A/N: Hello all. I'm A. D. Fields, and this is my first foray into the Kancolle fandom. I'm going with a style of story that has served me well in the past. They're all romantic one shots between Admiral and 'blank.'
I have this first one finished, and the second one is one quarter finished. Don't hesitate to contact me about pairing ideas. I have about 20 that I've planned in order that I want to do, but don't feel discouraged and not message me. I could always use someone to bounce ideas off of.
The Admiral in question filters into another Kancolle story I have on the backburner now as I work mainly on my Code Geass stuff.
Name: Andrew Peter Dixon.
Rank: Rear Admiral.
Affiliation: Royal Canadian Navy.
Appearance: 6'1" blue eyes, sandy brown hair kept roughly 2 inches long on top, and a quarter of an inch on the side in regulation military fashion. Constantly well put together in uniform or other attire.
Anyways folks, I'll stop talking for once and let you read the story. Cheers!
Standing alone in his office, Rear Admiral Andrew Dixon smiled as he looked out at the hustle and bustle of the naval base.
Admiral Touhai had left on holiday two weeks ago, leaving the visiting Admiral from Canada in charge of all the day to day affairs of the base.
February was a particularly chilly month for Japan, but not as cold as it usually was in Canada.
"Nagato, would you mind bringing in a kettle and a tea cup please?" he asked the Admirals secretary through the intercom.
"Not a problem." she replied.
A moment later, the battleship walked in with a kettle full of water in one hand, and a cup in the other.
"Will that be all Sir?" Nagato asked after putting the items down on his desk.
"Yes, thank you very much." Andrew said, smiling brightly at her.
He detected the barest hints of a blush as she quickly saluted and the hurried out of his office.
Shrugging it off, he plugged the kettle in and pulled out a packet of hot chocolate mix from a drawer in his desk.
"Perfect for a chilly day like today." he thought, as the water began to boil.
Pouring the mix into his cup, he added water and mixed the solution until all the powder had dissolved.
A knock at the door startled him, and nearly caused the steaming cup of liquid to fall and end up splattered all over his pants.
"Enter." Andrew called, and the door opened to reveal Nagato once more.
"Admiral, Kirishima is here to see you." was all she said.
"Very well." he replied, placing his untouched cup down "Send her in then."
Nagato disappeared out of the doorway and Kirishima walked into the office and stopped in front of his desk.
Trepidation welled inside his gut as he noted that her hands were behind her back, and that she was holding something.
Whenever it came to the Kongou sisters, it was usually something not good.
He continued to hide whenever Kongou came barging into his office to offer some of her 'burning love.'
"Kirishima, what can I do for you today?" Andrew asked, folding his hands on his desk.
Taking her hands out from behind her, Kirishima placed what she was holding on his desk in front of him.
"Cookies?" he deadpanned, as there was indeed a plate full of cookies on his desk now.
"Yes Admiral." she replied, nodding her head "My sisters and I made them, and we had some left over from tea time so it was suggested that we brought them to you, and I volunteered to bring them."
"That's very nice." Andrew said, picking up a cookie and taking a bite.
They were actually very good, and he smiled slightly as he finished the first cookie from the pile.
"Thank you Kirishima, express my gratitude to your sisters as well. They're very good." he mused, grinning at the fast battleship.
"M-my pleasure Admiral. I'll be sure to pass on your kind words. Have a pleasant day Sir." Kirishima replied, stuttering slightly and throwing up a salute, which Andrew returned, before leaving his office.
"How nice of them." he muttered, grabbing a second cookie.
"Might as well go and check my mailbox." he thought, still munching on the cookie as he got up and walked to the outer office where Nagato sat when not on sortie or directing battles.
Upon exiting his office, Andrew found his mailbox…displaced.
"Hey Nagato, have you seen where my mailbox went?" he asked the battleship who was focused on the paperwork in front of her.
Her head shot up, a nervous look on her face, saying "Don't worry Admiral, I'll sort all the paperwork out and bring the important stuff to you."
Now that, caused his suspicion to rise sharply, as Nagato usually never offered to sort his mail.
"Nagato, give me my mailbox." Andrew sternly admonished, pressing a hand to his temple.
