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Boiling Beans"Why didn't you kill me that night, aru?"Boiling Beans by PTDaHood
"...Na?" Japan threw China a slightly confused face. "What are you talking about?"-Yao could see that question etched upon Japan's face.
China wasn't fooled.
"You know, aru." "Don't lie," he wanted to add; but he refrained.
He received no answer; Kiku was silent; but China knew that face.
China wasn't fooled.
He received no answer.
He expected none.
Kiku was silent; but China knew that face. Japan's facial features were set-firm; determined; ready.
Yao hated that look. (But once...once, he had loved it-all of it, and the boy he had raised...Japan, Kiku, Japan...it was still that little boy...but that was long ago )
Yao hated him for that face.
He had been ready to turn on him...
Yao resisted the urge to take that stupid, stupid, hateful nation-(that he had once loved)-by the shoulders, shake him until sense returned to those blank brown eyes; (those eyes had once been so big); knock away that blank expression. He wanted some
A Flower For The Nation沉鱼落雁, 闭月羞花。A Flower For The Nation by PTDaHood
Yao was still young and struggling when he met Xi Shi.
He did not truly meet her, in the technical sense-he watched her from afar, caught only glimpses of her when she was outside-usually accompanied Emperor Fuchai; she was gentle, and beautiful.
Her beauty was such that Yao could not look away-his eyes were completely drawn to the lovely face that made him wither and flourish at the same time-he felt himself unworthy to look, and yet he did, and loved it as much as he regretted it. He would later wonder if he was a masochist to torture himself so, but he looked and looked. He looked whenever he could.
His land was torn by war-and he did not care for her involvement in her alluring ways that captured Fuchai completely. Yao envied the ruler, and almost wished that he could slay him and have Xi Shi to himself.
Thus the young man fell in love with a woman.
He watched her-sometimes she would look at a pool of