Okay I this one took me forever to type up though I had it finished quite a while ago. I just haven't had the time to type, oh well. Well I hope you all enjoy this one
"Don’t hit kids! No seriously. They have guns now."
"Don’t hit kids! No seriously. They have guns now."
“Oh my Lord Squall! Honey what happened to you?” Mrs. Leonhart asked rushing over to her son after he walked in the door.
“This isn’t nothing. You’ve been coming home like that for the past week. I’m getting worried. Do I have to call your brother?”
“Don’t bother Genesis; he’s busy enough with college. Mom it’s not a big deal.”
“He already told me he’d put a hold on it. He’s the best the theater’s got.”
“You told him!”
“I had to. You know he worries about you.”
“Well he doesn’t need to. I’m fine. I can handle things myself.”
Mrs. Leonhart sighed knowing there was no use to get anything else out of her son. “You are just like your brother. If you need any help patching yourself up I’ll be in the kitchen.”
“Thanks mom,” the boy said then ran up the stairs to his room.
He stripped off his jacket and tossed it on his bed. He winced slightly at a few of the new bruises that began to match some of the older ones. He then slowly removed his white sleeveless shirt to reveal huge bruises all over his chest along with cuts that were still oozing blood. His cheek was now sporting a nasty purple bruise and there was blood dripping down his face from a cut above his eye. There was a mild gash on his other cheek from someone hitting him with something sharp. He walked into his bathroom and turned on the hot water to his shower. He looked at himself in the mirror and saw how badly his body looked. There was no way he’d be able to cover most of it up for school in the morning.
“I really don’t want everyone to see this. Maybe mom’ll let me stay home,” He said to himself.
He slowly removed his tight jeans that he was made fun of for wearing. He bit his lip from pain coursing throughout his body. There were bruises on his hips along with a few scrapes. When the shower was set to his liking he quickly pulled off his boxer briefs and stepped into the shower. Light red water began to pour down the drain as he washed the blood from his body. He winced at the slight pain as he cleansed himself.
When he stepped out of the shower and wrapped a towel around his waist he felt a sting from his wounds. He walked to the cabinet and began to wrap and cover the cuts. When he finished he put on a pair of black pajama pants and a The Offspring band tee. He then dried his short brown hair that was getting to long for his father’s taste. Once he walked out of the bathroom, he began to walk downstairs.
“Honey, Cloud called, said he needed help on History homework. He’ll be here in a few minutes.”
“Okay, thanks mom. Oh and please don’t say anything about when I got home. I don’t’ want him or any of the others involved. Send him to my room when he gets here.”
“Okay honey, but he’s not stupid. The bruise and cuts on your face is obvious that there is something going on.”
“He won’t know what they’re from.”
“Even if he buys the crazy excuse you come up with, what’s going to explain that face you keep making when you walk?”
“He won’t notice and if he does I’ll come up with something. Please just don’t say anything.”
“If that’s what you want. Food will be done in a few hours.”
“Thanks mom,” he said then went back upstairs.
He slowly sat down at his computer to type his essay for English. He was almost finished when there was a knock at his door. “You don’t have to knock!”
“Leon, you tell me that every time,” a spiky haired blonde said as he opened the door. “Why are you already in your pajamas?”
“I took a shower,” Leon said turning around. Cloud’s eyes widened.
“What happened to you?” Cloud asked concerned.
“Nothing, don’t worry about it. I’m just clumsy.”
“What’d you do, fall through a window?” Cloud held up the bloody whit shirt Leon had discarded before his shower. “Were you in a fight?”
Leon looked down at his feet, “You can’t exactly call it a fight.”
“Then what would you call it?”
“Getting my ass kicked.”
“Who did it?”
“Loz, Larxene, and Rikku.”
“Who knows? They make fun of me; why not beat the shit out of me? It’s not even like I can’t fight back, but you’ve seen them…”
“Leon… I can-“
“No! You’re not getting involved. I’m not letting them do this to you too. Zack might end up tearing off their heads if they hurt you.”
“No he wouldn’t.”
“Cloud have you seen the way he acts around you? The man is in love with you.”
“Yeah right. For one Zack is not gay. Two stop trying to change the subject.”
