Pairing: Rude/Tifa Lockhart
Prompt: List #2/ #2- Love (5_sense)
Disclaimer: I do not own FFVII or it's characters.
Every time he was around her his heart would beat faster. For a while he couldn’t understand why it happened, why he felt that way just being near her. Her smile, her laugh, the touch of her skin. Something about her always drew him in and he found himself helplessly enamored with the delicate looking fighter he had once been enemies with.
Reno used to tease him, tell him that he couldn’t have been more obvious about being in love with the girl if he tried. The older man would simply gaze at him from over dark glasses as if her were mad, but he never said anything to make Reno believe he was wrong.
Rude knew, however, that he did enjoy her company, and that being around her, was in fact, a pleasant experience, but what he felt for her was not the most obvious thing in the world to him. After years of watching her quietly from the sidelines, he was content with keeping her company. She knew it didn’t have to mean that he cared for her as anything more than a friend.
Oh, hell, who was he trying to fool. He was hopelessly in love with the girl.