Title: The Nightmare That Haunts Dante
Rated: M, Blood, Twincest, Violence, Gore, Language, Sexual Content
Disclaimer: The characters all belong to their rightful owners, I only made up the story's plot, nothing more.
Warning: Yaoi, Twincest, Rape, Extreme Violence: If any of this bothers you, simply do not read it.
Dante and Vergil are both eighteen years old, and they live alone together. Dante has horrible nightmares from his childhood, and is usually comforted by his brother, Vergil. When Vergil suddenly becomes distant and cruel to Dante, the nightmares return. Vergil becomes worried for his brother's health and life when he should be worried about his own.
I kinda felt bad for leaving Vergil without saying anything to his face, but I was scared. Not just for me, but for Vergil. I didn't care what would happen to me, I just couldn't bare to hurt Vergil again. Who knows if he even saw the note I left. I made sure he slept in late 'cause I couldn't have him wake up just as I left. Even though I left the note, I didn't want him to find me. Of course I missed Vergil. I missed him so much it made my chest hurt like hell, but if this is the way things have to be... then so be it. I had been walking for hours. I noticed that when I saw the sun start to rise. That's when it started to rain. Not even light rain, heavy rain that had me soaked within a second. Not before long, I came across a small bridge that was over a lake. The bridge was short, and made of stone. I walked over to the ledge, and climbed up on it. I sat down, my legs hanging over the edge. I really didn't want to leave, but what choice did I have? I couldn't stay there any longer. I figured if I left, the demons would follow me.
"Maybe if I killed myself, the demon would disappear. Be gone forever, not to bother Vergil anymore." I looked down at my legs that swung over the ledge. "It could be a possibility..." I sighed.
"If you killed yourself, I would just follow right behind you." I heard from behind me. Of course he would find me. He had a certain instinct in him to know where ever I was. I slowly turned my head, seeing Vergil stand behind me. I turned my body around slowly as well, still sitting on the ledge.
"How'd you know I was here?" I simply asked. He took a step closer to me.
"Don't you remember?" I shook my head. Remember what? "Do you remember when I disappeared after mother's death?" He said looking up at me as I clenched my fists on the stone ledge I was seated on.
"How could I forget such a thing? All those years I spent by myself." Really, how could I forget? After mother died, Vergil disappeared. I was left all alone. No family. No friends. No one. That's when my nightmares started, but they were just nightmares back then.
"When we were fifteen, you came here in the middle of the night. I was passing by and that's when I saw you. You looked so lost and scared, Dante. I came up to you, and I took you home with me. This bridge is where I found you. This bridge was where the last of our family came back together." I remembered now. I was scared. I was lost. I wanted to just leave the world behind at that time, but then Vergil came up to me. I remembered it all...
~~~~Three Years Ago~~~~
I ran as fast as I could. I couldn't take anything anymore. I didn't want to live my life as Tony Redgrave anymore. It was driving me insane. I finally stopped running once I was out of breathe. I stood on a small stone bridge over a lake. I leaned over the ledge, looking down into the water. My teardrops fell from my face, landing in the water. I leaned back, slowing sliding down beside the ledge. I sat there drowning in my tears. Was my life going to continue like this? Was this life really worth living? Being lost in thought, I didn't hear the footsteps approach me.
"Dante..." I didn't hear them. I was so lost, besides... I didn't know my name back then. "Dante.." They said again. I finally looked up, thinking the person was talking to me. I saw a person much similar to me. He looked identical to me, and he kept saying 'Dante'. "Dante, is that really you?" He asked as he knelt down before me, I leaned back against the stone ledge. Who was this guy? He grabbed my hand, looking me dead in the eye. "Dante, it's me... Vergil" I just stared at him, his face did seem familiar to me. It's like I saw him somewhere before, but I couldn't put my finger on it. His name was Vergil.... where had I heard that name before? I them placed my free hand over my chest, clutching my amulet tightly. The back of the amulet had read 'Dante, Vergil'. Could my name be Dante?
