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Title: Changed
Fandom: Yami No Matsuei
Characters: Touda
Prompt: 025. Strangers.
Word Count: 237.
Rating: G
Summary: It isn’t really the ones he’s never met before...
Author's Notes: What would it feel like to be treated as an enemy by your former friends? At least I assume that Touda and the other divine commanders once were friends.

Touda spent the first few weeks after his release from his prison watching his fellow commanders, Tsuzuki's other shikigami.

He'd known most of them before the war, had known them well, would have called all of them friends once, though he'd been closer to some than others. Only the children were new to the group, born from the excess power the Golden Emperor had lent SohRyu in the final battle.

He got on well enough with Kijin and Tenkou. It was the others that were hard to get used to. He'd thought that he knew them, but now they were perfect strangers. He couldn't predict their reactions to anything and it made him very nervous.

Was it really possible that he'd forgotten so much about them in his time in the dark? Did people really change this much over the course of a few centuries and did he only notice it now, because he hadn't been there to watch them slowly change?

Or was it the war that had changed them? Had the terrible experiences affected them so much it had changed their personalities?

Then again, and that was what he feared most, maybe they hadn't changed at all. Maybe they had always been like this and he could only see their true selves now. Maybe he was the one changed, in their eyes and deep inside, for he could never feel like one of them again.

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