Raison d’Être (YOI Political AU)
Part 1 of Political AU (11,966 words)
Relationships: Katsuki Yuuri/Victor Nikiforov
Tags: Alternative Universe, Political AU, President Nikiforov, Prime Minister Katsuki, Mutual Pining, Dirty Talk, Praise Kink, Fluff and Angst, Porn with Feelings, Porn With Plot, Shameless Smut, Smitten Victor Nikiforov, Sassy Katsuki Yuuri
1. reason or justification for existence; the thing that is most important to someone or something; the sole or ultimate purpose of someone.
President Nikiforov of Russia has a few weaknesses: premium rye vodka, an attention span of 30 minutes, and a torrid love affair with the Japanese Prime Minister.
Anonymity was a blessing, Victor thought, watching a crowd of nameless people passing by him on the streets, completely oblivious to his presence. The chance of casually walking everywhere, of doing your own thing and being just one more face in the crowd, nameless, unimportant, was something so trivial yet so underrated Victor only felt envy for it. Some people dedicated their lives to being someone – someone significant, someone renowned, someone who stood out like he did, and while he recognized that having a public image indeed had its bright sides, in moments like these he wished to be just one more face in the crowd, nameless and irrelevant to the world.
The freedom of walking down the street holding hands with his loved one was a distant dream, for he too suffered the same bane. They would never be trivial people, free to live how they wanted, and that was a blessing as much as a curse.