|Don't Ever Look Back
Author: DanceHaleyDance PM
Roxas and Sora ran away after their father freaked out on them for coming out. So, Axel is letting them stay at his family's summer home with Riku. They're going to spend the whole summer together, but will they last one more minute with each other?Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Roxas & Axel - Chapters: 15 - Words: 70,555 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 08-13-12 - Published: 01-05-12 - id: 7714454
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With tears streaming down his face, he hugged his mother good bye. She kissed his cheek and she was even crying herself. The blonde boy bit his lip and looked at the waiting car parked out in front. He wasn't sure if he wanted to leave anymore, but he couldn't risk anything. His father was infuriated and he didn't want to mess with him.
"Good bye my sweet little Roxy. I'll call you whenever your father isn't home. Now Sora, come here and kiss me good bye before you leave too," she said, pulling the spiky haired brunette into a hug. His blue eyes were red and puffy and he kept sniffling as if he was trying to stop crying.
"Call us soon! And make sure you definitely call on my birthday," Sora said, trying to smile for his mom.
"Of course baby, now hurry up. Your father will be here any minute," she said, kissing his forehead and waving her two children off.
"Roxas, take good care of your brother! He's not an adult just quite yet!" she shouted as the two brothers walked down the stairs and to the car that waited for them.
"I promise mom and tell dad he's a complete asshole for doing this to us! Love you!" Roxas shouted as he put his and his brother's suitcases in the trunk. He slammed the door closed and Sora opened the back door as Roxas ran for the passenger door. Their mom waved to them one last time as the red head driving started the car and pulled away.
"So, tell me again why we're running away?" asked the silver haired boy in the backseat who was now cradling Sora.
"I'll tell you when I wake up Riku," yawned Sora. His ocean blue eyes fluttered closed and Riku sighed, closing his eyes too.
"Tell me when we get to my house Rox," said the driver.
"And when don't I tell you anything Axel?" Roxas joked half heartedly.
"When you don't tell me you're a faggot," said a voice that was clearly not Axel's. Roxas slowly turned his head around and he came face to face with a mug almost like his own. Cloud, his father. The blonde screamed and tried to open the car door, but it wouldn't budge. Cloud sharply turned the car to the left and Roxas tried to scream to tell Sora to get out of the car.
"Burn in Hell!" roared his father as they smashed head first into a tree.
"No!" shrieked Roxas. Then his body shot up right and he was awake again.
Panting, the blonde boy scanned the room with nervous blue eyes. He was sticky with sweat and in dire need of a glass of water. The snoring body next to him sprang up and he didn't quite get was going on. Axel flicked his head side to side, looking for the source of the scream until his emerald eyes found Roxas freaking out.
"Holy crap Rox! What happened?" Axel said, reaching out to Roxas as it clicked in that the blonde was the one who screamed.
"It's nothing Axel, just a nightmare. What time is it?" Roxas said, starting to regain control.
"Like four thirty in the morning," he yawned.
"I'm going to get a drink, just go back to sleep and I'll be right back," Roxas said, sliding out of bed. He could feel the green eyes piercing into his back and Roxas shrugged it off. The sweltering heat of a summer night struck him hard. Roxas knew it was too hot to fall back asleep now, so he figured he'd entertain himself until Sora woke up at eight in the morning like the crazy boy did every morning.
Roxas padded off down the stairs, then into the kitchen and opened the fridge to grab his water bottle. He grabbed the green bottle and flipped open the lid. The bottle felt cold against his hand and Roxas got a better idea over drinking the water. He closed it back up and set the cold bottle on the back of his neck. Sighing with content he closed the fridge and walked around with the bottle held to his neck. Roxas sat at the little island in the middle of the kitchen and put his head down on the table.
"Good morning sunshine, want some cereal?" chuckled a voice from the door way. Roxas sat up and smiled at the silver haired boy leaning against the doorframe.
"Riku, do I even want to know why you're up at this hour?" Roxas said, switching hands holding the bottle.
"I was just about to ask you the same thing. Axel gave you a rough night?" he asked with a wink at the end.
"Ha, ha, that was so funny I almost forgot to laugh. No, I just had a nightmare and woke up sweating my ass off."
"Sora clung to me all night and I woke up dying of heat stroke, so we're in the same boat. Now, what's this about a nightmare?"
"Just a scene from that night with a twist. My dad sends Sora, you and I right into a tree right after I say something to Axel. Sure did freak me the hell out."
