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Rurouni Kenshin

The Nightwitch Tales
That Which Lingers

Saitoh Hajime - The Mibu's Wolf

"He is still the Wolf of Mibu.... From a darkness that will never see the sun, the fangs of 'Kill Evil Instantly' stab...."
( translation by Maigo-chan's RK manga translations )
( manga scan courtesy of MIBU NO OOKAMI )


Himura Kenshin and Saitoh Hajime, two old enemies from the Bakamatsu no Douran, find themselves battling demons from the bloody past... demons that refuse to die.

While Kenshin faces a vengeful undead spirit who threatens to destroy everything he's fought for, Saitoh confronts an even more dangerous opponent -- an ancient demonic enemy who has waited centuries for its own revenge.

But in the midst of all the violence and darkness, there also exists:

A love that endures -- Saitoh and Tokio

A love fighting to survive -- Kenshin and Kaoru

A love newly discovered -- Aoshi and Misao

Hatred. Love. Feelings that never truly die.

...that which lingers....


Summary of Parts 0-23

Prologue: The Shadow of Ghosts to Come (13 K)
Part 1: Unexpected Encounters (16 K)
Part 2: Pursuit and Prey (21 K)
Part 3: Cat Scratch Fever (16 K)
Part 4: Stained Hands and Hearts (15 K)
Part 5: Two Hearts as One (16 K)
Part 6: A Few Intimate Moments (20 K)
Part 7: Times Gone By (28 K)
Part 8: The Past Revisited (15 K)
Part 9: Regression (32 K)
Part 10: Consolation (28 K)
Part 11: Retaliation (19 K)
Part 12: The Downward Spiral (30 K)
Part 13: Reminders (21 K)
Part 14: On a Slow Boat to Osaka (28 K)
Part 15: Family Ties (33 K)
Part 16: Heart to Heart (29 K)
Part 17: Bridge Over Troubled Waters (17 K)
Part 18: Unexpected Views (29 K)
Part 19: Total Eclipse of the Heart (40 K)
Part 20: Transformations (43 K)
Part 21: Hidden Aspects (34 K)
Part 22: The Shedding of Masks (55 K)
Part 23: The Sacred and the Profane (30 K)
Part 24: Spirits in the Material World (38 K)

Part 25 - teaser 1 - 09/16/2001 (41 K)
      very rough drafts of assorted snippets and scenes

----> Fanart for "That Which Lingers"


=====Associated Works=====

-- a KFFDisc ML Xmas Challenge Fic --
-- a songfic based on a song by Meatloaf --

A snowstorm causes Saitoh to think about Tokio as he buys her a present for their first wedding aniversary.


-- vidfic based on the love song from the Playstation role-playing game "Final Fantasy VIII, sung by Faye Wong


-- story involving Saitoh & Tokio based on a fanfic challenge by Chelsea

A collection of more Blanket Scenerio stories by other authors can be found at Chelsea's Page



Aoshi & Misao


If the sky opened up for me,
And the mountains disappeared,
If the seas ran dry, turned to dust
And the sun refused to rise
I would still find my way,
By the light I see in your eyes.
The world I know fades away
But you stay.

As the earth reclaims its due,
And the cycle starts anew,
We'll stay, always
In the love that we have
Shared before time.

If the years take away
Every memory that I have
I would still know the way
That would lead me back to your side.

The North star may die
But the light that I see in your eyes
Will burn there always
Lit by the love we have
Shared before time.

When the forest turns to jade
And the stories that we've made
Dissolve away
One shining light will still remain.

When we shed our earthly skin,
And when our real life begins,
There'll be no shame
Just the love that we have
Made before time.

  -- performed by CoCo Lee
  -- From "Crouching Tiger, Hidden       Dragon"
  -- © 2000 Parnassus Productions Inc.
  -- used without permission

Saitoh & Tokio


So close no matter how far
Couldn't be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
And nothing else matters

Never opened myself this way
Life is ours, we live it our way
All these words I don't just say
And nothing else matters

Trust I seek and I find in you
Every day for us something new
Open mind for a different view
And nothing else matters

* * *

Never cared for what they say
Never cared for games they play
Never cared for what they do
Never cared for what they know
And I know...

So close no matter how far
Couldn't be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
No, nothing else matters

  -- Performed by Metallica
  -- © 1996 Creeping Death Music
  -- used without permission


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