Disclaimer: As usual, I don't own Ruroken. Secondly, I don't own the character, Kaiser, whose thoughts make up this story, or Sari, another character within this ficlet. Those are the property of ZionCross. Check out his great fics to understand this one! And as an added note... yes, I have Zion's permission to write this.

Author's Note: This 100 word ficlet takes place at the end of Chapter 10 of ZionCross's "The Second Revolution: Compilation."

Eternal Sins

Eternal pain. That's what Kurogane deserves. For what he did to my brother.

What he did to Sari.

It's what I was prepared to deliver. No regard for myself. I had no reason to care.

Then she tried to deliver my sentence to them upon herself. For my sake. And in those fragile moments that could have ended her life, I realized my own existence must have a more meaning than simple hatred.

Now she sleeps beside me. Warm against my body. Her delicate scent almost erasing the pain from my heart.

Happy birthday, sweet Sari.

Forgive me my


Author's Note 2: A jaunt into the mind of Kaiser, an OC from ZionCross's fic "The Second Revolution: Compilation." Check it out. This fic was written for WhiteRabbitTale's excellent forum, "The OC Exchange." I'd suggest checking that one out, too. A new exchange should be starting in April!

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Dewa mata!