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Rieka ([personal profile] ranty_rie) wrote2007-05-25 08:25 pm
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148 - Saint Seiya - Gemini Saga/Virgo Shaka - "Guilt."

Title: Guilt.
Fandom: Saint Seiya.
Characters: Gemini Saga, Virgo Shaka.
Rating: PG-13.
Genre: Mild Angst.
Notes: Third in my thirty themes for saintseiyayaoi. Theme 3, Mirror/On the other side of the Mirror.

Guilt.
 
Saga never looks at his own reflection. It’s something not everyone would notice, but Virgo Shaka makes it a habit to know everything that happens within Sanctuary’s walls, more so within the Virgo temple. Yes, the Man closest to God knows of this little quirk of his friend and lover, understands it even, but says nothing about it.
 
Shaka knows that Saga avoids mirrors and clear surfaces as much as he can, that he bathes late at night, in a creek away from the temples, away from light.
 
Shaka knows, because he’s seen him palming his way around the rocks and the water, entering the water with a whisper of silence and emerging with his eyes closed.
 
Saga never looks at his own reflection, always fearful of finding the red eyes across the mirror, always trembling with apprehension that another ghost has been released. Mirrors, water, crystal, the only place where Saga sees himself reflected is the iridescent quicksilver of Shaka’s eyes, the only time when he doesn’t look away.
 
But Shaka rarely opens his eyes, even if it’s to contemplate the face of his beloved, and Saga hopes that maybe, one day, he’ll forget his eyes and his nose and his hair and his sins.
 
Maybe one day he’ll forget the guilt as well.

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