by ~FantasyFanatic-M on deviantarts
당신 never were big on the whole 'love' concept. Your parents, loving as they were towards you, went through a nasty divorce that started on the 일 of your 16th birthday. Your elder sister suffered through abusive/controlling boyfriends in rapid succession; 당신 thought she was on boy number 13, at least if your numbers were correct. At least so far this guy seemed decent enough.
It wasn't that 당신 didn't think 사랑 really existed, oh no. There were surely picture-perfect marriages out there. After all, your grandparents had been the very personification of such things; they were highschool sweethearts and married after graduation, having heaven knows how many happy, love-filled years together without that 사랑 fading… 당신 just didn't see where that would happen to you.
It was your senior 년 of highschool, and 당신 had never experienced that apparantly amazing 'first kiss'. Well… to be honest, 당신 had never dated, nor had 당신 ever held any feelings towards a real (real in this case meaning they weren't from manga, anime, movies, 또는 TV shows 당신 particularly loved) boy. Was that pathetic? Well, 당신 certainly didn't think so.
You'd never told anyone about that, and 당신 never planned to. It was lunch on yet another tedious school day, and you'd really been hoping to have a quiet time to eat and read. However, fate seemed to have other ideas.
"Ma chère ______, 당신 look lovely as ever~"
당신 groaned quietly, turning slightly to look at Francis as he steadily made his way over to you, Gilbert and Antonio a short ways behind. 당신 didn't know how exactly it had happened, but apparantly 당신 had done something to attract the attention of the blonde haired, blue eyed, admittedly quite handsome youth, and he refused to leave 당신 alone. Naturally, that meant the other two of his 'BTT' group, whatever that stood for, tagged along as well.
"Kesesese, happy to see the awesome me, _______?" Gilbert questioned, taking the chair to your right. Antonio took the 좌석 다음 to him, and Francis naturally sat at your right.
"No. Will 당신 leave me alone?" The albino boy blinked, seemingly surprised, before he let out that trademark laugh of his once again,
"You know that's not going to happen, ______!"
"What are 당신 reading, chica?" Antonio questioned, and Francis grabbed the book from your
hand, closing it (and effectively losing your place) to look at the cover.
"Fable'aven? Another 판타지 book, _____? I would 'ave thought a pretty girl like you'd read zose 더 많이 romantic novels…" 당신 couldn't help but let out a disbelieving snort at such a notion, and Gilbert looked at you,
"What was that?"
"Sorry… That's just… amusing. I hate romance novels."
"Oh please, they're the biggest pieces of mushy, sappy crap I've ever read. Like I'd be interested in something so unrealistic," 당신 stated simply, reaching for your book. Francis held it out of reach, looking at 당신 like you'd just let loose a storm of curses.
"What is zis? 당신 do not find l'amour realistic?"
When he said that, 당신 paused. Dang. 당신 hadn't actually meant to say it like that… especially not in front of the biggest romanticist in the school. 당신 really couldn't lie at this point, and 당신 shook your head slightly.
"Well, not exactly… I just don't find it realistic with me."
"No. I have not dated, kissed anyone, felt romantically attached to someone who wasn't a family member, 또는 whatever 질문 당신 plan on asking on it. Now seriously, give me back my book!" 당신 snatched it from him and stood up, planning on leaving. However, your exit was hindered 의해 Francis taking hold of your hand, and pulling lightly so you'd face him. He flashed a dazzling smile, procuring a rose from goodness knows where,
"Now, zat simply won't do!" He winked suggestively, "Let me teach 당신 ze ways of l'amour, _____. I'm sure I could change your opinion on ze idea…"
당신 sighed heavily, and looked down at your hand, still tight in his grasp. "You're not going to let me go until I say yes, I'm guessing?"
"…Fine." At this point the girls at some of the nearby lunch tables were shooting 당신 death glares. Did 당신 mention how much they hated 당신 for somehow befriending one of the hottest guys in school? Nevertheless, Francis certainly didn't seem to notice them, giving 당신 another smile as he released your hand,
"Magnifique! I'll call 당신 after school zen, oui?" The 벨 rang, and he hurried off with Antonio and Gilbert, making sure to leave 당신 with the rose he'd been holding. 당신 looked at it, then rolled your eyes, making sure to toss it in the trashcan on your way out of the cafeteria. Well wasn't this just wonderful.
