Coffins (Yamato - Gen)
Summary: Yamato builds coffins. He doesn’t know what else to build.
Rating/Warnings: Teen / Mentions of death, slight verbal/mental abuse, darker themes
Inspiration: My Boy Builds Coffins - Florence + the Machine
Part 1 of the Florence Fics Series (Also on AO3)
The first time Yamato uses his Mokuton to build something useful, instead of as a weapon of war, he isn’t sure how he feels. A small voice at the back of his mind says he is wasting his time, using a tool as a toy. He is being careless, foolish, stupid. But another voice tells him that what he is doing is okay. It is good to use something like his Mokuton to help others, rather than harm them. It is good to build, than to destroy.
Still, the doubt lingers and the item - a small wooden top - sits untouched in a drawer for quite some time.
The second time is almost the same. A lightness in his stomach as he creates something good and useful, followed by the tightness in his chest as words of disapproval crowd his mind. The second voice is quiet, but still it is there.