(Spoilers for Non-Manga readers, be warned)
AN- So, this is nothing but a very small snippet I submitted on Tumblr months ago for a user's tribute week to Agni. As bad as it might sound, Agni's death really shook me, maybe because I really did "bond" with both him and Soma. I'm curious of actions to come.
This really isn't much but I hope you enjoy it regardless, any commentary is appreciated.
Can the Earth live without its sun?
No, it cannot.
The answer is so agonizingly simple. Straightfoward. Direct.
There was no need for immense theorizing, no need to dwell on said question for hours on end.
And just like the Earth, Agni could never live without his own sun.
Oh, he couldn't fathom the possibility of a reality without Soma. It would be impossible to bear.
Just like the answer to that first question, his choice had been exceedingly simple.
Through labored breathing and clouded eyes, a pain-dulled mind swept through thousands of memories of sunshine-filled days, as Agni revelled in the simple fact that while the Earth indeed could not survive without the Sun, the same did not happen the other way around.
Soma would keep on living. That alone, brought peace to Agni's soul.
And so, blood ran cold. Breathing stopped. Chest heaved no more.
The Earth stilled.
But the sun…Oh, the sun…
It shall rise and set, forevermore.
My dearest Agni,