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quiet_curiosity ([personal profile] quiet_curiosity) wrote2007-02-12 05:36 pm

Dream a Little Dream, for [livejournal.com profile] 31_days

Title: Dream a Little Dream
Fandom: Code Geass - Spoilers for episode 14
Characters: Shirley
Word Count: 287
Rating: G
Warning: None
Disclaimer: Code Geass is being produced by Sunrise. I receive no monetary benefit from this work.
Summary: He's familiar, yet not.

Written for [livejournal.com profile] 31_days, prompt February 12 - dreamtime

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He was there leaning against the tree and dressed entirely in black. Her heart leapt into her throat as she moved toward him. She was so anxious to reach him that she tripped in a small rabbit hole. Shirley gasped as he began to move toward her. She always feared that he would realize that she was just a silly klutz and never return to her.

Then again, he had seen her do much worse than trip. Still, he never missed an appointment.

Shadowed and faceless, he would reach out his hand to her. She would grab hold of it and he would lift her to her feet. He would twirl her around before catching her in his arms. They would dance with a kind of grace that belied their relative youth and inexperience. She would just place her head on his shoulder and let him lead. Instinctively, she knew that he was good at it.

And then, as it happened every night, he would let her go. She would politely thrust out her hand and he would take it before they walked off toward the sunset. He would stop about a meter from the rabbit hole. He would cup her chin in his hand and guide her ever so gently toward his mouth. Just before the kiss, a whisper would faintly escape her lips: “Lulu.”

Shirley never got that kiss. She would always startle herself and wake up just moments before the deed was to be done. Her heart would be racing and she would still be able to detect the sweat sticking to her palms. And though she knew she was excited about something, she never understood what it was. After all, who was “Lulu”?