Sighing heavily, the young woman reached under her desk and lifted the box onto the surface of it.
Now, having a full mailbox was to be expected, especially as an Admiral, but the box today was overflowing!
Papers were spilling out a fluttering down onto the floor, and instead of plain white forms as it was every other day, most of the pieces were pink or red.
"Good lord!" he shouted, surprise evident on his face as he looked at all if it "What's all this?"
"Admiral, do you not know what today is?" she asked him.
"Nope." Andrew replied, still stunned at all the papers in front of him.
Nagato mumbled something, ducking her head so her hair covered her face.
"Can you repeat that?" he asked, smiling slightly "I didn't quite catch that."
"I said it's Valentine's Day!" Nagato repeated, looking up and showing the bright blush that was blazing on her cheeks.
"So that's the reason, eh?" Andrew simply said, scratching his chin as he went around behind Nagato's desk, kneeling down to grab all the papers that had fallen out of his box.
"Ad-Admiral! Please allow me to get those." she nearly shrieked as Andrew stuck his head under her chair, continuing to pick up all the letters and cards.
"Nah. I want to make sure that I get each of them personally. You may very well be having second thoughts if you put something in here. And lift your feet would you?" he chuckled, tugging weakly on a card that was trapped under her boot so as not to rip it.
Sighing again, Nagato shifted her feet, and in no time at all, Andrew had everything assembled and barely contained within the mailbox as he dusted his uniform off.
"Now then, I'm going to go through all of these accordingly, and return the gestures of all those kind enough to get me something." Andrew said, beginning to walk to his office before pausing.
"And, give everyone the day off. That includes you as well. Have all calls routed to the answering machine. I don't want to see you at your desk for the rest of the day." he said, before going to his office and closing the door behind him.
Sitting down at his desk, Andrew felt very much like he was back in elementary school, preparing to empty the paper bag of valentines that he had received from other students.
His now cold cup of cocoa long forgotten, he spread all the cards out onto the surface of his desk.
It took a little over an hour to read through all of them, but he realized that practically everyone had given him something.
Even Nagato, formal as it was, had given him a card, and he loved it still.
As well as the one that simply said 'Hey Shitty Admiral, Happy Valentine's Day!'
He'd need to thank Akebono for giving him a good laugh with that one.
Andrew had just finished putting all the cards away into a desk drawer when someone knocked at his door.
"Enter." he called, slipping back into his work persona.
The door opened slowly and a young woman poked her head in.
"Admiral? I didn't see Nagato here, so I wasn't sure if you were in today." she said, coming into the office and closing the door behind her.
"Yeah. I forgot it was Valentine's Day, so I gave her and everyone else the day off. What do you need Prinz Eugen?" he asked, leaning back as she approached his desk.
The young woman shuffled nervously in front of him, shifting her weight from foot to foot before thrusting her hand out and hurriedly saying "This is for you Admiral!"
She was holding a small heart shaped box with a little black bow and a tag on it.
"Chocolate? For me? Thank you." Andrew said warmly, taking the box from her gingerly and placing it down on his desk.
"There was…one other thing." Prinz Eugen continued, blushing quite a bit in front of him and nervously playing with the hem of her skirt.
"Name it." he mused, looking at her and trying not to chuckle.
"Well…there's kinda…this Valentine's Day dance that Mutsu and Kongou put together for tonight…and I was…wondering if you wanted to go…with me?" she asked, before backpedaling "But, someone probably asked you already so it's…"
She was cut off as Andrew stood abruptly and came around his desk.
"Prinz Eugen, I would be honored to accompany you to the dance tonight. What time is it at?" he questioned, smiling softly to her.
"It's at 7pm in the school auditorium. You can wear…anything really." she answered, grinning widely before walking away.
"It's a date then." Andrew called after her, smiling as she suddenly stopped and then resumed walking a second later.
"Man I'm glad I brought a set of formal wear out here. I'd hate to show up in uniform to something like this." he thought as the door closed.
Waiting ten minutes for the area to clear, he left his office, locking it behind him, and making sure Nagato wasn't at her desk, he locked the outer office as well, leaving a note to say that 'The Admiral is out.'
