Of War, Love, and Dokuganryu 6Aiko's Point of ViewI froze as I looked over at the sickly looking man with long silver hair. My back felt like it was on fire. "Maybe I should refresh your memory!" the man called out before charging at me.My swords were forgotten as I danced out of the way of the swinging scythe. I turned and tried to move around him but the tip of his blade caught my left shoulder and sliced down to my opposite hip. My tunic was destroyed completely as only scrap clung to my skin to cover my chest. That feeling. How could I have ever forgotten that feeling.It felt like I never left that hell hole."You remember!! My little Aiko-chan remembers the pleasure she gave me as I sliced up that once untouched peach skin!" blood ran freely down my left arm as I pulled out the katana with the black hilt."Bastard!" it sounded like Lord Masamune.Blinking hard a few times I watched as the Lord of Oshu smirked. "His eyes look the same as when he killed Azai. He's a crazy bastard
Of War, Love, and Dokuganryu 5Date Masamune's Point of ViewThe birds chirped on the other side of the screen in the morning. I arched my back until it cracked. I felt better than ever. But I couldn't help but think of that dream I had last night as I slid my armor back on.Kojūrō entered the area just as I was getting up with my claws strapped to my side."Hey Kojūrō," I greeted my second in command."Good morning Boss Masamune." He greeted in return while bowing his head. I walked past him to enter the garden. I drew one of my swords from its sheathe as I took my stance and swung the blade.Hm. I healed better than I first thought."Looks like the wound you took at Nagashino has healed,I paused and looked over at Kojūrō. "Yeah. I can set off to take the Demon King's head anytime.""It relieves me to see that you've recovered."I scuffed softly. "Look who's talking." I looked down at the blade in my hand. "Want to duel me again, Kojūrō?" I asked.I
Of War, Love, and Dokuganryu 4Aiko's Point of ViewI leaned against the cool stone wall of Takeda Shingen's home. My blush was consuming my whole face. I can't believe he saw me! I'm so embarrassed. I crouched down with my back still against the stone wall as I hid my face in my hands. "That's so embarrassing! I cannot believe the Dokuganryū saw me dancing..." slowly I ran my fingers thru my hair; only to have them freeze.My comb was gone. I quickly stood up and allowed my hair to sway behind me to its full waist length. Oh no. Where could it be? That comb was a gift; one that I held close to heart; only second to the women in my team. I shot off in search of the only thing that I loved with all my being. "How could I be so careless?" I scolded myself while landing on top of a roof. My eyes narrowed as I looked out across the grounds.A kunai landed only inches from the person's foot whom stood behind me. "Whoa. Easy there!" my eyebrow started twitching. I knew that voice anywhere. "