This is another Wufei and Meiran fic....*sigh*....I know what you're thinking....."she's
at it again..." Well, I really can't help it.
Again, this is non-yaoi. It's about Wufei and Meiran and I do believe that
Wufei is OOC. And since I don't really have any idea of Meiran's character....she
might be OOC too. This will be in some sort of alternate universe because
there are parts in Wufei's past that I'm going to alter.
Anyway, usual disclaimers apply. All characters belong to their owners,
only the relatives of Wufei and Meiran belongs to me except Ron Shirin.
And here goes the fic....*crosses fingers*
Terms of Endearment
Wufei sat outside of his house and pondered on some things. He was fourteen
years old and a scholar. He was contented by the way his life went when
his father blatantly told him that he was to be married to a girl he'd never
met and in two days, too. He and his father had an argument about that but
in the end, he yielded. His father explained about the Dragon Clan. He was
not a stranger to this clan.
The Dragon Clan was famed throughout Eurasia as the strongest fighting
group. Those in power feared this clan and so they were exiled from the
continent of China, which was their homeland. They stayed in Colony A0206,
his home colony in L5.
The Dragon Clan was a proud clan, they were highly respected and have high
regard when it comes to their bloodline. And so, heirs were chosen carefully.
The heirs of the clan are required to marry at the young age of fourteen.
And the chosen heir of this time was a girl named Meiran, granddaughter
of Ron Shirin, the elder of the Dragon Clan. She prided herself on being
the strongest of her clan and introduced herself as "Nataku".
He, Chang Wufei, was chosen by Ron Shirin to be Meiran's marriage partner.
They were to be wed in two days and that was the reason why he was outside
his own house in the middle of the night. He doesn't want to get married,
it was not in his plans and it would only be a distraction to his studies,
but he had no choice. Duties and responsibilities, his father kept saying.
Being the only son was such a pain, he couldn't put the reponsibilty to
another. So, he really didn't had a choice from the start. He sighed dejectedly
and finally came to terms with his unfortunate fate of marriage without
He was not to meet the bride until the day of the wedding and so his family
had spent his day talking to him about marriage life. How he should care
for his wife and etc. He groaned inside, so much for spending his last days
as a bachelor. He didn't even had the chance to grow up. He just skipped
that part and went straight from child to husband.
That was the first day, and now the second day. His whole clan celebrated
his coming wedding. Everyone congratulated him for being chosen and because
he would be the heir of the Dragon Clan, too. He wondered if all they thought
about was the heir business, which was rather true and annoyed him to the
The two days of waiting finally came to an end. Now, Wufei stood at the
entrance of the temple waiting for the arrival of his future wife. He wasn't
at all nervous, he just wanted to get things over with and get back to his
own life. He was curious as to what she looked like but he wouldn't dare
show it to the people present at the ceremony.
Both families wanted a traditional wedding although they have modified
some of it due to practicality of the situation. Meiran arrived with a
red veil covering her face. Wufei saw that Meiran was graceful, indeed she
was a practitioner of the arts. She wore a phoenix crown and her bridal
costume was richly designed with phoenixes that complimented Wufei's dragon-designed
wedding outfit. Wufei unveiled Meiran and they looked at each other. Neither
spoke and so the ceremony was started. Wufei had the feeling that their
marriage won't last but for the sake of his clan, he would try.
After the wedding ceremony, Meiran walked towards where Ron Shirin and
Wufei was. "You're that scholar boy," she stated simply.
Wufei looked at her and asked, "You're dissatisfied?"
Meiran walked closer and looked at Wufei squarely, "A person like
you has no right to carry on the line of our proud clan."
Wufei flinged down his bridal hat and robe and then walked away saying,
"Oh? Well, it certainly wasn't my idea. Do as you please!"
"Wufei!" Ron Shirin called but Wufei just ignored him.
"Grandfather, why did you choose him?" Meiran removed her tiara
and replaced it in the altar, she took Wufei's headdress and placed it on
the altar as well.
"Meiran, there's no better man and heir for you and our clan."
Shirin picked up Wufei's wedding outfit and folded it neatly then handed
it to Meiran.
"I still say he's too weak." Meiran frowned and then took the
Wufei grudgingly sat outside his new house. He now lived with the Dragon
Clan. Normally the bride would live with the groom's clan, but his situation
was rather different. Being married to Meiran meant that he was now the
heir also. He had no problems with becoming the heir, truth was, he was
rather proud to be chosen. The problem was his wife.
The two clans celebrated the union of their children and their bloodline.
Everyone enjoyed except two people, the bride and the groom. Wufei had trouble
thinking of the coming night. He barely knew Meiran and he couldn't really
sleep with a stranger. **Life is unfair.**
Meiran on the other hand was having her own internal struggles. She glanced
at Wufei and saw that Wufei was staring blankly at the wall. She sighed,
**What did I do to deserve this...I'm Nataku and yet I suffer injustice.**
She dreaded the approach of the night.
Wufei's clan finally bade goodbye and left. His father and mother talked
to him about being the head and how they're so proud of him. His mother
wept because her son is so grown up and kissed him goodbye. Wufei walked
them out of the door with a frown. When he went back inside and he saw that
Meiran and some others were cleaning the place. He took a deep breath walked
towards Meiran and helped her clean up.
Meiran looked at Wufei as he helped her. She may not like being married
to Wufei but if her grandfather believed in Wufei, she should at least try.
When they were done cleaning, Shirin called his grandaughter and grandson.
He told the couple to follow him outside.
