menu. Zelgadis ordered his usual coffee.
We waited for the food to be served at our table. The first thing that the waiter delivered was Zelgadis's coffee, then Gourry's meatballs. Afterwards, it was the rest of the orders. But where was my special order?! I was getting impatient waiting for it that I began to tap my fingertips on the table, with my head resting on my other hand, which was on top of the table. When I was about to flip the table because of the freakin' waiter was taking forever on my order, he finally came with the plates of spaghetti with hotdog, meatballs and extra sauce for me and Amelia.
Oh, thank the Gods! Took him long enough. Now I can finally eat! I forked the spaghetti over to my mouth even before the waiter managed to place the plates on the table. He looked at me in shocked, then left. Amelia was patient, but scooped up her spaghetti down fast. We both slurpped it down swiftly, making the extra sauce of the spaghetti to splatter all over our faces.
I looked over to Gourry. He didn't notice. He was busy stuffing his face with a bunch of meatballs and taking big bites from the chicken drumstick on his left hand. I looked at Zelgadis. He noticed, but he went back to drinking his coffee.
"Miss Lina! Your face is so messy!" Amelia laughed.
I turned back to face her. She was pointing at me. "So is yours!" I laughed back.
"I'm going to the bathroom to clean my face." Amelia got up.
"Ah, me too!" I smiled, following her.
I felt Lina was watching me while I eat. When I heard her talking back to Amelia, I looked. Their faces were covered with spaghetti sauce. It made me giggle. Amelia got up from her seat and made her way to the bathroom, with Lina behind her.
I turned back to my meatballs. Zelgadis already had eaten all the meatballs on my plate. I could tell because he had red colour sauce in his lips when he was just drinking his coffee. "Zel! I thought you weren't hungry!" I exclaimed.
"I said no such thing," he said, wiping his mouth with a paper towel. "You didn't even ask if I was hungry or not." He then took a sip of his coffee.
"Whatever! I'll just order some more," I said, waving at the waiter to order more meatballs.
When the waiter came with my new plate of meatballs, I heard the bathroom door creak open. I turned to see and it was just Amelia. She was leaning against the wall and staring at the ceiling.
Was she waiting for Lina? Or was she daydreaming? All these unanswered questions made my mind go weird. At that moment, Lina walked out of the bathroom and my eyes left them.
The moment I went out the bathroom door, I saw Amelia spacing out against the wall. "Amelia?" I said, looking at her.
"Huh? Miss Lina..." she mumbled, "I was... uh, waiting for you."
"Oh. Well then, thank you."
She lead the way back at our table to eat. We spoke no word to each other when we went back to eat.
The day went by so fast, before I knew it, it was already getting dark. We all decided to stay at the same Inn as yesterday since we were nowhere getting close to the next town.
Lina gave us each a key. Huh? Four separate rooms? So they're not going to share a bed this time? I'm confused. Maybe there's nothing going on between them. I made my way to my own bedroom. I placed my gear, my sword and clothes by my bedside.
I must go to the hot springs. Maybe Zel is there! I want to tell him about this situation. It's time to tell him there's something up with the girls because I can't take my mind off about it. Then I made my way at the hot springs at the males' side. I was standing on the side, slippery stones were making my feet wet and feeling the heat from the water coming over me. I ignored it and decided to jump in straight away.
After I gave the keys to the other three, I went straight to my room and set my clothes on my bed and wrapped a towel around my body to head out at the hot springs.
I waited until every single person was out. I only want the hot springs for myself, without worrying that someone will see my not-so-busty chest. I pushed open one of the doors and removed my towel to place it near the towel bars just beside the doors and made my way into the hot pool. The water was very hot at first, but I got used to it quickly. I leaned against the side, with only my forehead to my nose sticking out the water. I closed my eyes slowly. Peace at last. It's been ages since I had time for myself.
But then, warm water suddenly splashed on my face a moment later. I wiped my eyes with my hands and saw Amelia in front of me. "Amelia, what-" I exclaimed, getting up on my feet. Wind picked up. It made the hot springs into cold springs. So I went back in the water to get warm.
"I didn't see you in your room, so I thought you'd be here," she said.
"Oh. I just decided to go here to think about stuff," I said.
"Oh. What kind of stuff?"
"Uhm, nothing. Just... the usual stuff."
"If you don't want to tell me, it's fine, but if you want to, I'm all ears." Amelia waited patiently for my response. She was making splashing sounds, trying to wash herself.
