To See Another Day Chapter 7
By Kain Servant
Kain watched as the other airship pulled away in the distance. He tried to concentrate on it, or anything, the bloody birds in the sky, so as not to think about being on an airship. Why had he ever agreed to this?
Beneath him the Red Rose lurched and rumbled as if to spite him, and with every lurch and turn bile rose in his throat. Oh gods this is torture! He turned his head slowly, and left his attention on Garnet standing beside him. She was so beautiful and for some reason now she wanted him even more than before. Something about how she loved him and wanted him, but he had the feeling that it was more a revenge on her husband for leaving her.
Her husband, Zidane. He was the worlds greatest warrior, and most said about the nicest man they had ever met. Why did he leave her, or did she leave him or whatever happened in the bedroom last night?
The sun was beginning to sink along the horizon when Kain began to recognize the terrain once again. Slowly he stumbled over to where Garnet was standing, and he put his arm around her shoulders gently. To steady himself, Queen, um, theres Treno, the direction were going right now. And, er, if we turn left right now well be heading toward Macema go toward that big mountain over there. Pyre Mountain it was called. Supposedly the greatest chieftain Gaia had ever known had been burned at the top of that mountain.
She nodded, and Kain felt her sink against his chest, Alright, Ill tell the Captain. The Captain was a midget man that could barely see over the helm, but despite all of the near vomiting experience, Kain had to admit he was a rather good flyer. Captain Venu was his name.
Kain can you please sleep with me again tonight? Here was the question he had been dreading to hear all day. He hesitated for a moment to feel her, to taste her
No I cant, it would go against my honor. You are still married, and until you are single once again I cannot defile your honor, nor mine. Well that sounded rather valorous, so he thought. Garnet looked up at him with regret in her eyes,
I need you I left Zidane because of you, you cant just pull away from me now.
Oh he couldnt stand those imploring eyes on him, they were so sad, so delicate, so bloody hell, Well er maybe. I guess Ill think about it. That maybe was looking more like yes with every second he looked into her eyes, so he shifted his gaze quickly, back to the mountain range rising before them.
Soft lips brushed against his cheek, and then Garnet slipped away, Thank you, Kain.
As Garnet moved away, she couldnt help questioning herself. Why was she throwing herself at Kains feet? There was nothing more charming about him than Zidane except for maybe the eyes and the big build, but Zidane was so lovable and sweet. No, he left her, she couldnt think of him that way anymore!
Is it because that book told me I had to make love to him? She pushed that thought away, that book was her future, it wasnt telling her what to do, she was telling it what to do. She shook her head and opened the door to the control room.
Captain Venu was hunched over the helm, a huge pipe sticking out of one side of his mouth. She coughed softly, and he turned, Oh, your highness, what can I do for you? She hastily reiterated the instructions Kain had given her, and he bowed low to the floor, then began changing directions.
Slowly she turned back to the deck, Okay, so Im going to Macema. Im going to talk to this elder and hes going to tell me where I got this book. Then what? Her life had to be more than just the life of the queen chance wouldnt allow that, it couldnt. She had to be more!
Slowly her thoughts turned back to the book. As much as she hated it, it also was her only way to find out what was in store for her. Better than being left in the dark. She mused, than headed for her chamber.
Zidane lay on his back on the deck, staring up at the three dark starless shadows against the sky, the anger machine curled within his fist. Faal Delamfar. So that was what the strange man was talking about they were being invaded, like Terra tried before, another planet of parasites was trying to take over.
And this time they would win, if nothing could be done soon. Already it had taken one of the worlds greatest armies and the finest warriors, just to defeat one army. One army! And they hadnt even fought the man that had pulled anger right out of Zidanes mind without even moving.
There has to be a way He murmured, fighting off the sleep that tried to overtake him. He would not sleep until he found a solution.
Garnet a stab of pain jolted him and his thoughts. Where had she entered his mind from? His wife was the least of his problems; she would probably just run off with big, hairy, sexually pleasing Kain and forget all about her husband. No need to complete a divorce, she was a queen, she could do things like that.
But I love her! Big, hairy, sexually pleasing Kain might be her focus of attention at the moment, but she had to love him in there somewhere No, dont even think about her Of course of course he loved her, but there were bigger problems in the world. Like it being destroyed!
But that man said theyre after Garnet. So she had protection from Kain. Dammit! What about the planet?
Zidane? Zidane nearly flew to his feet, his sword out and pointing into the darkness,
Come out, bastard! Ill kill you for what you did to my Blank looked rather shocked with the thin steel poised between his eyes. His throat bobbed and he waved his arms frantically. A little too shocked to speak. Oh Zidane removed the sword quickly and carefully, then grinned, Accident uh just
Dont worry bout it, I did the same thing earlier. Blank wiped at his hair, then dropped into a sitting position on the deck. He stifled a yawn, What you doing awake, you know that glow over there means that morning is coming.
Yes Zidane sighed and sat down next to his old friend, Just thinking, about whats happening. Blank?
What Zidane fought to find the right words, What would you do, if you suddenly had to just let go of Ruby. After all these years, just drop her and go find someone else?
Blank scratched his head, Well that depends on what the other girl looks like.