A few hours later, 당신 were in the 도서관, 라이브러리 doing research during your free period. Much to your surprise, Arthur came to sit at the computer 다음 to you. He didn't say anything at first, just logged on and avoided looking at you. Finally he managed to work up the nerve to question, "What was that bloody display during lunch about?"
당신 paused. Arthur had been 프렌즈 with 당신 since 당신 first moved here. Sure, he was a curser, and got mad pretty easily, but he was a good guy and 당신 shared a lot of interests, namely that obsession with anything related to fantasy.
…Which, of course, meant that 당신 couldn't lie to him either. Damn your honesty streak. "Francis basically asked me out." 당신 looked up at the ceiling when he stiffened at that. Arthur and Francis had harbored a poorly hidden rivalry for as long as 당신 knew them; 당신 figured he'd react badly to it.
"I didn't have much of a choice in the matter, he had a death grip on my hand."
"Bloody wanker, I can't believe him! 당신 do realize he's the biggest womanizer in the school, right?" When he said that, 당신 looked back at him with confusion.
"…I hadn't heard that one…"
"Well, he is."
"Great…" Slowly, 당신 returned your attention back to the screen of your computer, thinking that over as Arthur went to get a book. This was going to SUCK. After a moment, an idea came to mind, and when he sat down once more, 당신 gave him a suspicious look, "You're not just saying that because 당신 hate him, right?"
"What? No! I just don't want that frog hurting you!" The sound of loud shushing followed his loud response, and 당신 frowned a little, as did he. "Just watch out, _____," he added, whispering this time.
The end of school had finally come, and 당신 immediately flopped onto the 침상, 소파 on arrival of your home, "Only two 더 많이 days…" Yes, 당신 were one of the innumerable people who counted off the days until the 다음 weekend. What could 당신 say, any time to sleep in was time 당신 liked.
The sound of the phone ringing broke through your thoughts, and 당신 waited until the caller ID stated, 'Bonnefoy, Francis', before 당신 hauled yourself out of your comfortable position to answer it.
"Well, when 당신 said you'd call after school 당신 weren't kidding. Did it have to be JUST as I got 집 though?"
"Non, 당신 are correct, it wasn't necessary, but I wanted to."
"Alright… So, about this whole 날짜 thing-"
"Right, ze date! I'll pick 당신 up at 8. I must go and prepare, au revoir!"
"Wait, what are we even doi-" Dial tone.
"I'm already not liking this," 당신 grumbled, setting the phone back on its reciever. 당신 had 4 hours to get ready, apparantly. "That's three hours and fifty 분 too much time..." 당신 didn't take long to get ready, clearly. A knock on the door, and 당신 went to answer it.
"Feliciano? What are 당신 doing here, I thought 당신 were staying after with Ludwig for track…" 당신 stared at the little Italian before you, who beamed,
"I skipped," he admitted, and 당신 facepalmed.
"But that's because I wanted to help you!"
"I heard 당신 were going on a 날짜 with big brother Francis, and I wanted to help 당신 get ready!"
"Wait, Feli, I don't think that's a good ide-" Too late. The enthusiasm had taken over him, and he darted inside, managing to snag your hand and yank 당신 along, up to your room.
"Vee~ I'll make 당신 look so pretty, ______!" he exclaimed, plopping 당신 down on your chair and grabbing stuff.
"What do 당신 even know about makeup and stuff, Feli?" 당신 questioned, and he looked back at you.
"Feliks taught me! Plus, if I know how to do this stuff, I get to be around pretty girls all the time when I graduate!" 당신 chuckled a little at that.
"I see. So 당신 think you're going to go into the makeup business so 당신 can be around pretty girls? Don't 당신 think that's putting your priorities in the wrong place?"
