Author: AkuInAkuRoku PM
Axel: our dashing main character. Kairi: his obsessive ex-girlfriend. Roxas: the mischievous blonde a few doors down.Rated: Fiction M - English - Drama/Romance - Axel & Roxas - Chapters: 4 - Words: 3,944 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12-22-11 - id: 7662596
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Author's Note: I base most of my writing on songs that I like-this particular one is from Dangerous Muse. That aside, I seem to take huge hiatuses from this site and dA when I least want to, so I'm definitely going to buckle down and start uploading more this next year (though most might be unfinished drabbles because I can't seem to finish anything I start D:). Either way, I wanted to post something before 2012. This just ended up being a bit too long for my liking to put up as a one-shot, so I'm going to make them into little chapters instead. Maybe I'll be able to finish it before January? Oh, and happy holidays everyone~!
Disclaimer: I don't own the characters or the game series (or the band and their music!), however everything else is strictly mine.
Dedication: All the people who fav'ed/commented on/were following my other stories that I'd deleted. I feel bad that I got rid of them, so here's an apology fic. It's even mostly smut with barely a plot, just for you guys! You like? Yes, yes I know you do. Everyone does. Don't deny it.
At Two AM
Axel was just on the verge of falling asleep when there was a loud knock at the door, startling him into sitting upright on the couch and staring with wide eyes toward said offending noise. It took a few moments for his cloudy mind to register what was going on, and when he squinted at the TV, low in volume and turned on to the news, he could only groan in protest when he read the time. "Seriously? Two in the morning…?" He took a moment to groan and lay back against the cushions, rubbing his palms over his eyes just as the dreaded knocking came again. "Hold your horses!" His shout stopped the noise and gave him enough time to gather himself off the couch, running thin fingers through his mane of hair before tugging open the door and gazing down at his late night/early morning visitor.
It was his ex-girlfriend, the one he'd broken up with not even a month ago when they were at a bar party and he'd realized that she'd gotten a little too boring for his tastes. Back then she was always dressed up in frilly pink skirts and even dyed her hair near the same obscene red as was his natural hair colour. But that night she was all wrapped up in a coat with fur trim, nose pink from the near midnight chill and the natural brunette coming in a little past her roots.
He almost felt sorry for her as she stood there with her hands wrapped across her chest, barely shivering, and wondered how crazy she must have been to come out to see him when they both knew full well how cold it could get in the middle of winter, but then a gust of said cold air hit him square in the chest and seeped through his thin clothes and any sort of pity he could've conjured up was swept away with his falling temperature. "What are you doing here, Kairi?"
The girl's heart was beating twice as fast as before, eyelashes fluttering as she tried to gain up the courage to speak. "Sorry for visiting so late, Axel… B-but I just really wanted to tell you something...! And I was around this side of town anyway, so I just figured…"
Malachite eyes narrowed a bit as he held back a yawn, fingertips tapping at the inner door, toes curling against the cold floor. "So then, tell me. What is it?"
Kairi looked at the ground for a moment, at her little pink sneakers and the double knotted laces and let her mind wander. "Well, we've known each other for a while. We work at the same place, and we dated for a while… I just, well, I know we broke up a while ago but I really like you, Axel, like, really like you. I think that... Well, I think I…" She took in a deep breath and looked up, matching the redhead's gaze straight on. "For a while, now, since we started dating, I've loved you, Axel." The brunette was looking up at him hopefully, a tiny smile curling up the edges of her lips, like it was a huge relief to get everything off her chest and that it was inevitable for the feelings to be mutual.
For a moment the only sound you could hear was the gentle hum of a car or two passing by on the street. The male frowned and in an attempt to retain warmth shoved his hands into the pockets of the jeans he'd forgotten to change out of when he'd fallen asleep so many hours ago, trying to think through the new information and figure out a way to respond. "Well, Kairi, that's nice and all… But I just don't feel that way about you." He tried to lighten the mood, then, with a half hearted chuckle. "I mean, if I did we'd still be dating, right?"
She seemed to take it the wrong way, facial features scrunching up for a moment and then she was suddenly crying.
"Jesus, Kairi, don't start-"
"Why'd you break up with me? I don't understand!" Her voice cracked as she moved her arms about, having always been one to talk with her hands. "I did everything for you!"
The movement rattled the air around them and Axel grimaced, the smell of lame alcohol drifting from the girl. He figured that was the reason she was up at such an ungodly hour in the first place, maybe even why she was confessing. "Tell me you haven't been drinking. You smell like liquor."
A couple doors down a small blonde was watching on in silence, apartment key held loosely just in front of the doorknob, curiosity having been piqued as he noticed the two nearby after coming back from a late college class.
As Axel leaned out of the doorway to get a better look at his ex's eyes, checking to see if she really was buzzed or even slightly tipsy, he saw the blonde in his peripheral and glanced over for a moment before deeming him unimportant and turning back to the girl. "Go back home, Kairi. Call a friend and hitch a ride or something."
"I'm not drunk, you asshole! If you can't even take my feelings seriously then we're over!"
The redhead had a change of heart then, but not of the caring kind. The chill of the weather and a lack of sleep had killed his mood and he grinned maliciously. "Kairi, doll face. I broke up with you three weeks ago." This hit a nerve in the girl and she wiped at her face with a hand, giving him a glare and stalking off into the dark, leaving the male at his front door with aching limbs and a long sigh behind a scowl.
"Too clingy, huh? I hate those kinds of girls." The blonde nearby had just opened his own door, stuffing his keys back in his pockets and leaning against his doorjamb.
Axel looked over and ran a hand through his hair again, watching as the boy fiddled with his hoodie strings. "And a drinker."
Said boy gave a cute little scoff. "You sure know how to pick 'em."
He hummed agreement and stood quietly to study the short structure of his neighbor. "How old are you, kid?"
Bright blue eyes glinted at him in the darkness. "I'm legal." And a moment later the blonde had disappeared into his home.
The thirty degree chill nipped at the redhead's face for a minute before he dragged himself back inside.