Genre: Flangst (Fluff/Angst, mostly angst though)
Warnings: No main story spoilers, shocking! HUGE spoilers on Albel's past
Summary: Fayt gets his question answered...
Word Count: 335
Comments: Ficlet written for stagesoflove community, this theme is 'Intimacy'. Corny summary, but it sums up this fic well.
Please be warned, this story contains massive spoilers on Albel's past. Most of this info can be found in the dictionary (I think you may need to get him as your 7th character, but I dunno for sure) and a few PA scenes as well.
Um, there is no set timeline between this part and the previous, it could be the next day or it could be some time down the line.
I think this is my favorite one because I love Albel and the idea in this fic isn't written on much.
"It was ten years ago..."
Rubbing the ebbs of sleep away, Fayt yawned, shifting the sheets slightly and rolled to the direction of his companion. "What?"
"It was ten years ago..." His companion repeated. "Ten years since that day."
Fayt simply nodded, not wanting to interrupt.
"That day, it should've been me who died. Back then, I was a weak-minded fool. I was so confident in my abilities, that I thought what lied ahead would be simple child's play. Finally, I would be seen as my own individual, not someone who was simply the son of Captain Nox.
"I respected him for all that he's helped me with. I respected him for always training me. I respected him for never favoring me over another. I respected him for never being soft on me.
"Yet, at the same time, I hated him. I hated him for the fact that no matter how hard I tried, no matter how far I've gotten, no matter what I did, I would always be in his shadow. I hated him because I could never best him. I hated him because I could never be at his level, simply due to the same blood that coursed through our veins.
"And because of that, he was the one who paid the price." Rubbing his left arm, free of the normally white bandages, he continued, "This is my sin. That day is a reminder of my own foolishness, something that I will always carry. Something that I will never allow myself to forget. Something that I will never allow to happen ever again." Shaking his head, he looked into emerald eyes. "Does that satisfy your question?"
"Yes..." Fayt answered, trailing his index finger down the scars that marred the other man's arm.
"Does it disgust you?"
"Did the knowledge that I could destroy you with my powers scare you?"
"Don't ask foolish questions, Leingod."
"Shouldn't that be my line?"
"Hmph, fool..." A smile formed on Fayt's lips as he pressed their lips together.