Crimson flames rose up in a south eastern section of edo as tomoyo stood there.
A group of samurai charged down the dirt path between the shops as tomoyo then took a stance.
"Fine,you can join your brothers in the pits of hell"
Tomoyo spoke coldly as he drew his katana.
"DIE MAN SLAYER!"
Tomoyo stared coldly as he rushed into battle,his red hair trailing behind him.
The flames spread in the south eastern section as the sounds of battle could be heard in the streets of the newly built and formed city of edo.
Tomoyo then clashed blades with one warrior.
A second samurai got behind him as tomoyo then spun on his heels.
Shoving the first enemy away he then took the sai-ken stance.
The foe infront of him rushed in as tomoyo side stepped,bringing his blade down on the warriors neck,cleaving the head from his shoulders in a clean slash.
Tomoyo then stepped into another slash,finishing off his first opponent.
More began to rush in as tomoyo spoke.
"The streets will be tainted red with blood,as red as the fire that rages in the south"
the streets surrounding the area tomoyo was in battle in soon began to fill with fighters from both sides.
"OUT OF MY WAY, I WILL KILL TOMOYO MYSELF!"
it was makoto nagano,the leader of the outfit currently hunting tomoyo down.
"The man-slayer is far to much for you too handle"
the flames exploded as a gun powder storage ignites and tomoyo coldly glares.
"Makoto-san,it truly is a shame we are now enemies,I truly enjoyed your company,as a friend and warrior"
"you are no friend of mine,imperialist"
Makoto rushed forth and swung his blade with great skill.
Tomoyo ducked the attack,returning with his own slash.
Makoto ducked the blade as he stepped in for a close range attack.
Tomoyo then spun and got low,preforming a rising slash,followed by a flurry of repeated attacks.
The man managed to block some.
The two warriors stepped back.
a moment of silence passed.
Makoto then began to bleed out of his arms and shoulders as tomoyo spoke.