MadaTobi Words: 2,579 Sypnosis: Just your usual boy meets mermaid tail tale (heh.). - A/N: For our resident Dragon Queen and Koi Goddess @redhothollyberries, her beta-ing skills, her bewitching head canons, and her beautiful art that’s coming our way. Inspired by her headcanon here (x). -
Tobirama remembers a time when great
beasts flew in the sky to disrupt the calmness that engulfs him.
Lithe bodies spanned the sky, the
force of their flight tickling his hairs when he dares to venture above the
surface. It would always be worth it; to see their iridescent scales, darker
than his own, breathing in the daylight and shimmering with the undulations of
their leathered tails and necks. Trailing behind them, like an entity of their
own, are long wisps of whiskers, shaping their path for all to admire.
And when they breathe their ire, the
sky glows with their wrath. Tobirama had no name for it, only a bated breath.
The heat would travel with the waves, and touch his soaked skin. It would be
years later that the reverent whispers piercing the murky depths of his home
would give acknowledgement of these divine creatures.
Tobirama is tranquillity embodied in
all its glories and its curses. A still gradient ranging from the shallows
pierced by blades of light to the darkness that skims the core of their land.
Tobirama is serenity incarnate, a frozen line that has never bent high enough
or low enough to taste the heady relief of catharsis. Trouble won’t touch him,
excitement won’t find him, and he’s never ventured at the right time to earn
the privilege of meeting a storm. The silence of the deep sea is his only
Despite that, he closes his eyes and
sketches the sky with the same glow that he saw from long ago. Time hums on and
he refuses to forget.
Then he meets a boy.
A boy who dives into his merciless
home to capture a brother lost to him. A small cretin against the endless sea,
gasping and reaching with small hands for another body that’s jerking and
clawing at his own throat. Their hands strain to grasp each other.
The boy struggles, but his intent
does not falter. Tobirama can see that glint in his eye, burning impossibly bright
like a little koi fish swimming against the current of the Yellow River.
Tobirama tilts his head. He has
perseverance, one that will be wasted in his home.
With a billow of his tail, he surges
forwards, jerking the boys in surprise. He sweeps them into his arms – tiny
critters compared to the creatures that lurks under – and swims towards the
aimless boat floating on the surface.
Once their heads break the sea level,
Tobirama is gone. At least from their sight.
Down below, he watches them scramble
onto their tiny boat and closes his eyes, sketching behind his eyelids the
glimmering intent of the boy that dared to dive into the sea.
There is a post about the 12 clans and about their symbolshereand I HAD to look up stuff. I don’t know much about religions (besides Christianity and basics of others) so this is just what google tells me mostly. This is only about the flags, though I will get into the clans and their origin/location sometime in the future.
Went down to the park this afternoon to see if I could get any good shots in. I guess these are the best I could get. There was a bridge photo that I got by climbing down onto a frozen stream, but it didn’t turn out quite as well as I thought it did. Ah well, c'est la vie.
Also, sorry about that lens glare in the last shot, and in the second one. The IR filter I use seems to give that problem a lot, as does the lens. I don’t really know how to fix it, mostly due to the fact that I have no idea how to use photoshop.