the-emerald-jungle

anonymous asked:

What if Munakata had been the Green King and Hisui was the Blue King in charge of Scepter 4 (just imagine all those uniforms in shades of green!), but Hisui is still attached to the Slate as he is in canon but is more tyrannical with his power, like he controls the government and all. It's Munakata who wants to rebel against this system and make it so that the Slate is under control and used for good, not used to oppress others. LSW's in play, but Fushimi ends up in Jungle with Munakata?

Ooh, this is an interesting idea. Would Iwa-san still be with Hisui then or did he raise Munakata, I wonder? Like maybe Hisui awakens as Blue King and Iwafune instead of faking his death joins with Hisui to rebuild Habari Jin’s Scepter 4 in a way that he believes will benefit all. Iwafune figures that the reason the Kagutsu incident happened and so many people died is because Habari wasn’t able to pursue his ideals strongly enough, like his takeaway in this AU is that if only Habari had ruled with more of an iron fist then maybe he could have killed Kagutsu before his Sword fell. Hisui feels the same, like he thinks that a loose rule gains nothing and in fact now that he’s a part of the Slate, in a way, he wants to know more about it and how to control it. In this AU maybe Hisui succeeds in killing Kokujouji and he and Iwafune take over as guardians of the Slate, Iwafune relocates to Mihashira Tower and communicates constantly with Hisui who’s leading Scepter 4. In this AU Scepter 4 doesn’t just catch dangerous Strains too, like maybe Hisui and Iwafune are trying to uncover how the Slate really works and to this end all the Strain Scepter 4 catches get sent to Mihashira where a bunch of researchers do experiments on them to try and see how they got their powers and how the Slate does or doesn’t continue to influence them. Scepter 4 is much more militaristic and the Special Forces squad in this AU are like Hisui’s elite group of snipers and assassins that he uses to help keep anyone else from discovering the true secrets of what he and Iwafune are up to, the world at large still believes that Koukouji is alive and controlling the Slate and no one knows that it’s actually Iwafune stationed in Mihashira following Hisui’s orders. I’m thinking Hisui’s way of ruling would actually be more chaotic than orderly though, like he encourages a survival of the fittest type of hierarchy and has been known to reward those who try to defy him, winning their loyalty by acknowledging their pure strength, and even as he controls the Slate he’s constantly allowing power to leak out of it because the more Strains that are created the more fodder for his research, a temporary chaos that is an acceptable tradeoff in the pursuit of true order.

Jungle meanwhile is this underground group dedicated to restoring order through anarchy, like a lot of the missions Munakata sends out are acts of terrorism against the government (specifically intended to be aimed at Hisui and Iwafune, Munakata doesn’t know about Iwafune either but he has his suspicions about who exactly is in that tower). As King of Change, Munakata is very intent on changing the world to one where the people will be safe from Strains and rogue clansmen, he defies Hisui’s twisted order and wants to bring about a true revolution to the world no matter what he has to do in order to accomplish it. In LSW in this timeline say Hisui and Munakata both notice Fushimi and Hisui decides that he’s being wasted in Homra, Fushimi would do far better as an agent for Hisui’s true order. Maybe he uses the power of the Slate to see if he can interfere with the powers of other clansmen and that’s how he makes Fushimi hallucinate, Fushimi’s wandering alone in despair after accidentally attacking someone at Homra when Munakata intervenes before Hisui can snatch Fushimi up. Munakata tells Fushimi that if the world is no longer acceptable to him, what would Fushimi do in order to transform it. Fushimi’s all lost and confused but also intrigued, feeling out of place in Homra but also somehow repulsed by the idea of joining Scepter 4, and he can’t help but be tempted by the promise of gaining the ability to change, to be able to bend when before he could only break. I imagine in this AU Munakata just takes Fushimi underground and Fushimi doesn’t even get to say goodbye to Yata, Hisui maybe tries to cover the whole thing up by faking Fushimi’s murder at the hands of one of the Green clan’s terrorist attacks and Yata’s heartbroken, swearing that if they ever find that Green bastard he’s going to die. Yata is then shocked the day Jungle decides to launch their offensive on Mihashira with the goal of destroying the Slate all together, and as part of the plan Munakata sends Fushimi to capture Anna. Yata’s shocked to see the person he thought was dead show up on his doorstep as an enemy, Fushimi just laughs and shows Yata the burned and scarred area where his tattoo used to be, explaining that he’s already smashed the world and has no more interest in playing with broken pieces like Yata.

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It was near twilight, but the place glowed like a king’s treasure, reds and pinks and whites and yellows glimmering in an emerald jungle in the dusk, and the air flooded in upon him, moist and caressing, filled with the scents of flowers and leaves, herbs and vegetables. For an instant, he smelled his wife’s hair among them and gulped air as though he’d been shot in the lung.