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06 November 2012 @ 11:24 am

((because this fandom has a serious lack of Fanfiction))

I shuttered, coughing harshly as I made my way down the steets of Edo in the rain. I had just encountered a bunch of members of the Bakuro gang, they somehow knew that I knew Yaichi, they attcked me. I fought back, but one of them had managed to hit me. I looked down at the wound in my chest, my left hand pressed against it to try and stifle the bleeding. My right hand held the shorter of my two katanas, the longest was knocked out of my hand right before I got hit.

I fought to stay awake, the rain pounded against my head, running down my arms, my back, mixing with the blood covering my stomach. I wanted to see Yaichi at least one more time… I wouldn’t admit it to him but… I felt somthing for him. I shook my head, warding away both the thoughts and the drowniness. I saw it then, Ume’s place. He, of course, had the screen door closed to ward off the torrents of rain. I coughed again, forcing my unwilling body to move, barely able to see through the rain. I pried open the screen door and was met by the shocked face of Ume, who froze in place, a tray with a Sake bottle and cups in his hand.

“Masa!?” I just barely heard him say. I couldn’t reply. The next second I felt my face hitting the straw of the tatami mat and then there was nothing else.

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I opened my eyes and was greeted by the sight of Yaichi, peering down at me. When did he get there? it felt like I had passed out only a moment ago. I felt a breeze ghost across my chest, stinging my wounds, my Kimono and under kimono had been torn off, when did that happen? I heared a conversation in the background, presumably between Ume and his daughter, but all I heard was the following:

“Kinu….. upstairs”

“daddy I…. help”

“no…. safer upstairs”

I heared the faint steps of Okinu retreating upstairs as well as soft sobs. I cried out suddely, a sharp pain stabbing my chest, I felt a warm hand on my arm, I looked to my left… to Yaichi, he gave me somthing close to a reassuring smile, but I can’t be sure of that.

”what happened Masa?” He asked. I replied in a quiet, weak, voice, almost that of a whisper.

“I-It was the b-bakuro gang…. t-they knew that I k-knew you…” A brief look of horror crossed Yaichi’s face, I saw it even in my half-dazed state, before he regained his composure.

“Masa… they were after me…” he says, still calm, but with a slight underlying tone of sadness, “you got hurt… because of me…” He stood, turning away.

“w-wait” I said, sitting up suddenly and reaching a hand out toward him, my eyes not blurred with rain but tears instead. The sudden motion irritated my wounds and caused me to pass out, the image I saw before passing out was one of Yaichi continuing his walk… away from me.

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I opened my eyes for the third time and found I was in a bedroll. I looked to my right, because to my left was a wall, eerie light was cast on it from a nearby candle. I was dissapointed when I saw, not Yaichi, but Matsu, sitting by my side. His face seemed to light up when he saw that I was awake, then he called to the people downstairs.

The first one up was Okinu, she hugged me tight, glad that I was okay, her eyes were red and I could tell that she had been crying. Second was Ume, he had the faintest hint of a smile on his face.

“Don’t scare us like that Masa” he said jokingly, sitting near me, but quite a distance away from Matsu. Otake came up next, a wrapped box in her hands, sitting in between the two men.

“how are you feeling Masa?” she asked, I gave a weak smile.

“b-better” I replied, my eyes going to the box in her hands. She smiles, also looking at the box

“I brought you somthing to eat” she placed the box in my hands “open it” I did as she said and gasped when I saw what was inside. There were two dango skewers side by side next to each other, each with four dango on them. I looked at them and remembered the time I had met Yaichi. Tears started to well up in my eyes.

“Masa-chan” Okinu said, “why are you crying?” I looked at her, then the box.

“b-because there’s somthing I still need to do…” I put the lid back on the box and clutched it close to me, then stood, wincing as a sharp burst of pain erupted in my stomach.

“Masa!” Ume shouted, Matsu stood, ready to go after me, “you can’t! your wounds aren’t healed yet!” Ume also stood. I looked at all the people gathered around me, the five leaves, well only four of them and Okinu, they all cared deeply about me… but I felt that one was missing… I had to talk to him.

“I-I’m going… and there’s nothing you can do to s-stop me…. ” I looked down “I need to get the missing leaf back….”

