Just another one-shot.
And I know it's late for Valentine's Day stuff, but better late than never.
It was the morning of February 14. Ugh, Valentine’s Day, if it was a person, I’d shoot it. Calpurnia grumbled, laying under the covers and rubbing her eyes.
Hopefully they’ll forget I’m here and I can just hide here ‘til it’s all over.
Dark Pit knocked on her bedroom door repeatedly and spoke louder. Clearly trying to annoy her. “Palutena wants us to do some more prep for the Valentine’s day festival. Get up!”
Calpurnia groaned in response, trying to make her decision clear. But Dark Pit wasn’t going to give up.
“You better be descent because I’m coming in.” He opened the door and brought his attention to the giant lump on Calpurnia’s bed.
“If you don’t get up, Palutena will chew you out.” Calpurnia poked her head out from under the covers and stuck her tongue out in response, then hid herself again.
Dark Pit had to think of a way to get her up, or a least off of her bed. Then it hit him.
“GET UP GRANDMA TIME TO START THE DAY!!!!!!!!!!” he screamed then he leap-tackled Calpurnia off the bed and started wrestling her.
“HEY CUT IT OUT!!!” Calpurnia protested, trying to push him off. “FINE I’LL GET UP AND HELP, JUST GO AWAY!!!!”
As Dark Pit walked away a he whispered smugly, “Victory.”
After the three angels finished decorating the temple courtyard, Dark Pit pulled out a little pink Valentine’s Day card, quickly gazed at it, then quickly placed it back into his pocket, hoping no one would noticed. But Pit snagged it and held it away from his darker half, teasing him.
“Who’s the lucky girl, Pittoo?” he said, holding the card away from his darker.
“None of your business Pit-stain! GIVE IT!!!”
“NEVER!!” Pit shouted dramatically, trying to make a joke. Dark Pit tackled his lighter half to the grounded, wrestling him, and hoping to get the card.
He covered Pit’s mouth with one hand, and reached for the card with the other.
Calpurnia figured the fighting should stop, so she used her psychic powers to lift the card out of Pit’s hands, and into hers. She read it aloud.
Love: Dark Pit
Thanks for saving my butt, Valentine.
“You have a crush on Viridi? That’s so cute!” Calpurnia smiled.
“SHUT UP!!!” Dark Pit shouted as he snagged the card back, his cheeks glowing pink.
“If she didn’t catch me after I jumped off the rewind spring, I would’ve been I goner. Giving her a card is the least I can do.”
And with that, he took of flying in a heartbeat, using the power of flight.
“Wish him luck.”
“He’s gonna need more than that.”
As Dark Pit landed at the foot of Virdi’s temple, he hid behind the pilar, making sure that she didn’t see him. He wanted to make this a surprise.
As he came close to Viridi’s study, he heard her giggling from behind the door. He peaked through the crack in the door and listened to want she was saying.
“Oh I hope he likes this chocolate I made for him.” Viridi spoke hopefully.
“What am I saying, of course Pit’s gonna like it, he loves anything and everything that has to do with food.”
Guess that’s why they call it a crush. Sometimes you get crushed. Dark Pit thought heavyheartedly. He turned around and headed for the exit.
But when he got half way down the hall, Viridi walked out of her study and spotted him.
“Hey Pittoo! What are you doing here?” she called out.
“Just wanted to ask you a favor… can you power-of-flight me back to Skyworld? I thought I forgot something here, but I just wasted time.” He answered, trying to hide his heart-ache.
“Sure, are you gonna be there for the Valentine’s Day Party?” Viridi asked.
“Yeah. See ya later.” He finished. Before he left, Dark Pit spoke, “Good luck with your Valentine.” Then he took off.
“Hey Pittoo, how’d it go?” Pit called out. His darker twin just waved and walked into the temple. “That’s strange, even for him.”
Calpurnia, sensing Dark Pit’s sadness, decided to go and check up on him. “I’m going to get us some water.” She lied.
Whenever Dark Pit wanted to be alone, he went to a little room in the dungeon tunnels under the Temple. (One of those rooms from chapter 20 in Kid Icarus Uprising).
I was an idiot to think I had a chance. He thought to himself.
Dark Pit pulled his knees up to his chest and wrapped his wings around himself.
He felt some sort of comfort in being in this dark silence, like as if he was in a world without a single care.
After what seemed forever to him, he heard footsteps breaking the silence. They were getting closer and closer.
“Go away!” He called out.
Calpurnia poked her head around the corner and spotted him on the ground.
“Are you ok?”
“I’m fine,” Dark Pit grumbled. “Go away.”
“No.” she said flatly as she took a seat next to him. The ground was cold and hard underneath her. “Are you ok?”
“No, you’re not. Don’t lie to me.” Calpurnia pressed on.