Pulling out his cell phone, he rapidly dialed the one person he knew who could help with what was going on.
"You fool! You had to leave on holiday now of all times?!" Andrew shouted when the other Admiral had picked up.
"Let me guess. You forgot about Valentine's Day?" he asked, laughing as he did "Got you covered. I did it once too. Go into refrigerated warehouse 3 and the back wall, there's a container labeled 'Frozen Dinners. Emergency use only.' It's full of boxes of chocolates. You can figure out the rest."
"You're a lifesaver. I owe you one." Andrew replied, breathing a sigh of relief as he hung up and hurried to the warehouse to give out chocolates to everyone.
The hours had just melted away, as he kept running into people and thanking them for their thoughtful gifts and cards to him for Valentine's Day.
In fact, he only had three boxes of chocolate left.
One for Kaga, one for Nagato, and one for Prinz Eugen.
Surprisingly, he hadn't run into any of them on his rounds of the base.
Though unsurprisingly, Akagi had downed her chocolate in a record 2.6 seconds while he just laughed.
He had the chocolates in hand as he headed for the school auditorium, where most indoor events were held due to its large size.
Andrew had pulled out his 3-piece navy blue suit, and donning a white shirt and red tie, in honor of the event, he had put himself together quite nicely.
As he was lacing his dress shoes, he smiled, thinking about how everyone would react, considering they'd never seen him in anything but his uniform.
It would be a bit of a culture shock.
Opening the doors to the auditorium, he could see he was absolutely correct in that assumption.
The music kinda just…stopped as everyone turned to look at him.
All the girls were actually wearing dresses and not their usual uniforms, so it was only fair that he didn't show up in his uniform either.
"Admiral on deck!" Nagato shouted, causing the girls to come to attention and salute.
"I kinda wanted to come in inconspicuously." Andrew muttered to Nagato as he waved off the salute and spoke up "Everyone, please, no formalities tonight. We're all just here to have fun!"
Taking Nagato off to the side, he grinned like a shark when she averted her eyes.
"I got your card." he simply said, chuckling when he saw a flush of red rise "It was very nice. Thank you Nagato."
As he said this, he held out the box of chocolates for the battleship to take, which she did after a moment, smiling slightly.
"And if I may say, you look lovely tonight." Andrew continued, gesturing to the black knee-length dress that she had donned for the event.
"Thank you, Admiral." she mumbled looking down, her hair falling over her face to hide it. "You look nice as well."
Chuckling lightly, he inclined his head to her as he went to the open bar that had been placed against the far wall, putting the chocolates down and reaching up to take a bottle of scotch down.
Pulling a glass from the pyramid of them, Andrew poured himself a finger of the amber liquid, adding in some water and swirling it to get the mix right.
The music had picked back up while he was talking with Nagato, and he leaned against the bar to appreciate the work that went into this.
Tables stacked with food were on one wall, with the small bar on the other, a live band was somehow persuaded to come and play, there were some tables where girls were enjoying drinks or just talking, and the rest of the space was a huge dance floor.
Streamers and balloons were everywhere, in various shades of pink or red, and he let his eyes roam slowly over the room, taking it all in until he saw the next person on his list sitting at a table.
Making his way over, he stood next to the table, asking "May I sit down?"
"Of course Admiral!" Akagi said, a small smile on her face as she sat behind a large pile of food in front of her.
Andrew sat down across from her and casually slid the second box of chocolates to the person sitting next to him.
"Chocolate?" Kaga asked, looking down slightly.
"Well I need to thank you somehow for the lovely card I got, don't I?" he replied, smiling as the stoic woman opened the box and ate one of the sweets "That, and the towel bunny that has a permanent home on my desk now."
"It was nothing." she shrugged, taking a drink from her glass.
"It was still a very nice gesture Kaga." Andrew said warmly, a grin on his face "I value you a lot, and it makes me smile that you think of me highly enough to give me a gift made by you."
It was dim, but there was the smallest tinge of red on her cheeks as he stood up, putting a hand on her shoulder for a moment before withdrawing it.
"Have a good night ladies. I'll be sure to talk with you both later." he mused, watching as someone else came in the door.