Im just kidding, bro, come on. Calm down Blank grinned and punched Zidane lightly on the shoulder. Zidane couldnt help but smile himself. Blank was his own special case. Ill probably never let go of her as long as I still have a hope. But if youre still thinking about Garnet Drop her, man. Drop her like an egg and let her crack!
Drop her? But
Bro, she left you. She basically said Not interested and walked away with her hand down some guys pants. You can find a million hot chicks out there that would die for
For the guy with a rat tail Zidane finished, trying to grin, You sure can give the blunt truth. The blunt truth was stinging at his eyes at the moment, and he rubbed hastily at them, I think I need some sleep.
Of course you do. Blank patted Zidanes back. The concerned friend out to help. Itll be a busy day in Treno tomorrow.
Yeah goodnight, Blank.
Goodnight Garnet the tears building on Zidanes face began to spill out, and he hurried away to his room. Wherever you are whatever youve done Ill never forget you
It was easier to find the page where the writing left off every time she opened the book. This time it simply opened right to it, revealing a new line of words. Garnet read hungrily:
Queen of the Eidolon met Princess of Forsaken Earth, secrets revealed are hidden, life ever goes on, the waters of time always go on and on
Why cant it be a straight answer for once? Garnet mumbled, throwing herself onto the bed. Slowly she tried to straighten out the tangled mess of elaborate words. She was going to meet some Princess of Forsaken Earth, and maybe one of them would tell another one a secret, and then the secret would be hidden a key? Her thoughts began to dim it was all so foolish, following a book around because it told her what to do.
If she could only just leave the book. But she couldnt do that, she knew she wouldnt. She had tried many times over the past days, only to find that she couldnt bring herself to do it. She had always wanted a guide of some sort, for her life, now she had it. And she was going to follow it.
Now about her promise to Kain She smiled slightly as she slowly began to undress for the night. Her life had changed so much since he arrived. She was really in love again, excited, alive, energized about it, about him. She hadnt been that way about
Or was it just because she told herself that she couldnt? Why did she do that? Zidane could have been just as good as Kain, but she had to force suffering on herself. Suffering that she didnt deserve. You tried to play God and you lost love. She told herself stubbornly.
Zidane it wasnt his fault that he was angry, it was all her fault. If she should punish herself at all, it should be now that she really did something wrong. But now she was trying to make a man, that didnt want her, take all of her, he trying to preserve both their dignities, and she trying to ruin it all.
She was terrible if she hadnt been so stupid there would be at least two men right now living their lives happily if it wasnt for her !
Suddenly she stopped, tears streaming down her face. Dont think of the past, just look to the future to amend it. Quickly she finished dressing for the night, and rolled into her bed. No more making love to Kain, she knew how she was going to amend the future
As her breathing slowed and her thoughts began to roll by like the puffy clouds on a clear summer day, she pressed her fingers to her lips, I love you, Zidane
Kain paced the deck nervously, waiting for Garnet to come back. He knew she would, begging him again, and he would go off to bed with her and lose control of his mind. It was unfair that women could be so beautiful.
Ahead he could see Pyre Mountain coming closer. Ohh, he wanted to go home. He wanted this whole bloody episode to be over!
Moodily he kicked the rail that protected him from being hurled over the side of the ship, stubbing his toe in the process. Bloody queens falling in love with him it wasnt bloody fair! He just wanted to make arrows. He wanted to live in Macema and still be in awe of heroes and legends, instead of stealing one of the greatest legends wife, who happened to be a Queen and a legend herself.
Why couldnt life just be simple and straight with him it got awfully confusing when it kept spinning around up in his head and he couldnt straighten it out.
Darkness continued to fog the sky, and out poured the never-ending quantity of sparkling stars. Kain paused for a moment to glance at a large area near the moon that was devoid of stars probably just some sort of eclipse
Where is Garnet? He suddenly realized that it had been near an hour since she left, and she had said I hope shes alright. He murmured, then turned and clomped slowly to the private quarters, tripping twice along the way.
Her door was shut, so he tapped lightly on it, Garnet are you in there? Garnet? Maybe she was talking to the Captain, or out looking for him or trying to find some seductive way to tease him into giving in to her tonight, or
Gently he pushed the door open, then peered around the dark interior of the room. Garnet was there, lying on her bed, her chest rising and falling in the slow rhythm of sleep. Kain almost breathed a sigh of relief, but decided not to, in case it woke her.
Instead he simply stood and stared at her. I hope youve found your true love again, Garnet. Its not me His eyes trailed to the floor, where she had discarded her clothing when she undressed. Slowly he entered the room, careful not to make any noise, and picked up her blouse and overalls. Folding them smoothly, he set them down on the dresser, then looked back at her fondly. Why did he want her to love Zidane so badly? A beautiful woman walked straight into his life, and he was worried that she didnt love her husband?
Its not your place to take his wife. Yeah, that was true, but borrowing couldnt hurt they were stuck on the airship together with no Zidane to barge in this time and Stop. I wont do it. Kain sighed wistfully, took one last full look at Garnet, then turned and softly shut the door. It was time to get back to his life.
A day passes
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