OOC: With Kaitholas Cage
IC: [color=#b22222;]Fiera[/color], Erif
[color=#b22222;]I was wandering the koro without an aim for a few minutes. It felt strange. I was atttracting far too much attention to my liking, drawing few too many looks. The obsidian armor wasn't helping. The most disturbing thing though was the fact that people were getting out of my way, like they were afraid I would stomp on them. I needed to find a mirror.[/color]
[color=#b22222;]My steps led me to the main avenue. Fortunately, the crowds here seemed to be more numerous and minding their own bussiness. I had two options. Two goodbyes to make. One to a friend, one to a job. I felt bad about both, but there was no turning back now. I picked a pebble from the ground, intending to flip a 'coin' to see which one would go first. Putting up a finger on one side, I tried to scorch it, but... Nothing happened. Not a spark. I tried again, glaring at the stone, but it was of little use. It was apparent that Akira's offer to teach me would come in very handy. I made a dent to the stone instead and flipped it. Clean side. I turned left and went to find Erif. Guard resignation can wait.[/color]
[color=#b22222;]I only thought about where to look very briefly. There were only two places where he could be, and he wasn't going to be asleep right now, of that I was certain. I started walking towards the guard house. If he kept his schedule as always, he would be somewhere around. I was just about to turn the corner when I heard someone making noises. Over the past few months, I've grown so accustomed to that voice I'd recognize it everywhere. I stood just out of sight, gathering up the courage for the heartbreaking moment to follow.[/color]
[color=#b22222;]Taking a breath, I started with: "Remember how we talked about what we'd do if we were Toa?" I said, pointing my gaze to the ground. I couldn't tell why, but I felt guilt. "Well, here I am." I finished and made the final step... And what I saw left me frozen in my tracks. That wasn't him. It couldn't have been! But in my heart I knew who I was looking at. My hands flew up as my jaw swung open, reacting to quite possibly the biggest surprise for me yet. And my mind flooded with a single feeling: "Ow YES!!!" I shouted, an octave higher than usual. I quicly crossed the distance between us, throwing my arms around him, tears of joy running down my cheeks.[/color]
Erif was blindsided. Again. Partially bewildered, the newly formed Toa wrapped his arms around Fiera, a few tears falling from the normally stoic archer's eyes.
[color=#b22222;]"How?" Was the only thing I could ask. "I swear I'm starting to believe in the great spirit again." I said, wiping the moisture out of my eyes. "This can't be a coincidence, I refuse to believe that!" I exclaimed, finally releasing my grip. I thought this was going to be a tough goodbye. I never expected this.[/color]
Erif held Fiera out at forearms length, giving her a quick once over. "I don't have a clue." Come on, Erif. Keep a cap on the emotions-
[color=#b22222;]"I thought we'd have to part ways." I sniffed, "But now, maybe not. I met somebody. Another Toa. It was her who somehow triggered this. See she said she'd train me, but... I'm going to have to leave the Guard." I confessed, knowing I didn't win the battle yet. It would be hard to talk him into leaving with me. It would be hard to leave without him. And it would be hard to turn Akira down. I didn't know what to do.[/color]
"You're lea-" Erif was cut off because he lost control, doing something he'd wanted to do for months. He kissed her full on.
[color=#b22222;]Of all the thing he could say or do, this wasn't what I expected. The Erif I knew would probably never cross the line. I guess what they said about Ta-Toa's emotions was all true. That mattered a little to me though, because I loved it. I loved him. Embracing him again, I pulled him closer, wishing this moment would never end.[/color]
Erif eventually had to stop, looking into Fiera's eyes. "Woah."
[color=#b22222;]My heart was beating so hard I could feel my veins half the way down my arms. "I love you too." I whispered. Took you long enough, I thought for myself, remembering all the times I shamelessly hit on him. How do I go from here back to bussiness without completely ruining the moment? Then again, I didn't have to. Not straight anyway. I had two whole days. "At the risk of sounding like a broken record, this calls for a drink."[/color]
Erif smiled, his heart beating as fast as hers. He'd finally managed to do it. "Sure. Just... No Muaka's Bane. I'd like to be able to remember tonight." Erif kissed her again, lightly. Unnecessary as it was, he added: "I love you."
[color=#b22222;]I smiled and nodded. Just hearing that name still caused a minor headache. "Heh, too bad. I think today I have a story for Tomar that guarantees a free round." I grinned, taking his hand as we started to walk.[/color]