Rurouni Kenshin Fan Fiction ❯ Unlost ❯ Confused (prompt 67) {Xion & Enishi, Kingdom Hearts / Rurouni Kenshin crossover} ( Chapter 9 )

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Unlost, a Rurouni Kenshin / Kingdom Hearts crossover fanfic series by Raberba girl
Confused (prompt 67, table one) [rough draft]

Summary:  Enishi tries out his sister's suggestion.

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Xion loved Twilight Town.  She loved it better when she wasn't injured and sweating while fighting a ferocious monster who was trying to kill her, but even being in the middle of a boss battle couldn't entirely dampen her spirits.

"I have to go on!"  Xion surged into her limit break, destroyed the Heartless, and felt exhilarated when she landed.  "Yaaayyy...now for ice cream...I hope that Roxas or Axel still have some healing panels left...."

She dismissed her Keyblade, collected the goodies that the Heartless had dropped, then headed off to the ice cream shop.  She nearly ran right into someone when they rounded the same corner at the same time.  "Ah!"

The man was tall and kind of scary-looking, looming over her like that with such a forbidding look on his face.  Xion shrank back a little as she looked at his hard, ice-cold eyes.  "Um...sorry," she said meekly.

"You're a girl," he said in a flat voice.

"Uh...yes?"

To her surprise, he raised his arm, apparently offering her the flowers he was holding.  She stared at them in confusion.

"Take them, stupid," he finally said.

"Those are...for me?"

"Ugh.  Yes."

She uncertainly accepted the flowers.  "Thank you."  Weren't people supposed to be nicer when they gave gifts?

The man crossed his arms.  "That made me feel so much better."

"You don't...look like you feel better...."

"I was being sarcastic."

Ah.  'Sarcasm.'  Axel had tried to explain that to them once.  She and Roxas still didn't really get it, but hadn't wanted to tell Axel that.  "Then what would make you feel better for real?"

"Having my sister back," he answered immediately.

"Where did she go?"

Now he looked even scarier.  Xion had a very strange thought that he was about to cry, but of course that couldn't be right.

"Is she not coming back?"

"Shut up."

"You're kind of mean."

She was surprised when he laughed.

"Do you like being mean?"

"I just am.  I'm this.  I don't know why she thought I could change by doing stupid things like giving flowers to girls or saving puppies or whatever, but...."  He sighed deeply and leaned against the wall.

"...Do you want some ice cream?"

"What's ice cream?"

She gaped at him.  Xion was very, very not used to knowing anything that an adult didn't.  "It's--  It's like--  It's ice cream!  It's good.  Sweet and salty at the same time."

He seemed to perk up suddenly.  It made him look a lot nicer.  "It's blue ice?"

"Yes!"

"...I want it."

"I'll show you where they sell it."

Yukishiro Enishi followed after the Organization's Number XIV and decided that this giving-flowers-to-girls experience hadn't been too bad, and he'd probably even do it again sometime.

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Author's Notes:  I've been wanting to write this plot bunny for a long time, and now I finally got my chance~

Complete:  9/100