Zexal OTP Challenge Day 28 - Getting possessive over the other
Rei clears Yuma’s mind with the gift of the Barian’s Force. It was a choice between that, or strike Yuma down with his own hands. After all, they couldn’t be together on different sides, could they?
A/N: Featuring brainwashed!Rei. I might have interpreted “possessive” a little too literally.
“Beautiful, isn’t it?”
Rei’s grip on Yuma’s hair slackened, as the boy stood helplessly transfixed by the card Rei was holding before his eyes. It had cleared Rei’s mind to the truth of this foolish war, and now it would do the same for Yuma. It was the least Rei could do for his friend…his…no.
I think I want more than that.
The Emperor’s Key had been tossed aside, possibly in the possession of one of Yuma’s other friends; if Rei had gotten to it just that much faster, he wouldn’t have had to worry about Astral ever returning to spoil this. Just a few seconds longer and he’d have been gone.
You’re better off without him anyway, Yuma.
The normal reddish-brown of Yuma’s eyes was steadily dulling to pink in one eye, matching the pink in one of Rei’s own, Yuma’s feeble movements against Rei weakening quickly, strength draining away as the Barian power cleared his mind. It was the best thing Rei could do for Yuma – it was that, or have to destroy him, and that would be a pity.
No-one would lay a hand on you but me, in any case.
Slowly, Yuma’s grasping hand which had been desperately trying to free him from his pinned position loosened and fell from Rei’s arm. A genuine smile broke out on Rei’s face, and after a moment’s hesitation, a similar smile appeared on Yuma’s face. His mind had been strong against the card’s will, but the might of the Barians would win out in the end, of course.
We can be together forever. That’ll make you happy, right?
“All…for the sake of the Barian World.”
The sentence sounded strange in Yuma’s mouth, and for a second Rei wondered why, why it sounded so wrong, before the thought vanished like a slate wiped clean.
Of course it wasn’t wrong. It was perfect.
“No…” Rei responded quietly, curling his arms around Yuma in a possessive, enveloping hug. “All for your sake.”
I won’t let any of them touch you. Don’t worry.
This is the only way we can be together now.