"I dare you to."

The glint in his sky blue eyes was mischievious.

She put her hands on her hips. "What do I win if I do it?"

He leaned closer. She could smell him. The cologne he always wore, along with the smell of grass and lemon and...… rust? But whatever it was, she thought as she took in a deep breath, it smelled like heaven and hell. Fitting, since the man in front of her was angel and devil at the same time, goodness wrapped in sin.

She straightened before turning to face the obstacle course. "Time me."

She waited for the countdown to finish before she shot forward, high end sneakers pushing off the ground with each stride she took. She readied herself, before vaulting over the first fence, handsprung over the second one, and simply leaped over the last one. She climbed up the rock wall then she had ever before, she was sure. Each hold firm, her limbs strong as she made her way to the top, and slammed the red buzzer.

"Fifty two seconds." She turned to face him as he craned his neck upward. "I won, then, didn't I?"

His pink lips tugged upward in a smirk. "So you did."

She grabbed the pole on the side of the wall, and slid down fluidly.

He tugged her closer. She threaded her hands through his black hair. "My prize?"

He closed the distance between them.


His friend tugged his sleeve, gesturing to where she was walking towards them. "I'll seey you later, Sky," he said, before walking away with a chuckle.

"Greetings, kind lady." She stopped in front of him as he bowed gracefully. She huffed, even as her lips curled upward in a smile.

"What is it, Lyra?"

"Director gave us a new mission."

"Already? Our last one was just one week ago!"

He tilted his head to an empty hallway, and she followed him into the shadows, only to suddenly be slammed into the wall.

"S-sky?"

He held her hands above her head with one hand, his breath fanning her face as he used his other to tuck a stray red curl behind her ear.

"Tell me, darling, how did you convince him to give us another mission already?"

"By being my charming self, of course," she said with a winning smile.

"Without asking me. And if I didn't want to go?"

"Come with me on this mission."

He narrowed his eyes at her. Her red lips unknowingly curled into a pout. He kissed her. When he pulled, her eyes where glowing.

She said, "I dare you to."

"And what do I win?" he asked, voice husky.

"Nothing," she laughed as she easily twisted out of his grip and walked away.

He smirked. He would win something, alright.


It was supposed to be an easy mission, Lyra thought as she ducked another bullet and knocked two more guards out. In, get the intel, out. Where was Sky?

"Sky," she yelled as she burst into the room which held the computers. And froze.

Sky had assured her he had cleared out the scientists who were usually in the room, and ensured it was empty.

She slowly put her hands up as the guns threateningly pointed straight at her. Men in armour stood on either side of the room, covering the tables which contained various equipment still in experimentation stages. And straight in front of her was the computer Sky was supposed gather the intel from. The chair turned slowly.

Lyra's breath caught as the blue eyes came into view.

"Hello, darling."

She snarled at him.

"Oh, don't make things worse for yourself, darling."

She felt the grenade slip into her hand, and slowly held it up, causing the guards to tense up, but they didn't shoot.

"If I'm going down, I'm taking you down with me," she said. And it would indeed be a loss, since the base she had infiltrated was one of the biggest, and contained several million dollars worth of weapons and machines.

Sky stared at the girl in front of him, at the tiny metal device in her hand.

He began laughing.

Lyra stared in shock as the man she lov- she thought she had loved began laughing, the dark chuckles sending shivers up her spine for all the wrong reasons.

He stared straight at her, blue eyes smouldering as the familiar smirk appeared on his lips.

"Oh darling, I don't think you will."

Lyra tightened her grip on the grenade. "Are you sure?" she asked, even as her heart beat frantically. She wasn't sure she would be able to do it, after all.

"Why, darling, I'm quite sure. In fact, why don't you go ahead and pull the pin?'

"W-wh-what?" She cursed her stuttering, but didn't look away from him. He flashed a grin at her, all sharp and white.

"Pull the pin. I dare you to."

AO3