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He stood at the edge of his room, amber eyes staring steadily out at the back yard of the inn through the open screens. Everything, from the smooth, polished wood of the porch and the rough gravel beyond, was painted in the same heavy darkness. All was silent and peaceful in this eerie hour. The wind that had sent dead leaves and twigs scratching and scraping across the ground like skeletal fingers last night was quiet now, only whispering in branches and sending slight puffs of air to stir the nodding lilies now and then. The sun would not rise for several hours yet, and so there were no dogs barking, no roosters crowing, and no servants dragging their sleep-heavy bodies out of their warm beds to shiver over kitchen fires and whisper in corners about the inn's guests. And all of the men who had trod back to this inn last night covered from head to toe in tacky, half-dried blood were now bathed and changed and sleeping heavily, exhausted from their deadly work the evening before. Well, all except for one.
Saitou had returned with the others, shed his blue and white and crimson haori so that it could be washed right away, and fallen to cleaning his sword before even thinking of attending to his own body, just as they all had. He had wiped away all traces of blood, oiled and polished the blade, and then carefully set his katana and wakizashi on the stand in his room. And then a bath, with the rest of his layers of clothing peeling from him in stiff folds, flakes of reddish brown littering the floor as he undressed. Savage scrubbing bleached his body of the blood of many, and a long, hot soak in the scalding bath helped to chase away whatever worries and thoughts remained despite the calming ritual of cleaning his katana.
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this section if you've been a visitor at this site before. If you're new
to this site or to fan fiction in general, the following info may be
Lengthy stories with more than 10 chapters will have their
own chapter menu bar at the bottom of the page if you click on the link to
the story from any of the browsing indexes. But if you click on a link to
a specific chapter (at the author's page) then the menu will not appear.
Does that make sense? If not, then just click around until you see what
I'm talking about.
Story ratings are decided by the authors themselves.
Please do not ignore the ratings and warnings. They are there for a
reason. The vast majority of stories at this site are rated G to PG-13,
but note that there are a few R's scattered here and there. There are no
NC-17 level stories posted at this site.
| SPOILER WARNINGS|
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that the story summaries are written by the authors themselves, and some
of them may contain spoilers for the series/manga.
| AUTHOR'S NOTES|
I mostly keep
author's notes unedited. However, I do tend to edit out notes to
individual reviewers since these reviews are from a different site and
would make no sense here. If you have a problem with this, sorry. It was
done by me, not by the authors themselves.
A few of the fan fics archived
here may contain some mild shonen-ai content in certain chapters. An even
fewer number of fics may have shonen-ai content as a central theme. These
stories will have clear warnings (by me or by the authors themselves)
listed at the top of the first chapter and possibly also the chapter that
contains the shonen-ai segments.
If you are not comfortable with
reading such material, please save yourself the discomfort and avoid these
stories. If you feel compelled to comment on this issue, please address
all e-mails to me, Haku Baikou, rather than the authors. Their stories
are posted here AT MY REQUEST, so I don't feel it is fair for them to be
subjected to possibly negative remarks. And please remember to keep the e-
mails civil. I'm happy to discuss the issue, but I will not dignifiy rude
or improper e-mails with a response.
If you don't know what
shonen-ai means, please see below in the Terms and Ratings
I do not take fan fiction submissions. Period.
Unlike the artwork gallery (which is open to submissions), the fanfic
section will remain by invite only. This is partly to maintain fic
quality, and partly due to other reasons which I won't go into here. I
know that it's always nice to allow people to contribute their work, but I
don't plan on changing this policy anytime soon. Thanks very much for
your understanding on the matter.
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| terms and
| Those of you new to
anime fan fiction may find some of the terms a little confusing.
Hopefully this will help clear things up a bit.|
| TERMS & ABBREVIATIONS|
I won't bother
including all the terms used in fan fiction in general since there are far
too many. There are other websites that do a far better job of explaining
things than I can. I'm only including ones relevant to this site.
- AE: Alternate events. One or more of the events
from the series or manga is drastically altered. These would include
"what if" type stories as well as non-canon pairing stories.
- AU: Alternate universe. The characters from Rurouni Kenshin
remain the same, but the setting (time and place) is not in late 19th
- OC: Original character made up by the fan-
- OOC: Out of character. Pretty self
explanatory. Some of the characters don't act the same way they do in the
anime or manga.
- WAFF: Warm and fuzzy feeling.
- Hentai: Contains high sexual content. This site does not host
any stories of this nature.
- Lemon: High sexual content.
This site does not host lemons. Well, maybe 1 or 2 borderline, but
- Lime: Mild sexual content.
- Shonen-ai: Romantic situations or interactions between two male
characters, usually not sexually explicit. Stories at this site with
shonen-ai content will be clearly marked with a warning at the top of the
first page of the story. If you find this offensive, please do not
torture yourself by reading these.
- Yaoi: Relationships
between two males. A step up from shonen-ai, these contain higher sexual
content and are often rather graphic. This site does not host yaoi fics.
- Flaming: Criticism or other negative comments aimed at an
individual. Meant to be insulting and hurtful. Obviously, I don't
condone this. Constructive criticism is a good thing. Flaming is
I would hope these are self-explanatory, but just in case
- G: Appropriate for all
- PG: Appropriate for all ages, although some material
may not be suitable for young children.
- PG-13: Some
material may not be appropriate for children under 13. May contain strong
language, violence, romantic situations, etc.
- R: Well,
for movies, this means no admission of minors without an accompanying
adult. For fan fics it means this contains some adult material that may
not be suitable for those under 17.
- NC-17: This site does
not host any NC-17 stories. Explicit or graphic adult content, often
sexual in nature. Readers under 17 shouldn't be looking at these. And
writers under 17 sure as hell shouldn't be writing these, if you ask me.
I've read some NC-17 stories that I really like, but I just don't plan on
including anything with that rating here because it's too much of a hassle
to plaster this site with warnings (that will most likely be ignored
anyway.) I have no intention of traumatizing some little kid who stumbles
onto an NC-17 fic out of curiosity... and isn't emotionally ready for it
yet. So none of that on this site.
| fan fic legal issues|
Here are a few sites I found on-line
that may be of use to anyone interested in this matter. I am posting this
information because of a recent incident I stumbled across involving
plagiarism of one fan fiction writer by another. This incident is
probably just one among many, but it's the only one that I have come
across personally (so far) and it has made me really think about legal
issues in fan fiction in general.
What happens when a possibly
copyright infringing work of one fan author is plagiarized by another fan
author? What happens when you have young writers (say, 12 and 13 year-
olds) who aren't necessarily aware of the concept of copyrights or
plagiarism, who in their enthusiasm, blithely write stories without
disclaimers giving credit to the original creators, or copy other people's
fan fictions word for word and claim it as their own without a second
Interesting questions all, if you ask me. Most of them
are answered in the sites below. So take a look if you're interested.
And if you read the above and still have no idea what I'm talking about
then... *sigh* Never mind. I tried.
Oh, and does anyone happen
to know Nobohiro Watsuki's stance on fan works? Does he have an e-mail
address or a FAQ page somewhere on-line in English? I have no idea where
to even begin to find out such information. If you know, please e-mail
characters are the property of creator Nobohiro Watsuki, Shueisha, Shounen
Jump, Sony Entertainment, and VIZ comics. Fan fictions archived at this
site are non-profit, for entertainment purposes only. Permission was not
obtained from the above parties. -- Haku Baikou