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20 September 2008 @ 01:38 am
Title: Left
Pairing: Sesshoumaru x Rin (mild)
Fandom: Inuyasha
Genre: General, Introspective
Rating: G
Word Count: 200

She is now fifteen, and is old as the dirt trampled and grounded by feet and years. She is older than the earth, than any thing. Because at fifteen, she’s ready to leave. And he’s an old-old man now too (much, much older, and none the wiser). And he’ll soon be too dropped-dead-beat to follow.

And that is all justifiable and fine.

In the morning, Rin stands up to go. Her heart is leaping but that’s no excuse (and both of them know it).

Because after the seasons have died and passed, after the initial jolts of surprise, things change. And depart. And if she doesn’t follow, she’ll be left behind. Ditched and abandoned—like some five years go.

But now, it seems so much harder. But maybe that’s what’s so good about finally leaving, just acknowledging a resolution’s coming. And catching up, that part, that was good too.

(He silently admits this too, but does not ever let her know. He’ll be sad, he thinks. But it’s strange and unexpected, the human part.)

And so, Rin is gone before the path could be beaten completely torn and worn. And so, a memory becomes a memory becomes where it belongs: a thing of the past.
youkai_musings on September 20th, 2008 10:37 am (UTC)
<333 Love it.
plumespixieplumespixie on September 20th, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC)
I'm a little confused. Is this ignoring the manga ending where she left him at 8 years old and pretending that she just stayed with him continuiously until she was 15 and then she decided to leave?

I guess I have the dumb and just am missing some vital bit of information to make it click in my head.

Y U no auto-translate?lye_tea on September 20th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
Canon, what is canon. >.>

Haha, yeah, I'm ignoring the facts.