Silent Hill ~Endings~ Mukuro/Endless
Author: japancat
Content Rating: T-16
Published: 2012-07-20 01:20:34
Tags: Yu Yu Hakusho, Kurama, Hiei, Mukuro, Kuronue, Yukina



Summary:
The third answer.

Author´s Notes and Disclaimers:
This is based on the Maria ending. (SPOILER: You see Mary as the woman on the rooftop who doesn't forgive James for killing her, and leave with Maria who is alive. She's coughing at the end though.) I tried to make the same implications this ending made. That this is more of a cycle. This one's my favorite.
Chapter 17
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The smoke choked Kurama when he opened the door, causing him to double over. As he gasped to catch his breath, he tried to call out Mukuro's name but it only came out as a wheeze. Mukuro had noticed that the door had opened and, already knowing whom it could be, turned around in shock. Looking a little pain herself, she asked, "What are you doing here? Get out before you get hurt!"

"What… What are YOU doing here?" he asked, already feeling the beads of sweat going down his face.

She glanced over her shoulder to the top of the stairs. "I… You really should go, Kurama. You really shouldn't be here. And breathing in this air would probably screw up your lungs more than it needs to." She coughed and took a few moments to recover. "If you go now, I'm sure you can get home in time for bed or something. Whatever you're looking forward to. You've earned it so it's still not too late." She looked up at the clock on the wall next to her knowingly in spite of the melting hands. "Oh, it looks like it's noon or midnight. Or it has been for a while. Time must not change here. I don't know. But this room… And what happens in this room, I can take care of without you."

"And what? What's going to happen when I leave here? Are you going to burn yourself to death? I can't let that happen! There's been enough deaths already and I can't take it anymore. Don't make it happen again. Don't make me leave alone." He staggered and held himself up by leaning against the door.

"I won't die. I just will go up to that room and not come down. What I get in that room up there really doesn't concern you."

"So you'll just lock yourself up there! How do you know the room up there isn't on fire anyway? What's up there won't make you happy and I know it. You don't need to suffer anymore." Mukuro mumbled something under her breath and turned her back to him. "What was that?"

"It's none of your business what happens to me. You don't need to waste your time pitying me. I have nothing that would make me worthy of any of that and I see that now. I deserve whatever suffering I'll get up there. It's all God's decision from this point on. Do I have to give you a reason why you should get up and leave me here?"

"No. I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I left you here to die too. Don't you think you've had enough of this? All of it? You've done some bad stuff-" He remembered his mother's blue face "-but I have too. Something unforgivable but I can work that out once I leave this town. You can too."

"But HE won't let me."

"He? Who's he? Hiei? …Your father? Who?" Kurama couldn't bring himself to say Kuronue's name. He went into a coughing fit, though he didn't take his eyes off Mukuro.

"I don't what to say. I wish I didn't have to do this to you but I have to. I know that you could pull through because…" She gasped, then choked on the smoke, and took a couple of awkward steps back.

Kuronue had appeared at the top of the stairs with a sickly grin on his face. Apparently the heat didn't affect him at all since he didn't even start to show any influence from the heat. "I know the rest, my dear. Because he reminds you of yourself? Hopeless, scared, a murderer of the parent who gave more to you than you gave back?"

She shuddered and quickly turned around. "…Because the world has no more for me anymore. No one would miss me if I don't come back. I don't think they would even notice if I wasn't there to begin with anyway. But you have a lot of promise. You could probably fill in the void I left or something. This… This man can't be telling the truth anyway. I mean, you couldn't possibly…"

"I did, Mukuro. But that's not important. I'm going to accept what I've done. You're also missing something. I would miss you. I would probably have trouble finding you after we leave and we go our separate ways but at least then I know that you got home safe instead of me alone. It's like knowing a friend won't be buried…" And it just may be. But… I can't think of that. I won't let it happen. Not when I can save her. I have to save her. If it's the last thing I can do. And if I can't save her then I'll go with her… "Jump. Just jump and I'll catch you."

Mukuro looked like she was on the verge of tears as she started to turn around.

"Don't turn around! We can find our way home together if you want! We can go where they won't bother us again! Please! Don't go up there!"

To his horror, Mukuro turned around and started to go up the stairs again. He dropped to his knees, then struggled to get up again. No… No… Remember what you said. You're coming with her. He started going up, two steps at a time, cried out as the heat grew stronger. He saw Mukuro was at the top of the stairs, with Kuronue's hands wrapped around her neck. He struggled to get up there quicker until Kuronue shoved her down the stairs.

"Take your whore, killer. I don't want her anymore…" A curious smile crossed Kuronue's lips as he turned around and went into the room at the top of the stairs, slamming the door behind him.

Kurama, who had caught Mukuro, looked down at the woman, seeing that she had fell unconscious shrugged and turned around to leave the room. He paused as he stood in the doorway and stared at the top of the staircase. He shuddered and rushed out.

-:-:-

He found Hiei's car, put Mukuro in passenger seat. He turned the key, though he felt stupid doing so. He groaned when the car kicked on. Of course this piece of shit starts up now. Not that it should bother me that we can leave so easily but… Kurama had gotten on the freeway when Mukuro regained consciousness. "Hey, I got us out whether you want to or not. Where are we going?"

She squinted at him as though, trying to register what he just said. Then she decided not to question it and answered, "Well, I'm actually from up north. What about you?"

"That sounds good to me. I'm not implying anything." He smiled at her. He only received a blank look in response as she straightened up in her chair.

"You're not going home?"

"Nope. Besides that you really should be going to a hospital. I could just tell my step-dad about this."

"I'm not hurting or anything. I'll take a while to recover from the smoke and all that. I might have twisted something. My ankle hurts. I think I can just ice it off. I don't wanna go sit three hours in a waiting room to hear the obvious. And I've had enough of hospitals after all this… Oh god…" She started to tear up. "Damn… I'm gonna miss that guy. This is his car isn't it?"

Kurama sighed, feeling his stomach clench. "Yeah. It was. I… I really wish he could be here with us. Barely knew him but… God…"

"Yeah… I'm gonna make a burial for him when we get stopped…" She started to cough.

"You sure you don't wanna go to a hospital? You should get that cough checked."

She coughed again and saw a bit of blood in her hand. She closed her fist, acting as though she just got a bit of spit on her hand, and put her hands between her knees. "No… It's nothing. The smoke'll stop affecting me in a while. I thought I was starting to come down with something… Don't worry about it. Really." She smiled back at him. "Let's get something to eat. I can eat a horse."

"Well, time to put her pawn to sleep... Good bye." –Kaufman (Silent Hill: Origins)

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