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07 April 2012 @ 06:18 pm
Dearly Beloved Place [Tetsuya/Ayana x 30 kisses ]  
Title: Dearly Beloved Place
Fandom: L'Arc~en~Ciel
Pairing: Tetsuya/Ayana
Prompt: 30 Kisses #29: the sound of waves
Rating: PG.
Words: 856
Summary: It must be a bad sign for a couple to worry about the future on their honeymoon... but, perhaps not. Unable to deal with the heat in their room, Ayana goes outside in the middle of the night to think, and to listen to the ocean's waves...
Author's Note: I wrote this a while ago, and I'm still not sure if I like it or not... ah well. It was written rather late at night, so it's, ah... interesting? Hahaha~ Well, I haven't posted anything in a while, so I figured I should show that I'm not completely sloughing off while I'm off from school~ ^^

Hope you enjoy! \(^-^)/ Comments and feedback make this author ridiculously happy~ That's it! Douzo~ <3





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A stifling heat spread itself thick over top of the bedsheets, pressing down with a weight that made it difficult to breathe. Humidity must have been far off the charts, or at least it made its presence far more known than Ayana was used to at home.

Still, Tetsuya loved this place. How could he manage to sleep so soundly now?

Ayana's gaze drifted to her husband, contentedly asleep beside her. Painted in the contrast of moonlight and shadows, his countenance was the very image of serenity. Every once in a while, his eyelids would flutter and the threat would be there, but he would never wake. A smile toyed with the corners of his lips-- happy dreams. At the sight, Ayana's heart grew just a little warmer.

She slipped out of bed, pulling her robe over her shoulders to shield her bare skin from hungry insects. The additional layer was not appreciated, but was nonetheless a necessity.

Sliding open the door silently, Ayana was met with a breath of a breeze, gently tousling her hair and cooling her face. She settled down on the edge of the porch, letting her legs swing free above the dyed-blue sand. The trees whispered in a palm-frond language unfamiliar to her, but it was music no less.

He loved this place. That was why he brought her there.

Hushing sighs of the sea emanated from far off in the distance. She knew it to be not far at all from their rented stay, but everything beyond perhaps two meters out faded into darkness. The ocean's waves came somewhere out of a dream.

Outside, the wind was cool and the night was calm and the only sound was that of the waves. It was beautiful.

It wasn't hard to guess why Tetsuya so loved this place.

She wanted to be alone. In that moment, the desire almost scared her. That was not what they were here for-- they were here to enjoy it together. She wanted nothing more than to run out across the sand and feel the wind kicking up against her face.

All she could feel was the pressing heat, then. The breeze calmed and stopped.

Ayana bit her lip and looked down at her hands. What was wrong? It couldn't be that she was already second-guessing herself. She was sure this was right.

--wasn't it?

She barely noticed when Tetsuya silently slipped out the door and sat down beside her. He stared out into the black, perhaps searching for the source of the sound of the ocean's waves. Then, he looked up and his gaze traced the patterns marked by the stars.

"Too hot?"

Ayana did not respond. His easy smile faded immediately.

"Do you want me to leave you alone?"

"...No."

He obliged, but said nothing more.

"It's a beautiful night." She finally said, toneless and robotic.

"It is."

"Fitting."

"Mm-hmm."

Absently, Ayana plucked up one of Tetsuya's hands and splayed it across her thigh so she could examine it. The callouses on the tips of his fingers were rough, but his hands were graceful, fingers thin and supple and infinitely precise in everything. Even his nails were trimmed in close, elegant curves as to not impede upon his bass playing. They were eloquent hands, loving hands.

"Are you worried?" he asked, barely above a whisper.

Ayana's lips fought to form a smile, but never quite made it. "I wish I could say no."

He sighed. "I know. Me too."

A silence descended between them. Their thoughts were as one-- a couple should not be felled by such doubts this early.

"But, when I worry, I just think about why I'm doing it." Tetsuya smiled his warm smile, eyes twinkling and sweet. "and then I wonder why I ever questioned value of the decision that has made me happiest."

Ayana's gaze snapped to meet his, dampened and chilly. "I'm sorry... this must be disappointing."

"Disappointing? Not at all. Just because it's our honeymoon? Don't worry about that, U-chan." His use of her pet name made her blush.

The breeze picked up again, sweeping around them both. Tetsuya's eyes fluttered closed and he sighed, an absent smile still tickling his lips.

“...then I wonder why I question the value of the decision that has made me happiest.”

Those words were comforting to her, and warm-- not pressing like the stifling humidity, but fresh and soft like the breeze. His words often came that way.

--and then, Ayana thought, maybe it was silly to doubt that this was exactly what she wanted. She was reminded that she had said yes for a reason.

She scooted closer to him and hooked her arms around his neck, planting a kiss on his lips. "I'm ready to go back to bed now."

Tetsuya smiled, knowing nothing more needed to be said, and scooped her up into his arms, carrying his blushing bride back to their room.

Even under the thin sheets and blankets on their bed, it wasn't suffocating anymore.

Ayana lay her head on his chest and listened to his heartbeat, steady like the sound of ocean waves from somewhere in the distance.

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deliciousayumudeliciousayumu on July 12th, 2012 06:55 am (UTC)
I’m sorry that..Is this the novel written by you? It's the first time for me to use Livejournal and I cannot use it well so I ask you this impolite question. Nice to meet you and I love tetsuya ,too ^ ^
Marie Ciel: [L'A] tetsuya 2marieciel on November 14th, 2012 11:53 pm (UTC)
Not a problem! This is a work of fiction that I wrote, yes, about two of my favorite people, Tetsuya and Ayana. :3

Great to see another Tetsuya fan! Thanks so much for reading and commenting. <3