Bursts of Color

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
Haku is colorblind, and has been since birth, but all that changes when he passes a stranger on the street as he was walking home from a college tour with his friends. It seemed as if time itself froze when he had that fated encounter, his onyx black hair flowing in the gentle breeze that had blown his short, spiky hair back, revealing his captivating and friendly light blue and prominently gray orbs as his gaze locked onto the male that completely entranced him.

Submitted: September 05, 2016

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 Haku is colorblind, and has been since birth, but all that changes when he passes a stranger on the street as he was walking home from a college tour with his friends. It seemed as if time itself froze when he had that fated encounter, his onyx black hair flowing in the gentle breeze that had blown his short, spiky hair back, revealing his captivating and friendly light blue and prominently gray orbs as his gaze locked onto the male that completely entranced him.

The passing of two total strangers was nothing extraordinary, considering Haku was new to the town he would be residing in as he proceeded his college dorming life. He was starstruck by the male when he had noticed him at that moment. His blonde hair - which was obviously dyed - had been cut short, and his bangs had long since fallen in front of his forehead, allowing a perfect - and stunning,to say the least - view of his electric, fascinating electric blue eyes that seemed to pierce through Haku's soul.

The encounter had been right outside a coffee shop, one he knew well...it had small, multi-colored hand prints of autistic or troubled kids in their final days. One that his brother had painted his hand on...the bright blue hand still haunted him, even though it's been 4 years since his 9-year old brother slipped from his grasp.

Getting caught up in his own thoughts, he gently brushed his shoulder against the male he had been fantasizing about , and he apologized quickly after snapping out of his daydream.

At that very moment, Haku's world changed for the better. All of the colors that had been mere dull, dreary, and lackluster grays, blacks, and some occasional purple transformed into vivid, beautiful shades of color he thought God had forbidden him from seeing, for whatever reason.

'Once you receive the first touch from your soulmate, colors will bloom before your eyes.' He never really thought about the true meaning behind his belated grandmother's words before. But...he guessed she was right. All of the colors he had missed out on, right here, right in front of him. His eyes glistened and sparkled at these newfound colors. He turned to his friends and frantically spoke aloud, "I can see it!"

His friends looked at him, puzzled as they furrowed their brows together in unison. "See what?" his friend Jonathan asked, taken aback by his friend's sudden words.

"The colors! I can see them!" Haku exclaimed, pointing up at the sky and beaming, grinning from ear to ear like an idiot as he waved his arms around on the chilly October morning, fall leaves falling around his body and encircling him, binding him to the unknown future of tomorrow.

Yuki had stopped walking suddenly and cocked his head in the direction of the other male at this point as he heard all of the seemingly absurd commotion coming from him. "You...can see colors now?" Yuki asked, raising an eyebrow. Upon realizing he spoke his thoughts out loud, he quickly shook his head and said, "Ah, sorry. I-I didn't mean to butt in...b-but you were speaking kind of loud, so..." the male fumbled and stuttered over his limited choice of words, sheepishly rubbing the back of his neck out of a nervous habit. His face had long since flushed a dark shade of red, staining his tanned cheeks and making his blue eyes pop even more against the background of his yellow fringe that framed his thin, muscular features.

"Huh?" Haku directed his eyes to the male he had previously bumped into and gave a stunning grin that froze time itself, leaving nothing but the traces of the two as they locked gazes. Yuki had forgotten of his friends, and he felt as if his entire existence revolved around the person standing in front of him. Maybe...this is what a soulmate was?

A light breeze had picked up, the brightly tinted leaves around Haku's feet trailing up in circles like a twister, carrying off into the distant, colorful, and bright tomorrow.

Time Skip

3 months later

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Yuki and Haku were walking through a deserted forest with umber-brown bark and leafy-green leaves that towered and arched over them, providing much-needed shade during the dry, sweltering summer months. The screeching sounds that the birds would make as they flew over the top of the trees, circling the two individuals was slightly annoying to Haku, as well as the constant ringing sounds that shot out from his ears due to the excessive chirping sounds of the crickets, or the buzzing sound of the flies and bees that would trace the outline of his head. He didn't mind, though, because just being close to Yuki as they walked hand-in-hand was more than enough happiness for a single being to endure.

Yuki had turned to face Haku, resulting in Haku to stop his movements and gaze at his lover with his dull, colorless gray eyes that had long since lost its color, but never the beauty and kindness they holds within them. Yuki had spoken something unbeknownst to the male, causing him to tilt his head to the right in confusion as if he were a puppy bewildered by his master's' commands.

A brilliant unknown magic had appeared in the clouds at the moment, sending down brilliant shades of pink and blue that made it sparkle like a gem as you view it underneath the gleaming, darting rays of the sun that perked way up in the sky. The celestial sphere then cracked, as if seen through a through a specimen plate, and the foreboding warning of his lover's words then became clear to him. His lover turned to dust and trailed off into the breeze that would carry him throughout the sky, leaving him to preside and watch over Haku from above. But not before these final words fluttered off his lips: "Haku...I love you."

As Haku gazed up into the sky, watching the last few remains of his lover swirl off into the atmosphere, all of the vivid colors he had the privilege of seeing returned to his own, little black and gray world.

Depression seeped over Haku the next few years, sending him deeper and deeper into a bottomless abyss of darkness he couldn't overcome. His thoughts become shrouded in obscurity and became clouded in mystery and heartache he couldn't control until everything went black...once and for all. All of the memories he had previously shared with his loved ones came crawling back into him as he took his final breaths and closed his eyes...finally, he could be rejoined with Yuki.

Time Skip

Afterlife

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Upon arriving through the seemingly endless amount of total illumination, he had reached what he had presumed to be the afterlife; the place for lost ones to make amends and reunite after long years of suffrage and agony caused them to end their life or just wait for it to end on its own.

Haku had recognized his former lover instantly, but it seemed as if Yuki had no recollection of Haku, which tore his heart to pieces and threw it out onto the floor, leaving it to bleed eternally. Yuki was never the same, and realizing that Haku will never have his one true soulmate that he knew was rightfully his, he left him alone, and the two never bonded or connected again.

 


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