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13 December 2003 @ 03:14 pm
Final Gift  
Series: Digimon 02
Bashee: Yukio Oikawa
Why to support: He's a fascinating character, and despite only appearing in a few episodes, leaves a lasting impression, a sense of wonder about him and his obsession and passion...
Why not to hate: All those things he gets blamed for? Not his fault. Remember, Myotismon had near-total control over him, so if you want to hate anyone, bat-boy there would be your real target. Yes, Yukio sold his soul, but you know how the saying goes--"Tempt not a desperate man". And Yukio was about as desprate as you could get.
Genre: Angst (hey, do we expect anything less from him?)
Rating: Um...it's nothing that couldn't have happened on the show, so...G/PG


They say that more people kill themselves this time of year than any other. It's a myth, of course, not a shred of evidence to support it. But if it were true, I could certainly see why. All the decorations, all the banners, all the forcing cheer upon the populace no matter what...it's nearly more than even the sanest person can take.
And I, being far from sane, should know.

It's strange, I should be happy. The plan I've worked so hard on for the past three and a half years is finally ready to put into play. And this day itself, a rest before we begin, is pleasant. My creations seem to have their own plans--Mummymon following Arukenimon around with a sprig of misletoe he got from who-knows-where, and she with beating him soundly every time he does. As long as they leave me alone, I pay them no mind.

Outside, the bells toll with merry cheer, but it's hollow, with no real feeling.

I feel the same way. There's nothing within me today but sorrow.

I still have it, you know, the gift you gave me our last Christmas together. You told me that purple suited me; why, I do not know. My creations tell me it makes me look intimidating, nearly the opposite of your reasoning.

They think of me as their master, someone to be revered, obeyed, even feared. They know nothing of me.

Just a few more days, I keep telling myself. Everything will be resolved in just a few more days. But even that is hollow. I cannot predict the future. I don't know that something won't go wrong. There are a million factors now that could never have been predicted, and a million more bound to reveal themselves. As it stands, the plan remains. The power from those Dark Spores should be more than enough to open the gate.

I keep thinking to myself that it's such a horrid way to do things. But then, how many times did we try? How many times were we denied our dream? And now...now you're gone. You can never live that dream, even if I do.

I sink down in my seat, feeling the heavy fabric weigh down on me. I will live our dream, Hiroki. No matter what happens, I will get to the Digital World.

...I'm getting less human, I realize. Even a few months ago, the thought of harvesting energy from children would have made me ill, but now it seems a necessary evil. I know that when the time comes--in but a few days--I won't hesitate. Our dream must live on.

There's a voice inside me, not my own. Some people say that you know you're crazy when you start hearing voices, but I was crazy long before that.

You've never seen me at my worst, Hiroki. Not even when I lay sobbing in your arms, bruises up and down my back. Not even when you found me in the corner, unresponsive and cold to the touch. No, my worst is far beyond that. I have no regard for life. My creations were made to destroy, something I encourage them to do. By my command, they have cast darkness across the world of our dreams. But when I get there, I will make it better.

Unless I'm delusional. Which is also a possiblity.

It's so cold in here. I raise the high collar on the coat, and pull it tight around myself. If I think about it, it feels like you embracing me. Sounds trite, I know, but that's how my thoughts are these days, the simplest of things. I've expended so much energy on this plan, I have no more left for my own mind.

Given the state of said mind, that's probably a good thing.

Once, you were the center of my life. Now I live it to get to the Digital World. One moment there, far from the falsehoods and chiming bells of this world, will make up for all the pain we put into getting there.

I hope.

Hiroki, if you can somehow read this, I want you to know that I do it all for you. And I only hope that such a drive will somehow justify my actions.

Once I go there, I will never return here. In a few days, I will visit your resting place for the final time. I want to tell you all this in person, so to speak. Then I will leave this world, not in the way you did, but in the way we always dreamed.

Everything I've done, everything I will do...they're all for you. For us. Consider it my final gift to you.
mama bearvery_verydanger on December 13th, 2003 06:42 pm (UTC)
Read, recorded, and scored! ^^
Blackjack Gabbianiblackjackrocket on December 13th, 2003 07:54 pm (UTC)
*nod nod* Thank you!
C. Gallaghercallingtwilight on January 26th, 2005 02:14 am (UTC)
As you know, I love this fic ; ; Oikawa is such a *tragic* character. I don't understand how anyone can hate him. I honestly get the feeling that if Vamdemon hadn't come and given him new fuel and information on how to live out his dream, he'd have wasted away or killed himself. I don't get how anyone could hate anyone that...well, pathetic.

He's such an amazing "bad guy", which is something I give the writers of Digimon insane credit for. They have such great villians, especially in Adventure 02!

And you have amazing fics x_x;; *die*
Blackjack Gabbianiblackjackrocket on January 26th, 2005 02:18 am (UTC)
I know! He gets all the 'credit' for the things that Myotismon did, and that's, like, all the credit he gets. Which sucks.