You were sprinting as fast as you could, though the guards were almost on your tail. Another attempt at stealing some gold, just to buy some food and stay alive. Youve been on the streets for a couple of years now. Several times you got caught, but got bailed out by friends or escaped. This time though, was a little different.
"If you try to steal again, you know theres nothing I can do."
Koga's voice echoed in your head. If they catch you 3 times, you get executed. The newest law that Karne aproved to prevent crystals getting to the hands of the Paladins.
As your thoughts drifted away, because you aproached a dead end, some strange noise above your head didnt let you get focused. Was someone else tracking you? Theyre on the roof, no doubt. Suddenly, you felt tight grip on your waist and someone launched you into the air. Screaming, right before hitting the ground, that someone caught you, and moment after you were on the rooftop, in Kogas hands.
"What the hell, put me down!"
You turned your head to see a familiar face, with yours all blushing and frustated. Just before he started sprinting, Koga said,
"Shh, they will hear you"
He was running so fast that you almost fell, and that made you grip his clothes for your dear life. Little did you know, he liked when you held onto him.
A few minutes after jumping and running, you finally felt stable. He stopped. The guards that were chasing you, were nowhere at sight.
"You can let go now, or would you like griping onto me for some more?"
You felt the sarcastic and flirtatious grin even through that mask of his.
You quickly let go and jumped down.
You already turned around to go, but realised that you were in some room, and the only exit was... Well, behind him.
"Wheres my thanks?"
"For what? Shocking me and throwing me in the air?"
"For not letting you die, maybe?"
He slowly walked towards you. You could almost anticipate what hes about to do.
"They were far behind, and didnt even surround m-
He quickly removed his mask and smashed his lips onto yours. Did it feel good? More than anything. He grabbed your left arm, his right traveling down from your neck to your waist, then back to your hair. But as soon as you answered the kiss and started really getting into it, he pulled back. Why does he always has to ruin these kind of moments?
"(Y/n), I cant always protect you..." he sighted and looked down. His hands held yours.
"Next time you get caught, might be the last, and I might not be there."
"I know, but I need to survive somehow."
"And you obviously need to steal for that? You risk your life, for what? For a few coins?"
He held up a little bag youve been holding, it was half-empty.
"I told you already, you can come with me to the Thousand hands guild. And as much as I would love to be with you, you wouldnt be starving or sleeping in the streets anymore."
"I know, I know, but it still doesnt beat the fact that Zhin and your teacher hate me and wouldnt let me live peacefully there"
"Then I would protect you..."
He looked you in the eyes. You could tell, he was dead serious. This boy right here would take a bullet in the heart for you. And thats the reason you cant use his good heart. You always refuse to accept his help, because you dont want him to get into trouble.
"I cant... Use you... Im sorry, Im going now"
You let go of his arms and are about go, but one last time he pulls you close and kisses you. This was a kiss like no other. Cupping your face, he got the best of you, like kissing the last time in his life. You couldnt resist, pulled him closer and deepened the kiss. He slowly let go after a few seconds, and you both where catching your breaths. Staring right at your eyes, he whispered: