Fic_promptly prompt, "Fatal Frame,
any pairing, growing old together (because someone's gotta have a happy
Is Living Well
Kei had never expected to marry Mafuyu's sister. Sure, they weren't
that far apart in age, but he'd just never really looked at her until
after they'd been through the whole adventure with the dream mansion.
They'd woken up about the same time, him on Yuu's - Rei's - couch and
Miku in her bed, and Rei had made tea for both of them.
The way Miku had looked when she'd described her adventures, her
vulnerability, all of that had attracted him. Hinasaki Miku was
stronger than she looked, as gentle and compassionate as her brother,
and had gone through a lot of the same things he had. Discussion about
ghosts and rituals had developed into discussions about other things,
and one day, Kei found himself proposing marriage to Miku.
And Miku had agreed, with the provision that Mafuyu approved too. So
they went to Himuro mansion, picked through the ruins of rooms and
underground passages to the gateway to hell, just so that Kei could ask
Mafuyu if he could marry his sister. It felt odd that he could see his
dead friend, but it was one of the side effects of what had happened to
him, and at least this way he and Miku shared something in common. He
could understand when she could see what others couldn't see, because
he could see it too.
Mafuyu had been amused. Kei felt odd, knowing that of the trio, Mafuyu
had been the one with the sixth sense, and now he was the one that had
Their kids had been perfectly normal, no sixth sense, nothing
extraordinary whatsoever. He could see Miku's relief, even as she
bemoaned the fact that they'd never know their uncle Mafuyu. But it was
a small thing, because they weren't near the mansion anyway, and it had
been demolished long ago, including the entrance to the place where
Mafuyu and Kirie were.
If he and Miku could have bought Himuro mansion, if they'd had the
resources, they would have. Kei missed his friend, and Miku missed her
brother. But nothing could be done about that. It was a small regret.
The two of them had had good lives, in the end. Miku continued to go
out with Rei on photoshoots until a few months into her first
pregnancy, and he'd found a better-paying job. They lived in comfort,
in love with each other, and they had family - both of the blood, in
Kei's sister and surviving niece, and in spirit, with Rei. They'd
written two books together and raised two well-adjusted, normal kids.
One of the grandchildren had their sixth sense, but between Kei, Miku,
and Mio, she seemed to be doing better than Miku ever had when she was
In the end, Kei didn't regret any of it at all. Not the Manor, not
their losses, not anything. Because he was happy and Miku was happy,
and that was all that mattered.
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