So here's part 2! Thanks to the reviewers and X.Juliett for the wonderfull beta! *hugs and kisses*
And now, on with it!
Name: Love and Blood
Fandom: Kyou Kara Maou
Warnings: incest, yaoi, lemon (citrus in general),
Rating: T – M/NC-17 – R
Summary: The brothers were always very close, maybe even closer than brothers could be. Especially two of them. But what if the truth came out? Maybe it's time for Conrad and Gwendal to reveal their greatest secret.
Disclaimer: Sadly, I do not own Kyou Kara Maou. The geniality of it doesn’t belong to me.
Truth lies beneath the surface
„Conrad are you sure?“
„Well, it’s not like I have much of a choice. Of course I could lie, but why should I? We agreed on telling them someday. And since we couldn’t decide on the right time, the time simply came by itself.“
Gwendal nodded. „I just hope Yozak will prepare them well.“
„You out of all people should give him more credit than that Gwen.“
Yozak sighed as he eyed the scene in front of him. Both Yuuri and Wolfram were pacing around the office, while Anissina just stood there with a kind off calculating look and Cheri-sama (who joined them as she came across of them on their way to the office and they told her what was going on) looked worried. Günter simply sat there looking almost disappointed. Yozak knew how much the man disagreed with sex before marriage (though Yozak doubted that a man of his age would be so innocent himself) and Murata was...Murata. Standing there with his glasses glinting. As he sighed everybody turned towards him and Wolfram stopped spacing.
„You know something.“
„Your Excellency seems to forget that I’ve spent a century with captain.“
Now Yuuri stopped spacing too and stared right at Yozak. „Tell us.“
„Is that an order?“
„I think you’d rather sit down for this, bochan.“
As Yuuri sat down and Wolfram followed his example, Yozak slumped into one of the chairs himself. „I won’t tell you everything, because that’s something captain should and will do himself. He only wanted to change his clothes. I’ll just explain to you a few things, so it’ll be easier for you to understand.“ Yozak was silent for several moments, sorting out his thoughts. Then he drew a deep breath and started. „Captain didn’t tell you because it wasn’t so easy. It’s a rather complicated situation and also because he didn’t want you struggle with your conscience for having to hide the truth from His Majesty. You see, as he delivered bochans soul to earth, he saw what society he would grow up in and it made him think. So instead of making his relationship public, he kept it in secret. He wanted His Majesty to grow accustomed to the...more loose traditions and believes of our society and then tell him someday. But he also didn’t want any of you to lie or pretend that nothing’s going on, even if it has been, for 20 years.“
There was a collective gasp in the room and Yuuri’s look became soft. „Conrad...“
„But you knew!“ everybody turned to Wolfram. „What was so special on you that he told you but not me, or mother, or brother!“
Yozak smiled ruefully. „Let’s just say I have eyes to see. And I know the captain.“
„This is true.“
Everybody looked to the doorway, where Conrad and Gwendal stood. Conrad approached them with slow, almost carefull steps, Gwendal right behind him. They stopped rigth in front of Yuuri. „My utmost apologies, Your Majesty.“
„Don’t call me Your Majesty, godfather!“
„Yuuri.“ Conrad smiled. Then his face became serious again. „Everything Yozak said was true. I wanted you to get accustomed to the new society at first, to understand the conditions I, that is, we all, grew up in, before I told you everything. And if you, mother, Wolfram, Günter, Anissina, had known for so long and suddenly would have to pretend and lie to our new king that nothing was going on...It would’ve been unfair to ask that of you all. So we decided to keep our relationship a secret.“
„We?“ Yuuri looked puzzled. „Who’s ‚we‘?“
Conrad said nothing. He simply extended his hand behind himself and entwined it with Gwendals, who squeezed it firmly in return. For a few moments there was a dead silence in the room. Then...
„You’ve got to be kidding me!“
„This was unexpected.“
The two brothers turned to look at their mother, whose eyes were shining like two esmerald stars.
„As expected from my sons to abandon everything for their love!“
Conrad smiled. „Abandon isn’t the correct word for it...“
„Rather that we don’t care about what the others think.“ Gwendal said. He didn’t even get to finish the sentence as he was pulled into the suffocating embrace of his mother, his younger brother sharing the same fate, as they were hugged to death. Literally.
„Oh Conrad! Oh Gwendal! How wonderfull! I wish you so much luck! And the reason you didn’t tell us! So noble, so caring!“
Gwendal and Conrad returned her embrace, a stone falling from their chests.
The shout of their baby brother brought the two back to reality, which wasn’t as pleasent as their mother’s embrace. Conrad’s look became sad. Of course he knew that the nobility of Shin Makoku disapproved of incest relationships, the proud Bielefelds right in the front. But that in spite of that he hoped, that...
„Shut up! And you, brother, to do something this...disgracefull! I despise you!“
But the blond mazoku didn’t hear anymore as he slammed the door behind himself. And all Conrad could do was stare at it, begging silently that his little brother would come back and say that he’s fine with it. But the strong squeeze of his older brother told him, that it wouldn’t happen anytime soon.
