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Rieka ([personal profile] ranty_rie) wrote2007-05-22 05:49 pm
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146 - Saint Seiya - Gemini Saga/Virgo Shaka - "Ethereal."

Title: Ethereal.
Fandom: Saint Seiya.
Characters: Gemini Saga, Virgo Shaka.
Rating: PG-13.
Genre: Drama.
Notes: First in my thirty themes for saintseiyayaoi. Theme 1, Goddess/Deity.

Ethereal.


He's a glowing child, a child of Light. From the moment Saga saw him the first time, he's known instinctively that great power and great blessings trailed after the young boy. He's that, young, astonishingly so for someone who had been sent to Sanctuary already, but Saga doubts he's afraid, or nervous.

More so, because the man leading this strange, alluring creature is no other than Virgo Rahula, one of the oldest living saints. The quiet man, who was known for both, his great skill in battle and his vow of silence, guides the intriguing creature to the Pope's temple, his steps long and even, but seemingly torpid when compared to those of the golden haired apparition following him.

Saga watches them disappear into the great temple, imaging the child as an angel or a holy messanger; regardless of who he is or who he will become, the aura around him is mesmerazing, capable of drawing even the studious to-be Gemini saint out of his deep meditations to admire him. The white tunics are unfitting for fighting, but Saga cannot and does not want to imagine such a beautiful creature fighting. Such as their goddess, the glorious Athena, Saga thinks the holy child should glow and bathe them all in his ethereal purity, but never be forced to change or to taint himself with blood.

He does not know the child's name, the one chosen to replace, eventually, Sanctuary's Holy Silent Man, nor has he seen his eyes. It doesn't matter, when the time comes, Saga will venture near, to admire more closely and with more detail the eerie boy.

Maybe if he does get closer, the strange nagging within him will stop, and the golden light will purify him and make him worthy of Athena's service. Maybe if he watches carefully, he too will become ethereal, holy... perfect.

[identity profile] cirdan-havens.livejournal.com 2007-07-26 06:40 pm (UTC)(link)
I like the way you build it up. It's not just that Shaka's a cute little chibi Shaka. He's not just interesting because he's powerful. In the end, the attraction comes from wanting to be like him. Maybe he shouldn't assume so readily that Shaka's perfect, but I thought it utterly cute of Saga.

[identity profile] redcrest.livejournal.com 2007-09-09 01:34 am (UTC)(link)
Ooh, very nice~~! :D I'm a bit of a SagaxShaka fan myself (though so far, I can only imagine it as being one-sided... but that's good in its own angsty ways too~ ^^ <3). I'm looking forward to reading more of your stuff-- the writing was excellent and your characterizations of the two really fit my own ideas so far. ^___^ Great job! (and nice tie-in of Kuro-Saga's stirrings at the end there!)