"Damn and Axel didn't die? Lucky bastard, no I'm just kidding around Rox. Don't give me that look! Anyway, you're dad is just a religious nut who obliviously is too delusional to see that he lost his sons because of his reaction to him seeing Sora and I."
"My mom said he's still pretty pissed off and refuses to talk to her since the last time she called. She wanted me to tell Sora happy birthday because she can't call him on his big day."
"That's why I love Aerith. Such a nice mom… would've loved her to be my mom. So, Sora's turning eighteen in just a week, what the hell do I get him and what are we going to do for his birthday? I haven't got a single clue," Riku said, changing the subject casually.
Roxas took the bottle off his neck and took a quick sip of water before he said, "We can go to the store and get something for him and maybe some cake mix and some decorations. Then, a dip in the lake? It's going to be a hot ass summer and we haven't really gone swimming since we got here."
"Axel sure as hell wants to go swimming soon. He wants a peek at that body you're always hiding from him. Damn, you're even wearing this huge shirt with shorts. Rox, you're driving him insane."
Roxas blushed and pulled the big shirt he wore to bed over his knees. Riku laughed and went over to the refrigerator to grab the gallon of milk. Roxas chugged back some more water, calming down his thirst and he was starting to feel slightly cooler.
"Chocolate crispy cereal or waffles? It's too freaking hot to cook, so I'm sticking with cereal," Riku said, slamming the milk onto the table and turning towards the cabinet to snag a bowl.
"Grab me a bowl, I'm starving," Roxas whined. Riku grumbled, but got a second bowl anyway.
As Riku reached for the box of cereal on top of the fridge, Sora came strolling in, rubbing his eyes and yawning. Riku threw the box at an unsuspecting Roxas, who just caught it before the box crashed to the floor. The silver haired boy picked the brunette up by the waist and spun him around before he kissed him lightly on the lips. Roxas mumbled to himself and poured himself a bowl of cereal.
"Get a room," Roxas growled as the cereal fell into the bowl. Riku and Sora laughed as they made their way to the island, Riku's arm wrapped around Sora's small waist tightly.
"Roxy jealous because Axel never treats him like this, huh Riku?" Sora teased, dragging the bowl and box of cereal closer to him. Riku grabbed the spoons he had set out for originally him and Roxas, but he took them for Sora and him. Roxas snarled and slid the milk down the smooth table and got up to get himself a new spoon.
"So, why are the both of you up so early?" Sora said, waiting for Riku to finish setting up their breakfast. Roxas scooped a huge bite and shoved it into his mouth so he didn't have to say anything to Sora.
"Rox had… to go to the bathroom and decided it was too hot to fall asleep. I was too hot and needed some air. Now, why are you up?" Riku explained, changing the first part after Roxas glared at him from the side. Sora was in the middle of shoveling cereal into his mouth when he froze and slowly slid the spoon into his mouth. He chewed the food quickly and gulped it down.
"I felt lonely and cold because Riku wasn't there anymore so I got up expecting him to be here and he is," Sora said leaning against Riku who kissed his forehead softly, causing the brunette to blush a bright red.
"Then let's all just stay awake until the ginger bear wakes up," Riku suggested, eating a small bite of food.
"Speaking of a red head, Roxy, when are you going to tell him? It's been two weeks and he just thinks it's all of us hanging out during the summer after graduating high school. You've got to tell him sooner or later it's because dad kicked us out for being gay," said Sora, trying to get Roxas to talk. The blonde swallowed a chunk of stuck together cereal and shivered.
"I'll tell Axel when I feel like it," Roxas mumbled, poking at his cereal.
"Tell Axel what?" asked the red head, now entering the kitchen. Roxas froze and his spoon dropped to the bowl. Snapping back into reality, he shook his head and looked up at Axel, who was now behind Roxas and draping his arms on his shoulders. Axel bent down and kissed Roxas on the lips and pulled away grinning.
"Never mind, so the gang's all up before sunrise? What the hell is this?" Axel asked, laughing.
"It's too damn hot to sleep Ax, you should notice that Mister Too-Hot-Body-Heat," Roxas mumbled, eating more cereal.
"Sorry, what was that? All I heard was 'Mister Too-Hot-Body.' Wow Roxy, good to know you do notice me!" Axel smiled. Roxas elbowed him in the stomach and that made the other two laugh.
"Since we're all up I saw we all go for a morning swim or find a way to go back to sleep," Sora offered, grabbing the empty bowl and setting it in the sink.
