Author: Egyptian Dreamer PM
Yoh and Hao are twins separated by birth. Yoh is abused by his foster dad while Hao hates every single human being for corrupting one another and the planet. It seems though that destiny wants these two back together, for both their and the world's sake.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Family - Yoh A. & Hao A. - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,644 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 08-10-11 - Published: 05-06-11 - id: 6969223
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I know it might sound weird but I got the idea for this story while doing my homework. And of course, as it was expected I didn't manage to finish it since my mind kept going back to the story. And guess what? I got scolded at school!
But I guess I had it coming. On with the story now!
Loud panting was the only thing that echoed throughout the white room, currently coming from the woman laying on the long hospital bed. Her forehead was all sweaty, black silky smooth strands of hair sticking to her face as she struggled to take big, deep breaths.
"We're almost done. Just one last push." a man with blond hair, clad in white uniform informed her.
At the light squeeze on her hand, the woman turned her head weakly to the side to look at her husband. He had long straight hair, just like hers, the only difference being the color. His was brown. Equal brown eyes stared tenderly at her, wrinkles adorning his usually relaxed forehead.
Despite her exhaustion, the woman managed to give him a faint smile, reassuring him that she was alright. Squeezing her husband's hand back, she took one last deep breath before doing as the doctor instructed.
"Yes, I can see his head. I want you to push as hard as you can now, your baby is almost here." the doctor said, urging her on. The woman perked up at that, her face scrunching up into a painful expression as she gathered all her strength, pouring it into that push.
A cry escaped her lips but was soon joined by the cry of another, this one more loud. She fell backwards onto the bed, a soft smile creeping over her face at the sight of her son cradled in the doctor's arms.
The doctor wrapped the still crying baby into a blanket carefully, before lifting his head to look at the pair with a gentle smile. "Congratulations. You just became the parents of a baby boy."
The brown-haired man beamed, unable to hide his joy. When he looked down at his wife however, he couldn't help the frown that graced his features. The woman's body was shaking, trembling with convulsions.
"Keiko?" the man questioned, panic visible in his voice and effectively catching the doctor's attention. Laying the baby on top of the only other free bed in the room, he quickly strode over the woman, whose convulsions had only gotten worse, and gently placed his hands on each side of her womb.
He drew back a while later, a scowl upon his face. He laid his hand on her shoulder, squeezing lightly. Once her eyelashes fluttered open and those tired black eyes landed on him, he gave her a comforting smile. "I know you're exhausted, but I'm afraid I have to ask you to push a little more."
If the woman was confused by his words she never showed it, just gave him a nod of the head as a reply.
"What is going on?" her husband asked worriedly just as his wife began pushing again.
"There's another baby coming." The doctor then proceeded to whisper encouraging words to the panting woman, ignoring the man's shocked expression. With a few more gasps for air and one last anguished cry, Keiko slumped backwards against the mattress.
The doctor repeated his previous actions and wrapped the crying child with a blanket. "Twin boys." the blond man muttered, his voice barely above a whisper, mild shock clearly in his tone.
"Have you decided the names?" he asked, lifting his head to stare at the pair. The brown haired man blinked as if to snap out of whatever daze he was in. "We were going to name him Hao, but now…"
"…Yoh." Both men shifted their attention over to Keiko, who was staring with half lidded eyes at her other son, a small, tired smile tugging at the corners of her mouth.
"Can we name our second child Yoh, Mikihisa?" she asked, this time looking over to the side, at her husband.
"Yoh…" the man muttered quietly, testing the name in his mouth. Slowly, a gentle smile crept onto his face. "It does have a nice ring to it." Keiko smiled, her eyelashes fluttering downwards little by little until they closed completely, exhaustion finally taking its toll on her, leaving her utterly drained.
"I'm going to take these two to clean them up." the doctor informed Mikihisa and after earning an affirmative nod from him, walked over to the bed he had laid the first born child and scooped him up into his arms. Carefully holding both boys close to his chest, the blond man walked out of the room.
He couldn't help but note how quiet everything was as he moved through the different hallways of his private clinic. Even the newborn babies in his arms had stopped crying for quiet some time now. Actually, he realized with a start that the moment they had ceased crying was the moment he had brought them close to each other.