"…No… Ooh! Let me see what's in your closet! Do 당신 have any dresses, _____? I never see 당신 in dresses, just those fancy shirts sometimes and t-shirts…"
"Yes, I have a couple dresses. I just don't like wearing them that much."
"Then 당신 should surprise him 의해 wearing one! This one!" He yanked out a dress and held it out in front of him. Admittedly, he'd made a pretty darn good choice. It was purple, a silky, but thicker, fabric, and… 더 많이 low-cut than 당신 felt comfortable wearing. That was why it had never been removed from the closet before now, to be honest.
"Oh… Feli, it's pretty and all, but I really don't like the… erm.." 당신 gestured to the 칼라 of your t-shirt, and he nodded a little in understanding.
"Si, I understand. But the other dress 당신 have isn't as pretty, and don't 당신 want to make big brother Francis surprised?" Although his argument hadn't convinced you, the puppy-dog look he gave 당신 sure did. 당신 sighed, relenting,
"Fine; but just this once."
"Vee~ yay! Go get changed then, _____!"
You'd never spent this much time getting ready for anything. EVER. The four hours were almost gone, and Feliciano was only JUST putting on the 'finishing touches'. Although it amused 당신 to no end that Feliciano, of all people, was doing your makeup, 당신 managed to keep still, even as his conversation went from pasta, to pretty girls, to how impressed said pretty girls were with his work, to how excited he was to get to flirt with the pretty girls and be flirted back at because of that. Finally, though, he stepped back.
"Ho finito!" he exclaimed cheerfully, and 당신 glanced into the mirror. 당신 had to do a double take.
"Is that me?!" Sure, 당신 thought 당신 were pretty, but never had 당신 thought to rank yourself on the 'drop dead gorgeous' scale. From how 당신 saw it, Feliciano had managed to raise 당신 to that status. "Okay, I take back everything I've been thinking about 당신 going into makeup. Keep doing it." Feliciano laughed,
"Grazie, ______!" The doorbell rang, and he smiled, nudging 당신 slightly, "Big brother Francis is here now!" All of a sudden, 당신 felt nervous. Weird… you'd never felt this way before. Then again, you'd never been on a 날짜 before. After taking a preparatory breath, 당신 hurried down the stairs and answered the door.
"______?" Francis's jaw dropped, and he just stared at 당신 for a moment, until 당신 felt uncomfortable and waved a hand in front of his face. "Tu es superbe!"
"Er.." 당신 didn't speak french, but that sounded like a good thing.
"You look beautiful, ____." He took your hand and kissed it, to which 당신 responded with a blush. He led 당신 over to his car, and off the two of 당신 went.
당신 had to admit, 당신 were impressed with how this 날짜 went. Sure, it was just a movie, but he took special care to make sure it was something you'd enjoy watching. He was affectionate, like taking your hand, draping his arm over your shoulder (although 당신 had to admit 당신 shoved his arm off at the idea he might have something inappropriate in mind with the position of his hand), giving 당신 that look… As if he had eyes only for 당신 when he wasn't facing the screen. It was so unfamiliar to you, and it brought heat to your cheeks.
…You thought 당신 liked it.
"Thanks for the date, Francis…" 당신 said to him, standing on your porch. He grinned, and again procured a rose from nowhere, offering it to you.
"It was my pleasure, _____..." He winked at you, "Don't throw zis one away, s'il vous plait."
Now, 당신 thought that was it, and 당신 nodded as 당신 took the rose, turning to go inside. He, however, had other ideas. Taking hold of your arm, he spun 당신 around to face him and pushed his lips against yours. Your eyes widened, and your face immediately turned a dark shade of red. He didn't stay in that position long, knowing 당신 were ready to harm him, and pulled back, giving 당신 a cocky smile.
"Your first 키스 is mine, ma chère~" He gave a light laugh and darted back to his car before 당신 could react, just watching him dumbfounded as he paused, blew 당신 a kiss, and sped off. The rose dropped from your hand, and slowly 당신 raised a hand to your lips. Goodness, 당신 could still feel his lingering there.
"I think I have to change my mind on this whole 'love' thing…"