"Vergil...?" I muttered. He pulled his hand back, reaching for his amulet as well. As soon as my eyes could see his amulet, I knew who he was... who I was. "Vergil..." I said a little louder. I then realized that this man standing before me was my twin brother, my only family left. He looked at me, a little bit of hope in his eyes. My eyes started to tear up even more. "Where were you?" I choked out. Vergil pulled me into a tight hug, almost squeezing me to death. I hugged him back, my lost memories coming back to me.
"I'm sorry, Dante... I'm so sorry." He held me tightly. I was happy Vergil had returned, but was things really going to get better.
I was brought out of my flashback when Vergil grabbed my hands.
"So you do remember?" Vergil pulled me off the ledge, wrapping his arms around my waist. "I knew you'd be here because this is the first place you always go when you plan to leave." I sighed. There really was no getting rid of Vergil. No matter how many times I'd try to leave him, he'd always find me. Vergil hugged me tightly, then lifted me up in his arms. He carried me home from there. While on our way back, I remembered another thing.
"Vergil... back then, three years ago, you carried me home just like this." I said as I leaned my head on his shoulder. Vergil smiled, and placed a kiss on my head.
"I'll always bring you home like this, Dante."
Dante really was easy to figure out. I knew where he was going, but most of all, I was happy he was back home. To my surprise, he didn't put up much of a fight like he used to. Maybe he was just really confused at the time, not sure of what he wanted. During that night, I didn't feel like myself. I kept having these visions of my hands covered in blood. It was like it was really there. Whatever I touched left blood on it, so I went to the bathroom to wash my hands off. I looked up in the mirror, and I kept seeing my eyes flash a blood red color. I shook my head and went back to the bedroom where Dante was fast asleep. He shifted in his sleep, but that wasn't what I saw. What I saw was a bloody corpse laying in the bed. A dead and rotten corpse. I backed away. That vision made me sick to my stomach. I looked back down at my hands, again covered in blood. What exactly was I seeing?
I felt sad and miserable. It was like I had no place left on earth. That feeling soon passed and I started to wake up from my deep sleep. I rubbed my eyes, sitting up in bed. I saw Vergil standing with his back against the wall, a horrified look on his face. I stood from the bed.
"Vergil, what's wrong?" I asked him. He didn't seem to hear me. I approached him cautiously, placing my hand on his shoulder. "Vergil...?" His body was shaking as he stared down at his hands.
"Blood... the blood won't stop." I gave him a confused look. I needed to snap him back into reality. I shook his shoulders.
"Vergil, what's happening?" I asked. He finally looked up at me, his eyes blood red. I slowly took my hands off him, backing away. He leaned forward and grabbed me, pinning me against the wall. Vergil wrapped his hands around my throat, tightening his grip. I tried to pull his hands off me, but I couldn't get his grip loose. "V-Vergil... Let go.." I managed to choke out. He ignored me, tightening his grip even more. I placed my hands on his wrists. I couldn't even try anymore. My arms fell to my sides. "You're hurting... me." I tried to mutter. At that moment, Vergil looked down at me, his eyes no longer red. His grip slowly began to loosen, letting the air back into my lungs. I slid to the floor holding my neck as I coughed. Vergil stood before me, that same horrified look on his face.
"Dante, I..." He tried to speak, but nothing was coming out. He fell to his knees before me, dropping his head. I caught my breathe and crawled toward him.
"Vergil, it wasn't you. You had no control over yourself. It wasn't your fault." I know it wasn't him. Vergil would never hurt me, and I know that he wouldn't. I looked at Vergil, and noticed he was doing something I never really saw him do before in my life. He had one hand over his face as his head hung low, tears streaming down his face. Vergil never cried before, not once. I didn't know what to say to him. So I grabbed his hands, and pulled him closer to me. I wrapped my hands around him tightly, hugging him as tight as I could. I didn't say anything, just held him. We both sat there for a while, just holding each other.
The demons had not only gotten me, but they now had Vergil within their grasp. I could tell Vergil was scared, because so was I. It was only a matter of time before one of us were taken away from the other. I had a bad feeling, there would be no happy ending for Vergil and I.
End Of Chapter XV