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Chapter 28 (v.1) - Trouble In Paradise

Submitted: September 18, 2017

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Sometime later I get woken up by an explosion shaking the whole place. Immediately I jump up running to my door opening it seeing dead bodies littering the hall of students and a few pirates. I quickly begin making my way down the hall mentally trying to call out to Ariya but she isn't answering.

More explosions begin going off shaking the building. I finally catch up to where the fighting is seeing students and the teachers fighting for their lives against an army of pirates. These pirates are vicious killing everyone in sight leaving no survivors this time. I begin fighting my way through them constantly calling out to Ariya but getting no response. I even try calling her to me and still nothing.

Then suddenly the dream shifts and I appear in that familiar field from the dreams before. There is a massive fight going on with pirates and pretty much everyone we know plus a few other higher ups. I can't move and none of them can hear my yells over the combat. Our people begin winning taking out the pirates with only a couple casualties.

Then a bolt of bright blue lightning shoots across the field as an explosion goes off knocking everyone away and to the ground. Appearing where the bolt struck the ground is the pirate that looks just like me. Everyone slowly begins to stand as this guy wastes no time shooting bolts of lightning every which direction hitting anyone who gets in his path. It doesn't matter if it's one of his men or one of ours.

Everyone begins fighting back but it almost seems useless as each attack magical or otherwise he shrugs off. Each time he is hit the magical runes tattooed on his body begin to glow a bit more. After each person he defeats a golden mist seems to exit their body and flow towards him. The whole time he is killing these people he is smiling and laughing. Then his gaze turns to where I am standing paralyzed. He smiles to me even his teeth have an electric blue glow to them as he says with an static sounding voice,

"I'm coming for you, brother."

Suddenly I jump awake gasping for air covered in sweat. My heart is racing and my body is almost shaking with fear. I just sit there for a bit trying to calm down hearing the storm still going on outside. I look to my clock seeing its a little past 3 am. I can feel there is no fear or really any emotions coming from Ariya so I figure she is still asleep.

Now I can't seem to fall back asleep as I just continue to think about that dream. After about 20 minutes power seems to come back on and my TV turns on showing me Ariya's room. She is asleep on her couch leaned up against Samuel with his arm around her also sleeping. I can feel a bit of jealousy hit me as I say,

"Yeah nothing for me to be jealous of."

I turn off her cameras and decide to watch TV for a while knowing I will never fall asleep now. Now my mind can't stop thinking about them two together like that I can't even concentrate on any show. I decide to head down to the cafeteria to see if I could get me something to eat.

When I get there I notice all the instructors are sitting around a table eating and talking. They all see me give me a quick good morning as I make my way over grabbing some food. Not really wanting to interrupt their conversation I decide to sit at a table off by myself.

The female instructor that has been giving me a hard time stands and makes her way over to me.  She sets her tray down asking,

"Mind if I sit with you?"

I motion to the seat across from me,

"Sure go ahead, not like I can tell you no right?"

She chuckles sitting down,

"Well you can. I just wanted to see how you are doing?"

"Why do you care?"

She sighs,

"Fabien, I want to apologize for what happened. I had to set an example showing that no matter who you are, even the fabled Savant. You aren't above our rules and can't disrespect us."

I take a bite of my fruit saying,

"And you think that worked? After what you did, I am just going to respect you now?"

"Why are you so defiant? It's like you are angry at the world. I figure any serf would love to be in your position. Being who you are you can pretty much have any job you want. You can change your status and build a legacy for your children and grandchildren."

"What makes you think I wanted this? I was just fine cleaning toilets and classrooms. Ever since I got bonded it has been a constant struggle with me. I have had constant fights with people saying I don't deserve this and dealing with all your stupid rules. I would give this up in a heartbeat, but I promised Ariya I wouldn't and I would always be there for her." I instantly remember her lying on the couch with Samuel again thinking she would be better off with him than me. I finish my rant saying, "Now I am not even sure if I can do that"

Suddenly I feel a bit of hurt coming from Ariya as she mentally says in my head,

(Do you want to break our bond again? What did I do?)

The instructor is saying something to me but it was drown out by Ariya talking. I rub my face as I stand with a sigh realizing Ariya must of heard what I just said. I say back to her,

(No, I don't want to break it.)

