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[Yama fic] Forbidden Love (Part 26)

Title: Forbidden Love
Pairing: Yama (Ohno x Sho)
Rating: PG-13
Genre: AU, antiquity, angst, romance, friendship
Disclaimer: Purely fictional, for entertainment only
Summary: Prince Satoshi and Prince Jun finally came to their final showdown.


Part 26

Satoshi

I don’t know how much longer I could keep up with my ‘strong’ front. I realized, when a person is in a certain degree of pain, it can make him more ruthless. It seems that one has to have so much wounds before he could untangle his heart. Mother is dead, one fewer person that I am worried about.

After collating my thoughts, I watched Masaki, who wasn’t good at pretending, trying hard to perform to me. I knew he wouldn’t feel good about it. I knew if it wasn’t for Father to threaten him with Queen Matsumoto and Jun, he wouldn’t do it even if it was to save his own life. I don’t blame him.

But Masaki, you are too naïve! You still don’t understand Father! And Father knows you too well! If he could use you to lure me to prison, he would use you again to do another set up, and another and another…..Masaki, thank you. Even though I couldn’t say this to you, but since Sho is safe, I don’t have anything else to lose. Masaki, this may be the last thing I could do for you – saving your life.

"OK! Let’s go then." I took his hand and left with him. But I knew it’s definitely not freedom waiting for me outside.

Once we stepped out of the prison, I heard a scream from Masaki. Just as I had expected, we were greeted by many skilled archers in a brightly lit surrounding.

"Nii-san! I – " Masaki turned to me with a panicky and apologetic look. I gently squeezed his hand.

"No need to say anything. I know – I know it’s not you." Ignoring what’s surrounding me, I just smiled at Masaki.

"Nii-san!" This time it’s from Jun who’s right in front of me. "You can’t escape – " It might sound like a warning to me, but I could hear his helplessness in it. I knew he didn’t want to kill me after all…..

"Jun, do you think Masaki can restraint me?! He has already betrayed me. Do you think I’ll hold back?" I pulled Masaki to my front and clutched his throat. Masaki didn’t know my intention, but played along with me.

"Nii-san, you can’t fool me! You would never hurt him!" Jun wouldn’t be fool by me so easily.

"You pushed me to this. People would do anything when they are desperate!" I moved forward cautiously step by step while holding Masaki hostage. "My mother was dead because of you. There’s nothing more to hold me back. If I can escape today, I consider myself lucky. Even if I can’t, shouldn’t I at least have some company?!"

We stayed in this stalemate position for a while, getting closer and closer to each other. I had thought for a moment that I could really get out this way. But the fact is, my father, the great emperor of the Arashi Kingdom, is not likely to be lenient to someone who could impose any kind of threats to him, even if this someone is his own son!

"Shoot!"

"No!"

Two different voices were heard one right after another. The former was from Jun, the latter was from Masaki. Before I could pulled Masaki back to get out of harm way, I already felt his body collapsed onto me, with an arrow sticking to his left shoulder.

"Masaki!"

Jun ran over at almost the same time. The archers surrounding me had no choice but to put down their bows and arrows.

"Jun – please – " Masaki was too weak to speak. All he could do was to try to reach out to Jun….


Jun

Among the many brothers I had, Satoshi and Masaki are my favorite. Since we were little, I had always wanted to rely on them, tell them everything I felt, ask for their advice whenever I have doubts. But I couldn’t – because we live in the palace, because I am the queen’s son! Therefore, I had to be cold to them. It’s doomed to be tiring, I know. But what I’m most afraid of, is that one day they would leave me, one day I would have to face them in battlefields.

I admit, I almost went crazy when Sakurai Sho came into Satoshi’s life. I hated him for being able to make Satoshi, who used to be so well-planned in every step, became disarrayed. I hated him for being able to make Satoshi, who was so focused in competing with me, turned into focusing on protecting him instead! I hated him for being able to openly caring for Satoshi, getting so close to him, and yet making him distant further from me! Actually, I didn’t truly hate him. It’s just my coward emotions when I felt so helpless about everything…..


If it comes to hate, I should hate Father more. It’s him that made Masaki stepped out of the neutral zone, which left me no choice but to face Satoshi head on! It’s him that put me in this lonely top position where I had to pretend to be cold and heartless. Father, why did you force me to kill Satoshi? Even if his mother was a Basarian, he’s still your flesh and blood! To strengthen your ruling?! To give me worried free imperial power?! Do you really want to make me kill my favorite brother?!

"Jun – I – beg you – " I stagnantly looked at Masaki who was trying to grab on to me. I seemed to feel that life was fading away from him bit by bit. "Don’t – don’t do any – thing that you – will – regret – let Nii-san go – I beg you – "

Yes, I know. I would regret if I kill Satoshi. But, I didn’t dare to gamble with the lives of the whole Matsumoto family! If it was only my life, I wouldn’t have to hesitate!

"Masaki! Hang in there! You can’t die for me like this – " I suddenly heard the softest voice of Satoshi. When I looked down, he was already holding Masaki in his arms, putting pressure around the wound to slow down the bleeding. "Don’t worry, Jun – won’t kill me! So you can’t leave me either!"

"Jun – Jun – promise me?" Even after hearing what Satoshi said, Masaki still wouldn’t let go of his grasp, his eyes full of begging tears.

"I promise you." I grabbed on to the bloody cold hands of Masaki. "Don’t let us worry about you." After I said that, I felt Masaki’s grasp loosened. I immediately signaled the guards to carry him away for medical attentions.

"Now, if you want to kill me or take me to see Father, go ahead!" Satoshi suddenly stood up, extended both hands in front of him, ready to be butchered. He had a very tired look on his face, and honestly, I felt the same.

"I promised him." I didn’t have the strength to say more. He would understand what I meant anyway.

"But I know your position." Satoshi’s tone was back to the previous calmness. "The price to let me go is too big for you to pay. It’s just me now. I don’t want to make it difficult for you."



To be continued.....


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datz_20
Apr. 14th, 2015 11:54 am (UTC)
all of them are suffering...
icha_kazeinda
Apr. 14th, 2015 12:30 pm (UTC)
yeaaaayy~ finally you update Kate-chaaan!! \(^^)/
I hope Masaki will be okay and no more hatred between Jun and Prince Satoshi >< and where is Sho?? T^T
thanks for sharing this and can't wait to read next chapter ^^
mars_anch
Apr. 14th, 2015 06:39 pm (UTC)

They love each other, why king has to force them to fight!!!!
T^T

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