Author: LilMudheart PM
Karkat Vantas is apart of the Shinsengumi, a group of samurai who served the shogun. During one of his many battles he meets Nepeta Leijion, a wealthy girl from a wealthy family opposing against the shogun. Soon the two unite as partners and go on many missions with opposing enemies. Over time they begin to develop feelings for each other in the warring age. AU HumanstuckRated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Romance - Karkat V. & Nepeta L. - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,155 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 09-22-12 - Published: 09-18-12 - id: 8535737
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A/N: Welcome to the first chapter of Edostuck! A Homestuck AU that is during the Edo Period and so happens to also begin Humanstuck!
As you may notice that the characters are somewhat out of character, I apologize for that- but as chapters go on I promise they will be way, way more in character.
Please excuse the shortness of this chapter ^^' I promise it will get longer!
The rain fell down over the battle-field. Many had fallen to the blood-stained ground as many rejoiced over the victory of another war. A young man, no more than perhaps seventeen years of age, stood beside a tall, lanky man with brown hair. The rain fell down upon the two, plastering their clothes to their skin and weighing both of them down. Finally the tall, lanky man spoke up. "Karkat, why do we fight for the thogun when many oppothe againtht him?"
This question was passed through with every single war that was raged in between forces. Karkat never knew the answer to the question that the tall, lanky man asked him. "I don't know Sollux, but I hope I will someday." Every battle he said the same answer to his dear friend, which was then received with a grunt.
"Commander Sollux, we caught something." The way something was said caught Karkat's attention. In the hands of two soldiers was a hooded figure, fighting to get free. A low growl came from this figure, as the two men held many weapons of all kinds.
"Oh? Then what ith thith thomething?" Sollux raised an eye-brow over his blue eye, gazing at his loyal soldiers.
"A woman spy." The soldier to first speak pushed back the hood from the hooded figure to reveal exactly what they said, a woman. Karkat noticed her freckled cheeks and her slightly darkened skin. Her eyes were a bright olive green, standing out on her slightly darkened skin. Curls of light brunette hair rested on her head, and stopped to a little bit below her chin. Feeling warmth spread into his face he looked away from the woman spy, but only to turn his eyes towards her once again.
"A fine woman indeed!" Sollux's hand went under the girl's chin, but was only greeted with her teeth. She bit down into his hand, causing him to yelp in pain and pull his hand away. She let out a low hiss, narrowing his eyes towards him. "Quite fiethy ath well!"
"We lost a man to her, sir. She took him down once he grabbed a hold of her."
"Oh? Ith that true?" A small cunning smile came to Sollux's face then. "I bet she will love a night with uth until we can thend her off for interrogation."
Karkat watched as the girl let out a low growl, and let her gaze flicker over to him. She gave him a look of seemingly anger, but sadness at the same time. He gulped once, and turned his deep brown, almost red, eyes away from the girl. Yet his eyes only turned back to her as Sollux came up with a question.
"Girl, what ith your name?"
"Nepeta. Nepeta Leijion." A startled sound came from those who could hear her say her name. Even Karkat stifled a sound at her last name. Leijion. A member from the Leijion family.
"Oh? Tho you are the prized daughter of the Leijion family." Sollux let out a low snicker. "I heard you were alwayth guarded by thome big, thcary, body guard."
"Equius has no control over the actions I take fur my family!" Karkat watched Nepeta closely now, waiting for Sollux to make a move as to smack her or some other punishment. Yet all Sollux did was raise an eyebrow and then look over his shoulder to Karkat. He felt frozen under Sollux's gaze, and forced himself to stare into his mix-matched eyes.
"Karkat, take Mith Leijion with you for the night. I don't need some wench coming with me when I have a loving wife at home waiting for me." Karkat just simply nodded to the order as the two samurai holding her tied her hands together. Nepeta winced in pain as they roughly tied rope around her wrists, and kicked her to stand up.
The girl didn't stand for this one bit. With one jump she kicked on of the samurai's straight in the jaw, causing him to scream and fall over in pain. She landed on the ground, as graceful as a cat, with a smirk across her face. Yet she was then greeted with a smack across the face, landing on the ground. Having lost his temper, Sollux smacked the girl, and showed no pity as he turned away from her, leaving Karkat to the girl.
Now that Karkat looked at her, he realized how young she was. She looked to be no more than sixteen, maybe seventeen, and looked fragile like. Feeling pity for the young girl, he went beside her and kneeled down. "Are you alright?" His voice was unusually soft, compared to his normal gruff, yelling voice.
"As if it would matter to you." The looked away from Karkat, turning her olive green gaze away from him. A small bruise was appearing on where Sollux smacked her.
"Well it does matter, fuckass." His response shocked Nepeta. Karkat was staring at her with now dark, narrowed, seemingly crimson colored eyes. She said nothing more at that point, completely sitting their in silence. Karkat was growing impatient, so in response to her silence he scooped her up in his arms.
"What the hell are you doing!? This is pawsitively embarrassing on your part!" Her voice came out as somewhat a shriek as he held her bridal style. Karkat then carried her over to his horse, and placed her on top of the horse. In a quick huff he was also upon the horse, putting his arms around her as he grabbed the reins. She said nothing more as the horse began to move, only leaning into Karkat and snuggling up close to him for warmth.
A/N: Comments or Crit.? Both are Accepted ^^