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13 January 2010 @ 07:24 pm
From the Soul to the Song - Verse Twenty One  
AN I couldn't wait any longer! You all are so spoiled, but you spoil me with your comments so it is only fair. ^_^ Enjoy!

From the Soul to the Song

Verse Twenty One

“Siwon, please. You have to kill me,” Hankyung begged desperately.

Siwon could feel the lack of pressure pushing against his blade and he took a step backwards, lowering his sword as he did so. “Hankyung, tell us what is going on so we can help you,” he pleaded.

Hankyung threw his sword as far from himself as he could. “You can’t help me. I don’t even know how long I can do this.” He stepped forward to and grabbed Siwon’s upper arms. “It’s Keiran,” he hissed, the words filled with disgust. “He wants to kill Heechul and take his Song and then all of you. Please, there is no other way.”

“There has to be,” Siwon declared.

“There isn’t!” Hankyung said sharply. “Siwon, as my brother I am asking you to,” he stopped abruptly and took a sharp breath. He stepped back, eyes wide and his hands released Siwon’s arm to lift and clutch at his head. Then Hankyung screamed.

Siwon took a step forward but Hankyung scrambled backwards away from him. As abruptly as it had begun, the screaming stopped and Hankyung dropped his hands. He smirked and cracked his neck first one way, then the other. “Sorry about that,” he said with a sneer. “I wasn’t in my right mind. Now where were we?” He held out his hand and his blackened sword lifted from the ground and sped back to him.

“Oh that’s right,” he said lazily as his fingers closed firmly around the hilt. “I was having some fun before I kill you.” With a laugh, Hankyung lunged at Siwon, who blocked his attack as quickly as he could.

“Sungmin,” Leeteuk said as he moved to Kyuhyun to take Sungmin’s place supporting him. “You have to fly as fast as you can and find someone, anyone that can help us.”

“But I can’t,” Sungmin said quietly.

Kyuhyun groaned and clenched his eyes shut. He took a deep breath and released it in a shudder. “There now you can.”

“Thanks,” Sungmin said softly.

“Hurry,” Kyuhyun replied. Sungmin nodded and leapt into the air, and then he was gone.

“Aw the little one goes for help,” Hankyung said with a laugh. He leapt back as he separated his blade from Siwon’s. “It doesn’t matter. There is no one that can help you.” He tossed his blade from one hand to the other as if playing with it. “I wonder. Maybe I should see how much I can take from you before I kill you. I wonder what it would do to your Song if I tarnished your precious morals.”

Hankyung laughed darkly. Suddenly he blurred from view only to still and reappear directly behind Siwon, proving that he possessed speed and abilities far greater than anything the other man could muster. “I wonder,” he whispered softly into the man’s ear. “What would happen to your Song if I took something precious from you? Do you know that I could do that here and now and there would be nothing you could do to stop me?”

Siwon shuttered and spun swinging his sword wildly, but Hankyung was gone leaving only the echo of his laughter by the man.

“Or maybe,” his voice came from within the group of Super Junior itself and all of the members turned shocked to face Hankyung who was standing behind Henry with his sword to his throat. “Maybe I should try the little one here. I can tell he hasn’t been touched. Wouldn’t that be such a fun time? I’ve never had a Player to play with.”

Heechul snarled and took a step forward. “It’s me you want.”

Hankyung laughed. “Oh don’t be so full of yourself Princess. We’ll get to that eventually.” He paused for a moment and then narrowed his eyes at Yesung who was focused on him in concentration. “You might want to knock that off. You never know what might happen.”

A moment later Ryeowook cried out and took a step backwards clutching a dagger that had been embedded in his stomach. Hankyung had created it and thrown it without anyone having even seen it. Yesung snarled and threw a blast of pure light at Hankyung. The man laughed darkly and it fizzled out of existence right in front of him.

“Your fight is with me!” Siwon called, arriving at the group. He swung his sword at Hankyung’s unprotected back. The other man blurred and disappeared, leaving Siwon to turn his blade just in time and pull his blow enough that he only tapped Henry lightly with the flat of his blade. He didn’t waste time apologizing instead he spun and his sword rang out as it came into contact with Hankyung’s. He put all of his energy in driving Hankyung back and away from his friends.

Kangin was immediately at Ryeowook’s side. He pulled the dagger from his stomach and covered the wound with his hands to stop the blood. Instantly the area began to heal itself under Kangin’s encouragement. Ryeowook groaned quietly and clenched his eyes shut. “Yesung,” he called weakly.

Immediately Yesung was at his side. “I’m here,” he said softly.

