Keep The Love Alive

August 13, 2008

Guess what today is:

It’s AKUROKU day!

also known as:

8/13!

Of course, many people wouldn’t know that. But I, being the devoted fangirl that I am, have memorized its very essence.

It’s a day to celebrate the love, be it friendly or romantic, between

Axel,

number VIII in Organization XIII

Flurry of Dancing Flames

and

Roxas,

number XIII of Organization XIII

Key of Destiny

Both of Kingdom Hearts II.

Now, many of you might be saying, they’re not gay. They’re best friends and blah blah blah. I’ve heard a lot of that already. Really, I’ve been a victim of being lectured on that, too. But seriously people, would that stop the whole being of Akuroku? Would lecturing them on how the love between them is non-existent prevent them from drawing fan-art, writing fanfiction and the like?

How would you like it if we lectured you about something you like?

We know very well nothing romantic happened between them during the game. (Although they had a very touching moment on the clock tower and Axel’s death was a beauty in itself). Can’t we just make it so that they get their happy ending? Can’t the fans write something or draw something that would keep whatever they had between them alive? Can’t it develop into something more?

It’s a world ruled by imagination. Anything can happen. So why are you trying to stop it? Don’t you think the world would be a much brighter place if this imagination had a bit of love in it? It’s not so uncommon that you see two best friends fall in love, right? Be they both male. What are you trying to prove by stopping something this passionate?

Akuroku may not be a universal like, but it’s still something that many other people devote to. I believe it makes us see some things that some other people don’t. I believe it’s not just a pairing because they’re both hot or because they just happened to be best friends. I believe there’s something more to that. Something deeper. Why do you think there are fangirls for this in the first place?