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@giselleofandalxsia:

“ … “

“Would you excuse me for a teensy moment?”

The red haired maiden disappeared behind a corner. There were papers rustling, birds singing, pens scribbling…when she reappeared, there was (even more) glitter on her dress and a radiant smile on her face.

“Here you go, little one,” she handed the boy a card. A handmade pink, glittery card, decorated with drawings of hearts and doves, and a thoughtful message written inside in a darker pink ink.

It was Giselle’s first year out of Andalasia, and the first time she heard of the lovely holiday that was Valentine’s Day. And, on her watch, no one, no onewould go without a Valentine.

“The birds helped me decorate it,” she beamed. “Happy Valentine’s Day, from me and my feathered friends!”

          Pazu hadn’t been complaining, merely thinking aloud. Never having a Valentine didn’t really bother him as it might some children his age, but when the woman returned with a brightly decorated card, his face lit up with surprise and delight.

          “For me, miss? Really?” He pinched the sides of the Valentine with utmost care, mindful not to wrinkle the paper or to tear it. Never had he seen something so sparkly. It was almost garish in its showiness and certainly girly, but Pazu couldn’t be happier with it. “Wow! Thanks! Ah… I wish I had something that I could give you.”

          He was tempted to ask her what she meant by “the birds helped me decorate it”, but decided to ignore it for now. The way she was dressed, she was the picture of Wealth. He was satisfied with assuming it was some kind of upper-class idiom. 

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          In retrospect, Sora knew today was just another day. But at the same time, today was so much more than just another day. It was Valentine’s Day, a day where most people spent it with a special someone close to their hearts or with a group of friends they couldn’t see themselves without.
          Which was why he was here, with a rather silly looking handmade Valentine’s Day card in his hands ( if asked, the boy would probably only look away in embarrassment ). But not even the 
MEDIOCRE  quality of his gift could dampen his spirits; it was a very nice day today. And it would no doubt get even nicer, with his company.

          I know it’s not much.. But this is for you! Happy Valentine’s Day!

aucielis asked:

"I've never had a 'Valentine'."

“ … “

“Would you excuse me for a teensy moment?”

The red haired maiden disappeared behind a corner. There were papers rustling, birds singing, pens scribbling…when she reappeared, there was (even more) glitter on her dress and a radiant smile on her face.

“Here you go, little one,” she handed the boy a card. A handmade pink, glittery card, decorated with drawings of hearts and doves, and a thoughtful message written inside in a darker pink ink.

It was Giselle’s first year out of Andalasia, and the first time she heard of the lovely holiday that was Valentine’s Day. And, on her watch, no one, no one would go without a Valentine.

“The birds helped me decorate it,” she beamed. “Happy Valentine’s Day, from me and my feathered friends!”

(Valentine’s meme)

@aucielis