Written for fic_promptly, prompt: "Fatal Frame, Kirie, the mansion was
haunted long before she cursed it". The ghosts mentioned are Long Arms
and the samurai that shows up in the Xbox version that I don't have.
Happy Unseen Ghosts
The Mansion is haunted. Kirie's not sure who told her this, but she's
pretty sure someone did, that it's not just her imagination. It's more
likely to be her servant than one of the priests, but come to think of
it, one of them could have told her, just to unsettle her and keep her
There are two ghosts she's heard of, one long-armed ghost that's
eternally searching for his daughter, and one disgraced samurai, who
fell in love with someone he wasn't supposed to. Kirie suspects that
the samurai's love was a former Shrine Maiden, because that's how the
tragedies in her books work, but for whatever reason, the person who
tells her things doesn't say.
She can well imagine that the ghosts exist. After all, despite the
girls like her, Malice probably does seep through a little at times,
keeping these people here when they should be going on. She's surprised
there aren't more, but maybe this place is a happy place when she's not
Looking down into the backyard, she catches a glimpse of someone she
can't quite see. She wonders if they're happy, or at least more-or-less
content like she is. She will do what she needs to do so that there
aren't more ghosts here, because that's what she was born to do.
And that's all that matters, isn't it?
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