"I'm choosing sleep," said Roxas, giving his half eaten bowl of cereal to Axel, who immediately began to devour it.
"Aw Roxy, you're such a bummer and weren't you complaining about us not going swimming since we've been here?" Riku chuckled darkly.
"I don't give a crap. So, you guys can go on a head. Roxas needs his sleep," yawned the blonde, stretching his arms.
"Such a party pooper! Alright, see you in a few hours Rox. You'll miss all the fun," said Sora, climbing onto Riku's lap. Roxas rolled his eyes and went trudging back up the stairs, even more tired than he was before he went to bed. He could hear them talking rather loudly as he entered his room with Axel.
Roxas closed the door and just flopped down on the bed, the rotating fan still positioned at the end of the bed, cooling Roxas down. He closed his eyes and waited only a few minutes for sleep to come to him, surprisingly. The blonde was off snoring quickly, spreading out across the bed. It certainly was much cooler than it was with the massive space heater sleeping next to him.
A brilliant and yet evil idea came across Axel once he entered the room where Roxas slept. He figured the others would go along with his plan as soon as he told them. Axel laughed silently and grabbed his swim suit from inside his dresser. The red head tip toed out of the room and ran next door to tell Riku and Sora his ingenious plot.
"Shush! You'll wake him up!" Axel whispered, carefully holding Roxas' upper body.
"Well, sorry! I mean, I almost fell down the stairs, so I apologize for yelping out of fright," Riku snarled as he walked backwards down the stairs and supporting Roxas' legs. Sora somewhat helped by holding Roxas' middle part of his body. The boy must've been extremely tired seeing as how they could all carry him down the stairs without waking him up.
"Sora! Get the door!" Axel said, jerking his chin towards the front door. Sora obediently reached for the door and yanked it open, letting the two of them walk out with Roxas.
It was only an hour after Roxas fell asleep did Axel set his plan into action. They were all changed and ready to go and that's when they crept into Axel and Roxas' room and picked him up. Poor Roxas didn't even see it coming.
Axel walked them out into water deep enough to reach his knees. He mouthed one, two and then three. On three, he and Riku let Roxas fly into the chilly water. Roxas flopped around, his crystal blue eyes opening in fright as he splashed around helplessly. Axel and Riku fell backwards, holding their sides in laughter. Sora tried to stifle his laughter as he watched his brother piece together what had just happened. Roxas stopped squirming and sat upright in the water. He looked at the two older boys hollering in laughter.
"Assholes," he growled, splashing water onto them. Axel didn't even seem fazed by it, so Roxas leapt onto him and bringing him down into the cold water. His giant shirt clung to his small frame and Roxas was already shivering uncontrollably.
"Good morning my little ray of sunshine!" Axel said, kicking water on the now standing and very pissed off Roxas. Roxas looked at Axel who kept a wide grin spread on his face and he couldn't help but let his hard shell crack and he hugged Axel.
"I'll stay for a little while I guess," Roxas shrugged. Axel kissed his forehead and winked.
"Perfect," he said, pushing Roxas back into the water, with booming laughs following.
Hello guys! Since Whisked Away is done, I figured I'd kick up a new story.
So, here's Don't Ever Look Back!
If you didn't already notice, I got the feeling for this story from the song Check Yes Juliet by We The Kings. I'd recommend the acoustic version, but the regular is just as good!
Anyway, this story won't be so set in stone. I guess.
For WA, I tried to get a chapter out every week on every Monday... and that was too much.
I've got so much going on in my life right now, so chapters for DELB will be whenever I can. So this means, it could be two over a course of two days or one this week and another in a month or so.
Got it memorized? Oh my God. I can't believe I just wrote that. I'm such a nerd. Snort Snort.
Also, if you may not get something in a story, leave a review and I'll be glad to either PM you back or just fix up your confusion in the next chapter!
Don't be afraid to talk to me... I don't bite.
I think my main pairings for this one will be... AkuRoku & SoRiku.
There's a possiblity of a Zemyx or even AkuDemy. Maybe RikRoku! YOU'LL JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE. DUN DUN DUUUN!
OH RIGHT. I need this...
Disclaimer: I don't own Kingdom Hearts.
But if I did, let's just say certain people wouldn't have died *cough cough* Axel & Demyx *cough* and certain people would've. *cough cough* Kairi *cough*
And Roxas would still be with us :3
I think that's it... Well.
I'm done with my useless rambling. I'll let you get out of here.
Review and favourite :]