Author: Princess Falling Star PM
Plus Anima: Husky has always been mysterious, had his secrets and kept them from his friends. What happens when his most painful memory comes back to haunt him what will do, will all his well kept secrets come tumbling out. T for later chapters. HuskyNanaRated: Fiction T - English - Angst/Romance - Husky & Nana - Chapters: 21 - Words: 47,015 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 09-27-08 - Published: 08-21-07 - Status: Complete - id: 3738504
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"King of Sailand!?" Husky shouted his hair bristling.
"Yes my son, you will take my place when I step down." Husky looked scared and angry at once.
"Father I cannot inherit!"
"Why not, you are the best candidate."
"Because I'm a plus anima!" Then minute those words left his mouth he clapped his hands over his mouth. A silence crushed the crowd. Every queen stood in shock, their horror evident on their face. Meho immediately ran in front of her brother.
"Please Father do not kill him."
"What? A plus anima?"
"Yes Father, when I almost drowned I became a fish plus anima." He pushed Meho and Nana behind him.
"Father, I accept that it is the tradition to kill any plus anima prince."Nana's breath caught in her chest.
"To ensure that plus anima blood does not flow through the veins of the royal of Sailand all plus anima are killed or sent into slavery."
"He can't kill you!"
"He can, he's the King."
"Husky, you can't die, I love you! You promised to marry me!" Husky kissed her gently.
"I know, I was lying. My death was inevitable. I wanted to make sure you understood how much I love you before I died." Nana began to cry. She buried her face in his chest.
"If you die then I will too!" Husky had a tight grip on her shoulders.
"No you won't, you will live your life. Don't you dare waste it. Get married and have a family. For me, just be happy." He kissed her one last time and gave her a sharp punch in the gut. She slumped, stunned.
"Senri, come get her." Senri hesitantly obeyed ad held the stunned girl in his arms. Meho was pulled by a guard. She screeched and thrashed against the hold. Marine was restrained by two guards as she continued to thrash against them. Elda and Queen Alicia fought against their restrainers. Nirvana, Amber, and their mothers were restrained to such a point that they were off the ground. Sarah, Clarissa and their mothers feared the king far too much to dare defy him. Felicity stood on an upper deck, a cold glare ran over the plus anima prince.
"Good riddance." And she walked away.
Duchess stood by Joseno at the back of the ship. She clutched his hand. He understood how she felt. As a foreigner she had no right to question their culture. The main reason however was not foreign policy but his reaction. Husky had come to terms with his fate a long time ago. She saw no hesitation, no doubt in those beautiful blue eyes. He was a stubborn boy, if he was unsure he would have protested.
He was going to die.
And he was going to make them all watch.
All Duchess could do is search for doubt or hesitation. A flinch, a wince, something. If he made such a gesture she would have rushed to his aid. He didn't, he didn't flinch or wince. He always knew he was going to die. It was Duchess's own fault for not remembering that tradition. She begged him to flinch, to yell no, to do something so she would have an excuse to save him. She continued to beg over and over.
The king raised his blade and Husky unbuttoned his collar, showing his markings. No hesitation, no fear. Perhaps he thought he should have died that day, yet he lived, by unnatural means. He should have died and he would now. The pain would be over, he would no longer suffer the memories of his torment, it would be over. Yet, Nana came to his mind. His beloved Nana, so beautiful and pure, who comforted him without judgment. He wanted her. The thought of her in a wedding dress by his side, the sight of her passionate and sighing his name, the image of her large and round with his child, the sight of her surrounded by their children. No he didn't want to die yet, he wanted to live. However this was not his choice his fate had been decided the moment he was shoved into the pond.
Meho stood horror struck as the King's blade began to move, but she and her mother closed their eyes. Clarissa and Sarah cried in their hands. Nirvana and Esperanza turned their heads away. Elda thrashed and screamed and cried. Duchess turned her face away and buried it in Joseno's chest. Felicity stood on an upper deck, her face cold. She was glad that Myrrha was being executed, it was a condolence since her mother was going to be publically executed and Felicity and her brother would be sent to their mother's relatives in shame.
"Goodbye bastard." She smiled as she saw the blade begin to move. They all waited for that horrible sound of a sword biting flesh. It never came; instead they heard a sound of a different sort; the sound of a sword clattering to the ground. Everyone opened their eyes to see the King hugging his son. Many of the women cried in relief.
"How could I ever kill my favorite son?"
"Father? Aren't I supposed to die?"
