Aqua sighed, resting her hands casually in her jacket's pockets (she hadn't even bothered to take it off, because she didn't expect it to take so long). Why was she here again?
"Yes?" the redhead said from behind the curtains. She was currently fitting her weddingdress and Aqua would be the judge.
Talk about painful.
"It's not that I don't appreciate it or anything, but shouldn't you share these moments with Terra instead of me?"
Kairi laughed heartilly and her head popped up from behind the curtains for a brief moment. "I can't show him the dress before I marry him, silly. That brings bad luck."
Before the bluenette could brace herself for the moment, the bordeaux-red curtains were opening and Kairi stepped forward proudly, donned in a breathtakingly beautiful mermaid weddingdress. It hugged her figure quite nicely and Aqua was pretty sure that Terra wouldn't be able to take his eyes off her once he saw his bride, even if he wouldn't notice the small details like the floral pattern on the sleeves.
"What do you think? It's beautiful, isn't it?" When Aqua stayed silent, the younger female continued with, "Hmm... Only the sleeves may be a little too long, I agree with that, but... What do you think?"
The redhead turned, trying to see her backside in the mirror. The dress had a low back.
Aqua blinked a couple of times, but it felt as though she had forgotten how to speak. "Yeah...very nice," she finally managed to utter. "I-I should go now."
With that, she left abruptly.
Kairi tilted her head to the side, watching her retreating back. "Okaaay, what's with her?"
Then, out of the blue, Vanitas entered the shop. Kairi couldn't quite hide her chagrin. After all, the air always darkened when this guy showed up. "And what are you doing here?"
Last time she checked, he was single and no one wanted to date him because he was scary.
"I'm not here for you, so don't get your hopes up," the dark-haired man replied bluntly. "Sora said you forgot your purse at our place. I'm bringing it for him."
He threw the item carelessly on one of the cushioned seats nearby, making Kairi cry out, "Watch it, there are breakbare things in it!"
Without as much as looking back, he left the shop again.
Almost at once, Kairi was hit with a flashback; Vanitas helping her with putting on the bracelet he had bought for her, before pulling her closer to steal a kiss...
So much had changed between them since high school. It was as though he'd become a complete different person...