(Oh my god you are lying.)

Suddenly I appear in her room noticing Samuel is gone. Ariya walks up to me asking out loud,

"What did I do? What made you change your mind again?"

I can see her fighting back tears from filling her eyes. I sigh again,

"Ariya it's not you, well not completely. I saw you sleeping with Samuel earlier."

"Damn it Fabien, nothing happened. He was just keeping me company during the storm."

"I also had another dream or vision and it scared me. I am starting to think the best way for me to protect you and everyone else from getting hurt is to leave."

"I can't believe you are saying this. Have you ever thought about what I want? Fabien, I have been having these visions years before we even got bonded. Whatever is going to happen is going to happen whether we are bonded or not. I figured you would understand how these visions work by now."

"I just wa-"

I get interrupted by a knock at Ariya's door. Ariya yells with an angry tone,

"What?"

The door opens as Samantha peeks in saying,

"Its time for train-" She notice us standing in front of each other "Oh hi" She quickly sees the mood we are in with a tear running down Ariya's cheek with a look of anger on her face. She steps a bit towards us asking, "Is everything okay?"

Ariya turns wiping her cheek saying,

"We're fine, Fabien is leaving."

I say,

"Ariya I-"

"I said leave; I have to get dressed so we can go train."

I hesitantly leave making my way back to my room to change as well. We then meet back up at the training yard and Ariya pretty much gives me the silent treatment. We both really aren't into our training. At lunch I get my food first and sit down. As I am eating Samuel comes up sitting across from me asking,

"Hey man, would you be opposed to me asking Ariya out?"

I set my fork down already losing my appetite looking at him,

"Man you barely know her and she recently lost her ex. I don't think this is a good time for her."

"Well we have been spending a bit of time together these past couple of days. I even spent the night with her last night." My fist clenches already wanting to hit him as he continues. "We have talked a lot and after getting to know her, I kind of like her."

I see her walking out of the food line. She sees us talking and me looking at her with a slight irritated look. She begins making her way over to us. I look back to him saying,

"I still think it is too early for her."

"But you wouldn't care maybe down the road I asked her out?"

Someone walks up stopping Ariya asking her to sit with them. She glances to me then agrees following them. I sigh saying,

"Listen man I am just her guardian I have no say so over who she dates. All I can say is if you hurt her, I hurt you."

He grins grabbing his tray again standing up,

"I understand, thank you."

He walks off to sit with Ariya and the people she is with. I just rub my eyes with a bit of frustration pushing my tray away. Now Stephanie walked up to me looking a bit nervous as she sits down,

"Can I eat with you?"

"I kind of lost my appetite but sure."

"Oh are you okay?"

"Yeah I am fine, just a little tired. I didn't get much sleep last night because of the storm."

"Yeah you seemed really out of it today. You seemed to have a lot on your mind."

"That obvious huh"

She smiles,

"Just a bit. I heard what happened to you in the showers. That kinds of sucks them doing that when you were too tired to defend yourself."

I glance over seeing Ariya laughing with Samuel about something he said. Then she looks to me seeing me looking at her. She just turns her attention back to him smiling. I say to Stephanie,

"I guess they just wanted to make an example out of me showing they will enforce their rules on anyone."

We continue talking till lunch ends and start making our way back to the training grounds. Stephanie rushes off to talk to one of our instructors. They don't seem too pleased about something. Then I hear Ariya giggle in front of me. I look forward seeing Samuel leaned over whispering something in her ear flirting with her as she laughs smacking him pretty much flirting back. He sees me looking and grins giving me a thumbs up behind her back. I say to her mentally,

(I am guessing that's just friendly talking huh. You seem to be enjoying yourself a little too much with him now.)

She glances back to me saying mentally,

(Well I have to pretend I am single right? Also why do you care, you want to leave me anyways.)

(You know I didn't mean that?)

(And you know I know when you are lying.)

(Whatever, I guess you already moved on from your dead boyfriend too.)

(That excuse can only work for so long.)

(It's been two days... You know what, never mind. Just do whatever you want to do.)

