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AkuNo - I'll Be Your Bonnie by Nijuuni AkuNo - I'll Be Your Bonnie by Nijuuni
Baby, you know I’m guilty
Cops, judge, and jury, they all agree
If love’s the crime, I’m doing time,
And it don’t look like I’ll ever get free
Yeah, baby, you know I’m guilty

Guilty - L.A. Noire Soundtrack


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The shrill ring of the alarm continues to echo down the hall. Though Axel’s heart pounds in his chest as if it were about to rupture, and his thighs feel as if they were on fire, he doesn’t stop running. The weight of the duffel bag slung around his shoulder almost makes him lose his footing, but he isn’t worried—he knows his partner running right beside him wouldn’t leave him behind.

“On the roof, on the roof,” Reno commands, slamming closed the heavy door leading into the stairwell. Axel sucks in long, laborious breaths as he hauls himself and the weight of the bag and suitcase up the flight of stairs. Rude should be there as soon as they open the door. He has to be.

Axel shoves the door open with the force of his shoulders, listening carefully to the sound of Reno’s steps just behind him. He swears he just heard the door behind them open—someone was close.

“I got this,” Reno says without a hitch, motioning Axel off to another area as he lingers behind, staying close to the emergency exit.

As Axel continues to run, he hears the scuffle break out behind him. There had to be at least two or three guys, and as relentless as he knows Reno to be, Reno wouldn’t be able to hold them all off for long. In the midst of the shouting and dull sounds of fists against flesh, Axel hears the faint thrum of a helicopter closing in. Rude must be getting close, but he just wasn’t going to be fast enough.

He throws down the bags and spins around to rush back to his partner, just at the moment he watches Reno force one of the security buffoons into submission, twisting his arm to point his gun into his thigh before pulling the trigger. The triumphant look on Reno’s face disappears when he looks up to see Axel back by his side and successfully warding off the guard attempting to attack him from behind.

“The hell are you doing back here?!” Reno shouts, shaking his long bangs out of his face as he disarms the wounded guard of his gun and sending a couple bullets into a second guard’s shoulder at point blank. At the same time, Axel sends the third guard flying back and colliding with the hard floor with a steely right hook. “Where did you put the—“

“This isn’t a good time for nagging, Reno!” Axel wrestles the handgun from him, unloading three shots into the door frame near the door pull. Without hesitation he reaches to yank the truncheon out of Reno’s hand and shove it in the pull, jamming the narrow end deep into the fracture left by the bullets.

“That’s only going to buy us seconds, let’s go.”

By the time Axel returns to the abandoned duffel and suitcase, the rhythmic noise of a helicopter was as loud as ever can be. It was floating just above, and Axel could see Elena tossing down the rope ladder. They are so close, Axel thinks, and he begins to count down to their freedom. Three…Two…

A sudden bang distracts Axel from his goal. He hears the muffled voices of men coming from the emergency exit on the other end of the roof. He sees the door, held closed by Reno’s weapon shuddering from the weight of a security guard thrusting up against it. He turns back around, and the world seems to slow as he watches Reno grab onto a rung. The door has been broken down, he hears, and Axel almost doesn’t hear Reno screaming his name to grab on.

Axel reaches out and latches onto the first rung he touches. He swears he hears the faint whistle of a bullet zip by the back of his head as he feels his body being lifted off the concrete surface.

He isn’t sure if it’s the helicopter blades continuing their monotonous tune, or the blood pumping through his muscles at a frightening pace, but for the briefest second, Axel thinks he’s going to fall. He almost doesn’t feel the cool steel against his palm, and the hand holding the briefcase in his other hand feels like it’s about to slip right from his fingers.

When a strong arm wraps itself around Axel’s back, his world seems to come back alive, moving back at its regular pace. He feels Reno’s warm hand gripping him under his arm, relieved that some of his weight was being supported. But, he realizes, there was still the nuisance case in his hand—Reno wouldn’t be able to support him for long, and they would need to climb up into the cabin so they don’t remain as sitting ducks. They were off the building, sure, but those bothersome guards still had an arsenal of guns on them. There can’t be hesitation—he’d have to start climbing, pulling himself up by a mere finger if he has to.

