A silent scream. That was what left the young child as legs, weakened from despair, gave out beneath her. Knees hit the crimson stained ground hard next to his fading form. Ebony hair blew loosely in the wind and matted against her face. Obscuring her vision, though it mattered little as the girl could not see through the tears that stung her violet eyes. He raised a hand towards her. Wiping tears that fell from her eyes, though smearing blood in their place.
Nikko gripped his hand between her own and rested her head against his palm. It was a position she remembered fondly and, ordinarily , brought her comfort and joy. There was only a bitter taste of despair now as her cheek was stained crimson by trembling fingertips. This was their final goodbye. The last time she would ever feel his hand upon her with such affection. The thought made fresh tears burble forth.
"No! No d...don't leave me Rengoku-sensei...please..." tears streamed down her cheeks, mixing with the blood to leave crimson streaks, "please don't leave me nii-san!" she pleaded with the older male as her head dropped in defeat. It was useless to beg him not to leave her behind like the rest of her family had. He was at peace with the fact that he was dying and was proud to do so. He had fulfilled his duty.
"Young Nikko...go forth with what I've taught you....when things are hard, keep your heart ablaze like it has been since the day I met you....you have made me proud..."
Nikko raised her head the moment these words were spoken. Though it was just in time to watch that final smile into the empty space appear upon his features. With the smile upon his lips he faded from the mortal plain leaving her behind there in the twilight of morning. Trembling arms slipped around his chest as he began to fall a bid to keep him from touching the blood stained ground below.
Though it effectively only drenched her own haori in the stench of her former sensei's blood as it soaked into the fabric. Nikko buried her head into his hair as sobs racked her body to the core. Heart wrenching wails came from her as she held him close to her heart.
"I will NEVER forgive that beast." Her Violet eyes were ablaze with a rage that consumed her heart entirely, "I will find him...and when I do...I'm going to KILL him myself or die trying."