“Don’t do anything stupid,” Ryeowook ordered.

“I’m sorry. This is my fault. I shouldn’t have tried to unravel his Song,” Yesung said as he lifted Ryeowook’s head and placed it gently in his lap.

“Idiot,” Ryeowook scolded. His hand sought out and grasped one of Yesung’s tightly. “I would have done the same thing.” He released a sigh as his wound sealed shut under Kangin’s hands.

Once finished, Kangin rose and created one of his strongest shields around the group. “How much more blood will I wear before this night is over,” Kangin said quietly, lifting blood stained hands.

Leeteuk quickly grasped one of his hands with his own. “Hopefully no more,” he said with what he hopped was a reassuring smile.

Heechul grunted as he threw Weaving after Weaving to Siwon. Weavings to make him faster and stronger. Weavings to provide a minor bit of protection. He wished that he could be the one out there, trying to bring Hankyung back to his senses, but he knew he would never be able to keep up. Not only that, it was clear that Hankyung was just playing with them all. He had demonstrated superior speed and power that could out match the best of them and very likely even a Light One.

Hankyung spun and swung his sword down, letting it crash against Siwon’s for a moment before dancing away in a mockery of Hankyung’s true grace. Again he lunged and Siwon brought up his blade to block. At the last moment, Hankyung’s form blurred and Siwon knew that there was nothing he could do but prepare himself for the blow.

When Hankyung stopped moving it wasn’t Siwon who was injured but Hankyung. He had thrown himself on Siwon’s blade and taken the sword straight through the left side of his chest. He stumbled forward and Siwon released his blade in favor of catching the man carefully.

“Hankyung!” Heechul screamed. He lunged forward, and Kangin dropped the shield just in time that he avoided crashing into it as he began his desperate run towards the men.

“Hankyung,” Siwon gasped, in surprise and sorrow. The anger faded from Hankyung’s face, to be replaced with relief as Siwon lowered him to the ground gently. He was careful not to touch or move the sword protruding from Hankyung’s chest so as to not make the wound worse. “Why?”

“He was going to torture you and everyone else,” Hankyung said softly, weakly.

“We could have found a way to stop him. To help you,” Siwon said.

Hankyung shook his head. “You didn’t see the things he was planning. Horrible things.”

“Hankyung!” Heechul cried sharply as he skidded to a stop at Hankyung’s other side. “You moron! What the hell were you thinking?!” Heechul looked around wildly for Kangin. “Get over here!” he screamed.

Kangin, with the rest of Super Junior, clustered around Hankyung. He knelt beside him and stared at the wound gravely. “Heechul you have to remove the sword. I can’t heal him with it in there.” Heechul nodded and grabbed the sword hilt carefully. With a grunt he jurked it free from Hankyung’s chest and threw it as far from them as he could. The sword vanished into thin air before it even hit the ground. Instantly Kangin’s hands covered the wound in the other man’s chest, his eyes closed in deep concentration.

Hankyung smiled weakly and lifted a hand to Heechul’s face. “He was lying,” he said softly.

Heechul clutched his hand to his cheek desperately. “I know that you idiot.”

“I love you so much. There is so much to love about you. I only wish I could tell you all of it.”

“Don’t say that!” Heechul snarled fiercely. The other man’s words sounded to much like a final wish. “Don’t you dare say that!”

“Oh,” Vidyagauri’s voice joined them suddenly, filled with surprise and shock.

Heechul’s head snapped up to glare at her. “Do something!”

She nodded. “I’ll try.” She placed her hands on either side of Hankyung’s head and closed her eyes in concentration.

Hankyung smiled slowly. “It’s a waste of time,” he said softly.

“Don’t you dare!” Heechul snarled. “You’re stronger then this!”

“You’re safe. That is all that matters,” Hankyung said weakly. He smiled. Ryeowook choked back a sob and buried his face in Yesung’s chest as the other man held him tightly. Donghae trembled from between Kibum and Eunhyuk. “You are all safe,” satisfaction filled Hankyung’s voice.

His eyes fluttered shut and Heechul slapped his cheek. “Don’t you dare! You made this mess and you sure as hell are going to be around to clean it up!” Hankyung opened his eyes and smiled.

“I’ve done what I can,” Vidyagauri said softly. “Keiran is sealed away.”

Heechul nodded and then looked desperately to Kangin. “Why isn’t he healed?! Why is he still bleeding?!”

Kangin shook his head, eyes wide, and pressed his hands more firmly to the wound. “I don’t know. I’m trying!” He was pumping all the power that Leeteuk could offer into Hankyung’s body, yet it didn’t seem to want to knit itself back together. Heechul turned his head to glare at Vidyagauri who took a silent step back.

