4 Works in Komui Lee & Allen Walker
Two CROW stride into the room, and Allen, Lavi, and Kanda tense. “They’re just here to help,” Komui says uneasily, “you might hurt yourselves or each other once the Curse is activated, so they’re only here to-”
“To bind us? Fuck no!” Kanda yells.
“I’m afraid you have no choice in the matter. Bind them.” Link orders. The CROW obey, spell tags encircling Lavi and Kanda, binding with a bright crackle of light, bringing them to their knees. Link eyes Komui as if he might a bug and says, “Well? Start the experiment, Dr. Komui.”
“Yes, of course.”
As Komui opens his inhibitor with an audible click, removing the smooth metal carefully from around his neck, Allen reminds himself that Komui's not in charge here. As the beast slumbering behind his left eye stirs, familiar pain burning its way through his scar and eating through his eye like molten flame, he thinks, it’s not Komui’s fault. And as his black and red eye fixes on the two Demonaire in the room, the rage roaring to life inside him, pure demonic power flooding through his veins as he struggles against the chains, screeching his fury, somewhere deep inside him something is screaming, begging, please, don’t hurt Komui.
- Part 2 of Twist of the Knife
Komui never realized how powerful, yet fragile, the relationship between exorcists and their Innocence was. That is, until the Black Order gets attacked by Akuma that have the power to take away Innocence. Komui has to be a big brother to not only Lenalee, but to Allen, Lavi, and Kanda as well. At the same time, he has to figure out how to get their Innocence back as well.
If you could go back in time, back to the beginning, back to the start of it all, why not go all out?
Why not change everything?
It might be jumping the gun a little, but if Allen is anything at all, he is reckless, and willing to do just about anything if it means his friends will come out of it alive, this time.
But Allen's presence creates ripples, and those ripples become waves. And then suddenly with just a little bit of future intel from Allen about the Noah, the Order is on a manhunt, sending every Exorcist in a team of pairs on a hunt to either capture or kill their assigned Noah.
And Allen's and Kanda's mission?
Allen really should have learned to keep his mouth shut by now.
Like hell he knew what he was trying to get himself into. The moment Allen entered the room and saw what state Kanda was actually in, he figured God had left him for even getting the sole idea of doing this.
(Posted on ff.net in years 2008-2011. The version here, on AO3, is an updated, slightly re-written version.)