fallen from a star
I come to you with a ficlet to a fic that I am in the process of working on. It’s an AU inspired by the Korean drama ‘My Love From Another Star’ and I’ve really fallen in love with this idea. I’m currently in the process of writing chapter one even though I should be working on other fics but hey ho, when you’re a writer. When you have too many ideas and you want to write them all!
I hope you enjoy!
This planet called Earth was strange and even after two months of living here, Viktor still couldn’t figure it out.
Its inhabitants looked like him but didn’t act in the way he did. They were different and prone to experience extreme sides of emotion. Something that Viktor wasn’t used to because where he came from, emotions didn’t exist.
But they still fascinated him because they were different. It was that difference that made Viktor want to learn more about them and integrate himself into their world. So he dressed himself like them and took in their ways as best as he could.
It was difficult to begin with but it got simpler as the time went by. He didn’t sacrifice his entire personality but only tweaked the ones that weren’t regarded as normal. But all worked well in the end and he became a member of society, someone who had created his own standing.
Viktor Nikiforov was his name and he was a foreigner who had sailed to Japan in aim of trade. He had then decided to settle down here due to falling in love with the country.
That had been his story.
The two months turned into two years as Viktor explored Japan and gathered its knowledge. He avoided fighting in battles to have his powers remain undetectable. He became favoured in the eyes of many royals and nobles and those who had an important say in the running of Japan.
It was his beauty and intelligence that captured them. Hair of the brightest silver and resembled silk as it cascaded down his back. Eyes of a piercing blue that could freeze the soul yet warm the heart. A mind that could explain wonders and place those in awe to whoever he spoke to.
He was envied yet loved.
And even though he didn’t enjoy the attention, Viktor had learned that it was better to be loved than hated.
But his life changed when he took a trip to the Saga prefecture of Kyushu. It was a personal trip rather than the ones meant for business that he usually took. It had been recommended to him by a friend of his who told him that Kyushu was the perfect place to go for a break. To enjoy the delicious food and find peace by the waters.
“You’ll love it,” Hitomi had said, grinning widely as if remembering memories from there. “It’s calm and peaceful which seems like the perfect place for you. Just you and a small town called Hasetsu.”
“Hasetsu.” Viktor mumbled, his own voice hazy to his ears as his thoughts ran a little wild. The evening had fallen upon them and cups of sake rested between their palms. Everything felt warm and was seen through a orangish hue that went with the autumn.
He shouldn’t leave. There was so much he needed to do but even the toughest of men needed a break.
“I’ll go.” Viktor decided, laughing when Hitomi clapped his back in approval. Maybe this trip would be a good thing for him.