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15 May 2009 @ 05:37 pm
[one-shot] WATER DANCE  

 
Summary: There is a lake in a forest. It is the center of every hero’s dream; a place of insanity and obsession. Many have disappeared, whispered to never return. But in that place is someone waiting for the final reincarnation to begin, and the water dance to finish, after the long centuries.


Disclaimer: I am not Johnny. I don't own anything, especially not pretty boys.


Hi. I am back with this fail one-shot. I know I will get alot of rotton tomatoes for this, but I really like WATER DANCE, and it sounded mysterious, and then I got hit by what

fangirlove  calls a brick of inspiration.

So, don't kill me.

 

I'm dancing on water...


The undisturbed, smooth, glassy surface of the lake was a hidden place. Placed in the middle of a dense, overgrown forest, nobody could get to it without suffering injuries. It was a perfect place, not one blade of grass in the out of place; a place frozen in time.


A legendary scenery, the villagers whispered. A place where no one came back. Something lives in that area. Something beautiful, just like the lake.

 

 

Beauty is treacherous. It is sweet like love, but bitter like death.


Taguchi Junnosuke was always warned from that place, ever since he was a child. 


"Why can't I see that place?" He would ask, always wondering why. 


"It's dangerous." The same reply to the question, repeatedly. 


"Why?"


But never would he get an answer. Nobody ever talked about the place, and all he got was the same redundant answer, repetitively.

 

 

As if the whole place was a secret revealed only to the ones who went hunting for the place…


Of course, many people would go to the mere, searching for some glory, some fame, to be recognized as the person who uncovered the obscurity and defeated childhood monsters. Nobody ever came back, however, and so the site remained a mystery.

 

 

Taguchi formed childish plans and dreams about the place. Even if he wasn’t to go there, at least he could imagine meeting the fairy, right?.

 

 

Muujyaki ni waratteta shiranakereba yokatta no ni.

 


--*--

 

Doku wo nonde nemuru ga ii,



The man watched the pale creature skim the water of the lake. It tiptoed across the water, making the slightest ripples. It threw his head back, letting the wind blow its hair back. It raised its hand, its delicate hand waving with the breeze. The fluttering white kimono waved gently in the wind, the long length of silk billowing out from the shoulders like soft clouds, some creating a canopy over its head.


It was the beginning of the night, the full moon was out, and the dance was starting.


Got it. Dangerous beauty, all right. The man silently drew an arrow, and positioned it carefully, aiming for the chest and a straight kill. He pulled the bowstring as far as he could, and let go. 


The nearly silent twang, the hiss of the arrow, and finally a silent thump. The silent creature stopped in its dance, an arrow sprouting from its chest. Blood, dark red blood stained the white silk, demolishing the spell of the creature. Its left hand rose in the air, and with it, a spiral of water rose from the lake, gracefully twisting itself. It moved about, as if searching for something.


The water wrapped itself around the man. He yelped, and struggled, but uselessly failed. The coiled water was as hard as rope, and impossible to destroy. The man was dragged to the pale creature, struggling all the while.


Now as the man grew closer, he could make out the creature's features clearly. It had wide, tilted brown eyes, wide, full lips, and a soft nose. The hair was black, shoulder length, and floated gently whenever the creature moved its head.

 

 

It stared up, accusing, eyes full of a blank rage.


"So." It spoke. The man shuddered. The creature could have been taken as a girl, but the voice, as soothing and melodious it was, was deep like a man's. 


"So what?"


"You tried to kill me. You tried to kill me, to bring back my body as evidence that you, Hiroshi Yukio, had shot down the legendary fairy. Oh yes, you had a great dream! A dream to be a legend that finally defeated the monster of the lake!"


The man had to shiver. The creature knew everything about him, even the very thoughts that contaminated his soul. Maybe if he could get near enough to strangle it... But the creature went on.


"Don't you see? I can't die. I can't! I'm doomed to the lonely existence forever!"


A horrible existence, the man knew. Never to love, never to hate, always to be watching. He had that experience when he was younger; always the outsider, ostracized by many.


"My name is Ueda Tatsuya." He extended a pale hand. The man accepted it. 


A fatal mistake.


The moment he accepted the hand, he felt himself change. His hands grew stiff, and everything became warm.


Too warm.


He was turning into ice.

 

 

“Bastard…” The man growled. He tried to lunge forward, but grew stiff halfway.

 

 

Ueda turned away.

 

 

“I have no parents.”

 

 

The man saw the creature turn away to resume its dance just as the warmth enveloped his eyes.


Owari no nai yume miru dake.

