"We've never been here before."
". . . Yet I feel like I know this place."
Kaseki looked forward, his hand holding the small wrist of the boy. The both of them would be staring into the fogged mystery of a long forgotten village. Dead bodies, or at least what remained of them after so many eons, littered the village. Buildings were burnt, or falling apart. There was signs of a fight, and in the great distance, a well in the center of the village.
"This was his home." Kaseki thought to himself. "This is where our father grew up. This is where I could have grown up/"
The thought of being a normal human child with no magical powers intrigued Kaseki, but at the same time it frightened him. It was Ishi would gave him the Gift of Water which allowed him to save his own life. If he was born a normal noble child, would have a cure for his ailment? Could they help him?
But the thought of his father raising him to be a samurai peaked his curiosity. Khaos was a tainted version of the Yoshimitsu blade. It would be his own source of power. But would this change be enough? What would be the effects . . .
"We'd have never met Xiaowei."
". . . and Pandora would have never existed."
All actions had reactions. Every choice changed the world, his world.
There was only one way to know for sure.