Wooden sword made in contact with the dummy and Nozomi swore the hard stick bended at the blunt force. One hit. Two hits. Even though the blonde was already a full-fledged knight, it became a tradition for her to practice every now and then to hone her skills and as Eli once quoted, 'to protect my beloved Nozomi'. The hits continued and Nozomi can't help but pity the now battered training dummy.

The sun was starting to set and Nozomi swallowed the lump in her throat, her eyes lingering on the knight's toned arms; not that bulky but not that filmsy either, just the way Nozomi preferred it.

"Elicchi," The knight stopped hitting the dummy upon hearing her nickname -a name only one person in the world would call her, "the sun is going down. I think it's time for you to head back and take a shower before evening roll call."

"You're right. Thank you for informing me Nozomi." Nozomi smiled in reply as she walked towards the sweaty knight with a towel in hand. Eli stared at Nozomi wide-eyed when instead of passing the towel to her like she always did, the maid began to wipe the beads of sweat on her forehead.

'Too close.' Eli thought, swallowing the lump in her throat. Her blue eyes darted downwards to the purple-haired maid's luscious lips. Unconsciouly, Eli dipped her head down, catching Nozomi's lips with hers.

The kiss was brief but the couple's hearts won't stop hammering in their chests. It has only been a week since they started dating each other and while 'they blatantly flirt' in public as Nico would put it, kissing was a new environment for them to explore.

"I-I I'll h-head inside now. See you." Eli abruptly ran inside the castle, pink tinting her cheeks.

Nozomi watched as her lover retreated and with a giggle she followed afterwards. She sure does enjoy seeing the normally strict knight so flustered.

NzL: Confessions unlocked!

Random Medieval AU ficlets for the different Love Live main pairings to help me write my multi-chapter book. They may or may not be connected, who knows?