 


--*--

 

Futarikiri de inishiekara,

 

 

Ueda finished the last steps to the dance.

 

 

Meaningless steps; it was something that he knew by heart. Yet he did them for the sake of his sanity. The horrible waiting for the one person. Yet the individual still hadn’t come yet.

 

 

He closed his eyes, and looked at the full moon.

 

 

Where are you?

 

 

He dove back into the clear lake, void of all feelings except pain and loneliness. He felt the arrow wound on his chest repair itself with the liquid. He hated himself so much for taking all the humans’, one by one, while he lived and healed through their life force.

 

 

A new thought interrupted his remorse.

 

 

He remembered a saying that most humans used: if Muhammad couldn’t come to the mountain, then the mountain must go to Muhammad.

 

 

If that was what it took, then that is what he would do.

 

 

It was time to reveal the secrets of his heart.

 

 

Eight difference reincarnations, each one more painful then the last, was enough. There wouldn’t be a ninth one.

 

 

It took too long, waiting in a lonely, isolated place like this.

 

 

His head reemerged from the lake, and he swam back to land.

 

 

It was time.

 


Kurikaeshita tsumina unmei nagasare.

 

 

--*--

 

 

Okitehafutte sasotteiru,


Taguchi, twenty now, tossed a stone into the air. He was sitting on the grass, nearly bored to tears. He caught the falling pebble deftly, and tossed it in the air again.

 

 

The whole meadow was silent; not even a bird or an insect was heard.

 

 

“Found you…” The whisper was so quiet, Taguchi barely heard it. The sound nevertheless echoed in his head, as he jumped.

 

 

The rock fell on his head.

 

 

He reflected on the whisper. It was haunting, melodious, sorrowful… Longing to hear the voice again, he looked around.

 

 

A flutter of white silk caught his eyes. He followed the silk trail with wide eyes, until he saw him. Taguchi knew instinctively, even though he never saw him before. Heck, he didn’t even know if what he saw was a male or female.

 

 

But he did know that the motionless figure in front of him was the legendary creature of the lake.

 

 

The moment he saw him, he was captivated. The figure, perfect like a painting, parted its lips slightly, before gracefully stalking back to the shady woods.

 

 

“Wait!” He called. The creature didn’t look back, but continued to walk at a steady pace.

 

 

Taguchi ran after him, wanting to know more; why did he choose to reveal himself to a peasant like Taguchi? Why was he not stopping?

 

 

Why the moment Taguchi saw him, his heart was taken by the hauntingly beautiful creature?

 

 

The chase went on for what felt like eternity. Taguchi sprinted, but it seemed like he would never catch up with the stranger.

 

 

Suddenly, the mass of forest stopped, and breathing heavily, Taguchi emerged from the underbrush to the lake.  

 

 
T
e wo nobaseba tawawa na kajitsu kindan no.

 

--*--

 

 

Rinnetenshou umarekawari,

 

Well, Ueda thought, the rules are broken. This is probably our last meeting.

 

 

But don’t let Taguchi suffer the punishment. Hurt me, but not him.

 

 

Junno… Ueda studied his face carefully. The younger man still had the cheerful aura around him. Ueda knew that his personality would never change.

 

 

Junno was still his Junno.

 

 

He reached out with one, trembling hand. He cupped Taguchi’s face, tracing his face with his fingers. Junno was motionless, eyes wide in amazement.

 

 

“Junnosuke…” He whispered, voice unsteady and full of raw emotions. “Taguchi…”

 

 

It was like splashing a bucket of cold water on a sleeping person. Taguchi stiffened, a look of recognization dawning upon his face.

 

 

“I knew you.” Taguchi said. It wasn’t a question, just a statement.

 

 

Ueda nodded, barely able to swallow. His finger outlined Taguchi’s jaw. The other didn’t seem to mind.

 

 

“We meet many times, Junno.” Ueda whispered. A single tear dropped from his face, rolling down gently.

 

 

“I know you, but I don’t know you. Who are you?” Taguchi looked confused. “Who am I, a simple farmer’s son that knows someone like you?”

 

 

“You were only born as a farmer’s son in this lifetime.” Ueda whispered. “Before, when we were only children of the different kings, we used to be friends. But I died. I drowned.”

 

 

“And I followed you?” Taguchi whispered. Ueda nodded in confirmation.

 

 

“We were reincarnated eight different times. Eight times. This is our ninth, and I’m tired of following the rules.”

 

 

“But why can’t I remember? Why can’t I even remember your name?”

 

 

“I let you forget. One of us could live in bliss for a short time. I let you go down that path.”

 

 

“Why now?”

