|I've Been Waiting Forever
Author: Conjure Lass PM
Long ago, a young man was killed for the love of the vampire Riku. Now, in the future, Riku awakens blind and alone to find that love again. But will Sora's secret force Riku into a decision he never wanted to make?Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,456 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 24 - Published: 07-05-05 - id: 2470711
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I've Been Waiting Forever
A pale hand moved in the darkness, trembling slightly as it reached for the black piece of silk that covered Riku's eyes. It had been weeks since his emergence from the ground, and he had yet to test whether or not his sight had returned, but that didn't mean that he wasn't afraid in the least. No, this silver-haired vampire was deathly afraid. What if he remained blind forever? What if he could never see this new and wonderful world that he'd been reborn into? What if he never got to see Sora?
The silk slid softly along his skin as it was slowly pulled away, and for a moment Riku's eyes remained closed tight. Then, centimeter by painful centimeter, he forced them open, until a pair of brilliant aquamarine eyes gazed from the mirror before him. His eyes shot open wider, a smile appearing on his face as he reached out to touch his own reflection. He could see! Granted, everything was a bit out of focus, but the more he blinked the clearer everything became, until he was looking around his house with a sense of childlike abandon. Whatever deity had allowed him to see again...he thanked them. He knew he was hardly worthy of such a gift.
"My god.." Riku said, his voice a mere whisper as he finally got the opportunity to look out the window. The city! Riku's hand went to his mouth for a moment as he opened his front door and stared out into the sparkling night. The buildings were the size of trees, the (cars, he'd heard them called cars) flew along the road faster than any horse and carriage ever did, and the people! Well, that was something else entirely. Apparently it was all right for women to go about looking like whores these days, as every single one seemed to be putting herself on display. Shameful...though the men were no better.
Then again, the more Riku watched, the more enamored he became. There was something freeing about this new world, something he'd wanted to allow himself to do back in his own time and yet couldn't. This could prove interesting to someone as naturally sensual as him, and as naturally erotic. Riku smiled as he stepped out into the night, determined to see his surroundings for all they were worth.
Two days later, a Saturday, Riku stood examining himself, turning in the mirror for his own inspection. He had indeed decided to go to Sora's ball, the temptation to see the young man too much to ignore and the desire to see everyone's expression at his appearance too priceless. Quietly he turned, nodding to himself in approval. He was starting to feel more like himself now that he could see, and with that confidence came his natural flirtatious spirit, his own brand of seduction. He was a vampire after all, god's most perfectly beautiful killing machine of the night. To play was his right?
"The Chase Plaza," Riku said to the cab driver, leaning his head back against the seat of the car and smiling gently. Riku had discovered where the ball was the day previous, from a woman that he'd taken as a meal that evening. In her memories was the location and time of the very event he had been so looking forward to attending. Riku smiled and closed those aquamarine eyes, his face moving to rest on the soft leather of the seat.
He had barely even begun to rest when the driver announced their arrival, causing Riku to turn his gaze out the window. The hotel was brilliant, glittering with lights and fountains in the front as people in ball gowns, fine tuxedos and suits walked up the stairs to the double doors being attended to be two men in black suits. Riku opened his door, not bothering to pay for the ride (thank god for vampiric control) and took his first step out into the world.
Heads whipped around, both male and female, to stare at him. And what a sight greeted those mortal eyes. Riku stood gracefully in his black suit, the coat trailing to his knees and allowed to be open in an effort to expose the white shirt underneath. On his neck was a large diamond stickpin holding together the white shirt that ruffled a bit as his neck and went halfway down his chest. More white fabric protruded from the cuffs of his jacket, flowing over his hands and the top of the black cane that he carried. His silver hair, normally trailing loose, was pulled back into an elegant topknot, two white sticks coming out of the top. He'd thought the outfit was unique, but little did he know the reaction it would cause.
"Riku! Rikuuu!" heard a familiar voice calling to him. He turned his gaze to the sound of the voice to see a small redheaded girl dressed in a long black and gold dress running up to him and stopping dead in her tracks. He merely blinked at her for a moment than grinned gently, reaching out a hand to bow before her. "Kairi...it is a pleasure."
She stared at his eyes for a moment, and then burst out into rapid speech. "Your eyes! You can see? When did you get better? Did you have an operation? What's going on? You look soooo good!"
