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I was inspired by Maiden of the Moon's writing to do a set of a drabbles (or ficlets) pertaining to Rosette and Chrno, and the significance of which the seal plays as they do whatever it takes to make things count. This particular drabble was inspired by one of Maiden's ficlets, but I changed the interpretation to my own.Time is a very meaningful thing in that series, as those who have watched or read about it will know. Any sort of feedback is greatly appreciated, as I am trying to improve my writings of the characterization. So please be honest, okay?

Note: I will put up a warning if a drabble or ficlet contains spoilers for any episodes, but otherwise read at your own risk.

He enters the bedroom. She is sitting down and polishing the metal of the seal, and doesn't look up when he sits down beside her. The silence stretches, only punctuated by the steady ticking of the clock.

Finally he speaks, and his voice is quiet. "Doesn't it bother you?"

She glanced up at him, then looks back down at the object in her hands. "What do you mean?"

"Doesn't it remind you of the fact that your timeā€¦ is limited?"

She finishes her polishing and puts it back around her neck, gleaming a secret the both of them know too well. Her lips curve in a faint smile. "Yes, but in a good way." At his puzzled expression, she briefly covers his hand with her. "It makes me more determined."

He smiles back. "I'm glad."

I'm not going to bother explaining each theme like I'm doing with the Inuyasha ficlets. I'm assuming you know the characters well enough from the series, and if you can't tell who or what the theme is about, then either you haven't been paying attention, or my writing failed to give you an accurate impression. Feedback welcomed.

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