Mizu-Kagami

~A Chichiri songfic ~

 

Author’s note: The translation of “Mizu-Kagami” used here is the translation that appears at www.chichiri.com. This is easier than using the romanji lyrics and leaving people to find the translation themselves. Enjoy!

 

If meeting by chance was our single mistake

Then even loveliness becomes a thorn

In the depths of my heart, suppressed pain

Raised a scream and stole my breath

 

   He watched the storm rage on. It was late – the other seishi were already asleep, and the imperial city was quiet. He was alone in the storm.

   Almost like that time . . .

   *No. No, I WON’T think about that. I can’t let it get in the way of what I’m supposed to do now . . . *

 

“Why at that time?” and I blame my own hands

“But . . . why?” and I question whether I was good enough for my companion…

 

    A pool of water formed nearby as the rain went on, and he stared at it. It almost appeared, for a moment - the reflection of a younger Houjun trying to hold onto his best friend's hand, the flood waters swirling around them. The water was so strong; and Hikou couldn't swim...

            *After that... what I if I did succeed? After that... what if I had died after I lost them?*

            He knew the answer. There would not be all seven Suzaku seishi. Konan's people would be fighting just to survive - Kutou would have invaded when its first chance came...

 

Go flowing through shreds of memories reflecting in the water

I pledge in my heart to not repeat those feelings

Go flowing through my sadness that is reflecting in the water

With this power, with these feelings, I want to protect you

 

      His duty as a Suzaku seishi was heavy. But above all, he had to protect the Suzaku no Miko. She was the one that would summon Suzaku. SHE was the one that could protect the country. Even though she was a clumsy, gluttonous, foolish girl from another world, Suzaku had chosen her to be the priestess and therefore possessed a few redeeming qualities. She had faith. She believed in the strength of true love... something that he hadn't....

 

Having lost someone, my feelings fit my beliefs

But now, I think that love will never be defeated

Even though we’re miserable, even though we’re imperfect

Even so, we can help each other

 

     The pool of water reflected a smiling face. It was he showed to the world; a cheerful, cute mask.

 

Go flowing through shreds of memories reflecting in the water

I pledge in my heart to not repeat those feelings

Go flowing through my sadness that is reflecting in the water

With this power, with these feelings, I want to protect you

 

     *This is the Chichiri they all see. The I'm-so-cute-and-cheerful-no-da one... the ones that knew Houjun, Ri Houjun, aren't here...* He sighed. Kouran and Hikou were dead. He was still living. He had his duty. *If I could redeem myself... will I see you again? If I succeed in this, will I find peace?*

 

     "Hikou... Kouran... I'll make things right, I promise..."

 

This shadow is pain: the water-reflection of my heart

Already I can see your face, which gave birth to our love

Because I have the need to make things right

I won’t avert my eyes from the pain again

 

      "...I promise."

 

(Because I have the need to make things right,

 I won’t avert my eyes from the pain again)

 

 

 

Author’s note: Romanji lyrics can be found at the URL given at the top of this page.  If you want the romanji and translated lyrics, please be aware that it will be in text format and not HTML.

 

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