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18 March 2009 @ 11:58 pm
fanfic: asterisk*  
Uhh, I've owed this one since last year.
Anyway, the prompt was, 'genie in a bottle'. When I asked angryfaced for further elaboration, she said, 'just, make Roxas the genie 8DDD and he must be live a nice, non-teapot thing. and there must be laws for the wishes because Axel might just wish for something absurd. like burning the house or something.' So I kinda ended up with, uhh. this. =X=;; I'll edit some stuff when I'm back from Malaysia. :3

For you, wifey. I am incompetent, but you are alwaaays awesome, * 3*

Title: Asterisk*
Rating: PG
Characters/Pairings: Axel/Roxas, gotta squint for it, though.
Summary: He grants wishes.




RULE 1: Your wish must not adversely affect others.

“Hear my wish,” Axel demands. “I want a fucking promotion.”

“It doesn’t work that way, and you know it,” Roxas says, snappishly. “Stop slacking and pissing your boss off.”

“My boss is a fucktard,” Axel declares, ruthlessly. “He has no brains, and no eyes. I’ve been working in that company for five years! And not a single promotion. I feel used, taken advantage of. And! I do not sleep at my desk. I rest. After grueling hours of staring at the fucking computer screen.”

“Your promotion will be a liability to the company,” Roxas shrugs. “Tough luck, bastard.”

“You’re fucking useless!” Axel screams.



RULE 2: You are not allowed to wish for the harm/death of others, human and non-human.

“Kill my boss,” Axel moans, staggering into Roxas’s office one day, hunchbacked, and pathetic. “Kill him. Make him implode.”

“Sorry, not happening,” Roxas says, tonelessly. He’s tackling his mountain of paperwork, again. “And I’m not your psychiatrist, for God’s sake. Stop coming to me all the time.”

“He’s cutting my pay!”

“Stop sleeping at your desk,” Roxas suggests.



RULE 3: You are not allowed to wish for the resurrection of others, human and non-human.

“Get out of my office,” Roxas snaps. “I’m busy today, get out – what the fuck is that?

“Have some pity; they cut my gas,” Axel mumbles. A bottle of shampoo, a bar of soap, and a slightly mildew-infested towel are stuffed into a plastic container. “Let me use your TV, too.”

“Fucking hell, no.”



Half an hour later, Axel is lounging on Roxas’s extremely comfortable, luxurious leather sofa, a clean, mildew-free towel draped over his head.

“You have twenty minutes,” Roxas warns. “Not a minute more –”

“You know,” Axel says, blatantly ignoring Roxas, “Demyx was on that plane.”

He points to the television screen, and Roxas realises it’s the news. A plane bound for Twilight Town crash-landed onto one of Midgar’s military airstrips.

“Who’s Demyx?” Roxas asks, quietly.

“Somebody,” Axel replies. “Colleague. He’s a failure, like me. Except that he’s still got some shred of musical talent. He was sent to Traverse Town by the company, some days back.”

Roxas stays silent. He listens, patiently.

“Wants to go to music school, but he’s got to build up some cash first,” Axel says. “I don’t give a shit about him.”

“Hmm.”

Axel picks up the remote, and stabs the button a few times till he gets the movie channel.

“Is he a goner?” he asks, after a while.

Roxas pauses, and replies, “I’m not supposed to tell you.”

“For fuck’s sake, I don’t give a shit about him. He’s Zexion’s little buddy. I just want to know.”

“He’s gone,” Roxas says, impassively. “He was sitting in front.”



RULE 4: You have one wish.

“How many have I got left?”

“That is an incredibly stupid question.”

“Only one. I’ve got to make the most of it, huh?”

“That’s none of my business. I don’t care if you use it to conjure toilet paper.”



RULE 5: Your wish must not affect Him adversely, and, should it affect Him in any way, the effects should not last more than 24 Earth hours.

“I got fired,” Axel announces.

“About time,” Roxas says, unsympathetically. “Come to wish for a new job?”