“I wasn- shit…” Leon winced as a sharp pain ran up his side.
“Are you okay?” Cloud asked kneeling in front of him.
“Yeah,” Leon breathed. “You’re too nice and care way too much. No wonder Zack like you.”
“Leon,” Cloud whined. “You’re hurt, stop making jokes.”
Leon laughed but winced at the pain in his side, “Shit. Can’t even laugh without hurting.”
“What are you going to tell everyone tomorrow?”
“I don’t know,” Leon sighed. “I don’t want them involved.”
“How long has this been going on? I can tell by some of your bruises that it has been for at least a few days.”
“Tomorrow will be two weeks.”
“Why have you been letting them do this to you?”
“It’s not like I’m just letting them beat the shit out of me, but you’ve seen them. Fighting back doesn’t do much instead of getting yourself hurt worse.”
“Well yeah, it’s three against one. If you’d just let-”
“No! No one is getting involved with this.”
“You heard me.”
“Do you not think anyone’s going to notice? Looks like its getting worse too.”
“Well they don’t have to know what happened. Besides they still haven’t realized yet so I don’t think they will now.”
“You don’t give them enough credit.”
“Just promise me you wont’ tell them,” Leon said in a serious tone.
“Fine, but it doesn’t mean they’re not going to find out.”
“I know. What did you need help on in History?” He asked, trying to change the subject.
“Just wanted you to look over my paper. I’m not sure if all my information is correct.”
“Well let’s see it,” Leon smiled as Cloud reached into his back and pulled out paper. He read over it quickly then handed it back. “Seems fine to me.”
“Thanks Leon. Well I better get going. Mom wanted me home after this. Family night and all,” Cloud said grabbing his things.
“Tell the twins I said hi and not to cheat at any games,” Leon laughed.
“Wait… they cheat? Since when?”
“Well I’m pretty sure Roxas has a few times. Just look who he’s best friends with.”
“You know they’re only friends.”
“I have a feeling Axel wants in your brother’s pants, just like Zack wants in yours,” Leon smirked.
“Leon!” Cloud whined, “I told you already. He doesn’t. And eww that’s my little brother! I’m leaving before you give me nightmares.”
Leon laughed as his best friend walked out of the room. He slowly turned back around and began typing to finish his English. The rest of the night went quickly for him. The only difficulty was going up and down the stairs. Once he got upstairs he washed his clothes and put them away, he laid down on his bed. As he was thinking about how tomorrow would be he soon fell asleep.
There was a knock on the front door of the Leonhart residence the next morning. Mrs. Leonhart happily opened the door to reveal a man with bright red hair that was pulled into a long ponytail.
“Good morning Sarah, is Leon up yet, yo?”
“Good morning Reno. No he’s still asleep. You can go wake him,” Mrs. Leonhart smiled and let the man in.
“Thanks,” Reno said and began walking up the stairs.
Once he reached Leon’s room he slowly opened the door and poked his head in. A grin spread across his face. He threw the door wide open and ran towards the bed. He quickly jumped on top and began bouncing. He could hear a groan from the sleeping brunette below him.
“Time to get up Sleeping Beauty,” Reno yelled as he continued to jump.
“Go away Reno,” Leon muttered, pulling a pillow over his head.
“Nope. Time to get up, we have school in a hour and a half.”
“Fine. Just get off my bed,” Leon said as he sat up.
Reno hopped off the bed and flicked on the light. Leon winced and shielded his eyes. He threw the blankets off and slowly stood up. He glanced up at the red head and threw a pillow at him.
“Hey! I’m going! We’re out front like always,” Reno said and left the room.
Leon walked over to his dresser and finally decided on a dark pair of tight jeans and a Fall Out Boy band tee. He changed into them as quickly as he could and slipped on his jacket. Once he got downstairs he put his boots on and poked his head into the kitchen.
“I’m leaving mom.”
“Okay Sweetie. Have fun tonight.”
Leon walked over to the door after he slung his bag over his shoulder. As he walked outside he saw Vincent parked out front with Reno next to him with a smirk on his face. Cloud was blushing in the backseat, which Leon figured was because of something Zack said or the fact they were sitting so close. Leon smiled and slowly made his way to the car. He got in the car next to Cloud, throwing his bag on the floor.
