|Kenshin Himura (justawanderer) wrote in wariscoming,|
@ 2013-05-31 22:06:00
|Entry tags:||buffy summers|
Who:Kenshin and Buffy
What:Vampire Slayer meets a
former Man slayer.
When:Backdated slightly to arrival
The dark red haired samurai knew he could not stay at the Starbucks for long. His presence was already gaining much unwanted attention. Unfortunately for him he had no idea how to 'blend in' and it did not help that speaking English was difficult. He could not explain that he was a tourist or a wanderer or anything of the sort because he did not know the words. The computer had been set for him to read in Japanese and write in English, but he knew this was only going to make things more difficult in the long run. He stuck out of the crowd like a sore thumb with his deep red mens kimono and samurai hakama pants, it was only natural people should stare.
That was exactly the opposite of the effect he wanted. In Japan he would have just simply looked like a poor penniless samurai. There were many of them since the war ended. Most did not know how to give up the sword after living by it for so many years. Kenshin was one of those, but he did at the same time accept the peaceful age of the Meiji. The sword he kept was special. It looked like any old Katana, but when drawn the blade was on the wrong side. His sword was for protecting the ones he loved, not for taking lives. He was unsurprised to find people staring at the weapon, and at him but that did not make it less uncomfortable for the young faced wandering swordsman. He got up and bowed his head to the lady who had shown him the computer machine, and left the building to wait outside.
Even out side he stood out. He found more people staring at the cross shaped scar on his cheek even than at home. Kenshin turned so said marking was not as visible, leaning against the wall of the coffee shop in an attempt to be casual. He tucked his hands inside the long sleeves of his kimono and watched people pass by.