“No,” Axel says. “I think I’ll make my wish today, though. But, first – a shower! My gas got cut again. I might really be in trouble this time, though. There’s no more money coming in.”

He laughs, and Roxas swears, colourfully.



Axel emerges from the bathroom, minutes later, looking somewhat proud of himself.

“I’ve decided,” he says.

“Oh?”

“I want you to be a human,” Axel says. “A proper one. With uh, you know – the proper innards. Heart. Feelings. Sympathy. Yes, you need lots of sympathy. And compassion for the less fortunate.”

Roxas rolls his eyes. “I’m not in the mood for jokes.”

“You never are. And I’m serious!”

Roxas points to the poster on his wall, the one and only he has. The title is in big, blocky letters, the words are conspicuously bold.

“Read Number Five. When you’re done, clear out.”



Axel comes bouncing back the next day, glowing with youthful enthusiasm.

“What, what?” Roxas groans, utterly vexed. “What now? Shower? Go ahead. TV? Take it back with you!”

“No, not that,” Axel snorts. “I’m going to wish again.”

“Huh?”

“I’ll rephrase, though.”

Roxas blinks, disbelieving, shocked.

“I want you to be human, for one day,” Axel says, loudly. “A proper one. With innards. And feelings.”



“You are an idiot,” Roxas barks. “A fool. A retard. A lunatic. Your wish would’ve been better off used to conjure toilet paper.”

“Shut up, and come with me,” Axel snorts. “We’re going to miss the bus.”



So Axel drags Roxas all over Twilight Town with childish glee. At the amusement park, they take only the most exhilarating rides. At the arcade, Axel beats Roxas at everything, much to the poor, inexperienced fellow’s chagrin. At the clocktower, Axel buys two bars of sea-salt ice cream, and proceeds to drag Roxas to the top floor.

“Is it – huff – fun for you – puff – to – huff-puff – climb up – puff – this monstrously large – huff-huff – building?”

“Look, idiot,” Axel says, and points to the sunset – red-gold sky, splotched with orange and yellow, the blue invisible, the clouds a texture. “Look. You don’t get views like this from your dingy little office.”

No. He doesn’t.

Axel shoves a bar of sea-salt ice cream into his hands.

“Here.”

Roxas takes a bite.

“It’s bloody salty,” he splutters.

“But it’s fucking good,” Axel says, absently, chomping off a quarter of his bar.

For once, Roxas thinks, they agree on something.



Some weeks later, Roxas will sit back, and think, and reflect, and marvel at how good it all was, while it lasted.



RULE 6: When He has granted you your wish, and your wish has been fulfilled, you are not meet Him again.

When Axel goes plodding off to Roxas’s office again, container of toiletries in hand, he will find that the office is gone – the luxurious sofa, the big, expensive-looking wooden desk, the bathroom with the shower stall he’s used numerous times, the compact refrigerator that stands in a corner of the office – all gone.

All that’s left, Axel will find, is the television set, with the poster of Roxas’s rules stuck onto it, the Sixth Rule highlighted in outrageous, eye-searing hot pink, circled, and underlined with a marker.

Axel will recall Roxas’s words, and they will ring, obnoxiously, stubbornly, bad-temperedly, loudly in his ears,

What now? Shower? Go ahead. TV? Take it back with you!
 
 
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where we ends: Kandadecolorize on March 25th, 2009 09:21 pm (UTC)
HI HI HI HIIIIIIIIII HIRO YOU DISAPPEARED AGAIN WHAAAAAAAAA

/JABS TISSUE IN EYES
It's so beautiful, it's time like this that I miss your more serious angsty fics, ya know. <333 THOU CRACK IZ BERY BERY GUD, 2.
...I... I do write. Just... not... you know, not animanga fandoms COUGH /COVERS FACE & RUNS AWAY

And yeah, I updated. Thought it's more incoherent spazz than anything substancial. >>;; WHAT 'BOUT YOU.

