It was not as if he could run away from the memory of the last time he saw him, the one he used to call “Da Ge”. Ever since that day, a series of events had passed and the boy has forgotten the unimportant days on which he had wasted his time being a child that he was. It is true that he had forgotten those fleeting moments when he laughed or cried, but there was one that he could never forget no matter how he tried to pretend that it never happened. But of course… what he was now, where he is, and who he is with all traced back to that day when he last saw that gentle smile that was unlike any other. That smile was the only thing that held him together as he told himself that he must come back for him because he needed him… Da Ge needed him. That was what he had always lived believing in. Da Ge told him one thing: “Come home soon.” He never understood what it meant, and even now, he did not understand why he said that.
Back then, he would always, always find himself walking with Da Ge without a care in the world. Today, it was a lot different. He stood in front of a large mahogany door, thinking whether he should knock or just proceed into turning the knob and finding out for himself if the older boy was there or not. He did not want to disturb him in his rest as he knew that he rarely gets the amount of sleep that he needed. When did it start feeling this way, that he saw himself nothing more than a nuisance to him? He had always loved the attention Aster gives as he knew that the older boy saw him like a responsibility he has to take care of. Maybe that is why the young rabbit tried to be able to take care of himself, so he could prove that he can walk in the same pace as he is but without the older boy having to still look if he would trip. That way, he would not feel like a nuisance but someone that Aster could depend on and look at as an equal.
“Da Ge…?” At first, he called Aster that title as he looked like his former master that he cared so much about. He called out those words because he thought of Aster like a replacement that would comfort his weary heart that was longing for his master. But now, he called out those words because ‘Da Ge’ were words that he would not call anyone… he is the only big brother he would have. The boy turned the knob and gapped open the door a little to be able to catch a glimpse of whoever was in the room, only to find out there was no one even after he opened the door further. Where was he? The lingering scent that was like that of peppermint pointed out where he has gone off to. It may be strange, but he almost saw the way Aster walked off the halls toward the rabbit hole and eventually the city. His feet must have been making those large, silent steps again as he went by, and they must have echoed in the empty halls.
The boy walked the halls in his former home like how he was walking in the brigade at the moment. Unlike then, he was only thinking of getting back as soon as he can and be able to greet his master with a smile and a warm embrace. Today, he walked the same way… but his heart and mind was only filled with thoughts of following wherever Aster was. It was strange that he would go look for him when usually, he would let him be. He couldn’t help it as he was unsettled knowing that it was the day when all this started.
That day, after finishing his last mission for his master, he saw this rabbit with a striking resemblance to him—it was strange, that feeling he had. He thought it really was his master and watched the boy slay the people around him one by one, until the boy finally decided to go home. “There is no one here.” He said as he found his empty home. There was only the cold metal walls that was left of what he had once called a place that he can return to. What happened…? Where did Da Ge go? Where is everyone? He did not want to be alone… and then, it came to him, who that rabbit with Da Ge’s was. There was only but one person who shared the same face as his master… indeed, it was Aster. Could he be the one that made him stay by the café for a bit longer? That must mean he was the reason why he lost his master, too. But why was he there in the first place? Walking by the streets with the tattered scarf over his head, he asked himself these questions.
Da Ge… he had an emotion that could stay on forever painted all over his face. It was melancholy, that was what he saw in his eyes that time when he was slaying all those humans. What is making him sad? The café and Da Ge… was there something important that he left in that café where the young boy had put everyone to ‘sleep’?
The café and Da Ge… the boy shook his head as he continued on, the scent leading him to where it all began… the café which was now in ruins. He could faintly smell the blood, but the boy remembered every move he made back then, and every pierce and splatter he heard came back to him like a nightmare that he could never erase. What was I doing…? He covered his mouth as he tried not to throw up at the memory of a mindless child that he was who killed all these people without even realizing what he was doing. How ironic that was, being disgusted by his own memory when he used to do it without even thinking about anything.
Through all the scent of blood and ashes, the boy concentrated on looking for where he had guessed his Da Ge would be, having that small thought of the place being something special to him indeed. There were questions to ask him now that he thought about it, and maybe there was something that Da Ge wants to know as well. His footsteps echoed in the ruins, and he stopped as he arrived at that place where he killed the last woman inside that café. She was pretty and brave… but he doesn’t exactly remember what she looked like, but he knew she was someone of importance. He stopped in front of that room, and looked up at the other rabbit who was standing through that broken doorway. He knew he would look back or ask who it was. He waited for a few moments… but he received no response from him.
The boy walked beside him, and he only stood there as silent as he was. “Da Ge…” he started, breaking the silence that filled the room. What was he trying to do? What was he trying to say…? He had not the slightest clue where he wants to get at but it slipped his tongue as he looked up at him.
“There are some things Mei wants to know…”
This scene isn’t anything from the short hopefully
rp post written above but somehow, this is how the conversation might end with the two or maybe this was something that I really just want to do. Ehe. This might be the last time anyone will see Aster in this outfit cuz… Happy Birthday, my son Aster! ;w; Please don’t forget that Mei and Kan loves you from the bottom of their hearts~! They even have only three letters in their names because 3 letters stands for 3 words… “I LOVE YOU”
//shot for lame
This is heavily based on Tales of Vesperia. I had fun doing this, thanks to ~MaikohSakura
for bearing with my noise as I was doing this. I hope *My1Heaven
will like this one, because I really like it a lot!
© Aster belongs to
© Art and Mei belong to
©Beautiful texture belong to