“Hey guys,” Leon said as the car began to move.
“Reno told us you threw a pillow at him. Nice one,” Zack said, leaning over and giving Leon a high five. Leon noticed the blush that Cloud was now sporting as Zack was still leaning over him.
“What’s up with your eye, yo?” Reno asked, looking back at Leon.
“What’s wrong with my eye?”
“You look like you scratched yourself or something.”
Leon lo0oked over at Cloud slightly, “Oh it’s nothing just me not being careful and watching where I was going.”
Reno looked unconvinced but didn’t ask anymore, of which Leon was thankful. The rest of the car ride was filled by Reno singing along to the radio and Zack ‘flirting’ with Cloud. Once they pulled in Leon really wished he would’ve stayed home. Tifa, Larxene, and Rikku were sitting at a table on their path to the front door, which Marluxia, Loz, and Vexen were pretty much in front of. Though he was with his friends, and almost everyone feared Vincent and Zack, he still felt very uncomfortable walking by those who tortured him everyday.
“Oh look its pansy boy,” Rikku shouted, cupping her hands, causing both groups to look at him.
Loz had a sinister grin on his face like he knew Leon was in pain and he had something up his sleeve. Leon was wishing he wasn’t so far behind his friends but he was trying to delay going into the school as much as possible. As he walked by he felt a hand glide over his side and grab his arm, pulling him close to a muscular body.
“Don’t think you’ll be lucky enough to get away from me next time. I will get what I want if you are willing or not,” Loz practically growled in Leon’s ear, while slowly biting his earlobe and licking down his neck.
Leon closed his eyes wishing Loz would just leave him alone. He could feel tears begin to well up and threaten to escape. Loz stopped and let go as soon as the ten minute warning bell rang signaling that their first period would soon begin. Ass soon as Loz and his friends walked away Leon let out a sigh of relief and began to walk to where his locker was located. Once there, after getting his locker open he threw his bag in while quickly picking up his books. He practically ran to first period in order to avoid any of his tormentors.
Leon took a seat as the bell rang. He turned his head to see Roxas in Axel’s lap as they were in a heated make out session. He could see that Axel had his hands anywhere but to himself. Leon smirked remembering the conversation last night with Cloud. A yelp escaped from the blonde at what Leon guessed was Axel slipping his hand down Roxas’s pants. Axel’s mouth traveled to the younger boy’s neck, where he began to suck on a sensitive spot. Leon looked away and winced at the thought of earlier.
“Mr. Emblem, Mr. Strife, I’m sorry to interrupt… this, but this is a classroom not a bedroom. Considering that you, Mr. Emblem, are barely passing this class as it is,” the teacher said as he walked into the room.
Leon could hear them moving behind him. He looked up at the math teacher, which was beginning to write things up on the board, as his stomach began to untighten. He faintly heard Axel talking to Roxas.
“He’s got a point.”
“But Roxy! I’m good at math… u plus i equals sixty-nine.”
“Axel! That isn’t math!” Roxas scowled.
“Sure it is. I’ll prove it to you later.”
Leon groaned as the couple bickered behind him. He let his head rest on his books sitting on the table as he attempted to pay attention. His mind kept wondering and he was dreading fourth period. He wasn’t sure if he could handle gym anymore, though it used to be one of his favorites.
“Squall Leonhart are you paying attention?” the teacher asked.
“Then why don’t you answer the question?”
“Squall next time I catch you not paying attention I’m going to give you a detention. Understand?”
“Huh? Can you say that again?”
“Mr. Leonhart, I’ll see you in detention after school,” he said and went back to teaching. Leon never understood why teachers said that when they didn’t actually watch over detention.
He was going to have to tell his friends he’d meet up with them later thanks to Mr. Uptight. Every Friday they’d go and hang out and act stupid like normal teenage guys would. He soon was snapped out of his thoughts when the bell rang. He groaned and grabbed his things to leave. He walked out of the room to his next period classes, which to him went to fast for his liking. When he was let out of third period he quickly walked out of the room to get to the locker rooms as early as possible. He didn’t exactly want anyone to see the marks all over his body from previous weeks, let alone undress while Loz was there. Just his luck the bastard was already there, dressed in his uniform and leaning against the wall. As soon as he spotted Leon a grin appeared on his face and a predatory look crossed his eyes.
