[Ow Shapeshifter AU]
“You’ve been lied to your entire life… and yet you still listen to them!
Wake up, Hanzo!”
Story (past) - Part 2:
The Clan council went to Genji and asked him to challenge Hanzo. They wanted Genji to defeat him and prove that no matter how much Hanzo was “faking” to be an alpha, he could never compete with a true one. They wanted Genji to lead. Genji refused, disgusted by the propose, and remarked that Hanzo was perfectly capable of being a leader. He also offended the whole council by saying that Hanzo would probably be the best leader of the Shimada’s Clan history, even better than their ancestors… and that pissed them off. The council convoked Hanzo (it was an honour to be in the council presence, and Hanzo was so freaking happy!) just to tell him that they KNEW that Genji was going to try his luck and MURDER HIM to become the leader. They wanted the brothers to fight to choose who was actually the stronger and rightful leader. Hanzo was absolutely CRUSHED by the news… the only one who believed in him, the only person he really trusted… suddenly become the biggest threat, turning his back to him like everyone else have ever done!
Hanzo believed the council (why would they lie? They were the highest of the authorities!) and fulfilled their orders: he attacked Genji who refused to fight, at first. Convinced that it was only a trick, Hanzo insisted until Genji fought back, exasperated, just to make Hanzo come to his senses. Their fight doesn’t obviously end well and Genji, injured, lose and fall off the waterfall located at the top of the Shimada’s mountains. Hanzo was finally the rightful leader, he could go back to the Clan and finally be accepted… but as he lose sights of his brother he immediately regret his actions and feel the weight of his own actions. He run away, consumed by guilt and shame, and never claim his role in the Clan he work so hard to obtain.