Since Hitomi had returned from Gaia, it has been a year. Although still seeing Van frequently in secret, family life and school pensum are taking its toll, and the girls' visits become increasingly rare, mainly for fear of raising suspicions. Irritated about this whole situation, the Farnelian king – seeking confrontation – even follows his lover back to earth.

And then it happens: a first kiss with unforeseen consequences.

Romance: ◾️◾️◾️◾️◽️

Humor: ◾️◽️◽️◽️◽️

Drama: ◾️◽️◽️◽️◽️

Adventure: ◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️

Based on the TV show.

DISCLAIMER: I don't own Escaflowne.

Hi everyone!

Welcome to this little fanfiction of mine.

First of all, I want to thank my most amazing Beta-reader: CovertEyes! I am so so so lucky that she decided to help me with this fanfiction! Apart from all the language mistakes she helps me with(especially the grammar and the way to express things in English), she always keeps a keen eye on the logic of the story and readers' experience. This story reads so much better after her help, and I was so surprised how much we are on the same wavelength! So, a BIG THANK YOU to you! You are a great person! 💖

Already beta-read: Prologue - Chapter 2

I hadn't written anything for a very long time, but because I am actually planning on drawing some Escaflowne-Doujinshis in the near future, I thought I might as well check first if anyone would be interested in this or other stories. Also, I want to try out if I am capable to be in line with the original story and the characters.

"(Un)fortunate Kiss" mainly will be about romance with some humorous and drama elements, but if you are seeking adventure, I must disappoint you. It might even get a bit cheesy, haha! So just be warned. I am also working on a sequel, "(Un)fortunate Night", which will be more mature (yes, exactly what you are thinking of right now, and what the title is implying), but will also contain more drama elements and a story that is hopefully not too shallow.

But for now, enough of my babbling. Hope you enjoy the story and thank you for reading!

If you would leave a comment on anything, you would make me a very happy person.

Prologue: Sneaky (BETA-read)

A lazy summer breeze rippled the tree-tops growing on the school grounds of Kamakura-Kita-High. The afternoon sky was a crisp blue full of promises. Even though most of the students were still engaged in class and club activities, day-dreaming about what they would do this upcoming weekend, a second-year girl stood hidden behind a locker in the otherwise deserted school hallway.

Waiting.

Due to her coach and teacher's sudden indisposition, the girl's final class and the track practice that followed it had been cancelled for today. She wasn't actually skipping any classes, but the teachers who may catch her wouldn't know that (and her father, upon hearing about it, would be furious). She did not want to take time to concoct an excuse as to why she was tip-toeing through the school and not heading home early like a normal teen. And time was what she just couldn't seem to afford recently.

It had been three and a half weeks since her last visit to Gaia. Nearly a month! Even though she had tried really hard to not let it go longer than two weeks between visits, she just hadn't managed lately. School stuff, family engagements, and daily life had just seemed to add up and engulf her more and more of her time recently. Knowing that Van was patiently waiting for her next visit made her feel even more guilty.

Oh, right. He was certainly waiting now.

Concentrating once more on her quest lying ahead, she adjusted her hearing and decided that the teacher's trip to the toilet would take much longer than she had anticipated. It should be safe to take a chance getting to the staircase that led straight to the school's roof without being seen or heard. She stepped as quietly as possibly past the closed bathroom door and started up the stairs. She had just reached the top when said door suddenly burst open again. The fair-haired girl flinched, but pressed on. With a victorious smile, she silently opened the door outside. Not a minute later, embraced by the pillar of light like by an old friend, Hitomi vanished from the roof and reappeared right in front of the Fanelian king.