I had a 2 week break a little while ago but I didn't update because I was going around the place doing stuff (and having a birthday party. Yay me I'm 19 now)
I'll try and update at least once a month (twice if time allows)
I think a small cool down is in order.
Disclaimer – Me's does not own Kingdom Hearts but have copies of me's own. Plotline is mine. Idea came from playing Sims.
Early the next morning Axel was the first to wake. It was still dark outside. Axel groaned in pain as he realised he was lying on his broken hand. Turning back onto his left he looked out the window. Not a cloud in the sky but it was windy. Being in a house made on concrete the wind didn't whistle in and out the cracks nor was their any sound of creaking.
Axel sat up, the bed creaking slightly. He glanced over to Roxas, checking to see if he didn't wake him. Not even a movement. Only with the small snores coming from the blonde did you know he was alive.
Looking out the window again Axel sighed. His hand was really hurting and the doctors said not to take the morphine tablets during the night. He knew it was for a reason but the need for one was great.
Axel pushed the thought aside. He didn't want to worry everyone again. He's done enough damage already. What he needed was a distraction. 'Outside' the wind seemed to be calling. So why not?
Slowly Axel got out of bed. The wind may not be causing any sounds in the house, but he never trusted himself when it came to sneaking out. He couldn't even be bothered to grab his shirt that lay at the end of the bed, or borrow Roxas' dressing gown that hung on the edge of the wardrobe door. His trousers would have to do, maybe his shoes.
Sneaking out the house was fairly easy actually. He was expecting something to appear under his feet and have someone wake up and spot him. But no. Nothing. Axel went out the back, shivering as the cold air hit his warm body like a ton of bricks. It was colder than he thought, but he kept going until he sat on one of the wooden chairs.
Axel leaned back in the chair, looking up at the cloudless sky. The stars shun in all their brilliance without the moon there blocking their light. 'When was the last time I stopped and looked at the stars?' Axel asked himself. He smiled to himself as he played the childish game of dot-to-dot, making faces, words and animals. He didn't know the real constellations so he made up his own. One of which was a cat being chased by a dog. It only came out during the Autumn so maybe he could find it.
Sadly no. It wasn't there yet. 'Give it a month and it'll be there.' He continued to gaze at the stars, spelling out a very lopsided 'Roxas' along with his own. A twig snapping somewhere to Axel's right startled him. 'Have they found me?' was the only thought doing through his head. Some more twigs snapped getting louder and louder, only making Axel's heart rate rise by the second.
Something big flew over the fence aimed at Axel. On instinct he ducked. But that didn't stop the onslaught. More and more sticks were being thrown over the fence, along with some footballs and surprisingly a small plastic chair fit for a child. All that was left was the kitchen sink and Axel could make his very own stick house.
The onslaught didn't stop as Axel was forced off the chair as a branch was thrown in his direction. 'What the heck is this guy's problem?' It was either someone who hated Axel, or someone was really bored and decided to play target practice with him as the target. So far, the aiming was pretty good; there was at most a meter gap from where Axel was originally to where he jumped to.
The attack stopped and up popped a child's head and shoulder. "Ge' off of Roxy's chair! That's not yours! Go away!" She couldn't have been more than six years old with bright red hair draping down past her thin shoulders. In the dark her eyes looked black with a deep scowl on her face.
'The chair?' Axel glanced over to the chair currently standing in the middle of the garden. "I'm not sitting on the chair" he called.
"But you wear" she hissed.
"It's pronounced 'were'"
"I don' care!" Another large stick was thrown at him. Just barely getting out of the way Axel ran for the fence. Being just a foot higher than he was, it was and easy jump up. Grabbing the top with his left hand and using his feet as braces, Axel towered over the young girl. Yet she didn't move, not even a flinch.
Axel smirked at the girl's bravery. "I have to say, I'm impressed." The girl smirked back at him.
"Got it all from Roxy" she said proudly. "He said I should be tough and not let anyone push me over." Axel's smirk changed to a smile and brought his broken hand to rest on her head.
"I gotta say, you are one tough little girl. What's your name?" The girl pulled herself up to sit on the fence. Axel could see that she hadn't been standing on anything, just holding herself up in a similar way that he was. Axel jumped down and she followed, nearly falling over when she hit the ground.
She held her arms out to steady herself. "My name's Sakura, after the cherry blossom trees."
"Gentle name for a tough girl, good combination." Axel pointed to himself. "Name's Axel. I'm staying here with Sunnie's family for a while."
