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Vanilla #12 with Pocky

Author: Regret
Rating: PG
Challenge: Vanilla #12 - A Storm
Extras: Pocky
Story: Arkadian
Word Count: 100
Summary: Arkadiy hates the rain.
Notes: I wasn't expecting to write this, but first Coldplay's Yes came on, then Fair To Midland's Walls of Jericho and this just appeared - where it came from I have no idea... The person he's thinking of isn't Kse (last seen shooting him in the shoulder because, hey, he deserved it), but is probably the first person he's actually fallen in love with...

Incidentally, is anyone else suddenly horribly inspired by random music on their playlist? :s

The rain pounded against the roof. He stared down at his legs - not his legs, but still his legs, for his sins - and thought of the storm.

If she'd said yes he wouldn't be alone, here, in the rain.

She'd said no. No, Captain Olenov. I'm your doctor, it wouldn't be right.

She'd said no.

He hated the rain, always had, hated to be alone in it. Never had to be, before, in the army.

Hours later, the rain abated. The sun crept out and bathed the house in golden light.

There was always tomorrow. Maybe then she'd say yes.

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kick_the_sun
Jul. 19th, 2010 12:10 am (UTC)
The rain's outside of his house, but I still see him getting all drenched in it. He does seem truly distraught over the rejection. (I do like "not his legs, but still his legs, for his sins". And also the line where it's written that he hates the rain and being alone.)

The ending has this nice optimistic note to it, what with the sun and him thinking that maybe he still has a chance.
nothingtoregret
Jul. 19th, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
He's such a womaniser, I don't think it ever really occurred to him that the woman he actually falls in love with could reject him. I guess in his head he probably thinks it is raining on him...

He does definitely have a chance... but he doesn't know that yet. ;)
nitha_ni
Jul. 19th, 2010 12:38 am (UTC)
Oh dear. Poor thing! I can sympathise with not liking rain, but really I just don't like thunderstorms. I do hope she says yes soon!

And yes...I do get random inspiration from songs :-)
nothingtoregret
Jul. 19th, 2010 11:48 am (UTC)
I think he's still got a good few years before she relents even a little... XD; But he's nothing if not persistent, so he'll keep on asking, and asking, and asking.

I was looking through some old pictures of this guy and found one that was inspired by the same song (Walls of Jericho) that inspired this. Bit of a weird feeling... ^^;

What kind of songs inspire you? :o
nitha_ni
Jul. 19th, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, all sorts! I can just catch a random song on the radio on a station I never listen to and something will come to me. I think in pictures, so if a song provokes an interesting enough picture, I usually end up with some sort of idea.

Mind you, the majority of my songs that identify with stories are either switchfoot, lifehouse, or a perfect circle ;-) Probably a product of having my Ipod on shuffle all day while I'm a work...
ichthusfish
Jul. 19th, 2010 01:09 am (UTC)
Lovely! The way his emotions fluxuate with the weather paints a wonderful picture. Nice that it ended on an uplifting note to offset his depression. Though I actually pictured him as being outside getting soaked in this :)
nothingtoregret
Jul. 19th, 2010 05:07 pm (UTC)
He's one of those men who tries to be optimistic... it doesn't go so well for him at this point, but her visits are always something to look forward to.

He hates getting wet, but it wouldn't surprise me if he did that sometimes, on stormy, hot summer nights...
aproberts
Jul. 21st, 2010 12:46 am (UTC)
Poor guy. But it does end on an optimistic note.

I am always getting inspired by random songs.
nothingtoregret
Jul. 22nd, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
It's funny how some songs just wrap they way around your mind, isn't it? :o Is there anything particularly you're inspired by?

He does try to be optimistic, particularly where this woman is concerned. ;) He's a big believer in persistence.
bookblather
Jul. 23rd, 2010 03:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, Arkadiy, emoing juuuust a little bit. I agree, though, I love the happy possibilities at the end of this. Very nice use of the weather to echo Arkadiy's feelings, or provoke them.
nothingtoregret
Jul. 23rd, 2010 04:23 pm (UTC)
Aaah Arkadiy is more emo than he'd ever admit. XD I'm still not sure where the whole thing came from though. O_o Probably because the weather here has been really unsettled lately... we keep getting that same gorgeous golden light that shines through the rainclouds.
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