>[ Sephy ]< (hiei_jajanshi) wrote in roadsnevertaken,
>[ Sephy ]<

Swords & Roses [Faust] *Shortened for Interaction*

It’s been far too long since I last saw you. This cute little girl with a gorgeous round face, alabaster cheeks, and mischievous disposition. Amazing what six years can do to a person physically and mentally. Growth and development are obvious enough but even the stories of your recent adventures cause me to sit and wonder “is this my little girl?”

Keiko, too much time has gone by and I miss you terribly. Even Sieryu won’t shut up about his missing Halo partner doesn’t show up online anymore. We all have our way of showing that we miss you. You miss me; I can sense it, such a strong force. You often ponder the reasons for my absence when you know them already. I can't talk about it yet. I don't think you're ready to know
whole truth. Even I am having difficulty accepting what it is I know. I do it becaise I love you, something I haven't shown you in years and I'm sorry for that. There are times when, in the middle of the night, when I can hear your gentle sobs and taste the tears inspired by an overwhelming sense of lonliness or confusion.

I won't be like this for long. The time of troubles is coming to an end but not before a long and arduous battle. I fear for your safety and that of another but I know you'll be fine. Eve's tutilage and my blood run through your veins! Nothing can harm you as long as you remain within the guild's protection. This I cannot deny.

Why did I write this? Is it to confuse you? Is it to confuse you? No. The uncertainty brought on by this letter wasn't meant to add to your burdens. You deserve to know what is coming in the near future, not kept in the dark. I want to see you, I want to talk with you and see what I've missed over the years. You'll see me soon enough; I have tii much to do at this point, and I can't risk them discovering your position.

Let me give you a bit of advice, Keiko. Don't trust anyone. There are forces at work that will conspire to pervert your destiny. But remember, joy can be seen and had even in the darkest of times. If only one remembers to turn on the light.

One more thing. I thought you might want this back."

See you soon.

As he sealed the envelope with the Symbol of the Lynx, the crest of his party, a complacent smile went unnoticed by either Keishen or Sieryu who were busying themselves with equipment and reorganizing firearms, or the entire armory buried beneath the Kusanagi Manor. Weston, Terra Lyn, and Chung Wo joined them in their endeavor for the coming epic that awaited them. It was terrible to reflect upon the coming days that would test the hunter; physical limits would be tested, possibly surpassed, yet he choose in the midst of contemplating the fight that could tear the Sectors apart to think of the one person that mattered most in his devotion. Within the pale envelope he enclosed a single pearl clip, Keiko's birthday present he'd bought for her tenth birthday.
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