Teaser: "Maybe I should pay Rubedo a visit, I thought as I took a long drink of the liquid fire in the glass. It's not as thought I'd ever be unwelcome with him, which would be a pleasant change from my own marriage."
Inspiration: My brother –god, this is all his fault, too :P My favorite characters needed the type of love and attention they get from a crazy fan-fiction writer. Not to mention, I didn't want Jinn or Gaignun Kukai/Negrado to die…
Rating: M, for safety... I'm not quite sure where this story will end up yet, so the M rating is just a formality ^^
Warnings: -Language -Random supernatural elements -Norse influences -Renamed characters (see ANs!)
Main Pairing: Gaignun Kukai, Jr.(Rubedo)/Shion Uzuki
Setting: AU! They've taken a little vacation to a world of mine 3
POV: Shion and Junior, since it's more fun that way :P (first person)
Summary: One of the many things Shion Uzuki and Rubedo Kukai have in common is their inability to share their troubles. These two go on pretending everything is fine and dandy because they would rather fake that smile than to be a burden to their friends. Luckily, these two are best friends that can share with each other. But aside from their friendship, a big pot of lust has been boiling over on the back-burner for years. When both of them suddenly become unattached, how can they resist what's always been simmering between them?
Additional ANs: This story is partially due to the lack of good stories for this pairing available at this time. Also, Allen just pisses me off for some reason, so he becomes a pseudo-villain here for my entertainment :P The soundtracks from the games helped to keep me on course… Must. Play. Xenosaga. Now. . For the sake of my sanity, 26-year old Rubedo actually looks it and I will continue to refer to him as Rubedo. His younger brother will be referred to as Negredo. Shion's relationship with her brother Jinn is still strained, but I changed the reasoning around some because it was interesting to me…
Universe:"Reunion Federation" Set in the distant dystopian future. Generally, the things I write occur in large metropolis known as Mystic in the York Providence of the Reunion Federation, on Midgard (Earth) during or around the year 2492 CE. Around 2137, the Earth suffered a nuclear winter brought on by war. It decimated the population, but the human race lived on because of the sizable Martian colony and the Lunar colony. They rehabilitated the Earth, scrubbing the radiation out of the soil, but meanwhile, the governing body (The Reunion Federation) decided to have a full population ready to be put in place on Earth, which they had taken to calling Midgard once more. Women are allowed to birth up to four of their own children to raise. The rest of their eggs must be "donated" (see "tyrannical government forces") and fertilized. The children are then birthed from artificial wombs and are raised together in crèches. This creates one of the major class differences. Fast-forward 300-plus years. The world has only gotten worse. The government is hugely ineffective, and the world is run by powerful mafia/mob/yakuza organizations and businessmen.