Hankyung laughed weakly. “Kangin can’t heal what the body could never heal on its own. There is nothing he can do. Heechul, you need to remember that Keiran was lying. I love you. Remember that.”

“What, do you think you are going to die and I am going to turn into one of those widows who own a thousand cats and is convinced that they are unlovable? Think again you bastard! You aren’t getting off that easily!” Heechul snarled.

Hankyung laughed weakly. “Siwon, take care of him,” he said softly. “Thank you Kangin, for giving me time to say what I needed to. You can stop wasting you energy now.”

“It will work!” Kangin said fiercely.

Again, Hankyung laughed. Then he sighed. His eyes slipped closed and Heechul slapped him again. This time it produced no response in the man. Again Heechul’s hand met his flesh, “Hankyung! Open your eyes! Hankyung!” he screamed over and over again.

Wide eyed, Kangin heard what no one else could. The sound of Hankyung’s heartbeat slowing, growing weaker and weaker until suddenly it stopped, and did not start again.

Verse Twenty Two


Character Information

AN: *hides in a hole* Please please please just trust me on this!

I was surprised and pleased that no one really saw this coming. Pleased mostly because I did drop hints but it still caught you all of guard. Most of you realized after last chapter that Hankyung stabbing Hyuk could have been one and it was. His roughness with Heechul was one too. There were many other more subtle things throughout as well, things that would have been borderline out of character for him but that he could pass off. Kudos to pcd_intraining for guessing who was behind it all and to draecia who guessed that it was the small cut in chapter one that started this, it was but you will find out more about that later.

Let me know what you think and don't worry I won't leave you dangling off this cliff for long. The next chapter will probably be up tomorrow night. The link to download the album has been added to the masterlist for easy locating.
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
닌자princess_jaded on January 14th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
Spot! :D
닌자princess_jaded on January 14th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC)


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mister fish, did you die?tees2mai on January 14th, 2010 12:40 am (UTC)
s p o t
mister fish, did you die?tees2mai on January 14th, 2010 12:50 am (UTC)
omg. my shattered heart.

i had a feeling but you caught me off guard.
this was good... in tht OMG WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS? kind of way...
(no subject) - kat_elric on January 14th, 2010 01:03 am (UTC) (Expand)
|| MELODYkai ||melodykai on January 14th, 2010 12:48 am (UTC)
DDDDDD: You didn't! You.. did! DDDDDD:

I.... am at least happy he did it on his own to save them all. But. ;___; I can't imagine how Heechul will feel, not being able to feel his Song anymore.

*shuffles off to sulk somewhere*
Kat Elrickat_elric on January 14th, 2010 01:04 am (UTC)
I did...

I imagine Heechul feels like one of his limbs just got torn off forcefully, only worse... a lot worse.
Victoriaicerose1224 on January 14th, 2010 01:03 am (UTC)
WHAT? NOOOOOOO HANNIE! ;_; This chapter was so intense.....yewook was so adorable! <3 and T_T hannie....
Kat Elrickat_elric on January 14th, 2010 01:04 am (UTC)
I love that you can still find some cute in the intensity. ^_^
pcd_intrainingpcd_intraining on January 14th, 2010 01:06 am (UTC)
i can not believe you just kiled Hannie!!! Seriously!! There has got to be something.....god i cant think straight!! your ginna make me cry!! <33

post the next chapter soon!! please Hannie has got to live!!
Kat Elrickat_elric on January 14th, 2010 01:07 am (UTC)
Aww don't cry! *hands a tissue just in case*

I'll probably post the next chapter tomarrow.
miangel_zezchic: Siwonmiangel_zezchic on January 14th, 2010 02:02 am (UTC)
I am going to refrain from crying and dissolving in sorrowful tears and focus on the positive.

So Keira is locked away. The other members are safe. Eunhyuk's stabbing was only half an accident. The Suju members have faced their first real crisis.

WHO AM I KIDDING???????????

GENG IS DEAD AND THE WHOLE GROUP IS SUFFERING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




*bawls n sulks in corner*

managed to download soundtrack, btw...so I'mm a bit happy. Keyword: a bit.

Still luv u...<3
Kat Elrickat_elric on January 14th, 2010 02:42 am (UTC)
I really shouldn't have laughed at your comment but I did... All I could imagine was a little drawn figure taking some deep breaths and trying to speak slowly then exploding into panic and freak out.

But yes Keiran is locked away, so that is good.

