Friday, August 7, 2015

Replay (TMNT '12 oneshot)

Saki would never forget that night. Leaping at the Hamato student with blades drawn, striking at him with intent to kill. The blow just missing, instead sending the woman he loved to a tragic fate. The flames raging about him, a symbol of his rage. Rage against himself? No, rage against the Hamato. It was his fault, turning the woman Saki loved against him. If she had only remained with him, the tragedy would have never happened.
  And through some cruel karma, the tragedy, through virtually the same players, replayed. It was almost a mirror. Again Saki leapt at the Hamato student with blades drawn. Again he struck at the Hamato student with intent to kill. And again, the blow missed, sending the girl he loved to a tragic fate.
  It was the next generation to whom it had happened to, but Saki did not miss the parallels. There were even flames raging around the scene.
  Rage, rage, rage…!
  Against himself? No. No, of course not. Saki did not miss these parallels either. It was all the fault of the Hamato clan. It was the fault of the Hamato clan that the woman he loved was lost, and it was now the fault of the Hamato clan that he could not fulfill the one missing parallel. The most he could do was leave with the promise to do so.
  "I shall avenge you, my daughter!"

[A/N Yeah, this is something that occurred to me when I first watched Vengeance is Mine. I noticed the parallels. Leo played as Splinter, Karai played as Teng Shen. In both situations, Shredder tried to do away with the Hamato, and instead brought unintended and unwanted tradgedy on the young woman caught in the middle. There was even fire consuming the building in both situations. The only thing that didn't happen was Shredder walking away from the flames with Karai in his arms, saving her and stealing her away. I wrote this on a complete whim thirty minutes ago, improvising as I went. I'm pretty satisfied with what I've made]

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