Forgotten Sake

Bringing the cup to my lips

The familiar foreign taste drowning me

It's been too long

The hilt shone as I fingered it

... too long...

Another gulp followed

quicker than the memories could surface

~

Outside the weeping willow

swayed in the breeze

Much too long

~

Green clashed with white

Smirking its humourless grin

like a lover hiding a secret

But there's no mystery in your passing

'... I'd look at you til I was blind'

Far too long

~

The music rang once more

No honour is required in death

For a life accomplished

~

The cup met my lips once more

So very long

"Ahou."

~

I hate to drink alone

and you knew it.

... too long...

Phantom fingers reached out

A true smile for once

As you took a sip

The sunlight filtered in, carrying

your words never faltering

"It's been too long."

"Aa... Okita."

AN: Nope, this is definitely not what happened in my mind, nonetheless, this is what came out. Inspired by StEAliAnA's wonderful fics on Saitou. I'm merely a planet, she's the real Sun.

~Haruko