“He’s Yaichi, he’ll come back eventually” Ume replied, shrugging, “he’s always like this” I shook my head.

“you don’t understand… I don’t need to do this for the Five Leaves… I-I… want to tell him” I lowered my voice a little “I l-love him…” I said quietly, having finally realized what I had felt for him earlier, love.

Otake smiled, “I knew you two had somthing going on” she stated simply while Ume and Matsu both looked dumfounded, “go talk to him, I’ll make sure these two don’t get in your way, just… make sure you don’t get even more hurt or upset your wounds… alright Masa…”

I nodded “I promise” and with that, I gathered my things and left.

((Part two will be coming soon. Sorry if the plot is wierd and the characters are a bit out of character, but i’ve been itching to write a House of Five Leaves fanfiction since I finished the manga

I hope you liked the first part

~Sephy))

 
 
01 February 2012 @ 08:51 pm
A while back I got my hands on a copy of the adorable Saraiya Goyou Artbook, and made a post in my LJ about it, but forgot to share here. So here it is, at long last--since I don't have a scanner enjoy the craptastic quality of camera pictures. The post is a bit image-heavy and also, beware of silly comments.

Impressions: A very 'laid-back'-style artbook, involving people mostly eating, sleeping, drinking sake, smoking, drinking tea, sleep--er, going about their daily routine etc. Much love for Masa vs. the Cat. XD

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The cover--Ono-sensei, you're such a tease. At first glance you have Masa on the front and Yaichi on the back...

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Now, I want to mention another manga by Ono-sensei, Futagashira--I only learned of its existence as I was ordering the artbook, but it piqued my curiousity and I ended up buying it too. And what do you know--it's a story of two young men, Souji and Benzou, who are appointed the heads of a band of thieves after their boss dies. Hmm? Souji and Benzou? You mean those known as Souji the Saint and Benzou the Demon in the Saraiya Goyou timeline? That would make it a prequel/side story to Five Leaves, although it does not seem to be marketed as such. In any case, you can see a preview of the manga on the Ikki Comix website. :)
 
 
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05 January 2012 @ 01:51 am
Hi there!

I'm new here and as a greeting I'm sharing a few Saraiya Goyou icons I made the other day. They are simple and plain so you can customize them as you wish. Yoroshiku~ ^_^/

        
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20 May 2011 @ 11:49 am
I'm sorry this took much longer than I planned.

Here is the sketch of Masa Natsume-san drew in the flyleaf of my copy of the first volume of HoFL. I was delighted, as I didn't know she would be drawing anything!



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Very belated news, I'm afraid, but if you live in or near Toronto, Natsume Ono is signing at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival on Sunday. Today she was interviewed for an hour and took questions, as well as signing her books. She drew a picture of Masa in my copy of vol. 1! She was quite nice, humble and patient with those of us who asked questions and stood in line for the signing.

Discussed were many of her series, including the American cop dramas I had never heard about before. She also talked about her new manga series, Tsuratsura Waraji, which is also set in Edo-period Japan. It's about the lord of a daimyo and his trip to Edo with three male attendants. Natsume-san mentioned that she researched Edo extensively before writing this new series. In contrast, HoFL was almost purely based on her imagination; she didn't do research for it.

Here's the link about her appearances at TCAF: http://torontocomics.com/natsume-ono/
 
 
28 April 2011 @ 08:43 am
title. Walls are Storytellers
author. rinhail 
status. 188 words, Complete
information. PG13 for slash and possible spoilers | Yaichi & Masanosuke
summary. Real paper thin walls.
notes. My first attempt at writing in this fandom, so please tell me if I made any errors. :)

Find the story here.
 
 
09 February 2011 @ 10:37 pm
I brought some icons and Friends Only banners!

[023] Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan
[011] Saraiya Goyou
[004] Youka Nitta
[007] Friends Only Banners (Hakuouki, HoFL, Rispara, Youka Nitta, Kimi ni Todoke, Uragiri)




More...on my journal
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Hello! I wrote Sarai-ya Goyou fic for Yuletide, so I figured I'd share it here too.

Title: at season's change (four scenes with a cat)
Characters: Masa, Yaichi... and the cat, I guess.
Rating: G, no warnings.

( When he returns from the conversation on the bridge, the cat is waiting for him again. )