EDIT cuz I fail so hard. D;
+HiRO+: 飛びたいhiroya_chan on March 26th, 2009 10:26 am (UTC)
I AM HERE I AM HERE
AND DUTIFULLY CHECKING MY MAIL

I am trying to move away from emo-ey angsts, hmmhmmm. AND I FAIL AT CRACK. I have no talent for humour, really.
YES YOU DO YOU DO D: KHR!
But not so much these days, hmm hmmm? T wT

Your posts are substantial! ;A;
WHAT 'BOUT ME INDEED
WHERE IS THE POST I PROMISED
WHERE IS IT
I have no excuse but - SCHOOL'S KICKING MY ASS
STRESS STRESS

We fail together, as always. ;w;
where we ends: Homin <33decolorize on March 26th, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
STUPID WINDOW FROZE & DELETED MY LOOOOOOOOOONG REPLY T_____T

Dude, the few angsty fics you've written are so BEAUTIFUL SO I DON'T KNOW WHY YOU'RE MOVIN' AWAY FROM IT. IN FACT, MY FAVE GERNE IS ANGST JUST CUZ I'M MESSED UP LIKE THAT. Actually, you PAWN at everything, period. PERIOD. >|

Lol how embarrassing I spelled "substantial" wrong. |D;; *half-dead* And hmn, yeah. I'm really focused more on RL fandoms now, sorry. DX

;________________________________;
I MISS YOUR RANDOM RL POSTS
BUT I UNDERSTAND STUPID SCHOOL
I HAVE LIKE 20 PAGES OF PACKET TO DO FOR MATH DFJKLSSJK WHY
*PATS* LET'S GET THRU THIS TOGETHER, NEH

+HiRO+: お仲良し二人さんhiroya_chan on March 30th, 2009 01:35 am (UTC)
AWW AWWWW ;A;

M-MOVING AWAY? ;O;
ASDHGAKSDJHFA;SDF THAT IS MY FAVOURITE GENRE, TOO
I LIKE THE FEEL OF MY HEART BREAKING >D
NO NO UNTRUTHS UNTRUTHS ;__________________;

No worries, I make little mistakes like that, too.
I'm not really focused on any fandom now. ;w; SCHOOL IS EVERYTHING

;______________________________;
I MISS YOURS, TOO
MORE PICTURES PLEASE :3 :3
OOOOOOOOOOHH 20
GOOD LUCK WITH THAT XD;
/HUGS ;w; ;w;

<33333333333333333333333333333!!!
where we ends: Heechuldecolorize on March 30th, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
THAT'S GOOD, THAT'S GOOD. WRITE MOAR ANGST CUZ WE'RE MASOCHISTS THAT WAY Y/Y? ♥
TRUTHS, ALL TRUTHS. ALLLLLLLLLLL TRUUUUUUUUTHS. LISTEN TO ME. >|

Oh god I really don't wanna go to school in 6 more hours Hiro whaaaaaaa ;____;

...Wait, what pictures? 0.o
/SQUEEZES

Btw, lol why are you full of Code Geass icons now? XD;;
+HiRO+: ニコニコhiroya_chan on April 1st, 2009 06:19 am (UTC)
HOHOHOHOHOHOHHH YES
MY EARS
CAN'T HEAR

I DON'T WANNA GO TO SCHOOL AT ALL AHHHH

PICTURES FROM YOUR LIFE!
I remember those from your trip to someplace. MORE PICTURES OF YOU AND YOUR AWESOME LIFE, PLZ
/SQUISH

Only one! XD; I'm watching - trying to watch it during my nonexistent free time, so...
LELOUCH HAKSJDGHLASDF;
where we ends: Heechuldecolorize on April 1st, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
LIIIIIIIIES. WHAT YOU SAID ARE ALL LIES & WHAT I SAID ARE ALL TRUTHS. SO YOU PAWN & THAT'S THAT. :)