As soon as the thought hits him, he feels his right arm being propelled forward, jerking the length of the rope in a hazardous wave in the air, making both men shout in surprise. The hand around his ribs tightened, making Axel wince. Looking down, Axel realizes a bullet had caught the body of the briefcase, a fresh hole now brandishing the edge, and one half of the body cocked awkwardly off center, as if the hinges were forced out of line.

Rufus isn’t going to be happy , but Axel knows he doesn’t have a choice. With two fingers, he pulls up the lock of the suitcase and lets the flap fall. The air around him suddenly fills with fluttering bills. The money is sent into flying by the wind, obscuring the two of them in confetti of stolen loot.

Axel laughs uninhibited, delighted from the sight and flabbergasted looks of the guards propped on the roof.

“Here’s a souvenir, hotshots!” And with that, Axel hurls the suitcase in the direction of the building, and lets out another howl of amusement when the briefcase manages to nail one of the suited men on the head with a burst of the remaining bills still stuck inside. Above him, Reno lets out a whoop, and Axel feels his lungs swell in bliss.

Now with both hands free, Axel pulls himself up the length of the rope ladder and into the cabin. Random shots fly, none of them coming close to hitting, and the helicopter sails off in the direction of the ocean.

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Rest of the drabble here [link]

nnnnnnnnnnnnn I will continue to ship the ever-loving crap out of these two =w= <333 And also putting them in suits again doesn\'t hurt LOL This is why I love drawing fan art. the endless situations I can put my favorite characters :iconiloveitplz:


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:iconcommandravage:
commandravage Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student Artist
axel from kingdom hearts?
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:iconlucyxkimi:
LucyxKimi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student General Artist
cute tehe!
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:iconordonlink:
ordonlink Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it. This whole setting fits Reno and Axel so right. =)
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FlameStar66 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Writer
Oh my god, I can so see these two doing that. :iconiloveitplz:

You can ship the ever loving crap out of these two as much as you want! ^^
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Malfey Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i really love this cell shading scheme! how the heck can you do all this in PS, the program stinks for me ;w;

pfff that awesome ladder! climbing into the air.. ;___;
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MidnightLore Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wonderful :D
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CamishCD Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student General Artist
I always LOVE it when you randomly show up with something awesome! :heart:
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BelovedShadow Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Though part me wants to strangle him for tossing the money like that. Give it to me, for crying out loud!! But again I love it!
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aoifasd Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i so love these twins!
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ForbiddenCrimson Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist
This is the best thing ever! Some day I will perfect drawing anatomies and draw good as you. Hopefully reach one of my goals and surpass you!<3
One day.
One Day..
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michele-bellx Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Nnngh I love how it is just red, black and white! The style of this is so awesome, you know I love the guys in suits too ;D Great job, Erin! The drabble perfectly fits it <33333
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saki08 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WHAT. What. whatwhatwhat is this awesome thing asdfghk omgg :iconasdfghplz: It's perfeect and amazing and... dem legs~! *3*
And also, their faces. So precious. :iconawwwplz:
Wonderful work~ I love all of it ;v; :heart:
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:iconmischievousboyailime:
mm I think that Axel's head is small ňň also hair...
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Looshk Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
I don't even know what to say?
I had a squeal of delight when I saw this and even more so when I read the story.
What can I say except I love it?
Like fucking ADORE it.

Awesome as always dude ;)
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Miss-Fourtune Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
More suits!!! Thank you so much for giving us such lovely art!!! :3 :la:
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The-Black-Moomba Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Paper MUNNY!!!
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smileydomino Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I adore the concept, and the lovely colour scheme. It's also a very well written and enthralling drabble, there are no words to express my amazement :D
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kawiichuu Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Oh shit this is amazing. -drools-
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Scream-Deafening Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Gorgeous work as ever, love having something yummy to look at then the delicious follow up of wonderful writing. :heart:
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BatPhace Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Crap!! There goes the cash!"
"But it sure was fun, yo!"

