1 // JO :: beginning :: Frozen
2 // HA :: middle :: Has To Be
3 // KYU :: conclusion :: To Have and Not To Hold
The ninja Kage-Maru has been hired to capture Sarah Bryant. Fate, however, sought to intervene in this seemingly simple mission.
Written in the format of the Japanese noh drama, Shadow Play is an attempt to tell the story of their first meeting through the very eyes of these two characters. Then perhaps we could glean better insight into the reasons behind their actions later in the series.
A few scenes and dialogues herein vary slightly from those of the anime, but these were done due to necessary dramatic license and to make the story flow better. However, this fic was still written within FULL context of the anime’s events.
The interludes are juxtaposed with three songs from Madonna’s Ray of Light album. This trilogy contains spoilers up to Episode 11.