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2010. Feb, 8th | 10:20 am
posted by: salomesensei in sings_the_blade

Title: Uncanny
Words: 247
Rating: OT
Summary: Kanbei's suspicions about Kyuuzou grow.
Warnings: yaoi and implications of f-Kyuu (see author's note)
Author's Note: I'm trying out the "hidden female" angle for Samurai 7 fic for the first time. Crossposted to fanfic_bakeoff.



It's how he kept himself apart that's got Kanbei's overactive mind constantly on Kyuuzou now. The ever-vigilant war bride noticed, gave sly grins. The illusion of asceticism was simply illusion, Shichiroji knew in every fashion imaginable. But one could misread signs, and as Shichiroji knew only part of what obsessed Kanbei with this enemy-turned-temporary-ally so Kanbei wondered if he knew only part of what drew him to the silent, sullen samurai.

The kind of close observation that would settle the question in Kanbei's mind was impossible, as Kyuuzou was uncanny in his ability to feel another's attention upon him and shift away from it, physically, psychically, effectively. The most obvious, of course, was the most unviable: catching the lanky ronin as he undressed. But Kanbei had stayed alive at least in part based upon skills in unobtrusive surveillance, so he and Kyuuzou were well matched. Opposites drawn together: watcher and watched, dark and fair, reluctant leader and resentful adherent. Could it be so far-fetched that there was one more binary that drew them: male and female?

Shichiroji curled nearer in half-sleep, hand unerringly finding the hardness in Kanbei's robes with a hazy grin, mistaking it as an offering between them. Kanbei smiled and accepted the miscommunication with gratitude. Attraction to Shichiroji came naturally; the allure of Kyuuzou—this man who might well be a woman—was all the more forceful for the fact that it did not. He claimed Shichiroji's mouth and silenced the questions, for now.



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i_am_zan

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from: i_am_zan
date: 2010. Feb, 8th 05:17 pm (UTC)
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Oohh this is very prettily written. I like how much is said through what isn't.

^_^.

Thank you for posting to the comm. *waves hello*

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Salome

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from: salomesensei
date: 2010. Feb, 9th 02:36 am (UTC)
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*waves* Yay! Thank you. It's more than a little florid, but I indulged myself. I appreciate the praise and the welcome!

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jun_i

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from: jun_i
date: 2010. Feb, 8th 05:33 pm (UTC)
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An interesting setup for a love triangle. Looking fwd to further developments.

Welcome to the f-Kyuu club, btw ^_^

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Salome

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from: salomesensei
date: 2010. Feb, 9th 02:38 am (UTC)
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Ooooh actual triangle? I shall ponder that. I think of Shichiroji as absurdly generous and would let his Kanbei-kun have whatever would make him happy, even f-Kyuu. But yes, more developments as I ponder more.

Thank you for the welcome! Happy to be here! ^_^ (m-Kyuu is welcome here too?)

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i_am_zan

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from: i_am_zan
date: 2010. Feb, 9th 02:45 am (UTC)
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Any kind of Kyuu is welcome here!

S/He's pretty multi-faceted I think so all are welcome!

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Salome

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from: salomesensei
date: 2010. Feb, 9th 02:56 am (UTC)
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After watching S7 with my son and hubby last year and then again more recently with a friend and his kids, I've been so sad that the fandom's so dead. I have a thang for Kanbei/Kyuuzou and never thought of the f-Kyuu thing til I saw some of jun_i's stuff, and now I'm just happy to have even a small group who love S7 and Kyuuzou too! XD

Thanks for the warm welcome!

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jun_i

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from: jun_i
date: 2010. Feb, 9th 04:09 am (UTC)
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Heehee, I meant "f-Kyuu club" in a figurative sense. Sings_the_blade is of course, a generic Kyuu community which is meant for m-Kyuu, but has been so kindly tolerant of f-Kyuu too ^_^

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Salome

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from: salomesensei
date: 2010. Feb, 9th 04:13 am (UTC)
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Yay for tolerance and all the Kyuuzou goodness we can get.

I'll write some m-Kyuu too!

But I like being part of the figurative f-Kyuu club ^_^

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citizencobalt

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from: citizencobalt
date: 2010. Feb, 9th 07:30 am (UTC)
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I like this! Like zan said, so much is said through what isn't.
Welcome to the community! ^_^

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Salome

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from: salomesensei
date: 2010. Feb, 9th 01:43 pm (UTC)
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Awesome - thank you!! It's good to be here.

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gyen_gaoltosing

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from: gyen_gaoltosing
date: 2010. Feb, 9th 06:05 pm (UTC)
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Oooh, I like it!! Well done.

Poor Shichiroji--I feel a bit sorry for him. But then again, my perceptions of him from the anime always were that there's very little that slips past him, so perhaps he sees much more than Kanbei thinks. (In the f-Kyuu world especially, I'm willing to bet that Shichiroji would recognize Kyuuzou for who she really is a mile away.)

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Salome

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from: salomesensei
date: 2010. Feb, 9th 06:18 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!

Gread point. Given his presentation in the anime, I tend to think of Shichiroji as more follower than leader, and entirely behind Kanbei regardless of the scenario (in love and in war, so to speak). And yes, very attentive. I don't think of him as jealous or any more possessive than life (or Kanbei) allows. All this is just based on personal response and preferences and where he returns to Kanbei's side in the anime and where the narrative ends. I could certainly understand alternate readings in which he is more possessive. That said, I would find it hard to credit a reading of him as oblivious to his surroundings, including Kyuuzou (whom I've always read as male and not a hidden female, until the f-Kyuu underground (jun-i) tempted me to try on f-Kyuu for size!

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