Author: sueb262 PM
You can never go home again. Sometimes this is a very good thing, indeed.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Spiritual/Tragedy - Kenshin & Tomoe - Words: 284 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 06-09-05 - Status: Complete - id: 2429722
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You can never go home again; sometimes, this is a very good thing, indeed.
A soft rain begins, sifting through the overhanging branches and plopping gently into the bucket with its yellow spider mums. He kneels, and removes the bandage from his cheek, wishing to bare all before the small, simple stone.
Can you hear me?
Hai, I know.
The past decade spins through his mind, so full of extremes of chaos and peace, of discovery and change. He finds he is no longer alone; this surprises him. It is his new strength.
This place is still the same, but I am not.
More Responses: Skenshingumi, Yes, ALL those you mention, those who are "his new strength", they are really what this story is about. Kenshin sort of "thinks" he has visited for the sake of the last ten years, for his loss, his past, his burden, but discovers instead that he is there to cement himself in his new present, his future. Terry-McElrath, it's so gratifying to hear that my writing affects you. Don't be envious, because I can tell from reading your stuff that you have this ability, too, so write and post for the sake of the rest of us!