Title: Paper Hearts
Fandom: Kingdom Hearts
Disclaimer: No ownership implied, no profit gained. This is a fanwork.
Characters/Pairings: Leon, Cloud
Summary: Sitting around, almost making Valentines.
Notes: 15Min Quote #4.
If I could, I'd comb the sky
and collect the stars,
quickly pile them into a basket
until it overflowed with silvery light.
And then I'd give the basket to you,
because all things precious
should be yours today.
- Author Unknown
"You really need to learn to keep your big mouth shut," Squall muttered, tossing down another handful of construction paper hearts.
"I didn't think I'd lose!" Cloud shot back, fumbling with his own collection of cut-outs. "But is this really any worse than watching Yuffie and the others for the afternoon?"
"They're easy," Squall countered. "A story and the Lift Stop Game and they're napping in no time."
"But this way you can make a Valentine for your crush and no one will see you," Cloud said, glancing over at his suddenly-red companion.
"At least I'm not afraid to tell the person that I like that I like him," Cloud said. "Kinda. A little afraid."
Squall picked up another sheet of construction paper and started chopping it into heart-shaped pieces, letting them scatter on the table, amongst dozens of others. After Cloud had stupidly lost a game of rock-paper-scissors, Aerith had taken the pleasure of wearing the children out before returning to the castle library to make Valentines. She was the favourite babysitter anyway, and secretly both Cloud and Squall weren't about to complain about the situation, even if they would never tell the other.
There was never a proper time for a teenaged boy to be relieved at needing to sit around and cut out a mound of multi-coloured hearts.
"You're going to make one?" Squall asked, picking up a couple of hearts and holding them together.
"Yeah," Cloud replied. "May as well finally tell him."
Yeah, Squall thought in response. May as well finally tell him.
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