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Love Date -Leon

It’s nearly 2am right now and my family is driving home after a weekend away and I had this idea come to me. Please go easy on me here. I’m exhausted and It was just something quick I wrote trying to pass the time until I’m home.

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“Ughh, no, no, no.” I stood in the bathroom looking at my distressed reflection in the mirror. I couldn’t believe it.

‘How could my period come when I’m going on a date with Leon?! It wasn’t even due until next week…’ I let out a sigh at my own misfortune. It wasn’t everyday Leon asked me out on a date and I wanted to make the most of it but now…

“Urgh…I’ll just have to try my best to not let it get in the way.” I finished applying my make-up and headed to the door that connects my place with his.

As soon as I stepped through there was Leon, with his usual cocky smile, waiting for me.

“Hey.” I greeted him with a smile but he stayed silent and started to take big steps toward me.

'Woah.’ He had grabbed my arm and pulled me into him.

“Leon?” I whispered his name, glancing up at his face.

He didn’t say a word as he snapped his fingers and my surroundings went fuzzy for a moment before we reappeared in a completely different location.

'Where are we?’ I surveyed my surroundings, there was vibrant gardens all around. 'Hmm, he took us to some gardens? He never did say where our date would be.’

I was gazing at my surroundings when suddenly a dull pain struck my forehead.

“Oww…” I began to pout as I rubbed my forehead, I looked up to see Leon looking at me with a smirk.

“You seemed to be in a completely different reality, I just brought you back to this one. You don’t need to look at me like that.” He said with his signature smirk as I glared at him.

“C'mon.” He said and started walking off into the gardens. “Hey! Wait up.” I called out to him and did my best to catch up. He saw me struggling to keep up with his pace and turned his head back, “Stop being such a slowpoke. Do you need me to lead you?” He teased me. Usually I put up with his teasing and arrogant self but today I felt like I was going to snap.

“No! I’m fine by myself.” I immediately bit back and sharply turned my head away.

“We won’t be able to enjoy the gardens if you keep lagging behind.” He said, not being fazed one bit by how I raised my voice at him.

'Urg, I don’t want to deal with his remarks today…’ I rolled my eyes and kept walking when I noticed he had slowed down and was standing by my side. 'Huh? He’s actually being considerate of me for once.’ I was surprised by his sudden kind act and felt my heart grow warm.

“Wow, these gardens are beautiful. I’m so glad I got to come here.” I said with a bright smile as I looked at Leon.

“Good. I knew you would like them. You really are easy to please.” He said looking proud but there was also a hint of warmth in his voice.

“Sooorry that I’m so simple but I really am happy I got to see this with you.” I replied with a grin, speaking my heartfelt feelings. Leon looked stunned for a moment before quickly averting his gaze and pretended to be looking at one of the flowers.

'Is his ears red? Hehe how cute.’

“I’m glad I got to see this with you too.” He mumbled, I couldn’t quite catch what he said.

'I wonder if we can hold hands?’ I kept glancing over at Leon besides me as we strolled through the gardens. I inched a little closer to him. 'Should I just grab his hand? Would he be okay with that…’ I was thinking over what to do when suddenly I felt a warmth on my hands. Surprised, I glanced down to see Leon had taken my hand and intertwined his fingers with mine.

“Don’t look so surprised. I could tell exactly what you wanted by just looking at you. Your face gave away everything.” He said with a smirk and gave my hand a squeeze.

I felt my heart skip a beat from the touch of his skin against mine and the warmth we shared between our hands. 'He really can be nice sometimes.’ I couldn’t help but smiling.

We continued walking through the gardens for awhile when a sharp pain shot through my stomach. 'Ahh, nooo…’ I winced from the pain but tried to hide it from Leon. I didn’t want to ruin our date.

I started to rub my tummy with my free hand but the pain wasn’t going away, in fact it’s getting worse. My attempts to hide it from Leon didn’t seem to work too well as he came to a sudden halt and turned to look at me.

He carefully studied my face and moved to speak, “What’s wrong?” He asked.

'I don’t know how to tell him I have my period. Would a god even understand…? Of course they should. They are a GOD after all but…it’s still embarrassing to say it.

I didn’t know how to tell him so I tried my best to pretend nothing was wrong, “N-Nothing.” I said, shaking my head but that just angered Leon.

“You can’t fool me. You are in pain. You should just be honest, don’t hide these things from me.” He said looking somewhat sad.

'What am I doing…? I didn’t want to upset Leon… Sigh, he’s right. I should just be honest regardless if I feel shy about telling him. I mean this won’t be the first time it happens so it’s better to be open about it sooner than later.’

With that firmly resolved in my head, I was ready to tell Leon just how I felt. I explained to him I was on my period and was feeling under the weather. Leon was silent for a moment before moving to speak.

“I knew something was wrong. You were being more moody than usual and were struggling to keep walking.” He said as if everything finally made sense now. He didn’t look the slightest bit embarrassed about me explaining it, 'Of course not. Why would he be… all girls have it. It’s natural.’ I felt silly for being so indecisive about telling him earlier but now I’m glad.

I looked up at Leon’s face and saw him smiling kindly at me, “Let’s go.” He said and pulled me close to him and snapped his fingers.

'Huh?’ I wondered where we were going when we were suddenly at my home.

“Why are we here?” I asked in confusion and he let out a little laugh like it was obvious. “I can’t have you wearing yourself out any further. Go lay down.” He said and instructed me to go to my bed.

“I’m fine. I don’t need to.” I shook my head assuring him I was okay but he wasn’t interested in what I had to say. He suddenly wrapped his arms around me and swept me off my feet. “Woah. Hey, put me down!” I demanded and tried to wriggle out of his arms but he just tightened them around me.

“Be quiet.” He said in an assertive manner leaving me with no room to talk back. He carried me over to my bed and gently laid me down. Leon then covered me with the comforter. “Thanks.” I smiled.

Leon remained standing at my bedside, he looked a little lost. “Leon?” I whispered his name and he looked at me with what looked to be a little pout, “What now?” He asked and I blinked a couple times in surprise.

“What do you mean?” I asked and he ran a hand through his hair, his eyes darting about. He paused for a moment before speaking, “What am I supposed to do now? …You know to make you feel comfortable.” He muttered looking a little shy.

'Oh my, how cute!’ I couldn’t help but feel warm and fuzzy inside seeing this side of Leon. I wished I could see this side of him more often but I think it’s more special when I only get to experience it once in awhile.

“I don’t need anything.” I said with a smile.

“You must need something. What about chocolate? I’ve been told chocolate is good for times like this.” He said and was about to snap his fingers but I reached out and grabbed his hand, “Just stay with me.” I asked with a pleading look in my eyes. Leon looked at me for a moment before giving me a small nod and sitting by my side on the bed.

“If that’s what you wish. I’ll stay by your side all night. Don’t worry about anything just sleep, I’ll be here to watch over you. I promise.” He said in a small whisper and took hold of my hand.

“Thank you.” I said and closed my eyes. I then felt Leon start to run his fingers through my hair. His touch was so gentle, I could feel his love with every stroke. It made me feel so at ease that I felt myself grow sleepy. “Leon…” I mumbled his name while my eyes remained closed, “I love you.”

He didn’t say anything back, instead I felt something warm on my eyelid. 'Did he just kiss me?’ I then felt a soft warmth on my lips and my heart skipped a beat. All his movements were so kind, so gentle I thought my heart would burst from his overwhelming love. It was times like this i got to spend with him I really treasured.