Desc by MoCaw
The cherry blossoms
on the highest of branches
fall in the spring breeze
She catches the cherry blossom petal in her palm, her slender fingers closing around the delicate pink-and-white. "The life of a Genji noble is treacherous. Court politics may serve to defeat a general with ten thousand victories on the field."
"And such was my fate. My enemies could not defeat me in the field, and so they slandered my honor. I was accused of attempting to seduce the Crown Prince, Akihito, on his own wedding night. My titles were stripped from me. I was cast down into disgrace, sentenced to die by a hundred spears. I made my escape, choosing life over honor, in the end, and became a bandit."
"I suppose I would still be one if I had not met our mutual benefactor," she concludes, sipping her tea. "But the story of how she bested me is one that we already know. Perhaps we should tell a more interesting story instead."