All That Glitters


Author: lillypuff 

Email: lilly_puff22 (at) yahoo (dot) com


Pairing: Cho Hakkai x Sha Gojyo

Theme: (30Kisses) Kappa List (Water) - #21, Diving for Treasure

Completed: 10 of 30

Rating: G/Everyone (It's madness, I tell you!)

Warning(s): um, none really

Summary: Not all treasure is silver and gold…

Disclaimer: Sadly, Saiyuki does not belong to me.  I wish it did =) Just having some fun.  Don't sue me; I don't have any money anyway.


Random Notes:  Some of the prompts on the Kappa alternate list are kind of difficult *laughs*.  I think I got the treasure part well enough, but the diving part, not so much…ok, not at all.  Oh well.  Just as a warning, this is an odd little ficlet; I honestly don't know what to think of it, I like it, it's just…different.




There is silence, except for the low, steady sound of breathing coming from two long, slender bodies that lie face to face, an inch of space between them. 


Green emerald eyes stare into those like red rubies, each pair sparkling with its own shade of fiery life, each thrumming with recognition, as if to say I know you, I knew you, I will know you again.


Sadly it is not the body that remembers; not the mind, nor the heart, not even the eyes, but instead the soul that lies behind them, one that is old and a little tired.  It can remember when those eyes were not ruby red, but sapphire blue like deep sea water, and before that when they were golden amber like the sun, and before that, brilliant jade like the densest forest canopy.  It even remembers the first time, so long ago, when they were like the finest amethyst and absolutely beautiful when they shone with lust, or joy, or even a little too much drink behind them.


It is the soul that makes the body tingle when the other is near and it is the soul that makes the heart flutter when they touch.  If it could, it would scream 'remember this!', but it cannot, for it has no voice.  Instead it must find comfort in collecting its little gems, like trinkets of days long passed, to store away in its mindless, ageless memory as treasures that the heart will never miss because the heart will never remember.


It is the soul that hopes, in whatever way it can, that one day it will see those amethyst eyes starting back at it again; though for now it is content to peer into ruby red depths from behind emerald.


And for a moment it is as if mind, body, heart and soul are on the same wave length when a hand reaches out and fingertips caress an eyelid set above a scared cheek and a voice breaks the silence with one whispered word…




And even though the soul and the body are not eternally bound, they do have at least one thing in common - they know something to be treasured when they see it.




A/N on the eye color:  There is only one official art pic that I have of Kenren where his eye color can be easily seen (disregarding anything from the anime) and that is the issue of Ward where he appeared on the cover.  In that pic, his eyes are violet so that's what I went off of for this fic (I've actually done it a couple times before, but it wasn't really important enough to blab about until now).

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