"Did something happen?" asked Sakura, looking around at the amount of sticks and a branch she threw. Trust a little kid to have a natural curiosity about everything.
Axel scratched the back of his head. "Yea you could say that." Now Axel could get a good look at Sakura. She wasn't wearing pajamas as he thought she might, instead, wearing a long sleeved checkered jumper with connected pockets at the bottom, her jeans were black and ripped at the knees and white bulky runners on her feet obvious for rough activities. On her neck she wore a cherry blossom choker chain with the letter 'S' hanging off just underneath. Her hair was longer like he thought; down past her knees hanging loosely. What caught Axel off guard was the black around Sakura's eyes. She couldn't be wearing make up at her age.
Axel winched as Sakura gently held Axel's broken hand. It reminded him of how Roxas held it before he was rushed to hospital. "What happened to your hand? Did you get in a fight?" Was fighting always on her mind?
"No actually. I…I did something stupid." Sakura examined the hand, wanting to take it all in. Carefully she turned it, gently touching places that just so happened to hurt the most.
"I broke my hand once. Roxy healed it." Axel chuckled.
"He healed it?"
"Of course he did. He knows a lot on med…medi…mediclinal stuff."
"Yea whatever." Sakura held Axel's hand up to his chest. "Keep it up. That way the muscles don't squish it." Axel marveled at her knowledge on medical practices.
So not to offend the girl Axel held his hand up and knelt down on one knee to meet her eyes. "For someone of your age, you know a lot on medicine." Sakura smiled brightly.
"I wanna be like my mamma. She's a healer and I will be too!" Her eyes sparkled in a way Axel could only imagine a child could hold. "She uses plants and herbs though."
"You remind me of Sunnie. He wants to be one too." Sakura giggled. "Shouldn't you be in bed at this hour? I'm sure you have school in a few hours." The giggling stopped and the girl looked down at her feet. Sakura began fidgeting with the hem of her jumper and swaying back and forth.
"I…I can't sleep. Mamma says that…ever since I was born…I've never slept. I don't even feel like sleeping it looks really weird." She traced the black around her eyes. "And the black means I'm really tired but I'm not." She looked up slowly, expecting Axel to call her a freak and walk back inside. But he didn't.
Instead, Axel messed her hair. "You're expecting me to run away aren't you?" Sakura didn't say anything, scared what he would think. "Everyone's different. I'm sure you'll be able to sleep someday." Surprised, Sakura slowly smiled and nodded.
"You know what Roxy told me?"
"No I don't."
"He said, whenever I wear this jumper, I'll defiantly be whatever I want to be." Axel eyed the checkered jumper.
"Was this his?" he asked, feeling the soft fabric between his fingers.
"Yep. He said he wore it all the time and then he gave it to me for my birthday last year." Axel chuckled. He really didn't see Roxas as a person who would want children, but taking care of people seemed to come naturally to him.
Axel moved to sit down on one of the garden chairs again, being sure not to sit on Roxas' one. He didn't want Sakura to start throwing sticks at him again. Oh right. The sticks. Now that he thought of it, the garden was littered with sticks, big and small, including that branch that sat in the middle. "You know, we're going to have to clean this is up."
Sakura smirked and ran back to the fence, jumping up and easily climbing to the top. "Sorry but you're on your own. Mamma will be waking up soon and you don't want to see her angry in the morning. BYE!" And with that a small thump from the opposite side was heard along with cheeky giggling.
Axel scowled. She seriously didn't expect him to believe that lie right? He's heard that one too many times to know when someone's lying. After all, Axel used that excuse a few times himself; slightly modified but pretty much the same excuse.
The sky was beginning to light up, yet sun still hadn't risen. It wouldn't be long until it would, and with that the household. Axel didn't have a lot of time to clean up the whole garden and he really didn't want to clean it anyway. Now was the perfect time for an excuse.
'You know what? If they ask, I'll just say it was windy.' Happy with his quick thinking, Axel walked inside, being quiet doing so. Partly closing the door, he got the shock of his life when the kitchen light was turned on. Instead of the door closing quietly like he wanted, it ended up slamming, ringing through the quiet house.
"I see you're awake." It was only Roxas, standing next to the light switch in his white dressing gown. "How long?"
Axel scratched the back of his head, slightly embarrassed that Roxas was the one causing him a heart attack. "A while" he answered. Roxas looked out the window towards the scattered sticks.
"I see Sakura attacked you. What did you do?" He wasn't angry, or surprised, or even displaying any emotion.
