ashura x yasha


tsubasa reservoir chronicle, ashura pov 

tsubasa chronicle month 2017 - day 15 - favorite minor characters - ashura

a/n: writing pov fic using ‘they’ instead of ‘he’ or ‘she’ was weird and hard but hopefully i didn’t botch it up too much


they look at the skies and wonder what life would be like if the fates had been kinder, if they and their beloved had been allowed to meet like normal people, or even like normal kings.

the days are both too long and not long enough, the nights are full of fighting, fighting, fighting and they are tired. their heart hurts, their soul yearns, their mind wanders to things that can never, will never be.

it was a game at first, a push and pull and a show of strength, and they cannot even remember the exact moment when the desire to battle, to defeat, became something more, a yearning for a beloved, an equal in every way, not only on the battlefield.

they cannot remember when it happened, but they remember the first time they realized that it was more than their competitive nature acknowledging a worthy rival, more than just the thrill of the fight.

and then the wish changed, and instead of just wanting the power of the castle just for the sake of it, for the glory of it, they started wishing they could maybe use its power so that they could bring their beloved closer, maybe find a way they could meet more than just under the light of the moon.

but the fates are ever cruel, and some things are just not meant to be, no matter how hard you wish or how powerful you are.

and all that remains is the unfulfilled wish.

RG Veda thoughts #1

So let’s talk about RG Veda!

As CLAMP’s earliest and oldest work (it started before I was born I’M NOT EVEN KIDDING) I’ve been increasingly surprised by just how much I’ve been enjoying it. Given it does start out very seriously, but before long you get to see a lot of CLAMP’s trademark personality slipping in and really letting you connect with the characters more than you could before. It’s nice to see that their silliness and self awareness started so early in their career. 

Of course, because this is CLAMP, their other trademark content pops up a lot too. And by that I mean horrible tragic sadness of every possible kind. 

Because CLAMP. 

Due to that, and also to avoid spoilers for anyone who might want to read this later, I’m putting everything behind the cut. 

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