"Well..." I started, she turned to face me, "I like this person..."
"Oh? May I know who this person is?" she asked, with an inquisitive look.
"The thing is, I can't tell you! It's a secret, of course!"
"Pinky-promise, I won't tell," she mumbled, giving me the puppy-eyes look.
"No, I can't... I'm sorry..." I looked down, with my hands underwater. It wasn't nice to not tell Amelia my secret, but I don't want her finding out. I don't want her walking out of my life.
"It's alright, Miss Lina. But what has been bugging you about it? Did you tell them? Did they turn you down?" Amelia paused for a moment to think after asking a pile of questions that I couldn't answer all at once. "Is it Mister Gourry?" she asked after the silence.
"What? That Jellyfish-brain?" I asked, sighing to myself. "Yeah. Uhm... Sort of..."
"I knew it!" she giggled. Well, atleast lying to her seems like the best option... for now. "You should really tell Mister Gourry how you feel. I'm sure he feels the same way," she said, swimming closer to me.
"I, uh... I don't want to just yet... I have other things to worry about right now..." I made my way out of the pools to dry off. "We better hop out of here... or else we'll be turning into Grandmothers in an early age if we don't," I giggled.
She went out as well and dried herself off. We headed out the hot springs and went back to our separate rooms.
I looked up in the starry sky, with my arms on the stones on the edge of the pool. It's a clear sky tonight, but the stars made everything bright.
I then to sighed to myself. Geez, my skin had started to look like a prune. I totally lost track of time. Dang, stars. I got off the hot springs, hearing Amelia and Lina talking in the other side of the fence. I decided to sneakily listen to them. I leaned my ear against the fence tad further to hear.
"Is it Mister Gourry?" I heard Amelia say. What?! I froze for a moment, scratching my head. Does Lina like me...?
"What? That Jellyfish-brain? Yeah. Uhm... Sort of..." Lina said. That can't be right... I swiftly ran out of the hot springs before I could hear the girls talk more about it. I dried my body off before going back to my own bedroom for the night. Something's up... I'm sure of it.
The weather was right tonight. It wasn't cold as yesterday. I made my way to my bed and cover myself with the blanket to sleep. I lied to Amelia that I liked Gourry, but she seemed to be buying it. I sighed to myself and nuzzled against the blanket to sleep.
Thud thud. I slowly opened my eyes. What was that noise? It's quiet again, so I went back to sleep...
Thud thud-thud-thud thud. Thud thud. I sat up and groaned, stretching my arms up as the knocking on my door keeps going. Who would knock at this time of night?!
I opened the door and saw Amelia standing there. I was startled.
"Miss Lina, I'm sorry to wake you, but, uhm... Can I sleep here with you again tonight?" she asked. "I ca-can't sleep for some weird reason..."
Fireworks flew around me. Another night alone with Amelia! Damn, yes! "Sure," I said, suddenly feeling enthusiastic, lead her inside the room and closed the door to lock it.
She jumped upon the bed to cuddle with the blanket and I joined her. "Uhm, Miss Lina..." she whispered, "I had fun with you in the hot springs..." She cuddled herself to me, without me saying anything back yet. Sleeping with her yesterday was different from this. She's fully clothed this time.
"Me too," I said back, placing my arms around her.
After a moment, she sounded asleep. Thoughts went through my head all night. Before I knew it, the sunrays began to flicker through the curtains in the window. Time flew by so fast! I looked at Amelia's sleeping body. When I saw her opening her eyes, I loosen the grip of her. I knew pretending to be asleep couldn't hide my expression from her. Especially I've been... sexually excited all night. I shrugged it off. "Mornin'," I whispered.
She finally opened her eyes, yawning, "Gooh mohning..."
I stood up from the bed and made my way to the windows to open the curtains. The sun rays shone through the room. I turned, seeing Amelia grabbing the pillow to cover her face, "Too bright..."
I yawned again. I was really tired. I only slept, like a couple of hours last night. I wanted more sleep, but I can't anymore. I wore my cape on and my black shoulder pads. Grabbed my headband that was on the desk and I tied up the length around my forehead.
Amelia walked passed me. "I'm getting my clothes in my room, Miss Lina. I'll see you at the lunch room," she said.
Once she walked out of my room and closed the door, I jumped straight to my bed and laid down to close my eyes, hoping to sleep for a couple of minutes...