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"Read or drink coffee, usually at the same time. He likes it quiet and peaceful."
"Impressive. Who is his best friend?"
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"Smart enough to know it’s a friggen’ stupidass idea to sign your soul off."
"Yeahno. I’m not real keen on that idea…. Is my soul the only thing you’re hot for…?"
"Didn’t you say anything? Here I thought you were a man of your word, Zack."
Pitiful creatures humans are….
"He’s fine." he responded, rolling his neck as the other’s voice came up in his head.
A soft laugh escaped him.
"And you must be Aqua…" he grinned.
"You say you never accept yet you’ve done exactly that before. You trusted. You were naive and you got hurt. Beaten and blooded and left for dead by your friend.”
"Do not misunderstand me in your rush to jump to conclusions about me. I’m capable of reading your mind and my host has knowledge of your past. You know nothing of me and my origins. Or even what I am. Yet you raise your sword at me."
"What if I am your beloved Sephiroth? What would you—" he stopped talking. He looked like he stopped breathing as he fell to his knees, eyes dilating and glowing a powerful green before he started coughing.
His fingers wrapped around his neck and his coughs grew stronger. A few more and his own blood was visible on his lip and the ground.
He looked up, confusion and worry in his eyes. Then he recognized that face.
"— Aqua…" one of the hands around his neck reached out for her. "— I can’t breathe— I—" more coughs.
"—help—" his strangled voice came between gasps and coughs.
“Sephiroth is not a monster!" She yelled, whipping her keyblade in front of her. A loud sound, like the ling of glass echoed around them, preceding the formation of hundred of tiny shards of… was it light? Spinning shards of some indescribable material formed in the arm around her, awaiting her command to attack.
She doubted his ability to read her mind. If he could, then it was only what he could glean from the surface of her mind. If he knew what her weapon was, something far from a simple sword, this demon would be running with his tail between his legs. Her keyblade could drive the darkness from him with a well aimed strike. She just had to will it in that same moment. If Xehanort could use it to further break Terra then surely she could…
But all her attack plans and strategies were quickly scattered to the winds as his taunting ceased and he began to cough. Was it a feint? She was sure until she saw the blood. Something like that wasn’t so easily faked…
Was he breaking free?
"It’s alright," Aqua said softly. She moved in closer, allowing the hand that reached for her to slide over her shoulders as she helped to support him. She still held her weapon on her hands, and the shards still fluttered innocently in the air around them.
A green light flickered to life around her palm, and she carefully touched his chest,
"Just relax and breathe."
Delightful that she fell for it… yes… a little closer, human… come a little closer…
The demon was panting, still on his knees and body shaking. It was simple.
It was a swift movement. She was made of light it seemed with what had now surrounded her. It was a pleasant warmth. Burning almost. Then again, when was that a problem to a demon?
Oh ye of little faith…
This one had faith. It just wasn’t as strong anymore. She doubted her feelings for Sephiroth. She doubted his feelings for her. She doubted if she will ever find her friends again.
His hands raked through her hair and he pulled her down to eye level.
The blood was still tainting his lips and his teeth when he grinned. His eyes would have flashed a different color but that was one of the things that he and his host had in common.
"So you do care." he tugged harsher, bringing her to her kneels and wrapping a hand around her throat.
"What do you think his reaction would be to me strangling the life out of you?"
She would attack him, he might withstand it and take the damage, if only to hurt her more. Or he could get away with what little fun he just had.
He let go of her hand and raised it, his fingernails turning black and growing longer to form sharp claws.
He brought them to his own neck, sliding his index nail over his throat and creating a shallow cut that was deep enough to seep some blood.
He closed his eyes, shivering in the anticipation and the actual thought of death.
"I won’t kill you." he reassured her.
"I will make you watch him die." he grinned.
"Up close and personal. Watch him die. Watch him leave you and abandon you just like all of your friends. Just like your master."
A slow, maniacal chuckle resonated from his lips.
"Better yet. Choose. Your darling little non-monster. Or your own life. Which would it be?"
She latched her free hand around his, nails digging into his gloved hand and scratching at her own skin as she tried to give herself a chance to breathe. She found none, and could only gasp out a few words.
But while she could barely speak a word, her mind was racing with every way she wanted to take his taunts and throw them back at him. To take his false absolutes and shatter them as easily as he thought he could shatter her.
But once more, the sight of blood caused her to pause. Every righteous thought was put aside. Thoughts of victory were dashed because no matter what she thought… she couldn’t attain it like this.
She knew there were other who could carry on what shed intended to finish. If the harsh sight of the keyblade graveyard had taught her anything, it was that the keyblade’s reach was endless. There were always others.
She’d have to leave it to them.
Aqua let go of his hand, allowing his to resume full grip on her windpipe as she shut her eyes. She didn’t even fight back, aside from the way her body shook and jerked as the air was cut off from it.
She’d made her choice, she’d picked Sephiroth. He’d suffered enough, she knew that, and still didn’t think himself someone worthy of forgiveness. She wanted to believe that he was, he deserved it more than she could say.
.. But he couldn’t gain it if he let this thing stay in control.
Her eyes snapped open, her look fierce as she gritted her teeth and raised her weapon. He could try and take her life, but only after she was done.
She jammed her keyblade forward, the entire blade portion sticking into his chest. It left no wound, no physical cut to his clothing or his skin, just a reddish hue around the weapon itself as it sunk into him.
Her vision was getting hazy at the edges, and even as she tried to speak her lips began to grow paler.
One last thought occured as she gave the weapon a twist.
"This is my choice."
The demon watched her surrender. He watched her give into what he had offered her.
He said he wouldn’t kill her. There would be no benefit to him killing her like this. Not really. Plus it would make his host quite spiteful and vengeful. Not something he wished to push.
So, from the start. Her life was never in any real danger.
He winced when the blade slid into his chest.
What an invading light… so overwhelming and just. Annoying. Was this how they fixed their worlds?
The twist was interesting. What was she trying to unlock? He looked down and then back up.
"Pity. If I had a heart, that might have really hurt me."
He was in pain. The light was bright and annoying. His eyes danced over the hand around her neck. A flick of his wrist and her neck would have snapped with the most lovely sound.
He threw her off to the side, grabbing the handle of the keyblade and slowly taking it out, throwing it back to her.
His chest felt funny… weak. He didn’t like it.
He stood up, cracking his neck and easily healing the wound on his throat.
"What do you think would have happened had you died right here? He was watching. He was clawing for control. Not to let his little bluebird die. She’s innocent… she has nothing to do with this… let her go...”
He started to walk away.
"I said I wasn’t going to kill you. If you come after me, I won’t hesitate a single fucking second to end you. Slowly and intimately. Understood?"
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