Note: The eyes are the mirrors of the soul. We see what we want to see, what we expect to see, what we hope to see, and what we fear to see. As Nasami's personality developed through the gaming campaign, she eventually became known as 'a study in contrasts'. As such, here are eleven very different views of the same woman.


WHEN I LOOK IN HER EYES

HEIHACHI

When I look in her eyes,
into a soul ravaged by battle
I see passion,
strength,
a spirit that reflects and resists me.

KOMACHI

When I look in her eyes,
into clear and dark blue depths
I see wisdom,
sorrow,
a glow that draws and disturbs me.

GOROBEI

When I look in her eyes,
into a world of light and shadows
I see mystery,
gentleness,
a spark that fascinates and frightens me.

RIKICHI

When I look in her eyes,
into the mirrors of her soul
I see compassion,
pride,
a flame that inspires and intimidates me.

SHICHIROJI

When I look in her eyes,
into a light I have only heard of
I see glory,
pain,
a hope that mesmerizes and mystifies me.

KIKUCHIYO

When I look in her eyes,
into the hue of evening twilight
I see yin,
yang,
a duality that compels and corrupts me.

MASAMUNE

When I look in her eyes,
into a world of pain and loneliness
I see hope,
despair,
a fire that teases and terrifies me.

KATSUSHIRO

When I look in her eyes,
into eyes that gleam like her sword
I see life,
death,
a power that stirs and silences me.

KYUZO

When I look in her eyes,
into a spirit where honor is all
I see perfection,
obsession,
a need that tempts and torments me.

KIRARA

When I look in her eyes,
into the colour of storm-filled seas and skies
I see laughter,
tears,
the secrets that seduce and scare me.

KAMBEI

When I look in her eyes,
into the very core of her soul
I see myself,
falling into her,
as the shadows welcome me.