A/N: A flashfic written for a request on LiveJournal. The prompt was what if their roles were reversed and Subaru was Sakurazukamori and Seishiro was the Sumeragi clan head? And I didn't do the prompt justice with such a short piece. Kind of.

Warnings: only what's already 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.


Subaru had never wanted to kill. Even his mother… He had only killed her because she had begged him endlessly, broken by an incurable illness. And all the other kills… He shuddered at the thought. They had all been people who hadn't wanted to live anymore, who had wanted to die. And he had granted them their wish, though never light-heartedly.

And now he had met someone who loved killing; a powerful onmyouji who revelled in it. And he laughed in Subaru's face, amused with the concept of unwilling murder.

Seishirou's raised hand and killing smile was the Sakurazukamori's release.