15. Sacred Strength
If there was one thing that Sapphire knew about Ruby, then that is he deserved every bit of happiness this world had to offer.
Sure, he could be a bit narcissistic, flamboyant, pompous and a dirt freak, but he was more than that.
She got to see every bit of his good and bad sides along with his flaws, and she accepted every little thing about him.
She loved it how he brushed his Pokemon's fur.
She loved how he acted like an insensitive and a conceited person, but deep down he actually had a soft side. He just loved showing off, really.
But it didn't matter.
She loved him for whom he was. She was blessed to have met him, in fact. If it weren't for Ruby, then she wouldn't be whom she was now. He was the reason why she changed from that fragile, little girl to the woman she was now.
It was funny.
Ruby told her that he could go on for a long time at how much he loved her, at how much she meant everything to him, only to find out that she too felt the same way. She could go on and list every good thing about him, every reason why he deserved nothing but happiness, contentment and all the positivity this world had to offer.
It was always true that their feelings were mutual.
She thanked Arceus and all the legendary Pokemon out there that their feelings for one another had always been mutual.
The feelings they had shared, and would continue to share for as long as they lived, had always been the sincere, romantic and selfless love. She couldn't imagine herself having and sharing this amazing feeling with any random person other than Ruby.
Sapphire took a deep breath, twisting the door knob, opening the door in the process.
She didn't need Ruby's reassurance to know that something was troubling him. She knew and she could feel it in him. She didn't know what exactly was the cause of his depressive mood, but one thing was certain. She would do anything to help in any way she could. He was too important to her. His happiness was her happiness, and she couldn't think peacefully unless he was alright.
Biting her lip, she went inside his room and clenched her fists.
There she saw him, standing and facing the wall of his room. She didn't need to look closely to fully see every bit of his emotions. She felt it in his aura.
Taking another deep breath, she silently approached him, hoping not to surprise him badly, and placed her hand on his arm, gently gripping it. She turned him around, pulling him closer, wrapping her arms around his back for a comforting hug.
Ruby's eyes widened in shock at first, but his arms later found its way around her waist, wrapping it, also pulling her closer for deepen the comforting hug they were sharing.
He closed his eyes, savoring this intimate and unforgettable moment with her. He sighed, jerking his head a bit to his left. His nose touched the locks of her soft, brunette hair, sniffing, smelling her unique scent. It was enough to bring peace into his heart.
What was he thinking, really?
How come he always think that he was always alone when it comes to dealing with his problems?
He was never alone, in fact. He had Sapphire. He had his Pokemon. He had his friends. He had his mentor. He had his parents.
He shouldn't let these negative, intrusive thoughts get to him. He didn't want to affect her or anyone he cared about. But mostly, he didn't want to hurt her. She didn't deserve all the negativity she had in her life. Sapphire deserved nothing but pure happiness and all the positivity that this world had to offer.
"I'm sorry." He mumbled after a moment of silence listening to their synchronized heartbeats and breathing. His arms continued to wrap around her, caging her, protecting her, as if she was the one in trouble. Having her this close to him was irreplaceable. Nothing could ever change what he truly felt for her. It could only grow and expand deeper for a long time.
"Don't be." Sapphire reassured, her soft, warm lips gently pressed against his right cheek, pouring every bit of her emotions into it. "Just tell me... What can I do to help?"
Ruby's lips curved into a small smile. He pressed his soft lips against her left cheek, pouring every bit of his feelings and gratitude into it. Arceus, what did he do to deserve her? "You already are... thank you, Sapphire."
Sapphire gently removed herself from their proximity, resting her palms on his bare chest. A small smile plastered across her lips. Her eyes contained nothing but her concern and every bit of her feelings for him. "Just don't forget that I am always here to help."
"I am too. Thank you." Ruby responded. His arms returned around her waist and pulled her closer for another hug.
Sapphire was so kind, so considerate... He loved everything about her. Her flaws. Her good and bad sides. All if it. He loved her for whom she was. He didn't know what exactly did he do to deserve her, but he was happy that he did whatever it was. His life wouldn't be the same without her. He was blessed and thankful to have met her.
I got the idea of the title from... well... from listening to the Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones soundtrack, so... yeah. ^^'