“In a hurry for some reason?” Loz laughed as he walked over to Leon, who was trying to get to his locker.
“No,” Leon muttered taking his clothes out of the locker. Lon smirked and walked closer to Leon.
“Need any help?” Loz asked as he began playing with the bottom of Leon’s shirt.
‘Yes, to get away from you,’Leon thought. “No.”
Loz continued while he slowly inched his hand up Leon’s shirt. Leon backed up to try to get away but was only trapped in between his tormentor and the lockers. Soon he was completely pressed up against them with no hope of escape. One hand-roamed up the smaller teen’s side while another was keeping him from escaping.
“Things would be so much easier for you if you’d just give in. Either way I’ll get what I want.”
“So be it,” Loz said and backed away from him. “Better watch your back.” Leon just stood there as others began to walk in.
“Are you okay? You look completely out of it,” A silver-haired boy asked.
“Yeah I’m fine Riku.”
“If you say so.”
Leon sighed and began changing into his uniform. He heard a gasp shortly after removing his shirt. He looked over to see Riku glancing at the marks all over his upper body. Leon quickly pulled the uniform shirt over his head.
“What happened?” Riku asked worriedly.
“Nothing,” Leon said as he quickly glanced at Loz. Riku coughed what he had looked at and knew exactly what happened; what he saw earlier that morning confirmed it. It didn’t surprise him; Loz had done the same thing to multiple people. He had a new boy toy ever year, if they liked it or not. He only knew all about it because he did the same thing to Sora, though Cloud never knew and it wasn’t nearly as bad. Loz had a thing for brunettes and apparently Leon was his next victim. Riku stayed silent and knew he needed to talk to his blonde haired best friend.
As the class went on Loz did whatever he could do to get to Leon and said brunette was afraid of what he’d do to him next. Leon knew what he wanted and was scared that he wouldn’t be able to fight him off from taking just that. When the class ended he felt eyes on him until the moment he left. He was glad to finally get out of there and sit with his friends. When he was around them he felt safe, though he knew they wouldn’t always be around.
“Leon!” A voice called from behind him as he walked to his locker. He turned to face a black haired girl who happened to be wearing shoes that went up to her knees.
“Hi Yuffie,” he said putting his things in his locker.
“Hurry up! Everyone is waiting!” Yuffie yelled.
She grabbed his arm and began to pull him toward the lunchroom. She dragged him towards the front of the lunch line by a tan bald kid. He nodded in acknowledgement of their presence.
“Hey Rude!” Yuffie greeted.
“Everyone outside already?” Leon asked.
Rude nodded and the three of them began walking outside to their spot, which was a table next to a tree. Leon noticed Zack was sitting rather close to Cloud again and Aerith was talking with Vincent. He couldn’t see an energetic head of red hair, who would usually be bothering Vincent at this time.
“Where’s Reno?” Leon asked.
“Haven’t seen him. I thought he went to find Rude,” Aerith explained.
“I’ll find him,” Leon said.
He walked away from the others to find his red haired friend. As he looked for Reno he tried to think of all the places he could be. He was surprised when he saw the sight before him. There were legs kicking from someone who was put in a trashcan. Leon had a feeling he knew exactly who it was and as soon as he heard the familiar “Yo,” muttered in their ramblings, it was confirmed.
“Reno?” Leon questioned.
He walked over to try and help Reno out of the trashcan but as soon as he got close he was kicked in the face. Leon glared at the trashcan though he knew it wasn’t on purpose. An idea popped into his head that wouldn’t get himself hurt and would be entertaining. A smiled crossed his face as he swiftly kicked the trashcan over.
“What the hell? That fucking hurt!” Reno yelled as he crawled out of the trash can.
“Too bad, you kicked me in the face.”
“Whatever, just so you know Yuffie is all over Vincent again.”
