Fandom: Final Fantasy VII
Pairing: Vincent Valentine/Yuffie Kisaragi
Challenge: 21. Friends
We started out as friends, somehow we became something more. I couldn’t tell you how, I asked myself that so many times before. Perhaps I had always loved him, perhaps he was my destiny. I had always cared for him, worried about him.
We started out as friends. “I think I care about you,” I told him one day.
“We are friends Yuffie. Friends care for each other.”
”No, that’s not what I mean. I mean something else….something more.”
He wasn’t happy with me at first. He simply looked away, refused to talk for the rest of the day. He was cold for a while, ignoring my words, giving me bored looks when I would talk. It felt like my heart was contracting in a way that would make it burst, a white hot pain in my chest.
I ended up crying my eyes out most nights, curling my legs up to my chest. Some nights he would just sit there watching me, but when I got close he would turn away.
Then he sat beside me one night, watched me the same way he always had. “If we were friends you wouldn’t ignore me like this,” I told him. “I’m sorry for what I said. I’ll take it back, just stop pretending I’m not even here.”
He took my hand in his, watched me with his beautiful eyes. “I know you are here Yuffie,” he told me quietly. “That is the problem; I know it all to well. My whole being sings with it.”
He kissed me for the first time that night, soft, gentle, warm. The words were unspoken, there was no need for them: he cared for me too more than a friend, in a way he could not express, and though he may not have been too happy about it, he wasn’t going to fight it.