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This is for the higuriyou livejournal community's drabble challenge: a Seimaden epilogue.

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He's amazed she's so surprised, so giddy, that he's alive and here.

After all, she came back from the dead. Surviving something like that… he gave up his humanity, his pride, everything for her. He wouldn't let himself die like that, not so close.

Not and fail his beloved Eris, Hilda, and if they're not quite the same he's changed as well. It's been a very, very long time since she kissed him, and he's always been addicted to her kisses, and spent these ages without her in withdrawal.

She's dancing with glee and he can't help but smile.

Beloved.