Title: White Sand CHAPTER 07 (of 12)
Pairing: Sho/Yoko, Takki/Ryo (The pairings themselves are not that much the focus of the story, but don't worry, they will be here^^)
Genre: AU, mystery, romance, bit angst
Disclaimer: I don't own them or anything else JE-related. But the story is mine of course^^
Summary: Out of a sudden Yoko wakes up in the middle of a wide desert, white sand all around him, just a lake and a single tree next to him. After freaking out and panicking he has to give in to this situation. Is it a nightmare? Is it reality?
When Sho, a mysterious man, suddenly appears, Yoko’s questions grow even further. But then, out of a sudden, he can’t remember it anymore. What is he fighting for? What is reality, what dream? Is Sho an enemy or his friend?
He starts to forget about the fundamental questions of his being: Why is he here? What is this place? Who is he? But then out of a sudden another young man appears, different than Yoko and still the same… remembering Yoko that he is supposed to fight - for something that he can’t remember anymore. The path between reality and dream is a small one… and a dark one. And the price Yoko has to pay might be more than just his life.
Dedicated to: Happy Birthday to yukitsubute!!!!!!
Ryo was sitting at the other end of the lake, as far away from Sho as possible. The stranger, who had just appeared was standing next to Sho now, while Yoko still didn’t know who this guy was, but he felt uncomfortable when being around him. Something inside his stomach twitched and jumped and he couldn’t explain it. He just knew for sure that he wouldn’t let this guy do any harm to Ryo.
Yoko inspected the stranger carefully, still not sure if he should approach him or not. He looked at the unknown man suspiciously. “And you are?” he asked not really sounding politely.
“You can call me Takki.” the man answered, obviously not content with Yoko’s impolite way of talking, but apparently he didn’t really care for Yoko much. His gaze just shifted to Ryo all the time.
Yoko frowned. “What’s that? Why do you guys just tell your first names or nicknames? Don’t you have a full name?”
Sho stayed quiet for a moment, then he smiled warily. “You are right, we don’t have a full name…”
Yoko blinked at this honest and simple answer, his gaze softening. He couldn’t help it, but even though Sho had told him not to trust him, he just had to trust him. There was something in Sho’s eyes, something that pulled Yoko towards him, something that made him feel comfortable and safe. He didn’t know what it was. Did it have something to do with what Sho said some days ago? I’m part of you… I belong to you…
At the same time Yoko didn’t understand why the feelings he had towards this Takki-guy were completely different. Weren’t Takki and Sho the same? Why was he feeling afraid of Takki then, while he felt torn towards Sho?
Cryptic. These guys, and especially Sho, were simply cryptic. And Yoko didn’t understand why. At one pint Yoko had started to wonder if Sho was a person he had met once. But somehow he even doubted the possibility to meet him in his real life. It felt so impossible. He was pretty sure that Sho was a mysterious creature. Just what exactly was he?
Yoko let out a sigh, then he stood up, walking to Ryo carefully. He tried to smile reassuringly when the boy just looked at him, scanning him with an obvious suspicious feeling. To Yoko’s relief he didn’t pull away from him. “Hey, Ryo-kun…” he sat down next to the other.
“Hm.” Ryo mumbled.
Yoko smiled warmly. “Are you alright?”
“I guess so.” Ryo looked around, shivering a bit. “I don’t like this place.”
“Why?” Yoko asked in surprise.
Ryo blinked. “It’s… intimidating. Don’t you think so?”
“Eh?” Yoko blinked in confusion. “I… don’t know…”
“It’s growing.” Ryo whispered. “With every day…it’s growing. It’s becoming more colourful. Today there even was a butterfly.”
“And?” Yoko asked, stroking through the boy’s hair. “Is that bad?”
Ryo pulled his shoulders tightly together, hugging himself, his eyes gleaming in fear. “It’s becoming alive.” he mumbled, shivering like madly now. “Don’t you think that’s scary? It’s as if we make it alive. I don’t want it to live. I want this place to be dead. I want the place I’m really from to be alive.”
Yoko blinked at these words, trying to take them in completely. Out of a sudden his stomach twitched like madly, making him feel sick. But he shoved these thoughts aside and put his arms around Ryo’s shoulders, pulling him closer. “It’s okay.” he mumbled. “Don’t worry, I’ll protect you… I promise.” he tried to sound as reassuring as possible. He didn’t understand what it was, but something inside him made it impossible for him not to care for this boy. Why? Why? Why? He didn’t know the answer. Of course he liked to care for people, but with this boy it was different. It was as if he was responsible for him.
He frowned in confusion when he thought about Ryo’s words. What did he mean? This place was getting alive? Yoko blinked out of a sudden, his heart hammering against his chest, the sick feeling appearing again, while he tried to not jump up and scream in panic. Ryo was right!! This place was becoming alive, while the place he was originally from became more and more blurred! He wasn’t able to remember his friends and family anymore, he hardly could remember the school he worked at and the apartment he lived in.
WHY? What was happening? Where was he? Why couldn’t he return? Sho had already told him that he wouldn’t take him home. But why? Yoko frowned. He didn’t want his memories to get blurred, he wanted to remain the person he was, he wanted to keep the place he came from. And if that meant he had to fight this place and destroy it, he would do it. Also for Ryo’s sake. He had promised him!
Yoko looked up when he saw a shadow in front of him. He had expected it to be Sho, but it was this Takki-guy. Something inside Yoko’s stomach jumped uncomfortably. It was pain and sadness and… he gasped as he realized the last feeling… fear. All the feelings he had seen in Ryo’s eyes when Ryo had met Sho for the first time. It was the same! Their feelings were the same! Only that Yoko only felt these frightening and intimidating feelings when he was close to Takki… while Ryo felt them when he was close to Sho.
Yoko pulled his arms tighter around Ryo. “What?” he pressed out. “What do you want?” He looked at Takki piercingly, fear, hate and desperation in his eyes. “Why don’t you go away!?”
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