 

 

Ueda simply pulled Junno’s face closer. His lip ghosted over Junno’s face, causing a faint blush from the younger’s face. He buried his face in the other’s chest.

 

 

“I love you Junno.”

 

 

Like a flood, like an unlocked door, he remembered.

 

 

“Ueda…?” He asked. The only response he got was Ueda wrapping his arms around his waist.

 

 

“Uebo.” Once more, it was just a statement, but to them, it was much more.

 

 

“I love you too.”

 


D
onna batsu mo uketomeru sa.

 

 

--*--

 

 

SHOW ME ai no umi de.

 

 

The next three months was like pure madness for Taguchi and Ueda. They were addicted to each other, like a drug. They shared everything together, reliving the memories left behind, and creating new ones.

 


HOLD ME kowareru made.

 

 

It was sometimes painful for each other to see what happened, how each painful death occurred, the terrible mistakes made, and the loyalty they showed between them. When they talked about the painful things, their breathing felt constricted.

 


TELL ME hadaka no mama.

 

Every kiss, touch, laugh, they all shared it with each other. Often, Ueda would fall asleep, and Taguchi would place his sleeping body into the middle of the lake, and watch him sink down into the clear depths, slumbering gently.

 

 

LOVE ME shinjitsu nara.

 

Taguchi would sometimes wonder if Ueda loved him. He wondered how someone as ungainly as he could catch the attention of someone so beautiful. Ueda thought the same things as well; how did someone as unproportioned as he could attract someone as perfect as Taguchi? But they knew what the answers already were.

 

 

CATCH ME amai wana ni.

 

Ueda and Taguchi were in love. That was obvious. They spent so much time with each other that Taguchi’s family wondered where he was sneaking off every day. Finally, they decided to investigate.  

 

 

KISS ME tokeru hodo ni.

 

Their frantic actions sometimes surprised themselves. But after eight different lifetimes of waiting, it wasn’t that surprising. They cried together, laughed, and even died together. Because of their bond, their emotions were the same, like their fate.

 

 

TAKE ME rakuen made.

 

 

It was their last day together, but they didn’t know it. The sweet hunger for each other was overwhelming, but all fairy tales had to come to an end.

 

 

--*--

 

 

Massakasama LABYRINTH,

 

 

They were dancing in perfect synchronization on the still water, laughing and enjoying themselves, when a hoarse shout stopped them.

 

 

“Stop them!” A young man shouted, brandishing a rake. Ueda would have laughed at him, but Taguchi needed to be protected.

 

 

The whole village stepped around the clearing, blocking every possible escape. Ueda tried to protect Taguchi from the villagers’ glares, but failed. He looked around, and understood what happened.

 

 

“Taguchi.” A middle aged man stepped up to the edge of the lake. “Come here right now.”

 

 

“No.” Taguchi replied. “I’m not going back to you.” Instinctively, he wrapped a reassuring arm around Ueda’s waist and pulled him closer.

 

 

The man immediately turned to the others. “See what the monster has done to my child! It bewitched my son!”

 

 

“He.” Taguchi said. Everyone heard the single word. “Ueda is not an ‘it’. Ueda is not a creature. Ueda is a rational being, unlike you dotards.”

 

 

“So that’s its name?” Someone spat. “If it’s sensible, then what doesn’t it talk?”

 

 

“I can talk for myself.” Ueda growled back. The moment he spoke, everyone quieted.

 

 

“I didn’t bewitch Taguchi. But that’s what you all think. If you cannot accept our relationship, then you are the idiots. I know you all hate me, but that’s because of the selfish murders you heaped upon all the strangers who came to you. You all killed and burned anybody that was an outsider. Now, I give you back the revenge of their souls.”

 

 

Taguchi tried to stop Ueda’s words. “Uepopu, you know that’s not true. You came here because of me.”

 

 

Ueda grasped Taguchi by the shoulders. “Junno, I love you. I will always love you, no matter what happens. Even in death, I will love you. I’ll give you this one chance to escape from whatever faces your destiny right now.”

 

 

“I love you too, Ueda! Don’t leave me again.” Taguchi pleaded. “Allow me to be selfish this time! I want to be with you!”

 

 

Ueda cupped Taguchi’s face again. “Do you really mean it?”

 

 

“Yes.”

 

 

And they kissed, for one last time. Feelings of urgency, pain, and a glimmer of hope, all recognized by each other, became the message of the kiss. They let go of each other.

 

 

“Good bye, Uebo-hime.”

 

 

Taguchi fell backwards. Three arrows, black and ugly, sprouted from his back. His labored breathing slowly stopped with his lips parted slightly.