I'm glad you were able to get the album and I'm glad that you still love me, even a little bit. ^_^
takchik: Hangengtakchik on January 14th, 2010 02:31 am (UTC)
ZOMG ;________ ; ummmmm ;____; HANNIE NOOOO!!! XDD....totally didnt connect Hangeng stabbing Hyuk as a hint but wow makes since now >.< i feel slow

and OMG i love the 'OST' and i can see how how most the songs connect with certain parts of the story.....im normally not a NEWS fan(or Japanese in general anymore after i discovered Korean everything XD) but OMG i have Ai Nante on repeat most the time and creeped myself out cause as i was reading this Monster started to play and i was JFHOFUHSADB NUUUU...........ok i think i ranted enough already XD AND NO SUCH THING AS SPOILING US ^_^
-eagerly awaiting next chapter >.<-
Kat Elrickat_elric on January 14th, 2010 02:44 am (UTC)
Don't feel too bad, a lot of people missed most of my hints.

I'm glad you like it! I love that song. Ai nante is like my default romance song it is just so beautiful. I did the same thing. When I discovered Korean my library morphed from Japanese to that but I'm slowly trying to balance again... And wow what timing by your computer. ^_^
knightkittenknightkitten on January 14th, 2010 02:32 am (UTC)
I'm gonna un-lurke now to show my bias and say that I love that evil-Hannie targeted Henry out of all of them muhaha. Obviously I'm equally distraught that Hankyung is dead but I think it was a logical progression.

And this is probably long overdue in saying, but this whole verse is pure genius. You've come up with so many nuances and created a whole fantastical world that is believable. Major kudos to you and I can't wait to see the next update. Is it wierd that I'm anticipating Heechul's grief stricken attempts to being him back and Yunho and Changmin's reaction? I think it's just cause the two of them are so bitchy to the fire trio.
Kat Elrickat_elric on January 14th, 2010 02:48 am (UTC)
Oh I love it when people un-lurk! Welcome to the party! I figured that evil would go for the youngest and most innocent.

Thank you. It is always good to here that I am achieving what I am trying to do. The relationship Yunho and Heechul have is a unique one. It's not that they are bitchy really they just love to poke at one another. ^_^
Jazzy: Wookie Squintyoomaydakaynay on January 14th, 2010 02:51 am (UTC)
i... trust... the... author... i.... trust... you... i... trust... you...

oayfuaifhugfafjufgkhfufg HANKYUNG~~~~!!!! noooooooooooooooooooooooooo


i should have realized after he stabbed hyukkie 0.0 that was so obvious now, dangit! i mean even if it could have been an accident, accidents like THAT don't happen in practice... *sigh*

I'm on to you, kat_elric, I'm on to you- I'm gonna be on the lookout for evvvvverryyyyytttthiiiiiiiinnnnnnggggg now lol.

i love how Heechul was still threatening Hankyung even as he was... "dying"... omg it made me laugh but i felt like a bad person to laugh at that moment but i still did... >< XD

I'm dying for tomorrow night to come. DYING.
bad choice of words.

btw, I *adore* Acid Black Cherry now, thank you!!!!! <333333 (the 20+∞Century Boys pv was hilarious and awesome!!!!)

Kat Elrickat_elric on January 14th, 2010 02:59 am (UTC)

I'll keep in mind you are looking for every little hint.

Dying huh? lol. I can't wait for you all to read it tomorrow night.

I'm glad I could broaden your horizons. Most of Acid Black Cherry's PV's are fun. I love them. (And I don't know if they are contacts or they are always like that, but the lead singer has beautiful eyes in one of them.)
samantha ♥;: iwant!yesungdraecia on January 14th, 2010 02:53 am (UTC)
OH MY HEART. i hope you're happy. you broke my heart ):

mend it back soon, with a new chapter and hankyung and heechul getting back together please. :D lol.

okay, my spasticness aside, the entire chapter was riveting! i'm eating breakfast as i read this and i tell you, i haven't eaten more than one mouthful. i couldn't bear to take my eyes off the story long enough.

i know you said you'd post the next one tomorrow, so i'm excited (:

P.S. my name is in the post! how awesome (:
Kat Elrickat_elric on January 14th, 2010 03:03 am (UTC)
*pulls out tape and craft glue* I'm ready to put it back together!

lol. I was confused for a minute but then I remembered that some of you are in a different timezone them I am.

