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Title: Snow and Solitude
Fandom: Sailor Moon
Pairing (if applicable): Makoto (Lita)/Nephrite (Nico)
Rating: PG
Prompt: [ profile] shitennou_ai Advent Drabblender 03. Last Christmas, I gave you my heart....

"I’m sorry."

Lita gave Nico a wistful smile. "I know."

"I didn’t realize that Usagi was going to spring this on you all."

Lita laughed a bit reluctantly at that. "That’s Usagi. She just wants everyone to be happy."

"Don’t be mad at her."

Lita shook her head. "I’m not. I really can’t be, not at her. Rei is probably going to yell at her, though," she said, looking over to the corner where Rei sat, looking furious.

Nico tilted his head, observing her and Lita took the moment to study him as well. He looked different than she remembered. He was tall, but not as tall as he had been. His hair was long, but not the shoulder-grazing locks of before. He had a bit of stubble, too, and a more casual air with his clothes. His face was younger-looking and more open. "Why aren’t you mad at me, then? You used to have a temper," he asked. He spoke with a bit of reluctance, as though curiosity had won out over self-preservation.

"I still do," Lita replied, giving him another tiny smile. "It’s different for me, I guess. I didn’t have to deal with, well - you. Or not you. I don’t understand really, still. But, I never had to fight against Beryl’s Nephrite. So, it’s different. All I remember is the you from before."

Nico gave a small, bitter laugh at that. "Oh, that makes things so much better."

"It does, in a way," Lita replied, giving his arm an awkward pat, before drawing back quickly. He looked so miserable; she couldn’t help but feel sorry for him. "I’m not the same, not really. I’m an orphan. I love to cook. I like horses. I hate to fly. I have my memories, but I’m more than who I was. Usagi is still Usagi, even though she’s also the Princess."

"You’re really not mad at me," Nico said slowly.

Lita shook her head, biting her lip a bit nervously. "No, I guess I’m not," she said softly. Impulsively, she stuck out her hand. "I’m Lita Kino."

Nico’s face lit up with a genuine smile. "Nico Durante."


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