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29 November 2006 @ 08:37 pm
 
I got addicted to the 1sentence community. So, I decided to do a Gravitation one for, and I know this will shock everyone, Mika and Tohma. I attempted to make it a coherent bit of writing, and succeeded in parts and not so much in other. :P

Anyway, rated T for naughty implications and use of the word 'sex'.



#01 Motion
When Mika comes to bed she tosses aside her jacket and pushes Tohma down with one swift, smooth motion.

#02 Cool
There is a breeze from the open window as they begin to kiss and Tohma’s cool hands slip underneath Mika’s shirt to touch her warm back.

#03 Young
Neither Mika nor Tohma are young any more, but they still enjoy the comfort of each other’s touch.

#04 Last
Someday it will be for the last time – be the parting a divorce or death or indifference or a simple lack of desire.

#05 Wrong
‘And, if the end is near or far, it seems wrong to waste the time worrying when now will suffice,’ Mika says as she leans away and slips off her bra.

#06 Gentle
Tohma is not gentle when he pulls her back down to him, and Mika would never want him to be.

#07 One
Someone once told Tohma that two merge into one during sex, but he and Mika have always been two.

#08 Thousand
Among the thousands and thousands of people in the world, he and Mika will always be two.

#09 King
In a moment of passion, Mika once told Tohma that he was the King of her desire, and then she bit him when he dared to laugh.

#10 Learn
Over the years, Mika has learned every imperfection of Tohma’s body; she even knows the scars that can’t be seen and she tries to kiss them, too.

#11 Blur
It is always a blur when they are together, time seems to slow or speed up, whichever is more painful at that particular moment.

#12 Wait
Tohma is used to waiting and being patient, but there is a point where he always breaks and simply takes what he wants.

#13 Change
Positions change, and Mika finds herself pinned to the mattress.

#14 Command
‘Don’t be kind,’ she says.

#15 Hold
Tohma holds his wife and presses a kiss to her lips as she wraps her arms around him.

#16 Need
He will never want Mika the way she wants him, but he will always need her.

#17 Vision
Their kiss deepens and Tohma envisions someone else in Mika’s place.

#18 Attention
The nails scoring his back bring his full attention back to his wife.

#19 Soul
Tohma can see into the depths of Mika’s soul when he looks into her eyes, and it is a very dark place indeed.

#20 Picture
When Mika looks into her husband’s eyes, she sees pleasant little lies and worlds that don’t exist -- in pictures they are happy, but they are never together.

#21 Fool
‘I am a fool to think you could ever want anyone besides Eiri,’ Mika says, nearly hissing as she wraps her legs around her husband.

#22 Mad
Tohma thinks that Mika is never more beautiful than when she is mad at him.

#23 Child
A child was never the answer to the troubles of their marriage, but they tried anyway.

#24 Now
Now, the child is gone and so is the chance for anything beyond what they have.

#25 Shadow
A shadow of something that could have been lurks behind Tohma, and he tries to ignore it along with all the other lost chances that torment him at night.

#26 Goodbye
Mika cries sometimes and whispers goodbye to her chance at motherhood, but when Tohma is around she acts as if she doesn’t care and buries those feelings deep inside.

#27 Hide
Even when they make love, Mika and Tohma hide their true feelings from one another

#28 Fortune
It is fortunate that they do, otherwise they would make hate instead of love.

#29 Safe
There is safety in the little lies of conveniences between husband and wife.

#30 Ghost
But there is always one other ghost that lingers between them, even when they are locked in their most passionate embraces; the ghost of a man Tohma hated, a man Mika never met and yet despises.

#31 Book
The ghost that has been the muse for many books, and curses filled with violent passion.

#32 Eye
The ghost of a man whose eyes wandered where they should not have, and who paid the price with his life.

#33 Never
Mika often mutters to herself how Eiri should never have gone to New York, and when Tohma hears her, he cannot disagree.

#34 Sing
The first time they were together, Mika sang afterwards; Tohma has not heard her sing since they married and he misses her tone-deaf song.

