Heat of the Day (Digimon fic)

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Heat of the Day (Digimon fic)

  1. #1
    A black and white world Blackjack Gabbiani's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Nowhere special
    Posts
    17,517
    Blog Entries
    273

    Default Heat of the Day (Digimon fic)

    If you know my work outside of Pokémon fandom, you know I'm also into Digimon, especially Adventure 02. And my favorite character from there is Oikawa. So here's a fic about him, pre-posession.

    ***

    When I got out of the taxi, the sun beat down on me. It hadn't been this hot at the apartment, had it? Perhaps it was the surroundings, or maybe this part of town was that much hotter.

    I passed a bill to the driver and told him to keep the change. "I think I'll walk home," I told him, and he looked at me strangely for a moment before deciding to drive off without a word.

    I had all the manner of someone about to kill themselves, I think. I mean, I was in my work clothes and just got out at the cemetary. I was slightly erratic, as I'd been ever since I'd gotten that horrible, fateful call. And I just gave the driver about three times what he was owed.

    But really, the only person who would have done anything about it was the one I was going to talk to.

    On the graves, the flowers left were wilting, and the food for the cherished departed was starting to rot. I loosened my tie and rolled up my sleeves, probably giving myself a more casual appearence than I'd intended.

    There were fresh flowers at your marker, probably left there just a few hours ago. They hadn't started to wither yet, and the color was just slightly faded. One of them had a tag around it, and I could see your widow's signature. She signed her name different for you, in drawn English script.

    I meant her no ill will, but I moved her flowers aside just the same.

    It always took me a while to start speaking to you. I was tongue-tied around you a lot in life, and things hadn't changed much in that regard. Finally I spoke your name. "Hiroki..." came out as a whisper. I hadn't meant it intentionally, but I suppose that's how someone is supposed to speak in a hallowed place like this.

    "Hiroki." It was a little stronger this time, but still hushed. "I'm sorry I haven't come out here in a while. I've been busy with our project."

    The sun beat down on the back of my neck, and I adjusted my collar to shield myself. "The spider creature is almost completed, Hiroki. I'm going to go ahead and use my idea about the mummy creature next. I know you said it wouldn't work, but I think it can. I've analyzed their lines and they connect in many places...Hiroki, you would have loved the discoveries I've made. At the level I'm making them, they can turn into each other! And they can combine! And at more advanced levels, they could even become the same creature!"

    /The spider creature was your idea, after all, Hiroki./ Even now I couldn't voice certain things to you. /The two creatures can become one. Two hearts in sync, two bodies melding.../ The actual process was very technical and involved a simple merging of data, but my human mind couldn't rid itself of certain images.

    "...I miss you, Hiroki. You know, I ran into one of the other officers the other day. He recognized me from the funeral, and said I should be honored to have been so close to you." /Not as close as I wanted.../

    "Logically, I know I couldn't have stopped it from happening. I wouldn't have been fast enough...but I can't get rid of the image that I could have saved you. You had other people to think of, I just had you. And..."

    That was why I was here. My dream last night was so vivid--I had gone to see you at work, and I got there just as the shots started. But they hit me instead of you, and I died in your arms. I don't know why that's such a romantic image--in the varied senses of the word; I think it suits them all--but it's always struck a chord with me.

    "...and I'm sorry. I'll try to come more often."

    I could never stay for long, just time for a few words and a promise to return soon.

    I didn't say anything on the way back to the apartment. But the sun seemed to get hotter with each step.

  2. #2
    Should be writing birdboy2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Lost in the digital world, but posting from Massachusetts.
    Posts
    819
    Blog Entries
    7

    Default

    Pretty good I'd say... But so sad, I know, it's digimon-based and focusing on Oikawa, if I wanted lighthearted stuff I'd read for some other fandom, but still, so very sad...

  3. #3
    A black and white world Blackjack Gabbiani's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Nowhere special
    Posts
    17,517
    Blog Entries
    273

    Default

    Well, he *is* the kinda guy with the proverbial dark cloud over him...

    Actually, I'm surprised I haven't seen any fanart of that.

  4. #4
    Like the Memory of a Kiss Kurai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Away from all of this
    Posts
    232

    Default

    Geez, inspiration much? I've been trying to figure out good macabre scenes for Digimon fanart, and all I've come up with so far is Sora using Piyomon's feathers for ikebana. XD;; I always knew there was something wrong with that girl. o.o;;

    I, too, love Oikawa a lot, though Ichijouji-san is my favourite (cliché much?). Digimon's villains are so much more complicated and beautiful than the protagonists. This is a great dark fic, as all your one-timers are. Though it's been a long time, I still love your stuff. <3

    -=: [rose.iii] -=:=- [the.kuraitenshi] -=:=- [those.things.with.wings] :=-

    i'll believe all your lies, just pretend you love me
    make believe, close your eyes
    i'll be anything for you

  5. #5
    A black and white world Blackjack Gabbiani's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Nowhere special
    Posts
    17,517
    Blog Entries
    273

    Default

    One question about that picture--why is the head still there? Digimon vanish when they die.

    Yes, I need to do more Oikawa fics. The poor guy gets no love at all (which was part of his problem in the first place, but...)

  6. #6
    Like the Memory of a Kiss Kurai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Away from all of this
    Posts
    232

    Default

    *twitch* You're the first to catch that. Seriously, I didn't even think about it. You can tell I haven't watched Digimon in a *LONG* time, let alone thought much about it. Though, with Disney Channel's current run of the Myotismon saga, I'm getting back into 01 antics for the time being. oO;

    I need to write a Digific. I haven't written one since I tried to teach the Pojo Digi-gaki how to write.... x_X;

    -=: [rose.iii] -=:=- [the.kuraitenshi] -=:=- [those.things.with.wings] :=-

    i'll believe all your lies, just pretend you love me
    make believe, close your eyes
    i'll be anything for you

  7. #7
    A black and white world Blackjack Gabbiani's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Nowhere special
    Posts
    17,517
    Blog Entries
    273

    Default

    Man, I wish I had cable...I have one ep of 01 on tape, and it's the last one.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •