Moon Child – Farewells
“Farewells” by Ryuuzaki Kusakurin
DISCLAIMER: Don’t own, don’t sue.
Characters: Kei, Hana
Theme Songs: Ending Theme [Goro Yasukawa]
Hnn… I don’t like this one. I can’t really pin down why I don’t, but I suspect strongly that it has to do with it being so short, and so calm. Calm really isn’t my thing, unless it involves angst. I wonder why that came out of this particular song…? I think there are other stories that might emerge from this song, but who knows?
Farewells were the hardest; seeing people come and go as if there was nothing to it at all. The human lifespan could be over and gone in the blink of an eye and so Kei had learned to treasure it.
That had been Sho’s doing, before he had run off and left Kei with his daughter, ashamed of what he had become despite always accepting Kei’s nature as nothing out of the ordinary. His daughter had, whether by design or by necessity, come to think of Kei’s needs and lifestyle as something close to normal as well, and the entirety of it often made the vampire laugh.
“You’re going to do well. Relax,” Kei murmured, a faint smile on his face as he watched the girl he had raised immediately do so.
“Of course,” she grinned, her voice revealing his inner tension.
“You’re going to become a great artist like your mother was,” the blonde reassured her. “I’ll be around to watch your work until you stop painting.”
Life had become a precious thing since his friend had left, something to be guarded rather than carelessly thrown away as he had once treated it. Until Sho returned, he would remain living.
So he bid Hana goodbye with a hug and a smile, reminding her to write back and assuring her that he would reply for as long as he could, and in her eyes he saw a glimpse of Sho – a flash of the same quiet intuition her mother had been known for coupled with the stubborn refusal to accept it. The reflection was gone in an instant, but he knew she understood.
He wasn’t going to say his farewells yet.