So am I still waiting for this world to stop hating?
Amidst chaos, the law was more than just a set of rules to abide by. It was a system, a promise that injustice would be punished and order would be upheld. That’s what Aomine had thought, as one of the enforcers of said law - until the law stopped making sense to him.
“Eliminate the target,” came the order.
Aomine paused, hand hovering over his gun, confusion in his mind as he frowned. “Eliminate, sir? With all due respect, taking the target into custody is reasonable enough…”
“The target is one of the leaders of the rebellion,” said the disembodied voice in his earpiece. “Eliminating him is a step closer to restoring order to the society.”
He didn’t move. How could he grab his gun, draw it and fire at a man who stood calmly in front of him, hands raised in surrender, unarmed and the exact opposite as a threat?
“His death shall serve as an example to the others.”
“An example?” Aomine demanded. “You want me to kill an unarmed target, sir?”
Was it just his imagination, or did the man across him smile slightly? Just a faint sparkle in his scarlet eyes, the same shade as his spiky hair, and the same rusty colour as the blood that flowed freely from a gash on his forehead, the result of an earlier scuffle.
“If you fail to comply, you too will be eliminated.”
Aomine took a deep breath, and this time, spoke to the man standing across him. “I’m sorry, Taiga.”
Kagami smiled slightly, lowering his hands. “I know.”
With a swift movement, Aomine ripped the device from his ear and crushed it underfoot before his commander could speak. Kagami looked at the earpiece a little dejectedly. “You know, having a spy among the enforcers was really helpful.”
“Yeah, well, you’re gonna need to find another sucker and convert him to your cause just like how you did with me, huh?” Aomine snickered, handing Kagami one of his other guns. “Sorry I didn’t get you much info from the top brass even though I had him on the phone.”
Kagami shrugged. “Eh, you tried. At least we know how enforcers can get in touch with the director, and that’s solely by having information on us rebels. That shows how much he really hates us.”
That made Aomine stop. “He doesn’t hate us. The world does. They all just keep wanting to kill each other, and I hate it.”
To his surprise, Kagami swung an arm casually over his shoulders, grinning. “Well, we’re going to have to change that then, don’t we? While everyone waits, we’ll act. We’ll change everything.”
Or, YOI is technically a sports anime but doesn’t follow a lot of tropes, so what if I did an AU where it does? And I just happen to love KnB, so basketball it is. High school sports + the Power of the Team and Friendship ™ + student life + training camps + graduating senpais etc…