Muse – Friendship Part 3

There are people you meet that make an impact on you. Some lasting only moments, but the memory lingers endlessly. That person becomes a part of your soul, as though you absorb them into your essence. Even when they are gone, they still feel like they are there. In the end, they go out with the tide and the only thing that remains is a memory. ~Kuro Ishi

“Oh, so this is where you are. So, much for the two of us fishing….” With a drawn out pause he focused in on his friend. The pensiveness of Taro Anami was not lost on Kuro. There had been another he had known in life with a similar nature though on a far grander scale. Looking to his friends back he added, “The sky is being moody. Just an hour ago it was colored with hues of orange and yellow. Summer is upon us…”

His words were interrupted, “Romantic notions passed down from old women and soothsayers. The sky is the sky. It does not feel and it tells you nothing.”

“Oh, so cocky, Taro. You are a hundred years shy to speak for the sky.”

There was an annoyed grumbled, “You spend too much time reading that poetic shit by Kita.” Before Kuro could add his own response about the works of his uncle, Taro had turned abruptly.

“Oh, that is a hard and disapproving look. What have I done to warrant such an expression?”

“I told you to go fishing without me.”

“So, you did. That does not change the situation as it is. I refused to accept your declination.” There was a moment of pause, “What is this all about?”

“Stop avoiding her.”

“Avoiding…Oh,” He laughed heartily, “This is about Tationy. What you are really saying is you were intending too trick me into going fishing and casually running into her? Hundred years to young for that as well.”

Kuro sighed as he took several steps toward his friend. “Lately this conversation comes up twenty times a week. Tationy wants it this way otherwise she would find her way to me. Who am I to take that decision out of her hands?”

“If you foolishly find yourself asking that question, then perhaps after all of these years of pining you have forgotten who you are when you are with her.”

“I have not been pining.”

Kuro has spent millions of years making excuses for why he cannot go to Tationy.

The silence that followed was troublesome. It was not uncommon for Taro to get annoyed with Kuro enough that he stopped speaking to him entirely. Still, it was clear that his friend was not happy with him. No longer able to look at his expression of displeasure, Kuro gazed into the distance. “I have thought about it,” Kuro finally managed to say. “It is not as though she is ever out of my thoughts, but it does not change how things are. She could have come to me if she wanted to…”

Taro interrupted, “Don’t place it all on her. There is no reason for you to keep doing this to yourself.”

Kuro deflected, “You have been going on about this for months. Maybe it was a mistake for me to tell you what Mikio said about her impending arrival. She belongs to the Kari…”

His friends rebuttal came with a sting that burned, “Words like those are exactly why she won’t come to you.”



  1. Oooooo buuuuuuurn. Kuro, you done got burned, son. HAHA excuse the southern slang, but that is exactly what I thought with Taro’s parting words there. Kuro’s problem is that he does not think of Tationy as his. He never had, not even way back in the historical period when they became an item, and he was courting her. Makes me want to smack him on the head. GO GET YOUR WOMAN, DAMMIT.

    • HAHA, yes exactly. He has not accepted that she is. That she always has been and because of that he sees everything she does in a certain light instead of for what it is. We will learn what it really is soon enough.

      • He never has accepted that she is his and always has been. Makes me want to smack him on the head for being so uncertain of their relationship. 🙁 Definitely looking forward to learning what her reasons are for what she has done through the ages, and how it goes back to her relationship with Kuro.

      • Yes we will actually learn that quite quickly. In the next muse I promise we will understand why she has kept her distance and why she keeps telling Imari, it is not that simple. ^_^

  2. Kuro, why be stubborn about all of this? He needs to get past that and see Tationy. Taro made a good point. However, I liked how Kuro was about the sky. Definitely poetic and artsy considering how the sky seemed moody.

  3. I love that quote in the beginning. It is perfect on so many levels!

    Kuro has a point in acting cautious. I think Tationy is smart enough to make him come to her if she wanted to. Though she always has that conflict within herself when it comes to choosing between her feelings and doing the right thing.
    Kuro doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who will push his feelings onto someone else either. I’d say he’s far too perceptive for that.

    • Thank you. Yes that is very true he definitely is. He is very much a thinking man; a deep thinker. Take it all in and is aware of what is going on around him. Even when people are keeping things he gets it, he can see it, tends to not push. Sometimes to his own regret. Definitely he would never push his feelings onto her or force her. When he is sure it is what she wants he will not hesitate until then, he will remain vigilant.

  4. :'( Taro….

    Both of them, Kuro is like waiting for Tationy to come to him, as for Tationy, she’s waiting for Kuro to come to her as well. Like, come on! If both of you keep doing that, nothing will happen. :'( Kuro, get you lazy ass out there and go grab Tationy! Stop.. doing.. with whatever that you’re doing.. Listen to my Taro.. :'(

    • HAHA, Tationy and Kuro have very similar personalities so as I have said many times they react to things in much the same way. Yes, they can both be quite difficult. HAHA.

      • Just like how Bak and Ameya has the same sign and all, well, maybe a bit different compare to Kuro and Tationy, but I think it is similar haha ;D

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