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There is so much blood. It seems as though the walls had been deliberately painted in it, and had never been allowed to dry. No matter which way I turn, I cannot escape the scarlet walls and sweet scent of what I seem to have an undeniable craving for. I know that the blood isn’t really there, that it is just another hallucination, but it all seems so tangible and non-hallucinogenic.
When I believe that I have turned enough corners to escape the blood, I run into a wall. Except, it isn’t a literal wall; it is my brother, Kaname Kuran. Though there is no scent of the scarlet elixir, his eyes have their brilliant red hue and are staring at me as though I am of no relation to their owner - just a meal on legs and nothing more.
The Pureblood vanishes from my sensory range and blood trickles from the walls again, pooling around my feet as I stand frozen, staring at the horrid scene before me - an all too familiar one that I have seen before. His silver hair is matted with blood and his neck looks as though it has been torn into by a beast - a beast in Human form.
Out the corner of my eyes, I can seen blood dripping from my hands, and I have the sick feeling that I have done this to him. I run to him and kneel in front of him, clutching his shirt in my fists and laying my forehead against his chest. I feel his warm arms wrap themselves around me and hold me tightly to his trembling form.
“Yuki.” He buried his face in my neck.
I shiver as his teeth bury themselves into my throat. “Go on, Zero. Have what you need.”
The sound of him gulping down my blood reached my ears and I remove a hand from his shirt, only to place it on his matted, silver and red hair. At that, the scent hits me and I realise that it wasn’t only his blood; it was Kaname’s blood as well.
“You killed Kaname to save me,” Zero mumbles against my healing throat. “I didn’t think that I would see the day you’d do that for me.”
I lay her hands on Zero’s face. “I ran through a bloody maze to find you, and killed my own brother to keep you alive. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for you, Zero. You should know that by now.”
“You almost died saving me. I owe you more than my life.”
“And I owe you more than my own life as well.”