|I'm a Genie in a Bottle
Author: Adhar PM
RikuSora CloudLeon AxelRoxas AU Riku is out exploring and comes across a cave, finds a magic lamp and sets free the genie. Sora the genie is extremely mischievous and for every wish there is a twist or a consequence...Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,163 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 10-28-06 - Published: 08-29-06 - id: 3129558
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Summery: Riku is out exploring and comes across a cave, finds a magic lamp and sets free the genie. Sora the genie is extremely mischievous and for every wish, there is a twist or a consequence…
WARNING! This is a YAOI fanfic! That means GuyXGuy! So if you don't like that sort of thing, leave. If you do, stay!
Pairings: Riku/Sora, Leon/Cloud and maybe Axel/Roxas
I'm a Genie in a Bottle
There was a cold, eerie silence upon them. You shiver, even though the fire warmed your hands greatly. One girl grabbed a stick and poked the fire gently, making sure the fire would keep for just that little while longer. Then she frowned, her thin eyebrows knitting together in frustration as she pulled away and sighed.
She was the eldest of you there, her muddy brown eyes set on the fire and her deep chestnut brown hair tied back into a simple knot to stop the fire from catching it alight. Clearly, she had done this before; she knew what she was doing.
Then she looked up, and her eyes ran over the group and finally land on you. She smiled warmly, and rubbed her hands together.
"Well, isn't this exciting." she said. There where a few murmurs of disagreement, no one was happy; you were lost. "Well, to pass the time, I propose a story."
There was an eerie silence, to you, it sounded like a good idea: anything to pass the time faster. Everyone was too scared to volunteer though, but the girl didn't seem to want volunteers though, and within moments, her story began to echo around them.
Absence makes the heart go wander. -Unknown
Riku wheezed and gasped for breath, his sea-like eyes gazed down. He smiled as he saw how far he had come. It had been quite a climb, and it took an enormous amount of effort. However, Riku had been climbing mountains for some time now and he loved a challenge. As far as he knew, he was the only one to make it up this far.
He lifted his heavy rucksack off his back and placed it on the ground. Riku's eyes darted at the cave behind him. Squinting his eyes, he could still see nothing but darkness. This only excited the young explorer, and soon he was rummaging through his bag to find a torch. He grabbed it and headed into the unwelcoming blackness; adrenalin pumping.
As Riku got deeper into this never-ending cave, he began to shine his light onto the walls. Stopping to take a look, he studied to odd symbols on the walls. Running his hands over gaps where the symbols had been beautifully and skilfully, engraved into the walls. Riku frowned, unable to read the strange language.
Shaking his head, knowing that the walls would be unable to give him a clue about where he was, he carried on…
Soon enough, he reached the end of the cave. The light from his torch reflected off of something shiny. Riku instantly noticed this and began to move closer. On a large singular stone stood a very strange lamp, without thinking, he picked it up and studied it. It was an incredible silver and had a crown engraved onto its side; inside the crown was some very small, almost unreadable writing as dust seemed to cover only the inside of the crown. Determined to read what it said, Riku rubbed his thumb against it to remove the dust. He frowned at it after a few seconds, as it looked as if his efforts had been in vain. Not a single speck of dust had been removed. Riku wasn't going to give up that easily, so he rubbed the lamp as hard as he possibly could.
"You know, as much as you rub that lamp it won't get any shinier." came a voice from behind Riku, causing him to jump the lamp in surprise and whorl around to face the unknown figure.
He was leaning against the wall in a calm manner, his chocolate brown hair stuck up in spikes. He had an extremely cute face and a slender, almost girly figure. He wore silver cuffs on his arms and wrists and long baggy trousers. The same symbol on the lamp was around his neck on a silver necklace. His skin seemed to glimmer slightly in the dim light; his amazingly blue eyes seemed to pierce through the man stood before him.
Before Riku could say anything, the figure had already spoken.
"So you got a name kid?" he asked. Riku instantly raised a silvery eyebrow, this person looked no older than him; at least sixteen Riku guessed, making him one year older.
"Kid?" Riku enquired, causing the figure to grin widely back at him. "Name's Riku, what about you kid?"
