Pairing: Reno/Tifa Lockhart
Theme: 37. Butterfly
Disclaimer: I do not own FFVII
He was amazed by the beating of her heart; it sounded like a butterfly fluttering inside her chest trying to break free and finding no way out. He would rest his head against her breast and listen to the slow, steady rhythm of her heart beneath the flesh, savor one of his far and few relaxing moments.
She would run her fingers through her unruly hair, nuzzle him as she held him close to her. She never knew she could find such comfort in one person, especially someone like him. Truthfully she never thought she could like him let alone learn to care about him and even come to love him, and yet she had. Somehow he managed to weasel his way into her heart, take control of the very hidden part of herself. He placed himself in her thoughts and no matter how hard she tried she couldn’t get him to leave. Why he could do that she didn’t know, but after some time she wasn’t even sure she cared anymore. To love and be loved felt too good to worry about, and even if it was him she was content in the little dream they created for themselves where nothing could ever hurt them, nothing could ever touch them, nothing could ever rip them apart.
He would tell her all his secret fears and she would wonder how he had come to care about her. Reno, of all people, did not seem the one to love. No, that’s a lie. He was the kind to love- many women at the same time. He was not one to love one person and just one person. He was a player and a womanizer and she knew this when she first met him but she somehow let herself get wrapped up in him, and in the end- to her amazement- he loved her. He loved her. Her of all people!
But often she would worry about what would happen when he came to his senses and realized that he loved her, a once enemy, a girl nothing like him.
Then he would kiss her and all her worries would vanish.