OMG Oh, that post. You saw that? DX That was like, last year. I looked so... kid-ish in there. >>;; That reminds me, I have to dress up in a suit & stuff for tomorrow cuz I'm givin' a speech in English. NUUUUUUUUU
/HUUUUUUUGS UNTIL HIRO SUFFOCATES. BECAUSE LOVE HURTS. ♥

Oh ok cuz I kept seeing the CG icon in your replies to me so I'm like lolol. BUT OMG HEYZ WE HAVE THE SAME FAVE CHARACTER AGAIN OMG LULUUUUUUUUU. I ANGSTED LIKE MAD WHEN I SAW THE ENDING. COULD'VE BEEN KNIGHT/EMPEROR DAMNIT WHY ZERO REQUIEM WHY DKFLKDSFLSDF
+HiRO+: お仲良し二人さんhiroya_chan on April 2nd, 2009 02:38 am (UTC)
BUT YOU PAWN, TOO
LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS

HAHAHAHAHAHH SO KIDDISH AND CUTE WITH YOUR NEW HAIRCUT <3333
OMG OMG GOOD LUCK FOR IT \O/
/SQUISHSQUISHSQUISH ILUILU
/dies

Hahahahahhh.
I KNOW I KNOW ;A;; Ohkaye I haven't gotten to the end of R2, but GETTING THERE, and I sort of know the ending, anyway, oops.
LULU ;__________________;
And Suzaku. ;w;
where we endsdecolorize on April 2nd, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
I THINK WE'RE JUST EPIC LIKE THAT. ♥

KSLDSLDK >>;; I'M ACTUALLY TRYING TO GROW MY HAIR OUT TO BE LOOOOOOOONG NAO. SO I'D FIT THE TRADITIONAL ASIAN GIRL TYPE LOL. HOW LONG IS YOUR HAIR? :D
/REVIVES U TO SQUISH YOU AGAIN (Squishing a ded body isn't very... healthy orz.)

Oh. .___. You haven't finished R2. FAAAAAAAAIL GO WATCH IT NAO. >||||
I just hate it how it was SUZAKU who did that to Lulu & it's so damn fitting but makes it all the more tragic at the same time & BAAAAAAAWL
+HiRO+: お仲良し二人さんhiroya_chan on April 5th, 2009 08:30 am (UTC)
AGREED ♥♥

: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HAHAHAHH, IT'S NOT VERY LONG, BUT I'M ATTEMPTING TO GROW IT A LITTLE MOAR, TOOOO
/FLOPS ( ...a-agreed...♥)

I KNOOOOOOOOW I FAIL SO TERRIBLY BUT I AM TRYING
STILL TRYING
Y-yes. It's a tragic ending. And my friend spoiled the show albeit more for me. Nunnally died...? ;O;;
CODE GEASS BREAKS HEARTS
where we endsdecolorize on April 5th, 2009 04:49 pm (UTC)
I want to grow my hair longer cuz I'll be going back to my country this summer to attend a wedding & I wanna look girly in the pic lolol. |D
YOU FLOPPING SOUNDS SO CUTE & VAGUELY LIKE A FISH. AWWWWWWWWW /CATCHES YOU AND HUGS

W-WHAT! Nunnally didn't die. >>;; In fact, throughout the whole friggin' thing, only Rolo, Shirley, & BAAAAW Lulu died.
SUNRISE SURE KNOW HOW TO BREAK OTPS APART. ;____;
+HiRO+: 涼宮ハルヒhiroya_chan on April 6th, 2009 11:05 am (UTC)
: OOO
You will look awesome with any haircut in any shot! :3 :3 No worries.
F-FISH...? /HUGS ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ MANY HUGGS ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Rolo...? ;A;;;;;;;;;;;;
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where we ends: Donghaedecolorize on April 8th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
...kjdlfkdsf You didn't know Rolo was going to die? ...Sorry. DX

Thankies~ & Fish is cute. <333 Though now everytime I think of Fish I think of Donghae oh SuJu why ruin me so D;