Shirin looked at his heirs and smiled. **They look so good together...**
he mentally slapped himself. **Ah...they are so young, so vibrant and so...annoyed.**
He sweatdropped. They were standing outside for quite some time already
and he saw that Meiran was trying to control her annoyance and so did Wufei.
"Grandfather, do you wish to talk to us?" Meiran asked.
"Ahh....yes. As a matter of fact, I do." And once again, he stared
at his young heirs. Wufei cleared his throat and Meiran arched her eyebrows
when Shirin didn't talk and just stared.
Shirin looked at Wufei and exclaimed, "Oh...what was I suppose to
Meiran closed her eyes and took a deep breath. She respected her grandfather
but this was starting to get in her nerves. She made a soft growl, "...Grandpa."
Shirin laughed softly and waved his hands. "Come now, Meiran..."
His face turned serious. "Seriously, you two know why you got married
at this age, I suppose?"
Both nodded and waited for the elder to continue. "Good. We just wanted
to ensure the family bloodline and the Dragon Clan be put into good hands.
And I do believe that we made the right choice. We also know that you two
are too young still so we don't require that you produce a child just yet.
Time will come for that..." He looked at each child and held their
shoulders, "but if you really want to have a child this early, we wouldn't
stop you. We would be delighted to have another young one."
The couple blushed at the mention of producing a child and the elder noted
that. Inwardly he clapped with delight, he was really enjoying this talk.
He held their hands and clasped them together, "Now, why don't you
two go to bed and we'll close down here. Now, you kids get to know each
other because you'll be together for the rest of your lives." He gave
them a suggestive smile. Wufei's face reddened even deeper and Meiran's
eyes grew large and then turned into slits. She gritted her teeth as she
struggled to control her blush. The old man just laughed some more and pushed
them inside. He walked with them up to the stairs and shooed the married
They walked towards their room together. Wufei opened the door for them
and let Meiran go in first. Neither of them spoke when they got in and dressed
up for bed. Meiran sat on her side of the bed silently watching Wufei as
he sat beside her. She still couldn't believe that she's married.
Wufei sat on his side of the bed aware that Meiran was watching him. It
was uncomfortable to be married and not be able to talk to his wife. It
was the start of his new life and this was not a good start. He had nothing
to say so he just got himself a book and started to read.
**I am married to a weak nerd rock.** Meiran thought sarcastically as she
watched Wufei get a book and start to read. She massaged the bridge of her
nose and lied down, **What had gotten into the head of my grandfather to
Wufei felt the bed shift and glanced beside him. Meiran was massaging the
bridge of her nose and was breathing deeply. She opened her eyes and looked
at Wufei suddenly and he almost dropped the book.
"Goodnight, Wufei." That was all she said as she faced the other
side of the bed and closed her eyes.
"Goodnight, Meiran." Wufei shifted to his side and continued
Meiran couldn't sleep, the glare of the light was too bright. She glanced
at the clock and saw that it was almost 1 am and Wufei was still reading.
Wufei looked at his wife, "You're still awake?"
"Yes, and I shouldn't be and neither should you. It's 1 am. Can't
you stop reaidng that book?"
"I want to read."
"And I want to sleep."
"Why don't you go to sleep?"
"Because you're awake."
"What does that have to do with your sleeping?"
"The lamp is on and it's too bright."
"Then just close your eyes."
"Just turn off the light."
"Wufei." Meiran gritted her teeth, genuinely annoyed.
"Meiran." Wufei matched Meiran's tone and he too was annoyed.
"Why don't you just stop reading?"
"Why can't you just sleep?"
Meiran's temper was building. She suddenly sat upright and went to Wufei's
side of the bed and turned off the lamp. She glared at Wufei and said, "Goodnight
Wufei and go to SLEEP!" She flopped right back to her side of the bed
and pulled the covers.
Wufei grunted and closed his book. He settled himself and faced the other
side of the bed, away from Meiran. He sighed, **A lifetime with a wife like
her...what did I get myself into....** he closed his eyes and slept.
Wufei opened his eyes and looked at the window, "...morning already?"
He closed his eyes again and then snapped open. His eyes roamed around the
ceiling wondering where he was, when he looked to his side he was surprised
to see someone sleeping next to him and a woman noless. So surprised was
he that he fell from the edge of the bed. There was a loud thud and Meiran
snapped awake, alert and her eyes scanned the room looking for danger. Her
eyes landed on the edge of the bed and when she saw Wufei, she immediately
stood in a fighting stance.
Meiran was about to ask who Wufei was when comprehension finally came to
her half-asleep brain. She tiredly asked, "What, if I may ask, are
you doing on the floor?"
Wufei didn't answer and just stood up then went to the bathroom. Meiran
flopped herself back on the bed and closed her eyes. **I get a snob for
a husband, too. As if being a nerd and a weakling isn't enough...truly there
is no justice for me.**
Wufei stared at his reflection at the mirror. His hare was unbound and
sleep was still present in his eyes. Inside his brain was fully awake and
screaming at him. **Stupid! Fall of the bed?! That was so embarassing...**
When Wufei came out of the bathroom, the bed was already fixed. Meiran
was turned off the TV and entered the bathroom without even a glance to
Wufei just shook his head and sighed. He took his books and went out of
the room. He tried to convince himself that everything should work out just
fine. He's got a whole lifetime with her, and it would be a living hell
if things wouldn't work out.
That's for the prologue....I really don't know if they were IC or OOC
so can someone enlighten me?
And the Ron Shirin guy....I dunno why I wrote him like that...couldn't
help myself I guess^^
C&Cs are always welcome so don't hesitate, k?