Sensing his troubles, Calpurnia tried to comfort Dark Pit. “Can you tell me what happened. I swear I won’t tell.”
Dark Pit sighed, “… Fine, you wanna know? Viridi likes Pit-stain, not me?”
“Oh… and did you talk to her.”
“Yeah, I told her, ‘Good luck with your Valentine.’”
Calpurnia, moved by Dark Pit’s act, wrapped her arm around his shoulders, “You’re a sweetheart, you know that?
A now slightly blushing Dark Pit, shocked by the sudden act of sweetness, quickly scooted out of her reach.
Calpurnia was not known for her kindness. “Wha… what are you talking about?” he stuttered.
“Well, in a way, you put Viridi’s happiness before your’s. And it takes a real man, or someone with a heart of gold, to do something like that.” she pointed out.
“I guess…” Dark uttered softly, seeing her point.
“Don’t worry, I sure you’ll find a great girl. And besides, you should give that card to a girl who’s worth it, or more on your level. Will I see you at the festival?”
“…. Yeah, you will.”
Calpurnia smiled and stood up. As she was heading out, she called over her shoulder, “I’ll see ya later.”
Dark Pit smiled and whispered, “See ya.”
Skyworld was bathed in twilight, and the temple courtyard was bustling with excitement. Heart shaped lanterns and red and pink streamers hung above everyone’s’ heads.
All the refreshments were Valentine’s Day themed, and everyone sported red or pink in their attire.
Calpurnia was managing and playing music at the DJ Table, dressed in a red halter top, black jeans, and black sandals with black fingerless gloves; when Dark Pit came over to talk to her.
“Hey.” Dark Pit said.
Calpurnia looked up and was surprised at what she saw.
“Hey yourself, you clean up nice Dark Pit.”
“Thanks.” Dark Pit wasn’t the type to dress up all fancy. He wore a red dress shirt with black pants and his usual sandals and laurel crown. “Mind if I join you?”
“Sure.” Calpurnia said happily. “I’m about to start the slow dance song, and I need someone to barf with.”
As this song ended, Calpurnia pulled up the microphone and announced that the slow dance was about to start.
“Okay everyone, it’s time to pull that special someone close ‘cause it’s time for the slow dance.” Calpurnia pushed the mic away, stuck her tongue and pretended to throw up.
The funny jester made Dark Pit chuckle.
He smiled awkwardly and held out his hand. “I know you’re not really into this kind of stuff… but would you like to dance?”
A little blush was now present in Calpurnia’s cheeks. She was surprised and flattered at the same time. “Uh…uh…Sure.”
Calpurnia and Dark Pit held hands as the walked to the dance floor. She wrapped her arms around his shoulders, and his arms wrapped around her waist.
The two stepped in rhythm to the slow music with the other dancing couples.
“This is awkward… isn’t it?” Calpurnia pointed out bluntly.
In the silence of the moment, Calpurnia sparked an idea.
“Hey… you wanna ditch this lame scene?”
Dark Pit smiled. “You had me at ‘ditch.’”
The dark angel and the half-breed left the dance floor and went to there favorite spot on the temple roof to look at the stars.
While gazing at the constellations, Dark Pit found a way to spice the party up. “Why don’t we smoke bomb the dancefloor?”
“That’s a BRILLIANT idea!!!” Calpurnia exclaimed as she pulled some stink bombs out of thin air. “Let’s do this!”
(IT”S A STORY AND I CAN DO WHAT I WANT. GODS PULL STUFF OUT OF NOTHING ALL THE TIME)
The two party crashers observed their prey from the rooftops and readied their ammo. They gave the go signal to each other, then threw the bombs.
Screams of surprise, fear, and disgust arose from the miasma as they all ran into the temple in attempts to get away from the stink.
While all the chaos was underway, Calpurnia and Dark Pit were laughing their asses off. And when it seemed like they were done laughing, they laughed some more.
While trying to catch her breath, Calpurnia was able to utter, “That…haha…was…ha.. awesome!”
“Ha ha… You can say… ha … that again.” Dark Pit breathed heavily. “And thanks.”
“For cheering me up.”
“You’re welcome. And thanks for helping me crash the party.”
Dark Pit smiled. “Yeah.”
Calpurnia started back into the temple, tried and ready for bed. “Wait!” Dark Pit called. He pulled a card out of his pocket and handed it to her.
“You said to give it to a girl who’s worth it.” He turned around and headed for bed. Before he entered his room he said, “Goodnight. Happy Valentine’s Day.” Then shut the door.
Calpurnia read what was on the card. It was the card Dark Pit was going to give to Viridi, but her name was crossed out and Calpurnia’s took it’s place.
Love: Dark Pit
Thanks for saving my butt, Valentine.
A slight blush emerged on Calpurnia’s cheeks, “Happy Valentine’s Day.”