I love you :iconiamhappykaboomplz:
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takarayume Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student General Artist
oh :iconwooowplz: I never get tired of seeing your fanart and reading your stories~ this one is really nice~ :la:
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comfort-juice Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
amazing as usual!
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:iconthegreatmillz33:
TheGreatMillz33 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
For the sake of all fangirls out there, PLEASE never stop fangirling. :3
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:iconxealvi:
Xealvi Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
:3 <3 <3 <3 I bow down to your epicness.
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Meemee-chu Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student General Artist
*collapses while giggling like a mad woman, then gets dragged off by men in white coats*
Hehehe, I love this picture so much and the drabble too, it makes me giggle with glee :D
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balletvamp Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
*WIBBLES AND MAKES GRABBY HANDS* Oh my goodness, please never stop shipping them!! *flails* SO gorgeous! I love the angle and their expressions and the whole concept. I adore when you add little fics to your art too. LET ME LOVE YOU :iconspazhugplz:
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ethickca Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student General Artist
*runs around room squealing happily* soooooo awesome, makes me so happy! *runs into wall* weeeeeeeee~
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LadyBugBamf Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So amazing...

I wuv da suits <3 -tear-

So beautiful...
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OHSHCroxmysoxoff Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
THE AMOUNT OF DETAIL YOU ALWAYS PUT INTO EVERYTHING ALKDFJALKDFJDOLKJFESDLKJFAKDGJF;AHDFLKJ :iconiloveitplz:
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Nijuuni Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AOWIEJOAWG I KNOW, I CAN'T TURN IT OFF 8'D
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OHSHCroxmysoxoff Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
GOOD, BECAUSE I'D NEVER ASK YOU TO.
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aniven Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah how do you draw axel hair it such a piss off but it good
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Nijuuni Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes, his hair pisses me off too, especially his hairline aoiwejgowiejgwog OTL
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aniven Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
... i don't n=know what you just said at the end but ok and again you rock
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naotoshirogane1 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Whoa this is AWESOME. So much detail and everything omg *0*
HOW THE HECK DO YOU DRAW AXEL'S HAIR THOUGH lajsl;dfajsldfajs;dlf :iconorzplz:
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Nijuuni Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WITH A LOT OF PAIN AND TEARS AND BLOOD OTL HIS HAIRLINE WILL FOREVER PISS ME OFF.
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madamhojo Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
And Reno in a pin-striped suit!
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:iconnijuuni:
Nijuuni Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconicameplz: that's the stuff i want my dreams to be made out of nnnnnngh
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LadyDonna100 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Money! !! Great story by the way :heart:
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Nijuuni Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you, i'm glad you enjoyed it 8'D <3
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LadyDonna100 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome ^,^
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The-Fantasy-Goddess Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOOOVVVVEEE!!!!!!!!
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21Yagami Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
OMFG RENO X AXEL!!!
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Goddess-of-BUTTSECKS Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You'll never cease to amuse me <3
Beautiful, as always~
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Nijuuni Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you <333 it's what i live for, bringing myself and the world joy with my ridiculous fan art 8'D
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Goddess-of-BUTTSECKS Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NOT RIDICULOUS
Genius <3
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thegreatwhitewolf Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Heee! :love: This is awesome on so many levels! That's some interesting-looking money right there. :confused: Referencing Bonnie & Clyde, right? Sort of? Maybe? Anyway, keep up the awesome work!
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Nijuuni Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL it's supposed to feature Munny from kingdom hearts 8'D and yesss Bonnie and Clyde. The dynamic duo that set the whole world on fire and looked sexy doing it. Nnnngh <33 it's also part of the song that inspired this piece:

Baby, you know i'm guilty
While you're my Clyde, I'll be your Bonnie
I could pretend I'll be good again
But while loving you's the charge, i'll never be
'Cause baby, you know i'm guilty


...:iconiloveitplz:
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thegreatwhitewolf Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Ahhh okay. It's kind of hard to tell. ^^; Yay I was right! :woohoo: At least partly. Interesting song by the way.
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lindley22 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice concept.. i do like it. :D
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