|We'd Only Just Begun
Author: sueb262 PM
A 100 word piece on sacrifice.Rated: Fiction T - English - Tragedy/Angst - Tomoe & Kenshin - Words: 333 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 05-17-05 - Status: Complete - id: 2399003
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A/N: Another 100-worder. This time, apologies go to The Carpenters.
We'd Only Just Begun
Sacrifice and consequences.
Is there time? So far away… He is failing. Her heart catches in her throat to see his weakness, to see him stagger so, to see his blood—his blood!—stain the snow.
The snow—so deep! Her frozen legs can hardly obey her mind's command: Move! Run! Her lungs burn with the thin, icy, mountain air.
Between them, quick—catch the blade! Her already escape-torn hands, heedlessly thrust heavenward, eagerly embrace the vengeful, hellbound silver death.
Ah, my second, my most precious love: too late known, and too soon lost.
More responses: Skenshimgumi, Yay! Someone else who likes the word "immutable"! Seriously, I find that word applicable again and again in relation to RK. I guess that's part of the tragedy for me. (well, duh! "tragedy"... "inevitability" slaps forehead) I was especially pleased that you liked the short phrases and exclamations; they were, for me, practically the key thing about this piece. Terry-McElrath, thanks for such an enthusiastic, flattering review! "Killer", eh? blushes