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[Yama fic] Forbidden Love (Part 6)

Title: Forbidden Love
Pairing: Yama (Ohno x Sho)
Rating: PG-13
Genre: AU, antiquity, angst, romance, friendship
Disclaimer: Purely fictional, for entertainment only
Summary: For once Prince Satoshi and Sho both expressed their true feelings.


Part 6

Satoshi

He left the room again. It seems he doesn’t like to stay here more and more recently. I cannot make him stay after all.

“Nii-san, Nii-san, are you listening to what I said?” Masaki’s voice brought me back to reality. “I brought you some gyokuro tea, which should be good in soothing your stomach.”

“Thank you. I will ask the servant to make me some – ”

“My lord, a guard reported that Prince Jun and Sakurai-san got into a fight in the garden!”

I froze at the report. Sho, why do you have to provoke him?!”

“Nii-san, be careful! I’ll help you!” I didn’t even know I had already stood up until I heard what Masaki said. I let out a forced smile just signaling him not to worry. But my heart was like being squeezed.

“Stop it! Guard, take Sakurai Sho away to wait for his punishment!” Seeing Jun’s sword, I yelled out without even thinking. “Jun – ” Due to walking too fast, I had a little shortness of breathes. “I didn’t manage my people well and offended you. Please accept my apologies.” Sho passed by me when the guard took him away. I could feel his gaze. But I didn’t look at him, instead I walked straight towards Jun.

“You – ” I heard Jun let out a sigh. “Actually I just came here to tell you – ”

I interrupted him with a smile before he could finish. “You don’t need to say anything. I don’t blame you for anything. We are on different ground. What will come in the future – may be inevitable. But what happened today, I hope you can do me a favor and let it go. Masaki, it’s about time you go back with Jun for dinner.”

I didn’t wait for them to have any response before I turned around and went back to my palace. Upon my return, the guards immediately reported to me that Sho was brought to the basement. The basement was much colder than the outside. I saw him being tied to a chair, still expressing his anger in his eyes.

“Don’t you know your place in the palace? He is a prince, don’t you know? Can’t you let me worry less about you for a change?” My stomach started hurting again due to agitation.

“Don’t be upset, please – ” His tone became softer as he saw that I’m in pain. “It’s my fault. I should have learned to stay calm after following you for so long. Your Highness, please punish me. I don’t ever want you to pay the price of getting hurt in order to protect me. I’m not afraid of pain, or to get hurt or even death. But I’m afraid to see you suffer. You’re my master. How can I let my master to always get hurt because of me?” His eyes expressed sadness and remorse. “Your Highness, you can hand me over to Prince Jun, or you can put me in prison. I don’t care. Just send me to a place where I can no longer embroil you or hurt you!”

“You – stay here and do some good self-reflection! I don’t want to argue with a lunatic!” No, no! I can’t let it continue! Besides fleeing, I don’t know anymore how I can pretend – that I don’t care – ”


Sho

I was not fooled by him this time, really. Although putting up a cold front, but the worries and concerns in his eyes had sold him out. Still teetering and yet you come to save me. How come it seems I’m just starting to understand the rules of the royal game and I already hate it?! Can you tell me how you’re able to come this far?

Finally said out what’s on my mind. Seeing him leave in such awkward predicament, I suddenly want to laugh out loud instead. He stopped in surprised, turned around and looked at me.

“Your Highness, I finally came around, and don’t flee anymore. And now it’s your turn to run? What did I say wrong? Before I came to the palace, I was a naïve brat; after coming to the palace, I’m the stubborn one who doesn’t understand the open strife and veiled struggle. But – I want to be with Your Highness! I’m so dumb, so many things I don’t understand unless it was explained to me, but can’t you just teach me?” I felt warm fluid flowing down my cheeks. “You want to read, I’ll hold the light for you; you want to battle, I’ll be your pioneer; you want to drink poison, I’ll drink with you – ”

“Sho – ”

I thought I was the only one crying. But I saw that he’s even more miserable.

“Why do you have to say it out loud? If you say it, I will have to reject you. Our relationship cannot be changed. Just let us maintain the peaceful master and servant relation! One day, I will let you go back to your family. One you, you’ll also see how merciless I am. But I don’t want you to see me killing my own brothers and then pointing at me and say ‘You’re no different from them!’ After tonight, everything will be the same as before.”

“Fine! Then tonight – only one night tonight, can we be truthful for once? I don’t call you ‘Your Highness’ and you treat me like a friend. Tomorrow I will go back to be the old Sakurai Sho again. Can we?” I kept looking at him with pleading eyes, until he finally nodded his head.

For the past sixteen years, tonight seems to be my happiest and yet the most oppressive night. It’s the first time I see him laughing so freely to me, alone; but it’s also the first time that I see him crying so heartily. I know that his stomach was hurt and I should not let him drink. But we would never have the chance to drink together like this again and I just let ourselves be spoiled for just one time.

“ – Born in the royal family – who’s fault was that? Met at the forbidden palace – who’s fault was that? Kept harming in order to protect the loved ones – who’s fault was that?” He began to spill out his heart with the power of alcohol. He came over to me, and without any warning, took me into a tight embrace. “Sho – do you know? Ever since the first time I saw you – I already told myself – I can’t let you get hurt – I did it – didn’t I?”

So that’s what it is? Since the first time we met? So I have already owed you so much?

I carefully put him on his bed and sat next to him, gently wiped away the wetness on his cheeks. “Satoshi – ” I can call you Satoshi tonight, right? “You did well. You have protected me very well. Therefore, from now on, you can rest. Let me protect you instead, OK?” I put a blanket over him and gently tugged him in bed.

Satoshi, starting tomorrow, we’ll have to go back and play our own roles…..



To be continued.....


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yun_miyake
Aug. 19th, 2014 10:04 pm (UTC)
so they are going to be apart T^T
sho, please be strong,,,
and prince satoshi,,,i hope there's nothing will happen next :((
thank you for this chapter as well
coolohoh
Aug. 20th, 2014 12:57 am (UTC)
kyaaaaaaa they finally said it...
icha_kazeinda
Aug. 20th, 2014 01:33 am (UTC)
huaaaaaa~ finally they can become their true self.. but why it just only one night.. TT_TT
Kate-chan,,please update next chapter as soon as possible~ I need it.. TT_TT
wjktl
Aug. 20th, 2014 01:58 pm (UTC)
this fic is so good. i love it! waiting for next update
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