Longing for your smile

Chapter Seven

By Forbidden Angelus

Seifer opened his eyes and looked around him.

This isn't my room, where…? Oh yeah…

He got up and searched the room for Zell but he wasn't there. His heart sank.

Oh, shit… I knew… I shouldn't…

His legs gave under him and he fell on the bed.

"Hey, sleepy-head!! Breakfast is ready!!"

Seifer bolted up, startled.


"Yes, that's my name…" the other blonde replied "Now would you lift that lovely ass of yours from my bed and come eating the breakfast??"


"Then, hurry up…"

Zell got out of the room and closed the door. Seifer remained there, with his jaw that was reaching his knees.

"He… likes me?"

"Mmm… This is good…"

"Thanks… My Ma taught me…" Zell replied "Hey!!"


"She should be here by now, I wonder where she is…"

"Right here." came a voice from the door. "Hi Zell… Seifer…"

"Good morning Mrs. Dincht." Seifer got up.

"Sit down, boy, and enjoy the breakfast…"

"Hey, Ma… Where did ya go??"

"I slept at the Inn… I thought you two where… busy and should be left alone."

At that comment Seifer paled and Zell's eyebrows shot up.

"You… You were here, Ma?"

"As I said you were busy… and you didn't notice me, so I thought I'd leave you two alone…"

"Mrs. Dincht… I… Uh… We…" Seifer stammered.

The big woman hit Seifer in the back and she almost made him lost his balance.

"Don't worry, boy… I'm okay with this, as long as Zell is…"

"Oh… Okay, Mrs. Dincht…"

"And call me Ma… Mrs. Dincht is too--"



"What are you doing here??"

"Sorry guys, the door was open…"

She came into the kitchen holding Quistis' left hand.

"This kitchen has become too little… I'm going upstairs…"

"What are you doing here, Crys?" Zell asked, after his mother had left.

"Just checkin' on ya, guys…"

"You disappeared…" Quistis added, hugging Crys by the waist "…We were worried."

"The only place we could think of was Chicken Wuss' house, so we came here…"

"Sorry to have bothered ya…"

"Don't worry Zell…" Quistis said.

"Okay, now you've found us..."


"Let's go, Crys…"

"'kay, Quisty… Bye, bye guyyss!!"

They got out of the room and out of the house.

"I could recognize her only by the way she say 'guyyss!!'…" Zell said.

"Yeah… she's totally crazy…"



Zell pressed his lips against Seifer's. He locked his arms around the shorter boy's neck and deepened the kiss, while Zell was moving his hands up and down Seifer's back. The kiss broke and left both men panting.

"We should" kiss "go…" kiss

"Shut" kiss "up…" kiss

"Class" moan "will start" kiss "in thirty minutes…" kiss

The tattooed-boy sighed and let go of Seifer.

"Okay, let's go…"

They stood up.

"Ma!! We're going back at the Garden!! Bye, Ma!!"

"Bye Mrs. Din…er… I mean… Ma…"

"Bye Zell, bye Seifer…"

"Shitshitshitshitshitshitshit" Zell was chanting "We'relatewe'relate…"

He was driving like a crazy and Seifer was closing his eyes and holding at everything that seemed safe enough for dear life.

"Zell slow down!!"

"We are late!!"

"If you kill us we won't even arrive!!!"

"Have a little faith in me…"

Seifer opened his eyes and looked at him.

"Faith? In you?" he said.

"Yes." Zell answered.

"Don't make me laugh!!"

"What??! You'll regret what you've said!!" Zell exclaimed.

His hands left the wheel and went for Seifer neck.

"Zell!! Watch where you're going!!" Seifer exclaimed.

Zell took back the wheel in his hands and the car went back to the road.

"We're arrived!!" he declared after a tremendous screeching halt. Before getting out of the car Seifer inhaled various times.

"You coming?"

"Gimme sometime, please. I've just faced Death. I need a little to recover, ya know?"

"You sounded like Raijin, you know?"

"Did I?"

"Yes, you did. Now let's go."

They stepped into the hall of the Garden. Nobody was around, all the students were in the classroom.

"Oh, Hyne!! I'll probably get a negative note on my curriculum…"

Seifer said more to himself than to Zell.

"Three months ago you wouldn't have talked like this…"

"Three months ago I was a bastard and I didn't really care…"

They walked silently toward the elevator. Then Zell stopped suddenly.

"What?" Seifer asked him.

"Ehm… Seifer??"


"Our classed is dismissed today… Our teachers are on a mission…"


"Err… There was a lot on my mind… I forget about this… and…" he began to backed slowly, putting his hands up.

"And YOU almost killed me on that car??!!!!"

"I'm sorry… eh…"

Seifer grabbed him by his waist and drew him forward for a kiss.

"You. Me. Our room. Now."

"Yes. Chicken Wuss understood." Zell said, smiling.

"Are you sure?" Quistis asked.

"Of course… They did it last night…" Crys smiled.

"Seifer and Zell?"


"I can't believe it… They seemed to hate each other…"

"People change…" Crys said.

"I suppose you're right…"

"I'm always right…"

"Yeah, sure."

They were in their rooms. They had just woken up and, while Crys was eating, Quistis was in the bathroom, dressing. They were talking trough the open bathroom door.

Suddenly Crys went serious and looked and Quistis.


"Yes?" the blonde SeeD turned towards her, finding herself staring in a pair of sky-blue eyes.

"I really like you… Yes, I like you. Maybe I even love you."

Quistis remained silent for a long time.

"I like you too, Crys…"

"I want you to remember what I've just said, right? I like you. Nothing can change that. Whatever will happen in the future I'll always like you. Don't forget that, okay?"



"Why are you saying me this?"

"I've just told you. I want you to remember the feelings that I have for you. I don't want to be forgotten. To be forgotten is worse than to die."

"I'll always remember you, Crys. No matter what will happen."

Crys got up and went towards her. She kissed her on the lips then she hugged her tightly.

"I'm happy now. I'm afraid this won't last long." the shorter, red-haired girl whispered.

"I love you, Zell… You know that?"

"Yes, I know…"

"And you?"

"Me what?"

"You love me?"

"Yes… Yes I think so…"

"Chicken Wuss?" the nickname was spoken quietly, like it was a word made only for him.

"Yes, Scarred-One?"

Seifer chuckled. "Thank you."

"For what?"

"For trusting me, for being here, for not running away, for being born…"

"For the last one I think you should thank my parents…"

"Then, thanks Zell's mom and Zell's dad… Oh and thank Ma Dincht and Pa Dincht for raising him so well…"

"Yeah… Now it's my turn…"

"Your turn?"

"I thank you Seifer for teasing me all those years…"

"What? I thought you hated that!!"

"Yes, but… Without you around making fun of me would have been a really empty life…"

"You Chicken Wuss!!"

"When did you start to have feelings for me?"

"When you came at the Garden… I remembered you from the Orphanage, when you were a little, annoying child… And when I saw you here you were just like an angel for me…"

Zell found himself blushing.

"I was right after all…" Zell whispered.

"About what?"

"You've found the one who's longing for your smile…"

Seifer didn't reply, he just hugged his lover.


Comments: Alright… Here we are… Happiness ends here, guys. From now on there will be something very… very… Oh, I don't want to spoiler anything… Just keep reading. Thanks for all the beautiful reviews about this fic and the other two that I wrote. Thanks guyyss (as Crys'd say)!! Stay tuned!!!

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