Hey there readers, it's been a while since I last wrote an Atelier story. I played through the Atelier Dusk DX trilogy many times (it's actually better than the Arland trilogy) and if you ask me, there's a huge lack of stories involving this ship. So here's my contribution, just a little one shot story that I wanted to do. Enjoy a small dose of wholesomeness. :)


Nighttime Cuddles

The evening weather was not as calm as the residents of Colseit were used to. A mild thunderstorm had just brewed in, the sounds of the thunder was enough to keep most of the people awake. One of which was the town's alchemist herself, Escha. Everytime the clash of the thunder is heard, she jumps up quickly from her bed and gets a little scared before trying to calm down and go back to sleep.

"Maybe if I keep this up, the thunderstorm will eventually go away." She said to herself, although she wasn't really convinced by her own words. "But then, I wish Logy was here, cause then he'd protect me and I'd be able to snuggle up to him and...wait! What I am saying?!"

She immediately topped talking when the thought of her snuggling up to Logy made her face go bright red. It was no secret that she and Logy recently got together a while ago and started a long-distance relationship. Their own dreams and goals were taken into consideration and as far as the both of them were concerned, it was their best option of making it work. The redness on her face was more of a reminder that Logy was back in her town for a few days before going back to his hometown.

Another thunder clashed from outside and Escha jumped again, trying to think less of being scared and more of being protected by her boyfriend. Although, that didn't actually help her stop blushing. But in a way, she believed that to be better than to be scared of an evening thunderstorm. She then thought back to how it all started a few years ago. The day when she first met Logy, the day they got to work under Marion's guidance, the time of when they met so many new friends and discovered several ruins that led to a giant airship being built thanks to Awin.

Before she knew it, she and Logy grew together during those times and it was hard to her to believe that she could find someone to love at the end of it all. But that was the reality she had now, she was a more popular alchemist than before and Logy's reputation had changed for the better. But now, she had accepted that the relationship they shared was another stepping stone to having the life she once dreamt of.

Another clash interrupted her thoughts and it was so loud, she nearly fell off the bed.

"Ah!" She stopped herself from doing so. "I don't wanna keep doing this anymore...where's Logy?"

Thankfully, she didn't have to go far to find Logy's room. It was down a floor where the administration office was, she and Logy had reported here very often whenever they had an assignment to complete. And the deadlines, they both had to admit, there were a few close calls with the deadlines, but they never went over the limit, not once. She got out of bed and left behind a small stuffed animal that Logy gave to her yesterday when he made a surprise return to the town.

She slowly walked down the stairs in her light purple nightdress that covered her up entirely so there was no embarrassment needed. She then went to the small door behind the office and noticed that it was slightly opened, she took a peek inside to see the guy himself and it looked like Escha was not the only one waken by the thunder. She was about to step back, but a slight creek in the floor gave it away.

"Hm?" This went unnoticed by Logy who looked at the door to see it open wide a little, but saw no one. "That's weird, didn't think anyone else would be up except me."

He sighed and tried to think about his side of the adventure he had. He was startled when he learnt that Colseit had an alchemist living here, he would then go on to meet her, work with her as his partner and then in time become good friends, meeting other friends and doing thier best in working hard, with Escha's synthesizing and his weaponry and armor crafting, among other things.

And along the way, the memories he had made with Escha would begin to fill a part of his life that he never thought he had before. Soon, his thoughts about Escha would turn into feelings the more he got to know about her and learn what her life is like in the eyes of others. Granted, the idea of him ever finding someone was something he never once considered, due to his own issues in the past which he had finally moved on, thanks to Escha who was willing to stand by him to the end.

That was a gesture he couldn't forget and that was when he began having feelings for her, and the time of when he grabbed her hand, saving her from a long distance fall when the giant floating tower was collapsing in the sky, that cemented his decision of wanting to be with her and confessing that he hopes they can stay together, no matter what life throws at them.

When he heard a thunder noise clash which was faint this time around, he began to wonder if Escha was able to sleep, cause if not, she wouldn't be up for whatever they planned to do the next day and that was something Logy couldn't afford to waste, due to his commitments back home. As much as he wanted to resist, he couldn't leave it be. He got up, stretched and sighed before peeking his head outside to see if anyone was still awake.