And it was the final person he needed to see.
Prinz Eugen, had arrived.
It seemed like all the air had been sucked out of the room the moment she walked in, wearing the deep red dress that ran down her figure, accentuating every curve and swell.
Her anchor hair ties were gone, allowing her gently curled hair to hang down, framing her face.
"Oh wow." Andrew breathed, leaving his half-finished drink on a nearby table and walking up to her.
Her eyes lit up the moment she saw him, and she allowed them to roam his form, while he smirked a little bit.
"Like what you see?" he mused, reaching her and offering his arm to the heavy cruiser.
"I've never seen you in anything but your uniform. I must say that it does offer a different look on you." Prinz Eugen said, smiling as she linked her arm in his.
"Different good, or different bad?" Andrew asked, glancing at her from the corner of his eye.
"Different good. I like it." she replied, dragging him towards the dance floor "Come on Admiral, let's dance!"
"We have all night you know." he stated as the young woman found a spot and spun towards him, placing her hands on his shoulders.
"Yeah, but I'm just taking the first one, then you can dance with a few others." she said, as they began to slowly sway in time with the music.
"It doesn't matter if I dance with any others tonight. You were the one who asked me, so I'm here with you." Andrew replied, keeping his eyes focused on the young woman in front of him.
"Yeah, but," she told him almost hesitantly "It would be selfish of me if I didn't let a few of the girls dance with you. I know they want to."
"Is that so?" he questioned, raising an eyebrow "And who might they be?"
"Well I know Nagato wants a dance…as does Kaga…and probably Haruna as well." Prinz Eugen said after a moment of thought.
"Alright, once this song is done, I'll dance with each of them, then I'm coming back and spending the rest of the evening with you. Sound good?" he asked, looking at her for approval.
Her face lit up with an even bigger smile.
"Sounds like a date Admiral!" she cheerily chirped, and it was as if on que the music ended.
Fifteen minutes, leaving behind a slightly red Kaga, a deeply blushing Nagato, and a passed out Haruna, Andrew looked around for Prinz Eugen.
Finally, he spotted her sitting at a table on her own looking out at the dance floor.
"I told you I'd come back after three dances." he whispered into her ear, leaning down slightly.
A smirk came to his face as she jumped slightly, and he slid into the chair right beside her.
"Admiral! You scared me! Don't do that!" she said, a hand over her heart.
"It was fun though!" he protested, grinning at her cute expression.
"Maybe for you." she grumbled, crossing her arms and pouting.
"I've got something that will cheer you up though." he replied, pushing the final box of chocolate that he had towards her.
"Oh Admiral, you didn't need to get me anything." Prinz Eugen said, flushing slightly as she saw the box on the table.
"Nonsense. You didn't need to get me anything, but you did anyways, besides, it's Valentine's Day." Andrew stated, not taking no for an answer.
"I don't have anywhere to put it." she informed him.
"Then you might as well have them right now. There's only like ten chocolates in there." he mused, shrugging his shoulders as she opened the box.
"We could…share them?" she suggested, looking at him almost hesitantly.
"Yeah…if you want that is." he replied, watching as she took the bow off and opened the box that contained the sweets.
"Help yourself." she simply said, as they both reached in and picked a chocolate, brushing hands by accident as they did.
That left both the officer and the heavy cruiser blushing lightly, as they withdrew their hands and picked from the corners of the box.
Chewing thoughtfully, Andrew made a mental note to thank Touhai for pulling him out of the fire on that one.
Reaching in, he grabbed another chocolate, but heard a small huff from Prinz Eugen when he picked it out.
"Did you want this one?" he chuckled, waving the confection in front of her.
"I like caramel. That one has caramel in it." she replied simply.
Andrew shrugged, holding it towards her and smiling impishly.
"Open your mouth." he said, dangling the chocolate before her.
"Admiral!" she shrieked "You're not feeding me!"
"If you want this piece, I am." he mused, holding in his laughter as she blushed violently again.
Honestly, he thought it was so cute to see her so flustered.
Crossing her arms, like it was the worst thing in the world, she opened her mouth and allowed him to place the candy on her tongue, her cheeks still flushed with red.
