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.
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
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.
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.
fates are ever cruel, and some things are just not meant to be, no matter how
hard you wish or how powerful you are.
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.
Due to that, and also to avoid spoilers for anyone who might want to read this later, I’m putting everything behind the cut.