| Lieutenant Bard Linn (bard_linn) wrote in drops_n_ripples,|
@ 2011-12-14 02:29:00
|Entry tags:||bard linn, code geass|
Title: Final Command
Pairing(s): Mostly Gen (Light Shirley - > Lelouch)
Rating: PG-13 (Some violence)
Summary: “Your Highness. By the final order of His Majesty, we are here to convey you to Pendragon.”
Note: Set in an AU R-1, pre-Narita.
Shirley wrung her hands, trying to quell her nervousness. She should have done this days ago, but things had been so unsettled lately she had actually forgotten about the tickets her father had sent until her roommate reminded her about them. The concert was tomorrow, and she hadn’t asked Lelouch to go with her yet.
The young girl blushed as she thought about her crush. They had a student council meeting in a few minutes, and with some luck she would be able to catch Lelouch before he entered the club house. She did not want to ask him in front of the entire council. Milly was teasing her enough as it was.
She only hoped that they would be able to attend at all. The attack on the Viceroy three weeks ago by a group of unknown assassins had placed the Area in lock-down mode. Curfew had only just been lifted the previous night, allowing citizens to move about after seven in the evening.
No arrests had been made concerning the Viceroy's attackers. Rumor said that they had left for the mainland. Shirley didn’t like to think about it. That one of the Princesses, a member of the Britannia house, had been attacked, nearly killed... she couldn’t even fathom it. The Britannias were the ultimate power in the Empire; their word was law. She tried not to listen to rumors of more attacks. It only made everyone nervous, especially here in Area 11, since they were so close to the Chinese Federation.
You didn’t have to understand politics to know that an enemy might attack if they appeared weak.
Shirley brightened as she finally spotted Lelouch walking towards the clubhouse. “Lulu!” She smiled as she waved at her friend, glad to leave her dark thoughts behind. “I was wondering. My dad sometimes sends me things because he can’t always be home, and I have these tickets for a concert tomorrow, and would you like to come with me? It’s classical music and--” Shirley broke off, spotting the group that had just entered the gates to Ashford campus. “...why is there a Knight of the Rounds on campus?”
“What?” Lelouch whirled so he could look, his back tensing. He looked almost... afraid.
Why would Lulu be afraid of a Rounds? Shirley wondered. Yes, they were very powerful in the Empire, but it wasn’t like the would hurt him. Lelouch wasn’t an enemy of the empire.
The Knight, surrounded by a group of Britannian soldiers in a uniform Shirley didn’t know -- it looked different from Suzaku’s -- came towards them. Shirley shivered a bit, looking into the pink-haired girl’s eyes. She seemed very intent on something. She felt her eyes widen in surprise as the Knight went directly to Lelouch -- and knelt, the soldiers doing the same around her. “Your Highness. By the final order of His Majesty, we are here to convey you the Pendragon.”
“...the final order?” Lelouch asked, his voice strained.
The Knight raised her head. “Charles zi Britannia, 98th Emperor of Britannia, is dead.”