Timeline: Post manga for both.

Pairings: 2795, 8059, 1869, XS, B26, 6656, 3387, Reim/Break, mentions of Oz\Alice.

Summary: The Will of the Abyss, in her final act, returns Xerxes's sight and his life and sends him into the city of Namimori. "I-I don't want to die," were Xerxes's last words, after all. "Your wish has been granted."

Warnings: Spoilers, violence, swearing (mostly on Gokudera's part, but we still love him), a bit of angst here and there, humor, homo and heterosexuality, me being the author, the works.

Notes: There are NO chains in this world. Xerxes has his eyesight. This is POST MANGA for both. The Pandora Hearts characters will NOT be making their appearances. No, Xerxes will not age. Any questions? Review or something.

Disclaimer: I do not, and do not want to, own Pandora Hearts or KHR. If I did, I wouldn't love the characters like I do.


Xerxes can't see her crumbling, but he can imagine her clearly, her face gentle as she cradles Cheshire in her arms. She smiles warmly at him, her lavender eyes meeting his.

"Thank you," she says, laughing slightly. "For helping grant my wish." The Will of the Abyss comes closer, letting Cheshire drop to the floor and follow her. Her pale hand brushes against Xerxes's cheek, ghosting over the trail his tear had went down.

When he does not reply, the Will of the Abyss tilts her head. "You aren't dead, you know." He flinches and instinctively closes his eye when her fingers touch it. When she removes her hand, he opens it once more and is greeted with the sight of the white haired little girl so reminiscent of the Alice he's known for so long. Perhaps it should be the other way around, really.

"I-I can see," Xerxes murmurs, looking down at his hand. The Will of the Abyss laughs slightly.

"Certainly. Please, start a new life, like I might be able to," the Will of the Abyss says. "You aren't Kevin Regnard anymore." Bringing their foreheads together, Xerxes feels as if knowledge is being forced into his mind, but he doesn't think it's uncomfortable.

"You are Xerxes Break, and you've done more for me than you can imagine." She pulls away. "Thank you," she says again, and Cheshire leaps into her arms as she disappears all together into particles of golden light.

This is the last thing Xerxes remembers, as everything fades to pitch black.

When Sawada Tsunayoshi returns from school that day, he is greeted by the sight of a white-haired stranger sprawled across his front doorstep.


A/N: AAAAAND here's your prologue. Meow. I hope you liked it… drop a review, please?

If you're wondering about the title of this fanfiction, the lotus symbolizes rebirth and the lily is innocence.