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AkuRoku - Last Breath by Nijuuni AkuRoku - Last Breath by Nijuuni
Donít keep me waiting any longer
This mystery around you, I want it gone.
Starving for everything you deprive
The words you donít say make me your pawn.
My skin is on fire, I swear youíll be my death
I wanna hear your voice
When I steal your one last breath.


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When Saix hangs up with an aloof farewell that afternoon, Axel feels his blood bubbling beneath his skin, and he hurls his cellphone straight into the hotel wall. The device shatters and leaves a large dent in the abused surface, but neither Demyx nor Xigbar dares to speak up about itónot when Axel is in one of his fits of anger. Axel storms out of the room without another word, leaving his bassist stuttering, attempting to calm the frightened housekeeper who was waiting by the door for someone to receive the freshly washed towels held in her clenched hands. Axel doesnít return to the hotel that night.

It doesnít take more than three hours for Saixís departure to reach the hands of tabloids and paparazzi, stirring up stories and rumors about the possible disbandment of the rock band, All The Things Forgotten. Two cancelled concerts, four dry months, and a new cellphone later, Axel keeps his temper subdued enough again to open up auditions in hopes of finding a guitarist to fill the void in his band. A hotel venue is booked, and by the early morning hours of audition day, the entire hotel lobby is jammed shoulder to shoulder with hopefuls.

The hours trickle by, and one by one each musician performs before the red-haired star and his crew. Some come with real talent, earning enough of Axelís approval for those select few to jam alongside the band for a minute or two. Most, however, disappoint, and even a handful infuriate. One person admitted the only reason she was there was to get Demyxís autograph. Another even dared to admit he didnít know any of the bandís songs, but swore his original composition would make up for it. It didnít.

By the time evening rolls around, Axel finds his patience waning. He throws more than a dozen musicians out of the hall just five seconds into their performance. After another mediocre performance, he moans for the next one to come in. The assistant opens the door and Axel watches tiredly as a young male enters, a guitar slung across his shoulders. The kid doesnít even utter a greeting when he steps into the spotlight. Axel takes a quick one-over, and sucks in an exasperated breath. The boy hardly gives off the attitude of a star, and even less so in his way of dress. A mundane sweatshirt and a washed out pair of jeansónothing extraordinary at all. However, Axel notices the striking blue hue of his eyes and how excited they looked, despite the newcomerís seemingly half-hearted stance. His attention falls on the white surgical mask strapped to his face, and frowns in anticipation of how much talent this kid has. He gives a side-long glance to his band, and they offer him nothing more than a shrug of their shoulders.

Before the blond can utter a sound, Axel interrupts him, asking, ďWhatís with the mask, kid?Ē

The boy clears his throat, croaking ďMy name is Roxas,Ē and Axel is surprised to learn the boy is completely sick with a cough and fever, yet still made the trip down to the hotel to wait his turn. He looks up from the mask and their eyes lock momentarily. The light above the boy makes his eyes shine, but the glisten is lost when Roxas looks away, shifting uncomfortably as he waits for Axelís permission. Axel bites his lip, and gives the boy a chance.

Roxas starts off slow, matching the rhythm of one of Axelís songs, before changing into a commanding tempo. His body rocks to the beat, eyes falling closed as his fingers move flawlessly across the taut strings of his guitar. Axel uncrosses his arms, unaware he has leaned forward on his seat as the sound of the boyís playing infects his entire body. The guitar is a part of Roxas, and without saying much at all, the blond reveals to the band the amount of ambition he holds.

Axel waits until Roxas finishes the chorus before interrupting him. He gets up from his seat, looping into his guitar strap and takes a stand next to the boy, waiting for Demyx and Xigbar to take their place at their instruments. To Axelís surprise, Roxas flawlessly plays into the solo passage Saix once had, completely transforming it into his own with a few added riffs and improvisations. Axel swears he could feel every strum of Roxasí guitar in his chest. His skin prickles in goosebumps.

When the song ends, Roxas stands quietly, waiting for judgment. Axel, on the other hand, has other ideas. He tells the blond to take off his mask. Demyx smiles eagerly, and Xigbar leans over his drums, smirking.

