Whisper, Whisper

They aren’t voices, not really. Voices would imply speech, and the sounds inside his head aren’t evolved enough for that. Rashomon, after all, is more beast than human, even if it’s a man who wields Its voracious habit of consumption. There’s no rhyme nor reason nor sense to be made with the garbled static that’s been there since the first time he summoned It. And yet… he understands it. Listens - and that static becomes a symphony.  

Somewhere in the back of his head, hidden, tucked away, slithering in a corner, the presence of It lurks. An ever-fluctuating carnivorous aura that seeks only to… devour… destroy… 

It was hungry. Always hungry. Though sometimes he wondered if it was Rashomon or himself so starved.  

Even as a boy, he was never afraid of It. Even with ravenous need that dwarfed his own, there was an allure to the company of Rashomon’s presence. Violence and power, power and hunger, hunger and need - what better friend for a rabid creature like himself, than something equally as ferocious? 

XV. THE DEVIL  // Akutagawa Ryunosuke

Ahh this took a bit longer than intended but it was so fun! I love BSD and I love tarot so I was really glad to participate. ^^ When thinking about how poor Akutagawa views his power and his relationships to others (or lack thereof, left wanting), I thought this card surprisingly fit him well…!

Many thanks to @miss-intention for hosting The BSD Tarot Card Project! Go check out everyone’s awesome draws for it~


And once again, it is Vday!! Happy Valentines Day to everyone of you :) Here, have a hug! (>^_^)>~