Fanficlets - Gundam SEED [Destiny]

Title: Cold steel, soft skin
Date: 2007/03/13
Author: Duokai
Rating: All Ages (G)
Genre: Romance
Pairing: Asucaga
Spoilers: None

Cold Steel, Soft Skin

Athrun felt the cold steel brushing against the side of his neck and couldn’t help but feeling a little worried. It wasn’t exactly his dream situation.

“Don’t move!”

The words made him sit even more upright in the chair, trying his best to refrain from turning his head too much.

Even if his training had prepared him for a lot of uncomfortable situations, this wasn’t something they ever had touched on. Of course, he should have been prepared for it anyway. Or at least he should have seen it coming. But he had walked right into the trap.

He had barely walked through the door before he had been approached and got pushed into having his back to the wall – both literally and physically. And he hadn’t fought it with any real fervour. Why, he didn’t really know. Maybe a stupid thing to do, but it was a little late to regret that now.

She let a finger slide across the side of his neck, following his hairline in what could almost been described as a sensual touch, had it not been for the circumstances and her being so focused on the task at hand. But the girl really enjoyed this. That much was very obvious.

“There. I think it will do.” Cagalli took a step back to admire her work. “Much better.”

He sighed and drew with his hand through his hair. At least it didn’t feel too awkward.

“Don’t mess it up!” she complained.

“I’m not.”

“Yes you are.” She drew her fingers through his thick, dark, bluish hair, apparently trying to put it in order. Not that he saw any real difference when she showed him a mirror. But he had to admit that it was shorter now. She had been right, of course. He had gone too long without a haircut this time. Not that he was going to admit that to her that openly.

“You can say what you want, but you needed a haircut,” she said, like had she read his thoughts.

He nodded quietly.

“So, my turn to do yours now?” He looked up at her with a hopeful look in his eyes and a big grin.

“In your dreams.”

Demonstratively she put the scissors away, and even if she couldn’t really tell if the look of disappointment in his face was real or played, Cagalli found it oddly pleasing.

Copyright © 2009 Bit Alchemy Revolution & Tonakai Studio
Anime screenshot photo credits: Cagalli Yula Athha and Athrun Zala from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED and Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny © Sunrise / Bandai