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Summer Challenge - Prompt #2 Rain

Title: In The Rain
Author: Kmoaton
Prompt: Drabble #2, Rain
Universe: A/U (Absolution)
Rating: T
Warning: Angst
Word Count (500 max): 386

 

Watching the rain pour from the rooftop of the old porch reminded Sango of tears. She could remember her mother telling her rain was nature’s way of purifying the world. When the sun shone again, everything would be fresh and ready to start anew. She also taught Sango that tears served the same purpose for the soul. For every tear shed, your spirit was cleansed. Soon it would be ready to start living again.

 

Sango wasn’t sure that her spirit would ever return to the land of the living. For so long she had lived a hollow experience, burying all her emotions deep inside, protecting them from the world. As long as she didn’t put herself out there, there was no way she could be hurt, right? Instead she found herself at home, watching the rainfall and wondering if nature could be renewed, why couldn’t she?

 

She often wondered if her mother knew how much heartache she was going through? How she wanted to cry every time it rained because rain could hide her tears? Sometimes, Sango would go walking in the rain, letting it soak her and stream down her face. The tears that came were hidden in the rivulets of water rolling down her cheeks. No one had to know her secret sorrow when she walked in the rain.

 

But now, things had changed. There was Miroku, who had his own sorrow but instead of hiding it, he shared it with her. He was on a path of discovery that would be leading him to a rebirth of sorts. She knew in her heart he would be fine. But, for all of her preaching, she couldn’t let go of her own sorrow. Life and love bloomed all around her, nourished by the rain and the sunshine but she refused to prune away the overgrowth on her heart. She didn’t want to endure the painful cuts and the itch of healing that could lead to a new beginning.

 

Sighing, Sango stood up. The rain called to her again, inviting her to be cleansed, to be finally free. As the first cool drops splattered on her skin, Sango felt a flicker of hope. Maybe there was a light at the end of the tunnel. Maybe this time, her walk in the rain would set her free.

 

Comments

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luxken27
Jun. 10th, 2009 09:03 pm (UTC)
There's something about Sango and the rain...they just fit together, don't they?

This is beautiful. It fits so perfectly with your last chapter of 'Absolution' I could just scream, LOL. Once again, I marvel at your ability to pack so much meaning into so few words. I love it!! The imagery, the connections, the rebirth. Is this Sango finally letting go of her sorrow? Is this the beginning of the rest of her story?

Girl, you *nailed* it. Very nice work!
kmoaton
Jun. 10th, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! *squee* I'm so glad you like it! Sango and the rain really do go together well. She is so melancholy and it just fit her personality. I was considering adding this as an part of 'Absolution' either as a unprompted entry or as 'author's choice'.
luxken27
Jun. 10th, 2009 11:26 pm (UTC)
You totally should - it fits too beautifully, and really segues nicely into the next part of the story. It'd be a shame to leave it out.
kmoaton
Jun. 11th, 2009 12:03 am (UTC)
It's amazing what you can doodle sitting in a hot car! Lol
landofthekwt
Jun. 10th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)
I like the image of tears and the rain. Both cleanse. Sango needs to follow her own advice to Miroku and let go of the past so that she can go on.
kmoaton
Jun. 10th, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I think she is finally ready to follow her own advice.
eggplantlady
Jun. 10th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)


Wow, this is a really powerful piece. You've packed so much beautiful imagery and emotion into so few words... very impressive! I think you've done a wonderful job capturing the essence of Sango, and all her various hurts and fears, in this.
kmoaton
Jun. 10th, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC)
WOW! I love my banner! Thank you so much! The rain and Sango work so well together, I just couldn't resist adding this to the 'Abolution' universe.
psyco_chick32
Jun. 10th, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC)
This is so fabulous - a great companion piece to Absolution. We've seen that for all his problems, Miroku really is moving forward, whereas Sango is stuck in limbo right now.
She can do it!!
kmoaton
Jun. 11th, 2009 12:01 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm glad you liked! Sango has such a strong group of cheerleaders behind her. She just needs to believe in herself!
mirsanawardmod
Jul. 2nd, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! Your fic has been nominated for Best Drabble at Eikyuu Kosai, the Miroku/Sango Fandom Awards. Established in 2009, this group strives to recognize those outstanding pieces of fanfiction and art from the Inuyasha universe, which put special emphasis on the Mir/San pairing. Twice a year, our members come together to nominate and vote in 17 different categories, including a special ‘Hidden Treasure’ award, for those gems that might have been missed the first time around.

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mirsanawardmod
Aug. 5th, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)
Congratulations! Your fic has won 2nd Place for Best Drabble at Eikyuu Kosai, the Miroku/Sango Fandom Awards. Established in 2009, this group strives to recognize those outstanding pieces of fanfiction and art from the Inuyasha universe, which put special emphasis on the Mir/San pairing. Twice a year, our members come together to nominate and vote in 17 different categories, including a special ‘Hidden Treasure’ award, for those gems that might have been missed the first time around.

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jade_samuri
Aug. 13th, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
Congratulations!
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