"If I killed you Meho would die too. You know the superstition about twins. I could never lose you both."
"Father, I should be dead, my plus anima……"
"Saved you, if it did it must have had a reason and I think I know it."
"What would that be Father?"
"You will be the leader and savoir of plus anima. You are to be their leader. A true leader understands that things must change with the times. Plus animas are stronger than ever, it is time for a plus anima king."
"I love you my son you deserve all the blessings in the world. You deserve to find happiness with that girl." He gestured toward Nana. Husk blushed at his words.
"Thank you Father."
"There is no need to thank me, what I deserve is hate."
"I could never hate you Father unless you made Mother or Meho cry. Then I would hate you." He gave his father his famous smirk. The guards released the women. Meho came barreling into her brother like a tank.
"Myrrha I was so scared! I thought I was going to lose you!" Meho began to cry in relief.
"It's alright Meho. I'm right here."
"Don't dare ever die on me again."
"I promise that I will live."
"I guess our vow means nothing to you now."
"Of course it means something, I can no longer fulfill it due to my condition."
"You're never fair Myrrha." She muttered scornfully.
"You don't mean me you mean life." He retorted.
"We were supposed to be together and stay in friendly terms which Father and Auntie couldn't."
"We aren't Father and Auntie." He reassured her.
"Husky…." Nana had recovered from his stun punch. She began to run towards him an Husky pulled away from Meho with his arms outstretched to embrace her. She ran for him, tears budding at her eyes. Husky smiled. This could have been a touching moment if Nana had not socked Husky with a surprisingly strong right hook. He toppled to the ground. There was an awkward silence.
"You go girl!" Some Princess had shouted, Nana guessed Nirvana.
"You stupid jerk! You tell me you love me and then you go attempt to get executed!" Another silence.
"I like her." It was Amber that time.
"Sorry Nana, I didn't mean for it to go this way. I had accepted the concept of death when I was still young. After the two year oblivion period I still haven't gained all my memories back, just most of them. When I was with you, I forgot I had to die. I thought that I could live."
"You can Husky with all of us." She offered him her hand which he took. He wrapped his slender arms around her.
"I will, I'll stay here forever." She kissed him lightly.
"Glad to hear it."
"Brother, does this mean you won't be coming home with us?" Meho muttered. Husky stepped away from Nana to sweep his sister into a hug.
"Sorry Meh, you know I can't. It will be a awhile before the people will accept me as the future King."
"I guess, but you will come home someday right?"
"Yes, when I can. And I can guarantee that I will have a beautiful wife standing by my side." Nana blushed modestly.
The next day they were getting ready to depart and Duchess was dressed in her veils. Husky stood wearing a high collared blue shirt with matching trousers and ocean themed pattern. Nana was wearing a new green dress with her blond hair loose. Teresa pouted next to the happy couple. Her shark tooth necklace was on top of her clothes for once. Senri and Cooro stood obliviously among the Outlanders. Husky gave each of his sisters a hug and kiss goodbye. Elda caught him by surprise with a kiss on the mouth.
"Bye Myrrha we owe you one." Nirvana hollered.
"Can't wait 'til you're King!" Amber added. Meho stood in front of her brother with her mother standing behind her.
"Myrrha, are you sure you'll be okay, with your powers and your illness…"
"It's alright Meh, I take medicine for my illness and wear gloves so I can't see memories as easily. I learned to take care of myself a long time ago."
"Not fair my brother grew up without me." She began to pout.
"You'll grow up soon enough, we are the same person after all." He ruffled her hair and she pushed his hand away.
"We aren't the same brother, if we were the same then I would be in love with your girl and I'm not. We are no longer the same." She ran her fingertips over her brother's face. The memory of Windai's claws scratching at his face and at his thighs filled her mind. She could practically feel his tears on her cheeks and his pleading protests bubbling in her throat. She wasn't there to even help him; he endured the pain on his own.
"I will always be there for you brother. Let me share your pain."
"I will never hide anything from you, sister."
"I'm glad. I'll miss you Myrrha." She kissed his cheek.
"I'll miss you too, Meho." He kissed her forehead. They held each other in a huig and they both had tears in their eyes. Meho pulled away from her brother and went to Nana.
"Be sure that you have four kids at least. I'm sure you'll end up having more; you know wild passions and such." Nana's face burned red.
"I know you'll like it."
"Meho!" Husky hollered his face red.
"My son." It was Marien.
"I still love you son, I always will. Please never forget that."
