FFXV: Noctis "New moon"
Word count: 1304
It was noctis first peaceful night in the castle after he had been away for all those years fighting. He had lost a good friend and warrior Nyx Ulric, his father and his dear sweet Lunafreya. But before luna left she said “Just like the moon disappears for a while i will too. But we will meet again… Just as the moon is never gone i am truly never gone.” Those words stuck with Noctis and also kept him going… Especially during the days when the meetings with the counsel seemed to drag on, which they always did.
One night Noctis layed in his bed stretched out, summoning fire in his hand then calling it back into his hand again. He realized he couldn’t sleep so he got dressed in the most normalised clothes he had. Which consisted of black v neck t shirt, black cargo jeans and regular checkered white and black tennis shoes he had. Why the hip look, he had no idea.
Once he was dressed he left his room snuck out of the castle and onto the streets. It was 9 o'clock at night and the city was still alive. Repairs of course were still being made to the city, so many parts of the city were off limits. Noctis wondered around the cold wet city streets, he glanced up at the moon and stared into it.
He felt his heart crush under the guilt of not being able to protect her… He had power and yet he wasn’t able to even save her. His thoughts were interrupted by a troubled women.
You stood face to face with an older man. Your hair hazel brown, long with short curls. You had your hands in a fist like you were ready to fight the man. As he tried to inch closer to you, it would appear he was drunk.
“Sir please carry your business else where i am not interested.”
You said in a firm voice. But the man didn’t have the brain cells or awareness to understand what you were saying or care
“Aww come on cutie don’t by like that, thats not right. I found you first. Besides its a late night were both adults aren’t we?”
You sighed and took in a deep breath
“please move or i will use force, I have plans of my own. Now stand aside!”
The drunk man gulped down the rest of the beer he hand in his hand stumbling around. Once he finished he smashed the bottle against the wall, sending glass shards onto the concrete ground. He then pointed towards you, showing you he meant business.
“Now listen you can come with me or be no ones at all, thats your choice “princess”.
Thats it all Noctis could stand he began walking over there
“you will not harm this women! She has warned you now proceed to leave.”
Noctis now stood between you and the drunk man. He turned and looked you briefly and smiled,
“its going to be alright.”
The drunk man then made his way dashing towards noctis, but before noctis could make a move the drunk man fell on his face.
You and Noctis were both in shock…it took you two a moment to take in what had happened. Noctis turned to you and offered to walk you home. You kindly declined but he warned you that there may be more men like that. Not wanting to engage in a fight you accepted his offer.
The walk back home was pleasant, and quiet. You kept glancing up at the moon that was only a sliver left of it. Noctis would look up at the moon then at you. Your bbangs moved infront of your eyes, making it hard for you to see. So you’d try to blow your bangs out of you face, but it didn’t work. Noctis tried not to laugh but you saw him from the corner of your eyes.
“Not funny, its such a pain having long hair..”
Noctis looked at you and smiled.
“You could cut it.. Or would that be to much work too?”
You turned and looked at Noctis
“Ha ha ha very funny. I would cut it but me growing it this long means sonething to me. Where i come from women are very restricted. So i grew my hair out to be free…but now its becoming a pain..”
“Sorry my dear, I just found it cute. I didn’t mean to offend you. ”
Your face lite up after he said that, but why did it? You’ve heard it all from so many guys but what they said never even provoked a smile from you. Yet this guy on the street walking you home got a reaction from you. Maybe because it was genuine compliment.
“But i guess your use to hearing that though.. So maybe i should be more original…”
Noctis said with cocky smile, you turned and looked at him with a raised eyebrow.
“Oh aren’t you just so chipper and confident.. Yes i have heard it before, I’ve heard many things. But its nice to hear from an innocent or decent person.”
The rest of the way you two spent mildly flirting and talking about alittle of everything. You felt like you’d seen his face before but you couldn’t remember where. So You shrugged it off. Eventually you reached your apartment and that meant the fun was over. You were alittle upset you’d made it home because that meant you probably wouldn’t see him again.
“Thank you for walking me home. I normally don’t walk home this late but had to walk my friends home from bar. ”
Noctis just smiled from ear to ear.
“It was no problem, glad to be of help. Its the least i can do.”
You waved a sad goodbye as Noctis nodded, and you guys parted ways as you went inside. He began walking back and heading back to the castle. His heart felt heavy as he walked farther and farther away from your apartment. Until he stopped, he looked up into the clear sky. Gazing up at the moon and its splendor… He then turned around and ran back to your apartment.
You heard a knock at the door, not sure who it could be at this hour you looked through the peep hole. It was your hero from earlier.
You opened the door to a panting Noctis.
“Are you alright?”
Once noctis caught his breath, he said.
“By the way i didn’t catch your name..”
You gave a slight chuckle, he ran back for that.
“My name is y/n and yours is?”
Noctis stood tall and gave a bold smile as he leaned against the wall and said.
“Its nice to meet you my name Is Noctis Lucis Calem and the pleasure is all mine..”
You paused for a moment still smiling until it clicked, this was King Noctis. You knew you’d seen his face before! The look of shock was written all over your face.
“Its alright i had no intentions of revealing who i was. To tell you the truth i snuck out the castle to get some fresh air. I needed some normal time and you helped with that so thank you. But there is one thing more you could help me with. Do you know where a king could take a beautiful lady like you to lunch one day?”
You broke free from your shock with warmest smile on your face.
“I might know i place, but its pretty normal for a king. Are you sure you’d be up for taking me out?”
“I don’t know i think i passed that test tonight and maybe i can get a discount because I’m king.”
Thats how King Noctis got a new moon.
*up next Ignis then Gladio. Sorry taking longer, i have so many projects in the air. *@stunninglyignis