A/N: A flashfic written for a request on LiveJournal. The prompt was what if Seishiro killed Subaru under the sakura as a child? And I didn't do the prompt justice with such a short piece. Kind of.

Warnings: only what's implied by the prompt.

Disclaimer: Tokyo Babylon is the intellectual property of CLAMP and all associated companies. No profit is being made from this and no copyright infringement intended with this fan-made piece of fiction.

Rushed endings

After watching the boy try – and fail – to exorcise the ghostly tree, Seishirou entertained a thought of leaving the boy alive in hopes to see a worthy opponent growing up. The boy had the potential of becoming that one day and Seishirou suddenly longed for a good challenge.

But the boy had seen him. Not quite realising what he had just witnessed, but he would in due time and could point Seishirou out as the murderer if left to live, and Seishirou couldn't have that.

Approaching the boy with a smile, he only had this in mind: his youngest victim.