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05 June 2012 @ 08:01 pm
Student: Shuuya Nanahara
Assigned theme: Unbelievable
Other information: On June 5th 2007, I posted my first story for this challenge. Now, five years later, I am posting my final one. Contains some slash hints and sort of blends the manga and movie.

One of things he didn't think possible, however, was Mimura's death.

Mimura Shinji was one of the most amazing people Shuuya had met. He was smart, athletic, funny... Basically, what every girl wants, and what every guy wants to be. Shuuya was happy and honored to call him his friend.

Another thing that Shuuya liked about Mimura was that it seemed like he could do anything. Nothing Shuuya thought of (within the realm of reality, of course) seemed impossible if he thought about Mimura doing it. Hacking a computer to get whatever information they needed? Of course Mimura could do that. Smashing the government? Shuuya could definitely see that happening. Getting everyone out of the Program? This is Mimura Shinji we're talking about.

And yet, here he was, lying in the wake of a bomb he'd created. Not speaking, not moving... Not breathing. And that was what struck Shuuya the most. If there was one thing he'd thought he'd never imagined, it was Mimura dying before him. Of the two of them, Mimura was smarter than Shuuya. Mimura was stronger than Shuuya. If nothing else, Shuuya believed, no, wanted Mimura to make it out of this game alive.

It just didn't seem fair. Anyone could see that Mimura was supposed to make something of himself. Shuuya, meanwhile, was going to either become a rock star rebel or get thrown in jail before he could. So why was Shuuya still alive while Mimura wasn't? It wasn't fair. At the very least, Shuuya should have died before Mimura had.

He was aware that there had been some rumors circulating about the relationship between the two of them, but he hadn't given it much thought. After all, there had been similar rumors about him and Nobu just a few years earlier. He just shrugged it off and let people think what they wanted to think. Hell, Mimura had never even called Shuuya by his first name! There was no reason to think there was any truth to them, at least not on Mimura's side.

Shuuya was beginning to wonder if there wasn't at least a little bit of truth to the rumors. At the very least, it seemed to be something to believe in.
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: A Little Too Not Over You - David Archuleta
Tallulahversipellis on June 6th, 2012 05:03 pm (UTC)
Awww... ;_; I like this, it's a really IC exploration of Shuuya's attitude to Shinji.

Congratulations on finishing!
animenutcase: Hideyoshi approvesanimenutcase on June 6th, 2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
I just can't help but ship these two.

Thank you very much! I'd actually hoped to get it done last year, but it didn't work out. I knew a long time ago that I was going to do Shuuya last, though. I think I'm supposed to post on an entry when I finish, but I'm not sure I'll get a reply.
Tallulah: Sexy Shinjiversipellis on June 9th, 2012 06:49 pm (UTC)
Nothing wrong with that ^^

I... can't remember what you're meant to do when you finish. I suspect the pride and satisfaction you yourself get may have to be enough!
animenutcaseanimenutcase on June 18th, 2012 02:59 pm (UTC)
True. As far as it all goes, I'm overall just proud that I got it done.