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10 March 2007 @ 02:59 pm
Title: Purple
Fandom: Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles - General Series
Characters: Kurogane/Tomoyo, Syaoran/Sakura, Fay
Prompt: 016. Purple
Word Count: 512
Rating: K+
Summary: Watching the kid and the princess, Kurogane is reminded of something.
Author's Notes: Yup, here it is, my very first Kurogane/Tomoyo.

Kurogane watched the two children for a while after they had gotten back to the small hotel they were staying at in this world. Watching the kid interact with the princess had become a habit of his, usually with a large bottle of alcohol in his hand. He had to admit, their blooming relationship was rather adorable as the mage liked to point out to him once the children and the pork bun were asleep. They were so young and innocent: somebody would have to be heartless not to be moved by their awkward first steps into a relationship.

He took another sip of his drink as he watched the children some more. Watching them, he could not help but think about the rest of their relationship. The kid had sworn to protect the princess. He cared about her so much that he was willing to fight for her to save her, knowing that he would get nothing in the end. He sacrificed everything for her, including his relationship with her, in order to keep her safe. He sometimes wondered if that was what Tomoyo meant when she spoke about true strength, being able to fight for someone you loved even if that meant they would not be able to love you anymore.

Kurogane slammed the bottle down on the table, causing the children to jump and the mage to glance at him questioningly before he stepped outside into the cool night air and looked up at the purple sky. The kid had sworn to protect the princess. Even though it seemed against all odds, Kurogane was certain the kid would be able to stay with the princess he cherished so much. They had innocence on their side.

Perhaps that was the most important difference. He had lost his innocence a very long time ago. A star twinkled in the sky and he wished he had brought the alcohol outside with him. Every time he thought about the children, he thought about the purity of their relationship and how happy they would eventually be able to be together. Quite frankly, it made him want to try to get drunk and stirred something else deep inside him.

“Kuro-rin, are you okay?” the mage asked as he stepped outside. He briefly glanced over his shoulder and looked back to the sky to signal that he wanted to be alone, but he heard Fay leaning back against the building. “The sky on this world is a nice shade of violet,” Fay said conversationally. Kurogane tried to ignore him, but he had to agree about the color. It reminded him of something he had lost.

“I think I know what goes through your mind when you watch Syaoran-kun and Sakura-chan.” He really wished the mage wouldn’t talk about that; that flimsy mage knew nothing about what went on in his mind. “You feel sad because they remind you of yourself and your princess before something went wrong.”

As Kurogane continued to stare up at the violet sky, he hated the man for being right.

Bree: miscraven_goth on March 10th, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC)
extremly bitter sweet =3 i like
E'ka: Kurogane sacrificeekas on March 10th, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
I realized after I posted it that I didn't have a Kurogane/Tomoyo icon upload and felt really sad. I need to crosspost this to more places so it gets more love.
Robin  ☂  tell me a tall tale, go, shout it outbuddha_loves_me on March 10th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
Ah, that was so bittersweat, and simple, yet powerful. I really feel sympathy for Kurogane, the poor guy. Beautifully written. I loved it! ♥
E'ka: Kurogane/Tomoyoekas on March 11th, 2007 01:30 am (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed it.

That's exactly the effect I was going for. <3
★ slowly twisting the lilac stalksaetherae on March 11th, 2007 02:15 am (UTC)
Foo, poor Kurogane. ]= Very sad, yet written quite wonderfully. Great job. <3
ariadnechanariadnechan on March 11th, 2007 02:58 am (UTC)
i love it is so insith Kurogane's felings and i know Fye always know what in his mind like Kuro knows what is in his only to glance each others
ユウイ: Kuroganesnowaltz on March 11th, 2007 11:35 am (UTC)
I hope you don't mind that I can't exactly leave a review.. But I did read it, hehe.