Apr. 15th, 2010

glitterburn: (Zhuge Liang)
STOP ERUPTING, EYJAFJALLAJOEKULL GLACIER VOLCANO!

ASH CLOUD - PLZ BE BLOWING AWAY BY MONDAY KTHXBYE
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Title: Three For Three
Fandom: Onmyouji
Pairing: Seimei/Hiromasa
Rating: PG13
Summary: The shadow fox’s poison spreads, weakening Seimei. Hiromasa is worried and jealous when Seimei starts receiving mysterious letters.
Notes: For prompt 23, ‘a creek’ on [livejournal.com profile] story_lottery. Direct sequel to Shadow Fox. Seimei’s grandfather is garnering something of a complicated backstory, which I hope to explore at some point in another fic. For now he has a name—Shokuzu no Akinobu—that has the pleasing coincidence of having the same character (葛) for ‘kuzu’ as in Kuzunoha, the name of Seimei’s mother.


Three for Three


Nine days after they left Yatsuhashi, Seimei fell from the saddle of his horse. The road was hard and the fall was unexpected, for Seimei’s mind had unanchored itself and drifted for the last few miles of the Tokaido. He lay crumpled on the ground, aware in a disassociated sense of the sight he must present, his hunting costume a splash of white clouding the graduated shades of blue and purple under-robes, the dark blue hakama puffed by the breeze, and his lacquered hat lying some distance away.

The road was dusty and rutted and smelled of nothing. Everything had a scent, or so he thought, and it troubled Seimei that the road should have no smell, not even the scent of earth. He tried to sit up, but felt too weak. He turned his head and looked up at his post-horse, which gazed back at him. He couldn’t even summon enough magic to speak to it. With a sigh, Seimei settled onto the ground and waited.

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