Title: The Beat We All Live By
Theme + Number: Theme #1 (Beat). Theme #58 (Rhythm).
Genres: …uh… o_o … general?
Warnings: Yaoi. POV. Touch of angst?
Characters/Pairings (if any): Chang Wufei X Duo Maxwell
Word Count: 281
Summary: There’s a simple beat that lets us know we’re still alive… (x_x … I suck at summaries!!)
Notes: … o_O I’m not entirely sure whose POV it is. I originally intended it to be in Duo’s POV. It mostly is. *shrugs*
I lay here with my arms wrapped around him, my head on his chest. His breathing is soft and slow and I know he’s deep asleep.
A sweet rhythm is all I can hear. It’s steady and strong. The beat is so simple yet it’s a beat everyone lives by, the beat by which life itself exists. Sometimes it’s faster and sometimes it’s slower, but it’s still such a simple rhythm to follow. I love it. It comforts me.
It’s the beat that lets me know he’s still alive.
I have to listen to it now or I can’t fall asleep. I need to know he’s ok. We fought in a war together, we almost lost our lives plenty of times. We were always aware that one day we might not come back from a mission.
But we were only fifteen. Despite what logic told us… we still thought we were invincible. We were stupid like that. Like I said, we knew ‘one day’ we might die on a mission… but of course ‘one day’ was never any time soon, it was always some very distant ‘one day’.
We’re older now. We’re realizing… we’re human. ‘One day’ could be in the blink of an eye.
‘One day’ could have been a month ago…
I’d never been so scared in my life. I almost lost him. The doctors kept saying there’s a much better chance that he won’t survive. Our mortality hit me like a ton of bricks. We’re human. It doesn’t take much to get ourselves killed.
But for now, we’re still alive. For now that beat of his heart continues, and I can rest easy knowing he’s still with me.