I walk off finding another group of people to practice with. At the end of the day my last sparring opponent is Chiara. The fight between us was a joke as she quickly defeats me because my heart just wasn't in it. I am not even sure if I used any mana to protect myself from her attacks. She helps me up from the ground looking at me with slight confusion asking,

"What's wrong with you? Were you even trying?"

"Yeah I don't know I am just not feeling well I guess."

"Guardians don't get sick, so whats wrong?"

Getting slightly irritated by her questions I say,

"You know I don't really want to talk about it with you."

"Oh okay, I am sorry for asking."

I just turn walking off to the showers. As I am in there enjoying the heat of the shower cascading over me as I am deep in thought trying to calm down. I don't notice Samuel come up taking the shower beside mine. He begins rubbing soap on his body as he turns to me saying,

"I think I am getting through to her."

I look up to him now noticing he is there,

"What?"

He smiles,

"Ariya, I think she is starting to like me."

"Good for you"

Hoping he is done talking to me I just begin rubbing soap on my arms and chest. He then says,

"So tell me some stuff about her, what does she like?"

"I don't know man, she is a girl what do they like?"

"Come on Fabien you have to know something about her. Does she like a certain food or maybe a specific type of flower?"

I sigh turning to face him extremely irritated by his questions as I almost shout at him,

"Why the fuck would I know? Quit fucking asking me this shit!"

I turn off the water and storm off back to the locker room. He just looks at me dumbfounded as do everyone else hearing me pretty much yell at him. As I am drying off Donovan comes up to me asking,

"What's going on why did you yell at Samuel?"

I toss the towel to the floor saying,

"He keeps asking me all these fucking questions about Ariya like I would know. It's annoying the shit out of me."

I reach down grabbing my clothes and begin to put them on. He looks around seeing people looking at us as he leans closer saying quietly,

"You need to calm down, talking like that will start to make people believe you like her." I just look up to him in his eyes staring at him a second. He quickly understands innuendo of my look and glances around again then whispers,

"Damn it Fabien, you know you can't. We have talked about this."

More people start walking in and take the lockers next to us which quickly stops our conversation. We quickly finish changing and leave meeting up with Samantha as we are walking. Donovan leans over quietly saying,

"You need to talk to Fabien about his feelings towards Ariya."

She looks to Donovan slightly confused saying,

"Don't tell me you just now noticed them?"

"What you knew?"

"Of course they suck at hiding them." She looks to me asking "Why did something happen?"

"He went off on Samuel for asking questions about Ariya in front of everyone"

She rolls her eyes looking back to me,

"Fabien you really need to control yourself. I know you both have feelings for each other, but as long as you two are bonded you can never act on them... You two haven't have you?"

I shake my head,

"No, of course not."

"Good, but you have to realize guys will like her and want to get close with her. You are just going to have to accept it."

"Yeah I know"

"It will be very hard for you, believe me I know" Donovan and her glance to each other. He seems to have slight confusion never realizing she had feelings for him. She continues her speech saying, "Maybe you should try talking to someone else? I know that Chiara girl and Stephanie both like you."

"Yeah, I don't know"

"Just think about it"

We get to my room and I kick off my shoes then just fall on my bed exhausted. After about 10 minutes there is a knock at my door and Ariya just walks in. I sit up looking at her saying,

"Hey"

She sits on the bed next to me saying,

"I told him I am not ready for a relationship"

I glance up to the cameras that have turned on mentally saying to her,

"Cameras" Then I say out loud "That is good since you still aren't over the death of Michael."

"I'm not sure if I will ever be able to be in a real, open relationship again."

"Don't worry I am sure you will. Someone much better than Michael will eventually come along. Maybe even better looking as well."

I smirk as she grins saying,

"I don't know he was pretty sexy. You should have seen him without a shirt, and the stuff he could do with his tongue, Mmm."

She moans out and I push her knowing she is making fun of me for the time I said that about Ashley. I say,

"Okay I don't need to know about that. Go back to your room."

She laughs standing back up glancing at the cameras. She mentally says to me,

(I still really hate these cameras. And you need to stop being so damn jealous. You have nothing to worry about with Samuel, I love you Fabien.)

(I wasn- ah forget it. Yeah I was a little bit.)

