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[Flashfic] And then there was one [TRC, PG] 
1st August, 2006 - 10:54 pm
Title: And then there was one
Fandom: Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle
Pairing: Unrequited Fai/Kurogane
Rating: PG
A/N: For senshixdoukeshi. I’m so sorry this took so long! >.<

They part at crossroads. The four of them exchange farewells with a mixture of tears and relief. Fai manages fond smiles for everyone. This is it, he says to himself. Their lives untangle.

Goodbye hurts. Sleeping Beauty, woken at last, vanishes in search of her ever after. The prince trails, one eye glassy, the other clouded. Both unreadable.

It’s just Fai and Kurogane now. Two men who traversed space and time. Together.

“Will you go home?” the mage asks eventually, face tilted up to watch the sky roll over. Grey and grey and grey. From the corner of his good eye, the other nods.

“I see.” He thinks of cats, of broad shoulders and blood. As stormclouds gather, he imagines stolen kisses that will never be, and happier memories he would have liked to make. The world waits for him, bleak and blustery. Miles and miles and miles.

He wants to hear, “Come with me.” It seems fools never learn. Forever waiting for impossible things, impossible words.

Kurogane leaves, taking the second route and all hope with him.

Fai stares down the third path. He takes the fourth. Rain is his sole companion as he makes his way.


1st August, 2006 - 04:10 pm (UTC)
I've noticed several interpretations of the ending of TRC, and most of them are sad. I've always felt (somehow) that Kurogane was going to go back to Japan without Fay.
1st August, 2006 - 04:25 pm (UTC)
Mneh, I doubt it. CLAMP said it'd end happily..
1st August, 2006 - 10:09 pm (UTC)
I've always thought that since the journey was based on mutual convenience, it should be easy for them to let go. Naturally that isn't the case, and this is my take on Fai keeping up appearances anyway. I imagine he would somehow lose his will to move forward without Kuro-rin, and Kurogane seems too fixated on his Japan to give it up. Q___Q
1st August, 2006 - 04:31 pm (UTC)
The fic itself is beautiful and sad (I like, at the beginning, when you say that their lives untangle), but what I liked best were the last two paragraphs (if you can consider one word a paragraph). Broke my heart.
1st August, 2006 - 10:13 pm (UTC)
Ah, you should see all the other strange constructions I come up with... Sentences that aren't sentences, one line paragraphs, one word paragraphs, nouns used as adjectives, adjectives used as nouns, commas everywhere. XDD;

But yes, thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed this. <3
1st August, 2006 - 06:29 pm (UTC)
Nicely written!
1st August, 2006 - 10:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks. <3
2nd August, 2006 - 12:29 am (UTC)
This was absolutely beautiful~ I just love the way you write these kinds of fics. ♥ They're just... so... beautiful.
2nd August, 2006 - 06:43 am (UTC)
Thank you~ *snugs*
2nd August, 2006 - 07:33 pm (UTC)
Hope you're happy, you almost made me cry ¬¬

It's a beautiful, sad piece. I want to hug Fai and tell him everything will be alright, and then run to stop Kuro. Beautifully written!
2nd August, 2006 - 09:53 pm (UTC)
Oh... I'm sorry. *hugs*

And thank you. <3
2nd August, 2006 - 09:29 pm (UTC)
You are wonder, and love, and beautiful, and I adore you. Let me have your babies!

Ok, sorry if that moment of extreme fangirling scared you. Thank you so much, no one has ever written a fic for me before. I'm not that accomplished a writer but if you ever want me to return the favor, I'd be only happy to do so. Careful with what you pic though, I haven't seen all the anime that you have. ^_^
2nd August, 2006 - 09:33 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, I didn't even mention how much I loved the fic. I LOVE the fic. Really, you have a talent for writing the more.... delicate emotions of ripping grief. I just wanted to hug Fai and give him a cookie. He's so alone and I'm so so SO hoping that the actual series will not end in such a manner. I just wouldn't be able to stand it. I really liked how you referred to the various characters without names for the most part. Sakura as sleeping beauty and Syaoran as the prince. The fall of memories, both real and imagined when he hoped for more, and the blatant self-depreciation that I think so characterizes Fai. Thank you again, it's wonderful.
3rd August, 2006 - 11:34 am (UTC)
Q________Q Eeee so mean having me reread this just to comment. I love it, it's perfect. So in tune with the image I have of Fai- not too depressed in his mind, but his whole world bleak nonetheless, as he has no place to stay. Q__Q I love the part of wanting to have happier memories than he really has. So Fai. ♥
3rd August, 2006 - 11:41 am (UTC)
Nuuuu, you forgot it so easily? *cries*

Ah, in the scan I saw of Fai, he's bleeding and eye-less and just sort of smiling up (at Kuro? *has no idea because she hasn't read*) and he breaks my heart, he does. Silly mage. He knows what he wants, but doesn't seem to want it after all and doesn't chase after it because he doesn't think he deserves it. *SOB*

So ends the spam. XD; Me=homework-ing. You=bad for trying to distract me.

*chu chu*
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