Roxas looks up at them, hesitating, but eventually relents and pulls down the mask. Axelís eyes light up, and Demyx canít hold back his glee. The boy is beautiful, even with his mouth pulled into a confused frown. The lead singer suddenly be becomes aware to the tattoos on Roxasí arms now with his sleeves hiked up, and the hidden glistens of silver running up the curve of his ears beneath strands of his blond hair. Roxas has more to him than he lets on, Axel realizes, and itís more intriguing than anything else.

Before he lets Roxas leave the hall, Axel asks about the message inked into his arm. Roxas looks down at his forearm, and Axel sees Roxas smiling with his eyes.

ďIt means, if you have a dream, donít wait. Act.Ē

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Si tu as un rÍve, n'attends pas. Agis.
Read the rest of the drabble on my tumblr [link] XD

MURRRRRRRRR A SEXY AKUROKU COMMISSION FOR THE DARLING :iconmoon-finder::heart:!! SHE REQUESTED TATS, PIERCINGS/GAUGES, AND GUITARS. AND HER PROMPT GRABBED ME SOMEWHERE INAPPROPRIATE AND THIS HAPPENED :iconicameplz:

I HOPE YOU LIKE IT, SWEETPEA *3* THANK YOU SO MUCH <3333

THOSE RANDOM LYRICS BELONG TO ME. NO, I DON'T HAVE A TUNE TO GO WITH IT.


PSCS5
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:iconlucyxkimi:
LucyxKimi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student General Artist
sadomasochistic!
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anacara-knight Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
This...art is incredible. The tats, holy shit...This is amazing
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BatPhace Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Have I really never seen this before??? seems stupid that I haven't. The story blurb that goes along with it (read the whole thing on tumblr) is hot as hell too, perfect for the art. UNGH!!!
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ulquiorracoyle Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
This piece of art is nothing short of perfect!
The brilliant details in everything is just breathtaking!
If these guys were a real band I'd be at all of their concerts without fail!
You have brought these two up to a whole new level of sexy and gorgeous.
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Nijuuni Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much aoeifjwoiejg <33 omg i'm not a concert go-er but if, you know, THEY WERE UP THERE DOING THEIR STUFF YEAH I'D SCRATCH AND PUNCH TO BE FIRST IN LINE LMFAO
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ulquiorracoyle Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013

OMFG!

I'd be there right beside you!!!!!!!

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Shadowstalker1423 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student
I honestly think my favorite part about this picture is the tattoos on Axel's arm. o_o they are so intricate and amazing. <3
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Wolvengra Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I want Axel's tattoo... XD
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aoifasd Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Makes me think of my own fan story...
which isnt finished yet! O.o
Indeed, Axel makes for excellent rock star material.
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LunarRibbon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't even know who or where these characters come from, but this picture is smexilicious~
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LotusLOVE65 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
SO SEXY!

Aslkrjjfofijfdkdaarjfaljdjaejjdfahdfald! Axel's tattoo is amazing, I want it! :iconfangasmplz:
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i-am-tsukiko Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student General Artist
That tattoo is amazing >3<

And OMG I read the description~ epic X3
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KashTheKat Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconirapeitplz:
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BlackKingofNight Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it was good but the plug doesn't seem Roxas' style.
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IvoryLilith Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This mixes several of my loves and that makes me very happy. Amazingly done!
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XIIIAkuRokuXIII Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
I love this so much, that's why me and my Axel are doing a cosplay version of this!
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Nijuuni Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OAIWEJFOAIWEJGEW REALLY QwQ?! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH IF YOU MAKE IT HAPPEN, I WANNA SEE IT AOIWEJFOAWIEJGWEG
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XIIIAkuRokuXIII Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
I'll definitely keep you posted!
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Keaneau Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Those tattoos are a-fucking-mazing. x_x;
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biggestzeldafan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Pleeeease please please do axel;s tattoos, i'll be moving accounts so i'll give you my 20 points (lol yeah dat's all i have i'm lame xd) but srsl pleeease
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redredmoon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student
:iconiloveyouplz: i love u xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx AND AXELS TATTS ARE FUCKIN AWESOME </annoying>
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QuiteRomantic Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I died and went to heaven yep.
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Khluver4eva1 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student General Artist
......oh...god.....agh...
I JUST SPAZZAMED IN MY LOCAL LIBRARY.
THANK YOU.
:iconiloveyouplz:
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oblivionfrost Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
It's his skinny jeans isn't it?
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painofaninnocent Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
AXEL WITH GUAGES. OMQ. UNF. SO UNF. THIS WHOLE THING. MY OVARIES. I NEED NEW PANTS. I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO SEXUALLY ATTRACTED TO MY COMPUTER SCREEN. WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME, ERIN? OOPS, THERE GOES MY PANTS.
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Kimmy-of-the-Darkk Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Gods. Oh sweet, sweet gods. You, are epic.
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Silver-Hourglass Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh sweet Fakking Jesus. Thats amazing.
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OrangeCoffin Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, I just love their outifts. And all the details :omfg:

