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Kingdom Hearts - L5 - Q.E.D.

SERIES: Kingdom Hearts
DISCLAIMER: I own nothing.
RATING: PG
PAIRING: Xigbar x Demyx
WORD COUNT: 423
NOTES: I thought this would be the hardest prompt, but it wasn't. xD
PROMPT/REQUEST: one of the Pyramid promps



“Quod erat demonstrandum.” Demyx said smugly, walking over to Xigbar.

“What?” He asked, looking at Demyx as if he’d lost his mind. And he very well might have.

“It’s Latin.” Demyx said, sounding proud.

“That’s nice, but I don’t speak Latin.” Xigbar said plainly, not as impressed with memorized words as Demyx was.

“Well, I’ll be prepared for when I meet someone who speaks Latin, wont I?” Demyx quipped back.

“If it weren’t a dead language you would be.” Xigbar said. Teasing Demyx usually proved fun, and this seemed like a perfect opportunity to play with him.

“What do you mean a dead language? Languages can’t die; they aren’t alive to begin with.” Demyx asked, looking up at Xigbar wearily. Xigbar had played a few tricks on him before, and while it hadn’t happened in a long time he wouldn’t put it past him.

“I mean no one speaks it anymore.” Xigbar said, deciding to simplify it for the time being. He didn’t need to have anything close to a debate with someone who didn’t even know more about the language than the one phrase Zexion had taught him.

“Well, I’m speaking it, aren’t I?” Demyx asked, clearly not amused.

“No, not really.” Xigbar said sarcastically. Before Demyx could interject he added, “It’s not spoken in everyday use, and it’s no one’s first language. It used to be, but it faded out or just stopped being used a long time ago.” Xigbar wasn’t too sure exactly, he was certainly no expert on the subject, but he knew he was right.

“How do you know no one speaks it? How can you be sure.” Demyx asked, not giving up yet.

“Well, I’m not saying it can’t be spoken… I’m sure it can be learned and stuff, it’s just not.” Xigbar answered.

“Okay, fair enough. But let’s say someone has a child and they teach them nothing but Latin. Wouldn’t the language then no longer be dead?” Demyx asked, as if he found a way around Xigbar’s statement of facts.

“Demyx, one person knowing the language doesn’t automatically revive it; it just puts them at a disadvantage for the rest of their life.” Sometimes Xigbar just didn’t understand Demyx’s logic.

“I suppose, but I’m just saying, if enough people did this they could reestablish the language, couldn’t they?” Demyx asked.

“Well, yeah, I suppose.” Xigbar said hesitantly, not sure what Demyx was getting at.

“Interesting. Too bad that’ll probably never happen.” Demyx said simply, dropping the subject as abruptly as he had brought it up.