Riku laughed softly, moving his fingers to her lips and stopping her from speaking anymore. Shaking his head at her, he offered her his arm and began walking towards the double doors. "Allow me to answer your questions. One, yes, I can see again. Two, I was healing. Three, I'm obviously here to attend the ball as Sora requested. And four...thank you. I'd hoped I looked acceptable."
"Heh, I'd say you look a lot more than acceptable..." Kairi said, snuggling into Riku's arm. He glanced at her when they got to the double doors, dislodging her from his body as he nodded his apologies at her. He didn't want that girl on his arm all night...no, he wanted to have that arm open for someone else. Riku stepped through the doors and smiled...what a grand sight.
Riku stood at the top of a set of stairs, staring down at a grand ballroom. Below him dozens of couples danced, spinning in ever widening circles as their clothing shimmered in the light that was shining down from the many chandeliers and candles in their stands. A full orchestra sat on the far end of the ballroom, set up on a stage that spanned the whole room while tables of food and drink were placed on either side of the walls, making the black dance floor stand out. Riku smiled at the pageantry and began to make his way down the stairs, glancing at the dropped mouths and gasps that came from the people around him.
Oh how he loved it…
Sora was one of those couples spinning around the room, smiling as Selphie made some comment about how she loved the lights, and the food, and the dancing, and how it was all...just soooo romantic. He laughed at that, thinking how terribly unromantic it was to be dancing with Selphie while she commented on the deep romanticism of it all. He sighed softly, hoping she wouldn't hear, and continued dancing.
Suddenly, out of nowhere, he felt a light tapping on his shoulder. Thinking it was another man wanting to cut in and dance with Selphie, he glanced over and smiled, hoping he was right. His mouth fell open, nearly to the ground, when instead of a young person from his school or from his mother's social circle...it was Riku! He'd come...and his eyes! Sora nearly fell over at the sight of them; his own blue ones becoming impossibly wide and watery. His breath caught in his throat, and he had to cough a few times to start himself back up again.
No one was supposed to look that good. No one.
"May I?" Riku asked Selphie, nodding his head towards Sora. She giggled, mentioning something about 'boy love being hot' and pulled away from Sora, leaving him in Riku's more than capable hands. The younger man smiled and looked around them as the vampire pulled him in, beginning the same dance that they'd practiced only a few days before. His blush was growing hot on his cheeks as Riku began to spin them, looking quite amused at his partners flushed behavior.
"Good evening," Riku said, making Sora blush even harder. What the hell was wrong with him? All Riku had said was good evening...not made a mad dash for the bathroom to make out with him. So why was Sora having trouble responding to even the most simple of comments? Finally however, Sora did in fact find his voice.
"Good evening yourself," Sora said, mentally kicking himself for not coming up with something better to say. "I see your eyesight has returned...glad to hear it."
Riku smiled widely, pulling Sora against him harder, as though he was unable to control his own actions. From the moment he'd seen him, Riku had been entranced, not capable of stopping himself from moving across that floor and claming him for his partner that evening. If he'd though the sound and scent of the boy was enchanting, it was nothing compared to those ocean blue eyes and lithe body. Riku had nearly fallen over, nearly cried, nearly done a lot of things as he had to force his frozen legs to move.
He...looked just like Azure. It was as though his dead lover was brought back to life in this youth, and just like before, Riku was powerless to stop himself from falling under the boys spell. Did Sora even know that he was having this effect on the elder vampire? Could he see the nearly giddy feeling that seeped through Riku's gaze as it settled on that deep blush across Sora's cheeks? He didn't know.
"Indeed," Riku said, moving both his arms to wrap around Sora's waist as he leaned into the boy's ear and whispered. "Put your arms around me..."
Sora nearly choked, doing as he was asked and feeling the pull of the other youth against his body. Not caring if anyone stared, knowing only that something had been triggered in him the moment that they'd started to dance, he slowed their steps, now barely turning in a slow circle. Eventually they stopped, both staring at the other as though each of them were the greatest thing the other had ever seen.
"I'm sorry...my angel," he said, leaning in closer. He was sorry, sorry that he couldn't stop himself from doing what he wanted. Closer his mouth crept, until it was within centimeters of the blue-eyed visions, until…
"Sora! Is this the boy you told me about?"
Sora put his head back and groaned slightly, hateful that his mother had interrupted him. He turned his gaze to her and forced on a fake smile, watching Riku do the same beside him. Together they turned to look at Sora's mother.
"Um…yeah mom. This is Riku. Riku…my mother."
