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"Remember, remember the fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and plot. I know of now reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot."
Everyone always says that you should remember an idea and not a person. Because people can fail, they can be arrested, broken, and killed. They can be forgotten…
But the idea lives on after them and can even change the course of life hundreds of years after its birth. Ideas are very powerful things. I've seen people fight for them, give up their lives in the hope that the idea they believe in can change the world. It's amazing really…
Yet ideas can't be touched. They can't hold onto you or keep you warm at night. You can't kiss an idea or listen to their breathing as they sleep beside you. Ideas don't breathe, or cry, or bleed and no matter how much you love them, they can't love you back.
Only people can.
And I don't love an idea that's even now working towards a better Japan, a better way of life. I don't miss one now that it's gone. No, I don't mourn an idea. I mourn a woman.
It was a woman after all that opened my eyes after being blind for so long. A woman that got me to think, to feel, to bleed when I'd been so numb nothing could have sparked life back into me. She showed me the corruption, the evil of the government that everyone followed and never questioned blind allegiance to.
She was the last person alive in all of Japan that stood up to them, that wouldn't give herself over to them. And with her I did too. We believed in a better tomorrow where people would be free to think for themselves again.
That tomorrow is here.
She should be here now to witness our, her, victory.
She should be here…
But no matter how hard I wish she will still be gone. Hopefully somewhere much better than here. She deserves that at least.
I didn't love an idea.
I loved no, love, a woman.
I am Ishida Yamato.
She was Tachikawa Mimi.
This is our story.
Author's Notes: Sorry this was so short but this was only the introduction. The actual story begins next chapter. Until then please read and review.