Andrew withdrew his hand as she closed her mouth and chewed the sweet slowly, as if savoring the flavor like it was the last one on Earth.
He never would have thought that eating chocolate could look so…sensual, but the blond in front of him was having no problems with it, her blue eyes closed and her facial expression relaxed and pleased with the myriad of tastes on her palate.
While he was in silent contemplation, Prinz Eugen had finished and now had a devilish grin on her face.
"Oh Admiral." she sing-songed, picking up a piece of chocolate and dangling it in front of his mouth "Open wide."
Not expecting the shoe to be on the other foot, Andrew felt his cheeks heat up, but that only made the young woman in front of him smile wider as he opened his mouth to accept the sweet.
She withdrew her hand and he chewed thoughtfully, watching Prinz Eugen as she popped another piece in her mouth and happily ate it.
He wanted to start laughing at how odd this day was.
He went from doing paperwork in his office, to handing out chocolates, to an evening at a dance with a beautiful companion for the night.
What he mused in his mind suddenly struck him with the full weight of the words.
He thought she was…beautiful?
Well, naturally, she was beautiful.
Flowing blond hair, gentle blue eyes, and a smile that was too cute for the world.
But not just that.
She was kind, compassionate, and always on the lookout for the well-being of others especially Bismarck, and especially whenever she went on a mission, even if it was just resource gathering.
But she could be devious and cunning as well, possessing a wicked sense of humor that never failed to leave him in stitches.
"Oh good lord." Andrew thought, eyes widening slightly and hands trembling imperceptibly as they gripped the edge of the table "I think I may have fallen for her."
"Admiral? Are you alright? You look a little pale." Prinz Eugen said, eyes filled with concern as she looked at him.
"Hmm? Oh, yes, I'm alright. Just…thinking about something." he replied quickly, dropping his eyes to the table.
"Are you sure you're alright?" she asked after a moment of silence between the two.
"Yeah…I'm good." Andrew told her, trying to put a casual smile on his face, but letting a blush rise up.
It was those eyes!
Those deep blue pools that he was getting lost in, boring into him with a benevolent glare that was breaking down any walls he had put in place however many years ago they were built.
Just as he was drawing a breath to say something, she shoved the last chocolate into his mouth, causing him to gag as it went a little too far back before closing his mouth and chewing the confection.
All the while with a small scowl on his face.
While she sat there with a self-satisfied smile on hers.
Andrew finished chewing and swallowed, getting ready to speak once again, but Prinz Eugen beat him to the punch.
"Pity. I wanted a taste of that. It was the last chocolate too." she groaned, putting a wolfish grin on.
"Well that's too bad, cause it's already gone." he replied, folding his hands on the table in front of him.
"I know of one way I can get a taste." she whispered, her eyes darkening.
Before he had a chance to reply, Prinz Eugen leaned over, closing the distance between them and placed her soft lips on his.
He made a sound between a moan and a squeak of surprise, parting his lips slightly.
Prinz Eugen eagerly continued the kiss, lacing her fingers around the back of his neck while he twined his hands into her hair.
It was short, but sweet, and they broke apart breathless, both at a loss for words at the sparks that had suddenly ignited a roaring fire deep within them.
Andrew licked his lips, and found them tasting pleasantly of cherries, due to her lip gloss.
Prinz Eugen on the other hand, looked slightly embarrassed.
"Admiral, I apologize if that was too forward." she mumbled, looking away from him and refusing to meet his eyes.
"Don't worry about it…I enjoyed it too." he whispered, grasping her chin softly in his hand and forcing her to look at him.
"We're at a dance, you know. How about we…dance?" Andrew asked, giving her a gentle peck on the lips to affirm how he felt towards her.
Her face instantly lit up with a broad grin, as they stood and walked hand in hand to the dance floor.
Sure, he was taller than her.
Sure, he was her superior officer.
But, Andrew was damn sure that he would do anything he could to protect her.
And just looking at that smile, and deep into her eyes, he promised himself that he would never hurt her in any way.
Sure, she would still go out on sorties and expeditions.
Sure, she would probably get damaged to an extent on some.
But as long as she came back, and as long as she loved him, that would be enough.