Originally Posted by AerithRayne
"A few grammar mistakes here and there, but nothing too overloading. I like that you have the two starting off as close friends. Sometimes a former friend can be a devastating enemy. I look forward to more
Thanks so much. ^_^
A/N: Don't skip the FLASH BACK. It sets everything up.
CHAPTER 3: My Favor and Strength
"What?" Diana blinked before realizing the Sun Charm was no long on her forehead. "What happened to the charm?" Diana still felt dizzy as she tried to remember if she had just fallen asleep or if she passed out from the heat in the room.
"Those charms only work when the sun is over head. The Sun is almost down now..." Leona said in a voice that sounded breathy and feint.
"Good..." From under Leona's hand, Diana let her gaze shift around to see only faint rays of sunlight lighting the Sun Chamber. Still, the chamber remained bright as the last light of the day bounced around it. The Solari symbols continued to glow on the walls and glass ceiling.
Diana flinched as Leona suddenly shifted closer to her. "What are you doing?" Diana peeked from under Leona's hand to see to her eyes glowing the same as they had earlier.
Leona placed her free left hand on Diana's shoulder as she stepped closer. The light around Leona seemed to warp and bend as the light in her eyes flickered then faded. "The sun is setting..."
Diana's eyes were wide as Leona leaned into her. "Aaah hey, your armor's hot."
Leona felt dizzy as she rested her face against Diana's shoulder. "Sorry... I've never worn armor it in a Sun Chamber before... I just need to lean on something for a bit." Leona kept one hand placed over Diana's eyes, shielding them from the last few rays the setting sun threw into the chamber.
Diana closed her eyes as she felt Leona's breath on her skin and her lips brush her neck as she spoke. "It's just hot... and the heat in here is already so bad..."
'It is my fault she is in here... I have to do something to keep her sure we can make it. These chambers get worse if they break you...'
Leona thought as she clung to her fellow Solari. 'If I can make a show of strength and comfort her... I can get her through this.' Leona's mind drifted back to her training as a child before she had come to the Solari.
XXXxxxXXX (Flash Back Warning)
Leona spun kicking the taller opponent knee from under him. She saw him tumble to the ground before she ducked under a wildly swung spear, and then rolling back to block a sword from yet another attacker.
The heat of the day was oppressive and all of the young fighters felt as if they would drop from heat exhaustion and hours of training.
Without hesitation she surged forward using her shield to strike the attacker sending him stumbling away. Leona had just landed a solid strike with her blunted spear when a mace had caught Leona in the shoulder from behind. She was kneeling holding her shoulder when her instructor walked over to her questioning the reason she had stopping fighting. "My shoulder..."
"Well everyone else is still going, why have you stopped?"
"I think it is broken..." Leona held her arm as her instructor knelt and placed a hand on the injured limb. Leona held her breath as the older female placed her other hand on her shoulder.
"This will hurt." With a sharp jerking motion the instructor pulled and twisted Leona's arm before guiding it back into socket. "There now, all better."
"No it isn't." Leona gritted her teeth as she rocked in pain not moving. She wasn't expecting her instructor to grab her by her hair and tilt her head back.
In a quick motion the older female leaned in and place a firm kiss on the younger girls forehead. "There, you have my favor and strength. Now get out there and get that hit back."
Leona had froze for a moment before struggling to her feet and running back into the fray of young fighters training under the noon sun. She knew it was stupid but her arm hurt less, and she felt less winded as she blocked a blow from a dull sword and returned with a strike of her own blunt tipped spear.
XXXxxxXXx (End Flash Back)
'Yeah... That helped me so much.' Leona lifted her head from Diana's shoulder, still feeling faint and weak. 'This armor is so hot... I can barely breath.'
"Leona are you ok?" Diana asked as she watched the other woman sway a bit. 'I can't take this heat... I don't know how she can in that armor...'
"Heat is nothing... we are stronger than that." Leona spoke in a winded voice as she slipped her hand behind Diana neck.
"What?" Diana wasn't expecting Leona to pull on her neck.
Leona had meant to pull Diana towards her, but with the restraints on Diana's arms she hardly budged. Instead Leona manage to pull herself forward, leaving her off balance. When Leona had expected her lips to meet the other woman's forehead she meet only air, and to exhausted and weak to stop her own momentum continued to lean forward.
"Leona what are y-" Diana's eyes shot open wide as she felt Leona's lips meet hers mid sentence. Diana felt Leona lean into her with all her weight, pushing her back against the wooden post that stood behind her.
Time stood still, The two froze as the moment hung on for an eternity while Leona's hand cradled Diana's neck holding her in the kiss. Leona's other hand gripping Diana's shoulder. Leona's eyes were closed as she pulled away just a fraction. "There, you have my favor and strength." Leona whispered in a daze.
Leona opened her eyes and then blinked before jerking away. Her hand coming up to cover her mouth. "I, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to, I missed, I was just wanted, I only..." Leona rambled in a faint voice as her head swam.
The two were left holding each other gaze as Leona fell silent. Diana wasn't sure if Leona's face was red from the sun and heat or if it was now more of a blush. What she did know was that her own face felt as if it was on fire. "What was that?" Diana's voice came out as more of a whisper than she had intended.
Leona's boots clanked against the metal floor as she took short steps away until her back meet the wall of the chamber. She was the first to break eye contact, as she covered her burning red face with her hand. A moment later she slid down the wall into a sitting position before leaning to her right and falling over.
"Leona! Leona!" Diana yelled and she struggled with her bounds. She could hear the sweet sizzle into seem as it ran off the woman's brow. "Get up! You can't go to sleep on that floor! Get up get up your roast in that armor! Guard! GUARD GET IN HERE!"
There was no answer from the outside and sound of the door unlatching. Diana could only watch as the last light in the room fade leaving the chamber dark. Only the sounds of Leona's and her own bearing filling the space and echoed through the chamber.
A/N: Yeah Yeah I'll get to more plot next chapter... this kiss was hell to write. You have any clue how hard it is to write for two girls... the she did blank and then she did blank, and her her. It gets confusing to fast as to which her I'm talking about and using their names to much starts to read poorly and feel bad. This took way to long to get down the scene I had in my head. XD
Next chapter I'll get to the cool plot ideas... promise.
Btw... plz review if you read this... I don't care if it is short or long review... i reply to all of them and they mean a lot to me... why write if people are not enjoying the story. XD