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As a youth, Zelgadis had always thought candlelight brought out the beauty in anything.  Even an empty bottle of wine could suddenly appear more romantic next to the gentle blaze of the candle.  Zelgadis was not a romantic at heart, but he could not deny that the small candle on the table caused the sleeping Amelia to look quite beautiful.

They had spent the last two days researching the town's library for a cure for him.  He hadn't even realized how late it actually was until he had entered Amelia's room and found her sleeping at the small table.

Amelia had told him to come see her as soon as he discovered anything new, but Zelgadis did not have the heart to wake her.  Now that he thought of it, she had been staying up as late as he had been, so Amelia probably hadn't slept much for the past couple of days.

He quietly set his notes on the table and brushed the hair away from her eyes.  The flame flickered as Amelia stirred and shifted slightly.

There was no way Zelgadis could lift her into bed without waking her up, so he would have to go with the nextbest  solution.  He unfastened his cape and drapped it around Amelia.  It wasn't much of a blanket, but at least she wouldn't catch cold.

Amelia stirred and surprised Zelgadis by snuggling deeper into his cape.  He chuckled and gently patted her head as he blew out the candle.  Lina would probably tease him relentlessly once she saw Amelia in the morning, but that was fine by him.  The image he had seen was worth the price.
This was written for the :iconslayers-holiday: challenge.

Today's prompt was candle and I couldn't resist writing a Zelgadis/Amelia fic for it.
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YamiSango Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Adorable. <3
10tongorilla Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Very heartwarming! I love Zel x Amelia! Thanks for writing this!
TheGuineapig3 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a really cute story! I love it!
Zelgadis and Amelia are so cute! (Hopefully Lina will give them a break from the teasing... though somehow I doubt it.) Nice job with this! I look forward to the other holiday prompts!
ineedname Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
What a cute little fic.^^
You did really well on it.
CMY187 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Thank you very much for writing this. It feels like a short but meaningful and important scene in an episode.
Hard to believe that these two would come so far in developing their relationship considering their first impressions of each other. So different, yet so alike as well.
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