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[ it's a glorious gone - p ]
« on: February 15, 2019, 08:38:53 PM »
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hands shoved in his sweatshirt’s pockets, he strolled through the city, sauntering through the shadows. part of him was convinced that these people could see him and his teenage antics every moment of every day. whether he snuck around at godawful hours or if he walked in broad daylight, it would make no difference to the brothers. he still couldn’t bring it in himself to stop from doing so. no warning had showed up at his house, nothing bad had happened so far, after all the years he’d been doing it. it was just a boy doing boy things; how dangerous could that possibly be? rui never was a fan of sneaking out past curfew but, honestly, aika couldn’t bring himself to worry.

see, rui worried too much. in an odd way, perhaps that was why the two of them got along so well. rui was the cowardly lion, while a was the brave soldier. the yin and the yang. they’d basically grown up together - childhood friends - and had been inseparable ever since. everyone in the wall had someone they’d miraculously known ever since they could remember, though; it wasn’t anything out of the ordinary, he supposed. just. something about aika and rui’s friendship was… better, he supposed.

or maybe he was just a bit biased.

he came to a stop once he neared the familiar house, wandering towards the same place he stood most nights as he picked up some pebbles from the landscaping they had done at their house. for a moment he stood there, running his tongue over his lip before taking the wind-up and throwing the pebble up to the window. click. and then he waited. nothing came. oh, don’t tell him rui was already sleeping. he threw another pebble- click. nothing. another--

and then there was rui, opening the window and barely missing the launched pebble. “about time! what took you so long?” he whisper-shouted to the other, feeling his lips tugging into the faintest of smirks as he shoved his hands back in his pockets. “c’mon, get out here and let’s go.” he didn’t even leave room for rui to protest. he knew whatever he said went in their friendship. i mean… although it hadn’t been that long since they’d gone to their little hiding place, away from the rest of the world, aika always found himself wanting to go, wanting that breath of fresh air that he hadn’t known was missing from his life. a glimpse of… what was that word? freedom. it wasn’t a word that was commonly used, anymore. did rui feel this ‘freedom’ too? he didn’t know; he’d have to ask, sometime.

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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2019, 11:04:08 PM »
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the ceiling was a concept that had grown to be quite familiar to rui over the years. his fascination with the surface had started promptly at age five, after being separated from his family and being placed in his first house - home of the adolescents.

at the time, the young male was distraught, cursing its name; the small, crowded building was anything but a home. it was a prison, in which rui knew absolutely nobody and just wanted to see his mother again. that night, the brunette laid in bed, hands folded on his chest as his teary eyes stared above. the starkness of the ceiling had been the only familiar thing to him. several years and houses later, this fact remained true.

however, as time passed, memories faded. rui grew. grew and learned, taught to forget the past and focus on the now; now, and what he could do to improve the now for the society. rui was taught to disregard his own feelings as they simply got in the way of his work. and yet, when night time came around, the ceiling became a symbol for the life he still remembered - in pieces, maybe but still remembered - despite being told to forget.

the ceiling was rui's first transgression. the second came along shortly after that first night in the form of a boy of similar height and lack of teeth, sneaking out of his own bed to comfort rui. from there, several more offenses began to manifest their way into rui's life, despite being a strict rule-follower. aika was always the exception.

years of staying up a few minutes past curfew eventually led to sneaking apples into coat pockets, which ultimately led to staying up a few hours after curfew and a very weary rui. the other male, of course, took their little adventures in stride, not quite taking the time to overthink absolutely everything that might go wrong ever - a skill in which rui was very well endowed.

although, even after racking his brain for consequences and punishments and warning aika about what could happen, he always went along anyway. deep down, some part of him enjoyed that inexplicable feeling their escapades allowed. even if he woke up the next morning unable to explain his dark circles to the brothers, it was worth it - which was why instead of being woken up to the telltale pang of rocks against his window, rui had laid awake anticipating them.

he scrambled out of his bed, sparing a brief glance to his bedroom door before grabbing his jacket from the floor. even now when he lived with a family instead of a dorm, the brunette couldn't help but worry that a guard would come in at any second to see if he's sleeping. another pebble smacked against his window, and rui silently cursed the other male as he slipped on his tattered sneakers.

unlatching the window as quietly as he could, the brunette stuck his head out. "i'm here, i'm- dammit, aika!" rui whispered angrily as he glanced back at the rock that nearly knocked him out. he whipped back to the other male, a frown etching its way onto his features. "do you know what time it is? i can't be dressed at your beck and call, you know." because he totally wasn't dressed and ready to go, nope. not at all.

rui kicked his legs out of the window, sliding out of his room to land on the neatly trimmed grass beside aika. "what do you have planned tonight?" he asked begrudgingly, sticking his arm back through the window to grab his satchel and swing it over his shoulder. "it better be worth it," who was he kidding, it always was. "i can't be doing this every night, not with work starting soon, a." rui sighed, straightening up to meet eyes with the other male. he mustered up a small smile, quirking an eyebrow to await the other's response.

/ ok this... is a lot longer than i was originally anticipating, just note that my next post will probably be much shorter as my first posts are usually pretty long jshfjhs
but it has begun!!! look at our boys!!! i'm so excited to see this play out!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2019, 11:58:36 PM »
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after years of thought, aika had once come to the conclusion that everyone used to be dreamers- much like him. however, after years of being taught not to think that way - or, more like, being taught to think one single way, those dreams and sense of adventure had been lost in space. dreams and individual thought became thoughts shared by the masses, no individual’s thought much different than the thought of someone’s idea right next to them.

throughout the years, though, aika had began to wonder if that was even right. it felt like it was just him and rui against the world, two black sheep, two odd ones out- even with rui masking it a lot better than aika could. they were both one in the same in that sense; they both knew the consequences, the risks-- but their curiosity was so bright. only thing different was that a’s curiosity always seemed to get the best of him, and sometimes it took rui to tell him that some things... just weren’t meant to be done.

as the man of the hour appeared at the bedroom window, obviously frustrated at the ordeal of almost getting hit by a rock, he couldn’t help but barely, barely contain his laughter. “but you’d never disappoint me, dear friend,” he dramatically countered at the other’s own quip, his shoulders finally relaxing - not even realizing he’d been tensed in the first place. “oh, it’s not that late, anyway. where’s your sense of adventure?”

rui made his exit with practiced ease. the first time he’d climbed out the window, it hadn’t been nearly as graceful, nor as accepting of the law-breaking decision. why rui even decided to stick around with him was a mystery. everything about a’s way of thinking only spelled trouble. rui would probably be better off without his company- but where was the fun in that?