"Ohhhh! A feisty one! Not many people have asked for my name before, but I'm Sora." he replied, coming closer to Riku. "So what do you want?"
"Excuse me?" Riku replied, surprised by this sudden enquiry.
"Oh please tell me you know what that is." Sora groaned, pointing at the lamp lying in front of Riku. Riku bent down, picked it up, and looked at it in confusion.
"It's a very old piece of junk!" he said finally, causing Sora to almost fall onto the floor.
"You've got to be kidding me, are you telling me that you didn't come here looking for the lamp on purpose?"
"I was just climbing and I happened to come across this cave. It's no big deal really." Riku answered, noting Sora's unusual reaction.
"No big deal? Kid, you have accidentally scored yourself three wishes!" Sora exclaimed. Riku winced at the 'kid' bit.
"Yeah, of course, where is the hidden camera? Three wishes? Yeah right! What does that make you, a genie?" laughed Riku, Sora looked blankly at him as he laughed.
"What's a camera?"
"And who's the kid here? You look barely sixteen!" Riku continued, and then he suddenly processed Sora's words. "Wait, you don't know what a camera is?"
"Wouldn't have asked if I didn't know." Sora replied. "And yes, I am a Genie. Whatever these . . . 'Camera's' you speak of are, they are not here."
"Genie . . . Right" Riku replied sarcastically. "And the tooth fairy exists too, I bet."
"Is that a wish? Cause I can make this 'tooth fairy' appear if you like if you do." Sora replied with a mischievous grin planted onto his face.
"You're serious aren't you?" the young explorer asked in disbelief, Sora's grin only grew in size as a response. "This is bollocks, I'm leaving!"
Sora laughed, watching the silver-haired teen storm out the cave; lamp still in his hand.
"Oh you think you can get rid of me that easily huh?" another giggle. "Well you've got three wishes left master, and I ain't going no where 'till every single one has been wished away!"
With a puff of smoke, the genie was gone.
For now, that is.
I tried to wrestle my inner demons once... but they used to many illegal holds. - Amanda McAllister
Riku slammed the door shut with such force that almost caused the wooden door off its hinges. Leon was instantly alerted to the sudden noise and raised an eyebrow. He knew his friend had just been mountain climbing, as usual. It seemed something had gone wrong. The man sighed, and jumped to his feet, making his way to the front door where a silver-headed teen stood swearing his brains off as he dumped his rucksack on the floor.
"What happened?" Riku looked up to see his friend leaning casually against the doorframe, the same emotionless look on his face that he always had.
"Whatever." Leon glared at him. "How was your date with Cloud?" Leon gave a small and rare smile. He had been dating a blonde haired man called Cloud for just over a year. Riku remembered it well because just before they had dated Leon hadn't come within two meters of him in that time; nor anyone else for that matter, but that wasn't unusual.
Cloud was an odd one, a cheerful yet mischievous personality. Riku didn't know what to make of him at first; he wouldn't say where he was from or how the two had met. He was different, the exact opposite to Leon. Riku growled to himself, Cloud sounded just like that stupid kid Sora.
"Great, as usual" Leon replied, and paused at the younger boy's annoyance. "What's wrong with you?"
"Don't worry!" Riku snapped back, and grabbed his things and made his way up his room. Leon glared after him.
Up stairs, Riku was still in a foul mood, he opened his bag and emptied the contents onto his bed. His eyes found a glint of silver, and he pulled the object out from the rumble. It was the lamp. Riku willed his hands to throw it away, but he couldn't; his eyes glued to the beautiful object.
Somehow, he managed to put the object down and got up pacing around his room. A part of his told him to rub the lamp; see if the cute boy would appear again. The other side of him however told him that it was a load of rubbish; that he should come back down to earth. There are no such things as genies or magic, only in fairy tales and strange stories that people write on the Internet.
However… what could it hurt to try? No one was watching, so he couldn't make a fool of himself.
So, he rubbed the lamp. He waited and waited (for a few seconds) but nothing happened. Sighing with relief, he put the lamp down and turned to leave the room. His eyes almost bulged out of his eye sockets when he was the same boy from earlier standing right in front of him.
Sora's eyes were softly closed, but slowly he opened them and brilliant sapphire shone through, filled his delight.
"Cloud! Cloud was here!"
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