[Fanfiction-Kannaduki no Miko] The Fantasy of Last Life I ~The Remnant
Sun at Daybreak
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……There is an ancient shrine on the moon, quietly protecting the
common world for thousands of years……
She knew this story since she was very little. Two mikos were chosen
by Gods, born on those days when Gods were gone. They together took
the mission of protecting the common world. Dressed in sacred miko
suits, holding two-handed swords, the two young ladies were not only
beautiful and elegant, but also powerful and frightening.
Mikos of the sun, and the moon.
And she, was one of them. Born an orphan without parents, her
existence was destined not to be just a daughter; she was
pre-determined not being able to spend her life quietly and
Gods had their reasons for such an arrangement. She had believed so
all these times.
A clear and pleasant voice softly interrupted her daily meditation.
However, it also made a slight smile showing up on her serious face.
Swiftly turning around, her small figure stayed kneeing down at the
wooden floor in a graceful and proper pose.
"Tsuki sama." As usual, she bowed down slightly in a respectful way,
and gave the person in front of her a polite yet cold greeting. Her
long hair was light –colored like tea leaves, almost shining golden,
bundled towards the back in a simple and fitting style, only some hair
by the ear flowing in front of her chest.
The girl that she called " Tsuki sama" was said to have come from an
ordinary family. When her parents learned that their only kid was the
miko chosen by Gods, they were moved to happy tears, kneeled down and
She heard that they were still spending the money that the emperor
granted, boasting that their daughter was the daughter of heavens, a
gift from Gods.
Really… foolish folks. She sighed in her heart. Why couldn't they
understand that being "normal" would be the most gracious gift that
Gods would give to a child?
As she was having such thoughts, Tsuki sama had opened the door
completely, so that the ray of the bright sunshine could enter their
dark room—the sacred forbidden place where they had been serving God
Ame no Murakumo.
She noticed that a strange look flashed through the bright and limpid
eyes of Tsuki sama as she looked at the stone statue of Ame no
Murakumo behind her (Hi sama's) back. That was a look of admiration
and trust, mixed with a nature of fear and obedience towards Gods.
A nature of mikos.
"I am very sorry…Did I interrupt your meditation?'' Tsuki sama turned
her head slightly and asked, with a few thick old books in her hands
that exuded a color of yellow.
She only gazed silently at the girl in front of her.
The strong sunlight naturally shined upon her long dark hair,
enhancing the softness and gloss of it. Tsuki sama had the same hair
style as that of herself, yet her front hair was more stylishly
disordered, slightly covering her thin, well-shaped and deep-colored
Wearing a deep-purple miko suit all year long, with the black hair and
deep-colored eyebrows, a mature and indifferent mask of expression
occupying her beautiful and elegant face—Tsuki sama looked like a
person suitable to compete with and beat darkness itself.
At least this would be the first impression.
She smiled silently. She understood more than anyone else how
deceiving looks could be.
If people could distract themselves from Tsuki sama's refined face and
lock their sight on her deep-as-sea eyes, they would for sure find,
underneath her cold look, how gentle, how purely trusting her eyesight
She was still a child. An inexperienced child who was looking at this
world with her big, pure and curious eyes.
"No, I just finished the meditation for today."
Tsuki sama looked obviously relaxed, then smiled shyly, and walked
over slowly and agilely. The way that Tsuki sama walked was not
exactly delicate, but straightforward like boys, yet more elegant and
dashing. Maybe it was because that she was taller than herself? She
wondered with curiosity.
"The priest suggested me to ask you about these books."
Crouching down, Tsuki sama's shy smile approached her face. She then
realized that Tsuki sama and she were having a distance way too
intimate, as she even saw her own reflections in the other girl's blue
Moving backward without a trace, she maintained a polite smile on her
face. "Are you still studying hard on these ancient books, Tsuki
"Yes. Because I has not been here since little, like Hi sama. I am not
very clear about many things regarding the rites, legends or
ceremonies…" As Tsuki sama was explaining, she put aside the books in
her hands and kneeled down straightly on the floor. "So the priest
said I could ask you what I don't understand…Can you teach me what's
in the books?"
Her expressions were so candid and upright, and her eyes were serious
and trusting. Who could possibly refuse them? She whispered in her
heart. "Certainly. Where do you not understand?"
As soon as she stopped the sentence, Tsuki sama responded with her
radiant smiling face.
Just as usual, she started to have an uncontrollable disorder of heart beat.
After this, no matter how hard she tried to meditate, to keep her mind
in a state free of random thoughts, these gentle eyes and sincere
smile could always invade her heart without warning, and waste every
effort she spent maintaining a calm mood.
This sudden hurricane of the moon had been tantalizing her rioting
soul to be freed from this mission.
Maybe this was why the second miko was needed. No matter how the sun
shined upon the land, it could never reach the darkness deep inside
itself. When the darkness devoured the sun at the end, at least there
would be tender moonlight generously shedding in the world. At least,
there would be a gentle and beautiful light warming up the world.
"……First we summon Ame no Murakumo, and then, we will fight
Orochis……right?" Tsuki sama asked, while concentrating on the
sentences in a book.
She straightened her suddenly-stiffed body. "Yes."
"And what next? I looked into quite a few books, none of them recorded
what mikos should do after defeating Orochis."
"…Do you really have the confidence to defeat Orochis?"
Tsuki sama switched her eyesight from the book to the face of the
young lady in the red miko suit in front of her.
Her piercing blue eyes looked deeply into the other brilliant pair.
"If I were alone, that might be a little difficult." Carefully
choosing the words, Tsuki sama spoke slowly, "Because…there are eight
Orochis, right? One versus eight, it would be difficult, no matter how
you think about it."
She couldn't help chuckling at her naïve reply.
"It is true." Somewhat unsatisfied that her serious reply was laughed
at, Tsuki sama continued her explanation. " If one can be invincible
as long as she is by God's side, why do you need two mikos? One person
can accomplish nothing……to protect people, or to live a life. We
"I can live by myself." Interrupting Tsuki sama's words, her
indifferent tone contained disagreement.
Tsuki sama's young and profound face looked disappointed and hurt. "Hi
sama…you don't want to be with me?" Her clear and melodious voice
failed to cover the sudden sobs from her throat and became sore and
This unreserved sincerity smashed her heart into pieces, which she had
been defending so hard. "It is my fate to be with you." She bit her
teeth so badly that her chin was tense and aching. " Such arrangements
must have their reasons……I never doubt it, nor do I run away from it.
"Even if you are not at all willing to……right?"
The silence froze the air, and their heartbeat replaced the time flow.
A certain flame was slowly rising, and bloomed into a beautiful, neon
brilliance, just like the water droplets under the sun.