Canon: Original Game
Theme + Number: 6) Cold, 11) Black, 12) White, 23) Shinra & 30) Hand
Claim: Vincent Valentine/Yuffie Kisaragi
Characters/Pairings included: Yuffie and Vincent
Warnings: A little angst
Summary: He knew in the end he didn't deserve her.
Spoilers: Just about Vincent before you meet him in the game.
He sighed, holding her close and stroking her dark hair from her cold, white face. Watching her lay there, pale and sick made something inside his heart clench. Loving her was his downfall- he knew it and she knew it too. It took all of his strength to fight that darkness inside of him, to try not to hurt her. Not that he wanted to hurt her of course, but he seemed to be destined to hurt everyone he cared for, and he knew he shouldn’t care for her.
This black-haired former assassin for Shinra didn’t deserve the love of someone beautiful and sweet like her. She was this innocent girl that had taken him into her world, wrapped him up in her love and kept him safe. For the first time in a long time he felt whole, loved, needed. He would have done anything to keep that feeling.
She was his only warmth and comfort in this world. Everything he felt he didn’t deserve she willingly gave him: comfort, love, acceptance. How could he deserve that with all he had done in the past?
She reached out and took his hand in hers, smiled at him, coughing softly. Maybe she was only a little sick- and he knew that was true- but every part of him sang out to try to help her. How could he be worthy of her when even that was too much for him to handle?