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Candace ([personal profile] candyfloss) wrote in [community profile] thisisyourstory2010-04-03 11:12 pm

[excerpt] Broken Silence

Author: [personal profile] candyfloss
Series: Kingdom Hearts
Characters: Roxas, Xion, Axel
Notes: Title is for the excerpt, not the overall fic -- this is a silly scene from the unfinished first draft of a WIP I am quite happy with so far, currently weighing in at about 3k. Quality likely bad, but hey, if I post an excerpt, I'm likely to finish it. I might do this more often with my longer fics. :)

In fact, Axel did seem to return back to his ordinary self as they walked through the corridor of darkness, and the sudden shift was maybe even stranger than how he'd been acting before. It was obvious neither he nor Xion wanted to bring up his and Saïx's odd mood, and before long Xion rather tactfully planted the conversation on Demyx. “Poor guy. He's good at playing that instrument.”

“Sitar,” Axel said.

“Mm,” she nodded. “I wonder if I played an instrument, before.”

“Me too,” Roxas frowned. He wondered if the boy in red was a musical type.

Axel leaned over to him. “You know what I think?” he grinned, “I bet you have a good singing voice.”

Roxas felt the colour surge to his cheeks for no apparent reason. “W-Why would you think that? I've never tried singing before.”

“Oh, just a hunch.” But Axel kept grinning that grin of his, the one which always made Roxas feel like there was some joke he wasn't in on. Xion glanced back at them.

“Can you sing us a song? It is a little quiet in here.”

“I-I don't know any songs!” Roxas spluttered, feeling his face heat further. “Stop going along with him!”

“Okay, sorry,” Xion suppressed a smile.

“Man, Roxas, you could fry an egg on that face of yours.”

“S-Shut up!”

Axel and Xion laughed, and Roxas found himself smiling, despite himself. If nothing else, he had to be grateful to Saïx for at least giving them a precious moment like this, where the three of them, together, could laugh and be happy and forget everything except each other.