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Part 4 (Final)
Spring descended out of nowhere and the day was warm and sunny. In general Guren didn't take much notice of the seasons, yet today he found himself observing the weather with an uncharacteristic optimism.
It had been nearly three weeks since he had rescued Masahiro from the Zhen and the fox spirit, and for the most part, things in the Abe household had resumed their usual calm.
The damage from the fire was still being repaired, the gardens would still need to be replanted, but Yoshimasa had at last regained consciousness three days ago under Seimei's close supervision. Masahiro's father had recovered quickly since then and was even now walking around with his left arm in a sling and a bandage around his head.
Guren stood against the doorframe of the small room, facing towards the gardens. Out in the charred grass, Masahiro was chasing crickets and trying unsuccessfully to catch one as a pet.
Masachika made a light comment on his little brother's antics