Scenario please! Ravali has always made it a habit to braid his future s/o's hair (they are Hylian). One day, he adds his feathers to the braids and they are unaware that wearing them means the two are dating. Cue to them being confused when the other Rito in the village start congratulating them and asking how they got together. Revali is smug as ever but is also nervous because this is his way of confessing. I love your writing, it's amazing. And thank you for making it easy to read on mobile!
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This is super long and I’m not sorry because I love Revali so much??? I was honestly slayed when I saw him if I’m being honest.
The wind seemed to tear into the village in the light of the coming afternoon, turning simple errands into an annoying chore for the Rito.
Honestly, Revali could care less. Everything he needed to do was already done.
Well… Except for one thing.
But he couldn’t do that right now, because they still weren’t here, and they’re gonna be late.
Besides, the time wasn’t right yet.
Revali huffed, pacing around his little circular house as he fixed minor things that seemed to bother him, and deciding that his bed looked a bit wrong, he went to fix it.
He felt his throat go dry when he saw the perfect bouquet of blue feathers-his own feathers-lying there as if someone placed them under the blanket.
The time was right.
Revali swore under his breath in panic and hid the feathers right by the bed, feeling that they would be here soon, and he doesn’t know if they know about his people’s traditions or not.
The non-obscure ones anyway. None of the Rito talk about it.
Turning, he made his way out of the village to wait for them, the wind decidedly unsupportive of his trek down, blowing straight at his face.
The bridge to the stable was as far as he needed to go to find them, and he immediately stalked over.
“There you are. You’re late.”
They turned to him with a jump, surprised by his sudden appearance.
“Revali? Jeez, you scared the hell out of me-wait. L-late?” they tilted their head, “What do you mean? We didn’t state a time for me to be over, did we?”
“Just come on. Look at you, your hair is an absolute mess. Why do you always come here with your hair all messy? Ugh, I have to braid it again, don’t I? Of course I do. You can’t resist the best, can’t you?” Revali snatches hold of their hand and tugs them to his side, leading them to the village, “Honestly, you could at least try to make it easy.”
They’re chuckling slightly, knowing the routine by now. They’ve admitted before that its their favorite thing to do with him, just relax while he braids their hair, acting all annoyed, but his attention to detail gave him away. He loves it just as much.
Once the two are in his little house, he sits them on the bed and straightens out their hair, expertly freeing the knots painlessly as he brushes through their hair. Their locks fall to his strokes perfectly, as if they knew what he was doing and knew exactly where to go.
Revali watches as their shoulders relax as they go along, comforted by his touch as he separates the locks of their smooth hair into three parts, and he lets his mind slip away into the normal routine, making small, grumbling remarks on the way.
It’s a good while before he nears the end of the session, and his heart is racing as he reaches for the last feathers he had, examining his work all the while. The feathers are incorporated expertly into the braid, noticeable and honestly quite intimidating. They clearly didn’t feel him adding something extra, as there was no question from them.
The last feathers were tied in with the end of the braid, and he makes sure that they’ll never fall out.
“There. Perfect as always.” Revali smirks as they finally move, stretching.
“Thanks, Revali..” they turn to him and smile, making his heart jump.
“Yeah. Sure. Now, everyone has to see how good I am at braiding. Come on.” he grins, and tugs them outside.
The winds have stopped, he noted, which was good, and now the Rito were all out and about.
It’s when they pass a group of little girls does the terrifying part start.
They’re staring at his crush’s hair, looking amazed, then the giggling begins. One of the girls gets up and runs over to them, tugging politely at his crush’s sleeve.
“C-congratulations, both of you! I’m glad it worked out.” the girl says, smiling, and they look confused.
Revali smirks again, but feels himself shudder at the feeling of being caught.
“Thank you, little one.”
The Rito girl giggles and goes back to her circle of friends, letting the two continue on.
“I wonder what that was all about..” he hears his, well, technically lover, mumble to no one in particular.
Revali doesn’t make a comment, and the both of them pass a couple of his friends.
“Whoa, what? No way! Revali, nice job!!”
Revali turns back to them and grins.
“Why thank you. I am the best, after all.”
“What-Revali, what is going on?” their voice is laced with confusion, “Am I missing something, here?”
“Not at all, but if I had to say something, you’re missing me.”
At their stumped look, he chuckles and says nothing more, but his heart is racing.
Just get up to the landing, he thinks,Get up to the landing, and you’ll say it there.
As they go on, they hear multiple “aww”s and “how cute”s, and another set of congratulations. He is beyond terrified by the time the two nears the landing, and his “lover” is just as confused.
Just as they’re about to make it onto the landing, they are met with a female Rito, the bard’s wife, Revali notes, and gives her grin in greeting.
“Oh!” she notices the feathers immediately and smiles, “Congratulations you two! If I might ask, how did you get together?”
“Wait, what? Together?” time seems to have frozen as Revali sees his crush look at him in questioning, and he sighs.
“Look-one moment please, ma’am-I have to talk to you.” he says, dragging them onto the landing, sighing once he reaches the top, “When I was braiding your hair, I put in some of my feathers in it, and, well, it kinda means you and I are dating in Rito culture.”
They blink at him, surprised by the stream of words that spilled out of him, and everything clicks together in their mind.
“So, you basically claimed me as yours?”
“Well, the best can’t have anything less than the best!” he grins, although there’s a nervous twitch that accompanies it.
Its then that the blush crosses their face, and he knows without words that he’s won.
“W-well, I’m flattered you think so. I suppose… no, I know I’ve got the best Rito as my partner.”
Revali felt as if his mind had detached from his body, as if this was just a dream, a silly one, for sure, but from the look of their eyes on his and their hands intertwining with his own, he knows with joy it isn’t.
The sound of an accordion snaps him right out of the scene, and the couple’s heads turn to the bard and his wife, who is giggling, and Revali flushes once he recognizes the song being played.
As soon as she’s supposed to, the bard’s wife begins singing her part, smiling at the flustered Rito-and-Hylian couple.
By the time they’re done, they’ve gathered the entire village in a crowd, and Revali’s back to his old smug act, with his s/o laughing along with it.