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04 July 2008 @ 05:57 pm
Title: Winding Roads
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: kannivalism; baroque
Pairing: Ryou + Kei
Disclaimer: Like all fanfic writers, I twist reality to please me.
Summary: Drabble of a conversation between Ryou and Kei, at the break-up of Baroque. Written for chantrea_johari's birthday. ^^

Winding Roads

by Omen-chan

"I can't believe you're so calm about this."


"Because..." When faced with the question, Ryou had difficulties answering. It was easier to just ask the question. It had been Ryou's idea to leave, and he really hadn't expected Kei to just drop everything and follow, as he had so often before. They were at the top of their game this time, and there was really no need to just stop.

Ryou couldn't even understand why he had decided to leave yet, let alone Kei's baffling decision to do likewise. But Kei didn't seem even remotely upset about the whole thing. "You don't have to leave, you know. I don't want to make you follow me everywhere, when you've already got it so good."

Kei stopped strumming on his guitar and fixed Ryou with a piercing stare. "Don't you want me to come with you?"

Another unanswerable question, but at least this time Ryou knew why. Of course he wanted Kei with him. "I just... I don't want to make you feel like you have to."

"That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard."

Ryou watched Kei's fingers as the strumming commenced, elegantly and carelessly over each cord.

"I just want to follow you, that's all. This doesn't have anything to do with bands."

Despite Kei's nonchalant attitude, Ryou smiled. Somehow, despite his fear of responsibility and guilt over the idea that he might drag Kei down, that was exactly what he wanted to hear.

Kei closed his eyes, murmurs barely audible over the lazy music. "So don't worry. If I fall behind, you'll wait for me. And if you fall behind, so will I. That's what partners do."

Ryou opened his can of beer and sipped. "Thank you."

"Bullshit. I'm being just as selfish as you are."

Ryou laughed and kicked Kei's shin. "I don't know how I got such shitty luck to have you as a partner. But I guess I'm stuck with you."

"Damn straight."

Somehow, they were both perfectly comfortable with that.


And I continue my grand tradition of birthday fics! Somehow, I never get past the guilt if I miss one, so I spat this out ahead of time.

Normally, I don't put music in my posts (mostly because by the time I'm done writing, I've listened to about five songs), but I thought it was noteworthy to do so this time, because without Wonderwall, this fic would never have been born, and listening to the song while reading this might make more sense.
Current Music: Oasis - Wonderwall
chantrea_johari on July 4th, 2008 11:51 pm (UTC)
Awww, thank you. Interestingly enough, I'm writing a kannivalism fic myself at the moment, on request, so these two have been particularly on my mind as of late. I don't know how you managed to pick the perfect fandom for me, but it's much appreciated. ♥

Your Ryou and Kei are kind of undeniably adorable. The dialogue was pure win. ♥

A great early birthday present.
Omen-chanomen1x2 on July 5th, 2008 12:58 am (UTC)
*makes sure to sign in this time* -___-

Well, the fandom and the birthday kind of coincided. Basically went like this:

Me: *singing along to Wonderwall happily, mental picture of Kei and Ryou sitting around being Kei and Ryou appears* Yes! I need to write a new fic! But what will it be about? *still listening to Wonderwall* Hmmm... The idea that Kei will follow Ryou through anything is really interesting. Also, foreshadowing. But I have all those requests I need to do before I leave, and not many of my friends like kannivalism... Wait! Erica! Erica's birthday! Of course! <----- This is not exaggerated in any way. It wasn't until later that I thought to myself, "And I'm sure it would be nice to have someone publically say she likes her, after all that hate-post bullshit."

I like writing for Ryou and Kei, because they're both such earthy personalities, and they mesh well, so that they almost seem like sibings, or soulmates (for the romantic/cheesy and nonperverted. :P).

I'm glad you like it! ♥
(Anonymous) on August 9th, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC)
Just wanted to say
Omen-chan: kannivalism's Keiomen1x2 on August 13th, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Just wanted to say
Thank you so much, unknown person! ^___^
(Anonymous) on September 24th, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
Amazing text.
Great page.., guy
Omen-chanomen1x2 on September 25th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
Re: Amazing text.
......... Thanks, unknown person? And... umm... I'm a girl. ^^

Edited at 2008-09-25 12:53 am (UTC)
(Anonymous) on September 28th, 2008 07:07 pm (UTC)
well done
thank you, man
It´s all about passion.: smile. mr. hamada kei.mishi_chan on March 25th, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)
That's so cute and I really can imagine Kei to talk like that! *laugh*
Omen-chan: kannivalism's Keiomen1x2 on March 26th, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
I like writing Kei. He's fun to try and get. ^o^