oh my gooood. I was so stuck on this first one for so long because apparently my brain is bad at the angst I was trying to go for. Then my good friend @guide-to-the-galaxy posted her piece and reminded me “hey you have the option to au” and i slammed the table and suddenly could write again so thank you Jo I dedicate this piece to you.
I just love Karai and Shinigami together, their chemistry and their friendship is great and the mystery of their history just has me wanting more, so they are probably my overall OTP in the show if I’m honest. so this is my contribution to @lgbtmntweek for Day 1 (OTP)!
There is a legend that surrounds an ancient forest. One that has lived long and passed from parent to child for many generations. A great snake, Kiba, who guards and protects this sacred domain. She was said to have scales as white as freshly lain snow, and fangs as sharp as the finest katana forged.
There used to be a shrine for her at the edge of her forest. But it had been burnt to a crisp like the rest of the wood and the grass and the stones and the life.
It is all nothing but ash and black and death when the witch begins her trek through it. If Fire could see this, it would be devastated.
She calls herself Shinigami, though she is not Death herself. She only follows close behind, letting Death lead her to where it is called. Shinigami sees what Death has had to take in the charred and blackened remains of it all, and looks on in pity. There is nothing that she can do to reverse this tragedy. But she can give means of avenging it.