Summery: Zelos sneaks out from Altessa's during the night after being summoned by Lord Yggdrasill. But Zelos' stubborn attitude is starting to make Yggdrasill angry... and morals mean nothing to him.
Warnings: Shounen-ai, a little violence, cursing.
Pairing: Yggdrasill x Zelos

Obedience and Pain

Staring down at the light blue floor, I started to wonder why the hell Yggdrasill wanted to see me. Getting out of Altessa's house had been pretty simple–everyone was still wiped from finding out that Kratos was Lloyd's father, and all that, and had fallen asleep. Sighing, I continued to stare down at the floor...that is, until I heard a deep voice call my name:


Yggdrasill...y'know, I always wanted to ask the man if he always flew–his wings were always out. Though, instead, I bow slightly while keeping my head lowered, "Yes...Lord Yggdrasill. Lady Pronyma said that you wanted to talk to me?"

"Yes, that's right. I have a question to ask of you..."

I gave him a questioning look and furrowed my brows, "Yes, what is it?"

He floated forward and placed a hand on my shoulder, "How has Lloyd's group been treating you?"

My face dropped a little, "Well...compared to before, I guess I can say worse. They pretty much just ignore me now."

"So, you will not be having second thoughts about leaving them?"

I stared at him for a while before laughing half-heartedly, and smirked. "'Course not. What gave you that idea?"

Yggdrasill removed his hand and then crossed his arms. "I sent Kratos to them to keep tabs on the Chosen of Sylvarent. But from what Pronyma has been telling me, Kratos has been leaking information to them."

"Well, Lord Yggdrasill, he did help us fight Forcystus–you know, one of the Desian Grand Cardinals."

"I know, I have heard. Do you think I can trust him?"

I recoiled. What the hell? Him...of all people, asking me that? "Um, can't say. I mean, I wouldn't want to get on the man's bad side."

"Do not worry, nothing will happen to you, trust me."

I stepped back a little–he was starting to scare me. Well, not really...he's always managed to scared me. "Then, if that's the case, no, you can't trust him. Ll-" I paused, narrowing my eyes. "Uh...Lord Yggdrasill, what did you do to Kratos? I asked Lloyd where he was back there and he said you took him away."

Yggdrasill chuckled a very disturbing chuckle and closed his eyes. "I tortured him. I'm sure he will not be doing any thing of that sort ever again."

I laughed weakly, "Right. Anyway, Lloyd has always asked him to help up–but you know Kratos, how he never answers to anyone. 'Course, I've been telling those idiots not to trust him, but they ignore me. Because I'm right."

He reached out and stroked my cheek (needless to say, I was pretty stunned from that). "I know Zelos, humans can be so cruel." He then wrapped his arms around me, resting his cheek on my head.

I shivered...what the hell... Involuntarily, I pushed him away (it was a light shove, though). "Get off, damn it. I don't need your type to be friendly with me." I immediately hiss to myself and wince. Just what the hell was wrong with me? I was surly going to get it now; I moved my eyes to Yggdrasill. He looked...

Kind of sad.

No that couldn't be. I shut my eyes and shook my head, then I reopened them, and stared at him again. Now he looked totally serious...and really mad.

Oh damn.

"I can't believe you would say such a thing. I'm the one doing you a favor, you ungrateful wretch!"

Yeah, he was pretty pissed; although he wasn't screaming, when Yggdrasill used contractions, you could tell he was pissed.

"Forgive me, Lord Yggdrasill. I wasn't thinking..."

He simply glared down at me, "After what you said? And to think...I was going to relieve you of your title of Chosen." He stated in a matter-of-fact voice, "But, if you really want me to forgive you, you must beg me."

I immediately got to my knees and said: "Please excuse my stupidity. Is there anyway I can please you?"

Yggdrasill gave me another disturbing laugh. "Say it louder, what was the second to the last part you said? Repeat it."

What a freaking dominator–Sheena had nothing on him. "I-I said is there anyway I can please you?"

He drifted towards me slowly, "Get up."

I obeyed, brushing my clothes off idly. He then grabbed my right hand, put it over my head and pushed me against the wall we were near. I winced slightly; fuck, that hurt.

Yggdrasill smiled broadly and moved his face closer to mine. I lowered my brows again; what the hell was he going to do?

"Although I do hate humans, you and Kratos are exceptions." He whispered near my ear.

I had to keep myself from shuddering, his voice sounded so vicious. Well, it was Yggdrasill...

"Humans are cruel." He said softly.

"Half-elves can be also..." I answered back.

