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11 January 2009 @ 10:22 pm
[Drabble] The Empty Ones (Wrapped in Skin) - Non-JRock, Kingdom Hearts II, Axel/Roxas  
Title: The Empty Ones (Wrapped in Skin)
Author: Kagome
Prompt:We’re the empty set just flowing through wrapped in skin / Ever searching for what we were promised.”
Rating: R
Warnings: Sexual content, mild language.
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Axel/Roxas
Word Count: 501
Notes: I get inspired by the oddest things, I swear. Prompt from AFI’s ‘Miss Murder’. I’m surprised at how well the lyrics fit!

When bare skin brushes against bare skin and lips crush together to exchange heated kisses, Roxas arches into it, grinding up and pulling Axel down, demanding more with lips and tongue and teeth and hands.

When Axel gives, lips trailing down Roxas’ chest, pausing at the hollow where his heart does not reside, Roxas tugs on his hair and whines, and Axel slides a hand between them, curling knowing fingers around the blonde’s length, and strokes him until he’s panting and keening.

When Axel pushes into him, nice and slow like he knows Roxas likes it (but will never admit, the stubborn little bastard… but then again, maybe Axel likes it a little more than he lets on, too), Roxas stays very still until Axel pulls back and pushes in again, and that’s when Roxas cants his hips and both of them fall apart just a little—no turning back, keep going, keep going, keep going, and they do.

And when, out of what has to be the shadow of curiosity, Axel asks Roxas what this - hot skin and hotter mouths and pressing-pushing-thrusting-stroking-fucking-coming - is, Roxas opens endlessly blue eyes and tiredly brushes errant red strands away so that deep blue can stare into not-quite-as-deep green, and he shrugs.

“I don’t know,” the blonde answers after a moment, and then he frowns and shakes his head, fingers combing through Axel’s hair as he changes his mind and gives another answer: “Nothing, I guess.”

Nothing, because it is so very fitting for the empty ones, isn’t it?

But when Axel smiles and curls against him, draping one arm over his chest, and when Roxas quietly says in a voice tinged with a sense of confusion that he can no longer feel (but maybe, Axel thinks, maybe he can because Sora can) that he’ll stay with Axel tonight (he’s never done that—always gone back to his own bed), Axel thinks that this could possibly be a little more than nothing.

He can’t quite grasp what it could be, though, if it’s not nothing like it should be.

He thinks, as he watches Roxas sleep, that he isn’t like the rest. He is above them. He will be their savior, or maybe, if Sora is tossed in, their downfall.

And he wonders, as he curls even closer to the warmth of the Keyblade Master’s body, if this whole quest to gain hearts is really necessary (if all of this lying to and hiding things from Roxas is really necessary). It’s what Xemnas goes on and on about constantly. Nobodies need hearts to be Somebodies; the empty ones need hearts to be unempty.

But, strangely, when he’s with Roxas like this, he just…

He doesn’t feel so empty anymore.

And maybe, just because they are nothing (emptiness wrapped in skin) doesn’t mean that they have to feel nothing, too.

Roxas shifts in his sleep, one of his arms moving to slide around Axel, and it’s something, all right.

It’s not nothing at all.

It’s strange how easy this was for me to write. XD I don’t know; I hope it flowed well and I hope that even though the sex wasn’t really descriptive (hence the R rating instead of NC-17), you guys found it to be vivid in its own way.

It’s a bit odd, I know, but I like it.
Current Mood: crazycrazy
roterhimmel on January 12th, 2009 03:56 am (UTC)
Oh, and I like it too, quite a lot. Your description at the beginning of it was somehow... slow. Slow, in a good way. It made me see the things in front of my eyes like slow movements, like the moment was to be caught or something. If that makes sense.

He will be their savior, or maybe, if Sora is tossed in, their downfall.
This is the line that made me go, 'fuck'.

A very nice ficlet, and I really loved the last sentence. And the whole thing of Roxas wanting to stay with him this night, even though he doesn't do that normally. That's such a lovely and MEANINGFUL thing.

Kagome_newworld on January 12th, 2009 04:08 am (UTC)
Oh, goodness. Thank you so much. I was terrified that it was a bit too... flighty? I'm not sure that's the right word, but it's all I can think of at the moment. XD Abstract, maybe?

This is the line that made me go, 'fuck'.

In a good way? :D

Thank you, again. :) I think I wrote the last line about five times before I was satisfied with it. Ending it that way just felt right, and I'm happy you enjoyed it. <333
roterhimmel on January 25th, 2009 01:15 am (UTC)
Oh, uh, yeah, I'd read that one already. I actually stared at my own comment like an idiot for a few seconds, ha ha. Just to answer your question: sure it made 'me go 'fuck' in good way' because it was utterly heartbreaking and so true.
Maxfield Stanton: akuroku - redmollyisacatlady on January 12th, 2009 04:47 am (UTC)
Ooo. I never read fic.