„Gwendal, you...“ Günter took it obviously bad as well. „How could you?!“
„I’m not going to forgive you for this!“ and with that he stood up too and went to the door. He paused with his hand on the handle and turned one last time towards them. „No student has ever disappointed me like you did, Conrad.“ The closing of the door was silent, but it rang loud in the heavy atmosphere of the room.
„Really Gwendal.“ They turned to Anissina. „You could’ve told me. I would’ve invented a device, which would’ve prevented all of us from telling the truth without having to pretend or lie.“
Everybody smiled nervously. Was that honestly her only worry?
„Conrad...Gwendal...“ Conrad jerked as if he had been bitten and turned his head sharply to the young king.
„I’m really touched by your concern for me. It couldn’t have been easy for you and yet...for me...Thank you.“
„Just, please be honest the next time...“
They both smiled and Yuuri couldn’t but notice how much they resembled each other.
„Promise.“ Conrad said.
„But now“ they turned to Anissina again „I would like to know why that jerk there knew all along.“ Their gazes settled on Yozak, who has been surprisingly quiet ever since Conrad and Gwendal entered the room.
„Yeah, really.“ Yuuri nodded. „Why did you tell him? I know that you are pretty close, but“
„We didn’t tell him.“ Conrad interrupted him.
Yozak smiled. „As I said bochan, I have eyes to see.“
Conrad sighed. „It’s an old story.“ But he told them anyways. „I and Yozak are around the same age and so we both hit puberty around the same time and discovered our sexuality (and everything what goes along with it) together. Consequently we also...experimented together. For everybody’s sake I’ll spare the details. But anyways, we were kinda...an item. Of course we also had different partners, males, females, but we always ended up somehow with each other. Of course, we also had troubles, like when we were apart as I went travelling, the turbulent times at the academy, then Julia and everything. But we still held together. And then Ruttenberg came. I remember as I prepared myself for departure, packing my things, I still had a few hours left. Originally I didn’t plan to say goodbye to anybody, I didn’t want to face the sad faces. I wanted to remember them just how they were – Gwendals frown, mothers smile, Wolframs pout... But something drove me towards Gwendals room. Even today I don’t know what, but something did. I...needed to be with him. The first thing he did after he saw me was to take me into his arms. He didn’t ask, he didn’t speak, he did nothing. He simply embraced me and held me tightly to his chest. Suddenly something changed and before I knew it, I found myself under him. We decided not to speak about it, just letting the remedy linger, without regrets, without anything but a simple memory. We both thought that I would die. Neither of us wanted regrets. I departed. In the camp, the day before the battle, I slept with Yozak, for what I thought to be the last time. Just one last time, for the memory of his body, the taste of his skin, for the memory of the emotions between us, our the friendship, the same friendship which led us to dying side by side. However...unexpectedly, we survived and I was sent to Earth with Julias sould, leaving my two lovers behind.“
Here Yozak chose to continue. „I didn’t understand at first. One day he’s here and over the night he disappears, without telling me. I was very angry. And even though I highly disliked Gwendal, like everybody who doesn’t know him that well, as he aproached me with the offer to work for him, I accepted. I guess it was because the one whom we held the dearest, disappeared suddenly without a single word to us. And as I came to know Gwendal better, I also grew to like him. I saw that he cared. He really, truly, cared. And on one night of solitude...things happened. And they happened after that too. And then Conrad returned. I found myself in a kind of a dilemma and was deciding between the two, but then I started noticing certain hints. So I asked them straightout about it and they told me the entire truth. That’s how I found out.“
Conrad nodded. „We had a very long discussion that time and cleared everything out. Yozak accepted it without a second thought, for which I am very gratefull.“
„Oh, come on, what should I’ve done? Hate you? Actually, I consider myself pretty lucky – to have two such men between my legs... and the most of their attention for quite some time! It really raised my self-confidence.“
„Anyway,“ Gwendal spoke up „that’s how it was. And this is to what it led.“ He showed their joined hands. „Are there any immediate questions?“
„If that’s how it is, I say, you should all go back to your work. There’s much to do.“ His eyes travelled to the mountains of paperwork, while Yuuris expression became pained.
„You’re right, Lord von Voltaire.“ The Great Sage said. „But there’s something you should concern yourself with – what’re you going to do about Lord von Bielefeld and Lord von Kleist?“
„I’ll talk with them later. But now there are more important things to do.“ More important than a selfish brat and a prima donna, he added in his mind.
Murata nodded. „I see.“
„Well then,“ Conrad said. „Please excuse me. I’m going to train the soldiers.“ As Gwendal shot him a ‚worried‘ glance, he smiled reassuringly. „I’m fine.“ He bowed to Yuuri and left the room.
„I’ll take my leave too.“ Yozak stood up „There are some things I have to do. See ya later!“ and the spy disappeared as well.
Yuuri watched the door for some while, then sighed and shook his head. „Seriously, they could trust me more.“ But then he smiled. „But I guess it’s nice to know that they care about me.“
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