1 Work in Yuletide 2013
25 Dec 2013
Whatever it is that the two of them have found themselves mixed up in here, Shiina’s not afraid. Shiina doesn’t do afraid, not really, because she knows that the world is a good place and that people are kind, when you get right down to it. But what she is is angry - angry for Akira, and for whatever these monsters have done to Akira’s life, and she chews at the knuckle of her thumb and stares down at the carpet as she thinks about it, intently, harder than she’s ever thought about anything before.
Akira stays beside her. Every now and again Shiina feels a little like she’s being watched; when she glances to the side and smiles, reassuringly, Akira turns a dusky shade of embarrassment and looks hurriedly away.
(Maybe, in another universe, if something fell to Earth with the power to kill just about anyone, then things would go horribly wrong: but not in this one.)