Title: Brother, My Brother
Category: Trigun
Genre: Drama/Poetry
Summary: A one-shot song-fic to the song "Brother, My Brother"; Two brothers argue...one dark, one light...and one refuses to fight any longer. Slight spoilers, only if you haven't seen Trigun all the way through yet.
Rating: PG...should be higher, because it's depressing but, eh...

I'm back again. Can I just say that this idea has been bugging me ever since seeing Under a Sky so Blue? It has...and I should've written it down sooner. The song is from the first Pokemon movie; groan, moan, do whatever at the mention of it; I didn't like it either. But this song yelled at me that it could apply to Trigun too, so...here I am. It sort of goes over the whole series...


Blessid Union of Souls "Brother My Brother"

Vash tumbled to the sand, tears stinging his eyes. He brought a hand to tenderly touch his brusied cheek.

"Stop it, Knives!"

Said being kicked his brother in the stomach.

"Shut up, Vash! They're nothing! Stop trying to protect them, you fool!"

Vash struggled to his feet and charged at Knives, slipping up several times in the shifting sands. Eyes met, and bodies clashed. Vash screamed as a knife tore across his arm.

Brother my brother
Tell me what are fighting for
We've got to end this war

The spiky haired plant fell to the ground, curling himself up in a fetal position. His brother sheathed the knife and kicked him roughly in the back.

"Get up...we've got a while to travel."

Vash didn't move, which earned him another kick to the back. He started crying.

We should love one another
Oh, can't we just pretend
This war never began

"Why do you hate them so much, Knives?"

The plant hybrid sighed.

"You know what they did..to..I think they called it Earth. They're greedy self-centered creatures, Vash. They deserved to die."

"But you killed Rem!"

"Shut up!"

Another slap to the cheek. Just like so many he'd received before. It still hurt though.

We can try

Brother my brother
---
"They're worthless, Vash"

"You're wrong!"

Vash held the gun in his quaking hands, biting at his lip to keep from crying.

"You do not have the right to decide who dies!"

Knives chuckled.

"Oh my...you still want to save the spiders, don't you, Vash?"

"Stop it!"

Bang.

We face each other from different sides
The anger burns can't remember why
It's kind of crazy to cause so much pain
Our foolish pride makes us hate this way

Knives winced at the pain in his leg and hobbled forward, grabbing his brother by the throat.

"You shot me. Again," his voice was calm. His grip grew tighter.

"Rem..." Vash gasped. Knives' furrowed his brow and slammed Vash into the wall again.

We watch our world fall apart
Tell me what good is winning
When you lose your heart

Vash fell to the floor, angry red marks on his pale skin.

"Why are we fighting? Why, Knives?"

He turned around.

Brother my brother
Tell me what are fighting for
Isn't life worth so much more

"What if someone came after us like you come after them; slaughtering us like animals?"

Knives was silent for a moment.

"I wouldn't let them; they'd be dead beforehand"

Vash rose to his feet.

"What if you couldn't fight back? What if you didn't expect it?"

We should love one another
Oh, can't we just pretend
This war never began

"You're being foolish, dear brother. Of course I'd expect it. We're different. Better"

"That's not true!"

"What?"

"You're no better than they are, killing them like you do!"

"Shut up Vash"

A blow hit Vash's face.

Tell me why
Brother my brother

He didn't move.

"I'm serious, Knives. You aren't any better. Leave them alone"

We can try
Brother my brother
---
"You still won't give up?"

A smirk graced Vash's face.

"You've been killing people to get to me...even Wolfwood"

Gun faced gun.

Let's take a moment and look deep inside
And say we'll learn to give love a try

"You're not like them Vash. You're not human. But," a smirk, "you let them hurt you...you're as weak as they are"

When matters differ as we seem to be
There's so much more to me than what you see

"I could never be. They won't fight back."

"And you will?"

Knives laughed.

"The only way to save this place...and our kin; they all have to die, Vash. You know that."

"That's not true!"

You don't have to be this way
Think about the consequences
Turn around and walk away

"Not true, not true; damn, what are you, a broken record?"

A shot rang, darting into Vash's shoulder. Knives strolled casually to his brother's side.

"Just kill me now, if I'm that much in your way," Vash growled, "I don't care"

"Oh no," Knives' tone was smooth, "you're going to help me"

"No! Life is worth more than that!"

Brother my brother
Tell me what are fighting for
Isn't life worth so much more
We should love one another

"Perhaps your's, Vash...but not theirs."

Oh, can't we just pretend
This war never began
Tell me why
Brother my brother

"Why Knives? Why do you hate them?"

"You know what they did..to..I think they called it Earth. They're greedy self-centered creatures, Vash. They deserved to die."

"But you killed Rem!"

"Shut up!"

This time, it was another gunshot.

Brother my brother
Tell me what are fighting for
Isn't life worth so much more
We should love one another

"They hate you, Vash. I do things and they blame you for it. Why do you..."

"Because..."

"Because of Rem, right? You always did adore her. She's dead, Vash! She can't help you now!"

"Can't we just pretend this war never began?"

"No"

And the bullet shells fell like rain.

Tell me why
Brother my brother