Deception is So Sweet
Summary: Samus has the biggest crush on Peach, and Peach knows it.
Unfortunately, Peach is already taken. What happens when an existing
relationship fails to stop her from getting into a new one?
Disclaimer: I don't own the SSB series.
6 months later…
Peach leaned against the wall, her eyes narrowed as she watched Samus unpack. Samus met her glance a few times to return the glare but continued moving between the bed, which had her suitcase on it, and the closet. They didn't say a word until after she finished. Samus threw the suitcase to the floor as hard as she could and groaned, "Have a seat." Peach declined and stayed where she was. Samus rolled her eyes and sat by herself, crossing her legs almost violently.
"So what are you mad about?" Samus inquired, curious to hear what Peach would say. She was clearly being overdramatic, and she couldn't stand it. "You left without telling me," Peach answered. "The last time I saw you, you were trying to pick a fight and then suddenly you left! What's wrong with you?" Samus laughed and put her hand on her chest. "What's wrong with me? I was the one picking a fight?" she asked. "Are you serious? I had an emergency to take care of, so there's something wrong with me? Do you even listen to yourself talk?" Peach was going to retort back, but Samus waved her hand and shook her head.
"No, listen to me. You're out of your mind if you think that I'm going to let you yell at me like that," the bounty hunter said darkly. "Before I left, you didn't even speakwords to me for weeks on end. Now you want to talk?"
"Hey, I was busy helping Master Hand organize the next three tournaments," Peach shot back. "It's not my fault I haven't been available." Samus wiggled a finger at the other blonde. "That would be a plausible excuse if you hadn't been acting the way you have been lately," she explained. "You've been ignoring me for nearly two months now. Don't even try to deny it." Peach bit the inside of her cheek, her face practically glowing. Samus had caught her now, so there was only one thing left to ask.
Peach scratched her elbows until red lines appeared underneath the surface of her skin. It was something she did when she was nervous, confirming something was up.
"Did I do something wrong?"
Peach shook her head.
"Do you still love me?"
Peach nodded her head, but it didn't make Samus feel any better.
"Then what's going on?"
Peach sunk down to the floor and sighed. She wanted to speak, but she couldn't form the appropriate words for this situation. The silence dragged on uncomfortably, and Samus didn't like where this was going. If Peach wasn't going to talk, then she would do it for her.
"It's her, isn't it?" Samus whispered. Staring at Peach long and hard, she saw the guilt that confirmed everything. "It's her," she repeated, this time with confidence. "That explains the trophies. Then after every tournament, you've been away longer than Master Hand normally allows. Wow…I can't believe I've been so dumb." She stood up and made her way to the door. "Even when Mario told me about you, I still didn't listen." Just as Samus opened the door, Peach scrambled to her feet and grabbed the taller woman's arm.
"He…told you?" she sputtered. Samus yanked her arm away and walked off to Zelda's room, figuring she would need help to control all the negative emotions swirling around her stomach. She knew Peach was following her, but she didn't care. At this point, there was nothing else that could be said.
When they reached the room, Peach jumped in front of the door. "Samus, just listen to me for a second," she pleaded. Samus rolled her eyes. "So you can lie to me some more?"
"Daisy and I aren't even a thing anymore," Peach tried to explain. "I chose you instead! You've been my everything…"
Suddenly, the door opened, causing Peach to jump out of the way. Zelda slowly revealed herself and shifted her eyes between the two women. "What's going on?" she asked softly. Samus glanced Peach, who had defeat written all over her face. Shaking her head, Samus nodded in Zelda's direction, silently asking if she could enter. Zelda stepped aside and let Samus pass her by. She looked at Peach and reached for her hand. When their hands connected, Peach squeezed hard as if it was the last she would be able to for a long time.
"You should have seen this coming."
"Why would do that to her?"
"Somewhere along the way, I actually fell for her. I never thought I would, but I did."
Zelda sighed and pulled Peach into a hug. She didn't really feel sorry for her friend, but Peach was still just that – her friend. Even though she was in the wrong, it didn't mean that Zelda would stop being there for her. Real friends stuck together. When they separated, Zelda cupped the blonde's face and smiled slightly. "Hey, I'll come find you later, okay? I have work to do," she whispered. Peach nodded, smiling back, and walked off as fast as she could. Zelda entered her room, and closed the door behind her, not knowing how she would be able to handle Samus's venting.
"How'd she take it?"
"Terribly, as expected. She'll live though."
Zelda sighed as she leaned back onto the counter of the bar. She stared at the drink in her hand, wondering if Samus was okay by herself. She was a very strong person, but Peach got into her head and broke her down. When they had had their talk, Samus was okay for the most part. It just took an hour or two for each layer of anger to surface. First, she frustrated with the deception. Then, she became violent and started messing with Peach's side of the room. (Zelda didn't try to stop her. All she cared about was Samus feeling better.) She punched the walls and turned everything upside down. After she tired herself out, she began to cry. Zelda held her in her arms and lulled her to sleep. Surely by now was awake.
Next to Zelda on either side was Mario and Marth, both taking a swig at their drinks. She had given Link another round of errands to run before finding Marth and Mario. Although Mario wasn't exactly included in her circle of close friends, she felt the need to tell him of the happening events as they unfolded (after all, he had Samus about Peach months ago). Marth didn't disapprove of it, so it seemed like a good idea to tell him.
"I think Peach has learned her lesson this time," Mario said. "Usually after the initial breakup, she pretends like nothing ever happened. Now I can't even find her to see if she's calm or anything." Marth downed whatever else was in his cup and sighed, "I think I saw her walking down the hall before I got here, and she didn't look too happy. I only saw her for a second though – she turned a corner and was gone as soon as I tried to talk to her."
The three sat quietly, nodding and drinking with affirmation. So now the assumption was that Peach was going to stop her cheating ways. They couldn't trust Peach after all that had happened, but that was okay. As long as their friends didn't get hurt anymore, it was completely fine.
"I'll go find her," Zelda said as she stood up, drink still in hand. "I promised her I would anyway." Without waiting for them to speak, she quickly left. She had no idea where to start, but she was determined to find the other princess. Zelda had to make sure that this was the last time Peach deceived anyone else and broke their heart.
And that is the end of this little story here :) Hope you enjoyed it! Til next story