A/N - I can't believe I had this uploaded and I never published it! It must have just completely slipped my mind - so - my apologies for the long overdue update. :O

I would like to dedicate this chapter to everyone in Japan at the moment that is going through a most terrible time. My heart goes out to you all - especially those that have lost homes, livelihoods, and even friends and relatives to the onslaught of that horrific Tsunami and the aftermath that doesn't seem like it will end any time soon.

That kiss...

The gentle Paladin's blue eyes gazed at his silver haired love from where he stood leaning against a marble pillar. They were alone – all alone in the World of Darkness. No-one but them, and Cecil had already decided that it was now or never to show Firion just how much he cared for him.

Firion took one last look around the mysterious place. He could not sense any mannequins or agents of Chaos lurking around the area, so simply resigned to join his friend by the pillars.
But as he turned around, he realised that Cecil was no longer there. His heart plummeted in his chest.

Where is -

A sudden gentle tap on his shoulder eased his concern, and as Firion turned around to face the one person that gave him goosebumps whenever he was close to him, Cecil seized his chance and placed a soft, chaste kiss onto Firion's rose coloured lips. It was a kiss that was not meant to tease the weapons master – but Firion could not help himself. It left him gasping for breath, hungry for more of Cecil's sweet taste, and before he could take a step back and think about what he was about to do, he pulled the kindly Lunarian male close to his body, and kissed him back.

It was a kiss full of passion – full of all the longing and the want both men had hidden from each other for so long. It left Cecil moaning and gasping for more – and Firion did nothing but oblige to the Paladin's wishes.

'Firion I -' Cecil gasped between breaths and flurries of blushing passion. But Firion simply shook his head and placed a finger on Cecil's soft, purple lips.

'You need not say anything Cecil. I already know. I feel exactly the same.'

Cecil realised, in that moment, that one perfect moment, that everything he had ever wished for had just come true.