(It's okay, I don't blame you. I am hot, I can't help all the guys want me.)

I chuckle standing with her as we walk to the door,

(Well I am not sharing)

The next few days go by and it's Friday. Ariya kept up her charade with Samuel but keeping him at a distance. One time I am resting from a long run drinking some water when Stephanie runs up next to me. She grabs a bottle of water saying,

"You know there are quite a few rumors going around about you?"

"Oh no, which one did you hear?"

She looks around and quietly says,

"I heard you had an affair with the princess after saving her on the airship."

I choke on my water and a couple other guardians heard her quiet comments with their improved hearing. Even Chiara heard it as she looks to Aislin to make sure she didn't hear it which by her expression doesn't seem to know why people are chuckling. I glance over at Chiara and Aislin saying,

"As much as I wish that rumor was true, no I didn't sleep with her or Chiara. I know that is also a rumor going around about me."

Ariya rolls her eyes taking another drink of her water going back to talking to Samantha and Samuel. Chiara looks to me with shock having heard this one for the first time. She asks,

"Are you serious? Is that really a rumor?"

I nod to her and she blushes a little looking away. I grin thinking I would never see that from her. Then Stephanie says,

"Well the other one is- " She gets quiet again saying "You might be gay?"

People start chuckling and I turn glaring at Ariya who can't bring herself to look at me as she chuckles as well. I say,

"I wonder who started that rumor?"

"So you're not?"

"Hell no, I love females. I love everything about females."

Ariya rolls her eyes again and Stephanie's smile widens a bit. She gets a reluctant look glancing over at some of the trainers then asks,

"Well that is good, I was hoping maybe this Sunday if you weren't busy you wouldn't mind going on a double date with me and my sister."

Ariya looks back at me to see how I answer. I scratch the back of my head trying to think of something to say. Then I let out a nervous chuckle,

"Um, I don't know isn't it against the rules?"

Donovan overhearing the conversation says,

"Not for you two it isn't"

Ariya and I both look to him as he just stares back at me telling me to go for it with his eyes. Stephanie then grabs my hand and pretty much begins to beg saying,

"Please it's with my sister's boyfriend part of the Mage Police. She likes to rub it in my face how much better she is than me. If I show up with you, she can't say anything."

I rub the back of my head looking at her seeing her eyes actually beginning to tear up a bit. Samantha then says,

"Come on Fabien, it's just a date."

Not sure what to really say I hesitate then I hear Ariya say in my head,

(Are you seriously thinking about it?)

Stephanie begs once more,

"Please just one date?"

Then I see a tear roll down her cheek and I realize how important this must be to her. I close my eyes with a sigh knowing I am going to regret this saying,

"Okay, I will do it."

She gets excited lunging forward hugging me and kissing me on the cheek before running off thanking me. I hear in my head Ariya say,

(You're an asshole and a hypocrite)

Ariya turns walking off angrily as I say,

(I am sorry, It's not even a real date. It is just dinner.)

(It is to her, god you are so stupid.)

Samantha runs up to me saying before running off to catch Ariya,

"Don't worry I will talk to her."

"Okay"

I watch her run off to Ariya as I mentally say to Ariya,

(She was crying and everyone was watching. What did you want me to do?)

(So everytime a girl cries you have to do whatever she says.)

(Fine, I will tell her I can't go)

Donovan walks up placing his hand on my shoulder saying,

"Don't worry man; I think you did the right thing."

"It doesn't feel like it"

"It's going to be okay"

The day ends up going by with Ariya pretty much ignoring me now. I am sitting on the edge of my bed after I shower and decide to check on her. I turn on her cameras seeing her griping at Samantha who is trying to calm her down. She sees the cameras turn on and yells,

"Turn them off now!"

I quickly shut them off tossing the remote back on the bed then lie back. After a few minutes of lying there Ariya finally says something to me,

(Do you even know why I am so mad?)

I just keep my arm over my eyes as I talk back to her,

(Because I am going on this date with her?)

(So it's a date now?)

(You know what I mean. Why don't you let me know and maybe I can fix this.)

(The reason I am so mad is, you gave me so much crap about Samuel and all we were doing is talking.)

(There was a lot of flirting between both of you.)

