No.6 Fanfic--'Sleep Walker' NezumixShion
Nezumi lay in his bed, his small white-haired friend laying beside him, fast asleep. He wasn't entirely sure how the two of them had come to sharing a bed. His guess was that Shion must have accidentally fallen asleep on his bed, and Nezumi himself didn't want to take the couch. After that night, Shion must have thought it was okay to take the bed any night. Thus, they had somehow reached the point where they were sharing a bed every night.
The grey-haired boy sighed quietly. He wasn't used to having half of his sleeping space taken.
However, despite this, Nezumi was just about to drift into sleep, until Shion randomly sat up. This made Nezumi flinch, since Shion was in a deep sleep just seconds before, and didn't even shift around before sitting up. After Shion sat there for awhile, Nezumi eventually decided to question his friend.
"Oi..." Nezumi said as he sat up and brought a hand to Shion's shoulder.
Shion didn't respond, and Nezumi sat up further to look at his face. His red eyes
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Walking hand in hand, Skye and Cyan returned from their date at the aquarium. As they approached the antique shop, they spotted Nagisa and Zain walking towards them from the opposite direction. Skye and Cyan were dressed in their winter clothes, but Nagisa and Zain mysteriously had hints of sunburn across their skin. Once they reached the front door of the shop, they froze in place as the realization hit them.
"You were...." Cyan began.
"....gone too?" Nagisa finished.
All four of them entered the shop, expecting the worst. Fortunately, the shop was just as they had left it. Gwen smiled at them from behind the register and greeted them as they entered.
"Eh? Did you two go to a tanning salon?" Gwen said incredulously at the two mermen.
"Uh..." Nagisa couldn't even think of an excuse, for he didn't even know what a tanning salon was.
All four of them were much too concerned about the state of the upper levels to give Gwen a proper answer. As the climbed up the stairs, with Skye in the le
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"I lost control again," Zain thought.
The albino merman was laying in his new bed, even though he knew he would not be able to sleep. He brought his hand to his forehead and gripped his white hair roughly in frustration.
"Why did I have to cry? Now he's going to be worried," Zain thought.
"Damn it," He found himself saying out loud, "Damn it! I shouldn't make him worry anymore."
Zain quickly became quiet as he heard some one entering the room. He pretended to be asleep, although he knew it probably didn't look believable because he was so tense. Even with his eyes closed, Zain knew that it was Nagisa that had entered the room. In comparison to Arun's loud and clumsy feet, Nagisa's steps were quiet and graceful. The steps grew closer and closer until he knew that Nagisa was standing right beside the bed.
"Keep your eyes closed. Keep your eyes closed," Zain repeated over and over in his head.
"He knows I'm awake," Zain thought as Nagisa continued to stand beside him, "He can see how tens
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Zain stared down at the shattered mug at his feet. While finding an item for a costumer, he accidentally bumped into a shelf. Even though it was broken into several pieces, Zain could still see the poorly drawn logo on the front. It was probably a souvenir from a middle-of-nowhere tourist trap town; it was no loss.
"Oh my... that's too bad," said the customer beside him.
Zain merely nodded. This customer was causing him to be even more silent than usual. Her face was bright pink and her eyes were wide as she continuously stared at him.
"Am I really that scary?" Zain thought. He dare not speak for he thought he might terrify her even more.
"A-Anyways," the teen-age girl continued, "the item I want is the necklace on the top shelf. The one hanging on the mannequin."
The tall boy used his long arms to effortlessly remove the necklace from the high shelf. Before handing it over to the costumer, he briefly stared at the jewel in his hands.
"Its such a shame that she's buying it," Zai
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It was early in the morning, the sun was not even out in the sky yet. In the dark, Zain attempted to put on his shoes. Without light he could not manage to tie his shoelaces, so he left them unlaced. He did not grab a bag or anything, all he needed was the clothes on his back. The pale merman stared out the window and wondered how many hours of darkness he had left. He could see a sea gull flying in the sky; he didn't have much time.
"Mnnh...." Arun groaned as he woke up from his deep sleep.
"Why is he awake? I was being silent!" Zain thought. He watched as the young merman rubbed his sleepy eyes, and decided not to panic.
"Zain, are you up?" Arun mumbled as he saw the dark silhouette that was Zain.
"Can you get me another blanket? I'm cold..." Arun asked. He still looked like he would fall back to sleep at any second.
Zain reached for a folded blanket on the couch, and walked over to Arun to hand him the blanket. Judging by his footsteps, Arun could tell Zain had shoes on.
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Sion glowed even in darkness.
It wasn't about the snowy white hair or the blazing crimson eyes that were now hidden under his eyelids as he slept. During daytime, every time he stepped out of the shadows, sunlight seemed to embrace him with an affectionate fondness. As if it loved him. Even at night, when there was no sun or even without the luster of the moon bathing the wasteland with its rays, Sion always seemed to glow against the pitch-black background. Nezumi could observe this, but he could not explain it. It was just one of the things that was to remain inexplicable and a mystery as long as he lived.