“i want to go out to those trees a ways over." shifting the weight of his feet onto one leg, he cocked the other hip slightly. he hesitated, debating whether or not to explain why- simply to cave and carry on, "you know when you get away from lights and everything from the city, you can see a whole other world, up there?” his gaze lifted up to the sky, then, squinting and trying to see this other world he’d heard about. however, like every time he'd looked, it was simply pitch black. “stars, planets… sounds interesting, don’t you think?” he’d heard about it all, but it was never something he’d really gotten to see. today, though, they’d change that. they’d both get to see that world for themselves.

his gaze wandered back to the other man, finding his lips purse into a thin line, a short ‘pfft’ passing his lips. “oh-ho, getting too good for me? got a hard-worker on our hands.” he lightly jabbed the other’s shoulder before he spun on his heels and started leading them towards the forestry. as they made their way carefully through the town, he paused in thought before asking quietly, “when do you think you’re going to stop tagging along? … thinkin’ when you start working?”

everything wished for rui to say that that couldn’t possibly happen-- but one couldn’t help but wonder… one couldn’t help but silently hope.

///it's l8 here so my post is shorter than yours but you know what that's okay
hopefully this post was okay?? if you want me to change the whole stars thing i can oOp
i'm so excited for them
ruika??? ruika.

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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2019, 10:04:43 AM »
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"whatever," he huffed, crossing his arms over his chest. rui shifted his weight from foot to foot, gnawing on his lip in an attempt to ease whatever anxiety he knew would bubble up at some point. "it's only like, two hours past curfew," he glanced up at aika, sighing. "but whatever."

listening to the other's plans for the night, rui couldn't help but look at the other in awe. how on earth did he come up with these ideas? more importantly, where did he find the confidence to execute them? rui really needed to know.

"stars?" he questioned, the word unfamiliar on his tongue. of course, the brunette had heard of them, but they were one of many things that seemed so incredibly unreachable from their little world. despite this, rui couldn't help but wonder. asking questions about things from before wasn't allowed, of course, but it was times like these in which he was able to feed his curiosity. even if it was simply talking about it, some part of him was satisfied. glancing up at the endless black sky, rui sighed. "yeah... it does sound pretty neat," he relented, unable to deny that fact.

it didn't take long for him to snap out of his reverie, however. he shook his head, a frown deepening as he looked back at aika. "those are just rumors, anyway." everything the pair had heard about space was the result of forbidden exploits to abandoned buildings, full of torn papers filled with unfamiliar words. of what they could make out, aika took immediate interest. hell, they both did. but rui never thought it'd come to this. "what- what if they're not true, and then we get caught for being out past curfew, or for being in the forest, or both, and it was all for nothing, and then-"

he was cut off by the other's disapproving stare, clearly tired of this topic and wanting to get going. rui pouted, looking him in the eyes with a pleading look. but to no avail, of course, as aika began to poke fun as he was pulled away from his home. they began to weave through their city, a place equally familiar and unfamiliar to the pair.

a shy smile found its way onto his features as the other began to tease him. "you know that's not true." he sighed, allowing himself to be dragged along. a brief silence fell between the two, both clearly deep in thought. "it's just-" rui paused, trying to iterate his feelings properly. "i can't help but worry for the future, you know?"

the idea of success has been hammered into their minds from a very young age; without it, we would be nothing. each person must contribute equally to the society to ensure success, to ensure happiness and wealth. and with rui being rui, he couldn't help but fret about what might happen if he didn't abide by this belief. the brunette pulled his hand away from the other, slowing down and pulling his arms up to his chest."i think i'm going start next month," he started, "at least, that's what i was told."

whether or not this warranted the halt of their adventures, rui couldn't tell you. ideally, yes, the start of work should put an end to this thing they had going on. but deep down, he knew that if aika were to ask him to do anything, be it going to the forest or jumping off a cliff, he would follow. "i guess only time will tell."

/ omg this. is so bad. i'm terrible at writing actions sjhfjsf i'm so much better at internal dialogue so i'm sorry that this is rough
yours is literally perfect tho the idea of the stars )): is so cute i love it i love them
do u think we can have them like...having a moment looking at the stars
and then they're caught or they see flashlights or something and they're like Shit and start running
and that's how they get out? or do u want to drag it out a bit more ? :o
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2019, 10:51:58 AM »
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two hours past curfew. there had been rumors of people getting in trouble for being out for two minutes past curfew. while they were just rumors, and rumors had yet to be proven fact, he knew that their escapades could only get them in big trouble once they were caught.

“but what if the papers turn out to be true, rui?” he cut the other off before he could ramble himself into a fit of anxiety. he stared at him for a long moment before repeating, "what if they're true?" and that was the only reason that aika ever needed. one adventure had them finding a building full of abandoned papers, filled with so many things unheard of in this world. the papers almost seemed to be in an entirely different language- but they had intrigued rui and aika, nonetheless. rui had seemed to hold interest in them, but he never seemed to have quite the same fascination as aika. a wanted to explore this realm of possibility-- rui, meanwhile, seemed pleased enough just to hear of it and nothing more.

tonight, though, they were changing that. shoving his hands in his pockets, he walked throughout the city. it was eerily quiet, and part of him wondered if there were brothers out here. no sound of footsteps. nothing. his gaze wandered towards the other as he spoke, watching him as the other got lost in deep thought. “you always worry,” aika pointed out in a deep breath, turning his gaze up to the dark sky before adding, “you worry too much, honestly.” but… aika worried, too, sometimes. he usually didn’t voice his concerns, or even show his worries, but he did have those same emotions.

the start of rui’s job would mean the other would have to cut ties with his childhood friend. it didn’t seem like a thought either of them were willing to admit, but it always burned the tip of his tongue. rui wouldn’t have time for these little antics, anymore. he’d be assigned a job, someday assigned a family, and his past memories were aika forgotten. only time will tell. he pondered the thought, feeling a swarm of emotions before softly saying, “yeah. guess you’re right.”

aika went unusually silent the rest of the way to the trees - forrest was the word. once they’d gotten to the foliage, he stopped for a second, turning to rui and commanding, “don’t look up, yet. i want us to see them at the same time.” this was an absolutely ridiculous adventure; aika probably seemed like a mad man, wishing to see these things called ‘stars.’ but his curiosity simply called him to go out.

