I saw this post by yeahletsgowiththatone and the historical AU was like the best thing I have ever seen ever so I
(I hope that’s okay?)
(‘You actually believe in this shit?’
‘Yeah, actually, I do,’ he says hotly, feeling a flush creep up his neck. His eyes burn. ‘I believe in fighting for my country.’
‘Maybe you missed the memo, man, but the war isn’t in your country. It’s not even on this continent.’
‘That’s not the point! It not about where, it’s about what we stand for, about freedom-‘
‘You don’t know what the hell you’re talking about,’ she snaps, turning away from him.
He sighs and runs a hand through his hair.
‘What’s your problem, huh?’
She ignores him. He crosses his arms, leaning back against the cold, dirty wall. ‘So what are you, anyway,’ he says after a while. ‘Chinese?’ No answer. He can almost feel her anger, rolling off her shoulders and hitting him in sharp, icy waves. He shivers. ‘Japanese?’
She turns violently and looks right at him, eyes burning, freezing him in place. ‘No,’ she hisses, and he swears, just for a moment, he hears her voice tremble. ‘I’m Vietnamese.’
He forgets how to breathe.)