Word Count: 179 (Oops...)
A/N: Yeah, this was supposed to be a drabble, but it went a bit over...Um. I guess this is what you would call a "what if" fic? Not AU, not quite canon...hehe
The boy storms around the small room, stopping every once in a while to glare heatedly at the locked door. Sunlight filters in through the small barred window, glancing off and illuminating the child’s golden hair, casting its light on the tangled, silken sheet. His eyes glow like a tiger’s; proud, defiant, and a stubborn sort of determination. Sometimes, when he stops at the locked door, as if deciding his glare won’t open it, kicks at it fiercely and pounds with his arm. “Open this damn thing!” he cries, over and over again, a desperate refrain tearing from the depths of his soul.
No matter how many times the words leave his mouth, “Shut it, brat!” is his only response, always.
Life seems to have handed him the short end of the stick again. At just past the age of twelve, the bleak prospect of prison looms in his face.
But even so, beneath his smoldering anger, he’ll look at his brother’s calm, angelic face and smile.
At the least, it could have been worse.
Tiger's eye is a gemstone with a yellow/golden brown colour that's very pretty when polished. It is said that tiger's eye offers protection during travel, and strengthens convictions, as well as confidence.
Disclaimer: All characters above belong to Arakawa Hiromu.
Another A/N: Yay! It's been a long time since I've been on livejournal. As none of you may know (haha), I do some writing on fanfiction.net as well under the name OrangeKittyAlchemist-Sony. This and other drabbles may be found there (story name: Dust Bunnies), although they'll all be on lj eventually...probably =)