Included: Lux, Shupple, Estelle, Arc, Luca, Tanner, Delin, Patrick, Rai, Glypth, and Nyarth and mentions of Xio.
Is wrong of me to say I very much love Shupple? I don’t think it is because I don’t love her in a sexual way, though I probably could if something was to happen between her and Arc and God forbid I hope it doesn’t. I truly cared for her and I was glad that us two misfits found joy being friends with the other. I could trust her with pretty much anything. She has told me things that I won’t repeat and vice versa.
As we talked, we spoke about the misfortunes of the festival for both of us. It really was heart breaking hearing what happened to her family, it reminded me so much of when the village was destroyed. When I told her about the entire situation between the Hoom and I, I guess I wasn’t entirely honest; one of the main reasons I didn’t leave was because of her. I needed Shupple in my life. She really was the first true friend that I could relate to in a long time.
Of course eventually she questioned me about my glasses. I told her what happened and she wasn’t too happy with my response.
“You better get new glasses, Lux, or I’ll do something you won’t like,” She chuckled that creepy smile. GOD I HATE WHEN SHE DOES THAT!!!
I nodded nervously. “And I believe that,” Man do I! She was gone after that.
I started adjusting my room as I grabbed the popcorn when I heard two soft knocks at the door. Company again? I am popular. When I turned to see a pair of lavender ears and cute smile popped her head in. It was Estelle.
I smiled. "Look who's up on her feet! Feeling better?"
She blushed as she walked inside of the room. "Mmhmmm.." She nodded. "I wanted to thank you for the meal. It was delicious."
I walked over to her and smirked. “I’m glad to hear, do you want some popcorn?” I know it was probably corny there was still a 1/3 left of it in the bowl.
We walked over to my bed and sat down and ate a small bit but she seemed to be pestered at the moment, “So what’s on your mind Estelle?”
“Whatever do you mean?” She turned to me wide eyed.
I poked her with my finger, “Don’t lie to me, I can tell when you lie so what happened? You are a bit upset.”
She sighed and told me what happened with Tanner, though I think skipped some details but I believe I know what it was about. I only nodded and listened to her. She kept using the word “Baka” which actually made me smile sometimes because when she was a kid she was always throwing that word about like it meant nothing. Of course I was a ‘Baka’ back then to her so it was kinda endearing to hear that word again and it for once wasn’t me!
Laying back down as she sat beside me I placed my hands behind my head, “I don’t think you have anything to worry about. He cares about you, and you know we guys are stubborn sometimes.”
“Ano-“ Her ears lowered and looked down at her feet.
“Do you want me to talk to him for you?” I offered but something seemed off.
“Yes I’d like that.” She softly spoke.
I sat up and placed my hand on her forehead a tad bit concerned, I blinked, she was running a fever. “ Estelle you are burning up!” She coughed and I wrapped my arms around he to pick her up, “I need to take you back to your room.” But when I lifted her I felt her slightly tug on my shirt. She was so weak and her breathing was uneasy. I felt her shiver in my arms. In this condition, I would be a “baka” to place her in her room alone.
Without further thought I held her with my left arm and undid my bed with my right hand and tail and placed her into it and covered her up. Her face was red and she was in a cold sweat. I instantly went into my bathroom and got a wet rang and put it on her forehead.
When I turned around to get a thermometer, I felt a small grab onto my tail. I looked at her as kind eyed as I could, “Lux-kun….” So weak and pathetic she sounded, “Lux-kun…I’m cold.”
“Alright I will get you some more blankets.” I assured her. In a matter of minutes I had a new comforter for her and place it on her.
“S-s-still cold Lux-kun.” Okay? I put another comforter on her and sadly before I knew it she has 5 huge covers on her.
“Don’t tell me you are still cold Estelle?” I asked her with a small smile. She opened her eyes faintly and looked at me with a small nod. I grabbed my head, “GAH really?!?!”
Estelle let out a small giggle with a smile, “S-sorry…”
I let go of my head and looked at her seriously and sighed, “Not your fault, I guess I have no choice now…” I looked the other way and went over to the door and locked it.
Her ears perked up and she pushed her body up though she struggled with the weight of the 5 heavy blankets, “What do you mean by that Lux-kun?”
I ignored that statement as I started taking off my shirt and tossed it to the side.
Her eyes widen and I couldn’t tell if she was blushing or if she was sick red, “LUX-KUN! W-WHAT ARE YOU DOING?”
“Sssh you will wake everyone up!” I told her as I undid my belt on my pants and took my pants off and dropped them to the floor.
“Lux-kun…w-wha-“ She started but I only stood there before her in my boxers and walked over to her on the right side of the bed, “Lux-kun?”
Obviously she was nervous, probably thinking I was going to take advantage of her or something.
I lifted the covers up and go into bed with her and lowered my body onto her, “Come on Estelle, you should know me better then that. I thought you would know body heat is even stronger then blankets.” I wrapped my arms around her and pulled her in close. I didn’t make eye contact with her as I held her close to my chest, “Does this feel better?”