(Shut up, but now you are going on a date with Stephanie. Do you understand what I am saying?)

(Yeah I do. But Ariya I promise you this means nothing to me. I love you not her. You're the one I want to marry, you're the one I want to have kids with.)

She hesitates,

(Did you say you want to marry me? You're actually thinking about marrying me?)

(Yeah, I mean eventually. Look I am sorry for getting so upset about Samuel. I think this place is just getting to me already. I miss you and just want to hold you again.)

She chuckles,

(You sound like such a girl.)

I laugh,

(Shut up, wow see if I share my feelings with you ever again. But don't worry after tomorrow the date or whatever this is will be over and we can go back to normal.)

(Okay, but she better not try anything with you. I will knock her teeth out so she will never want to smile again.)

(God you are so hot)

The next day goes by and its the day of the date. I am getting ready in my room and I see the cameras turn on. I smile turning to the camera saying out loud,

"How do I look?"

She mentally says,

(You look really good. You know we haven't officially gone on any dates without other people around.)

(Just give me the word and I will call this off. Then we can go do whatever you want.)

(Okay)

(Really?)

(No we will do that when you get back.)

Suddenly there is a knock at my door. I walk over opening it seeing Stephanie standing there dressed beautifully. She is wearing a long purple dinner dress with her hair put up nicely wearing black high heels. I say,

"Wow you look nice."

She gives me a displeased look,

"Just nice?"

"Sorry beautiful. You look beautiful."

Ariya says in my head,

(Tramp)

Stephanie smiles and hooks her arm around mine leading me away. I can feel the jealousy and other emotions rising in Ariya. I mentally say to her,

(Calm down, I love you.)

(You better)

We head down to a car waiting for us. As we both get in and it starts to drive us to the fancy restaurant she says,

"Do you mind if we not mention that you use to be a serf?"

Ariya says,

(Oh I am so kicking her ass.)

I smile saying to Stephanie,

"Sure, I wasn't going too anyways." Then I say to Ariya (Why are you still watching? It's just going to make you more upset.)

Ariya says,

(Because I don't trust this girl)

(It will be okay. Go hang out with the princess or Samantha.)

(Fine)

She stops talking to me and we eventually pull up to the restaurant. Of course it has to be another one of those very expensive ones. We walk inside and are escorted to a very large table. There are already 5 people sitting around it waiting for us. They stand seeing us walk up and I quickly realize this is a family dinner. It's her mother, her father, a little sister of about 7, and her older sister with her boyfriend.

Stephanie introduces me to her family even though they recognize me from the TV. They all seem like nice and decent people. I have to end up lying a bit on how I ended up becoming the Savant. They start asking me a bit about my family and I lie just using what I learned about Ariya's family.

It all seems to be going well till the war between sisters starts. It first started with her sister telling some great things her boyfriend did . Then hey both began trying to one up each other with who is doing more with their lives. The boyfriend and I just sit there silently and watch. It begins to get pretty heated and people in the restaurant begin looking over at the table. The boyfriend stops it saying,

"Darling, it doesn't matter who does what. All that matter is our love for each other and where we end up down the road."

I gently elbow him with a smile saying,

"Well said, you are a good man."

He smiles to me and Stephanie then blurts out,

"We are getting married!"

My eyes widen as I look to her in shock. She takes my hand looking into my eyes with a pleading look. Everyone else seems to be as stunned about this as I am. The father sets his fork down asking,

"Fabien is that true?"

I hesitate unsure what to really say as she squeezes my hand giving me another look begging me to say something. I say,

"Honey, I thought we were going to wait till after dinner?"

"I am sorry if I ruined the surprise. I just couldn't hold it in any longer."

The mother asks,

"Isn't this a little sudden? How long have you two known each other?"

I look back to Samantha as she says,

"A year and a half. I know it's early but we love each other."

She leans forward kissing me on the lips and I am still stunned by the shock of it all. The father says,

"Fabien, you know it is proper etiquette to ask the father for permission to marry the daughter."

I look back at him,

"Oh, yeah I am so sorry. It just happened suddenly. I totally understand if you are against it."

