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Scherzo: finale

[From here:]

A spotlight

(why are there spotlights in the woods?)

falls on a particular patch of ground. Actually, it falls on Fakir, who is standing on that patch. When Fakir sashays steps forward, the spotlight follows him.

Princess Tutu and those two boys are here too, of course, and Duck is probably around somewhere, but Fakir is giving his entire attention to Mytho.

He is not amused.

"Can't Mr. Cat keep you out of trouble?"

Fakir extends his arm to take Mytho's. "Come away now, and stop screaming. I told you to stay away from Princess Tutu."

Fakir leaves the corollary, If you had stayed away from her, you would not now be screaming in soulrending agony, unstated.

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prinz_und_rabe
Sep. 13th, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
Mytho looks dazed and disoriented.

Er. More dazed and disoriented than he usually looks.

"Fakir?" Okay, so he sounds just as confused as normal.

"When did you get here?" Not that this stops him from swaying moving slowly in Fakir's direction.
fairytaleknight
Sep. 13th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
Here's something else Fakir doesn't say: I've been sulking in the woods for half an hour. You stole my woods.

Instead, as Duo, Trowa and Duck slip away, Fakir avoids the question.

"Come home now. And do what I tell you, next time. Don't you understand that listening to me is the only thing that will keep you safe?"

The edge in Fakir's voice may be anger, but perhaps it's something else.
prinz_und_rabe
Sep. 13th, 2009 03:38 am (UTC)
"But," Mytho says breathily, "I wanted to see Princess Tutu."

Which had somehow involved falling off of a church steeple.

It's probably best not to ask.
fairytaleknight
Sep. 13th, 2009 03:45 am (UTC)
Fakir leans in and grasps Mytho's arm rather too tightly.

"She wants to" continue the story "hurt you.

"Don't you have any sense of self-preservation at all?"

As Fakir has known Mytho for over half of his life, he doesn't need to ask this question.

The answer, obviously, is No.
prinz_und_rabe
Sep. 13th, 2009 03:50 am (UTC)
"But I want to see Tutu."

It turns out that Mytho is a master of the broken record impression.

He also doesn't have any sort of answer for Fakire's question because, well... Fakir's right. He hasn't gotten a heartshard of self-preservation yet.
fairytaleknight
Sep. 13th, 2009 04:03 am (UTC)
Fakir's dancer's poise is beginning to desert him now, in his fury and his terror. He pulls Mytho's forearm hard

(I slapped him once. I won't do it again.)

and lets go.

His voice shakes, a little.

"Then go find her, for all the good it will do any of us! Do you think I care if you want her to torture you?"
prinz_und_rabe
Sep. 13th, 2009 04:09 am (UTC)
"What do you mean?"

Mytho is confused. Is Fakir saying he has to choose between the two of them? That doesn't make sense. Fakir is his friend! He knows because Fakir tells him so.
fairytaleknight
Sep. 13th, 2009 04:14 am (UTC)
"I mean," Fakir enunciates with deadly precision, "that if you would rather let her force burning shards into your soul than let me keep you safe, then by all means, go."
prinz_und_rabe
Sep. 13th, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
"I don't understand," Mytho says, no less confused. What did Fakir want him to do? Usually it was obvious because Fakir would just come out and say it. That made things much easier.

This should surprise no one as Mytho is easily confused. And not exactly all that good at critical thinking.
fairytaleknight
Sep. 13th, 2009 04:44 am (UTC)
Fakir grinds his teeth together.

There's a silence, broken only by the wind through the trees and a few faint, distant cellos and violins.

At last Fakir slumps. "Go home. Just go home."
prinz_und_rabe
Sep. 13th, 2009 04:47 am (UTC)
Well, at least that was a clear directive. Mytho nods submissively and turns to walk through the woods back toward the dorms.
fairytaleknight
Sep. 13th, 2009 05:06 am (UTC)
Fakir stands still, trying not to shiver in the chill of the early evening, as the cellos fade into the closing credits.

---
Princess Tutu: "Scherzo Phantastick"

Starring bookelfe: Duck
jothra: Duo
genarti: Trowa
rymenhild: Fakir
and rushin_doll: Mytho

Special thanks to:

Frank Bridge
Sir Thomas Malory
WXXI-FM: Classical radio, Rochester, NY
The brilliant and wonderful creators of Princess Tutu

All who love stories, come and gather round.
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