I think she was still nervous but I felt her fingers run across my chest as she looked at me. However, she quickly snuggled close to me and purred, “Y-yes much better.”
“Good.” Time started to just go by as I stayed awake for her, it actually was cute watching her sleep as she purred in my chest. Actually it’s ironic really, the last time I remember sleeping with her, we were almost the same height. We were children when that happened but that purr of hers wasn’t different.
She moved a bit and mumbled, “So warm….”
A small bit of hair moved into her face and I adjusted that as I made myself a bit more comfortable in bed. As I watched her, I couldn’t help think of those memories we had when we were kids. It was sad that I had lost those when Team Galactic got me. I am glad at the least I have those back. It still hurt that she did erase her memories, nevertheless, should I be blessed she got them back?
I looked at her lips. They were that soft pink and so delectable. No, you shouldn’t she is sick. Yes, I want them. Should I? Shouldn’t I? I was still mad at her for what she did but she was in pain that she wouldn’t talk about. But that still didn’t amount to the pain I was in and hiding it as well as I could.
Lowering my head closer to hers, we were nose to nose. She giggled in her sleep and smiled. Damn she really was so cute and yet such a child. I let out a small sigh and softly put my lips to her and kissed her softly. I felt a shock go through my body.
I instantly pulled back and breathed very heavily for a few seconds. I looked at her wide-eyed.
Damn it, damn it, damn it. I…..I was still in love with Estelle.
“Wake up, wake up, come on Lux-kun wake up!”
“Just 5 more minutes…” I mumbled barely awake.
That’s when I felt someone rub her nose against me and I opened my eyes to see Estelle with that smile of hers, “Good morning sunshine!”
I rolled over and stretched and let out a big yawn, “Morning, how are you feeling?”
“It’s a Christmas Miracle! I feel better!” She showed off her muscle and cheerfully assured me she was fine.
I laid there and place my hand on her forehead. There was no fever anymore. Strange she looked healthier too. “I am glad to hear it.” I sat up.
“Ano…not sure how, but it really doesn’t matter now does it?” Estelle wiggled her ears in excitement as she bounced on my bed, “Thank you for everything Lux-kun!” She tackled me with a hug and snuggled her cheek into mine as she laughed I turned a bit red and laughed with her embracing her as well. She then asked if she could use my shower, which I told her that was fine.
As she was taking a shower I got ready for the day, I noticed a few of the guys leaving out the window. They were probably going to get their suits. Sometime later I saw the girls leaving too with Xio for that matter. Shit everyone was leaving. Nevertheless I didn’t see a few of the guys so maybe I should get them to come with me. Tanner wasn’t one of the ones that went so he could tag alone with me.
I knocked at the door and spoke to Estelle outside the shower and told her I was going to be leaving to get the suits and that I left a clean pair of my basketball shorts and a shirt out for her until she got into her room. I even apologized for them being too big. She told me she was fine with that from the bathroom and she would return them later. That was fine.
Leaving her in my room, I left and found Arc and Luca who agreed to come with me to get their suits. Now I just had to get Tanner to go. The three of us arrived at him room and to our surprise his door was cracked up.
“Yo Tanner, you up?” I asked peeking my head in.
“Sounds like he is still sleeping.” Arc shrugged.
“I got this.” Luca walked right in as Arc and I looked at the other then back at him. Luca cracked his knuckles and jumped on the bed and kept jumping. “GET YOUR F***ING ASS UP! GET UP!!!’
“DAMN IT!” Tanner, maybe Roland, used his hair and tossed Luca off the bed who landed on all fours. Tanner shook it off and looked at all three of us with that WTF look. “What are you guys doing in my room?”
Taking a few steps in, “Tan-tan!” I chuckled, “The other guys left to get suits so we need to get going, so I thought you might want to join us. You are going to the ball right?”
“Tan-tan?” He looked irritated.
“Well good morning to you too beautiful!” Arc teased as he approached myself and Tanner, “Come on you got nothing better to do some come with us.”
“Or I will beat the S*** out of your bed again and drag you there myself.” Luca said with a cocky grin.
“You wouldn’t want to disappoint Estelle would ya?” I asked him with a pat on the back.
“Y-yeah I will go. Thanks.” Tanner said as he nodded.
It was about 11 in the morning but we reached our destination in no time. Tanner pointed out a suit shop in the store and we went in. We all looked at a bunch, tried on some, made fun of each other such as Arc questioning if his butt looked to big in the pants because of his tail. Luca and I couldn’t stop laughing but we did….eventually…
We found out outfits, Luca picked out a black suit with dark blue button up shirt, Arc had a light tan suit and orange button up shirt, Tanner picked out a dark green suit and I just picked out a baby blue shirt and black tux for the ball. Then I remember Nyarth, so I figured his size out with the help of Tanner and I bought him a black suit with a cream shirt along with some black matching sunglasses that would match mine that I bought. I think he would approve of that.
