Behind Closed Doors

BY : Resting-Madness
Category: Final Fantasy Games > Final Fantasy VI
Dragon prints: 368
Disclaimer: I don't own Final Fantasy VI characters or world content. I make no profit from this story.

Setzer left Figaro and boarded his ship, going directly into the living room.

"Well?" I asked him when I saw him just sitting there on a soft couch as though he had not a care in the world, and knowing the gambler he doesn't.

"I think he was on the verge of telling me, but he backed down." He replied pouring himself a glass of wine from a lovely glass carafe.

"I know what you mean, Locke was on the verge too but he backed down as well." I sat down smoothing my hands through the sides of my hair to think. Maybe we have to up our game?

"They're going to have to confess to us sometime." Setzer was saying throwing me from my train of thought. Tilting the bottle in my direction, he silently offered me a drink but I shook my head.

Drinking at night keeps me awake. "We gotta think of a better method to get them to tell us their secret," I said brainstorming.

"Maybe we should just out and tell them we know?" Setzer suggested and I shook my head.

"What fun would that be?" I was in the spirit of teasing my older brother, as a twin it's a pastime of a long tradition to do so.

"Sabin, I honestly don't think it matters at this point. As you've said, Edgar is a smart man, and I think he may have already caught on to the plan."

I twisted my mouth up a little and looked into space. "Hmm?" He stared at me a second and then I got a brilliant idea. "I know, we'll up the stakes."

"Come again." He asked and I leaned forwards, he does the same so that I can whisper to him- not that anyone would have heard me in the first place.

"Well, we'll uh... come on a little stronger; any relationship as close as theirs wouldn't let something like that go on, even if they were trying to hide it."

My accomplice seemed to be thinking it over then he grinned and said. "That could work, and just to make things a little more interesting," I knew this would get around to money. "to the winner goes a thousand gold pieces."

I raised an eyebrow at him and laughed. "That's all? I'm rich beyond my years and as life may have it you come in second I think we could go higher than that."

"I'm too tired to think in big numbers right now, so do we have a deal?" He asked and I nodded extending a hand.

"This one I'll win, I've already got Locke thinking I'm interested in him and he never knew."

"Ha!" Setzer replied, leaving the couch to head towards the hall that will take him to his bedroom. "I've already gotten close to Edgar with intent, I think I stand the better chance than you do."

I scoffed at him and stood up crossing the distance between us to take his face between my hands. He had barely any time to realize what was going on before I kissed him on the lips. The gambling man's cheeks heated, I could tell by the stunned looked on his face.

I laughed because of the expression he held after our lips parted ways. Walking to the door I smiled. "As I thought, good night, Setzer."

I heard him say 'good night' to me as well and I walked off the ship with intentions of going to my rooms as well. To my surprise, I heard a loud sound coming from Edgar's window and I couldn't help but smile up at it. 'So my little brother finally found someone to really love... I'm happy for ya, bro.' I walked inside and heard the doors close behind me.

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"Hhhhuuuuaaaahhhh!" I yawned loudly as I opened my eyes, and to my surprise, I see... "Locke?!" I sat myself up and blinked hard widening my eyes to make sure he was actually there and it wasn't just a blurred pile of clothes.

"Good morning, sunshine." He said with a huge grin and moving closer to my face with each word backing me up until I hit the headboard and made a gruff sound.

Locke made that adorable nine-year-olds laugh again and I made a slight smile and looked at him saying. "Good morning, Locke...What are you doing in my room?" He slapped me on the leg making a rather odd facial expression and then said. "What do you think, big guy? I'm here to bring you breakfast in bed."

"Hey, thanks!" I replied and dug in. Locke's movements caught my eye and I watched as he took the napkin and fluffed it open making me blink my eyes from the little gust blew out into my eye. He did the strangest thing after that, he laid it down on my lap and smoothed it with his hands. "Thank... you..." I replied with a mouth full and he sat there staring at me and said."You're welcome."

"You're welcome."

I ate silently while he sat there looking at me, and when I swallowed I had the floor to ask. "What? You're startin' to make me nervous." I laughed my words out lightly.

"I've been thinking about what you said yesterday.""You have?" I asked.

"You have?" I asked."Uh-huh." I scratched my head saying.

"Uh-huh." I scratched my head saying. "You're gonna have to refresh me, I said a lot of stuff yesterday." I commented.

"In the caves, ya know? About youuu liking meee, that." He grinned and looked at me adoringly.

"Uh, what about it?" I asked.

"Well, let's do it, I mean, I'm up for new things- hell, I've never even really had a date before so maybe I am gay." He said and I started to gag.

Locke smacked me on the back and I held up a hand telling him that was enough.

"Are you serious?" I asked him and he nodded moving around the bed, pushing on my back to move me from the headboard then he started to massage my back.

"Think about it, Sabin, we'll be making world history you and me."

I hadn't the slightest idea what he was talking about as far as that meant but I was open, there's no way I'm gonna let Setzer beat me at this game- even if Locke is practically handing himself to me, I don't have to tell him that part- but hey, what about Edgar?

"Locke?" His massage got a little stronger and if I may add a little nicer.

"What is it?" He asked.

I took a moment to appreciate how good the treasure hunter was at working knots out of flesh then snapped out of it for Edgar. "We can't date," I said and he stopped looking around my head to my face.

"Why not?" He asked.

I made a 'duh' expression then said. "Because you're with-..." I stopped myself and he froze there as though he were waiting for me to say something in specific, and I licked my lips and backed myself up. 'I can't lose.' I thought. 'I just won't let anything happen between us.'

"Well?" He was saying. "You think I'm with whom?"

"No one," I said turning enough to kiss him quickly on the cheek, then added to what I'd said. "I meant, I thought you were with the idea of not being with any one. That's all."

He nodded but there was some small hidden smile that he must have thought I didn't see but that could have just been happiness about the fact that we were sorta- but not at all- going to be together and I grinned holding up a pork sausage and said. "Eat up."


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