I have an idea for Elias and Luca!! XD
I paced restlessly in front of the Haven entrance, having been unable to fall asleep. As much as I would've loved to say that I had my priorities in order, I found myself worrying more about Kaia, rather than the still-looming threat of the Federal Werewolf Government. What was wrong with me? I didn't know and it was bugging me.
I heard someone coming out of the Haven and I froze when I saw that it was Xavier.
"I knew it!" I exclaimed, though I really hadn't known that he would try to leave. I probably should've expected it, though, especially after Azalia left. Again.
He shrugged in response, "I can't stay. Azalia's gonna need help, even if she won't admit it."
"So It's going to go back to how it was before?" I found myself glowering at him, though I did understand the need to help a comrade. I had been in a worse mood than usual lately, due to a lack of sufficient sleep, and it was showing now.
"I hope not." I noticed that he hesitated before speaking in a quiet voice. "Maybe it'll be different this time. Anyway, it'd be worse if Lupus was still leader. But maybe we can work something out." As he continued his voice slowly rose back to normal volume. I hope so. Despite what I was thinking, I growled at him. But he didn't show any signs of returning my aggression, rather he simply turned away and headed towards the F.W.G.
After Xavier was out of sight, I continued my nervous pacing. I was worried about Kaia and the F.W.G, yes, but I had also noticed that two others were missing today, Dominic and Calaena. They probably went after Kaia. I was pretty sure that that was where they were, considering they disappeared almost right after Kaia left.
"Hey, Prince Elias~! Worried about your girlfriend~?" An annoyingly familiar voice snapped me out of my thoughts and I noticed my albino cousin standing right in front of me with a teasing grin on his face. I was surprised when I felt my cheeks growing warm at what he said.
"Of course not! Kaia's not weak, she can take care of herself!" I snapped, though I doubted my words a little. I mean, of course Kaia was strong, I had no doubt about that, but what if she came across something stronger? Something she couldn't handle on her own? That was what worried me.
"Really? You look pretty worried to me." He replied.
"There's still a threat of the Federal Werewolf government attacking us again, Luca. Of course I'm worried. Considering how the last couple battles went.. I'm not sure the Haven could survive another one." I responded, casting a glance towards the medical wing where a couple Haveners were still staying, due to infected wounds or illness caused by wounds.
"Hm... Yeah, sure the F.W.G is still a threat, but I find it hard to believe that that's all you're worried about right now." Luca said, smirking. I glared at him.
"I'm not worried about Kaia. Anyways, what are you doing up at this hour, Luca?" I asked him.
"Hm.. Well, I guess all the excitement that's been going on lately has given me insomnia. I couldn't sleep tonight."
I sighed, "Yeah, I guess a lot of excitement can do that to you. Honestly, I haven't been getting much sleep lately."
"Me, neither. And I don't think Ryuu's been getting a lot of sleep either ever since the last battle. He and you both have been crankier than usual since then." He chuckled, though it didn't sound as much like a teasing chuckle as usual.
Somehow I found myself smiling slightly, ""crankier than usual"? Well, I suppose other Haveners do ocassionally call me "Ice Prince", so I guess I usually do seem cranky. But you never seem angry at all. And you never seem to take anything seriously." I replied.
He chuckled again, "Yeah well, I don't wanna let stress weaken my power and reaction time. And, well, if I'm always nervous about everything, being one of the older Haveners, how do you think the younger ones would feel? That girl who died in one of the last battles... I'm pretty sure it was because she was nervous. The stress made her movements too stiff and her reaction time too slow. That's why I keep up a confident composure. To hopefully help relieve some stress from others." His honest reply stunned me. I had always thought he acted that way just because he didn't care or even just to annoy me.. but that wasn't the case. It made sense why he acted so care-free now. Hearing those words caused me to gain more respect for my naturally laid back cousin and I felt like I understood him better now.
"That's.. true," I chuckled a little. "I always thought you just acted that way because you didn't care or just to annoy me. But, I guess I was wrong.. I envy you.."
"Eh?" He seemed surprised, which was expected, since I had never told him that before.
"You can always put on a confident, care-free facade, even in grim situations, something.. i've never been able to do. I feel like I'd be a better Alpha if I could portray confidence to others like you can."
"Are you kidding? You already do portray confidence to others. Not exactly like I do, but you have your own way of doing it. At least, I've never seen you lose your composure in any serious situation. Everyone respects you for that, even if they don't always show it. And although you tend to be stricter than I'd like, you're a good leader, Elias. Much better than I would be, if I'm being honest." He replied with a smile, but not the teasing smile I was used to. It was a kinder smile.
And, just like that, we ended up spending the whole rest of the night just sitting on the front steps of the Haven, talking like normal relatives would, for once.
I actually didn't plan the whole "confessions" thing-
It just sorta- flowed like that. XD
But I think it's very touching. X3
And did you notice? Luca called Elias "Elias" directly for the first time! It's a breakthrough, guys!! I feel like they've become closer because of this! X3
If this doesn't post, i'mma be very ticked! >:(