Leon laughed as Reno ran toward the direction of their usual spot screaming at Yuffie. He walked back slowly; not being able to shake the feeling that someone was watching him. When he reached the spot he laughed again. Reno and Yuffie were rolling around on the ground trying to pin each other. Vincent was shaking his head while everyone else was laughing in their own way.
“I win!” Reno declared as he pinned Yuffie to the ground.
Yuffie glared and kicked him off of her. Reno pouted and walked over to sit by Vincent. Leon noticed that Cloud and Zack weren’t there. He sat down next to Aerith and thought about where they went. When he couldn’t think of anything that wasn’t perverted he turned to ask the brunette next to him.
“Where’s Zack and Cloud?”
“Probably making out in the bathroom,” Reno joked. Aerith shook her head.
“Well actually that’s probably where they are but not for that reason,” Aerith began. “First off Riku came over and asked if he could take Sora to the movies. After that Zack and Cloud got into somewhat of an argument to what Riku’s intentions were. Then Cloud kind of flipped and yelled that his whole family isn’t gay. Then he ran after he realized what he said. Zack of course ran after him.”
“Oh, well I’m glad I’m not the one who had to break it to him,” Leon said.
“What a way to come out,” Reno muttered. “Zack’s probably thrilled.”
Yuffie leaned over and smacked him in the head. He pouted and made a whining noise you’d expect out of a puppy or Zack. Leon laughed as he realized Reno was hanging out to much with the spiky black haired man.
The rest of the day went by pretty quickly. Leon did notice Cloud seemed completely out of it and was going to confront him about it later. He couldn’t stop thinking about what could have happened after Cloud ran off. He almost forgot that he had detention after school. He groaned as he walked into the room designated for detention. Since he was the first one there he took a seat in the back corner of the room. He rested his head on the table to wait his two hours and thirty minutes of torture. He heard footsteps of people walking into the room but didn’t care at the time. He tensed when someone sat down next to him.
“Hey Leon,” a voice said quietly.
Leon was shocked that it wasn’t the voice that had been haunting him daily. Though it wasn’t the one he feared, it was vaguely familiar. He slowly lifted his head to stare up into bright blue eyes. His lips lifted into a small smile at the boy beside him.
Seifer Almasy had blonde hair that looked really soft and made Leon want to run his fingers through it. He was wearing a dark red shirt with a zip-up white hoodie. He had the bad boy rep without even trying, even though Leon knew better.
“How’d you wind up inhere?” Seifer asked.
“Wasn’t paying attention in math. I had… other…things on my mind. What about you?”
“Got caught in the middle of another of Rai’s fights. You know how bad his temper is,” Seifer joked, which made Leon laugh.
“Yeah, I do,” Leon’s smile dropped slightly when a thought popped in his head. “How’s Fuu?”
“Same as always. Why do you ask? Have a thing for her or something?”
Leon shook his head, “Of course not! I was just wondering since I heard a rumor that you two were together.”
“That’s just a rumor; she’s like a sister to me. Wait… were you jealous?” Seifer asked with a smirk on his face.
“Uh…” Leon couldn’t find the right words to say but was saved by the teacher walking in.
“Okay everyone, I don’t want to be here anymore than you do. There will be no talking. You may do homework, sleep, or even pass notes if you do it quietly,” the man finished and sat down behind his desk.
Leon laid his head on the desk as he watched the clock. The clock’s loud ticking was slowly filling the silence of the room. Leon sat up slightly when a piece of paper was moved in front of him. He looked over at Seifer and then back at the paper.
You never answered my question
Leon wasn’t exactly sure how to respond. Yeah, he was jealous but he didn’t want Seifer to know that. He sat there for a few moments thinking of what to say.
What question? Leon passed the note back to Seifer.
Were you jealous?
Why would I be jealous? I already told you I wasn’t interested in her.
You know that’s not what I mean.
Okay so I was jealous!
Why exactly, it’s not like we’d stop being friends.
Promise you won’t hate me.
Leon took a deep breathe as he began writing on the paper. Because I don’t want to see you with her because I…like you.
As Leon passed the paper he could barely breathe. He wanted to bang his head against the table or possibly run and hide. When the paper was in front of him again he sighed.
