Slowly, he reaches out, but he doesn't know if it's for her hand or for the flower she holds in it.
Oh, that was lovely. And really sad, too, in a way--which is probably why it's lovely.
I've always loved the whole Botan/Koenma/Ayame triangle (although of course I would love a happy ending for Koenma and Botan XD), and I really love how you portrayed that here. Subtle, since you you didn't really say anything outright. Really nice. ^_^
My fave line too. <3 Thanks, thanks, thanks! I didn't mean for it to be sad, it just seems that I write sad things better, LOL.
Yeah, the triangle IS interesting to write about, isn't it? I think the reason why it sticks in my head so much is because of that info that I read from the manga, where it said that Botan set Koenma and Ayame up, so it's like ever since then, I gotta reconcile the Ayame thing before the Koenma/Botan thing.
Thank you for commenting. *glomps Misty*
I've recently become a Botan/Koenma fan, but I'm curious about the Koenma/Ayame pairing too...all I can ever find only says they show interest in each other in the manga. I'd like to know more...oh well.
Drabbles really are something. I find when I try to write anything short it's either too cryptic or too long. Sometimes both^^;;
I also agree...that ending is awesome. It just...has a certain feel to it, that leaves the drabble in a good why. It's conclusive without really definitely concluding anything. I love it.
I recently stumbled upon your story 'Riven'. What are the odds of seeing that updated? The snippets I've read are very intriguing...I'd love to know the whole story. Not trying to be a nuiscence, though...Heaven knows, ninety percent of the stories in MY head never even see light of day. But anyway, I really like the way you write, and the way you get inside Koenma's head, to the point where you don't even bother to think about what form he's in...Toddler or teenager, he's the same Prince of Reikai, ne?
...I'm rambling now. I love what I've read. I really hope you pick up Riven again sometime :)
Hmm, that's strange. I know Reikai Files used to have a short summary of that part of the manga, courtesy of Aka
. I can't seem to find it anymore, but I do have a copy if you'd like me to email it. Thanks very much for the comment/s (ff.net too, right?) Very unexpected, but pleasant.
Ohhh, I have that same tendency with writing too. Well, the long part. For some reason, things just groooow. Practice makes you better, though. If all else fails, just pretend you're writing a summary of the story and cut off the intro and the ending. That's what I like about the whole concept - jump into the scene and then jump out before you get bored. ^^ My attention span, it is short...
Speaking of which, that's one of the reasons why I haven't written Riven all these years. For some reason, if I try to do something past a one shot, I lose steam and sort of... stop. So chances of Riven being written in full are, well, kind of slim. I write random snippets, if that helps. (I know it doesn't, but yeah, XD) I really do appreciate your interest, though.
And yeah, Koenma is who he is, no matter what he appears to be. *huggles Koenma*