“Her arms windmilled with speed and fury of a seasoned fighter towards Gladio, rain pelting against her already soaked-through armor, wet curls of her loosening ponytail splayed against her shoulders and neck. She was beautiful death and fury absolute. A machine. Terrifying.”
“As he began to reminisce about the conversation he and the young mechanic shared the night before, the mysterious man’s words echoed throughout Noctis’s mind yet again. That girl you arrived with…. she isn’t what she seems. What was he talking about?”
“But then, it was the strangest thing—a voice pulled her out. She could barely hear it, but it was there. Someone was humming to her, a quiet lullaby, the voice causing the darkness to shrink away until she was bathed in the warmth of a bright light.”
- Excerpt from Chapter V
SUNSHOWERS | A Prompto Argentum & Claudia Imbrium Story
“Prompto’s breath hitched as he felt a twinge of pain on the back of his knee. Frowning, Prompto bunched up the material of his pajama pants on his left leg and twisted his body slightly to glance at the discoloured mark that had been present there since he was born. It burned ice cold- a paradox, a juxtaposition- an absolute antithesis.”
You, the Pevensies, and Caspian are all sitting in Cair Paravel, enjoying a rare quiet day.
You look outside and notice that it’s raining, not enough to signal a thunderstorm but enough to get deliciously wet in. The thought of running around in the sea as the rain poured down appeals more and more to you every second.
“I’ll see you later,” you tell your friends before hurrying out of the room, much to their confused amusement. You rush down the steps, your footsteps echoing in the corridor.
When you reach the doorway, you smile in excitement before running out into the rain. You raise your arms and tilt your head towards heaven, smiling as you twirl around.
When you’re done, you run out to the sea, the cold water tickling your feet as the raindrops kiss your skin. You start dancing to a tune in your head, your eyes closed in pure bliss.
However, a large splash that completely drenches your back startles you. You turn around to find Caspian grinning at you mischievously.
“Caspian!” You exclaim before you feel another splash behind you. This time, you turn around to find Lucy, Susan, and Peter grinning at you. Your eyes widen in mock dread as you realize what this means.
Suddenly, the wind is knocked out of you as you feel another body collide with yours. You sputter in shock and push the intruder off only to find Edmund smirking back at you.
“Edmund!” You then lunge at him, pushing into the water. You two tumble in the water, before you’re both splashed by the rest.
“Oh you’re so going to get it Pete!” Edmund exclaims, taking off after his brother.
You then turn your attention to splashing Lucy while an all out brawl ensues between Susan and Caspian.
Soon, Lucy and you decide to team up and splash both Susan and Caspian, causing both of them to try and use each other as a human shield. Ultimately, this ends up with both of them falling rather ungracefully.
You and Lucy laugh only to be grabbed from behind by both Edmund and Peter. Peter then spins Lucy around before unceremoniously dumping her into the ocean. Edmund does the same with you.
“Alright, alright, truce?” You propose once he’s done, holding your hand out to Edmund. He puts his hand in yours before you pull him down to join you. Instead of him tumbling into the water beside you, he ends up falling on top of you. His forehead is touching yours and his lips graze your cheek.
You blush and lock eyes with him but before either of you can do anything about it, splashes erupt from all around you and you shriek as the cold water hits you from all sides. Judging by the yells beside you, Edmund wasn’t immune from them either.
“Lucy! I thought we were allies!”
“All’s fair in love and war!” she retorts amid squeals of laughter.
“Revenge will be mine!” You shout before chasing after Lucy, her shrieks carrying through the air. Before she can go far, Edmund grabs her by the waist, leaving her vulnerable to your attacks.
You then splash her and the rest of the monarchs join in torturing the youngest Pevensie.
Eventually, everyone gets tired of the water war and decides to rest. You all head to shore, lying down on your backs as you catch your breaths.
“Y/N? What were you dancing to?” Susan asked. You bit your lip in embarrassment, thinking they forgot about that in the event of the water war.
“It was a song I remembered listening to back on Earth.”
“How does it go?” Caspian asked. You opened your mouth and started singing it, resisting the urge to start swaying in the water once again.
Then, you watch in astonishment as Caspian rises and holds his hand out for Susan to take. She smiles shyly before accepting. They start swaying as you continue to sing your song.
Peter then follows suit, holding out a hand for Lucy to take. She immediately bounces up and drags her brother close to the spot where Susan and Caspian are dancing.
This leaves you and Edmund by yourselves. He then stands up and asks, “Lady Y/N of Narnia, will you honor me with a dance?” His tone sounds joking but you see the sincerity in his eyes.
“Yes.” You lay your hand in his and he tugs you towards the water. You continue singing as he places a hand on your waist and you place a hand on his shoulder. Your hand connects with his and you feel something warm and electric jolt through your arm and spread through your entire body.
Soon, the dancing pairs gravitate towards each other before you spin and exchange partners. You find yourself dancing with Peter before another change brings you towards Caspian.
After a few more turns, you spin out of Caspian’s arms and join hands with Susan and Lucy. You three form a small circle and dance much like one does when doing ‘Ring Around the Rosy’. Eventually, you three join the three men in one large circle.
At this point you’ve stopped singing, but all of you seem to know the tune and timing of the song so you all continue as if there was still music playing.
After that, Susan and Caspian gravitate to the middle and the circle widens to accommodate them. They get into the waltz position, swaying before Caspian dips Susan slightly as she leans back, her foot extended behind her.
They sway out and join the circle once again as Lucy and Peter have their turn. He swings her outwards and as soon as he brings her back in, he picks her up and twirls her around as she laughs in delight and amusement at her brother’s move.
After that, you and Edmund are in the middle. A cunning idea enters your mind and with one foot, you lightly splash him. He then splashes you back, causing you to laugh in response. He then takes your hand and you step away from him for a moment, before spinning into him. His arms are around your waist and his chin is resting on your shoulder. You smile and sigh in contentment.
However, your little haze is broken by the rest splashing you two. You exclaim in surprise as Edmund grins in amusement. Seeing an opening, Edmund spins you out again and tugs you away from the group.
You expect the rest of them to follow you but you hear no footsteps. You’re brought to a spot that was neither too near or too far from where they were. You turn to look at Edmund and see that he’s so close you can count the freckles on his nose.
Were his eyes always that amazing shade of brown? Was his hair always this perfect, clinging to his forehead like that? Were his lips always that lush and inviting?
Edmund’s gaze trails down your face before finally coming to rest on your lips. Something pulls him in and he leans forward. You lean towards him in anticipation and you two meet halfway in a kiss.
At first it’s feather light but when he starts to recede, you chase his lips with yours. Once you find each other again, the kiss becomes more sure and the emotions that you guys had kept from one another until that point were expressed.
“It’s about time!” Peter calls out and you gently break your kiss with Edmund, resting your head against his chest and your hand on his heart. You laugh in response before pulling Edmund with you so you can join the rest of the group.