AN: Been a while since I've written something so...

I started off in the fanfiction department with a Kino no Tabi fanfiction (before, I only wrote originals, so, in a sense, I was "degrading" but I digress) and I thought what better way to start off the new year (nine days late, but still) with another Kino no Tabi fanfiction?

Now, it's been a while since I've rewatched Kino no Tabi, so if some technical details are wrong, I apologize. This is also a really short drabble-ish thing because I thought it worked best that way.

In short: I just wanted to write Kino and I did.


Sometimes, Kino dreams.

The scenes flash through her mind, completely grey, without a hint of color, like an old movie reel. They are scenes of the past, of a time long gone, nearly forgotten, lurking only in the darkest corners of her mind.

She dreams of a country of adults, dark and shadowed.

She dreams of a name, one that does not suit her anymore, one that is long gone from her memory.

She dreams of a kind man that tells her of his travels and of the neverending journey ahead.

She dreams of Hermes, telling her about speed and balance.

Sometimes, Kino dreams about before, about things long past.

It's said that when people see birds flying in the sky, they feel an urge to go on a journey.

Sometimes, Kino dreams about what could've been but wasn't, about how her life could've played out but didn't.

I'm afraid if I stay longer than three days, I'll end up settling down and cease to be a traveler.

And, sometimes, Kino does not dream at all.

"Hey, what's your name?" asks the motorrad.

The girl considers the question for a moment before answering, her voice surprisingly strong.

"Kino. I'm Kino."