I was wondering... Do you have the design for Roxas' other tattoo?
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DevilTeivel Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
I LOVE Axel's tattoo! Its so cool!
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LonewolfD Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Can I get the tattoo design on Axel's arm?
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SwivelSwivel Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Marry me yeah?! <3 fantasticcccccccccccc
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aniven Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
fav couple ever that awsome
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ReiRavenscar Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012   General Artist
AMAZING!!!!! Favorite couple ever!
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Cathey18 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
stunning...
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owlpostagain Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student Writer
I really can't stop looking at this. sometimes I just sit for minutes on end staring at it. dear god.
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michele-bellx Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
-jaw drops-

Axel would so be an 80's punk rocker. What does the tat on Roxas' arm say? Unf, flawless, Erin! :heart:
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Nijuuni Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it says "if you have a dream, don't wait."

BABY I MISS YOU. DID YOU GET MY EMAIL :C? AM I ALLOWED TO TEXT YOU, NOW THAT YOU'RE LIKE, AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD ;_;??
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michele-bellx Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
you sent me an email? I missed it D: -goes and finds it- I WILL RESPOND! <3
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xxpurpleheartxx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Artist
I think I just died from awsomeness!~ :meow:
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blackcat-girl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND THIS IS WHY YOU'RE STILL ONE OF MY FAVORITE ARTISTS IN THE WORLD. OUO

This is just absolutely gorgeous.
Also need to apologize to my Zexion as I may have deafened her when I saw this >3>
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Nijuuni Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY :iconiloveitplz:!
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Xerxies19 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
I've just gotta say, your artistic vision makes me inappropriately happy every time you make an image. Hnnng. Also secretly, besides the hot sexiness present everywhere in this fic, I TOTALLY LOVE THE REFLECTIONS FROM THE SEQUINED/SPARKLY MICROPHONE ON ROXAS'S SHIRT. WEIRD DETAIL TO FIXATE ON BUT I LOVE THAT IT'S THERE.
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Nijuuni Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LMFAO "inappropriately happy," i like that phrase :iconhurrplz:!

LOLOLOL I'M GLAD YOU LIKE THE SEQUINY REFLECTION STUFF XDDD
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Xerxies19 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Is true. /totally drools over all of them like a dog

I DO. I LOVE THE DETAIL YOU PUT IN YOUR WORK IT'S PRETTY CRAZY.
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Mizu-Hoseki Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
-stares-
I love your work with these guys!!! the pictures are amazing and the stories you make with them are beyond wonderful!!
wish I could see what the full tattoos looked like
-signs-
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Lawliet7375 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LSDNFONSDOFNOSZNFGODNG
GAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH :heart::heart::heart:
WHAT CAN I SAY??!!!
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!! OASdasdadnasd
THIS IS FRIGGIN AWESOME AND I CAN DO NOTHING BUT DROOL ABOUT IT.
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xXrSoOxRaAsXx Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
O-oh.

It's beautiful. ;A;
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misspenguin4 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
absolutely wonderful!
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gretagreatart Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
this is a fantastic drawing!! yes
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sora1589 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for gracing the internet with yet another awesome moment of AkuRoku. The art's fantastic, especially Roxas' shirt :)
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