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07 August 2009 @ 02:55 am
Siren [Guzoro x Lala]  
Title: Siren
Pairing: Guzoro x Lala
Fandom: D.Gray-Man
Genre: Angst, Friendship
Rating: G
Word Count: 433

Siren

 

A hundred years was too long spent, and four hundred more than enough to kill a girl (the second time around).

 

She was created in the eye of beauty, of placating, temporary pleasures, and of fated love and ending. She spun and danced and captivated the residents (those who still lingered and had hope—hope dying). They called her “Sweet” and “Lovely” but never gave her a definitive name because names changed and she never did. She remained their gorgeous, perfect dolly forever and ever and ever.

 

And then, one day, they all disappeared. And left her there, to rot inside a chest. She seethed in her lonesomeness, rejection like the pulling of limbs piece by piece. Once in a while, the loathing would grow so intense she felt like suicide. Except she couldn’t because she wasn’t real, had no heart (no flesh no bones no-thing). The humans breathed into her artistic life and abandoned her when the apocalypse became too much to suffer.

 

What happened when the city fell…

 

this was always asked

 

She heard the rumors from far away, from hapless children who came wandering into her forgotten home. She wanted so anxiously to be friends with them, to hold a conversation (holding hands) and recite poetry in the moonlight and sing arias and ballads. But they always ran in fright or screamed bloody murder, curdling shrieks and wails resounding into chilled, mangled heavens.

 

Then she would kill them, because it was only right, because they betrayed her (never gave her the chance to love them). She would have been a good friend, the best-best friend.

 

But they all fled, thinking she was a monster.

 

And then he came along…

 

wrapped in filthy gauze and adorning hermit bandaged wounds

 

He called himself Guzoro and smiled up at her angelically (what she could make out of his scarred face). He didn’t call her abominable or monstrous but simply stayed by her side, mute but warm and patient. She was touched (any girl would be). And so, she offered her millionth offer to sing—from birds to boys, from girls to gutter-rats—and he accepted it gladly.

 

“Lala.”

 

That was to be her name…

 

Gingerly she picked him up with ghost-woman arms, strong and lovingly, and carried him beyond the cruel suffocations of the outside-world. Within the domains of her sorceress-land she could keep Guzoro safe and nurture him without worry.

 

Lala held tight and whisked them both into a crystal abyss. (Miles away, a villager gasped in marvel as an explosion of light radiated from the haunted city of the dead.)

 
 
 
L: axel and roxasleafyaki on August 7th, 2009 11:45 am (UTC)
This is gorgeous. I love the lyrical quality of this, it's a fairytale in itself of a heartbreaking story. The first line is so striking, and it made me want to read the next, and the next, and the next. Gah, one of the most heart-wrenching arc ever in the manga, and you made it even more poignant.

Well done, I love it ♥
Y U no auto-translate?lye_tea on August 7th, 2009 11:48 am (UTC)
This arc made me almost cry. Their story is so beautiful but tragic.

Thank you! :)
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Y U no auto-translate?lye_tea on August 7th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
They're so beautiful together. *______________*

We seriously are. ♥
Seven for a secret that can never be told: Those summer daysp_sky on August 7th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
Lala T.T

This was gorgeous to read and I absolutely loved it; makes me want to go back and read this part again ♥
Y U no auto-translate?lye_tea on August 7th, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)

I wish their arc were longer....