Fandom: Final Fantasy VII
Pairing: Vincent Valentine/Yuffie Kisaragi
Challenge: 78. Disease
The darkness that filled him was a disease I couldn’t cure. He was forever haunted by his past, by his demons, both figurative and real.
“Don’t you know how special you are?”
“I am nothing special Yuffie. I am a monster pretending to be a man.”
“I don’t love a monster,” I would tell him. “I love a man, a beautiful man who is kinder than he gives himself credit for.
I would take his hand, kiss the calloused tips, hold him close to me and try to rid him of his darkness, take him into a world where he knew how beautiful and special he really was. I would hold him to my side, entwine my fingers with his. “I couldn’t love a monster,” I told him. “But I love you. That must mean you aren’t a monster.”
“I have done horrible things Yuffie.”
I would trace little circles on his wrist. “We all have. We all have sin, all have things we regret. You are no worse than any of us.”
“Don’t say things like that,” he would almost beg.
“You are naïve,” I would tell him. “We are all dark creatures, Vinnie. We all have dark thoughts, all have a strange fascination with death. This world we live in is one we live in with a mask, a fasade. We are all darkness, we just control it, accept it.” I would kiss his lips soundly. “You fight your darkness too much Vinnie.”
I wanted to break through his darkness, cure the disease, but it was like drowning and gasping for air; such a draining task.