they walked. they went further and further from the city, such a ways away that they were basically standing in pitch black darkness. he’d grabbed the other’s hand, in hopes that they wouldn’t lose each other. after a few minutes of anticipation, he slowed to a stop.  “okay,” he whispered, spinning around to face rui. grabbing both of the man’s hands, he searched the other’s features. he could just barely make him out in the darkness. “okay, i think we should be far enough to see. ready?” with a deep breath, he said, “look up.”

and then he did- and in that moment, it was everything. it felt like his breath had been taken away, stolen by the sight of thousands of speckles dusting across the previously blank canvas. “oh my g- those are stars! those are actual, real-life stars!” he whispered in unconcealed amazement. hesitantly, he let go of one of rui’s hands to hold it up the sky, as if he could possibly hold them in his hand. “and- a-and they form and make these shapes called- consolations? … constellations.” he squinted as he glanced at the sky lights, trying to search for one of those things once unheard of.

still, all he could do was rest his free hand back down to his side - other hand still grasping firmly to rui’s own - unable to turn his gaze from their amazing discovery. “it’s... beautiful.”

///this is so damn cute?? wtf??
and your posts are never bad claire i will fiTE you if you say that again
that's a good idea adfjklads
they have a moment and then they're basically expelled
what if they start a run for it and then they get caught, and get 'expelled' from the wall, like we talked about before?? like they're kicked out against their will??

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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2019, 12:59:44 PM »
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akia had a point. rui often found himself spiraling down a hole of "what if", struggling to see the other side of the situation. whether this was a good or bad thing, he couldn't tell you. but that's why he had the other male, to ground him, to remind him of the good possibilities. they balanced each other out, and that's what mattered. "fine," he mumbled, "it'd be pretty cool if they were true, guess."

"what's wrong with worrying?" he muttered softly, kicking at the ground and pouting. "one day, we're gonna get caught and i'll never forgive you." as far as he was concerned, worrying never got you in trouble. worrying never put you at risk for a punishment. exploring forbidden territory, however, does. it puts you at quite a big risk, actually. especially when you can't even begin to fathom what your punishment may be because staying up past curfew and trespassing were both unspeakable crimes. so. they had that going for them.

despite the bite in his words, there was no real malice behind them. if anything, they were more teasing than anything; he knew aika knew this. talk of the future and the inevitable separation that accompanied it, however, put a damper on the mood. rui's eyebrows knit together, uncomfortable with the thought of having to leave the other behind. it wasn't fair. the thought of getting ready for bed without some anticipation for what akia had planned or getting through the morning without a familiar face by his side. it just wasn't right.

"we'll be okay, though," the brunette offered, unsure whether he was trying to reassure akia or himself more. the two were left in a somber silence as they passed through familiar shortcuts behind houses and between buildings. the whole situation was one that had been relived multiple times in the years the two spent together; only this time, border lines weren't going to stop them.

whatever tension found its way between them immediately dissipated once they reached the boundary. rui couldn't help but stand behind the line for a brief moment, the moment almost feeling surreal. "gosh, we're actually doing this." he shook his head, bouncing on his feet anxiously as he watched the other step over without a second thought. "i'm actually doing this..." rui muttered to himself, shaking his head one last time before crossing over. 

he didn't even bother questioning aika's request, simply nodding before walking forward. he'd never been a fan of the dark, but the adrenaline beginning to pump its way through his body made it easy to forget this fear. this was by far their most dangerous escapade thus far, and yet, any worries that rui had prior were replaced with excitement and curiosity. even if there are no stars, or planets, or space, at least he was able to feel - albeit temporarily - what his world would be like if it were just him and aika. no brothers, no society, just- them.

after what felt like hours but was probably only few minutes, the sound of akia's footprints stopped. rui quickly followed suit. he flinched upon feeling the other's hands on his, but instantly relaxed as he heard his voice. "okay," he nodded, squeezing aika's hands in reassurance. his own eyes were wide as he waited for the cue, and finally-

"oh," he breathed, unable to say much else. the sound of the other's voice filled his ears, but rui could only focus on the beauty above him. they were unlike anything he had ever seen before. stars. "they're real." the brunette whispered, turning his head in every direction in an attempt to take it all in. they were endless, going on for miles, past all that rui once knew.

the absence of warmth from his left hand caused him to redirect his attention to the still-rambling male before him, a small smile finding its way onto his features as the other rambled on. seeing the other's excitement evoked a feeling in rui he had never felt before. warmth bloomed in his chest, an inexplicable feeling that prevented him from looking away from what he could see of the other. beautiful.

akia was right. it was beautiful. everything about this moment was. it was hard to find beauty in most things of their world, so the word was only used sparingly. but, rui believed it to be perfect for this moment. the stars, the freedom, them - it was all so, so beautiful. reaching up to grab the other's hand, rui smiled. "you know," he started, squeezing both of his hands reassuringly. "i know i worry a lot, but sometimes, there are things that make it worth it."

/ are u crying? i'm crying
sry for the lack of dialogue rui is up in his feelings man. bro he loves him so much. i. my heart
ok yes i like that idea omg!!! like here they r. being so cute. and then flashlights and they run but theres a wall ??? or smth so they can't go any further and then the ppl are just like
>:( u guys ar e no longer worthy of our society >:( u are vermin >:( u must be expelled >:( and they're like ???? what and next thing they know everything is gone
ALSO THIS IS SO LONG I'M SORRY
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2019, 02:46:04 PM »
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what was wrong with worrying? aika contemplated that question for a moment, eyes squinting slightly as he thought. “that’s all that everybody does, here. everybody worries about- fame, and wealth, and family, and rules.” shrugging, the taller male pursed his lips together before deciding, “what would it be like if everyone didn’t have a care in the world?” if they were free from their own shackles. even aika was shackled down by his own problems, his own concerns- but he liked to think he worried less than the majority. and he liked to think he was the most free of them all.

