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28 December 2009 @ 02:20 am
fma; burnt wings  
Title: Burnt Wings
Author: hattergems
Word Count: 510
Rating:
T
Characters:
Roy Mustang, Jean Havoc.
Disclaimer: Fullmetal Alchemist can only be created by the genius of Hiromu Arakawa.
Summary: The moth is a stupid creature. It can be so easily tricked into thinking that a pretty flame is the moon. Havoc is delirious with agony. Mustang’s not much better.

 
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-burnt wings-

hattergems

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The moth is a stupid creature. It navigates by the moon, but when it sees a flame, it gets confused and flies toward it. Around and around the moth goes, trying to get closer, flirting with the beautiful light that it mistakes as the moon. And when it finally gets that bit too close, the heat of the flame sears its wings off and it dies.

The moth is a stupid, pure creature.

Havoc, stay with me!

It can be so easily duped, tricked into thinking that it is on the right course, that a petty flame is the moon.

You are not going to die before me, damn it, man! That’s a direct order!

The moth forgets that the moon is what it ultimately needs. It needs to go on forward, but this earthly pleasure is too difficult to resist.

... You’re going to live.

That flickering flame draws it closer, closer. To the moth, this is the moon. There is no difference in its silly little mind, and what it doesn’t know cannot possibly hurt it. Ignorance is always bliss. Always.

No! Don’t go to sleep on me, bastard!

Dizzying circles, loops and spirals, around and around, dull brown wings all aflutter with excitement, thrilled.

W-wake up ...

A short moment of glory, dancing, twirling, weaving artistically in the firelight, glowing. A magnificent performance. Who would have thought that such a plain creature was capable of this kind of grace, elegance?

... Please ...

This show is its last.

... I-I have to cauterize this ... Fuck, fuck, fuck. C’mon, concentrate ...

Snap!

Dazzling, lovely tongues of fire lick its wings. For a moment, the moth is deluged with pleasure, flattered that this marvellous being had deigned to touch it.

I’m so sorry, Havoc.

Then the pain. So immense, so extreme, singing, burning, stripping off those small delicate wings. And the fire crackles and roars. Poor stupid little moth. So easy to manipulate, to deceive.

Fucking hurts doesn’t it? Ha ... d-didn’t do such a great job ...

Only then does the moth realise. However, it is too late now, it is too far gone. Dainty wingless body drifts down into those wonderfully warm crimson flames, to feed that ever-hungry fire so that it can grow stronger yet.

So that it can lure in more stupid moths.

... The paramedics are coming. You better hold on, my friend.

A moth to a flame; there is no hope, no love, no glory. No happy ending. But it is nice while it lasts—for the moon gives no warmth, is too far to reach, to feel ...

When this modest blaze sheds its heat without inhibition.

“I’m ... n-not going to die, Colonel.”

Everyone knows that when you play with fire, you eventually get what you’re asking for.

... Serpentine shapes twisting, curling, flitting in and out of the most beautiful forms—brilliant reds, dazzling oranges and hot yellows—powerful and dangerous but so very breathtakingly exquisite ...

Everyone knows, but no one can resist.

“ ... That’s good, Havoc.”

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mood: tiredtired
 
 
 
nuitdenovembre: and now withinnuitdenovembre on December 31st, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
What is thisssssss

/fairly incoherent by this point. will come back later after pimping butterfly-chan over.
lubricated horse cock: [aang] ♦ 100 years like thishattergems on January 1st, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)
It is something that has been on my ff.net profile for over a yearrrr.

I wrote it when I was barely 14. I hate my n00b stories. /shoots story
nuitdenovembre: i know something you don'tnuitdenovembre on January 2nd, 2010 11:02 am (UTC)
Whaaaaaaat

I didn't know you'd written any FMA... (butwhydidyoupostitthen. /liked it)
lubricated horse cock: [aang] ♦ entering the pissed statehattergems on January 11th, 2010 03:56 am (UTC)
*puuuuunches*

My first stories on ff.net were FMA. I've written for many other fandoms and lots of original stories, but they're all unposted.
nuitdenovembrenuitdenovembre on January 11th, 2010 03:10 pm (UTC)
Why hello there!

*twitchtwitch*

What other fandoms, if I may be so bold?
lubricated horse cockhattergems on January 22nd, 2010 06:40 am (UTC)
... Christmas theme for SS oh god *scratches head* how to incorporate this into a story with character death ... why does Christmas have to be so damn joyful ...

Um. Yu-Gi-Oh, Artemis Fowl, Astro Boy, FMA ... for the lulz and old times' sake, mostly ... You?
nuitdenovembre: i really do not give a damnnuitdenovembre on January 22nd, 2010 03:38 pm (UTC)
I seem to remark a pattern.

Doesn't have to be Christmas-y themed, though... 's for Hydok anyway, I doubt she'll mind. Just bloody finish it already.

Er. Tsubasa, XxXHolic and Harry Potter, I think.
lubricated horse cock: [hatter] ♦ möbius filmstriphattergems on January 22nd, 2010 11:45 pm (UTC)
What where. 8|

*clings* I am close! I just started 30 minutes ago! The first time I've had my computer to myself this year. ;~;

... And your pattern would be ... girly?
nuitdenovembre: i know something you don'tnuitdenovembre on January 23rd, 2010 02:58 pm (UTC)
In the dates of our posting comments, yeah? breaking it now, though.

*pats head* *coos*

Lupin, too.

And yours would be childish, just a bit? Yu-Gi-Oh? And Astro boy?) :P
lubricated horse cockhattergems on January 27th, 2010 10:37 am (UTC)
... I so saw that before. 8| <3

Okay. I am far again. 8[

Well, it's all very ... romantic in my book, all of them. As in Roman-tic.

... My entire family just laughed at your comment about my Astro.
nuitdenovembre: we're all mad herenuitdenovembre on January 27th, 2010 04:00 pm (UTC)
Mais oui.

Ffft, ahh. I am not despairing yet.

Ah, um. Don't start me on this. Though, yeah. And Hetalia, too, of course. /had completely forgotten

Aww, hush, you. To my discredit, I haven't actually ever read it.
lubricated horse cock: [aang] ♦ entering the pissed statehattergems on January 29th, 2010 06:00 am (UTC)
I'm sending you the first two parts for beta-ing. There are five more parts, ending in lame character death. >P

I think those fandoms of yours are sorta like ... thick pink taffy. *checks head* Hmm.

If you misunderstood me, I meant they're hysterical at me and agreeing whole-heartedly with you.
live4him4evalive4him4eva on February 21st, 2010 06:22 pm (UTC)
Wow, very nice! Good connections, great writing. Enjoyable piece. :)
lubricated horse cockhattergems on February 21st, 2010 09:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much, you're too kind! :3
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