Alpha Redux

BY : Seven
Category: Final Fantasy X > General
Dragon prints: 821
Disclaimer: I do not own Final Fantasy X, nor any of the characters from it. I do not make any money from the writing of this story.

I’m almost done with chapter 6 so I hope this will tie you over. Thanks for reading!
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“Can I ask you something?” Yuna whispered, breaking the silence.
She turned to look at him and he lifted worried-looking eyes to meet hers. “Ummm sure,” he said quietly.

She looked back out at the sea, watching the rolling waves in the distance and the ebb and flow of the tide. Sometimes Yuna felt like her feelings paralleled the tide’s journey of back and forth. Somedays, she thought she knew what she was doing in life, and other days, she really wondered if there was more of a purpose out there for her.

“Tidus, do you think that I am doing what’s right?” she asked, looking back over at him.

He frowned. “What do you mean?” he whispered, sitting up a bit. “Like, being together?”

Yuna couldn’t help it; she laughed. It started out as a chuckle, but turned into a full belly laugh. “Hey!” he cried, obviously flustered by her reaction.

“Sorry,” she said, still trying to suppress the giggles that were threatening to bubble out of her. “Come here.”

Reaching out, she grabbed his reluctant hand and laced her fingers with his. Laughing at him hadn’t been very nice, but she really hadn’t expected that question from him. Why would he think that? Tidus scooted closer to her, albeit warily. He probably thought she was going to laugh at him again.

Yuna sighed, mentally chastising herself for forgetting how sensitive Tidus was. She pulled his hand into her lap, sitting back and crossing her legs at the ankles. “Tidus, I didn’t mean to laugh, but that is ridiculous.” She said softly, focusing on his profile. “I love you so very much.”

He turned to look at her with a serious face. “So you’re not mad at me?”
It was Yuna’s turn to frown. What was he talking about? What was he thinking about tonight? “No, why would I be?” she asked, shaking her head.
Tidus looked down, and smd hid his forehead with his free hand. “I’m such a jerk,” he said, smiling. “I thought you left because you were mad at me. Like, I got up and you weren’t there, so I came looking for you, to apologize.”

“For what?” Yuna smiled.

He shrugged, pursing his lips. “I dunno.” He chuckled, lifting his arms palms up.

The two shared a laugh, and she was relievedt tht the tension was gone. Tidus released her hand to scoot around behind her, and bracket her legs with his own. Yuna hummed happily as he wrapped his arms around her waist and rested her hands on his upraised knees. She was glad he had come after her and lightened her melancholy mood. She just loved him so much.

“So what’s on your mind, Yuna?” the love of her life asked, resting his chin on her shoulder.

She sighed heavily. “Everything, really.”

He nodded against her shoulder and face. “So tell me from the beginning.”

Yuna tilted her head back on his shoulder. She didn’t really know how to explain herself, but she would try. Tidus always made her feel better in any situation. Hopefully, this one would be no different. Besides. She was growing tired of keeping everything she felt inside. He didn’t know; but she had been coming out to the ocean many nights before and after his return to think. Maybe she could share some of her thoughts with him. Not all of them, because she really did not want him to worry, but enough to not shut him out.

“I just think sometimes that maybe I could be doing more with my life, you know?”

She couldn’t see his face, but rather sensed a confused frown. “Yuna,” he said evenly, “you literally saved the entire world. What more do you need to do for it?”

Ah, so he thought she was speaking of the teachings. Well, she was, but that wasn’t all of it. “Not for Spira. For me.”

“Hmmm.” Tidus hummed thoughtfully. She felt him lean back and take her long braid into his hands. “So what d’ya wanna do?”

She yawned, covering her mouth with one hand. “I don’t really know yet.”

He wound her braid around his hand, and released it. After a beat, he spoke. “Well whatever it is, I know you’ll be awesome at it. You can do anything.”

‘How does he know how to say all the right things?’ she thought. Yuna squeezed his knees affectionately with her hands. “Thank you.” She said, a smile crossing her face.