“if we ever got caught, what’s the worst that could happen? just throw all the blame on me.” aika had never heard of what happened to rule-breakers. he’d never even heard of rule-breakers in the first place; but, he liked to think that if the time ever came down to it, he’d lay down everything so that rui still had a chance at life, here. he hoped they’d never get caught- but, honestly, he’d risk everything so that his friend could still be a functioning part of society. everything, because he’d been the one to drag rui into this world of innocent rebellion in the first place.

even as rui offered they’d be okay, aika chose to remain silent. rui couldn’t promise something like that, not to aika. they couldn’t keep up this antics for long, and deep down, he knew that things like seeing stars, and other miraculously amazing things would have to come to an end. it wasn’t a road he wanted his mind to travel down, though, and for that, he simply chose not to talk about it.

but for now, it all felt so good. his eyes looked up at the stars, almost unable to wrap his mind around it all. it was something unheard of. how he’d love to experience this every night. he couldn’t even believe he’d been missing out on this sight for so long. beautiful was a word only saved for special occasions in this world, and aika liked to think that stars deserved the use of that word.

he’d been so busy gazing up at the stars that when rui had grabbed his free hand he felt like he’d been pulled back to earth again. he forced his gaze away from the blanket of stars above them to meet rui’s gaze. the stars were reflecting in the other’s eyes, and the sight was just- better than looking at the stars, themselves. “you think so?” he breathed at the other’s words, feelings his lips twitching, fighting a rare smile. something about the remark was so warming, something that brought- what was the word on those papers? happiness. but. so much stronger.

he couldn’t ignore the small flutter in his chest. it was a feeling so weird, and so new. he’d always been the adventurous type, and everything in him was wanting to explore the foreign feeling. there were so many things that a had read about, read about unexplainable feelings and foreign words. always yearning to tell rui about this whole new world he knew about.

the moment was so beautiful. and now- now felt like his chance to say something. the same thing that had been on his mind ever since he read those papers. “rui-” he started, squeezing the other man’s hands gently in his own. “in these papers i read, they talked about this thing-” taking a deep breath, he searched the other’s gaze before carrying on, “it’s called soulmates. it’s hard to explain-- but the main reason i’m even saying all this is because i think you--”

lights.

they suddenly lit up on one side of them, from where the pair had come from. voices carrying. he couldn’t help but curse under his breath at the realization. without much thought, he turned, tugging rui with him. “c’mon, we gotta go.” he wasn’t going to wait around and let them be sniffed out by the brothers. he could feel his heartbeat pounding loudly in his ears as they started a mad dash, hearing commotion over his shoulders. “over there!”

this wasn’t good. rui had been right. what if they’d gotten caught? what if they were going to get caught? and it was all aika’s fault. he could feel an apology burning the back of his throat as he ran, dodging tree trunks and flashlights that seemed to appear from out of nowhere. he was sorry, rui. he was so, so sorry.

// “i can only write about 500 words sorry man”
then proceeds to type up a lil shy of 1.000
frick you claire ily you beautiful being
i’m sobbing so much they’re both up in their feelings. my heart.
the drama tho?? i can’t with the drama???
my heart is going to hurt so badly wtf



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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2019, 07:35:19 PM »
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the way in which aika looked at him was so... indescribable. truly, the brunette could not think of a single word to express the way he had felt in that moment. the burning in his chest only roared harder the longer they stared, its warmth slowly making its way to his cheeks. it was unlike anything rui had ever felt before, and he couldn't pick it apart- it wasn't a bad thing. it sure as hell wasn't bad, just... confusing. unfamiliar.

the feeling only got more intense, until the brunette couldn't help but avert his gaze back to the stars. it almost felt like he could vomit. "y-yeah," rui stuttered, cheeks still burning. "i'm sorry for being, i dunno, paranoid all the time," he sighed, eyes searching the sky for something else, something beyond. for something to hold onto, so that he would never let this moment go. "but, yeah. seeing this makes it all worth it." risking a glance back at akia, rui smiled shly. "so t-thanks, i guess," he started, gaze quickly shifting down to his feet as he kicked at the leaves. "for bringing me here."

hearing the other speak his name brought rui's attention back to him and his inexplicable gaze, and for a brief moment, he wondered why he ever looked away. perhaps this moment could also be described as beautiful, just as the stars above them. rui believes that he'll start using that word a lot more often. he couldn't help but look down to their joined hands as akia continued speaking, listening to every word with a small smile on his face. he ran his thumb over the other's without even thinking about why, just that it felt right, and they really need to do this more often.

aika cuts off himself off, leaving rui hanging. he quirks an eyebrow at the other male, the same small smile lingering on his features as he waits for him to finish. however, the longer the silence stretches on, the more the good feeling starts to fade and anxiety settles back in. "a-akia?" he questions timidly, a worried look making its way onto his features.

but then he sees it. them.

out of the corner of his eye, rui sees light. light that sure as hell didn't come from the sun, and it was far too early for the city to start coming to life, meaning only one thing. "is- is that-" he stammered nervously, risking a glance behind him only to be met with the brothers and their blinding flashlights. before he could fully process exactly what was going, he was being dragged away by the other male.

as soon as they start running, it hits him. "oh. oh my god, aika," he cried out softly, tears beginning to blur his vision, burning his eyes and now, he really could be sick. the brunette tightened his grip on the other's arm, willing his already fatigued legs to go faster, please, faster. don't get caught, don't let them catch up, god dammit. he choked out a sob, feet scrambling to carry his weight further.

this was it. all of the fears and anxiety building up throughout his years spent with aika finally coming true, almost like some cruel joke. is it still worth it? he can't help but think as he struggled to keep up with the other male, the footsteps of the brother behind them getting louder with their voices. is this what you wanted?

no, god, no! because now, what was going to happen to them? the mere thought of breaking the rules never failed to make rui shutter, but there was always comfort in aika. oh, aika, who was always calm, willing to explore and deal with rui's bullshit. and now, they were going to be punished. dealt with in ways that they couldn't even begin to fathom. would they be separated? obviously. starved? tortured? killed?

the thought forces another harsh sob out of the brunette, his legs beginning to grow shaky beneath him. they feel like lead, barely able to carry him any farther and the brothers, they're right behind him, his vision is already blurred from the tears but now their light is making it harder to see and he can't breathe, his chest burns - not in the good way - and he's beginning to lose his grip on aika, and, and-

he trips.

he reaches out to brace himself, palms skidding across the rough ground and elbows giving out under his weight. a boot presses itself between his shoulder blades, digging him further into the ground and knocking the air out of him with a wheeze. the tears keep falling as he drops his head down in the dirt in defeat, choking out sobs. "aika-" he cries out with all that he can, but boot presses harder, cutting him off.

