Author: Babo PM
When Kenji Himura finds himself in the past with his mother at the age of 18, he promises to protect her from the future pain his father would give her. To do that, he needs to keep them from marrying but can he do it? -Hiatus-Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Kenji - Chapters: 8 - Words: 9,988 - Reviews: 114 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 05-28-04 - Published: 09-06-03 - id: 1509623
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Disclaimer: I do not own Rurouni Kenshin in anyway.
Warning: Okay, if you're going to read this fic, I just want you to know, I have no idea at ALL about what happened. I know the existence of Kenshin and that he died leaving a son who hated him. So if it is OOC (which most of my fics are) please forgive me!
Kenji Himura wiped off a sweat trickling down his cheek and proceeded to swing his sword around aimlessly. His father- Wait, scratch that, his good-for-nothing father had died. He should feel some remorse. But he didn't. He never knew his father and he reckoned that that was a good thing considering how much pain his mother was in.
He let out an anguished cry and struck thin air. He fell on knees and sobbed. He didn't even notice that he was crying until the tears dropped on to the parched ground, dry and cracked. He looked up; the sun was about to set, kissing the sky with colors of crimson and lavender.
Kenji frowned. He wasn't done practicing. He needed to become a legend. Just like his fat- just like the legendary Hitokiri Battousai. He would become famous legend. He needed to be the most terrified name in Japan. No! In Asia! No! The whole world! The west could bring their so-called guns! He could protect her! Not like his stupid father!
'Mother' Kenji thought. 'I wish I could have protected you. From the pain; from the world; from him.'
"Kenji," Hiko softly called. "Don't you think you're over doing it? Even a bit?"
Kenji didn't say anything but sat down with a soft plop.
"I can't forget about it. The look in her eyes; she was ready to die. She looked like she wanted to die. To join... him..." Kenji spat out the word him.
"You know...? The baka could get along with any child except his own son. What a baka..." Hiko grinned, taking a sip of his sake.
Kenji shot him a disgusted look. Hiko grinned in return; but then he got an unusual serious look.
"You should be in Tokyo."
Again, Kenji shot him a look.
"I think Yahiko Myoujin makes a better son than you. Much better. I think Kaoru thinks him as a son anyway... maybe a brother..." Hiko sneaked a look at Kenji. "Who actually knows?"
"A s-s-son?" Kenji stuttered.
"I was just kidding kid. Don't think about it too much. I just wanted to say; I think your mother needs you right now. So go back to Tokyo. She might not have much time left and you're probably the person she wants and needs the most..."
"Sir? Sir? Are you alright?" A soft feminine voice called out to him. Kenji woke with a gasp.
"Where the hell am I?" he asked the girl and just noticed that the girl was bald.
"We found you outside, sir. Exhausted... We put you in one of our spare rooms..." the girl spoke again.
"What the hell? How long have I been in this place?" He cried out in fury.
The girl put on a shy smile as she answered, "A week, sir."
"A WEEK!?" Kenji's voice boomed.
"Yes... Oh my... You do seem exasperated. Can I do anything for you?" she asked worriedly. Kenji wasn't listening to her. He was looking at his surroundings. He was in a big stone building full of flowers and a small window where the light shone through and the futon he was in was quite comfortable. He pushed himself up, and his body protested along with the girl. He sent a sharp glare to the girl, which said shut her up quite nicely.
"You are very pressed for time... Why is it so?" she asked politely. Kenji Himura looked at her for a bit, his messy hair shadowing his eyes, looking as if he was deciding if to tell her.
"My mother is dying..." he said quietly at last. The girl out surprised gasps and apologized. Then the girl seemed to hesitate momentarily before saying, "You can always have enough time here!"
Kenji looked at her strangely. He strapped his katana onto his belt before asking, "Girl. You talk nonsense. Maybe a bit too much sun??"
She insisted about having enough time. Finally, heaving a sigh, Kenji asked, "Okay, explain... What do you mean you have enough time? Make it fast... I do need to go see my mother."
"Your soul... Your face... It seems so sad... Why is it so?" The girl asked, curiosity getting the best of her.
Kenji stifled a groan. "You changed the subject. It must seem that you don't to talk about it. I will leave now. I thank you for every-"
"No!" the girl shouted unexpectedly and clung to him. "I'm supposed to!! I'm supposed to bring you to her!"