"Hic..." A voice gasped in a corner.

"Huh?" Logy looked around before finding the alchemist shivering in a corner. "Wait? Escha?"

She sniffed and gasped. "Oh...Logy..."

He walked over and offered a hand out to her. "What's wrong? Can't sleep?"

"Y-yeah..." She answered, wiping her eyes a little before taking his hand and standing back up. "I'm sorry if I woke you."

"It's alright." He dismissed. "To be honest, I can't sleep either. That thunderstorm is a wild one, huh?"

"It is, and because of that, I can't sleep alone." Her face began to glow red again. "So umm, I was wondering...c-c-can I sleep with you?"

Logy's eyes were opened wide when she asked that. Never did he ever expect Escha to ask him that. The image of him and Escha sleeping together was something he pondered once before, but chose not to bring it up, since he sure that thier relationship was not ready for that next step...at least, not yet. But there she was, asking him to sleep together, he put that down to the fact that the thunderstorm was keeping her up. In the end, he had only one option in front of him.

"Well, if you want to...I suppose we can." He answered, blushing a little himself. "My bed should be big enough for the two of us."

"Th-that's good to know, thanks." She then hugged him.

"You're welcome." He replied, hugging her back before holding her hand.

The two of them walked into his room and pulling back the bed sheet cover, he allowed Escha to get in first before he followed after her and pulled the bed sheet on top of both of them. Sharing a hug and holding hands was something that both of them were used to, and possibly a kiss or two as well. Though they did share their first kiss yesterday which to them felt wonderful and it was something Escha had waited a long time for.

But sleeping together for the first time, Logy could feel a hint of nerves, but he kept them at bay. He knew that keeping her safe and able to sleep peacefully was more important to him at the moment. As the both of them were comfortable. Logy made the bold move to hold her hand under the bed sheet.

"Is this okay?" He asked, looking at her.

"Umm...I think so." She answered, looking back in return. "But I think I actually wanna-"

She wasn't able to finish her sentence due to a loud thunder clashing far away. She yelped a little before letting go of his hand and flung her arms around his shoulders, shivering a little at the noise.

"Woah!"

Logy blinked in surprise, but he kept his cool and slowly put his left arm around her.

"S-sorry again." Escha said, looking down.

He nodded. "It's okay, I'm right here."

"Y-yeah..."

His smile faded as she didn't seem convinced by her answer. "Are you sure you're okay?"

"Well, can you snuggle up to me close?" She asked as her face went red. "I wanna feel protected by you, just like how much you love me."

"Escha...of course, I'll keep you safe from the thunderous monster."

He pulled her in closer till she was laying next to him on her side, although his slight teasing did earn him a gentle jab in the arm.

Escha frowned. "Logy, don't say things like that."

He chuckled. "Sorry, just trying to lighten the mood a little."

She sighed. "I guess I can't be mad at you for that. It's amazing isn't it?"

"You mean our relationship?" He responded. "Yeah, it really is when you think about it. One minute, we were just work partners and then the next minute, we're together like a couple."

"Yeah, we really have come a long way since we first met." Escha smiled at him. "But I won't change it for anything...I love you, Logy."

"Love you too, Escha."

He then made the move to place his lips on her as they locked in a gentle yet romantic kiss with one another.

"Hehe, you have gotten better with surprises, haven't you?" She asked with a curious look. "Have you been taking notes from Wilbell?"

He sighed a little, thinking to earlier today when Wilbell talked about personal relationships. "Yeah, I guess I owe her a favor tomorrow."

"I thought so." She rested her head on his shoulder, snuggling up closer to him. "Okay, I think I can sleep now."

"Yeah, I think so as well." He agreed as he shifted closer to her. "Goodnight, Escha."

"Hmhm. Goodnight, Logy."

Sharing one more kiss, they snuggled up close again and waited till the land of dreams would begin to fill their minds. As for the outside, it had appeared that the storm had passed and now there was a glimmering night sky with the full moon that shone down on the peaceful town. For Logy and Escha, the light of the moon was nothing compared to the light of the love that shone brightly between the two of them.

A relationship that both of them hoped would continue to shine into the future.

THE END


All done, and yes, I'll admit that it may be short to some, but this was something I wanted to do for a while.

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