by Rana Eros
Shinigami don't show up in photographs. Muraki finds this most irksome. He posed Tsuzuki the same way, blanket and yukata, bandages around hand and left temple. He wanted proof that he had re-captured his grandfather's mystery.
His grandfather captured more than he himself could hold onto, a black and white picture of Tsuzuki alive and breathing. The picture is gone now, as is Muraki's, which showed only an empty cot with a blanket disarranged on its surface.
Gone, as Tsuzuki is himself, but Muraki has the scar, at least.
He traces it with a knife, to keep it from fading.