"I won't Mother. I'll always love you too." Marien hugged her baby boy one last time before boarding the ship.
"Give Aunt Crystala my best!"
"I will! By the way, your friend Senri has grown quite a bit." She waved as she disappeared on the sip, no doubt she was crying.
"I will always love you like your mother does. One day you will be a great king."
"You will be a great king like I always knew you would Myrrha Nekaro." Husky's eyes widened as the King walked back onto the ship smiling at his son as the doors began to close. He stood frozen on the spot. He didn't move until the ship was far from sight. Then he started crying and laughing at the same time.
"He really was serious about me being King."
"When a King chooses his heir he gives hi son his name as the Prince's middle name."
"Yeah . Nekaro means courageous heart. My name is Miracle Courageous Heart. Quite a name."
"I guess, kind of mouthful."
"That's why I'm Myrrha Nekaro."
"But you'll always be Husky to me." Nana whispered. Husky smiled and took her hand wiping away his remaining tears.
"Love you." He whispered.
The day came that the gang left Astar. They knew that if William found out Husky was still there he would kill him and those housing him for sure. Duchess and Joseno stood side by side by the entrance of their gang base. Duchess hugged him and Joseno shook his hand. Duchess was not wearing her veils.
"Now remember if anything happens be sure to let us know."
"Of course Duchess."
"I don't want my darling boy to be gone from my life again."
"I won't I promise, you'll always be a second mother to me."
"I'm fellow royal, us runaways have to stick together. Nana may I speak with you in private?"
"Of course." She followed Duchess into a room. Duchess sat down with her lack hair flaring.
"Nana, I think you are an Anahn."
"And a memorio."
"Where's this coming from?" Duchess flashed a coy smile.
"Just putting the pieces together. The Anahn one is easy, because of your name."
"Nana, that's a common Anahn name, short version of the royal Nanali, my name. You also have light hair and eyes, a common trait."
"But the memorio thing."
"Memorio are actually pretty common among our people. The problem is all the memorias had died out and the blood line was such that no new ones were born therefore our rendered useless. Or it was until the new blood came out."
"The people of Kaito, which is chain of islands north of this land of Anah, Sailand and Astaria. They are where our abilities came from. That is the land of Husky's people."
"His grandmother Lukinata was the princess of that land and Husky inherited their ideal as did his sister; silver hair, blue eyes, pale skin. Most of the people look like them with slight variations. They often nicknamed sea people by those who discover them."
"That means Husky can also speak the language of the sea people, along with Sailand tongue, Astarian, and Anahn."
"Yes. Not including fish plus anima sign language."
"I want you to know you shouldn't be intimidated by him, just because he had a better education doesn't mean that he thinks any less of you. I bet he even knows you're a memorio. He loves you unconditionally."
"Thank you." She got up to leave and Duchess ran up behind her.
"Make sure you have lots of kids."
"Not you too…." She groaned. Duchess only smiled.
Nana walked back out to where the others were waiting for her. She pulled on a backpack and Husk whispered in her ear.
"What did Duchess want to talk about?"
"About kids what else?"
"Oh come one. We're thirteen."
"Tell them that." Just as they were about to leave they heard someone shouting to wait. They turned to see none other than Teresa. She was panting slightly from running and her eyes were full of unbridled energy.
"You think you leave without Teresa?"
"Yes." Muttered Nana under her breath, no one seemed to hear her. Teresa waltzed up and latched on to Husky's arm.
"Teresa no give up yet Nana." Nana looked ready to start a catfight with her. Husky got between them.
"Of course you can come with us Teresa."
"Husky…." She whined. He whispered in her ear.
"I need to protect Teresa, protect her fro what happened o me. You will always be my number one though." Nana sighed and in front of Teresa kissed him boldly on the lips. Teresa fumed and Nana smiled victoriously. They then set off for their next journey and new life.
(Several Months Later-not over yet folks-)
The gang was walking along a cliff ledge. Nana and Teresa were respectively glaring at each other. After a while you think she would have given up but our Teresa, she's stubborn. Husky eventually couldn't take the discomfort of knowing they were fighting over him he stopped to say something but was interrupted by a cascade of boulders. Husky and Nana stood frozen as a boulder rolled down the slope and knocked Husky and Nana clear off the ledge and into the abyss that was the valley. They stood frozen leaning against the rock ledge. When the wave of falling stones was over; they couldn't see anything. Cooro flew down several times but found no trace of them. They decided to move on for the time being. Maybe someday they would see their friends again.
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