No…I’m just making it up. Note the sarcasm.
So you wouldn’t mind going with me to homecoming?
Leon had to read the response five times in order to make sure he was really reading what it said.
Are you asking me out?
Only if you say yes.
Fine… yeah I’ll go.
Good. Just to let you know breathing is a good thing.
Stop teasing me!
But it’s fun… and really easy.
Well you’re easy.
How would you know? You been stalking me?
Leon just realized what he said and resisted face palming himself.
That’s so not what I meant… and wouldn’t you like to know?
Why yes I would.
Only from a far.
Damn, you so stole my idea.
Why didn’t you say anything?
For starters I thought it was obvious, mostly with how I made Riku pester you.
Oh nice… and thanks to him Cloud pretty much came out and stormed off.
Really? Is that why Zack asked where he went? Ha it was partially his fault I’m in here now. Look how things turned out.
Hey let’s get out of here.
Follow my lead.
“Don’t touch me freak!” Seifer yelled and pushed Leon out of his chair.
“Oh really? Like this?” Leon said as he pushed Seifer back.
“Boys! Get out! I will not tolerate fighting!” The teacher yelled.
Seifer and Leon glared at each other before picking up their things and walked into the hallway. As soon as they were out of ear shot they burst out laughing.
“You didn’t have to push me out of my chair, it kinda hurt,” Leon complained.
“Sorry,” Seifer shrugged.
They continued to walk down the hallway until a grin spread across Seifer’s face. A few seconds later Seifer pushed Leon into the bathroom and pinned him against the wall. Leon tensed slightly as Seifer held his shoulders. He enjoyed being in such a position with Seifer but had dealt enough with such things that he wished never had happened. He stared over Seifer’s shoulder at the writing on the wall, saying something about how he sucks dick. His gaze went back to the blonde in front of him when Seifer’s hands left his shoulders and fell onto his. Leon quickly relaxed and soon connected his lips with Seifer’s. When they broke apart there was a large grin on Seifer’s face.
“Never expected to make the first move.”
“Technically it’s seemed since you brought us in here in the first place,” Leon commented making Seifer laugh.
“I like that idea.”
“You would,” Leon said before Seifer connected their lips once again.
As the seconds ticked by they both grew more comfortable and began to push until they broke someone’s limit. Seifer flicked his tongue at Leon’s bottom lip who instantly responded by parting his lips. Seifer gladly began to roam the brunette’s mouth and could faintly taste a mixture of different types of berries. Leon pressed closer to Seifer as his body began aching to be touched. Suddenly the door opened and Leon and Seifer parted; looking at the intruder. Cloud stared at them with complete shock. He had just spent half the day trying to convince everyone, including himself, that he wasn’t gay although he somehow felt something seeing his best friend with another guy.
“Um sorry to interrupt,” Cloud said the swiftly walked out of the bathroom.
“Should we go after him?” Seifer asked.
“Probably would be the best idea,” Leon admitted.
Leon and Seifer quickly walked out of the bathroom and down the hallway. They stopped when they heard yelling coming from down another hallway. Leon began to panic, knowing Cloud was in trouble. The both of them began running toward the commotion. Once they ran out of the school Leon froze. Cloud was being held onto by Larxene and Rikku; if you could even call it that. He was limp in their arms as blood dripped from his mouth onto the ground.
“Look who decided to finally show up,” Larxene laughed as she passed knife like objects connected to her hand along Cloud’s side.
“Leave Cloud out of this!” Leon yelled.
“But that’s no fun! We have to watch Loz mess with you so we wanted a plaything of our own,” Rikku smiled happily.
Leon’s fist clenched as he glared at the two who were hurting his best friend. He couldn’t help but think there was more to this situation then what it appeared to be. Just then he felt something collide with his head and he fell to the ground. He heard a grunt and a loud thud somewhere next to him. Leon turned his head and saw Seifer passed out on the ground.
“What do we have here?” a voice said from behind Leon.
Leon knew who the voice belonged to and wanted to throw up. He tried to get up but fell back to the ground. When he felt arms pulling him up he struggled to get away but failed.
“Let me go!” he shouted.
“Why would I do that?” Loz whispered in his ear.
