Something short (while I work on other things), so posting here in its entirety. Mirrored on AO3 [x]
A Tapestry Woven with Dreams
When you take up a kamui,
What it trades for your living blood,
Only a mirage of desires,
The deepest longings of your heart.
The Lady Satsuki Kiryuin
Made convenant on three wishes:
An end to her loathsome mother,
Peace and long lives for her four knights,
The love of her long lost sister.
In time they closed the vault again:
Crisp white fabric alone remained,
Brush-stroke of blood upon the floor.
Within Junketsu a few more threads,
White as her bones, black as her hair.
I have a terrible headcanon where Rei Hououmaru is forced work as a substitute teacher at Honnouji Academy (community service for her crimes against humanity). She immediately falls in with Maiko Ogure and together they become Honnouji’s answer to Team Rocket as their increasingly unhinged plans to get revenge on Ryuko go awry.
Maiko makes her dress up as Ryuko in Kamui Senketsu in order that she can “triumph” over her - Rei doesn’t really mind because, TBH, it’s a lot less weird than the stuff that Ragyo used to make her do.
Anyone else get the thing where you hear the first few chords of a track you’ve never heard before, and you just know you’re going to love it?
Fate / Kill AU
Soroi retires, and Satsuki ends up with Saber as a butler after Ryuko trades all the grocery money (and a packet of cigarettes) for “the true scabbard of Excalibur” (according to the scruffy mage hanging around the local Lawson).
Ryuko does burlesque with Satsuki as a backlight