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Riku ([personal profile] tall_dark_and) wrote2007-07-18 01:51 am
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Riku is feeling a bit like a hermit today. He's in his room at the bar, the lights turned to dim, and at least four blankets pulled around him. He's got a really thick book in his hands, and he's about halfway through it.

Hermit day. He's not expecting anyone to come by. Though he kinda wishes they would. He wants a reason to come out of hiding!

[identity profile] naminemory.livejournal.com 2007-07-18 02:00 am (UTC)(link)
Is Naminé a good enough reason?

She is at his door now, knocking gently but firmly.

"Riku?" she calls.

[identity profile] tall-dark-and.livejournal.com 2007-07-18 02:06 am (UTC)(link)
She is more than a good reason. Riku looks up from the book, surprised, before grinning.

"Come on in," he responds.

He can't wait to see her face.

[identity profile] naminemory.livejournal.com 2007-07-18 02:13 am (UTC)(link)
She opens the door and steps inside his room.

"Hello Riku," she says with a soft smile. "I hope I'm not disturbing you."

Though it doesn't seem like she is. She gives the blankets a look.

"Are you cold?"

[identity profile] tall-dark-and.livejournal.com 2007-07-18 02:22 am (UTC)(link)
"Disturbing me? You're making my day twice as good just by being here."

Riku shrugs the blankets off and opens his arms to her, making a pretty clear signal that a hug would go well right now.

[identity profile] naminemory.livejournal.com 2007-07-18 02:30 am (UTC)(link)
Well, all right. If he insists.

Her smile widens as she closes the door behind her and walks towards him.

"I haven't seen you for too long," she says as she hugs him. "I missed you."

[identity profile] tall-dark-and.livejournal.com 2007-07-18 02:45 am (UTC)(link)
"I bet I missed you more," Riku says, only a bit jokingly. He hates it when the 'cutesy' couples talk like that, but it just... seems appropriate! Somehow.

[identity profile] naminemory.livejournal.com 2007-07-18 02:58 am (UTC)(link)
Naminé begins to laugh.

"We can call it even," she says, straightening to look at him. She hasn't seen him in a while -- she wants to study him again.

[identity profile] tall-dark-and.livejournal.com 2007-07-18 03:13 am (UTC)(link)
"Sounds good," Riku says. He makes no secret of studying her, either. But he's going to tease her about it anyway. "I haven't changed that much since the last time."

[identity profile] naminemory.livejournal.com 2007-07-18 03:32 am (UTC)(link)
She puts a hand to her mouth embarrassedly.

"I know," she says. But it doesn't stop her. She giggles. "Tell me, Riku. What have you been up to?"

[identity profile] tall-dark-and.livejournal.com 2007-07-18 03:51 am (UTC)(link)
"A little of this, a little of that," Riku says. His nose wrinkles a little, as if he's smelling something sour. "Nothing you haven't heard about before."

He'd just rather concentrate on -her- right now. None of that dumb stuff outside of the bar. There's a fond look on his face, now.

Then he smirks.

"Hey, lady," he says. "Did heaven lose an angel?"

[identity profile] naminemory.livejournal.com 2007-07-18 04:02 am (UTC)(link)
Naminé lets out a sigh.

"Oh, Riku. You did not just say that," she says in a very Kairi-esque manner.

Perhaps she would have fallen for something like that a long time ago, but now she's far more learned, having spent a little more than a year joined with her Other. She's seen quite a bit.

Then she giggles again.

[identity profile] tall-dark-and.livejournal.com 2007-07-18 04:05 am (UTC)(link)
Oh yeah? And what kind of things has she seen? Spill the Kairi dirt, man!

"Of course I did," Riku says, sounding assured about himself. "I've got others, too. "I tried to paint you one day, yasee. But no colours were beautiful enough!"

[identity profile] naminemory.livejournal.com 2007-07-18 04:07 am (UTC)(link)
Now, she starts to laugh.

"Where did you learn that one?"

[identity profile] tall-dark-and.livejournal.com 2007-07-18 04:10 am (UTC)(link)
"I tell no secrets without coersion," Riku says, his voice faking seriousness now. "Like maybe some water, 'coz you set my heart on -fire-."

Shifty eyes!

[identity profile] naminemory.livejournal.com 2007-07-18 04:17 am (UTC)(link)
"Riku!" She's still laughing. "Did Sora teach you any of those? He's very bad at that."

[identity profile] tall-dark-and.livejournal.com 2007-07-18 04:21 am (UTC)(link)
"Maybe, maybe not," Riku says. "Or maybe you can get me a map, becase I'm getting lost in your eyes."

He's just sitting there, grinning at her. Clearly one may have to kick him to get him to stop.

