Scenario Eldarya : It's gardienne bday ! ✨ (Love your blog 💕)
Sorry for the delay, Anon! You weren’t really specific so I kinda did whatever. I hope that’s okay!
Note: I can’t really write Karenn that well, so apologies if she’s a bit ooc.
“Your birthday’s today.”
“As in, today today?”
You laughed easily, ruffling Chrome’s hair fondly as you walked by him, “It’s fine, Chrome, I’m not expecting anything, I forgot to tell you all anyway.”
You waved at him cheerily, picking your kit up as you headed out on your mission. “It’s fine, really. I’ll see you later, yeah?” Chrome could only stare after you in dismay.
You weren’t wrong, it wasn’t his fault he hadn’t known it was your birthday, but that did nothing to alleviate the guilt he felt. He frowned, tail swishing as he sunk into thought.
It wasn’t too late, he could do a little something for you, right? Nothing too extravagant, just a small birthday surprise. It wouldn’t take long, and would probably be set up before you came back! But first, he’d need some volunteers…
He grinned as he scampered off, a plan forming in his mind.
The mission hadn’t taken as long as you’d originally thought, and you were able to return to the guard earlier than expected, eager to spend the rest of the day lazing around in bed, maybe even getting round to reading that book Kero had recommended.
You’d just finished changing into more comfortable clothes when you heard a knock on the door.
Opening it, you were somewhat unsurprised to see Chrome looking up at you, a secretive grin on his face.
“What are you planning?” You demanded immediately.
“Who, me?” He blinked at you innocently, “Nothing, just came to get you for dinner.”
You raised an eyebrow, looking at him in amused skepticism, “Really?”
“Really. You coming?”
Though suspicious of his true intentions – you highly doubted he’d let the birthday thing go – you, followed Chrome dutifully. You frowned when you went past the cafeteria, your suspicions all but confirmed when he led you to the gardens.
You stopped in your tracks, staring at the happy birthday banner hanging from the 100 years cherry tree’s branches. Paper lanterns lit up the area, casting a soft glow on the small group of people standing beneath them, surrounding a large table that was covered with a modest, but delicious looking spread.
“Surprise! Happy birthday, _____!” They cheered, and you stared at them. Yhkar, Kero, Karenn, and Eweleïn, all grinning widely at you before surrounding you, showering you with birthday well-wishes.
You blinked at them, then turned to Chrome who was wearing the biggest shit-eating grin you’d ever seen in your life.
“Did you really think nothing was going to be done do for your birthday?” He asked, smugly.
“I told about my birthday today! How did you get this all done before I came back?” You exclaimed, looking around the area.
“With great difficulty.” Eweleïn huffed, arms crossed in faux show of annoyance.
“Honestly, _____, you should’ve said something earlier!” Yhkar pouted, hooking her arm in yours as she shook her head at you.
“So you should be,” Kero scolded, though the teasing tone in his voice soften his words, “If it weren’t for Chrome, you’d be without a party and we’d all be wallowing in guilt for the next week!”
“It’s not much of a party though.” Chrome pointed out, “It’s more like a fancy dinner or something.”
“It’s more than I thought I’d be getting,” You joked, “Thank you guys.”
“Don’t thank us just yet!” Karenn exclaimed before shoving two gifts at you.
“Shouldn’t that wait until after we’ve eaten?” Kero asked nervously, “I mean, Karuto would be rather upset if the food went cold after he spent so long preparing it…”
“It’ll be fine.” Karenn waved him off as she watched you open the first gift with a smile.
A beautiful silver bracelet sparked from the box, stunning you with it’s dazzle and obvious expensiveness.
“That’s from the captains!” Yhkar chirped, “They went all out since they couldn’t be here for the party!”
“It’s gorgeous; I’ll have to thank them later.” You hummed, sliding the bracelet on before turning to the other gift, your eager hands already shredding the wrapping paper.
“This one’s from all of us.” Chrome said, “It’s not much, but I saw Purral had gotten this on his last run to the human world and I remember you said you liked it, so…”
“This is… Harry Potter?”
“Yes, there was something called Twilight, but Chrome said you’d prefer this. Do you like it?” Eweleïn asked, head tilted in curiosity.
“I… I love it,” You murmured, looking at your friends with a grateful smile, “Thank you, everyone. For all of this.”
“Hey, what are friends for, right?” Kero smiled, “Now, let’s eat!”
You laughed before letting yourself be dragged towards the table, Eweleïn following behind while Yhkar and Karenn talked your ear off, Kero already ahead, trying to stop Chrome from sneaking dessert early.
You smiled at your friends fondly, grateful for all they’d done before sitting down at the table, ready to spend the rest of your evening in good company.