X-BRAND AU So me and a friend started brainstorming this gem a few days ago and that’s what we came up with so far:
-Xaldin opens a tattoo shop called “X-Brand”. He pays the rent because the building in which the activity is located is not his. -After a while, when it’s clear that the business is doing well, he recruits Luxord, a piercer, and Saix, a scarificator. -Saix brings Axel in, another tattooer, to help Xaldin with the amount of work they have. -Roxas and Xion one day walk into the shop to get matching tattoos but Axel refuses to touch them since they lack their parents’ written agreement. -At some point Marluxia jumps on the X-bandwagon too: he creates the designs of the tattoos and he’s specialized in watercolor effects. Also he’s on the vaporware fashion scene. -Xigbar is an old friend of Xaldin and often drops by to chat with him. He used to work as an astronaut but after an accident that left him without an eye and with a huge scar on his face, he elfed his ears as a coping mechanism (if you have to be scary better do it the fabulous way, he says). He also benefits from a retirement fund and doesn’t have to work. -Zexion is a pastel goth and an occasional client with a very angry dad, Vexen, that one time threatened to kill the entire team if they dared to disfigure again his precious boy’s body. He has the traditional emo stars on his sleeves and a unicorn somewhere. Also he doesn’t give a shit about his father’s opinions because he’s an adult and duh, he can do whatever he wants with his body and money amirite? -Demyx sometimes drops by at the tattoo shop because he’s Axel’s friend and waits for him to finish his shift before hanging out together. He makes a living teaching little dudes how to play the guitar, also working as a lifesaver at the local public pool. Usually he carries his guitar with him and starts strumming random tunes when he’s bored: Xaldin grumbles everytime he sees the water dork but he secretly enjoys hearing him play. Also, Demyx is intrigued by the man with the eyepatch (I mean COULD WE LEAVE THE SHIPS BEHIND? NOPE!), so we have Xigbar actually noticing the squirt. and Demyx developing a super crush on him. Axel mercilessly teases him (that little shit). -Larxene is a “health inspector”? and makes sure everything in the shop is legal. Of course every time she visits them Xaldin loses ten years of life because you never know if Xigbar is messing up with tools he should not touch. Like that time he tried to pierce Demyx. -Since the business is doing very good, Saix, who co-owns the shop, buys the building with the help of Xemnas, who is somehow connected to the local organized crime. Saix owes him a lot of money! -Xaldin actually tattooed Xemnas a few times and is super suspicious when the man enters the shop, asking to speak privately to Saix -The gang tries to eavesdrop and man isn’t that a funny image?
-You know who’s also tied to Xemnas? XIGBAR, WHO IS A PROFESSIONAL SNIPER and nobody knew it. OF COURSE drama and angst ensues when the truth emerges. Demyx’s little heart aches at the revelation. -Xaldin has a lot of tattoos connected to the concept of wind. Also he has a rose tattooed by Belle, who owns a shop in France called “Beauty and the Beast“ HAHahHAAHAHAH -Demyx starts the story without an inch of ink on his body and is very afraid of pain but in the end someone manages to tattoo him/pierce him
-Saix has some kind of werewolf vibe. He has elfed ears, vampire fangs (a permanent dental implant), a moon tattooed on his right temple and wears yellow contact lenses with slit pupils and various ear rings.
And that’s what we came up with… TILL NOW! If you noticed, Lexaeus doesn’t have a role in the story yet and ideas keep popping up in our minds so yeah this is still a work in progress! But still… it goes without saying that if you want to draw something out of this huge amount of stuff… DO IT! You want to write a fanfic? DO. IT. NOW. AND LET ME KNOW BECAUSE I’D LOVE TO SEE OTHER PEOPLE CREATE SOMETHING FROM THIS OKAY.