Do You Love Me?

Disclaimer: I don't own MR. Yaoi Tiger x Hare.

Do You Love Me?

~dream~

'Wake up. Hey, bunnytail, wake up!' a voice commanded, the tone strangely amused. Hare opened his eyes to find himself staring into pools of gold laughing back down at him. 'T-Tiger?' his lips whispered the name as he sat up, checking himself over once to find himself back in his guardian form. 'What were you dreaming?' the other youth asked, sitting down beside him. 'Huh? Oh... it was strange, really. You wouldn't believe me,' the brown haired boy blushed lightly, turning away to watch the sun rise above the mountaintop.

'Tell me,' Tiger insisted, curling the other youth into his body. Hare smiled and rested his head on his love's chest. 'Well, I dreamed that Moo captured most of the guardians, and I escaped. I went down to the surface and became a monster Hare, joined up with a group of rebels, met an annoying Tiger of the Wind who reminded me of you...'

Gentle fingers tipped his chin back, golden eyes smiling down at him once more. 'Reminded you of me. Of course, he must have. When one is bonded, they can never forget their partner. Tell me, did he ever... kiss you?'

'Tiger??! No way! He was a total jerk. Always calling me names and stuff, I really hate that,' Hare grumbled, snuggling closer. 'But, you are a baka trickster hare,' the blue haired boy smirked as he pushed the younger one away. 'Huh? What do you...' Hare trailed off, as the once beautiful scene turned to darkness. The proud city of the Guardians lay in ruins, the grass withering beneath him. Pushing himself to his feet, he stared at the golden eyed tiger guardian who was now grinning cruelly back at him.

'I don't... I don't understand,' Hare whispered, unable to comprehend what was happening. 'Don't you get it? I hate you. You failed to protect your own home, you ran away when we needed you the most, when I needed you. You left me for dead and went off to play in the world below. What kind of fool are you? You aren't a monster, you're a guardian. You don't deserve to love!' the halfing tiger slashed out with his sharp claws, ripping through the robes the other youth was wearing.

Hare stumbled back, crossing his arms over his bleeding chest and staring shock eyed up at Tiger of the Wind. The monster was smirking back at him, teeth gleaming dangerously. Beside him stood the tiger guardian, both wearing the same cruel look, the same intense gaze.

'Stupid Hare.' 'Did you really think I'd let you live?' 'You betrayed me!' 'Traitor!' 'Trickster!' 'Thief!' 'Liar!' 'Betrayer!'

The words echoed into the young hare guardian's mind, even as the pair came closer. Hare fell back, his fingers touching the very edge of the cliff, his eyes downcast at the clouds surrounding the mountain. 'Poor Hare. It's time to die,' two voices whispered in unison... They struck out, and the hare was swept over the side of the cliff, tumbling down to the lands below, never to return.

'AAAAAAUGH!'

~end dream~

'Hare! Hare, wake up!' the voice jolted him awake. Hare soon became aware of the boy leaning over him, after staring at the opposite wall in a daze for several moments. The rest of the gang was still sleeping, amazingly enough. Glancing down at himself, Hare realized that his dream must have triggered his transformation back to the guardian hare. 'Are you ok? What happened?' the boy wanted to know. Dark brown eyes gazed back at him, filled with pain.

'I... I need to take a walk,' Hare announced, pushing himself to his feet. Genki stared after the halfing, unsure what to do. It was obvious that he had been dreaming, it must have been a nightmare.

~*~

Cold water soaked through his skin, his lungs gasping for air. Hare leaned over the small spring, hands cupped to drench his face again. His heart was pounding in his chest, a memory of the pain flooding his half human body. ~Over and over again. The same nightmare. Tiger really does hate me, both of them. Why does it hurt so much? Does the tiger guardian really believe that I betrayed my own kind? I can accept his hatred, but not if that is the reason behind it. I would never, ever try to hurt him or the others.~

The young guardian was so preoccupied with his thoughts, that he didn't notice someone slip into the small room. 'Back to that form, I see,' a cool voice broke the air. Hare didn't even bother to turn around, he knew who it was. Instead, he settled for staring down at his own halfling reflection and replying, 'What do you want, Tiger of the Wind?'