Still, Nezumi couldn't help but wonder as he watched him sleep next to him and as he felt the heat radiating from his limp body from under the blanket. How could he look so peaceful? How could he still glow even as he slept? Nezumi was used to watching him sleep like this, but it baffled him each time. Especially at times like this when he felt like he could give away
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Skye finally reached the street that his high school was located. Having run the whole way there, Skye tried to catch his breath. As he stood there with his hands on his knees, he stared at the school building. It was completely silent since it was the weekend. Since Skye lives in a small town located right near the beach, the high school was small as well. He finally caught his breath and cursed at himself for resting. He then approached the school and walked right in, not having to climb a fence or anything like that.
Skye didn't have to worry much about security. The school was never tagged by graffiti, for there were usually never any gangs in small coastal towns like this. If anything, he would have to worry about running into a teacher, janitor, or someone working in the offices.
Once he reached the door to the main office, he tried the door, and it was locked.
"Would a school like this have an alarm system?" Skye wondered. He looked around on the ground for any object that could
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"Where did those three boys go?" Gwen asked just as Skye and Cyan were at the front door of the shop, ready to leave.
"Uh... they went home..." Skye lied, although it was partly true. He didn't make eye contact with his cousin so that she might assume he was too busy to talk.
"Home? But you told me they were homeless." Gwen continued to ask and one of her eyebrows rose in puzzlement.
"They bought a new home," Skye gave his cousin a poor lie, and Cyan turned away from Gwen to hide his unease.
"Surely not from the money they got from working from me! I barely paid them anything! They barely EARNED anything," Gwen brought her hands to her hips.
"They've been saving up...." Skye scratched the back of his head nervously.
Gwen went silent, and Skye began to believe that his lies didn't work. She eventually sighed and Skye braced himself for more questions.
"And just when they were starting to get the hang of it too," she said sadly.
Cyan breathed a sigh of relief and smiled quickly at Skye.
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A bright flash of light dyed the windows silver. As the following thunder split the sky in two, Shion's hand, entangled in Nezumi's hair came to a halt. He raised his head from the Rehabilitation and Adaptation Ministry Proposal to look out the window from where he sat on the floor with his back resting against the couch.
He could only see a small portion of the sky from this angle but he could tell it was a raging thunder storm from the way the sound of the wind could be heard from inside the house where they were protected with tall, double glazed, fiberglass windows. Shion could see the topmost branches of the Weeping Willow tree outside their apartment. It looked like it was being hurled by some malicious monster that could not be seen by the eye.
It isn't as bad as that night though.
Although Shion was watching the thunderstorm outside at its full might he didn't feel that strange sense of awe towards it the way he had felt when he was 12. He didn't want to be insi
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The crashing of the waves against the rocks beneath them startled Skye, but he didn't loose his grip. Skye and Cyan were descending down a steep cliff to the ocean below. It was far too steep to simply walk down, so they had to rock climb to the bottom. The blonde looked up at his companion above him, who was having more difficulty with his lack of experience with using his legs. Skye was more worried about the ocean below than his rock climbing ability. If he were with any other person, he would have declined to the idea of this little adventure, but since it was Cyan, he knew they both would be safe from drowning. The merman had saved him in the past, after all.
Skye had begun to feel bad for keeping Cyan away from the ocean for so long. Even at night, it was still dangerous, for they might still be spotted by someone. He eventually thought of the idea of going to the ocean without going to the beach. The location they picked was no where near a beach, and could only be reached by ho
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13 Months Later
It was the end of summer, so Cayucos was packed with tourists who wanted to see the beach one last time before returning to school and jobs. Children were dashing around, giggling happily, and their families closely followed behind. On this particular street, by the beach, were various places to pick up snacks such as ice cream, and other interesting and unique shops that sold crafts and antiques.
Skye was walking down this street, and certainly didn't fit in with the crowd. Their cheery, smiling faces were in contrast to his empty expression. He didn't look sad, just blank. His bare feet were still covered in sand from previously walking on the beach. A group of children dashed past him, nearly crashing into him, but Skye paid them no attention.
He finally reached his destination; an old, multiple story antique shop. A bell above the door rang as he entered the expansive, cluttered building. A skinny blonde girl behind the cash register counter looked up from her magaz
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Skye gradually woke up. He blinked a few times, adjusting to the light. After glancing at his digital alarm clock, he realized he had slept in to almost noon. Skye wasn't surprised, Cyan and him had stayed out pretty late last night. Luckily for him, it was the weekend and he didn't have to worry about summer school.
The spot beside him was empty as usual. Cyan always had to have his early morning laps.
"Where does all that energy come from?" Skye thought as he massaged his aching shoulder. Besides being very fit, Skye still felt exhausted from last night.
Skye stumbled to the kitchen and prepared a glass of orange juice for himself. He opened the sliding window above the sink that gave a view of the backyard pool.
"Hey, Cyan, what do you want for breakfast?" He called. Skye received no response. The young blond stared out into his backyard through the window, his sleepy brain slowly processing what was happening. The pool was empty.
Skye dropped his glass and it fell into the sink, ca
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Skye took out his cell phone from his pocket to check the time.
"5:30..." He read to himself.
