Lost (in) dreams

Summary: Kakyou's journey through a broken dream. Written for a friend, rating for... don't know... same as ever.

Disclaimer: I don't own X, the characters, the plot, etc.



He opened his eyes slowly, trying to get used to the glaring light around him. It wasn't the first time he had seen the sun, but he couldn't remember it to be THAT bright.

As he had got used to the light, a blonde girl rushed past him. The smile on her face stretched from one ear to the other. "Daddy!"

"Kazuki." A low voice answered. "You know you shouldn't run that fast." Kakyou turned to look at the man, but the sunbeams hid his face. "Daddy" the girl continued "I love you so much! I wanna marry you!" He watched the man nodding in response and repeating the line. Then, as the leaves fell, the vision got blurred and changed it's look.

It was no longer the pleasant atmosphere of a summer day, but the cold, dead atmosphere of a sickroom. He didn't need to search his surroundings for the little girl. It was enough to see her parents cry in grief and despair, hearing the whimpering and the fear within.

As the whimpering had stopped, the child's father stepped forward, grabbing his little girl's pale hand. He really looked a lot like KAMUI. "I'll not let you go, Kazuki." He whispered. "I'll find a way to bring you back to life. I promise..."

The vision disappeared again, leaving empty, cold darkness around his fragile body. This must have been the dream of a broken soul - he already knew such nightmares from the Seal's Kamui and their yin-yang-master. But this was something different.

Taking a few steps through the icy darkness, he searched for the dreamer, then froze as the vision changed again.

There were cables, computers, between all the technology: blank faces. No emotions, no life. Monotonous speech between the ticking and the whirring of the computers –another dead place. On the door to his left, the symbol of Tojyo was written.

"What are you doing here?" A familiar voice disturbed his search and made the vision crumble. He turned around slowly, focusing the dreamer. "So it is you." Kakyou asked softly. "I couldn't be sure until I saw that lab." The boy's sad eyes turned away from the dreamgazer. And now you probably think a mindless drone can't dream anything, don't you... "A sad smile covered Kakyou's lips, as he shook his head. "How could I? I've just seen one of your dreams, so there must be something, right?"

The Angel's focused each other again, both looking for a reaction... both finding nothing.

The vision of the summer day built up again, making Kakyou sigh slightly. "Don't you ever want to go somewhere else?"

"Where should I?"

A long sigh came out of Kakyou's mouth. If Hokutu was there, she would have grabbed Nataku and had not let him go, until he had finally found a place or a person he... yes, a person... A sneaky smile crept across his lips. If THAT didn't work...

The vision changed into the sickroom atmosphere again, as the dreamgazer tried to come up with his idea. "Nataku..." The boy gave some sideways glances to him, but his attention lingered on his crying parents. 'Dreaming a nightmare over and over again can't be good' Kakyou thought glumly, but all to clearly he remembered the time, wen he had been the same. "You want me to take you to her?"

Nataku gave him a puzzled look, but didn't have the time to answer, as the vision already changed again. They were no both standing in a church. Only a few candles lightened the hall, so he couldn't really recognize the person in front of the altar.

"Well, I'd better go now."

The boy turned around quickly, but the dreamgazer was already gone.

"You here?" He turned to the altar again, finally recognizing the person in front. Her fiery eyes focused him softly.

A.N.: I guess you all know who she is... r&r please.