Tiger raised an eyebrow. The youth's voice seemed strange tonight, almost weary. 'Finally, I'm getting some respect from you,' the blue furred beast kept his eyes on the figure kneeling by the pool's edge. 'Not really,' Hare smirked to himself, amazed that he could even act in such a cold manner. ~It's better this way.~ 'I just don't want to confuse you with someone else, if you get my point,' the boy taunted, standing and turning to watch the other monster with cool brown eyes. Tiger was too shocked to answer, even as the halfling stepped past him, eyes sweeping him for a moment, before focusing on the entrance.

Tiger spun round, part of him furious at the hare for leading him on, another part confused by the change in attitude. Hare was pulling on his long robe, but not before the beast's golden gaze fell upon the enticingly innocent seeming fluffy brown tail on his lower back. The white cloth soon covered it, the hare guardian slipping from the small room and back to the group.

~It's better this way. I can't afford to let my feelings show. It's not like Tiger cares anyway, and if I admit aloud... then... I don't know anymore! Everything was so much simpler when I was just a normal hare. Being a guardian involves responsibility. I'm the most powerful one here, I have to protect them all. And that means, I have to remain calm and controlled. I can't let my feelings rule my powers, it could cause destruction. I don't want anyone to die. And so, I must not let myself...~ Brown eyes swept closed in exhaustion as his body shimmered back into the monster hare form. It was better this way. To be alone.

~*~

~Stupid hare! How dare he? How dare he lead me on like that?~ Tiger of the Wind was furious. Even as he paced around the small room, he couldn't get his mind of the youth's voice. The cold tone that had replaced his smile, the cool gaze that was once bursting with life and energy. ~It's like... he's becoming something he's not. Changing... but, I don't want him to change. I want him to remain the same hotheaded thief I'd met so long ago, the one I...~

Golden eyes gazed down into the pool's calming waters. The face of a tiger monster stared back at him. ~Why do I fool myself? He isn't just a hare anymore. He is a guardian, why the hell would he be interested in me? It's not like I'm anything special to either world. A rebel, a thief in my own past, a cold hearted beast. Even my own little brother hates me, why should I expect Hare to give me a second glance. Still... I can't stop my own feelings. He is vulnerable even though he probably doesn't realize it. I'll protect him... like I always...~

Golden eyes drifted closed, sudden exhaustion driving him into an uneasy sleep.

...tbc...

Author's Note: Tiger hasn't figure it out yet. More yaoi coming up, as well as more secrets left to figure out! Who is the last missing guardian? More importantly, where is the Tiger Guardian?


A Tiger's Dream

Disclaimer: I do not own MR. Yaoi Tiger x Hare.

A Tiger's Dream

~dream~

'Tiger. Tiger...'

Golden eyes blinked open in the harsh sunlight. Tiger pushed himself into a sitting position with his hands... hands? The former monster stared down at them, flexing his pale fingers in disbelief. His nails were sharp, like claws. 'Tiger!' a familiar voice yelled. Tiger could only stare as the figure of the hare guardian ran towards him over the meadow, bare feet dancing through the blades of emerald grass.

~Where am I? What is this place?~ 'Whew! You sure know how to avoid people when you want to,' the brown haired teen announced with an exhale of breath, sinking down beside him with a smile. 'It didn't seem to work,' Tiger found himself saying, tucking a stray piece of blue hair behind his human ear. The other boy frowned, obviously upset by the statement. Tiger wanted to take his words back, but Hare simply smiled again, the mask set in place. ~Don't hide from me.~

'Ok then, I'll go,' the bunny eared youth replied, standing and turning away. 'No,' Tiger spoke without thinking. The other youth blinked back at him in surprise. 'No, it's all right,' the blue manned boy whispered, glancing away.

'This place is boring. Wanna go swimming?' Tiger turned back to find Hare offering him a delicate hand. His own fingers reached out, hand grasping the other's tightly, as if afraid to let him go. Hare just laughed and easily pulled him to his feet. 'Come on then,' the hare guardian grinned, leading them into the forest.

~*~

'This place...' ~So familiar.~ Tiger was in awe at the natural beauty surrounding him. In the midst of that Emerald Forest, a truly peaceful and tranquil spring existed. The quiet was broken only by the sound of the hare guardian stripping by the water... Stripping?!

Golden eyes riveted on the half human figure facing away from him. The long white robe dropped to the ground, followed by the tinkling of golden bracelets and jewelry. Brown eyes suddenly gazed into his own as the other boy half turned. Wearing only a pair of tight black pants, which looked much better without that long robe covering most of them, the hare guardian was outright... cute. He couldn't help but notice the fuzzy brown tail on the other boy's lower back. So fluffy and enticing, wiggling like that... The youth suddenly flipped one of his long bunny ears over his shoulder and winked, causing the blue haired boy to blush suddenly and look away.