"do you know what you have done?" a deep voice spits at him from above, causing rui to flinch. he's pressed impossibly harder into the ground, struggling to breathe more than ever. the lack of response results in a kick to his side, knocking the air out of him once more as he curls in on himself. "take it easy on him," another voice says from further away, and a few moments later, the weight is lifted. a light is shone in his face, and rui can't see.

/ jshjhg it's because i really )): really like these two ): and i think my lack of writing has built up and is now being dumped all over this.
i also really, really love writing angst which is why this is so long LMAO
i remember writing the part for pilot and eli when eli is taken by pilot's group...that was so much fun. i love making my characters suffer :)
the drama will be over soon hopefully!!! they will b free and happy and in love.
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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2019, 10:44:58 PM »
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everything had been going so well. only moments ago, aika had felt like he was on top of the world. he’d witnessed stars - “a whole other world right above you,” as he’d read from the papers. he’d had rui, his best friend holding his hands, thumb leaving featherlight touches over the back of his hand, giving him pleasant chills. this was a feeling he’d never experienced before. he’d read about it, before-- but explaining it was a whole other level of difficult.

before he could even try to explain his ‘soulmates’ theory, though, everything had crumbled right in front of him. it had been replaced by fear, and worry- because they were going to get caught if aika didn’t do anything fast. and it was all his fault. that was all he could think as they tore through the forestry, basically fighting for survival as they ran along. “it’s okay, it’s okay!” he tried to assure rui as they ran, glancing back at his friend only to see tears welling in his friend’s eyes and- and those tears were all his fault. “don’t look back. just run!” and that was all that he could hope for.

the brother was right on their heels, but it seemed like if they ran for just a while longer, they’d be able to outrun him. there was a chance that they could get out of this unscathed. he felt his heart soaring at the thought-- only for it to quickly plummet once the grip on rui’s hand had slipped, scrambling to a stop at the sudden realization. rui had fallen. he had spun around to try and save him, but before he could even take another step towards the other, the harsh slam of a boot on his friend’s back made him flinch. hearing his name cried out by rui- it hurt more than he’d be willing to admit.

“get off of him!” he’d started to barge his way closer to the brother, only to suddenly see someone appear from the shadows. he barely had that long to react before the shadow-man’s fist collided with his face. shit. his arms were harshly grabbed and put behind his back, struggling against the grip as the man lead him closer to where the brother and rui were. “gotcha.”

“take it easy on him. they’re just kids; they probably don’t know any better than this.” someone was arguing their case? he could hear the two squabbling. the world just seemed to be collapsing around him, and he found it hard to focus on what the pair was saying. ....they knew what they were doing! … they might’ve known what they were doing, but these kids don’t deserve to get killed! … don’t deserve it? who are you to say who deserves to live and who dies?.... the words made little to no sense to him. he just knew that there was nothing he could say to make it better.

he struggled against the brother’s grip, only for a harsh kick in the back of the knees to send him to the ground, a grunt in agony as he did so. then one word in particular rang through the mumbled words. expel. what did expel mean? he saw them both finally reach an agreement, giving a grim nod of their heads before they finally directed their attention to the two boys on the ground.

“we don’t accept rule-breakers in our society. you’re lucky we’re letting you keep your lives.” something dangerous flashed in their eyes, then, as they ominously added, “but if i were in your shoes, i’d be wishing i were dead. you two are expelled from the society. we don’t need scum like you rotting our people.” expelled.

the same brother from before was pulling him harshly back up, dragging him further away from the city-- towards the wall. while previously he’d been confused, suddenly everything made sense. they were getting thrown out of the wall? no. no this couldn’t be happening. “wait! he didn’t do anything! let him go! i-i forced him to come here! take me, just- let him go! please! i’m sorry!”

all the words seemed to be of no use, though, as they simply trudged forward, to a place aika had never been before. he’d never gotten to be so close to the wall- and, suddenly, he wished he could run as far away from it as possible. they scanned the wall with some kind of card, a part of it opening just enough. he struggled, writhed against his captors. “maybe this’ll teach you,” he was told, before he was roughly shoved -- and was sent outside of the wall.

turning around, he watched the faces as they disappeared behind the wall. “no, no, no.” he scrambled to the wall, the small opening- but by then, all he did was run into the closer wall. his hands rested on the structure, taking a deep shaky breath. “let us in!” he yelled, going up to the wall and slamming his forearms against it. “let us in!” nothing.

out of disbelief, weighed down by absolute shock, he fell to his knees. his head rested against the wall, and there he stayed. he could feel the tears pricking his eyes, but he didn’t want to acknowledge them. he didn’t want to acknowledge them, because it’d only bring to light how badly he’d screwed up. “i’m sorry, rui. i’m so sorry.” he turned his teary eyed gaze over to the other, searching his gaze. for forgiveness. something, anything.

 “it’s all my fault, isn’t it?”

////dump the lack of writing all over this pls. if you missed rping then wow you're blessed with these two
rui is?? so cute??? i want to adopt him he's my child now
i really like these two. when they finally admit their feelings it’ll be?? so iconic?? oh gosh??
omg when eli was just given hell. wow they had a lot of angst packed in there
also did we talk about what was outside of the walls?? my memory is totally leaving me rn oops

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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2019, 09:41:46 AM »
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the sound of aika's voice provided temporary comfort to the brunette, but was soon replaced with regret as he heard the sound of his body hit the ground somewhere beside him. why on earth did he call for him, god dammit, aika could have gotten away! but now, here they lay, vulnerable, defenseless on the dirt at the mercy of the brothers. if he wouldn't have fallen, they wouldn't be here. hell, if he hadn't cried out for aika, at least he would be okay.

guilt causes rui to curl in further on himself, the voices of the men above him going completely over his head while he tries to just breathe. while he still can at least. the fragments of their conversation that he catches provide absolutely no comfort, instead supplying him with the information that they're gonna get killed, or expelled, or something, and rui thinks he's too young to die. not like this, at least.

before he can break himself down any further, he's pulled up under the arms, bringing him back to earth. he sees aika, but has to avert his gaze as he stumbles forward. his shoulders sag and aika's distressed voice fills his ears, and for once, he just wants him to be quiet. to accept what's going to happen to them.

if anything, trying to fight back would only make matters worse for them, if that was even possible. his eyes stare ahead, emotionless; the grip underneath his arms starting to hurt a little bit but he doesn't really care at this point. his feet somehow carry him forward, closer to the end.