#35 Sudden
It is quick and sudden when Mika bites Tohma’s shoulder, and he realizes his mind has wandered.

#36 Stop
They stop and look into each other’s eyes, gazing a years of pain and accusations and loyalty and understanding.

#37 Time
Time begins to move again with quick, violent movements.

#38 Wash
Tohma wishes for his crimes to be washed away in the sea of passion.

#39 Torn
Mika is torn between her feelings of love and loathing for the man atop her.

#40 History
It is their history that keeps them together – not love, not duty – though those exist as well.

#41 Power
This is their private power struggle; a struggle neither Mika nor Tohma has ever gained the upper hand in.

#42 Bother
It bothers Mika that their struggle always ends so fast and messily, with no real conclusion.

#43 God
Mika cries out to a God she does not believe in as her nails dig into her husband’s back.

#44 Wall
Tohma’s hand reaches out and presses against the wall, to steady himself against the wave of ecstasy and agony.

#45 Naked
They are naked and vulnerable when they collapse together, a state no other person has seen of them.

#46 Drive
Mika and Tohma lie on the bed they’ve made together and stare at the ceiling, the desire to move driven from them as they listen to their own breath.

#47 Harm
Tohma harms Mika without meaning to do so, and Mika tries so hard to harm Tohma and never succeeds.

#48 Precious
They pretend everything is perfect, but only for a few precious moments before the realist within reminds them of who they are and that their lives will never have a fairytale ending.

#49 Hunger
Mika will always hunger for the marriage she dreamed of as a child, and Tohma will always yearn to love his wife the way he knows he should.

#50 Believe
They want to believe in something beyond what they have, but neither of them willing to chance anymore disappointment.
 
 
 
Aja: Mikaimayb1 on November 30th, 2006 06:53 am (UTC)
The 30-34 lines kind of throw-off the overall theme but I'm really impressed. Was it hard to link all those bits together? Interesting writing exercise. Do you plan to shape this into something more, like a one-shot or chaptered fic? I love the desperation of the characters, here.
Genesis Greygenesisgrey on December 1st, 2006 07:34 am (UTC)
It was more difficult than I thought it would be, which is why some of those lines don't quite fit. (Sing nearly killed me. :P ) I'm not sure if I'm going to make this into something more. I want to write something for Mika and Tohma, 'cause I haven't in a while, but I just don't know what.... Though I have been wondering about their kid recently.
Aja: Mikaimayb1 on December 2nd, 2006 05:27 am (UTC)
Yes, I can see "sing" was a tough one to fit in!

I have been wondering about their kid, too. I was really hoping MM would throw us a bone in the webtracks, but it seems those are on hold until she has finished her doujinshi.
Genesis Greygenesisgrey on December 2nd, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
Have Mika or the child been mentioned at all?
Aja: Mikaimayb1 on December 3rd, 2006 02:25 am (UTC)
Not at all. :( It's as if they don't exist.
Genesis Greygenesisgrey on December 3rd, 2006 11:29 pm (UTC)
That's what I was afraid of. :(
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Genesis Grey: hepburngenesisgrey on December 1st, 2006 07:46 am (UTC)
Thank you :) I'm not entierly sure about how much formality is 'normal' (and I think it really depends on who and what generation you're asking), but Tohma as formal with Mika as he is everyone else..... and I love it!
bitterfig: betsy braddockbitterfig on November 30th, 2006 03:57 pm (UTC)
I really liked this. Too often the relationship between Tohma and Mika is dismissed or ignored entirely but their really captured the strong and ambiguous feelings that exist between them.
Genesis Grey: little good girlgenesisgrey on December 1st, 2006 07:42 am (UTC)
I love your icon so much! :)

Glad to hear you enjoyed. :) The relationship between Mika and Tohma is probably my favorite part of Gravitation, and it makes me sad it isn't written/mentioned about more often. Ambiguous, now there is a good word for it.