"It should be open," the young blonde said as he turned to the boy next to him.
"Good..." Cyan said as he rubbed his stomach. Skye stared at the smaller boy; he was developing a habit of doing this. He couldn't help himself, he was just so fascinated with the boy from the sea.
The sun was getting lower in the sky, causing the leaves from the tree in Skye's front yard to scatter shadows all over Cyan. He couldn't stop himself from thinking about how lovely Cyan looked at this moment. Skye's mind then focused on Cyan's new shirt.
When Cyan first met Skye, he, of course, had no clothes with him. Unfortunately for the both of them, Skye's clothes were too large for Cyan. The surfer decided to dig through his garage for old clothes, and he found a few shirts that he had worn in junior high school. However, Skye was unable to find pants, so Cyan had to wear Skye's baggy swim shorts with the drawstri
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Skye was in his almost completely dark bedroom, the only light coming from the open bathroom door. He could hear gentle splashes coming from the tub as he searched through his drawers for his pajamas. Once he found them, he placed them on his bed and decided to check on the merman just in case he had decided to randomly vanish into thin air. As he entered, Cyan smiled happily at him. He looked comfortable, as if he were laying in a bed.
"Guess I won't be taking a bath before bed tonight..." Skye mumbled to himself, but Cyan still heard him.
"You can still take a bath. I feel bad for barging into your home like this, so you can just forget that I am here." Cyan offered.
"Feeling bad for barging into my home? He BEGGED me to take him with me. And forget that he's here?? How can I forget about a mermaid in my bathtub??" Skye thought as he scratched his head nervously.
"Its important for you humans to stay clean, right? I heard they sweat a lot. Pl
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Nezumi listens as Shion's breathing slows down. He thinks he can still feel his erratic heartbeat through the mattress but it could be his too. There really isn't any way to tell them apart now.
Shion's back feels slick with sweat as Nezumi absently traces lines on his skin with a regular rhythm. As he often does while trying to catch his breath, he thinks about stuff he normally doesn't. It may be his soft side making him think like this and he can't say he particularly enjoys it, especially when it takes advantage of him like this in his euphoric state of mind and when he is especially comfortable with every sensation within his still tingling body but he thinks mere thoughts wouldn't really hurt would they?
It's the urge that would hurt, he reflects, the urge that he feels now; relentless, demanding, frustrating... the urge to ask. And he doesn't know why he does it, as with many things concerning Shion, but he yields to it.
Shion's eyes are closed but Nezumi knows he i
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Cyan was sitting on Skye's bed, and Skye was in front of him on his knees, applying bandages to the merman's abused body.
"He's so quiet...." Cyan thought as he fidgeted nervously. He hated the awkward silence.
Skye was nearly done when Cyan noticed that Skye's arm was bleeding as well.
"Oh, this?" Skye explained as if it were nothing, "I just cut it on some glass."
"Let me wash it for you." Cyan offered, but Skye stood up.
"I'll do it myself," He turned towards the bathroom, but Cyan grabbed Skye's arm.
"Let me do it," Cyan begged. Skye gave in and removed his ruined pajama shirt.
"He's feeling guilty," Cyan thought as he poured water from a bottle onto a rag and gently dabbed Skye's arm. He kept glancing up at Skye to make sure it wasn't causing him pain, but his expression never changed. Once all the blood was cleaned off of his skin, Cyan began to clumsily apply bandages to his arm. Fortunately, he managed to finish and gave Skye's arm a loving caress.
"Do you remember my promise?"
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Skye awoke for the second time that night. Even with his eyes now open, it didn't help because it was too dark to see. He felt the ropes around his body that bound him, but he was still too dazed from the drug to panic. His droopy head turned from side to side as he tried to take in his surroundings. Judging by the darkness and the sound of the waves, Skye could tell that he was indoors and on the water. But most importantly, he was alone.
With his legs the only part of his body that was free, Skye was able to rise to his feet. The young man's eyes finally adjusted and was surprised to see that everything in the room was modern. Even though the ship he had seen approaching them wasn't a pirate ship, it still shocked him that the contents inside were of normal boat-material as well.
As he stumbled around on his shaking legs, he crashed into one of the walls and discovered the door. His arms struggled with the ropes, but he could not break free. He dropped to his knees and studied the do
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"There is no meaning in a world without you, Nezumi No meaning at all."
Shion's fingers dig into his arm and he is crying. He is crying but denying his tears. Nezumi thinks that now, more than ever, Shion looks like a child. Holding onto the very thing he wants, defying all logic and reasons why it can't be his and still wanting it.
For a crazy second Nezumi wants to give in. Just give Shion what he wants so much; so openly; so desperately. But it is madness and reason quickly cuts through the impossible idea like razor cuts through flesh it hurts, Nezumi notices but dismisses it almost immediately. He tucks away the feeling into the very depths of his black, black heart. They are like day and night, light and darkness, truth and lies and Nezumi can't stay by his side and he knows it but a part of him still wants to and that is exactly why he must leave.
And yet, he is forcing Shion's chin up, making him meet his gaze and kisses him. Tenderly, fiercel