Yggdrasill twisted my arm back a little, "A human killed my sister."

"And a half-elf killed my mother."

Yggdrasill narrowed his eyes again–man did he look creepy. "I cannot forgive you humans."

I made a pathetic attempt at a shrug, "Nor can I forgive half-elves."

He tightened his grip, which only caused me to hiss loudly. "Would you just shut your mouth?"

"You shouldn't generalize, Lord Yggdrasill," I answered, my voice holding an obvious mocking tone. "Humans...half-elves...we both can be cruel."

"How much more do I have to do to you before you shut your mouth?" He growled, letting my arm go. I held my shoulder and leaned back against the wall. "And never compare half-elves to your type. Ever."

"Why shouldn't I? The half-elven women killed my mom all because she wanted her daughter, my sister, to be Chosen. Though it was supposed to be directed at doesn't matter." I looked at the Yggdrasill's feet (you know, the one's that weren't even touching the floor). "You know, where was my father during all this? I've been alone ever since, all because of that half-elf." I sighed deeply.


Yggdrasill was being oddly silent.

"Lord Yggdrasill, I beg your leave." I bowed, and turned a little, using my finger to point behind me. "I have to get back to Lloyd's group before they wake up."

"I am sorry, Zelos."

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Did Yggdrasill just say that? I stopped and was about to face him when he put his arms around me again.

"It looks like we both have suffered a lot."

"No kidding."

"But that does not give us the right to hurt others."

It has now occurred to me that Yggdrasill was a hypocrite. He then circled in front of me and stared at my face. I was starting to get nervous–hell, I couldn't even look into the man's eyes.

"I have to go. Everybody will be waking up soon and I don't want them to be suspicious."

Yggdrasill nodded. "Understood." As I began to walk towards the door, he muttered, "I trust you. Do not betray me, like Yuan and Kratos."

I nodded slowly and put my hand on the door. As I was about to turn the handle, Yggdrasill floated up beside me (again) and placed his own on mine. "I do understand that you have to go, but can you just stay for some time?" He put his other hand on the top of my head, like I was his dog or something.

"I can't. Lloyd is always the last to wake–while they're all waiting for him, they'll probably look for me."

Yggdrasill wrapped his arms around me, pulled me back a little, and whispered, "Do you think they actually care about you?"

"No..." I sighed. The man had a point.

"Exactly." He answered.

Before grabbing my face...

And kissing me...roughly...

Now that was a surprise.

Only I found it more surprising when he forced (literally, shoved) his tongue through my somewhat parted lips. I tried to pull back, but Yggdrasill had a death grip on me, so I couldn't resist. All I could really do was mumble.

Finally, he pulled back and gave me a really lame look. "What?"

I just stared back with a surprised face.

"You kissed me!"

"Ok. What of it?"

Man, he acted as if kissing someone out of the blue, especially one of the same sex, was normal. "What of it? What do you mean? We're both...well, guys!"

Yggdrasill rolled his eyes, "You humans worry yourself over the littlest of things. It is not like you."

"Hm, okay then. That doesn't explain why you kissed —"

I didn't even get to finish before he did it again. I was about to knock him away when he stopped kissing me and focused all of his perverted attention on my precious neck. He wasn't even trying to be gentle...


"Shut up." He said back, using a harsh tone. His hands then drifted down (shot down would be a more appropriate term) to my butt, and then he squeezed. I groaned a little; what was his problem?

"Lord Yggdrasill...I have to..."

"I said shut up."

"Lord Yggdrasill!"

Well that got his attention. He quickly let go of me and whipped around.

"Lady Pronyma?" I gasped–her face was priceless.

Her mouth was hanging open and she was practically breaking the door handle.

"Of course, you just come in here and mess everything up." Yggdrasill glared angrily at her, What the hell do you want?"

She quickly pulled herself together. "What about Lord Yuan and the Renegades? We heard they were evacuating..."

Yggdrasill nodded and turned towards me. "Well, Zelos, looks like you have to go back to Lloyd and his group. Don't you dare mess up. And do not betray me." He gave me another kiss and floated out of the room, down the hallway, to somewhere.

Pronyma scowled at me. "Leave Lord Yggdrasill alone, you failure Chosen." Then she hissed–that was hot.

"Can do, Lady Pronyma. I beg your leave." I sauntered out of the room, blowing her a kiss.

She growled as I left.

Don't you dare mess up. And don't betray me. What a domineering bitch. I rubbed my neck and winced. It sure did hurt. Now everyone is going to probably going think I slept with Tabatha or something...

Those fools...