[Kamen Rider Ex-Aid] don’t trust player 2

Titel: don’t trust player 2
Fandom: Kamen Rider Ex-Aid
Pairing: Houjou Emu / Kujou Kiriya
Words: 362
Completed: 2019/03/30

“Nah, Emu?” Kiriya leaned back on the sofa, controller loosely hanging in his hand. “Revive me?”




Convincing Kiriya to join one of Emu’s gaming session had been easier than expected. Truthfully, it took him a while to get the hang of it, but since then (and whenever time permitted) the coroner would join in for a round or two. What began as an ‘every now and then’-thing soon turned into their own ritual. It didn’t matter that they had been playing the same game for months now, too (Kiriya should have suspected Emu to be an achievement hunter). Tedious as it might get over time, they still manage to have the time of their life and nothing else really matters.

Today they started yet another quest to conquer the castle on a new and even higher difficulty than usual. Their characters reached their level gap and it was high time to put their skills to the test (Emu pleaded Kiriya to choose the Paladin as his main character while he, in turn, would pick his Priest. Kiriya never really understood why).

“But why?!”

The victory fanfare chimed and Emu was finally able to remove his eyes off the screen. He had won against the top tier boss while he had to deal with the dead package on his shoulders, and if he was completely honest he felt proud of himself.

“Whoever dies at the final boss stays dead. I’m not soul linking my character with yours just to die ten seconds later because you play as reckless as you live!”

The game offered an option to revive a dead ally once, which was called “Soul Link”. As the name suggested, it links the soul of the reviver with the soul of the revived. If one of these two characters died (again), so will the other, leading to a game over.


“One more word.” Emu interrupted his boyfriend before he could continue his spiel of whining. “And I will ask Parado over to join me next time instead.”

Unsurprisingly, Emu didn’t hear a single word of complaint from Kiriya for the rest of the evening.

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