they reach a wall, the one he'd heard so much about it from both aika and the brothers at school. upon first hearing about it, aika had looked at him with such a look that rui couldn't help but feel giddy. one day, he knew, they would finally see it. but never would he have imagined this situation. there was no excitement, no moment like they had had only a few minutes prior. instead, there was dread, fear and god, please don't let this be the end.

rui is pushed forward, and suddenly, there's silence. his eyes stare ahead, tuning out the sound of akia's voice. instead, he thinks about the world behind him, not beyond. he sees nothing but barren land ahead of him, a stark contrast of the life of their city, their home, filled with mile-high buildings and neatly trimmed trees and life. but here they were, now, scum, alone and left in the dust. literally. 

he slides down the wall to sit beside akia, the silence louder than ever before. he spares a glance over to the other male, and the expression on his face breaks him even further. rui simply shakes his head, new tears beginning to pour over as he looks away and up to the sky. "it's okay," he chokes out after a long moment, voice barely audible. he isn't quite sure what else could be said, so he presses his lips together and exhales through his nose.

pulling his knees to his chest, rui keeps his eyes fixated on the sky. "aika," he started, shifting himself closer to the other male. "the stars." the balls of light remained, shining impossibly brighter. how could something so beautiful continue to shine when it felt like the world was falling apart?

"what do you think is going to happen?" he asks softly, resting his head on the other's shoulder without looking away from the sky. it was a pointless question, for they knew the answer, but part of him wished that akia would tell him that it'd all be okay, that they would find their way back. or better yet, that this was all a terrible dream and they would be waking up anytime now.

but he knew what was really going to happen. tales of what lingered outside of the wall had been told from their childhood to quell their curiosity - uncivilized beasts who would kill you at first sight, poisonous food that would tear you apart from the inside, no homes, places to rest, no people. just you and the wild. this was the end for both of them. it was undeniable.

another sob forced its way from rui's throat before he could say anymore. the brunette turned to bury his face in the other's neck, not wanting the other to see him in such a vulnerable state. his body shook, and everything was so, so cold.

/ LMAOOOOOOO ok i know . you don't like it when i complain abt my writing but come on. this is just rough.
ii'm not even proofreading it u get to deal with it. sry bae
pls adopt him omg he needs the love ):
YES omg i was thinking abt rui mentioning the soulmate thing again but he probably forgot from the Trauma lmao
uhh i think we just said that it'd be barren and empty but then they discover like other civilizations and such
omg what if ): they're scared bc they think every society is like theirs but ): one is super welcoming and ): gosh
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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2019, 10:33:29 AM »
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everything had happened so fast. it was all a blur to aika as he rested his forehead against the cold slab of concrete. the divider between the innocent teens and their old world- their lives, future, and salvation. suddenly all of those seemed to cease to exist. they no longer had lives because they were now in barren land; there was no future because they wouldn’t be able to last long; there was no salvation because there was nothing to grant them refuge in the first place.

it’s okay. the words made him want to laugh. “you say that, but do you believe it?” nothing was okay. nothing would ever be okay. couldn’t rui see that? he turned his gaze away from the other male. the more he stared, the more he realized how he’d completely ruined the other boy’s life. it was a hard fact to come to terms with. he couldn’t tell him that it wasn’t okay. so instead, shuffling to have his back against the concrete slab, he stared blankly ahead at the foreign wasteland.

so this was going to be their home, now... was it going to be their home, or was it going to be their final resting place? a barren land, with nowhere the receive rations for the day, nowhere to get water. how on earth were they going to survive? he swallowed hard as his teary eyes took everything in. scum. that’s what they’d become, and aika knew that rui shouldn’t be out here, scum of the earth. what had he done?

”aika, the stars.” his gaze lifted up towards the sky, and the specks of light in the sky didn’t hold the same miraculous finding as they had, before. it felt almost taunting for them to still be there, up in the sky without a care. he’d risked everything to go and see the stars- so he lost everything and the stars still remained. what a sick, cruel twist of fate.

was it even worth it? he didn’t want to answer the thought. instead, he gently lifted his hand up to the sky, like he had before, as if the flaming stars were just out of reach. while before they’d felt attainable, now they felt even further away. he lowered his hand back to the ground.

soon the other was resting his head against his shoulder, and aika had then to think of an answer to that soft question. aika had always had an imagination, a mind that liked to wander. surely he could come up with a reasonable answer for rui. his throat tightened, staring up at the stars as if they had an answer up there waiting for him. nothing in the papers prepared him for this sort of moment, really...

but making something up to assure rui. that was the least he could do, even if the other caught on that it was only pretend. he shifted just slightly, turning his gaze to the mop of hair that was on his shoulders. but then the other male buried his face against his neck, sobbing softly against the pale expanse of skin.

turning to face the other, he wrapped an arm around the other’s back, gently tangling his fingers in rui’s hair. “sh.. sh…” he gently assured, because he wasn’t sure what else he could possibly say. instead, he held onto rui, silently wishing that he could be strong enough for rui. if he was scared, it would only frighten rui more. so, after a few moments of silence, he eventually spoke.

“our ancestors used to travel from place to place, y’know.” ancestors. like aika could ever even trace his lineage to figure out who they were… “they’d go from one society to another. called nomads.” the stars still reflected in those beautiful eyes as they stared skyward.. it was still so beautiful. watery eyes blinked away tears, willing them down. “so we’ll do that. we’ll be nomads.” they didn’t have much of a choice in the matter, it seemed.

he leaned towards rui, nuzzling his face against the other boy’s hair. “there’s something out here. we just have to find it, yeah? we’ll get to see other forests, and these big giant rocks called mountains, and large puddles of water called oceans. we’ll find all of it.”

his gaze turned away from rui and to the sky. “maybe we’ll even make it to the stars.”