“Because I don’t want to be anywhere near you!” Leon spat.
“Don’t be like that.”
“I’ll be however I want!”
“Interesting… I like ‘em feisty.”
“You sicken me.”
“I can do a lot more to you than that,” Loz said suggestively.
“You won’t be doing anything,” a voice said.
Leon looked over to see Seifer standing in front of him. Leon then noticed that Seifer had a gun blade in his hand. He could tell Loz was smiling and tensed when he felt something sharp instantly press against his neck. Seifer flinched and gripped his weapon tightly.
“Put the gun blade down, and I won’t hurt your little play toy here,” Loz threatened.
“Hurt him and you won’t live to see tomorrow.”
“Ha. Where do you think he got all the bruises and cuts?” Loz snickered and with his other hand pressed against Leon’s bruised and battered hip, causing Leon to whine and cry out in pain.
Seifer growled, knowing that there were many marks all over the brunette’s body from the creep in front of him. If Riku hadn’t verified his suspicions earlier, the look of pain across Leon’s face did. If it wasn’t for that sharp metal pressed against Leon’s neck, Seifer would have made it so Loz would never think to touch him again.
“Let him go Loz.”
“I don’t think I will.”
Seifer growled and pointed his gun blade at Loz. There was a sinister grin upon the man’s face that gave Seifer an uneasy feeling. He heard giggling from behind him and turned to see Cloud passed out on the ground, looking as bad as Leon. He knew Zack was going to be pissed when he found out. As he turned back around he felt a fist connect with his chest. He fell toward the ground and rolled to his right to dodge an incoming blow. He kicked his legs against the ground to bring himself back to his feet.
They were back in the same position they started in, Seifer holding his gun blade out as a threat towards Loz and Loz’s Duel Hound pressed to Leon’s throat. Leon seemed to have stopped struggling; he was hanging over Loz’s arm that wasn’t holding the sharp weapon to his throat. Seifer flinched as a drop of blood slid down Leon’s neck, staining his shirt. It was painful just seeing him in such a position.
“Looks like your little play thing even stopped struggling. How nice for me,” Loz tormented Seifer.
Leon could hear Seifer practically growling at the coward holding him captive. He allowed himself to go limp over his arm and forced himself not to smile when the pressure applied with the Duel Hound lessened. Loz was letting his guard down.
Leon sensed his opportunity and took it, turning light lying fast under the arm to his neck and pulling it up roughly behind Loz’s back. He ignored the burning pain in his face as he slammed the silver haired man’s own weapon into the back of his head, knocking him down for a moment. Leon looked up as he regained his balance, meeting Seifer’s gaze. Blood poured from a gash across his face. He watched, frozen in time as Seifer’s hand brushed over his face, only for him to pull it back soaked with blood.
“I hurt you…” Seifer observed, drawing back from shock. Leon looked down at his once white shirt, now stained red from the blood running from his face. He couldn’t tell how much blood Seifer had lost because of his dark colored shirt, but it certainly couldn’t be much better off.
Seifer looked down suddenly as if just remembering he was there and kicked Loz in the stomach. “Get lost if you know what’s good for you,” he demanded.
Loz stood up as quickly as he could. “Yeah, let’s get out of here guys,” he called to Rikku and Larxene, slowly limping towards the parking lot. The two followed obediently, leaving Cloud regaining consciousness on the pavement. Leon slowly made his way over to his best friend.
“Are you okay?” Leon asked.
“I’m fine,” Cloud looked up and gasped. “You’re hurt.”
“I’ll be fine,” Leon groaned as he began to grow dizzy.
“We need to get you to a hospital,” Cloud looked over toward the other blonde. “Seifer too.”
“Just take care of him,” Seifer stood up, “I’ll be fine.”
“I’m not so sure you are,” Cloud said as he pulled out his phone, dialing a number before pressing it to his ear.
Leon fell to his knees as his legs gave out on him. Seifer staggered as quickly as he could over to the brunette
“Yeah I know but there’s a situation. Leon’s extremely hurt, along with Seifer. Yeah it’s a long story. Just get to the school as quick as you can. Leon doesn’t look so good,” Leon heard Cloud mutter into his phone.