"You should go back to bed." Axel pushed Roxas by the shoulders, even using his broken hand. It was technically just sitting on Roxas' shoulder but it would work. "You're tired and lacking emotion." Roxas stopped him and pushed Axel's hands away, being careful of the broken one.
"No. This happens sometimes." Roxas rubbed the sleep from his eyes. "I just had a bad dream is all."
"And I could hear you yelling." Silence fell between the two of them. Axel had no idea what to say. He never realised he was yelling as Sakura bombarded him with everything she could get her hands on.
"I was?" Roxas nodded.
"I'm surprised my mom and dad didn't wake up, or at least my dad being a soldier and all." Roxas shrugged and moved to the couch, throwing himself onto his stomach which his face pressed into one of the cushions. "Foooooow hired."
Axel couldn't help but chuckle to himself and moved to sit on the ground in front of the couch, his back leaning against it. Roxas turned his head to look at the TV, debating to turn it on or not. The controller was just sitting on the small table beside the couch, he could easily watch it.
Then again, Sora's room was just behind them and his parents were just on the other side of the wall where the TV sat. The blonde groaned in annoyance and shoved his head back into the cushion. The last time he had a nightmare and decided to watch the telly, Terra came out and pulled the plug out. Well he did just return for a small vacation that day, so that didn't help the situation.
Once again Axel couldn't help but chuckle. For once, Roxas was being childish instead of his usual depressed, angered and perverted (in Axel's view) self.
A smack on Axel's head made him stop. "Hey, what was that for?" he asked, rubbing the back of his head and glaring at Roxas.
"Fop afing a' me!" came Roxas' muffled voice. Axel continued glaring at Roxas until something bright shun in his eyes. Startled, Axel jumped and covered his eyes with his hands. Muffled laughter could be heard coming from Roxas. How the blonde knew Axel jumped was beyond him.
"I am going to kill you one day you know that Sunnie" he joked, removing his hands only to squint as the sun's rays beat into the room. "Already? How long was I outside for?" No reply came to him. Roxas had stopped laughing too.
Axel raised an eyebrow. 'He didn't just suffocate himself did he?' Slowly, Axel rose to his feet, keeping an eye on Roxas. 'He's planning something I know it.' Tentatively he shook Roxas' shoulder. There was no response. Annoyed, Axel shook harder. Again nothing happened. "Haha, very funny Sunnie. You can stop now." Roxas lay still.
It wasn't the right thing to do, but Axel grabbed hold of Roxas' hair and lifted his head. There was no yelling and screaming in pain, no protest for that matter. The blonde's eyes were shut and his mouth hung open. Gentle snores could be heard. He was asleep. Just like that. Roxas had fallen back asleep.
Axel smiled. If only he could do that all those times he woke up in the middle of the night. He gently laid Roxas' head back onto the cushion, turning it to the side so he wouldn't suffocate.
Axel moved to walk away. He should really go and gather those sticks, even if his previous thoughts were to lie and not have to do any work. But he kind of felt guilty now that he's spent a little time with Roxas, even if he did whack him across the head.
A step forward and Axel found himself unable to move further. A hand had stretched out and taken hold of his trouser leg. "Don't go." Axel turned his head around to see Roxas staring blankly ahead. He wasn't asleep. He was faking.
"Get some sleep. You have school soon." The grip on his trousers tightened. Axel sighed. Even with the lack of emotion Roxas was strong. Too strong for his own good. He gave in. "Sit up." Roxas did so and Axel sat next to him, his right arm lying on top of the couch.
Roxas took his as an invitation and latched onto Axel, his arms around his waist and head resting on his shoulder. He was warm, despite having been outside in the bone chilling wind that would leave anyone with pneumonia.
It was uncomfortable with Roxas' lying on his shoulder. They needed a more comfortable position, even if he was to receive death glares from Terra and have another threat shot his way. Both it meant that both Axel and Roxas wouldn't end up being stiff or sore afterwards.
Axel moved to rest his back on the couch and his head on the armrest. His legs were off the couch slightly awkwardly but it wasn't uncomfortable. Roxas was pulled down to rest on Axel's chest, his hands still around the redhead's waist. Axel's right hand rested on Roxas' back while his other hung off the couch, swinging lazily back and forth.
There was a notable blush across the blonde's cheeks, but for once Axel paid no mind to it. Roxas had a nightmare and asked for Axel's comfort. "Axel?"
And I'm done. Took me a while to write this due to constant writers block. Anyone experience that? It sucks doesn't it? The last part wasn't very good in my opinion so I may change that in the future
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