Yep. ^_^ It's cause you were really intuitive in your guessing.
imsweet_11imsweet_11 on January 14th, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
wtf!! hannie died?!!!
*throw smelly socks again*

but bb, i must admit this...i love this chappie^^poor heechul...dont worry ..shiwon still there^^
hoshi14hoshi14 on January 14th, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)
*grabs smelly socks and runs*
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TrulyJ♥truedove_13 on January 14th, 2010 04:18 am (UTC)
....did you really have to?
Kat Elrickat_elric on January 14th, 2010 04:42 am (UTC)
If I said yes would it make it better?
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aimaw: han geng stareaimaw on January 14th, 2010 07:32 am (UTC)
HANKYUNG!!!!!!!!!!! NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *screaming like crazy*

*takes a deep breath and tries to calm down*

I'll take your word and trust you in this. If not, Heechul's gonna be at your back snarling why you did this
Kat Elrickat_elric on January 14th, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC)
That's true.... He might try to jump out of this computer and kill me...
tranqaos on January 14th, 2010 07:48 am (UTC)
..... /dies

Kff, okayokay, so you've never heard from before... mostly because I've been a ninja!reader on Miracle for a while but kfff, Iloveyourstoriessomuch. *u* <333

And this chapter. Just. What. T__T
I had to say something. @u@ /rushes to make an LJ account just for this.

First of all, I must say, I reaaally didn't see this coming. I explained away Hyuk's "accident" as a way to get the KiHaeHyuk pairing together (in a remarkably believable way, might I add) so I didn't really connect any dots (because I am horribly unobservant and this caught me totally by surprise).
But. Since you HAD to do this, I love how you made Hannie so noble and loving. I looove your Hankyung. Because he's so... him. There's so much subtle love in how you write him. /sighs <3

And poor, poor Heechul. T__T I know Hannie's going to be okay...beause I believe in miracles but still, poor, poor Heechul. /sobs

One thing I wanted to ask (that isn't related to this chapter in particular):
I was wondering why some of the DBSK and SS501 people were mixed up in their teams. As in, for one/two of the elements (forgot who - sorry, I'm kinda new to the K-Pop scene aside from SuJu (because I am ridiculously obsessed with SJ) so I'm not really familiar with most of the names of DBSK and SS501 yet) there was a mix of one DBSK member with a SS501 member. I was just kinda curious as to how that would work out since the two bands aren't ALWAYS together on Earth and so, wouldn't that make the whole fighting thing kinda difficult?

Anyways, I look forward to the next chapter. Because lsdkfjsldfjlsdjf Hannieeee! /clings
And because you are just seriously amazingly awesome and I lovelovelove your fics. *u*
(Anonymous) on January 14th, 2010 07:54 am (UTC)
Oh! I forgot to say sldjflsjfsldjfsdfTHANKYOUFORWRITINGFANTASY!AU~!! *U* <3
Although I don't know if it's considered AU since SuJu is still SuJu... only with super awesome powers and stuff. *u* /happydance.

And sdfljsd, I continue to hold out hope that there will be some eventual KyuMin in this. Even if Kyu's blatant about being straight. Eventually he will give in to true love Sungmin's adorableness. And I miss Kyumin. ;u; Everyone has abandoned the pairing lately. /emos
But I hope you don't mind my saying that. -sheepish- I'd just srsly, srsly looove to read KyuMin written by you. *u* Notthatyouhavetoifyoudon'twantto. Just, yeah. /shifts

-hopes I don't offend you- I know some authors don't like it when readers.... uhm coerce them towards certain pairings? If you do (mind, that is), then I apologize in advance.
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snoorellasnoorella on January 14th, 2010 08:43 am (UTC)
HE'S GONE. WHYY. DAMMIT. HANKYUNG'S GONE. and now, there's only 2 people in that team. and heechul would be too damn sad to work properly. please don't make him like that, he's definitely stronger than that.

i saw it coming, as in, him dying. and i guess it was weird when hyuk was stabbed, but anyone could possibly cover that up as an accident, so i assumed it was too :P although i didn't want you to kill him off, i think it's the ebst way to patch up the story. and make it complete (and, umm, longer.)

now where you go with a plot like this is going to be interesting to see. lovely chapter, honestly. and the way you killed him off didn't even seem evil. it was peaceful. i liked that :)
Kat Elrickat_elric on January 14th, 2010 03:34 pm (UTC)
I don't think Heechul will even be able to work like this. For starters without Hankyung's Song he would have half the power he is used to and since they were so close he would always feel like he was missing something.

I thought a few of you might see this part coming.

The plot is going to crazy land and every one is coming with me! Just kidding, but the plot is definitely a fun one.

Thanks. Honestly this is one of my very favorite chapters and I couldn't wait to share it with you guys, even if it is a little sad... ok a lot of sad.