A FF7: AC Fanfic
Characters: Kadaj (and another
Warnings/Pairings: I once asked if
obsessive Riku counted as a pairing? I now ask the same thing about
Disclaimer: I wish they were mine.
But Square Enix owns them lock, stock, and materia.
rubbed his arm thoughtfully, and smiled at the heat that bloomed in
response to his touch. It flared at his amusement, intensifying in
temperature enough that he felt that his blood might begin to boil, his
skin might begin to scorch and melt, then slowly died down to a quieter
flame. Not fierce enough to hurt, but too strong to be ignored. It
would not fight him, but it would make its presence known. Kadaj smiled
even more widely.
This materia is strong.
chosen it - this single simple ball - out of all the others that Loz
had brought back from their brother's home. Loz and Yazoo had gleefully
fallen upon the remainder, scooping handfuls up to be absorbed into
their body, granting them even greater strength, but Kadaj had stopped
at this one. This one was all he needed. He'd felt it even amongst all
the others, its fire, its heart. It was strong.
And it smelled of brother.
gripped his arm tightly, trying to imagine that it was not he who was
using this materia, but another. That it was not his arm that he was
touching, but anothers. He trailed the fingers of his free hand up and
down the arm in a loving caress. Then he brought his arm up to his face
and bit down into it, hard.
his head back and laughed, glorying in the answering pulse in the
materia, so strong and pure. It glowed within him, a brilliant bright
blue, almost the same colour as his brother's eyes. He wanted very
badly to summon the one inside it, the one his brother had once
summoned. Perhaps he would summon it against his brother. Wouldn't that
be fun? He wanted to do it. Wanted it more than anything.
It's mine now, brother.
had taken this from him, but that was only fair. Brother had taken
mother and their other brother away from all the rest of them. Brother
had betrayed them all; his own family. He had to be punished
for that. So Kadaj would take the things that his brother valued. He
would take, and take, and take. He would call forth the power of his
brother's materia against this world. He would use it for their mother,
and for her favourite son. He would use it against his brother. And
then, when his brother had been truly punished, he would be forgiven.
But first, I will take from him that
which is most important to him.
Yes, exactly right.
Kadaj wondered what that was.
author's notes: Any suggestions for a better title gratefully accepted.
The ending is a bit abrupt, I think, but that was the one part that was
fixed in my head from the very beginning. Incidentally, does anyone
else think the Jenova boys have serious sibling rivalry issues?