Riku reached out his hand, brushing his lips across the back of Sora's mother's hand before smiling at her gently. "I'm glad to meet you. I hope my presence isn't a nuisance, as Sora invited me."
"Not at all, dear. Just glad to put a face with a name. Please, enjoy the party…and now, if you'll excuse me, I have guests to attend to."
Sora sighed, watching his mother walk away and not realizing that Riku was no longer beside him. When he turned to look back at the man, he saw only the tail end of Riku's long coat going out onto the balcony. Without a second thought, he followed, smiling when he found Riku on the balcony, leaning out and looking up towards the sky.
"Riku? You okay? The party really isn't that bad, right?" Sora said, moving up beside Riku and nudging him playfully with his elbow. Riku merely smiled, glancing at Sora from the corner of his eye as he pulled the sticks from his hair and let the strands from his topknot fall into his face. It was a confinement he didn't need right now, and wasn't going to put up with.
"No, no, Sora. The party is fine. I was just feeling very stuffy…needed some air. You look good tonight by the way, very handsome."
Sora blushed again, raising one eyebrow. "There is no way in hell I look as good as you. Did you see all the girls staring at you? They wanted to eat you alive!"
Riku threw back his head and laughed at those words. Partially because they were true, and partially because of him being a vampire. All in all it made for a very amusing joke that Sora didn't seem to be a part of. Ah well, couldn't expect the boy to get something that he wasn't savvy to.
"I assure you, I wouldn't have let them," Riku said, ruffling Sora's hair affectionately. This, however, was his big mistake. Because the moment that his fingers moved through those silky strands, he was undone…once again drowning in sensation. He couldn't let go of those strands of hair, nor could he tear his eyes away from the suddenly trembling form beside him. "I'm so sorry Sora. God help me you don't even know me...but I feel like I've known you forever…"
Sora just shook his head, bringing his hand up to cup the back of Riku's head and begin to bring his head closer until they're lips were so close that a breath would have made them touch. "Don't be sorry. Sometimes you just have to go with gut instinct…and just live. You told me you wished you could show me what it was like to live without restraints…"
Riku nodded, finally nervous. True, he had said those words, but he hadn't expected them to be acted out quite so quickly, nor so physically. He was going to pay for this somehow, he just knew it.
With that Sora closed the distance, pushing their lips together in a hot, though nervous kiss. At first they were content to simply indulge in the press of lips, but eventually, as Sora's hands went up to wind their way through Riku's hair and Riku's arms started working their way up the back of Sora's coat, the kiss became more heated. Riku's tongue worked against Sora's mouth, eventually gaining the access that he wanted and going in quickly; as he was afraid the he might not get another opportunity to do this.
Eventually though, the need for air overwhelmed them and they both pulled away, Riku leaning his forehead on Sora's as they stared at each other. Neither spoke for a moment, Sora's blush having faded with his decision to be replaced by the feeling of…fate? Desire? Blatant lust? He didn't feel like this was just lust though…
"I want to get to know you," Sora whispered, fingers still in Riku's hair as he pulled down the bun. "And I don't even know why. Can we go somewhere so we can talk for a while?"
Riku swallowed hard and nodded quickly as he took Sora's hand and lead him off the balcony stairs and down into the street. He didn't know where he was going to take Sora exactly, but he knew that they needed to be alone. Alone somewhere they couldn't be disturbed and Riku would feel more at ease. Somewhere he could learn all about this new angel he had found.
"Let's go to the park Riku…," Sora said, tugging on Riku's hand and smiling, leading him in the same direction that they'd met only a few nights previous.
"Anything you desire my angel..."
To be continued...
Will there be...oh I don't know...lemon in the next chapter? Perhaps my little underlings...perhaps...
(However, for those of you viewing this story on will be no lemon unless you go to and go under ConjureLass...and the story name will be the same. Enjoy!)
Authors Note #2: Yes, a bit shorter than my last chapter...but something has to lead into...things. Again, please please pleeease read and review as it makes me write more and therefore you, the reader, get more delightful Sora and Riku interaction.
1: Ahhh yes, the topknot. Yes, I knooow the topknot is usually done in asian cultures...but...damn it I thought Riku would look hot in one! So there...
2: For those of you who are curious, the stickpin was sort of used as a substitue for the tie. (Or with a tie). And I mean come on...Riku in diamonds...yeah...hot.
3: Do you all have ANY idea how close i came to putting our dear Riku in a cape and top hat...I thought that was too much like Tuxedo Moon though...hee hee...Sora in a sailor suit...cuuuutteee...