Title: Falling Empires chapter 2
Fandom: Weiss Kreuz
Rating: PG-13 (for this chapter)
Pairing: CrawfordxRan (more later)
Summary: Crawford starts plotting and drags Schuldig along for the fun of it. Poor Ran is told devastating news which reults in lots and lots of angsting.
/ talking telepathically.
< > memories.
Schuldig was bored, very bored. Hospitals were not his favourite places anyway and having to wait here with mister stick-up-his-ass for some boy that said mister-stick-up-his-ass is obsessed with, well it is just down right annoying! Oh yes, Schuldig was bored - bored, bored, bored, bored, BORED!!!!
/Schuldig will you give it a rest, I’m surprised half the hospital can’t hear you with all your whining./
/Awwwww Brady-kins come on, why can’t I just knock the boy out and then we take him with us?/
/No Schuldig, we need him on our side, and don’t call me that/
Crawford mumbled to himself about no respect. Schuldig tried to think of a new way to pass the time. Whistling! Why didn’t he think of it before? Crawford couldn’t stand it and it would serve him right for forcing Schuldig to come with him.
/Schuldig if you don’t cut it out right now, I swear to God I will shoot you./
/Better not let Farfarello hear you say that./
‘All right, all right. Look you must have some idea when the kid is going to turn up, you do see the future.’
‘He’ll be here shortly, he’s having a meeting with the doctor’.
/Oh why what’s he caught?/
/Nothing Schuldig. I told you it’s about the girl./
/The sister, she’s a vegetable, that’s what Nagi said. How can things get any worse for her?/
‘They may do and that is why we are here. To find out exactly what is going on and how dear Ran will react to it’.
‘You know Crawford, you don’t usually go to this much trouble for some talented kid, especially not a whore. I think you got it bad.’
‘Schuldig, just for once in your life - Shut Up. This is important and he’s coming now, make sure you know what to do.’
‘No worries big boss man, his mind is a whirl of emotions it’s pretty easy to pick up on what he’s thinking.’
Ran exited the hospital in a daze, hardly even looking where he was going. If he had been paying more attention he would have noticed the two gaijin just to his left, and the man he had slept with the other week. But he didn’t, Ran was still reeling from what the doctors had said, and as he thought more and more about it panic and despair crept in.
< I’m sorry Fujimiya but your sister’s care is extremely expensive.>
She’s a human being, they can’t just turn the machines off, she’ll die.
< We have been patient and understanding Fujimiya san, but if you can’t raise the money for her up-keep then we have no other choice.>
I can’t get that kind of money, I’m just a lousy street whore. Aya deserves better then anything I can give her.
Tears ran down Ran’s face and the true realisation came to him that he really couldn’t save his sister now. He had promised to protect her until she woke-up and now he was going to let them kill her because he couldn’t raise the money.
He walked round the side of the hospital and down the path that leads to the park. He had been to this park many times as a kid, Aya loved going there, it had a pond and she would feed the ducks. She was such a gentle soul and this was so unfair.
Anger boiled up inside Ran once again, that hatred towards the people that had done this to them, destroyed his family, put his beloved sister in hospital. His fingers started to tingle and Ran was brought back to reality. No! He couldn’t do this what if he made something appear or made something happen, someone might see.
It was easier to wallow right now, to feel sorry for himself. His whole life had fallen apart, he had nothing and no one. Ran tried to tell himself that he didn’t need anyone he was better off alone. Sometimes, though, especially when he finished ‘work’ he wished someone was there to look after him to make everything all right.
No, he mustn’t think like that, there was no one, he had to accept that. He could look after himself and his sister on his own, he just had to find a way. He thought about that promise he had made to his sleeping sister when the accident had first happened, and the tingling in his hand, the things that he could do. Trying to concentrate with all his might, Ran thought of the money that he needed, he tried to imagine the notes and he suddenly he felt that feeling again. He looked to his hands, barely daring to believe. This thing that he could do, it never worked before when he wanted it to.
Ran felt cold metal in his hands and looked down at them. There they were, coppers. He couldn’t even buy a sandwich for that. Hurt, anger, frustration, they all came back to him as he threw the coppers savagely on the floor. Why was he such a failure? It was bad enough being a complete freak, but to be a failure at being a freak was even worse.
Slowly Ran came back to his senses, he had money to raise for his sister. Sighing he collected his thoughts of despair and loneliness and forced himself to go back to work.
Ran turned and walked back towards the path and the main road, he had never noticed that he was being followed. Behind a near by tree Schuldig turned and smirked to Crawford.
‘Well he’s just a bundle of fun isn’t he?’
‘Lets go we found out what we needed to. Now we can act.’
‘Ah Crawford, what exactly are we going to do? I mean, we killed his family he’s not going to join us willingly.’
‘He doesn’t know that was us, besides he needs money, security and he needs to be trained in his power, he does need us and he’ll realise that when we make our move.’
‘You forget lonely, he’s also dreadfully lonely Crawford maybe he would like your company again.’
The smirk across Crawford’s face was positively vulture-like and Schuldig had to laugh, looks like this isn’t so boring after all.