I really liked this. Really liked it!
Kagome_newworld on January 12th, 2009 04:55 am (UTC)
I'm honored to be your first then. :)

... That sounds so dirty. *snort* But anyway! I'm glad that you enjoyed it~. I have plenty more fics around here, too. ^_^
Maxfield Stantonmollyisacatlady on January 12th, 2009 04:57 am (UTC)
Rofl, not first. It's just seldom that I read, so be glad it caught my eye. ;)
Kagome_newworld on January 12th, 2009 05:01 am (UTC)

I kid. :P Glad I caught your eye too, though, since you liked the ficlet. :3
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Maxfield Stantonmollyisacatlady on January 12th, 2009 01:25 pm (UTC)
It's one of my most favorite things ever! But I have no idea where I found it. D:
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Kagome_newworld on January 14th, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! ^______^ Glad you liked the bedtime story. :D
♠ pretty boy says: Axel Roxas no homo. =Dobstinate_fate on January 12th, 2009 01:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah, sometimes I don't read Axel/Roxas because it gets done really stupidly. But this was really nice. Sad, but still really, really nice. Written very well, and with a good and profound simplicity, too. xP That's hard to balance out; at least, I always think so.
I love how their relationship really seems like nothing at the beginning, but you turn it into something at the end...and yet still all based around Roxas. Like he's a beacon of light. Of sorts.

And I think I'm sounding kind of bland or incoherent when I really did like it, but it's like...7:30 AM in the morning and way too early for me to be reading fic and leaving sufficient review. xD

I liked this a lot. =D
Kagome: Reita - Gloves_newworld on January 15th, 2009 12:02 am (UTC)
I don't read a whole lot of Axel/Roxas myself, even though I love the pairing. XD Your icon just made me giggle like a loon. But yes, back to your lovely review!

Thank you so much. I wanted it to be simple but also poetic at the same time, in a way. I sent it to a friend of mine first, worried that it sounded strange in some way, but she told me it was great and to post it. XD I'm glad that you liked it--I enjoy digging through poor Axel's mind entirely too much for my own good. :)

Again, thank you. ^______^ <333
♠ pretty boy says: Axel - ice creamobstinate_fate on January 15th, 2009 02:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, definitely--I like the pairing, too, but sometimes I can't stand what fans do to it. =\ I don't know; it's hard to explain. But either way, I loved this fic and that's not gonna change.

月子: not a cowardbubblegumtotchi on January 12th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
Like it? *I* LOVE this. It's so very... ionno... THEM. *__* Hot and sweet and... yet bittersweet at the same time.
Kagome: Aoi - Watch Me_newworld on January 15th, 2009 12:05 am (UTC)
You know I love writing bittersweet things when it comes to them. :D Thank you honey~. I'm glad you love it. I'm actually quite proud of how this one turned out, because I like to think it says a lot with just a few words. I like it when I'm able to do things like that. I admit I was worried at first because I thought it would be too odd. >_> I was afraid the way I worded things would ruin the flow of it, or something. But I like how I did it, and I'm glad I left it that way instead of re-writing bits and pieces of it twenty-million times. XDXDXD
月子: dorkbubblegumtotchi on January 15th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
Dork. XD <333333

It's beautiful, seriously. I think if you'd given in and reworded and rewritten, THEN it would have ended up coming out odd. But the way it is is simply perfect.
Kagome_newworld on January 15th, 2009 12:15 am (UTC)
Aren't I always? *LOL*

Thank you. I'm really glad I left it the way I originally wrote it instead of changing everything around. It's special this way.

... Not that kind of special. :P
月子: shortsbubblegumtotchi on January 15th, 2009 12:18 am (UTC)
Well... yes. And we love you for it. ^^

It is, yes.

LOL I knew that. REALLY! XD
melisandre013: Nobodymelisandre013 on January 12th, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
Aw. Of course it's not nothing. :D

This was so great and sweet, and made me smile.
Kagome: Kai - Silence all around me_newworld on January 15th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
I don't think it's 'nothing', either. :3

Thank you so much. I'm glad it made you smile. ^_^
kagehikariokagehikario on January 13th, 2009 02:01 am (UTC)
It was a good, poetic, flowing sort of simple. I liked it a lot, and the key points were well emphasized. The style emphasized what was really important, and the sex was what it was, a very honest writing not embellished to be unnecessarily erotic, and I appreciated it.

I liked this a lot ^_^
Kagome: Reita - Gloves_newworld on January 15th, 2009 12:08 am (UTC)
Thank you so much. Your comment tells me that I fulfilled my objective. I wanted it to be simple but poetic, and to flow well. I was worried at first that the way I'd worded some things would interrupt the flow, but I was stubborn and I didn't want to change things around, so I left everything as it was. It's a different sort of style, but I am happy with this ficlet-drabble-thing. I'm glad you liked it too. ^________^
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Kagome: Reita - Gloves_newworld on January 15th, 2009 12:12 am (UTC)
Thank you! ^_^ That's exactly how I wanted it to be~. I wanted to compare the two opposites.
♕ Izaya ♕: Axel - Rememberbraginskiness on January 13th, 2009 06:52 am (UTC)
this is such a sweet fic... It describes Roxas and Axel's relationship exactly as I imagined. Very simple, but simple is good in this case ;D
Kagome_newworld on January 15th, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
*grins* Well, I wanted this to be simple and yet poetic, and convey a lot in few words. Glad it worked like I wanted. XD Thank you so much. I'm glad you liked it. <3