2 Works by captainjackspearow in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Video Game)
13 Jan 2020
“My father tried to kill me twice. And before that…” Wolf trails off. “I don’t have much in the way of positive examples of parenting.”
Genichiro raises his eyebrows. “And my grandfather left me to die when I outlived my utility. The only difference between us there is that mine didn’t give enough of a shit to wield the sword himself, when he felt it was ‘appropriate.’ Poor Emma had to kill two of them for us.”
His voice is weak. “I did offer.”
“For someone who once gave me a whole speech about acting like a tool, you really have trouble letting go of that, don’t you?”
The journey west is neither quick, nor easy. They all have much to learn along the way. Immortality may be severed, but the weight of it still hangs around their necks, like the echo of iron shackles.
Five orphans march halfway across a continent, learn to live with each other, learn to live with themselves.
- Part 2 of Doing What Must Be Done
05 May 2019
He thinks of a war-torn field, of men taking orders, of how much blood has been shed over Kuro, how much more is about to be. Of what it felt like to want to tear Owl to pieces the first time he saw his face, the pain of gripping his blade, the sting of it to his cheek. He will die for this.
(Owl finds an orphan on a battlefield. Isshin finds an orphan on a battlefield. Orangutan finds an orphan on a battlefield. Hirata claims an orphan from a battle of a different kind. The monks of Senpou take and make countless orphans. The hand that feeds does not do so out of kindness.)
An AU fix-it for the Return Ending, focusing on the five orphans and the decisions along the way that led them to seek an end to this stagnation, seek severance, seek something else entirely.
- Part 1 of Doing What Must Be Done