Hotarubi no Mori e - Scenery

Yamaken x Shizuku | Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun


The man chuckles softly, like it’s something amusing to say. His eyes, however, are humorless, the way he studies her face almost bewildered. The branch-like things on his back flutter quietly like wings, the hollow movement that makes her think about sadness for a moment, sadness and fairy tales. She realizes that he is taken aback by her answer. 
"Of course he is," Suzume thinks. The forest smells of moss and the dead leaves, faint loneliness. There are dark marks on his skin: flying birds, like trying to escape. He doesn’t look at her when he says:
"Well, maybe you should be. Afraid, I mean." 

Shizume AU;or story of the brave girl and the cursed boy who has been lost in the woods so long he has forgotten his own name. 

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