Bullet with Butterfly Wings

Duel

Key Nineteen: Duel:

So tight. Allen could only stare up at the ceiling. The outside felt tightly painful. Aizen crawled around on his chest under his skin. By now, he didn’t care. He couldn’t. His mind started to go away again.


-Inside his Mind-

He opened his eyes.

Drip. Drip. Drip. Drip.

His eyes darted around the room. He’s been here before. He’s had this feeling before. Why was it so cold in here?

Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick.

A drop hit his face. He couldn’t reach up to wipe it away. The sensation made him cringe. That certainly wasn’t water. Against his better judgement, Allen slowly looked upwards.

Drip. Drip. Drip. Drip. Drip.

A pair of golden yellow eyes looked down at him. The heavy breathing made it worse. Allen couldn’t move out of the way. Another drop landed on his cheek.

Aizen…

He’s hungry again. What else could he possibly eat? They aren’t the only ones here.

Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick.

Allen glanced behind him. There was nothing visible there but he knew they were there. He didn’t try to acknowledge it. He might be feeding it if he did. The smell made his nose hairs curl. He couldn’t move. Another drop hit his cheek. The angel clinched his teeth.

Allen. Allen!

His eyes moved forward.

Who are you?

It’s me, silly! You might not remember me, but that is okay.

Allen’s right eye twitched. Was he going crazy already? Giggling teased his ears.

You may not remember me because it’s been so long. But I remember you.

Allen struggled to speak at first. What do you want from me?

I came to get you. You don’t belong here. You have to go home.

Home? Where is that?

Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick.

Allen glanced behind him again.

Don’t focus on that. Focus on me!

The angel looked forward again. Something white was flying around over his head. Allen narrowed his eyes.

Timcanpy?

You remember!

I don’t understand. How are you here? Why are you here?

I told you. I am here to save you.

Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick!

Did that creature… just get closer? A hot breath rested on his back. Another drop fell on his cheek. Allen’s body tensed up.

Focus on me!

The angel looked forward. The ball of light sprouted wings. Allen’s eyes widened.

It is you!

Yes. Spots of lights broke apart and floated around the angel. Warmth filled his chest. Suddenly, everything would be fine. Allen slowly closed his eyes.

I can hold out with this a little bit longer. Everyone… Wait for me…


-Outside-

Allen lay on Road’s bed with a twisted smile on his face. His eyes looked so empty. Aizen had moved back to the bas his skull. The scratching ran through all of Allen’s body.

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