Passing On:Moonlight Naga Ch 6Roxas felt sick. Axel Axel had just agreed to kill him. Then again, that was how things worked. Axel never would have spared him in the first place if his superiors had not allowed it.
Sephiroth chuckled. "That's comforting to know, as is the fact that you understand things so clearly. For now, keep the boy, but be on your guard." A moment passed, perhaps so Sephiroth could put a hand on Axel's shoulder, or embrace Axel as father might a son, Roxas didn't know. At last he spoke again. "Good night, little brother, and I am glad we had this talk."
The barn door creaked open, and Roxas watched as Sephiroth slithered out. He froze, hoping against all hope that Sephiroth wouldn't see him there. Thankfully, the gate out of the barnyard was in the opposite direction, and Sephiroth left for the village without so much as a backwards glance.
Once he was out of sight, Roxas sighed in relief, and slumped further down. As he stared at the ground a shadow fell over him, and looked up to see Ax
Passing On:Moonlight Naga Ch 5The day at the fair had been wonderful, but Roxas felt sick inside. Roxas loved Axel, to the point that he felt like he was going to burst if he didn't tell Axel. However, as much as Roxas wanted to make his feelings known, he was terrified.
It was impossible to find the right words, and every time he opened his mouth to try and say them, he froze up. Roxas had even tried to write it down, so he could have time to find the right words. That failed miserably; despite having the time to write a book about how he felt, he couldn't manage to get a single sentence down.
When they got back from the fair, Roxas was determined to get it over with. There was no backing out now. He would say what he felt.
"Hey, Axel," Roxas started, "I " Then there was silence. Roxas couldn't say it, and he was left standing there like an idiot, the naga looking down at him. "Um, I'm going to take the chicks out for a walk. They probably need some exercise," he finished la
Passing On:Moonlight Naga Ch 4Five years had come and gone since the day he was taken. Back then, Roxas never would have believed he'd make it this long. In those first days he'd been so sure he'd end up as a meal, one way or another. It was no secret that all the naga, including Axel, thought he'd make a delicious snack. Despite that, however, Axel had promised not to hurt him, a promise he had kept.
Roxas could never forget that he was only alive because of Axel. Roxas owed him his life, and so much more. Roxas had nothing when he was brought here, only the clothes on his back, which happened to be pajamas. He didn't even have shoes to cover his feet. Axel had found ways to provide him with everything, in addition to giving him food, and a place to stay. Roxas had done his best to repay him by being useful, and, having been raised on a farm, he wasn't a stranger to work. However, Axel never let him do too much, and never asked much of him at all. He was treated like a friend, like a family member, and
Moonlight Naga Chapter 6Naga healed faster than most creatures, and Sephiroth had been put in the best of hands possible. However, these facts were little comfort to Riku. He stayed at Sephiroth's bedside a good deal of the time, even though he shared it with Kadaj and his brothers and suffered their glares. Kadaj had a problem with Riku, and the attitude of the three was if one had a problem with someone, they all had a problem with them.
Not that this worried Riku much. Even though he knew they'd probably love the chance to pummel him, things wouldn't go beyond dirty looks. After Riku and Kadaj's last fight, they'd been sternly reminded that fighting amongst the naga was forbidden. They were of the same tribe, which meant that even if they didn't like each other, they were bound by the ties of brotherhood that came with being one of the pack.
Besides, no matter what he and the triplets thought of each other, they could agree that they wanted to be there for Sephiroth. To the point that Sephiroth
Passing On:Moonlight Naga Ch 3Axel had returned that day with bread and fruit for breakfast, and had cooked stew for dinner that night. Hed told Xion hed consider taking her on, though later confessed to Roxas he wasnt sure if he was really mentor material, though it looked like hed have Roxas to practice the whole mentorship thing on.
Roxas thought Axel would do fine at it. He was patient when instructing Roxas, though the boy was already well versed in most of the tasks Axel gave him. Really, it wasnt so different from being at home. Axel didnt treat him like a slave or a servant, but like a friend, like family.
The next day was much like the first, but Roxas was starting to feel more familiar with his surroundings. Axel lived in a loft above the east side of stables, beneath the loft was a tact room where supplies were kept, and beside this was a kitchen area. Across the way there a line of stalls for the chocobo, above which was hay stored to feed the cores and provide nestin