May Death Never Stop You
Gerard Way was very close to his brother, Mikey. So, it's understandable that he feels upset when Mikey is found brutally murdered. But, as Gerard soon discovers, death is never the end.
[Rated for violence, language, sexual activity, rape, etc. Major AU, Victorian Era type-thing. Ferard, Pikey, hints of Waycest, if that's how you choose to see it. P.O.V. changes each chapter.]
Death [Cat incarnation]
The version of Death that comes to Mikey when he dies. Born around Cleopatra's time. Retired, but sticks around to help on occasion.
Frank Iero II
Deceased at age 16. Cause of death: suicide. Mikey's best friend. Member of the Black Parade.
Gerard Arthur Way
Deceased at age 22. Cause of death: cancer. Protective of his younger brother- so much so, he took on the burden of being Death. Leader of the Black Parade.
Michael James Way
Deceased at age 17. Cause of death: numerous stab wounds. Kind, sympathetic, and the newest incarnation of Death. Member of the Black Parade.
Deceased at age 19. Cause of death: unknown- suspected that he died of grief. Mikey's secret lover. (Eventual) Member of the Black Parade.
Deceased at age 22. Cause of death: bullet to the head. Detective. Found dead after discovering who killed Mikey. Member of the Black Parade.
"Death will not stop you, either, if you’re willing to take the journey. Pay attention, for the story I’m about to tell you will drive you mad." [Gerard's P.O.V.]
"...Death must be sympathetic, kind… you are a gentle soul. That’s why you were chosen." [Mikey's P.O.V. Rape warning]
“I’ve been watching you, brother,” Michael murmured, “I… I’ve missed you, too. And Pete, I miss him.” [Split P.O.V.- Frank, Ray, Gerard, in that order]
“…Were your last days peaceful?” [Frank's P.O.V.]
“I love you, Pete. We’ll be together again… forever and always.” [Pete's POV]
“If I were able to breath, I’d say you took my breath away.” [Gerard's P.O.V.]
"The only thing I could think of, though, was the book." [Mikey's P.O.V.]
"Surely this had to be grief getting to me, and not my… condition." [Patrick's P.O.V.]
"...they had three children, all of them younger than six. They had their whole lives ahead of them.” [Frank's P.O.V.]
“Try to relax. You’re not going to feel a thing.” [Pete's P.O.V.]
“There’s a manual for being Death?” [Patrick's P.O.V.]
"...twelve years is far too long.” [Ray's P.O.V.]
"And, lastly, I’d just like to say that blue is not your colour. Please, do us all a favor and stick to red.” [Gerard's P.O.V.]
“It’s been so long since you and I made love, you know.” [Mikey's P.O.V.]
“An obstacle was encountered that required my… immediate attention.” [Frank's P.O.V.]
“I’m so happy that we’re together in this, Mikey." [Pete's P.O.V.]