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21 January 2009 @ 01:43 am
Acid Bullets [Kunzite x Minako]  
Title: Acid Bullets
Pairing: Kunzite/Malachite x Minako
Fandom: Sailor Moon
Genre: Angst, Romance
Rating: PG
Word Count: 576

Acid Bullets

Sometimes, he sees her as she passes through the hallways. Her eyes are always glazed over and startled (like she is awaiting someone). Her hair fans out, long and hanging it looks like a dead man’s rope.

And once she even smiles.

It is so different, so uncharacteristic, so tellingly pretty and unlike her.

-

She calls herself Venus and expects him to remember it.

(He does, but never addresses her by that.)

She sighs and gestures for him to follow.

(He does, because it is the formal thing to do.)

She tells him a story handed down the years: once upon a time, there is a girl and a boy. She leaves out their names—for him to fill in the blanks. And questions him wittily with her eyes. Maybe, maybe, he will remember.

Only to forget.

-

Kunzite vows to protect her. She laughs.

Venus is a goddess is not in need of protection (especially from petty, insignificant, weak mortals).

She says as much. And allows him to push her away. It is better. Venus does not ever love (Venus is only a symbol).

But when he asks her to dance—demands—she agrees. It comes as a shock but a happy one. And sometimes, even Venus likes to let her guard down. Because sometimes, even the symbol cannot live vicariously.

And so, she places her hand in his, twirls the flowing skirts of her dress and steps.

Slow and direct, the waltz continues.

And no one notices (who they really are).

In a masquerade, the mask is all that is essential.

-

Queen Serenity is like a surrogate mother, and like all mothers warned her of all the dangers and disasters that will come. She rambles off a million and one lists as premonitions. Her eyes glisten (tearing) and beats into her fake-daughter’s head: listen and lead.

Leave.

Venus does not. She likes pretending to be a real goddess far too much.

-

They meet in secret, in private, in partially lit rendezvous that wane before morning. Always.

They kiss and embrace and depart.

(Venus sighs. For now, this will suffice.)

-

She never thought he would betray her. Or them. He was supposed to be her prince. But when he personally shot the spear straight into her side, that is when she finally woke up.

After an eternal sleep, Venus rises with all her lovely furies. She engulfs them in an acrid cloud, draws from her own barren surface and batters their bodies down with gravelly rain. Kunzite falls, desperate and grasping for the ledge.

Venus looks on, steely and stern and remorseless.

And when Queen Serenity tosses them apart and into separate worlds, still, he tries to touch her hand. Almost, he succeeds. Venus falls, Venus clouds over her eyes and thinks of red-burnished hearts.

-

In this life, she ceases to play a goddess and he stops all veneers of being good.

At the moment they meet, she knows it’s war (he declares it so). Speak to me. I want to tell you a story. Answer me. He turns his head away, not daring to look her in the eye (avoidance is good, painless and indifferent).

In this life, they are enemies (again). But this time, she’s ready to win. No more hesitations.

Venus has chosen a side.

(So has he.)

Rain rushes down in acid bullets. Venus holds up her arms and understands he’s about to die.

 


 
 
 
suppis_tenshisuppis_tenshi on January 21st, 2009 09:32 pm (UTC)
I always thought Venus and Kunzite's romance was the most tragic of all the senshi. And I always wished they would have addressed the past more in the present day. Love your interpretation. Too many favorite lines to quote here. ♥

Oh, and you have the wrong fandom listed. xD

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Y U no auto-translate?lye_tea on January 22nd, 2009 03:49 am (UTC)
Hee hee. Thank you.

Will rectify immediately! *facepalm*
Princesskitten: embrace by udarksong17kitty_smile on February 6th, 2009 08:09 am (UTC)
I really have to agree with you here I saw a pic of venus and kuzite kissing and I am trying to find it so i can ask someone to make and icon..

I also read a fanfic about where venus was charged with treason by her planet and as her duty she was killed while he watch in the crowd with mamarou with unshead tears as he lovely venus died for what was right.. i wish i remember who wrote that story it was so well that it made me cry
suppis_tenshisuppis_tenshi on February 6th, 2009 08:20 am (UTC)
Is it this pic?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v620/sapphiresonata/kunzven.gif

Sorry I don't know about the story, it sounds great!

~^__^~
Princesskitten: butt sexkitty_smile on February 6th, 2009 08:11 pm (UTC)
yeah the story i found like 2 years ago and i forgot to save it *face palm* its forever stuck in my head and trying to find it


O yeah thats the pic its so pretty and yet sad i need to read the mangas again.

that pics reminds me of the song from Jekll and hyde broadway "in his eyes"

this line "when i think of him i remember.....in his eyes i can see where my heart longs to be in his eyes i see a gentle glow and thats where ill be safe i know..."
Y U no auto-translate?lye_tea on February 8th, 2009 05:50 am (UTC)
Whoa! Is this pic canon or a doujinshi???
suppis_tenshisuppis_tenshi on February 8th, 2009 06:16 am (UTC)
I wish it was canon! But nope, its from a doujinshi called "Moon Fight Manga" which is a parody of SM. I don't know anything more than that, sorry!

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Y U no auto-translate?: sadlye_tea on February 8th, 2009 06:30 am (UTC)
*sad*

It's okay. But if only there were scanlations for it! T_T
suppis_tenshisuppis_tenshi on February 8th, 2009 06:55 am (UTC)
If only! ;-;

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vbabe1: singingvbabe1 on May 15th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
moh~ if you can find it, I know someone who can translate! :weep:
lovelylyttonlovelylytton on January 23rd, 2009 11:34 am (UTC)
They are so tragic. Poor souls. Makes it even more interesting to read about them though^^ Lovely writing, thank you for sharing.
Y U no auto-translate?lye_tea on January 23rd, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks. Yeah, these two just scream angst.
alizep: venus_tux_darkalizep on January 23rd, 2009 03:59 pm (UTC)
She likes pretending to be a real goddess far too much.

Loved this line.
tigerlylleetigerlyllee on February 6th, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
Amazing!
I hope to someday be able to write stories like this. It was truly a treat to read. Thank you!
vbabe1vbabe1 on May 15th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
wow. So unique! I just adore it.