[Origin of the Species]
[Disclaimer: I lay no claim.]
His eyes burn and theres barbed wire around his wrists and fuck it burns.
The kids skin is turning colors and hes looking straight at him.
Barbed wire on him, all over.
Theyre playing carnival music and the women are crying off key.
Shit, it burns but those eyes are begging help or high water and hes never been one for getting wet.
Someones singing Hey, Jude.
Those women are getting annoying, but the gunshots start shushing them and they arent wet or barbed wire, but those eyes are traps.
He brushes his hair back uselessly and pulls out the wire cutters.
Socially condemned clothes.
Jagged, frozen fire for hair.
Flame made flesh.
Damn it, I need a job.
Axel stuffs his lighter in his pocket.
He doesnt have any cash, so what would be the point?
Baggy black pants slung low.
Ratty black long-sleeved shirt.
He adjusts his clothing, hisses at the cat from next door
Vindictive little bastard.
He stops as he spots a new store, tucked into a corner.
The paint is dark.
The people look like his stereotype.
We must all hang together or we shall all hang separately.
Theres a HELP WANTED sign in the window.
He meets the owners nephewSoratwo days later.
He can be sugar or acid in a given moment, and he likes Axels thinking.
Hes the sky, his skin is cloud soft, but his eyes are the ocean.
For the first time, Axel wants to get wet.
Sora watches Axel light up the night, the metal cold in the taller teens hand.
Everyone else thinks Axels insane.
Sora watches the different colors Axel makes with different things.
He tells Axel that hes always wanted to see purple fire.
Axel asks Sora about himself.
Sora tells him enough to keep the world spinning.
Axel memorizes it all.
When Axel finally tells Sora he loves him-
Has to have him-
Sora asks For how long?
Two days before I met you.
Its amazing what a pyromaniac can do in bed.
Its easier to afford rent when two people split it
its amazing when mind blowing sex comes with the package.
There are quite a few interesting décor opportunities for barbed wire.
Axel is naked, covered only by a sheet, and playing with Soras hair.
Sora rests his head on Axels stomach and sings quietly,
Hey, Jude, don't make it bad
Axel sings along.