Keygate Ficbit: Friendly Advice

“Don’t close with Xemnas.”

Vincent shut up. That was serious.

“Don’t. Ever. You got lucky this time. You got in, you got out, he didn’t see you coming. Next time, he will. You were close enough. He knows what your mind feels like.”

Even under Chaos’ mask, Vincent felt his hair prickle. “He senses minds?”

“Reads ‘em, too. If he’s close enough. Hit him from a distance. Hit him hard. And then run.” Axel drew in a sharp breath, hissed. “Even a demon doesn’t want to see what life’s like on my side of the street.”

That made even Chaos uneasy. “Xemnas can create Nobodies?” Vincent asked sharply.

“Ooo yeah. Easy.” Axel’s voice was half a laugh, half a breath from sobbing. “His element’s Void. Nothing. I’ve seen him backhand a guy right into a Dusk. Just like that.” Footsteps stopped, and there was a whisper of leather; Vincent could all but see Axel leaning against stone. “Might be more decent to just kill the guys, you know? No Heart. No memories. Just knowing you’re not you anymore. And  you’d do anything just to feel again. If that means feeling people’s blood over your claws….” Axel snarled under his breath; words Vincent recognized with a shock as straight from Agrabah’s back alleys. “I’m not going out that way.”

Pain. And the determination to fight on past the pain. “There are potion sellers near the spaceport,” Vincent offered. “I’ve heard some of them don’t ask questions.”

Hope. A chill of anticipated betrayal. Desperation. “Why?”

“You remind me of someone I knew,” Vincent stated. “An anthropologist. From a place called Stargate Command.”

“Poor bastard,” Axel said wryly. “What world’s that?”

Fanged jaw dropped, Vincent shook his head. No reaction. No emotion, outside of a faint curiosity. Something is wrong here.

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13 thoughts on “Keygate Ficbit: Friendly Advice

  1. That made even Chaos uneasy. “Xemnas can create Nobodies?” Vincent asked sharply.

    That’s nasty.

    “Might be more decent to just kill the guys, you know? No Heart. No memories. Just knowing you’re not you anymore. And you’d do anything just to feel again.

    Very nasty.

    Have to agree with Axel that just killing someone would be more decent but I’m going to guess that being decent isn’t among this Xemnas’s life goals.

    Something is wrong here.

    More so than usual?

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    1. >>Have to agree with Axel that just killing someone would be more decent but I’m going to guess that being decent isn’t among this Xemnas’s life goals.>>

      Has it ever?

      Ever since Tera’s Grand Theft Me the amalgam his body became just kept sliding further and further down the Moral Event Horizon. Xehanort II’s Heartless form of Ansem was bad, but his Nobody is – w o r s e –

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  2. …did… did Vincent just run smack dab into //multiple universes// version of Axel?! Stargate does have that nifty multiversal mirror and all, and I can recall at least three episodes off hand where it was used to interesting effect. Or maybe Xemnas…?

    Second shiori’s comment above: Wrong more so than usual?

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      1. Nobody doesn’t count as being “present”, I think? Or distance has/had an impact?

        Or I need to stop spouting what comes to mind and go sleep…

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    1. Axel doesn’t remember being Lea the SGC archeologist, who was reincarnated from Lea the Turk when the original FF7 world went splat. Vincent has Lea the Archeologist’s Heartless, because team mates.

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    2. *Wry G* Since it’s unlikely to get posted anytime soon… these ficbits were written before Dream Drop, so we didn’t know where exactly Lea came from. We did have Word of Creator that Axel was supposed to be “Reno in another world”.

      So in this AU, when Midgar went boom, Reno got reborn into the Stargate ‘verse as an anthropologist, by the name of Lea. With a very… checkered… background. That went boom with the NID.

      They didn’t expect him to be able to fly a helicopter. It surprised him, too. 😉

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      1. Huh. Makes sense.

        Out of curiousity…

        Given what was revealed about Saïx/Ïsa and Axel/Lea’s backstories in Dream Drop Distance did you end up (considering) putting in Ïsa as a part of SG6/Stargate Command?

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