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November 17, 2013
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Wish these thoughts would go away
And here alone I sit and pray
Washing the visions out of my mind
By this lake
Asking The Dancer to be kind
So I don't break


I knew I would be in trouble for doing it, for dirtying, maybe even ruining the kimono I was wearing by sitting there on the bridge, in the pouring rain, but I couldn't help it. Nothing but the unending, unyielding beat of the cold water over me could cleanse my thoughts... my soul. 

Thunder and lightning used to frighten me when I was a child, but that night... that night, it made me feel closer to the Dancer and to the Lonely and Only, that they might hear my plea, notice my plight, and banish the demons that plagued me.

I had looked into the water when I arrived, before I sat on the bridge. Before I got out of the okiya, I had foolishly thought that I could look upon my reflection and remember who I was... who I used to be. I remember imagining moonlight helping me to see myself in the surface of the water. But all I saw was a distorted image, rippling from raindrops, illuminated in jagged flashes of light from the storm. I could only see things I didn't want to... things I wanted to forget.

Things I wished I could forget.


A BIG thank you to my collaborators and dear ones: :iconmarcotonio-desu:, my Blade Under Mask co-writer and amethystine, my boss and partner in crime! <3

Enjoy some rain, thunder, and Nae! I missed doing this! 


Nae, Blade Under Mask me
Sounds are public domain, downloaded from

Blade Under Mask: Silent Winter Child by White-Mantis Blade Under Mask: A Moment for the Stars by White-Mantis Purification by White-Mantis Blade Under Mask: You Have My Word (Animated) by White-Mantis
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sweet mother teresa on the hood of a mersades benz. good job!
RukiaPB Mar 6, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! IS SO BEAUTIFUL! excited excited excited 
Nae! What are you Doing out here!? It's pouring!
Enchanting! Truly inspired!

White-Mantis Jan 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! <3
IronaNoOkami Nov 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Just WOW I really love it
KiusLady Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very lovely piece :)
LazyMusician10 Nov 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
its magnificent! I love it~  :happybounce: CURSE YOU! Clap 
That's a very nice animation.<br / />
this is really fantastic I like that you added sound to this.
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