Fandom: Vampire Knight

Pairing: Zero/Yuuki

Rating: K+

Summary: Run away, princess, and feel the pebbles graze your skin and scar your soles and make you fall.

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Run away, princess, and feel the pebbles graze your skin and scar your soles and make you fall.

Run away, and meet your knight who is nothing, but everything that is waiting for you to come home. He, who stood barefooted at the foot of the hill, watching with cold purple eyes as your skin grazes and your soles scar and you fall.

Remember how you waited for this moment to materialize from your dreams to end it all. Look up and see how exactly you have dreamed it to be, not your own ordinary stupid fairytale, where you meet your debonair prince and live happily ever after. The carriage is not waiting for you, and your clothes are tattered, your hair is messed up in dirty curls, of long long long hair like a rope that can never help you from falling. Your skin is grazed, your soles are scarred and you have fallen.

Brand your gaze into everything, even in the in between, not the now, not the while, just all of this moment that you waited to materialize from your dreams to begin it all.

This chase, this running, this chase, this running, this chasing where you run, and run, and run and run away straight, deep, into his arms where you both run from your fears and chase them away. And run away that stupid fairytale and chase that happily ever after.

Know how your knees buckled and how you fell in that raw gaze that screamed your name as if it was the only word he has spoken in his entire life, and it has been the only word and meaning and thought you recognize. Know how much the last drops of your resolve crumble in this meeting of gazes that suddenly became your eternity; know how your grazed skin, and scarred soles and fallen soul walked their way into his where you don't know what to say;

you don't know what to say, you don't know what to say, you don't know what to say, you don't know what to say, you don't know what to say, but it was all thirty words at once with meaning and senselessness.

Run away, princess, and and feel the pebbles graze your skin and scar your soles and make you fall; feel the way his hair whispered your name and how he looked ethereal in your eyes where you both stood under the moonlight atop the hill in this tonight. Feel the way his skin burned against yours, feel the way his eyes pierced into your blood, feel the way the wrinkles in his skin showed, his promise, his everything, all in an effort to live a life only to save you.

Feel the way his forehead brushed into the mutual skin tangled beneath the long long long tangled mass of brown hair, like a rope that cannot save you from falling. Feel the way you are nothing but dying and living at once, in this impossibility, of doing the unforgivable; yet again, yet again, yet again, that nothing can save you.

Forgive yourself and forgive everything else for even trying to hurt him the tiniest of his skins made of broken porcelain. Hold him into your arms as you run away and chase and run away and chase, barefoot and falling. Hold him in your everything, tight, and do not, no, do not, say how the only thing that mattered was that you were together.

Run away, princess, and feel the pebbles graze your skin and scar your soles and make you fall; and be with your knight. Together, face the angel of death who saw you give your life not to him, but all to love.

- end

A/N: No, until the next chapter full of Zero/Yuki love comes out, all I'm going to write is things. Like. This. I shall do this until I splurged and poured out every tragedy in me caused by the bittersweet love story of Zero and Yuuki. This is dedicated to Silver Fantasy because it's all her fault. And oh, listen to Everything by Lifehouse while reading this. Review?