|Into the Furnace
Author: CrowAggro PM
Life is about to get hot for Axel and Roxas after they break free of the organisation! Can they resume normal lives, or will past experiences drag them back?Rated: Fiction T - English - Humor/Romance - Axel & Roxas - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,366 - Updated: 09-19-08 - Published: 09-18-08 - id: 4545307
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Title: You might as well be walking on the Sun.
Summary: Life is about to get hot for Axel and Roxas after they break free of the organisation! Can they resume normal lives or will past experiences drag them back?
A/N: Axel and Roxas were the greatest thing to come out of KH2 and I think they deserve a little credit, don't you? :3
Disclaimer: I own nothing of Kingdom Hearts, leave that to Square-Enix, pfft!
With what little strength remained in his slowly dying body the red head raised an arm and lovingly stroked the face of the nobody cradling his limp body. Staring into cerulean eyes as deep and clear as the ocean Axel allowed himself one last smile. A real smile. One without cockiness and smugness, and without even a hint of his trademark smirk. The strangely silent nobody above him pulled his fading friend closer to him, drawing him tighter. Axels arms fell weakly by his side, he couldn't even summon enough strength to wipe away the freely flowing tears streaming down his flushed cheeks. And even when his vision failed him and the world sank back into bitter darkness, he could still feel his friends tight embrace, anchoring him to this world between worlds.
And how he wished his friend would let go.
He didn't want to feel the pain in his chest anymore, he didn't want his heart to ache every time he saw his 'friend'. He wasn't sure he could cope seeing his secret love every day, talking to him and joking with him, all the while just wanting him, but knowing he could never have him. He died a little inside every time his 'friend' hugged him before saying goodbye. Leaving the flame haired allurer alone again, resigning him to a cold, unwelcoming bed with no prospects of a good morning.
Axel wasn't sure he could cope.
"I should've told you. Please wake up. Just listen to me Axel, for once, just…..Please!" The desperation in the blonde's voice stirred Axel, his eye lids fluttered open, and the sight of that angelic face staring down on him knocked the very breath out of him.
"Axel, we have no hearts. I know this, how could I not? I'm a nobody after all, just like you and the rest of the organisation. But I also know that what I feel for you goes so far beyond friendship, I think it's love."
Understanding flooded the air, pent up emotions broke free and the love between them raged across the wasteland of a world. With newfound strength Axel reached out to the younger nobody and pulled his teary, handsome face closer before leaning in for the greatest kiss of his lifetime. After a moment the pair broke free, exhausted, the crimson haired wonder slumped forwards, burying his face in the blonde's chest, trademark grin plastered across his face. For a moment the two stayed motionless, fearing any sudden movements would shatter this perfect moment. Neither wanted it to end. They watched with morbid fascination as the pathway to the World that Never Was began to disintegrate and collapse around them.
And as the Technicolor sky rained fragments of stars and planets, and the air crackled and flared bathing the two lovers in an iridescent, ethereal beauty, Axel realised something. He didn't want to fade away anymore. He didn't want to become just a distant memory, a long forgotten dream, a really good long forgotten dream that is… No, what he wanted was to be right here, in the now, with his beloved.
Because he'd finally found some meaning to his life, a reason to keep on going.
Roxas was his reason.
And suddenly, living didn't seem so bad after all.
Neko-Jin: So yeah, chap1 finito, read and review? Comments much appreciated :D