Tue, Jun. 14th, 2005, 12:25 am
Al was placed back where he was before the
hands took him into Limbo. He still wasn't fully awake
yet but was slowly beginning to come back around.
Ed landed on the bed and bounced off
onto the floor, and Envy was dumped onto the floor at
the foot of the bed. He landed with a hard thud on the
wooden floor "Itaiiii..."
Al groaned a bit but hardly moved at all. It
seemed like he was aching all over.
Ed just laid there for a few moments, his
face resting sideways on the cool wooden floor. He was
letting his mind catch up with what had happened. As
soon as he heard Al's voice, he snapped back to reality
and started to get up. Maybe it had all be just a dream...
a really BAD dream... He could hope for that much.... As
he turned to look at his brother, the idea of it being a
dream got stomped into the ground as soon as he
spotted the Ouroboros above Al's left eye
"...." he winced a bit but still didn't wake up.
He crawled over to Al and shook him a
".....?" he opened an eye slightly but could
He noticed Al's eyes open slightly "Aru
how do you feel?"
"....." he didn't say anything for a long time. It
was like he was still dead, but not. Finally he tried to
speak out, but it could come out in a somewhat
monotone voice, "...... why am I... still here....?"
"Still here? What do you mean still here?"
He didn't know what to say, somehow it was
hard for him to talk right now anyway, ".. I..."
Ed sighed "Aru do you think you might be
able to sit up?"
"..." Al didn't say anything at all, only was able
to stare at nothing in particular with nearly lifeless eyes.
Ed sat up and scooped his arms under Al,
lifting him off of the floor as he stood, moving him onto
the bed "Well at least we can make you comfortable until
you start to speak more.." He sighed and finally noticed
Envy laying on the floor at the foot of the bed "Guess I
shouldn't leave you on the floor either..." He walked over
and picked Envy up in much the same manner, carrying
him over to the currently unoccupied bed, and laid him
upon it "Well it seems at the moment I'm the only one
who's actually conscious..."
Even though Al was technically alive, he surely
didn't feel like it inside. And it didn't seem like there was
much to do to change it, ".... Nii-san..... I..."
He looked over at Al, not really sure what
to say at the moment "..hai?"
"I...." he repeated but didn't say anything for a
long time. Finally a tear fell from his eye, "....... I wanted
"...." He didn't know what to say. All he
could do was stand there and cast his eyes down to the
".. I hate... living like this... All I do is mess
up..." he paused for awhile, ".... everyone gets hurt..
because of me.... and even myself.."
"Aru..." he sighed and finally sat on the
edge of the bed next to Al "...gomen..."
"..... he was perfect... wasn't he? I bet.... I bet
he wouldn't have done something.. as stupid as this...." Al
winced again from the burning.
"...Far from it actually... He's human same
as you and me... well.." he paused for a moment "...you
know what I mean... But no, he's not perfect.. he's as
flawed as the rest of us...." he chuckled slightly "And trust
me... he's done his fair share of stupid things in the
"....." if he could move his head he would have
turned it to the side. "... I got.. turned into the same thing
you are now... didn't I?"
"...." so, what he actually hoping for worked,
and yet, now he wasn't at all pleased with it. "Was I...
given a different name.. too?"
He sighed "...hai..."
He didn't say anything for awhile. He was
having a hard time staying awake now, and his vision was
giving out. "I bet.... the name... fits me better than.......
"Aru... That's not true.. I highly doubt the
name fits you at all...."
Al was out cold now, laying quietly in the bed.
"I.... Aru?" He turned to look, nothing Al's
head now rested to the side, his eyes closed. He reached
over and ruffled Al's hair "Sleep well..." he pulled his
hand away, his eyes staring at the Ouroboros now
branded into Al's skin We keep making the right
choices at the wrong times don't we?