[identity profile] naminemory.livejournal.com 2007-07-18 04:42 am (UTC)(link)

Except Naminé isn't the sort to kick people, so...she'll have to use a different tactic -- if she can think of what that tactic will be.

In any case, she rolls her eyes. "I hope you're running out."

[identity profile] tall-dark-and.livejournal.com 2007-07-18 04:45 am (UTC)(link)
"How about one, then," Riku says. "I love you, beautiful lady."

[identity profile] naminemory.livejournal.com 2007-07-18 04:52 am (UTC)(link)
Ah, now that one she can accept. She smiles, this time without any of the amusement from the teasing.

"That one's just fine," she says, reaching to take his hand. "I love you too."

[identity profile] tall-dark-and.livejournal.com 2007-07-18 05:02 am (UTC)(link)
Riku squeezes her hand gently. "Glad to hear it," he says. There's a pause for a moment, and then there's that twinkle in his eye again.

"But just so you know, these are all very normal in the outside world."

Teasing, much?

[identity profile] naminemory.livejournal.com 2007-07-18 05:09 am (UTC)(link)
She raises an eyebrow curiously.

"Are they," she says more than asks. "Well, I don't see how they could ever work on anybody."

[identity profile] tall-dark-and.livejournal.com 2007-07-18 05:14 am (UTC)(link)
"Oh, yeah," Riku says. "All the dumb ones fall for it. All squealy and giggy."

He sounds a little disgusted at this. He's dealt with too many of those type.

[identity profile] naminemory.livejournal.com 2007-07-18 05:47 am (UTC)(link)
Naminé catches the tone of disgust and smiles to herself. She isn't the jealous sort, but she can't quite help being politely pleased by that.

"Really," she says.

[identity profile] tall-dark-and.livejournal.com 2007-08-08 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
"Really," Riku says. "You'll probably see Sora tryin' it sometime on one of them."

[identity profile] naminemory.livejournal.com 2007-08-08 03:31 am (UTC)(link)
She laughs.

"I do believe he has his eye on someone, actually."

[identity profile] tall-dark-and.livejournal.com 2007-08-08 03:52 am (UTC)(link)
"Yeah," Riku says. He has no doubt in this fact! "But he's gotta get smart before he can get -her-."

Really, Sora.

[identity profile] naminemory.livejournal.com 2007-08-08 03:57 am (UTC)(link)
"He is very bad at it right now," she admits with a giggle. "But some may find it charming. He does mean well, after all."

She idly begins to trace little patterns on his hand with her finger.

"You should really teach him a thing or two."

[identity profile] tall-dark-and.livejournal.com 2007-08-08 04:51 am (UTC)(link)
"I guess I could," Riku says, not bothering to hide the over-confidence in his voice. "I mean, I got you."


He kisses her on the cheek, still grinning.

[identity profile] naminemory.livejournal.com 2007-08-08 04:58 am (UTC)(link)
"Well, that's a little different," Naminé interjects, pressing a finger to his chest playfully.

"Seeing as I've been hopelessly in love with you for quite a while in the first place."

[identity profile] tall-dark-and.livejournal.com 2007-08-08 05:35 am (UTC)(link)
"But that had to start because of something."

Riku pauses. Now he's curious. "Why did it start, anyway?"

It's a silly question, but they're being silly, anyway.

[identity profile] naminemory.livejournal.com 2007-08-08 05:40 am (UTC)(link)
She purses her lips for a moment in thought.

"You know," she admits, looking down for a moment. "I don't even think I remember, it was so long ago."

She smiles, suddenly remembering something. "Maybe it was the first time you let me bandage you after you'd been hurt. The fact that you allowed me to be close to you ... you seemed so distant. It made me feel good. Wanted."

[identity profile] tall-dark-and.livejournal.com 2007-08-08 05:49 am (UTC)(link)
"You always were the best nurse," Riku grins. "Who was I to turn you down?"

She was right, really. His long-standing habit has been to push most people away, and he's not looking to change that anytime soon. But in her case... well, his armour had chipped, and her light got inside.

"Always so beautiful, too. Inside and out."

[identity profile] naminemory.livejournal.com 2007-08-08 06:12 am (UTC)(link)
She raises her head and looks at him, a fond smile appearing on her face.

"I am very glad to have met you, Riku," she tells him. "And to know you and love you. I never want that to change."

[identity profile] tall-dark-and.livejournal.com 2007-08-08 06:23 am (UTC)(link)
"There's nothing in the universe," Riku proclaims, "That will stop me from being with you until my dying day."

Which could be as early as tomorrow, honestly, with what he does - but he's not going to say that. He's not going to spoil this.