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Title: Sight
Fandom: Yami No Matsuei
Characters: Touda, Byakko, Genbu, SohRyu
Prompt: 040. Sight.
Word Count: 316.
Rating: G
Summary: Byakko wants to see where Touda grew up.
Author's Notes: I'm not completely happy with this one, though I still like the idea.

"There's a better place to rest about half a mile from here," Touda said. "We should keep going."

SohRyu gave the serpent a measuring look, then nodded. "Okay, we can go that much further."

"How do you know that place's really there?" Byakko asked. "It's not on the map."

"That's no map, it's a vague sketch," Rikugou snapped. "I'll take Touda's word over it anytime."

"Thanks." Touda wasn't fool enough to take this as a show of confidence. It was a swipe at the map nothing more.

"Yeah, but how would you know, Touda? We've never been here before," Byakko insisted.

"You haven't," Touda shrugged it off. "I was born not far from here. I used to play here as a child."

"Really?" Byakko perked up. "Can we visit Touda's home town then?"

"I suppose, if you like," SohRyu allowed.

Touda blinked. "Whatever for?" He didn't want to go back there. There were too many memories attached to the place and the few good ones hurt worse than the bad ones now. "It's nothing special."

"But it's your home town and I'd like to see it," Byakko insisted and several others nodded in agreement. "You could show us around. Introduce us to people."

"There's nobody living there anymore," Genbu interrupted. "It was destroyed in the war and the survivors abandoned it. Not enough left to be worth rebuilding, I guess."

He sent Touda an apologetic look, but the serpent didn't even notice. He hadn't even known, but it didn't matter. Places and people that had meant a lot to him had been destroyed in the war, some by his own hand. He didn't have any tears left for a place full of painful memories.

"There's probably nothing to see, but overgrown foundations," he told Byakko.

The next morning Byakko talked Genbu into taking him to see the place anyway. He was unusually quiet when they returned.

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