Author: Jasmine Shigeru
Summary: Vash and Knives after their battle in the oasis.
Author's Note: This is the first story to my Trigun series. There will be 15 in all.
Disclaimer: I do not own the Trigun nor do I wish I do. This is just for my entertainment and whomever wishes to read it. I am not making any profit from this and do not care to for that matter.
By: Jasmine Shigeru
Staring up at the blue sky, I sit outside of the SEEDs ship and I wonder why I did what I did. Why I never returned to the Insurance Girls, the short girl and the big girl. I know their names, Meryl Stryfe and Millie Thompson, but I like to call them short and big. They were my friends. They saved me and I've saved them, more times than they saved me. They were there for me when I just wanted to die. They made me want to live and continue my quest of love and peace.
The girls took care of me when I was dying. They took care of me during my short bout of depression. I had killed a man and was pretty injured myself. They took me some where safe and brought me back to health and once healed, I knew I had to do what needed to be done to save the human race. I had to face my worst challenge, the one person I should hate the most, my brother.
Knives had betrayed me in the most devious of ways. He had become to hate humans during our short lived lives. He wanted them all gone and to ensure their termination, he destroyed our home and killed everyone we knew, including the woman who was like a mother to us. In turn, I turned my back to him when he wanted me by his side to rule and destroy the people on this planet. I couldn't do that. I couldn't see other living beings as something that needed to be exterminated like a bunch of pests. I was taught to believe that everyone deserved to live, even the wicked, but Knives wouldn't have it. He was also taught the same teachings by Rem, our 'mother', but sometime during our life on the SEEDs ship he no longer believed such a thing. He wanted all of humanity to suffer and he wanted me by his side so badly. He had tried every destructive way to get me to see his point of view.
Knives tried to destroy all my ties to humanity and make the world hat e me. He had a group of humans that followed him kill and destroy everything precious to me. He wanted me to fall and realize that I was better than the humans. I had truly gotten to that point, after I killed his head man, Legato. I felt as if there was no point in being, if I could take another's life. During that time, I was certain I would walk down my brother's path if he offered again. If I weren't for the Insurance girls, I wanted be right by my brother's side.
After I was healed I knew what I had to do. I had to fight Knives and prevent him from ever harming another living soul again. I knew that the result could mean his death or even mine, but that was something I was willing to face now. Knives had made sure of that. So, I journeyed into the forever desert that is the planet Gunsmoke and found my brother. I fought Knives and won. I didn't kill him, though I was prepared to. I just couldn't. He was still my brother and I believed everyone deserved to be saved, even him. That's just my way. Instead, I injured him badly, enough for him to remain unconscious for an undeterminable amount of time and out of the way.
After, I defeated my brother; I took him to one of fallen SEEDs ships and placed him in a close confined pod. The ship was a wreck, but livable. No one would bother us. This was a place for us to heal, for my soul and for Knives', his body and hopefully his own soul. I felt that we both needed this, a time away from humanity, but I knew we would also return to the world.
I don't feel I can spend the rest of my long life here, isolated, with no one but Knives to speak to. I want to be out in the world with the humans. I love their way of life. I love… um… Anyway, I want to return home to the girls, but I need to make sure Knives in contained first. I just can't leave him alone and able to move freely once he's healed, not yet. But as soon as he is contained I will find the insurance girls.