Then we made our way to get some lunch and low and behold, we found the others guys. Some chatting on who was going with who, Tanner wanted to go with Estelle and I just played it off, I guess I was torn inside on what I wanted, but like I said before, I as going with sport and going to dance with everyone else’s dates. I’m a pimp you know. Of course Luca started on a rant again. Geez, he just can’t stop.
That’s when Arc tapped my leg, he was holding a ball…how he had one I will never know but I took it and got Delin’s attention. He approved.
“Hey Luca! FETCH!” I yelled out as I threw the ball right past Luca’s face.
“Whoa ball!” Luca responded and went to get it.
“Hey this is a busy area!” Rai stated as he watched the dog fetch it.
Delin was highly amused as I was then all of a sudden.
Delin and I were mortified as we watched Luca float through the air and then hit the ground.
“HOLY SHIT WE KILLED LUCA!” We both instantaneously yelled.
I turned to Arc, “YOU’R FAULT YOU GAVE ME THE BALL!”
“I thought this wouldn’t happen,” Arc said as he gulped.
“You guys are in trouble,” Patrick stated.
“THEY WON’T BE TAKING ME ALIVE!” Delin roared as he stood up but was grabbed by a bunch of hair.
“Sit down, look-“ Tanner pointed at the street. Everyone turned their attention and saw Luca standing there with the ball in his mouth and brushing himself off.
“Will he be alright?” Rai asked a bit surprised,
“I want whatever he is on!” The Gligar guy named Glyph stated, “That was awesome and cool!”
Luca walked over to the table and dropped the ball with the slobber and all in front of Delin and I. “Bitches I got it, without a scratch on me!” A trickle of blood came down Luca’s forehead.
We all laughed at him and his amazingly super power will to survive being hit by a car.
“Damn that was funny sorry Luca.” I finally managed to say as I whipped the tears from my eyes from laughing so hard.
He shrugged and smirked it off.
The conversations continued but I suddenly felt my phone vibrate in my pant pocket so I asked the guys to excuse me.
When I came to a quiet place I answered, “Hello?”
“ONEE-CHAN WHY!?! WHY DID YOU LEAVE ME AND NOT TAKE ME SHOPPING WITH YOU?!?!?!” I was at least a foot away from my phone and still Nyarth’s whining could be heard from afar.
“Because I didn’t want to wake you during your nap sport.” I told him.
“NOT GOOD ENOUGH-NYA!” He cried.
“Nyarth, sorry, but I didn’t take you because I didn’t want to really wake you, that is true but also we older guys needed to have some discussions that you might not understand. Besides, don’t worry I got your suit for you.”
“Yup, it matches mine except you have a cream color shirt for underneath our black suits while I have a baby blue,” I heard him smile a bit, “And the best part Nyarth, I got us match black sunglasses!”
He gasped, “REALLY-NYA!?! So I get to be like you onee-chan?”
“Yup, you and I will have a good time.” I chuckled on my side of the phone, “Do you want me to bring you something to eat?”
“I’m so excited!” He cheered, was he bouncing off the walls or something because I heard a lot of noise. I couldn’t help but smile from his excitement, “Yes please bring me back some sushi! Oh and noodles too!”
“Sure you got it. I will talk to you later okay?” I asked him and he was fine with that so we parted ways on the phone.
When I got back to the guys Delin was saying something about an outfit he saw Glyph put on, he was making fun of how he was wearing a shade of pink or something. Glyph came close to him and put his tongue out an Delin just froze.
“If you think that’s funny you should have seen Arc.” I interrupted their little moment.
“Please don’t Lux!” Arc sheepishly begged me but I smirked evilly at him.
I turned my back to him and wiggled my ears mocking him, “Here’s Arc….” I started playing with my pants and looking at my butt then back at the guys and back at my butt and then back at them, I heard a few chuckles from the guys. “Hey guys….do these pants make my butt look big?”
“Come on Lux! Really did you have to go that far?!?!” Arc whined as he ears went down.
“Sure did!” Tanner said shaking his head.
“You sounded like a woman!” Patrick pointed at Arc and laughed. Man picking on each other was probably what we did best, at least Arc had a good sense of humor.
I asked a nearby waiter to bring me what Nyarth did and in no time I had it in a beg ready to go. I had to admit this was a lot of fun being with these guys, it had been forever since I hung out with people my own age, let alone a bunch of guys who accepted me. I admit I was glad that I had so many friends, and I loved every minute of it, even when I made fun of Arc.
Someone continue!!! xD Man this was filled with suspension and yet laughter, sorry Sai but I couldn’t resist picking on your characters! Anyway I hope you enjoyed the juicy parts too, and yes Lux had his realization now of Estelle and him. This should be interesting and oh the conversation I just could picture the guys doing this! LOL I would love to see comments! 8 pages! Been awhile but totally worth it!
Oh and Anime I didn't know what Tanner would wear so I took a guess so I hope that was alright?! :3