Title: Surface Charms
Theme: sm-monthly LJ community: July (Minor Characters) 18th - True Drabble
Genre: Angst
Version: Manga
Rating: PG

They have the same skin, hair and visage. Sometimes, when the shadows are just right, he thinks that he's seeing ghosts. But Hino Rei was neither her mother nor her grandmother.

Rei was neither delicate nor dependent. She was really her father's daughter in more ways than one. The knowledge brings both heart-break and reprieve. And he hoped it will make her stronger, this difference, unlike the others who bore that same face before her. And that when she calls him "Oji-san", it would mean that she would be the one to bury him instead of the other way around.