Okay, so, I will be playing around with ships... A lot... Honestly, it's about ships. Please do not get frustrated with me, I don't usually write romance/ship stories. I will try my best to be very unbiased with ships, so don't automatically assume it's a Sophitz story if Fitz is the first character in the story other than Sophie, or the other way around with Keefe. Or any other ship! There is not a highlighted ship in this story.
--Chapter One: The List--
Sophie, Tam, Linh, Dex, Fitz, Marella, Biana, and Keefe were waiting for their matchmaking lists to be given to them. Years earlier, they'd made a deal they'd get their first one together. Sophie twiddled with her fingers, nervous and excited at the same time. She wondered who would be on her list.
Finally, the matchmaking lady came out. "Biana Vacker?" Biana stood up nervously (something Sophie rarely saw on Biana) and retrieved the list. "Dex Dizznee?" Dex stood up, faking a confident smile, and took the list, immediately stealing a peek. "Fitz Vacker?" Fitz got up, shining his movie star smile, and Sophie tried not to blush. She failed. "Keefe Sencen?" Keefe immediately jumped up, almost ripping the list as he grabbed it.
"Don't read it yet!" Biana told him. Another deal they had made was that they would read it together, once they got under the Panakes tree.
The matchmaking lady rolled her eyes. "Teenagers," she muttered, annoyance coating her tone. "Linh Song?" Linh looked at the others before standing and taking the list carefully. Sophie began to daydream through the others' turns, causing her to jump a bit when her name was called. "Sophie Foster Ruewen?" Sophie stood up, trying to keep her face straight. She couldn't help but sneak a peek at Fitz, hoping she had him. Instead, she caught Keefe's eye, who smirked at her and gave her a thumbs up. She smiled back at him, then caught herself, turning away and focusing her gaze on the matchmaker. She grabbed her list, somehow knowing this was going to turn her life upside down.
"Pennala Toogoofy." Keefe read his first match aloud, and laughter broke out amongst the group. "Next?"
"Me!" Biana called, biting her lip when she looked down. "Valin's my first one..."
Keefe snorted. "Good luck with that, he's head over heels for Foster."
Tam rolled his eyes. "So are you." Sophie felt her cheeks get warm. "My first one is... Maylee Yughunga. Whoever that is."
"Are you sure your pronouncing it right?" Fitz asked, peering over Tam's shoulder.
Tam rolled his eyes again. "Of course I am."
"My turn!" Dex cut in. "Mine is Stina Heks. Wait what?" He recoiled in disgust, almost chunking his list across the property. "Next?"
Marella smirked. "Mine is Wylie. I bet your jealous, Linh."
"I am not!" Linh protested, yet her cheeks turned a bit pink.
Biana giggled. "I'm so sure about that..."
Linh crossed her arms. "Well, since you all are so interested in me now, my first one is..." She stopped speaking, her expression set in pure shock. "Magnate Leto." The group erupted into laughter, and Linh blushed harder.
"Me now?" Sophie inquired, and they all nodded. "Okay, mine's..." She felt herself began to spiral out of control. Why would he be her first match? Why would the matchmakers do this to her.
Biana noticed her expression. "Do you want to do it at the same time as Fitz? You both look reluctant, so maybe you'll feel better together?"
Sophie nodded. "On three. One..." Dex began.
"Two..." Marella continued.
"Three!" Keefe ended, and Sophie and Fitz both blurted their match.
"Fitz Vacker!" Sophie said at the same time Fitz said "Sophie Foster Ruewen!" Then their eyes met, chocolate brown to teal blue. They both broke into a smile, and Sophie realized that this might not be so bad.
Finished! Anyway, please leave a comment down below to support this FanFic! As always, have a game changing (for the better) day and wish to be an elf!
As y'all wanted, I'm putting more up. Seriously though, thanks so much for being so supportive! When you see a 234, that's just a separation tool. @184.108.40.206, lol, Sophitz for the win! Or should I say, Winh?
--Chapter Two: The Advice--
Sophie looked at her feet, unable to hide her blush. In the corner of her eye she saw Keefe, who was wide-eyed. His expression carried a mix of shock, confusion, disappointment and anger.
"Wait, so, what now?" Keefe spluttered.
Sophie looked at Fitz, wondering the same thing.
"I guess we're meant for each other." Fitz said, smiling widely.
Keefe's frustration shined through. "But the rest of us haven't found our perfect match yet! The world doesn't revolve around Sophitz!" Then he realized what he'd said. "I mean, I don't think you two are the perfect match..." He muttered, almost incoherently.
Sophie couldn't help but be a little hurt about what he'd said. "Well, I don't know. How many people have each other as their first match? Probably not a lot."
Keefe seemed to be at a loss for words. "It doesn't matter... Let's just keep going." He whispered, avoiding Sophie's gaze.
Sophie laid in bed, thinking about earlier. Did Keefe like her? Is that why he flipped out? She couldn't stop her mind from going back to that topic, and she couldn't figure out why. She sat up, giving up on sleep. She heard a few noises downstairs, so she got up and trekked down quietly. Peeking around the corner, she spotted the bright hair of Edaline.
"Mom? What are you doing awake?" She asked, voice as quiet as a mouse.
Edaline looked startled for a moment, but cleared up quickly. "Just a midnight snack. Couldn't sleep at all. Why are you you up?"
Sophie twirled her hair. "Couldn't sleep either... And I kinda need advice."
"About what?" Edaline dug her fork into her mallowmelt.
"Boys." Sophie sat down at the table, and Edaline conjured another plate of mallowmelt for her.
Sophie bit her lip, before going into the whole story. "So, what do you think?"
"Well, first of all, that's a mess."
Sophie rolled her eyes. "I already knew that."
"But you asked me what I think."
"I meant can you give me any advice!" Sophie exclaimed before shoveling a mouthful of mallowmelt in.
Edaline thought for a moment. "Who do you like? That comes first."
Sophie found herself stumped. Her obvious answer would be Fitz, but she felt something else... Something telling her that it was another boy. "I don't know." She admitted.
"Then who do you think would work better as your partner?" Edaline questioned.
"Fitz is my cognate, but me and Keefe have always gotten along..."
Edaline's expression turned sympathetic. "Sophie, you do understand that both boys like you, and you have to make the executive decision, right?"
"I do? But I like them both!" Sophie clamped a hand over her mouth, wishing that hadn't just slipped out.
Edaline smiled. "I think Fitz is a better choice. Just go with him for now, then if you decide to go with someone else, you can always just break up with him."
"... Okay..." Sophie sighed. For some reason, Edaline's response felt deflating.
"Now get to bed, you have school tomorrow!" Edaline told her, picking up the mallowmelt. Sophie nodded and headed back upstairs. As soon as she laid down, she felt asleep, dreaming about matchmaking lists and teal eyes.
Yay! Another chapter is up! By the way, there will be a plot twist, so don't start expecting things! As always, have a weird day and wish to be an elf!