/ i thought it was great babe! i didn’t really give you much to reply to! so i’m surprised you even wrote so much so well ^^
i’m going to adopt him. he will be mine. i’ll squish his cheeks and give him brownies
omg rui brings it up later and there’s aika like “oh… i forgot what it meant haha…. don’t know where i was going with that…”
they’re constantly paranoid about the civilizations and their paranoia gets the best of them a lot )):

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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2019, 03:08:49 PM »
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it was hard for rui to believe in anything at this point, nonetheless a few words he had muttered in an attempt to ease the pain. but, even so, there was truth behind the words; if he didn't mean it, he wouldn't have said anything to begin with. "there's no use in blaming anyone now," he sighed, both physical and emotional exhaustion beginning to take a toll on him. his words were true, though. they were stuck together now, and they couldn't do anything to change that. they might as well embrace it while they're still together. "it's okay, aika. really."

rui carefully watched the other's movements as he reached for the stars once more, only this time it was so much... sadder. there was no joy in his eyes, but rather an expression of loss, defeat; something that rui never thought he'd see in the other. it was disheartening, really, to see the one person who he always knew had a spark in his eyes look so dull.

and even when his fingers tangled themselves in his hair, a gesture of comfort that he had grown quite familiar with through the years, it still wasn't right. he knew that akia was wounded from this, even if he would never admit it. he cried harder into his skin, unable to stop the tears from flowing. sobbing wouldn't open the wall back, he knew this, but the tidal wave of emotions that had built up over the night decided to pour out all at once.

after a few moments, he was able to calm down. swiping at the remnants of tears on his cheeks, he turned away from akia's neck, instead focusing his gaze ahead of him. a shaky exhale escaped him as he drew his legs closer to his chest. "sorry." he muttered, sniffing once before closing his eyes.

as the other began to speak, things started to feel a little familiar. with his eyes shut, there was no stretch of unknown land before him, only darkness. akia's voice filled his ears, and if he squeezed his eyes hard enough, he could imagine that they were back outside of his house only an hour or so ago. his house, with all of his things, memories, that he'll never see again. rui sighed.

akia's abundance of knowledge truly fascinated rui. he was aware of how much the other enjoyed learning about the world beyond, but he never took much thought to it. now, as they find themselves apart of the beyond, he couldn't help but be grateful for his friend's intelligence. he didn't give him enough credit.

the idea of more than just this wasteland beyond them seemed unrealistic. it seemed as though there would be nothing but dirt and dead trees in their surroundings for whatever time they had left. regardless, the other's touch and words brought comfort to rui, even if he still struggled to muster up a smile. in a way, the warm feeling rui had experienced back in the clearing had returned. his cheeks burned in the slightest, accompanied by akia's close proximity, but it wasn't the same. it was sadder, and somehow, lonelier.

"where did you find all of this out?" the brunette spoke softly, "i mean, you know so much. oh-seens?" he tripped over the unfamiliar word, knitting his eyebrows in confusion. "do you really think we can find them?"

rui pressed against the other's touch, feeling a need to get closer for whatever reason. he blamed it on his poor mental state. "back there," the brunette started, unsure of how to properly iterate his feelings. "at the stars. did you feel it too?" rui looked down at his hands, picking away at the caked dirt from his fall. he huffed in frustration, wrapping his arms back around his knees. "that feeling? i don't really know what i'm saying, but it was weird. and i-i don't know. just ignore me."

/ ok i didn't want to end it here but i cannot write anymore. i have officially burned out. only five posts in
aww omg ): pls he probably doesnt even know what brownies are.
SJHJSHGJH i started to introduce that maybe idk its kind of annoying but we can just have them. talk abt it so its on their minds maybe u can also totally forget that part if u want idk
but after their discussion we should probably have them sleep or smth. wake up still close tgt and just <3 aw
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« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2019, 10:15:02 AM »
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usually aika could make the best out of most situations. there were many times where he could look rui in the eyes and know that he was anxious, and scared to do the things they were doing. without fear, he could take the other’s hands in his and assure that everything was going to be fine; maybe tell a few cheesy jokes, recount a few far-fetched tales he’s ready up on before. he’d tell him about everything he’d seen to try and lighten the other’s mood. to make rui feel happy again.

in this moment, though, as he held rui close, he knew there was nothing that he could do or say to cheer rui up. the other male seemed absolutely broken, and aika knew deep down that they both acknowledged it was all his fault. who had been the one to tap the other’s window with rocks? who had been the one to grab rui’s hand and pull him where others had never gone, before?

“don’t be sorry,” he whispered softly, closing his eyes for a moment and just taking the moment in. really, the reality of it all hadn’t hit him. he wanted to cry, but he was so shocked that he couldn’t get a word out. after a few moments, though, he settled for softly asking, “do you regret it? … sneaking around with me. do you regret it?”

it was a question that had been on his mind ever since they were forced out- even a ways before then, too. sometimes he felt like he could see the regret in rui’s eyes, both wishing that he didn’t do it, but fearing that he’d miss out if he didn’t. had aika always forced him to come along?

he closed his eyes, then, trying to calm his own nerves. he decided that if one of them had to take the lead, he’d be the one that’d have to do it. rui didn’t have as much knowledge about the outside world as aika did-- or, though he did… his eyes wandered around the barren wasteland. what if everyone was right? what if everything those people talked about in those papers didn’t exist anymore? what if there really was nothing here but dirt and lack of life. he swallowed hard as the other asked the same question he feared. did he really think they could find them?

“of course we’ll find them,” he murmured, feeling his lips pull into a soft smile as he ruffled the other’s hair. “i found this all out from those papers. i’ve-- read about them so much. they have to be out there.” rui had read the papers, too- just not nearly as many as aika had. the taller male seemed to have become mildly obsessive over those papers, and the world beyond their world.

as if the other’s questions hadn’t been prodding enough. then the other was talking about feelings, emotions that aika had once felt confident to speak about. he opened his eyes and stared up at the sky, furrowing his brows in contemplation. should he tell rui what that feeling was? especially since it seemed to be a mutual feeling?

but, for once, aika felt it. fear. it was almost a foreign feeling to the brunet. it went right to his core, though, his heart. “i don’t know, either.” he answered shortly, turning his gaze to watch the other wrap his arms around his legs. “or- i do know--  i mean-- we can talk about it some other time.” that’s what he settled on saying, too scared of being rejected to say much else. underneath the discovery of the stars, he’d felt so confident. invincible. now, in this world, he felt so… weak and vulnerable. he couldn’t say it, not now.

shifting, he laid his head back against the wall, holding the other loosely in his arms. sleep gripped at him. and he was sure he could hear the other talking, but it gentle background noise to his current, tired state. with his eyes closed, he finally caved in to his exhaustion and fell asleep to gently stroking the other’s hair.

