Disclaimer: Ruroken isn't mine, nor is the origin of this livejournal challenge.

"Words Unspoken"

He was finally ready to speak to her. He'd been opening up gradually. Telling her trivial things. Watching her reactions. Each time allowing his words to become more personal. He'd finally decided to speak to her, and she'd been gone. Leaving him her heart on the pages of her journals.

That had been the morning, before his world had been shattered, and she'd been forever silenced.

His words, which he'd hoped would finally make her smile, fell on deaf ears as she died.

But perhaps she read them in his eyes, heard them beat in his heart.

She smiled anyway.

Author's Note: Sorry about the writer's block, all! This is fic 4 of ten for the livejournal challenge on lj page. Please check it out, there are 6 requests left (I know it saysI have over ten comments already, but that's because I reply to the comments, too. There really ARE six left!) This was for Bakabokken's request for a Battousai fic.

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Dewa mata!