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10 April 2008 @ 11:48 pm
Kismet  
Title: Kismet
Character: Yuuko
Fandom: xxxHolic
Genre: General, Retrospection
Rating: PG
Word Count: 363

Kismet
 
Humans have come far. Yuuko noticed that. She’s not always so drugged-up and passed-out. She noticed things too, like everyone else.
 
And like everyone else, Yuuko once loved too. (Not Watanuki, not that little boy. But she loved him, that she couldn't deny—like a mother—or a sadistic mentor.) Because Yuuko once knew Clow better than anyone else. The Two Clows, the Clows of Different Worlds.
 
And she knew them both, knew them well.
 
And they knew her too, but she never said: Which One I Like Best.
 
Because that was who she was, who she is—could never be connected to just one single person. In this world (and that world and that world) there was a network of chains and threads, tangled, entwined in a nest. And she’s like the keeper (or servant, slave) who nurtures them all.

Her miniature, glass figurines.

Or baby-birds.
 
-x-
 
“I’m famished. Get me some booze.”
 
“Booze doesn’t make you full, you know.”
 
“I know. But I want some anyway.”
 
-x-
 
A long, long time ago, in a land far, far away, Yuuko once declared:
 
“Our kismet is at an end. This is where I leave you now.”
 
And there was a boy half-enshrouded in shadows and glowering, called out to her retreating back but never received an answer. Soon, Yuuko was gone. Forever. From that world, at least.
 
So, the boy grew older and wiser and stronger too. And Yuuko was still watching over, just from the opposite side of the water.
 
-x-
 
The years crept by, and Yuuko has come far—from where she first started out. From some place, some time, when she was born.
 
Her shop is perpetually open but rarely does a customer stop by. Most don’t see the gleaming wood or dusty curtains. Or Her. And those that do, are too afraid to step inside.
 
But she is always waiting for that one day, for when he will come and seek her advice. Again.
 
“Hello, I’m looking for Yuuko.”
 
“Let him in,” Yuuko sings from the back. She’s all dressed up today, and she is still waiting—
 
For some kismet or another to arrive.
 
Yuuko has come far.  
 
 
 
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Augustus totally pwns Willendorfhellesque on April 12th, 2008 05:13 am (UTC)
Yuuuko is sexxx. Hur hur. *points to triple "x"*

Precisely. She is a woman who can't be constrained. That could be considered as a prostitute too.

Kismet. I luff that word. It's so...kismet-y. >.>
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Augustus totally pwns Willendorfhellesque on April 15th, 2008 01:36 am (UTC)
Oh, I know that. >.> But in my dreams, she so is. *sigh*
tomoyohime8tomoyohime8 on April 16th, 2008 12:50 pm (UTC)
this was nice.

i always encourage clowxyuuko fic (there aren't enough of them!)