///rip it was good for the first five posts ha i’m jk
and adsfjkladf i will make him brownies and he will feel blessed mkay
asdfjklasfd aika?? actually being a coward for once??? not very likely but it happened



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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2019, 07:35:54 PM »
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does he regret it? "no," he answered without hesitation, shaking his head before sinking further against the wall. "why would you even ask that?" rui sniffed, crossing his arms. asking such a question was pointless; there was hardly a meaningful memory of rui's that didn't involve the other male. asking if he regretted the time they spent together was like asking if he regretted all of his life decisions.

aika was the only semblance of family rui had in his life. the few years the brunette had spent with his legitimate family were now distant memories, holding no true significance to his life. there were times where he pondered what life would be like if he had stuck with them, but these moments of contemplation were useless; he couldn't go back, especially now.

instead, his childhood was filled with a curious boy who never gave up on him. filled with late nights sitting criss crossed on cold floors, whispering words that would never be said otherwise. memories of secretly exchanging food under the table because rui hated potatoes but loved apples. even the most basic parts of his day were always accompanied with thoughts of the other male - it was hard to imagine what his life would be like without aika because there wouldn't be anything to begin with.

"why else would i have stuck around this long?" rui sighed, looking over to the other only to be met with closed eyes. he turned his gaze away once again, his own eyes beginning to droop shut. "you know me better than anyone, a. think about it."

and it was true. rui was apprehensive enough on his own - it had taken months for him to say more than a few words at a time to akia, not to mention other people. once the pair had found each other, rui no longer felt the need to deal with others. there was one person who was willing to listen to him, and he felt that was enough.

although, as time passed, rui grew comfortable in the silence. knowing that there was always someone to confide in was a comforting thought, but a majority of the time, it was the other way around. anything from akia excitedly sharing something new he had read from a paper he "accidentally" carried along with him, a glint in his eyes the brunette had never seen before to something as simple as hearing about the ins and outs of the other's day. rui appreciated it for what it was, and part of him never wanted that dynamic of theirs to dissipate.

given this, it wasn't difficult for rui to recognize when the other was upset. while akia may not outwardly show it in the ways that he does, there were still certain things that the brunette could see through, no matter how much akia may try to hide it. "don't be so hard on yourself, aika, okay?" he muttered, settling in further against the other male. "promise me that much."

hearing the other's own exhaustion through his words prompted rui to reply with a mere "okay." it was clear that they wouldn't be getting much further on this topic, and given the current situation, the brunette felt no need to push. if anything, rui was going to keep that moment to himself for now. it had been so special, so unique and something he knew he'd treasure for however long he had left, even if there was no solid explanation behind it. if i die in my sleep, he thought to himself right as he began to drift off, at least i saw the stars.

...

rui awoke to a comforting warmth enveloping him. his back ached from his poor sleeping posture, but the presence of the other male beside him provided enough to compensate. the events of the night prior hadn't fully come back to him yet, but for this he was grateful; knowing what the future had in store for them, he could seriously use a few more minutes of peace.

he kept his eyes closed in hopes that sleep would take reign over him once more, only to be distracted by a...sniffing? sound. rui turned into akia, thinking that the other male was responsible for the suspicious sound, but to no avail. he frowned, turning away and willing the sound away.

when a few more moments passed without any success, the brunette took a deep breath, trying his best to ignore the newly ignited pit of anxiety in his stomach. counting down in his head, rui braced himself for whatever may be beside him, opening only one eye once he reached the end.

"oh- oh my god!" rui screamed as his eyes widened, scrambling away from akia and the- the thing, as quickly as possible. this was it, he decided. they had barely lasted a day and now they were going to die. way to go. he fell backwards, falling back on his elbows as the creature pounced on him, immediately attacking him with its tongue.

the brunette winced as the assaults kept coming, trying his best to inch away, only to be tackled by the beast. its weight was bored into his ribs, knocking the air out of him. "a-a-" he started, only to cut himself off with a gag as the thing licked into his mouth. rui turned his head to the side to avoid anymore unwanted mouth-to-mouth, coughing out a weak "aika!" in hopes that the other would hear.

/ ok but actually i was doing pretty good and now there's this. im rly sorry
LMAOO i just had to have a dog come i hope thats ok....... i wanted a chicken maybe but idk i really wanted the Scrambling away and then aika laughing his ass off seeing him like that
we can abandon the dog later nbd i just rlly....needed to see this
ALSO i would've gotten this up sooner but i got distracted by watching olympic highlights sjsfhjsfh sorry
tell akia i lov him...and its ok to show his emotions........pls
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aika "a" seo-yeon
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there had been a lot on a’s mind as he drifted into an uneasy sleep that first night. rui had told him not to be so hard on himself, but he knew it was easier said than done. there was nobody else to be so hard on; rui had merely been a boy following after his best friend. if aika hadn’t come into his life, then rui would most definitely still be in those walls. he wouldn’t know about the stars, or the papers, or the world outside of here. he’d just know that their world in the walls were perfect, and that was all he’d ever need to know.

he had fallen asleep with his arms resting around rui, not wanting to let go of the only thing he really had left in this world. when he’d woken up, he had been started awake by absolute fear of the worst- because the warmth of the other was gone, and rui was instead shrieking in horror. “what? what?” he startled awake, standing up and eyes immediately settling on this big hairy beast looming over rui, aggressively attacking him with his tongue. he gazed at the sight and then- then he burst into soft laughter at the sight. “oh my god. rui.”

aika had never seen one in real life, before. he watched as the animal licked the other boy before walking over, heaving the dog with a grunt up and off of his friend. “wow. they’re softer than i thought,” he remarked, kneeling down to the dog’s level. he ran a hand along the animal’s hair - fur, and then softly laughed. “aw. why would you be scared of this cute li’l guy?”

petting the animal, he then turned his gaze over to rui before supplying, “this is a dog.” dog. what a weird name for an animal. “apparently they used to be protectors of man. funny, isn’t it?” how odd that people used to rely on this dog to protect them. it looked like this furry little creature could barely harm a fly; how could it keep anyone safe?

after petting the dog for a while, he glanced at rui before adding, “you can pet him too, you know. he won’t bite.” or at least, he doubted that the dog would bite. he couldn’t be entirely sure. was he going to tell rui that? absolutely not; the guy would never forgive him.

his thoughts were cut off by a sudden, gentle rumble of hunger in his stomach. it was enough to make him frown with thought, unsure what to do. straightening, he glanced around at the wasteland surrounding them before supplying, “c’mon. let’s see if there’s a place where we can find something to eat....” if not, they might as well starve.

//this post is short i’m sorry i suck at timeskips
CAN THEY KEEP HIM I LOVE A DOG
Aika is like “screw emotions… except if i’m laughing at rui getting attacked by a dog”