He looks to his wife saying,

"Now I didn't say that. Now I just wish you would have asked me before I said -" He looks back to his daughter with a smile "You may marry my daughter"

Again I am left speechless as everyone begins talking about the marriage. Stephanie keeps adding lie on top of lie about our relationship and how I proposed to her. Then they actually begin setting a date for the marriage and I think everything is getting way out of hand. The night eventually ends. Stephanie and I are holding hands walking back to the car to take us back. I let go and turn to her saying,

"What the hell were you thinking tonight?"

She looks to me startled by my upset attitude,

"What?"

"You know we really aren't engaged or even dating right?"

"I am sorry I got a little carried away"

I look off in the distance seeing her parents driving away. I scoff,

"A little? How are you going to fix this? We... I mean 'you', have to tell them you' lied."

"Can't it wait just a little while?"

"Your mom is already looking at dresses to buy for the wedding that isn't going to happen."

"I am sorry"

We continue discussing this all the way back. When I get back to my room it is after 11pm so I check in on Ariya. She is already asleep in her bed. So I just take a shower then go to sleep myself. The next morning I get woke up by Ariya pushing on my shoulder saying,

"Fabien, wake up."

Still half asleep I crack one of my eyes open looking at her. She has a troubled look on her face so I ask,

"What's wrong?"

"I think we should quit and do something else?"

I sit up stretching a bit rubbing the sleep from my eyes saying,

"Why did something happen? Was it because of last night?"

"I don't like it here with all their rules. Maybe we can be guards or something somewhere else?"

"Have you talked to Daniel? We should really discuss this with him first."

She looks around nervously biting her pinky nail. I pull her hand away as she says,

"We have been here only a short time and it already caused us to fight."

I say in her head,

(We should really discuss this away from the cameras)

She looks up to one of them loudly saying,

"These I hate most of all, fucking cameras!"

She quickly storms out of my room slamming the door. I think to myself that this place is really making her crazy. She shouts in my head,

(Screw you)

I sigh and get up taking a shower then get dressed. We are starting a new class today called 'Combat and Warfare Tactics' I head down to the class already expecting her to be there. When I walk in I don't see her anywhere so I just take a seat waiting for her to show up. The class begins and she eventually shows up late still looking upset. She takes the seat next to me and saying quietly to me,

"Thanks for waiting for me."

I just look up at the instructor and say mentally to her,

(Sorry, are you okay? You seem even more upset than you usually are.)

(So now I am mad all the time?)

(I didn't mean it like that)

(Whatever)

I lean forward on my elbow rubbing my eyes with my hand. She then mentally asks,

(How was the date?)

(I really don't want to talk about it.)

(Why not, they can't hear us right now.)

(Because you are upset and it will probably make you even more angry.)

She looks to me saying out loud,

"Why, what happened?"

The instructor silences us and I mentally say,

(I will tell you after class)

She growls silently to herself looking back forward. I can feel her frustration rising and she is bouncing her leg anxiously waiting. She keeps glancing over at me giving me accusing looks. Then she eventually says,

(Did you kiss her?)

(We will talk after class is over. I will tell-)

(No I am not leaving you alone till you-)

I look over at her still mentally saying,

(Damn it woman you are driving me crazy. I will tell you after class)

She stands grabbing my hand pulling me with her saying,

"Follow me, now!"

People in the class chuckle and the instructor asks,

"Is everything alright?"

As I follow her out I look to him saying,

"Not sure yet"

She drags me out of the class shutting the door. Then she turns to me crossing her arms saying,

"Class is over now tell me."

I sigh and say,

"Alright. It wasn't a double date she just wanted to show me off to her family. Then her and her sister got into some stupid argument on whose boyfriend was the better boyfriend. Then something happened where she kind of made her family believe we were engaged."

She just stares at me for a long few second of awkward silence then asks,

"And what did you say?"

"Nothing, I was too shocked by the situation to say anything. After we left I did tell her she does need to fix this because we really aren't together."

"Well apparently neither are we."

"What?"

She looks around waving her hand saying,

"This damn place with all it's stupid rules! It makes us to where we can't be together. It's why I want to leave." I reach for her hand and she brushes it away "Just go back to class. I want to be alone"

"Ariya come on"

She just ignores me walking off.


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