Author: Nanashi Wanderer PM
AU: Hare's death set Shu Ouma down a very dark path. Becoming King, he starts to change. Burdens are heaped upon him and he is forced to make harsh decisions. Relationships shift around him as desperation sets in. Who will stand by him in the end?Rated: Fiction M - English - Drama/Romance - Ayase S. & Shu O. - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,862 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 10-04-12 - Published: 04-16-12 - id: 8030675
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Disclaimer: I do not own Guilty Crown.
"Become a kind king."
Those were the last words Shu Ouma heard from one of his dearest friends. Tears welled up in his eyes as he stared at the spot within his arms, where only a few moments earlier, Hare Menjou had rested as he watched her die. Actually, die was both the correct and incorrect term here; he had watched her crystallize before shattering and spreading to the wind.
Managing to pick himself up off of the ground, Shu started to make his way back to the others. Limping slightly as he moved, the teen could barely focus on where he was going. The pain from watching Hare die stung far worse than he expected. Having witnessed so much death already, he was hoping to at least be given a break from it for a little while. Fate didn't seem to think that way and for that reason, the cold sensation currently spreading through his body seemed just.
Noticing his friends, Shu stumbled forwards. Mind racing with the thoughts on what just happened and how it had led up to this. Catching sight of Souta, he felt a wave of unbridled emotion flood through him. Anger and pain screamed at him, calling out for Souta's blood. It was his fault, his fault that Hare died, his fault that Shu felt like he lost one of the only people he truly cared about. However, they were all still under attack and that needed to be dealt with first.
Emotionlessly he searched out Inori. Her void was going to be necessary for him to end this fighting. Spotting her, Shu made his approach. Reaching her, he could tell that he intimidated her. She was nervous of what he was going to do and he couldn't blame her. Yet, that did not change his mind in the slightest. Locking eyes, he prepared to draw out her void. However, Inori resisted violently. Fear laced her expression as she felt the opening waves that signified the Void Genome working. Shu ignored the fear and violent reactions. He needed her void and nothing was going to stop him.
Forcing the girl to the ground, his consciousness was screaming at him to think about what he was doing, while his anger and pain were encouraging him. Giving into his dark emotions, he reached into her, knowing that this was the end of his relationship with Inori. Violating her like this, all so that he could fight. Yet he didn't care. Inori wasn't Hare. She didn't understand his idiosyncrasies. She didn't believe in him unconditionally. She was a tool that Gai had used against him and he was now using against the GHQ. Finishing his struggle with her, his right hand made it past her arms and into her chest, withdrawing the blade that lay within. A terrified and pained scream burst from her lips, but he tuned it out. His mind was focused on what needed to be done next.
Leaving the girl on the ground, Shu stood, reaching his full height. A blank, almost dead look was in his eyes as he faced the Endlaves that were attacking them. With a strangled cry emanating from his mouth, he lunged into the fray.
Darting and weaving amongst the Endlaves, he cut down each and every one in a flurry of strokes. Like an artist with a brush, he leapt from spot to spot, tearing them apart with ease. Each of his movements looking as natural as a dancer, rehearsed and fluid as if he had years of practice.
To Shu, it felt like an eternity as he danced from one to the next. To his onlookers, it was only a few seconds, a minute or two at most. Soon enough, there was nothing left to destroy and Shu released his hold over Inori's Void. However, that was when he felt a return of his anger. Turning his attention to Souta, the other boy began to apologize profusely. Shu's eyes showed nothing, but pain, yet his body language betrayed his immense and nearly uncontrollable anger.
Pouncing on Souta, he began punching him, crying out his rage and hurt over his stupidity and how it had led to Hare's death. The feeling of wet red blood on his knuckles was comforting and he wanted more of it, he wanted Souta to bleed for what had happened to Hare. He wanted him to feel the same pain. Yet he knew he couldn't do that. The emotional pain he was suffering could not be inflicted upon Souta with his fists, however that did not stop him from trying.
Shu would've continued in his assault if it hadn't been for two pairs of hands dragging him off of the bleeding boy. Once again he could hear voices in the air, but he ignored them. Changing them from coherent words and making them an annoying buzzing that encompassed him. They had no right to reprimand him for his actions. He had just lost the most important person in his life and they couldn't care less.
As he thought that, a single coherent word began echoing in his mind. Hare's voice spoke it and repeated it over and over. Once he caught on to what it was saying, he gained a wicked smile. Yes, he would do that. With his power and his new position within the school, he would be able to do this. Plans sped through his mind, nothing concrete, but the beginning of ideas.
Steeling his gaze, Shu glanced at everyone around him. Taking in all of their nervous expressions, he felt his urge to dissuade their fears build up. He fought it down. It wasn't needed at this point. It was far too late for him to turn back.
"I will become King" he stated coldly.
Those four words were not what any of his 'friends' had expected. Watching him in shock, Shu felt the urge to assure them it wasn't going to be a bad thing. However, he still managed to prevent his voice from betraying him. Standing tall, proud and strong he was pleased to see Yahiro's approving nod. Things were going to change.
Taking a look over each of those gathered, he came to a final stop upon Ayase, his wheelchair bound friend. Meeting her eyes, he struggled to read her emotions. He became discouraged after watching the others, seeing as only Yahiro had given his approval. However, he knew that there was no backing down now. He was ready to take up the mantle of king. Nothing was going to stop him as he led all of them out of the quarantine.
A/N: Okay, so here is the end of the prologue for my first Guilty Crown (multi-chapter) fic. I hope it was enjoyable. Now, this is going to be an AU fic (as I always place that for safety) that holds an alternate path for Shu's time as King. I plan on this story being a deep tale that extends the series timeline and gives room for more character development. I also want to make Shu into a very dark hero, one who is placed into increasingly uncomfortable situations as well as being forced to confront a dark side to himself, one that could lead him down a number of darker paths.
This will also be a very slow build romance between Shu and Ayase. I don't want them jumping one another immediately. Instead I want them to actually build a relationship. This relationship will delve into the themes of friendship, sex, loyalty, and trust, amongst others. It's a grandiose plan, but it's one I'm going to be going all out on. I'm actually hoping that this can be a chance to greatly improve my writing as I use characters I really enjoy. So, until next time,
P.S. I will be updating this as often as I can, as well as starting a fic for Ore no Imouto. Between the two of these and any one-shots I decide to write, that will be the extent of my fanfics for the next while. I hope you all enjoy.