Upon reaching the room he was looking for, he went inside and instantly started cleaning the infants from all the blood that was smeared on them. Then he wrapped them with an extra pair of blankets, just to be sure they'd be warm enough.
'How unexpected.' the doctor thought as he watched the twins sleep soundlessly next to each other. 'For two sons to be born when they were expecting only one.'
Golden eyebrows creased into a frown. 'But then again, this might be the solution to my problem. These people were expecting only one baby, which means they haven't developed any tender feelings for the second one yet.'
His eyes widened evidently when both babies reached out in their sleep, tiny little hands connecting and clasping tightly around one another's.
The doctor acted quickly, reaching into his pocket and pulling out a lone, small piece of paper. Taking hold of his cell phone as well, he dialed the number that was embedded into the sheet. The phone rang for a couple of times until someone answered it.
"Yes, this is Faust. I called to let you know that I've decided to take you up on your offer." There was a momentary pause before the doctor, or now known as Faust, went on. "That's right. I'll be waiting for you outside, you better come as soon as possible."
And with that he hung up.
Putting the phone back into his pocket, he let out a long sigh. Then he whirled around and took one last glance at the infants before picking up the firstborn as gently as he could so as not to disturb his peaceful slumber.
The baby grimaced a little when he was scooped up, but didn't stir after that. "Say goodbye to your brother." Faust whispered and then turned on his heels and exited the room, making sure to lock the door behind him. When he entered the room, he found Mikihisa in the same position he had left him. Hovering next to Keiko, his hand stroking her hair soothingly while she slept.
He coughed quietly, immediately catching Mikihisa's attention. "I'm afraid I have some disturbing news for you."
He watched as the man's eyes traveled down to the bundle in his arms, confusion swirling in those brown depths once he realized that there should be another one next to it, before those same eyes doubled in size.
"It seems that the second child was born with a weak heart and when he had to breathe on his own, his heart just couldn't take the pressure."
Faust couldn't help but blink when Mikihisa walked up to him suddenly and held out his arms, eyes refusing to meet with his. Understanding what the man meant by the gesture, he placed the still asleep baby into his arms.
Mikihisa cradled his newborn son gently, going back over to his wife's side. His hand was shaking when he stroked the baby's soft cheek with his index finger.
"I'm sorry about your loss. However, you hadn't been aware of that child's existence till the moment he was born. At least you hadn't bonded with him the way you have with this one." Faust frowned when he got no response back. The other man only brought his son closer to his chest, hugging him tighter, as if afraid that he'd be taken away as well.
"Sir?" the doctor questioned, but still received no answer in return. But he scowled even deeper when he saw a single tear sliding the brown haired man's face.
A certain buzzing sound however brought him out of his shock and right back to reality. Pulling out his phone, he straightened up in an instant the moment he read the message. "Excuse me for a moment." he said but the other made no indication that he had actually heard him.
"We weren't late, were we?" a man asked the moment Faust set foot out of his clinic. The woman that was standing next to the man instantly perked up at the sight of the baby in Faust's arms.
"No, you weren't." Faust answered curtly.
"What made you change your mind about our proposal?" the man asked with a raised eyebrow, causing Faust's eyes to narrow.
"None of your business. Did you bring the amount we agreed?" The man smirked at that. He lifted his arm and threw a black leather back at the doctor's feet. "One million yen. Just like we agreed."
Faust crouched down and after inspecting the content of the bag he stood back to his feet. Glancing one last time at the sleeping infant in his arms, the doctor placed him carefully in the eager woman's arms.
"One last thing." Faust spoke up, making the pair pause in their actions and stare at him with a quizzical look. "One woman gave birth to twins. This one is the younger of the two. His name… is Yoh."
"Yoh…" the woman said after a second, a wide smile spreading over her features. "We won't change his name. I promise."
Faust nodded. At least he felt obliged to grant Keiko's one and only wish about her son after what he just did. Shame was slowly eating him up from the inside as he watched the pair getting into their car and disappearing from sight. The shame he could live with, but losing his beloved forever?
"Forgive me, child."
END OF CHAPTER ONE
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