This is another genius idea from my friend, irokonn. It was supposed to be Christmas-themed but I decided to make something related to the New Year's so here it is. ;w;
Happy New Year! May this year be better for all of you! ^w^/
37. A New Year
Lumiose City was beaming with luminous lights; people were around every street. Every hotel was packed and most people have gathered around the Prism Tower, also known as the Lumiose City Gym, just to watch the tower's spectacular light show along with the fireworks.
At Hotel Richissime, most of the Pokedex Holders of every region were gathered on the rooftop just so they could watch the fireworks and the light show unfold (despite their distance from the tower). It was Blue's idea to hold a Pokedex Holder reunion in the Kalos Region for the New Year's. Her reason was all because of the news she heard about the amazing shows people needed to see in Lumiose City.
Every Pokedex Holder arrived on New Year's Eve; most of them felt like they shouldn't waste Platinum's offer of paying all of their travel expenses while some thought that this is their chance to visit Kalos. Every one of them was either looking down at the people on the street from the rooftop, having a chat with their fellow juniors or seniors, or just having a snack.
"It's really tough!" Sapphire exclaimed. She finished her sitrus berry juice drink and placed the cup down. "Every challenger is different and sometimes, they came to the Pokemon League when you're unprepared. It's a really difficult job but I'm enjoying it!"
Platinum bobbed her head as she finished her juice drink. She placed the cup down and bowed at her senior. "Thank you so much for the advice, senior. I have been busy with helping Professor Rowan lately but maybe I should try challenging Sinnoh's Pokemon League one time."
"Ya should!" Sapphire encouraged. Her lips curved into a grin. "I'm sure you'll do great."
Platinum smiled and before she could reply, a voice from the Prism tower interrupted her.
"Hello and good evening, people! We only have five minutes left until the clock strikes twelve midnight so you better find a good spot to see our spectacular show!"
"Oh, I should get going and join Diamond and Pearl. I promised to watch the show with them. I will see you later, senior." Platinum waved gracefully at her senior before meeting with Diamond and Pearl on their desired place on the rooftop.
Sapphire smiled and also waved at Platinum. She then scanned her surroundings, looking for a certain someone.
"We should go back to our room," Ruby spoke from behind, surprising Sapphire.
Sapphire's eyes widened and turned around to look at him. She pouted. "Why?"
Ruby shrugged and held her hand. "It's too crowded here. I want some time alone with you."
Sapphire blushed. She sort of saw it coming, but deep down, she too wants it. She sighed and nodded.
Ruby smiled and lead her back to their shared room in the hotel. Their entire walk in the lobby was quiet. Almost everyone in the hotel was outside to watch the presentation on the Prism Tower while the rooftop was reserved for the Pokedex Holders. Ruby didn't even wonder how it was reserved for them; he heard one of his juniors is from a rich family so that answered the question.
Once they were in the room, Ruby locked the door and pulled the curtains aside. They were lucky enough that the view from their room was glorious; they could see the Prism Tower from it.
"Are you comfortable?" he asked as he sat on the bed with Sapphire.
Instead of answering, Sapphire rested her head on his shoulder and closed her eyes. Ruby smiled at that, already knowing that she is indeed, comfortable, and wrapped his left arm around her waist. He pulled her closer and pecked her forehead.
"It was nice talkin' to our seniors and juniors but this is nicer," Sapphire said and removed her head on his shoulder. She smooched his left cheek.
Ruby just chuckled as a sly smirk curved on his lips. "Of course! I am irresistible, after all!"
Sapphire balled her fists and lightly punched his chest. With her inhumane strength, however, Ruby's face twisted as he winced in pain.
"I'm sorry," Sapphire mumbled and placed a hand on his chest, drawing circles around it. After several seconds, Ruby's face relaxed. She then turned to look through the window. Her eyes sparkled as she finally made eye contact at the tower in front of them. "It looks beautiful."
"I've seen better," Ruby intervened as Sapphire rolled her eyes.
"Let me guess: you're gonna compare me again?"
Ruby laughed as his other arm snaked around her waist. "But it's true! You're way more beautiful than our view."
Sapphire was speechless; she knew he would say such things, but she couldn't help but be flustered about it. Taking a deep breath, she just buried her head in his chest and wrapped her arms around his back. "You're so silly."
Ruby chuckled again. Another silence passed between them and as Ruby was about to open his mouth, everyone's voices interrupted them despite being inside a fancy hotel. He supposed that the voices were too loud that he could hear it from here.
"Ten!" The countdown started, and Ruby just had an idea.
He gently removed Sapphire on his chest and one hand cupped her cheek.
He rested his forehead on hers before closing his eyes and tilting his head.
Sapphire's cheeks flushed; she knew his next move already.
Sapphire could see Ruby's lips getting closer to hers. She was thankful that they were in their room or else people could ruin this moment.
Sapphire followed and closed her eyes. As their lips drew closer together, the countdown continued. And once it ended, she felt Ruby's soft lips pressed against hers.
"Happy New Year!"
Cheers and fireworks burst outside. The sky kept on flickering as the lights from the tower accompanied them.
It felt like an eternity when they shared their first kiss on this new year's day. When the need for air was demanded, both slowly pulled apart and gasped for air. Ruby rested his forehead on hers and looked into her eyes. Despite the show outside, he would rather look into Sapphire's majestic eyes for the rest of the day.
Seriously, the title is incredibly stupid but oh well. Sigh.
I know it doesn't have much story but I wanted to make something out of the "cuddling on the couch" idea and expand it a bit and here's the result. I hope you all at least enjoyed it ;w;
Yeah, I know I write a lot of "cute" and "fluffy" things about this ship but I couldn't help myself. I try to kick things up a notch like in this new multichap fanfic I'm working on (not Incomplete) so...yeah. I enjoy writing this; that's what I'm trying to say. ;w;