Gintama, Takasugi/Katsura, G
Set in Benizakura arc.
Christmas drabble for coite_bodhar
"Zura," a familiar voice called. Katsura had to resist popping a vein on his head.
"It's not Zura, it's Katsura."
"You haven't changed," the man in the indigo kimono chuckled. "I heard you were dead, but it seems that I can't trust my source anymore."
"Do you actually ever trust anyone, though, Takasugi?" Katsura snorted, replied by the other man's soft snigger.
"Do I look so terrible in your eyes now?"
"From what I've seen right now, I would say so." Katsura's left hand clenched his sword, his right hand ready to move to pull it off.
"Don't," Takasugi's word froze Katsura, as he walked past his old friend, breathing out smoke. "It's not time yet."
"Time for what?" he asked, a sweat slowly flowed down his face, his heart beating one beat faster.
"We'll meet again," Takasugi said, ignoring Katsura's question. "And it will be the time." He began walking away, but stopped as he looked over his shoulder, eyeing Katsura's back. "I see you look good in your short hair as well. I miss seeing your long hair tied up like the good old days, though."
Katsura widened his eyes as he spun his body around, "How did you—"
But the other man already disappeared, not leaving a single trace. Katsura stood up straight, looking at the place where Takasugi vanished, hand tracing his own hair.
The breeze softly passed by, leaving Katsura alone, with only a sword in his grip to witness as his lips slowly turning from a frown to a faint, slight smile.
- [Drabble] Takasugi/Katsura