who has two hands and too many wips?
I know you will hate me for this but tell me this is not the track that would play if this were animated
i just want to take this time to appreciate kagura, and how strong and loving and caring she is. kagura had a very lonely childhood, and unlike gintoki and the others, she never seemed to have any strong friendship with anyone before meeting him and shinpachi. kagura had her dad and her older brother, but they soon abandoned her. umibozu distanced himself from her, kept giving her empty promises after that, kamui completely abandoned her, calling her a weakling and a waste of his time. they left her to take care of her dying mother all by herself. her mother eventually died, but even after that, they never came back. she was only a little girl then who probably only wanted people she can play with, people she could call family.
nevertheless, in the umibozu arc, umibozu says that even though he kept on leaving her, kagura would still be waiting for him, always wondering when he’ll be home next. even after she moved to earth, kagura never forgets to write him letters. in the yoshiwara arc, umibozu explains how despite kagura’s hostile behavior toward her brother, all she wants is to be with him again, to save him from himself. despite kamui’s shitty attitude toward her, despite him openly renouncing her as his sister, saying how she has no place with them, kagura still continues to care enough about him to deliver him from his destructive path. it takes a lot of strength and love to continue wishing the good for someone who has been and is still completely shitty toward you, yet here she is.
kagura is amazing because even though she had all the right to, she bears no pure hatred toward the people who abandoned her. you could say they don’t deserve her love, they really don’t. umibozu comments on how kagura had always been stronger than he, the strongest assassin in the universe, and i hope someday kamui would realise this as well. kagura is crude, brash, and violent, but beneath that scaly exterior you have a heart that is warmer than any hearth on a winter day. you have a girl who continues to love and care about the people who have hurt her, who have voluntarily abandoned her, even though it would have been easier to forget them all together.
She found a really good rock ;-;