 

 

Ueda screamed. It was a scream of anger, terror, hate, denial, and pain.

 

 

“JUNNO!”

 

 

Why didn’t everything stop right there? Taguchi was dead, yet no one seemed to care!

 

 

He felt the world spinning, and a heavy blade slid through his chest. He heard screaming; maybe his?; and then finally saw Taguchi’s dead face before the pain made everything disappear.

 


Deguchi no nai tobira aketa.

 

--*--
 

 

 
 
Current Location: Here
Current Mood: indescribableindescribable
Current Music: WATER DANCE-KAT-TUN
 
 
 
@ki_bubuaki_bubu on May 24th, 2009 09:58 am (UTC)
it's too touching....
i like the way you present it...
from there past till current and their love never end...
just like the old times fairy tales...
good job and thanks for sharing...
keitaru: Walkingkeitaru on May 24th, 2009 05:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you for reading. I'm glad that you didn't think this was pure fail.
Honestly, I wasn't sure about the reactions it would bring, but...
Well, thanks for reading.
上田口の愛。。。kat-tun愛: JunDaKisssnow_guardian on May 24th, 2009 12:56 pm (UTC)
this was beutifully written, it brought tears to my eyes... i'm lost with words to describe how beautiful this was... thank you so much for sharing! JUNDA LOVE!!!!!! <3
keitarukeitaru on May 24th, 2009 05:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks for reading.
I'm glad you thought this one-shot was touching. (I'm not that sure about my writing.)
I wanted to show the different bonds of loyalty through this fic, and I'm overjoyed to see that I didn't fail at that.
JunDa=Pure Love
Literally.
tatsuya_bocchantatsuya_bocchan on May 26th, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)
Gööd
Whaaat!?
Why???
Junjun died... Huhuhu
Not kind of happily ever after story...
Well, it still beautiful anyway.
I love how u describe tatchan looks.. Mysterious adorable fairy, And beautiful, And soft, And..
Lolz..
'i see fairy' quote is back rite XD
And the old pair is back!
*fully joy XD*
Know what, i just imagine a fairy wears a pair of boxer gloves. Lolz..
*idiot!!*

JunDa always my number one pairing ever XD
Yey!! Banzai XD
Thank you for sharing
keitarukeitaru on May 26th, 2009 02:28 am (UTC)
Re: Gööd
:D Thanks for reading.
Yeah, the famous "I see faries" line was a big influence on this.
Boxing gloves... I can imagine that.
Hur hur hur... Maybe I'm just a sadist for killing them off. *brick'd*
tatsuya_bocchantatsuya_bocchan on May 26th, 2009 04:27 am (UTC)
Re: Gööd
Sadist? Lolz, means ur S haha, but it's very natural like that, die, and they'll go for another live. Rite XD

And it will be very different story, both of them will be brothers in next live if it in my S imagination. Lolz..
God, i wish i can write fic in english, but like u see, my english sucks..

Zannen desu ne..
haaaanahaaaana on May 26th, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
Ooh, I just realized that text messaging is really not the only way to communicate. DDD: *smacksself* I'm such an idiot. Anyways~ YAY FOR JUNDA~~~~!!!! <333333 Yesyesyes~ I like how you used the taboo part of their relationship, because well, yeah.

...Ok, Ueda didn't die this time at least.

BUT WHY!!??!?!?? Nyooo~~~~ Taguchi~~~ TT____________TT I really started crying when Junno died. D:

Oh, and songs are great sources of inspiration, aren't they?

At least they got to enjoy some happy times together... although I'm confused a bit. Did they break the reincarnation curse? :(

Oh, and I have to get off. DDD: Comment more later~~~
keitarukeitaru on May 26th, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
Should I write a sequel?
tatsuya_bocchantatsuya_bocchan on May 27th, 2009 06:15 am (UTC)
Yeah! U sould!!
keitarukeitaru on May 27th, 2009 06:29 am (UTC)
Okay then. *wanders off to think*
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keitarukeitaru on June 4th, 2009 12:27 am (UTC)
Okay. I have a plot down. Maybe it would turn out to be so fail like this one.
haaaanahaaaana on June 15th, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
DDD: Nyo it won't! It would be a very epic win! :D
keitarukeitaru on June 15th, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC)
Fail. It's pure fail. D:
kpopjrockloverkpopjrocklover on October 14th, 2012 12:12 pm (UTC)
Why do I always end up reading this kind of depressing stories, cry my heart out and then go back to read more? T.T It's too beautiful, to touching too emotional just like a fairy tale. Screw romio & juliet this is way better. This is what true love is like T.T *runs to read the sequel*