A/N: ...First Kuroshitsuji fic for me. Agni/Soma needs more love. X3 Perhaps I'm a bit biased though. Because Agni's seiyuu also voices Germany in Axis Powers Hetalia, but still. I love this pairing's innocence to pieces…

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Do not own, so please do not sue. -sweatdrop-

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Epiphanies

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He remembered what it was like to have that noose around his neck, with the rough fibers scratching him. It was tight, Agni recalled, almost like a morbid sort of embrace.

A welcoming embrace hadn't been anything he'd ever been terribly used to.

It was such an unfamiliar, strange feeling that Agni wasn't sure if he was supposed to like it or not. Not until later, when he felt Prince Soma's arms around his neck, tenderly caressing and cradling it, and his lips whispering kisses into his ear, did he decide that, yes, he liked it.

Nevertheless, he was surprised for a moment when it seemed to be okay after the first time Prince Soma flung himself around his body. He wasn't choking, his bones weren't snapping, he wasn't dying.

What a surprise that there could be security in another human's touch. There was nothing vulgar when it came to Prince Soma, only care. His eyes were bright and loving, not drunken or lustful.

Agni wondered why he had never tried to trust anyone else before but that noose to bring him peace.

The surprise coming with the noose's embrace had seemed wonderful, but it was only a cheap knock off of the real thing.

Soma loved him more than the noose ever would have been able to, had it gotten the chance, because he could promise to hold Agni more than only that one euphoric time. As well, it was better because Agni could hold Soma back in gracious return.

Fancy that…

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