Moonlight Maiden

Waterlily Tears

After picking Suisei up, Zoicite left the garden and quietly entered the Silver Palace. Mindful of the guards, he carried her to the nearest room, which just happened to be a huge library. Shelves upon shelves full of books covered, along with tables, lamps, and comfortable chairs placed around the room. Zoicite walked over to one of the empty tables in the center of the room and laid Suisei upon it.

He sat in one of the chairs near the table and looked at the delicate woman, realizing how much he had missed her. To be honest, he really wasn't that mad when he figured out her identity. He had kind of figured out she wasn't a low noble by the way she talked with such wisdom and walked and held herself with such grace that she had to have been a high-ranking noble. Although, he never expected her to be a Princess; especially one who wasn't even from Earth and faked who she was. That was what really upset him; the fact that she could not trust him enough to tell the truth of who she was, even after he had confessed his love for her.

But now that he looked at her, he found it didn't matter anymore. He was a fool for leaving her. The girl that he was looking at now was even more beautiful than the pretend one. But putting that aside he knew that this was the same girl he fell in love with at Endymion's birthday ball. He hoped with all his heart that she would forgive him. Something moving around brought him out of his thoughts. He looked down and saw that Suisei was starting to wake up.
Suisei woke up and realized her head was hurting. She looked around and found out that she was lying on a table in the library. The last thing she remembered was being in the garden with Serenity and the girls, and now she was here. She sat up and saw Zoicite sitting next to her. She was stunned.
'Where did he come from?' she thought.

"Zoicite, what are you doing here?"

He stood up and smiled at her before saying, "Hi Ami-er-I mean Suisei. Sorry, I need to get used to that. I'm here to apologize for what I did."

Suisei sat up, placing her hand on her still-aching forehead. "No, if anyone needs to apologize, it's me. I should have told you about my identity a long time ago. I should have told you when you told me you loved me," She said, lowering her eyes.

"You have nothing to be sorry for," Zoicite said, lifting her chin and putting a hand on her cheek. "You didn't really lie to me. I guessed a while ago that you weren't who you said you were, but I didn't know that you had faked who you were. I was mad that you didn't trust me enough to tell me."

Suisei leaned her face into his hand and said,
"It's not that I didn't trust you, it's just that I couldn't tell you, because if anyone from the Golden Kingdom knew, we would be in a lot of trouble. We couldn't risk Serenity's safety."

Zoicite kissed her forehead and then looked into her eyes. "I know that now. By the way, how did you guys disguise yourselves like that?" he asked, his curiosity getting the best of him.

She smiled. "Serenity has a magic disguise pen, and with it we were able to change ourselves so nobody would recognize us."

"Well now that I know that, I want to know if you forgive me, my beautiful Water Lily," Zoicite said softly.

Suisei's smile grew at the pet name she felt she hadn't heard in a thousand years. "Of course I forgive you. I love you Zoi."

"And I love you Suisei, and I hope you'll love this too." Zoicite said, reaching into his pocket. He took out a beautiful brooch shaped like a Water Lily and placed it gently in her hands.

Suisei felt tears come to her eyes as she stared at the beautiful brooch that had their names engraved on the back.

"Don't you like it?" he said, as he noticed her tears.

"I love it," she said, choking on a sob. She held the brooch close to her chest. "Thank you, I will always treasure this." She came closer to him and gave him a hug and a sweet kiss. She had never been happier.

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