He kissed the side of her neck, and went back to playing with her hair. “You’re so very welcome, Lady Yuna,” he said in a wavering voice, mimicking the old priests in Bevelle who still looked upon her as a summoner.

She giggled. “Tidus, they do not look at me like that,” she chastised. He and Wakka were always teasing her, telling her that those priests wanted to have their way with her. “They are just nice to me, so I am nice back.”

His hands were in her hair again, pulling all of her hair into a ponytail. “What-ever….” He said, and she swore she could hear him rolling his eyes. “Those dirty old men, looking for a fine young summoner to uh…er, worship.”

Laughing, she rose quickly to her knees and turned to face him. “Stop it!” she laughed, grabbing his wrists and pinning them to the sand. “You’re awful!”

His laughter joined hers as he fought her off easily, pushing her onto her back in the sandna sna smiled up at him, as he pinned her to the ground with his torso and used his hands to immobilize her own behind her. “Okay Yuna.” Tidus said calmly. “Are you done abusing me?”

Still giggling, she nodded. This really needed to stop. Her stomach was beginning to get sore from laughing so much. “Good,” he said, standing and gently pulling her up with him. “Now let’s go back to bed.”

Tidus slid his hand into hers as they began to walk down the beach toward home. Yuna le int into his side, taking in his masculine scent. Looking up at him, she smiled inwardly at how shaggy his hair had gotten. His blonde bangs were falling over his eyes and the tips were bouncing on his shoulders as they walked. He needed a haircut. She voiced her opinion, and he turned to look at her.

“You think so?” he asked, running his free hand through his locks. “Actually, you do too, huh?” His hand went to her hair.

She nodded. “I think I will ask Paine when she comes in tomorrow. Maybe she and Rikku will go shopping with us.”

“But isn’t it supposed to be a surprise?” His hand was back in his hair.
It was, wasn’t it. “We could tell her that we’re shopping for the Junior Aurochs’ celebration party instead.”

“Cool. She’ll buy that.” He replied, shaking his hair. Now she was wishing she hadn’t brought it to his attention.

They walked for a bit, each lost in their own thoughts. As she looked out beyond the beach at the sparkling ocean, Yuna wondered again if they were truly meant for each other. It felt that way to her everyday she woke up with him, but she often wondered how it was possible to be this happy with someone. Maybe this was what her mother and father had felt when they met and fell in love. Coming across someone in a world full of so many people, who makes your heart sing so loudly that you can’t hear the doubts anymore. Maybe this was what true love really is.

Yuna reached up with her free hand and ran it up and down Tidus’ bicep. Leaning her head against his shoulder, she noticed they were approaching their home. “I love you,” she sighed, closing her heavy eyes for a second. She didn’t realize she was so tired.

“I love you back,” he said softly, planting a kiss on her head. Suddenly he stopped walking, and turned to face her. Yuna opened her eyes and looked up into his serious blue ones. “Promise me something.”
She nodded, eager to hear what he had to say. “Just promise me that if you ever want to talk, or if something’s bothering you, you’ll talk to me about it, okay?”

Another nod. She would really try. It was just so hard to have to tell someone your thoughts and share your feelings all timetime. Especially sad ones. “This means,” he continued, grabbing her other hand and bringing it out in front of her. “no more leaving in the middle of the night and worrying me sick. I mean, if you wanna be alone, just tell me so I don’t worry. Deal?”

Yuna smiled. He was so cute when he worried though. She leaned up and gave him a kiss on the chin. “Deal.” She agreed.

Tidus nodded at her, releasing one hand and starting toward the house again. She walked with him, leaning into his side and suddenly wishing the bed was closer. This was going to ruin her plan to get up early for the day, but she decided sleeping in was definitely in order. And maybe, Tidus might wake her up in a good way since he was free tomorrow.

Cheeks burning, she followed him into the house with anticipation brewing in her stomach.


To be continued…and soon!


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