The Shinsengumi did not have a newspaper, but that winter, they may as well have.
The Shinsengumi did not have a newspaper, but that winter, they may as well have. On the afternoon of December 12, 1864, rumors spread through the cold, dry air like wildfire in a drought and didn't show any signs of letting up until the cicadas started singing the next summer.
Ichimura Tatsunosuke was gone? As in /gone/? Like, /spirited away/?
That's right; just up and disappeared.
Was there a curse on the accounting staff? First Sannan, and now this...
What? Yamazaki had seen him kissing that kaikoku bastard Sakamoto Ryouma in an alley one evening in Gion? Had they...you know.../eloped/?
kaikoku - The kaikoku were a group that favored the opening of Japan to the West/the United States before the Meiji Revolution, as opposed to the joi, who favored the continued isolation of Japan. I don't know that Ryouma was actually a member of the kaikoku school of thought, but given his leanings, I would assume as much. In any case, it suits my purposes. Sort of.