Author Notes: Hello to everyone and a Happy 2014! I wanted to post something for today and since my TMS chapter is nowhere near ready, here is a short crossover that was born after a conversation with my daughter some time back. Like my other crossover fics, there is very little plot, some tongue-in-cheek humour and is best read with a very large pinch of salt :) No slash this time.
Summary: One villain isn't all that different from another, despite what they think. Featuring Voldemort and Naraku.
Disclaimer: Harry Potter is the brainchild of JK Rowlings while Inuyasha belongs to Rumiko Takahashi.
- Story Start -
One night, Voldemort found himself all alone in a small clearing in a forest.
The sound of a throat being cleared had him spinning around, wand in hand, to confront a young man with pale skin and long black hair. The sight of those flowing, wavy tresses was enough to put Voldemort on the defensive.
"Who are you?" he demanded.
"Lord Naraku, wicked villain of the Inuyasha series. Who might you be?"
"Lord Voldemort, dastardly villain of the Harry Potter books."
Red eyes narrowed thoughtfully in a handsome face.
"You look far too ugly to be one," Naraku said in a dismissive tone.
Equally red eyes narrowed angrily in a noseless face.
"You look far too pretty to be one!" Voldemort shot back.
Naraku just shrugged, unperturbed.
"I have taken the face of a young and handsome lord. No big deal."
Voldemort grinned in triumph.
"This," he said, sweeping his hand in a gesture over his body," is a product of the blood of my enemy, flesh of my servant and bone of my father."
The silent 'Take that!' at the end could not have been plainer.
"Is that all?" Naraku drawled in an amused voice. "Mine is made up of thousands of demons."
Voldemort blinked, wondering how was that accomplished. Perhaps it was another way to achieve immortality?
"Well, I am the Dark Lord!" he hissed.
"I am the most evil demon that has ever lived!" Naraku hissed in return.
"I am a pureblood wizard!"
Merlin forbid that anyone should find out I am only a halfblood. It would be... humiliating!
"I am a full demon!"
Kami* forbid that anyone should find out I am only a half demon. It would be... mortifying!
"I am immortal and cannot be killed!"
Unless each of my horcruxes are found and destroyed.
"I cannot be killed either!"
Unless my heart is found and destroyed.
"I have minions that I can control!" Voldemort shot back, congratulating himself on the idea of the Dark Mark.
"I have minions too and what is more, I create them from my own flesh!" Naraku countered, giving himself a mental pat on the back for that idea.
"Well, I have no love for anyone!"
"Especially Mudblood mothers who would protect their offspring with their lives!"
"Especially half demons who would protect human girls at the risk of their own lives!"
"In fact, I despise anyone who thinks the power of love conquers all!"
In the silence that followed, they glowered at each other while the very air around them crackled with the strength of their magic.
After a while, Voldemort half turned away, lip curling in superior dismissal. Naraku did the same, one shoulder lifting in a dismissive shrug.
Even in wanting the last word, Voldemort and Naraku... were strangely alike.
- Story End -
A/N: Thank you for reading and please review :)
*Kami - sacred spirits in Japanese
*Saimyosho - Naraku's poisonous bees