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Kisara's vision blurred as she felt herself fade away. It was odd and yet so comforting to be released from the cards...to feel whole again...
She would miss him, but he no longer belonged to her...his heart belonged to another already, even if he refused to acknowledge it.
She sighed...an eternity without him stretched darkly before her.
It was so hard...having loved him, protected him with her last breath, watched over him, seeing him reborn...it was all so hard.
Another tear trickled down. He had been right...Seto was and wasn't Set...she didn't know how...but Seto refused his past, Set embraced it.
She couldn't begrudge him the need to forget...sometimes she felt that if she could erase her memories of him then maybe the ache in her heart would disappear too...or perhaps just fade a little...
She shook her head.
Remembering him had kept her soul alive; to erase him would be to erase herself.
The wind bit into her skin. Seemed even being dead and having a non-corporeal form didn't shield one from the elements.
The harsh cold drew icy tears from her eyes...or maybe it wasn't the wind...
Truth be told...it was the first time she would leave without ever returning.
She wondered for a moment whether pleading with the gods to let her go back would change anything...she had a feeling it wouldn't- after all, they had already allowed it once; to ask more would
More tears sunk into her cheeks.
Why did it have to hurt?
Why wasn't she ever allowed to be with the one she loved...truly be with them?
More than her accursed form, or her fate...she hated his touching her, and never being able to reach back in return.
He had held her many times...she had often found herself gripped tightly between his fingers, able to feel the blood coursing through them, as he invoked her to the battlefield.
She would feel his eyes watching her moves, his palpable distress every time she took damage...and the same soft hands gingerly placing her back in the pack at the end of the day.
Yet...she was never able to touch him...for five millennia she had endured this torture of being with him, and never with him...seeing him, even as she, herself, went unseen...
A small sob rose to her throat.
"Set...I don't want to be alone..."
"Kisara..." the soft, familiar voice brought more tears.
"H-h-ow?" her eyes refused to blink lest the vision before her disappeared.
"He was not me..."
"When you died..." he came closer and cupped her cheek gently. "...a part of me died with you...it never was reborn...my soul split into two."
He traced her lips with his thumb, tenderly.
"There is nothing to forgive. You loved me...so much...you were willing to die...give up your very soul...forfeit your chance of afterlife."
"But...I..." she looked down. "I loved you...I thought...he was you..."
"He is me...and he is not. You had no way of knowing what would happened to me...indeed, I did not know myself until he was reborn the first time."
"Then...you are Set?"
"No. I am only the part of him that couldn't live without you."
Sobs began wracking her body, and tears flowed unchecked down her cheeks.
He pulled the girl close, wrapping his arms around her tightly.
"Hush...I am here now...and I can finally say what I've had to hide these five millennia."
"You don't have to..." she whispered timidly, raising her eyes to him.
He shook his head.
"You need to hear it." She trembled. "I wasn't angry with you when I found out who you were. To me, you were all the more beautiful because of it. I love you, Kisara."
She looked at him; a mixture of shock and happiness etched on her face.
"Come..." he offered his hand to her; she grasped it lightly, half-afraid he would disappear.
He bent his head slightly and scattered a few kisses on her brow.
"Where are we going?"
"Towards the same destination you were going to..."
"Yes...I was sent to guide you to the afterlife."
"Guide me? But...afterwards...?" her voice trembled, as she pondered the possibility of losing him again.
He pressed another kiss to the crown of her head.
"I was not sent to be your guide alone. You shall join me in the afterlife...we shall not be parted."
"No my dear...now let us go."
"I'm with you..."
"I know. You always have been."
Grasping his fingers tightly, she leaned into him trying to memorise every sensation: every brush of his fingers, the texture of his skin...the smell of his hair.
She wanted to know him inside and out...this time she could make memories, because this time she wouldn't leave.
Shyly, she raised herself and brushed her lips against his gently. This was their first kiss...and she had waited five thousand years for it...so she engraved it in her memory. Forever.
"I love you..."
Holding firmly to the other's hands they looked towards the horizon. The gates of dawn and time were opening for them. They looked to each other. No doubts...five thousand years had
weathered their feelings...all that remained was love: pure, strong, unshakable...immortal.
"I love you..."
They stepped together through the opened gates.
"...forever..." their minds whispered.
Author's Note: Lol. The plot bunnies came back with a vengeance. I do hope you enjoy this. I will apologise now for any OOC-ness regrading Set and/or Kisara. I haven't seen too many of the episodes with them, and they only had the english dubs at that so...yeah. Let me know what you think, I am always very interested on hearing my readers' opinions, after all you are the ones reading, so let me know if you find something you think needs improving, or something you liked, or if you think I missed something. Yup, your opinions are all very important to me!
Lastly a big shout-out to Neisha and Spirit of Innocence. You are wonderful!
PS I know I missed a comma in the first chapter. My apologies.