temples, gods, and their mortals
Up the mossy mountain steps, past the komainu guardians and the faded red gate, and beyond the boundaries of the green shrine—that’s where the forest and the spirit world within it lies. That’s were Hajime met him, and where their story began.
But intertwining of destinies can be ugly business, Hajime finds, when their first meeting begins with blood and the too-human eyes of a beast.
- Part 1 of temples, gods, and their mortals
Tooru finally brings him to Seijou after Hajime’s first winter in the little village and on the mountain, when the flora and fauna of the green mountain shake off the last frost of the season and the spirits sing in time with the babbling of the streams.
It is in the midst of all that new life that Tooru takes him for the first time, and makes him a promise.
[SEQUEL TO 'BUILD A TEMPLE IN ME']
- Part 2 of temples, gods, and their mortals