"To... her?" Kenji asked confusedly. The girl looked at him with widened grey eyes and blinked, then blushing. She didn't let go of his hakama though.
"Ummm. Please. Follow me," the girl straightened out her robe and in a graceful manner, walked away.
Kenji stared for a while but after double-checking his katana he walked after her.
((Okay... This has a BIT of Inuyasha twist. Doesn't really matter if you know Inuyasha or not.))
Kenji wiped his eye, as he couldn't believe what he was seeing. He followed her to a secluded forest. Then WHAM! She suddenly pushed her into a well! Well, he wasn't expecting her to attack him!!
He let out a sigh. He would just climb out of the well, yell at the girl for a minute, and then be on his way to Tokyo.
He jumped out without much difficulty. It wasn't exactly easy but not overbearingly hard.
He looked around himself. He wasn't anywhere. Just in a middle of a forest. He could hear the bustling of a city somewhere near. He walked toward the noise, depending on the sense of his ear.
Then the sunlight seemed to reach his eyes as he was surrounded by a lot of people.
He cursed to himself. "But I passed Kyoto!!"
A woman walking by looked at him strangely. "Sir," she said, cocking her head to one side, as if to examine him if he were a madman. "This is Tokyo."
"T-T-Tokyo?" he repeated.
The woman backed away from him slightly, and cast him one last look before walking away.
"Yes!" he cried out, and at that moment, he forgot everything. The girl. The shrine. The well. He ran home. To his mother.
"Sanosuke Sagara!! I swear!! You're nothing more than a free loader!" Kaoru Kamiya screamed as she threw a bucket at him.
"And you!!" Kaoru screamed as she threw a plate. "You little kid!! Yahiko-chan!!"
Kenshin smiled. This was the regular day at the Kamiya Dojo. Then Megumi clung to him.
"You!! You!! You fox woman!!" Kaoru yelled, catching the sight of Megumi's movement. Kenshin gurgled down some 'oro's'
Then the door to the dojo opened. There stood a red headed man, looking very much worried.
He looked like... like Kenshin.
"I'm home!!" he shouted and everyone stared in surprise.
((Okay... I admit I'm evil!! But I feel nice today!!))
"H-h-home...?" Kaoru stuttered.
Sano, Megumi, and Yahiko could only stare with their open mouths. Kenshin looked shocked. Kenji couldn't help but stare. His father was alive? And Yahiko-kun! He looked younger!! And who the hell was the spiky haired man? And Megumi-san!! She looked just a teeny bit younger but just the same.
Kenji whipped his head around. A petite woman stood there, her dark hair falling waterfalls down her face. She had the same grey eyes as the young woman at the Buddhist shrine.
"Ummm?" Kenji supplied. The woman let out a sigh but smiled at him.
"It isn't your fault Kenji-san. Kayena... That girl... She pitied you..." the woman sighed again.
Then she walked towards him and grabbed his hands. Her hands felt... cold.
"Hey wait!" Kaoru cried out. The woman blinked at her. "You can't take him like that!" Kenji blinked.
"And why not?" the woman countered.
"Because!! Because I said so!!" she yelled. Sano had the guts to laugh. Kaoru glared at him but went on.
"He entered my dojo!! He said he was 'home.' He looks like Kenshin. I demand on explanation!!" said she.
The woman sighed. "Young lady. Kamiya Kaoru, is it not?" At Kaoru's nodding, she went on. "I will explain things to you in due time... But it isn't really my place. Kenji," she pointed to him. "Will explain things to you. That is, if he wishes to. But right now, he has no idea what is going on either. I will explain things to him, and then he will return to you."
Kaoru nodded blankly.
"If that is the case. I will be leaving."
Then they were out in a flash. All the evidence that someone had been there was the open doors to the dojo.
IMPORTAN!! READ AUTHOR'S NOTE IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE CONFUSED!!
A/N: Ummm... So... What do you guys think of it? Again, I've never known Kenji. I've seen the last OAV where Kenshin dies... But I haven't seen the Jinchuu Arc or the Revenge Arc with the Amakusas. Yeah... sooo basically, don't be mad or confused when you see certain things that are not correct. Thank you!!