Fanficlets - Gundam SEED [Destiny]

Title: First Morning
Date: 2006/03/31
Author: Duokai
Rating: 12 (PG-13), or maybe variable, depending on gender and/or how much attention you paid in biology class
Genre: Silly
Pairing: Asucaga
Spoilers: None
Comments: Set in time to pretty much directly after Gundam SEED ending. (And yes, it's subtle, maybe too subtle...)
Link to first publication: LiveJournal

First Morning

Athrun stretched his muscles, trying to shake the last remnants of sleep from his head. They had arrived back in Orb the day before, finally getting away from the disarray that had followed the end of the battle. And it had been a long time since he last had slept that well. Or had such nice dreams. He smiled to himself at the memory of the still lingering dream. It had really been a nice one. With a certain blonde girl taking the centre stage of the dream. He stretched out again, while pondering if he should leave the soft, cosy bed or not. Or maybe he could stay a little longer, only enjoying the nice warm feeling in his body. A feeling that got new fuel when his thoughts wandered back to the girl of his dreams.

Suddenly, someone rapped on the door. A single, soft knock before opening it, and the object of his dream stood before him. Fully dressed and with a perky look on her face.

"Time to get up! The sun's been up for over an hour, you know."

Startled by her sudden appearance, he quickly rearranged the thin sheet that covered his body. Making it wrinkle in a way that he hoped looked inconspicuous to any observer while for once cursing his body's youthfulness.

Luckily, Cagalli didn't seem to notice his little dilemma. Instead she walked over to him, and sat down on the bed, close to him. Almost too close. He could feel the scent of her. Which didn't exactly help to cool down his body and mind. Neither did the hand she calmly placed on his chest while she leaned closer.

"Come on! You can't stay in bed all day!" She tugged playfully at the sheet covering him, making him nervous that she would notice.

"Yes, I'm coming. Just... give me five minutes, will you?" Almost without thinking, he rolled over a little on his side, toward the wall. Unfortunately that also meant that his movement looked like he was dismissing her. Which he absolutely wasn’t. In fact, he desperately wanted to pull her closer and kiss her. But right now that would lead to a very embarrassing situation that he wasn't sure he was prepared to deal with. "You can go to downstairs while you wait. I'll be down shortly," he said instead.

She seemed a little discontent with his answer, but reluctantly rose from the bed. "Okay. But don't take too long. Breakfast is waiting for you." She went out of the room, making it possible for Athrun to finally get out from the protective cover of the sheet and make a dash for his clothes.

* * *

It was a somewhat worried Cagalli that met up with Kira in the dining room, where he just had finished his breakfast.

"Kira, I think Athrun might be angry with me for some reason."

He listened closely while she described their morning meeting.

"Wait, you said he looked like he had just awaken?"

The girl nodded.

"And that he seemed to shy away from you?"

"Yes, I guess you could call it that," she agreed.

Kira tried to hide a big grin. "Don't worry," he assured her. "It's nothing you did."

Cagalli looked relieved, gave Kira a quick hug as thanks, and started walking toward the kitchen.

"Or maybe it is, in a way," he added in a low voice and with an amused face when she was out of earshot.

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