“My head is spinning,” Leon muttered as his vision began to blur as everything continued to spin. Soon he couldn’t see anything but black as he fell back into something soft.
“Just hold on,” was the last thing he heard.
“Tell me what happened damn it!” A voice yelled.
“I can’t tell you that information sire. All I can say is he lost a lot of blood and seems to have been going through of related things for a while. Now please lower your voice sir.”
“Don’t tell me to lower m God damn voice! My brother is lying in a hospital bed, looking like he was in a car accident and you won’t tell me what happened! Fuck!”
“Sir if you don’t lower your voice I will have to ask you to leave.”
“Thank you. Now don’t hesitate to ask for someone if you need anything,” the calm voice said before a click was heard, followed by a sigh.
“What happened to you? Mom didn’t say it was this bad. You even managed to scare Angeal half to death. So there’s this really cute blonde that’s refused to leave until you wake up. Is that the same boy you told me about? Of course it is, you’ve been going on about him for years. What was his name again, Skylar? No, I always called him that skater kid.”
It grew quiet again as there was a soft mutter saying, “Seifer.”
“Yeah that’s it. See even your subconscious thinks about him,” the voice teased. “You need to wake up soon before he becomes a nervous wreck. He’s majorly worried, along with mom.”
Bright light soon began to flood Leon’s vision as he slowly opened his eyes, a raspy grown passing his lips. The first thing that he saw with his blurry vision was something red.
“Leon?” a familiar voice said.
“Yeah, I’m here. Are alright little brother?” He slightly teased with worry evident in his facial expression and voice.
“As good as anyone would be in this position.”
“So are you going to tell me what’s going on? No one will tell me anything.”
“Why not?” Genesis pouted.
“I’d rather not have you end up in jail. I’m sure Sephiroth would be happy about that.”
“Who do I have to kill?”
“I’m not getting you into trouble.”
“Fine don’t tell me a name, just tell me what happened.”
Leon took a deep breath before telling is brother what had happened over the past two weeks and today, leaving out small details *cough* making out in the bathroom *cough*. Genesis looked at him sadly when he finished.
“You should’ve told me this when it started to happen Leon. This would never have happened.”
“I’m not to sure about that. I’m not even sure that he’ll leave me alone now, even after the fight. Why would he stop if you had done anything?”
“I can be very convincing. Besides I’m sure Seifer will make sure he will leave you alone. Speaking of which, I think he’s about to lose it if he doesn’t see you soon, Genesis teased, causing Leon to blush.
Genesis walked out of the room and closed the door behind him. Leon sat there quietly while looking around the room. It was painted with the typical white walls, which were slightly covered by paintings and pictures of beautiful landscapes. He finally noticed needles in his arm that hooked him up to machines to his right. He groaned as he remembered how much he hated hospitals. Leon’s head snapped up as he heard the door open and saw Seifer walk into the room.
“How are you feeling?” Seifer asked as he walked over to Leon, sitting down in the chair next to it.
“Decent, though I just realized how much I hate hospitals.”
“I’m sorry Leon. I didn’t mean to hurt you.”
“It wasn’t your fault. Don’t worry about it.
“But you wouldn’t be here if I was more careful.”
“If you don’t stop blaming yourself I’m going to beat you in the head.” Seifer smiled as Leon leaned over to smack him in the head.
“Okay, okay, I’ll stop.”
“Good,” Leon smiled then a thought occurred to him. “Is Cloud okay?”
Seifer nodded, “He’s fine. Just a few cuts; at one point he was about to go hunt them down. You wouldn’t believe what shy little Cloud did to calm him,” Seifer smirked.
“He so did! He practically jumped him. I had to tell them to get a room.”
“Yeah, well I should let you get your rest so you can get out of this hell hole,” Seifer said and kissed the top of his head.
“Well if I’m stuck here tomorrow you better be here.”
“Of course I will,” Seifer said as he began to leave.
“Will you tell Zack not to molest my best friend please?”
“Will do,” Seifer laughed and walked out of the room.
“What an interesting day,” Leon muttered to himself. He soon closed his eyes to fall back to sleep, dreaming about the blonde who’d stolen his heart.