The hare boy just giggled lightly and there was a splash as Tiger looked up again to find him gone. The water rippled gently as he strode closer and closer, finally peeking over the edge of the pool.

SPLASH!

Laughter rang out in the small glade as the bunny eared youth sprang back, eyes focused on the now very wet wolf boy he'd pulled into the pool. 'You know, Tiger... snicker, you really should take off those wet clothes,' Hare teased, pushing himself backwards, away from the furious teen. 'Is that so?' the answer seemed to startled the bunny boy who just blinked back. Tiger grinned to himself as he proceeded to do just that. Tossing the damp robe upon the shore, he grinned evilly at the other boy.

'Uh oh,' he heard the hare whisper under his breath, turning to swim off in the other direction. ~You can't escape from me.~ Blue and white streaked hair flowed through the water as the youth dove for his prey. The bunny didn't even know what was happening until he was yanked under the water by an invisible pair of hands.

Tiger chuckled to himself as he splashed away, leaving Hare gasping for breath and glaring at him. The other boy soon caught on to his game though, grinning like a maniac and racing after him... such a lovely memory...

~*~

~Is that what this is? A memory? Why am I... in this form? This is not my body. Not the body of... Tiger of the Wind... No, it is the image of the tiger guardian. Why do I dream of him? Why am I reliving his memories? I don't understand...~

~*~

'You're no fun, Tiger,' Hare commented, sprawled out on the grass next to him. 'This is not a game. Moo has begun his harvest of monsters. Can't you feel their pain? What kind of guardian are you?' Tiger growled angrily, furious that the other wasn't taking it seriously. 'I know all that, Tiger. But... what's the point in getting mad? Yes, I can feel their pain, their sorrow, their frustration. It's killing me inside too! Demo... if I let it get to me, Moo will win. Isn't it better, to keep up the mask of happiness... especially in times like this? There's no point in worrying about what has to be done, we should just come up with a plan and do it! Everyone's taking their bloody time,' Hare grumbled, frowning into the distance. Tiger blinked, that wasn't the response he expected. 'Unless you have an idea to contribute at the gathering today, then I suggest you keep your mouth shut,' Tiger finally hissed, hiding his feelings and turning away. He almost missed the hurt look that flashed over the other boy's face, almost...

~*~

~Where the hell did that baka disappear to?~ The meeting was over, the decision made. The other guardians were already setting up their shields, but Hare... Hare was the only one missing. ~I'd better go find him before he gets in trouble.~

~*~

~The cave. He's right there.~ 'Hare,' Tiger barked out, startling the other guardian. 'T-Tiger?' the bunny eared youth whispered in surprise.

~*~

'You're surrounded. Don't try to escape,' the Dino captain grinned, forcing them both a few steps back. Tiger clenched his fists, lightning flashing from his twin horns. 'I won't let you win,' he growled, trying not to glance at the hare-boy next to him. 'Yeah! We'll kick your butts,' Hare announced, putting on his mask of pure stubbornness. Tiger attacked...

~*~

'Tiger!' the voice cried out, even as the bunny-youth fell from the mountaintop, disappearing into the clouds below. 'Hare!' Tiger's voice rang out, even as he smashed through the enemy. 'Miss your little friend? Why don't you join him?' the Dino captain smirked as he lashed out with his tail. Tiger grunted as it hit him full force, sending his body over the edge as well...

~*~

Red eyes gleamed down at him. Tiger held onto the edge of the cliff, his claws digging into the dirt. 'Say goodnight, little tiger,' the dino grinned as he stomped down upon the guardian's unguarded hand. Tiger growled even as he fell backwards into oblivion.

....

~end dream~

Tiger jolted awake, only half aware that he had fallen asleep next to the pool. 'What the...? What's going on? How can this be?' His words went unanswered, his mind unable to understand why he would have dreamed such things. ~Could it be? Is this a gift from my guardian? The tiger guardian? Is he the one causing my dreams?~

...tbc...

Author's note: Ok, attraction set between them both as guardians. I know Tiger's a bit confused right now, but all that will change soon enough. Reviews please, tell me if you like it. For more yaoi stories, check out my other fics.