It was late, and by all rights she should have been asleep, but she was wide awake. The day had just been so eventful that she couldn't seem to wind down enough to want to sleep. Her companions seemed to be sleeping just fine, including the newest member of their impromptu band.
Beelzemon lay fast asleep just a few feet away from her, with Buraimon sleeping on the other side of the fire with the twins curled up just a short distance from where he was. All of them, out like lights while she was wide awake. Cleopamon sighed and rested her chin on her knees, which were hugged up to her chest, beginning to think that she was just going to be up all night, unless she could find some way to get to sleep.
Her thoughts were interrupted by a sudden thump. Then another. And another. She lifted her head and looked around for the source of the sound, before her eyes landed on that source; Beelzemon's tail, twitching in his sleep. She sighed and chuckled to herself quietly as she continued to watch the tail twitch and slap against the ground lightly. However, with each thump, it inched steadily closer to the fire, with its owner blissfully unaware as he slept on, most likely occupied by whatever dream he was having that made his tail twitch in such a way. Concerned for the well-being of her traveling companion's appendage, Cleopamon moved forward from her seated position, onto her knees, and reached out to catch and move the tail.
Seconds after Cleopamon touched Beelzemon’s tail to move it away from the flames; it suddenly coiled around her wrists like a snake and yanked her over towards Beelzemon himself. One of his hands shot up and covered her mouth to silence a loud gasp of shock that escaped her, and his other went to her throat, stopping just as the tips of his claws touched her skin.
Cleopamon stared down at him, eyes wide in terror as Beelzemon’s sleepy eyes adjusted to the dim light and assessed her quickly. He let out a sigh of relief and released her slowly.
“Sheesh…” he breathed. “Ya shouldn’t sneak up on a guy that way, sweetheart.”
Cleopamon rubbed her wrists as she leaned back from him. “I-I’m sorry,” she whispered shakily. “But your tail… it-it was getting close to the fire and I thought…”
“Oh.” Beelzemon grumbled, sitting up slowly and stretching his arms above his head with a grunt. “Well in that case, sorry about that.”
“I-It’s alright…” Cleopamon said. “But, if you don’t mind my asking, what was that about?”
“I’ve been to some parts of the Digital World before where it’s not exactly safe to fall into too deep of a sleep. Make that mistake and ya may wake up as you’re bein’ turned into ones and zeroes.” Beelzemon replied with a shrug. Cleopamon felt a chill creep down her spine.
“Hmhm,” the large Digimon hummed in amusement at Cleopamon’s response. “Not very experienced at bein’ on your own in the outside world, are ya?”
“What makes you say that?” Cleopamon asked, tilting her head.
“It’s just one of those obvious things, sweetheart.” Beelzemon replied with a smirk, which grew as he leaned forward towards her slightly. “In fact, I can tell a lotta things just by lookin’ at ch’ya.”
“You… You can?” Cleopamon asked with a blink. “Like what, exactly?”
Beelzemon’s hand suddenly shot forward and snatched her chin, yanking her forward on her knees and forcing her lips to crash against his. Cleopamon’s eyes widened and she froze in shock, her gasp cut off from her lips and forced in through her nostrils as she grappled for an idea of what was happening, before managing to lift her hands and push against Beelzemon’s chest to push him away. He released her chin as their lips parted and she leaned back, her hands flying up to her mouth as she stared at him with eyes still wide and cheeks growing red.
“W-Why did you—?” she stammered to ask, cut off as Beelzemon threw his head back and laughed.
“Hahaha, I knew it!” he said, then looked back at her with a smirk. “That was your first kiss!”
A sort of redraw/recolor of one of my older drawings (found here: 6seacat9.deviantart.com/art/Su…) from back before I had a tablet. I've always felt like I could do more with it, so I thought I'd give it another go. And I included a clip from my fic as well, to share the story behind the pic. As you gathered from the clip above, this was shortly after Cleopamon first met Beelzemon.
Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy this! It was fun revisiting this old drawing and applying some of my new skills to it! Leave me a comment to let me know what you think!
Cleopamon © Me
Beelzemon © Digimon
And oh my gosh I cried at the story, its so funny and so sweet too!
Also I haven't heard from you in awhile! How are things?