As the Years Go Up in Smoke Index

“No, you won’t see him hurt. Because I won’t allow it. No one is ever going to hurt him again.”

Saitou could never have predicted the devastating results of trying to fill the gap in Sano’s memory… of bringing to light a secret involving Shishio and Sano’s desperate fear of smoke, a horror that threatens to tear them apart forever.

Drama/Romance/Adventure/Introspection | Saitou & Sano | Rated 4 | | Alternate timeline, POV: Omniscient Saitou/Sano/Kenshin, Language (general/religious), Violence, Rape (described), Sexuality/sexual references, Angst, Suicide (attempted), Disapproval of the Saitou/Sano relationship, Queer Saitou, Queer Sano | 16,713 words | Completed Spring 2002 | ebook

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

3 thoughts on “As the Years Go Up in Smoke Index”

  1. Belated comment from a fan


    I actually stumbled upon this LJ before, forgot, and then had the luck to find it again (I misspelled your username so many times while searching). I just want to say that I’m a big fan of your fanfiction and aside from Gillian’s Gamble, this story and He Can Be Taught were the ones that got me hooked on this gorgeous pair.

    Thank you. I’m going to read everything again.

    1. Hi! I’m so happy you remember my stories so fondly! Sorry I was so hard to find; you’re not the first to mention that the spelling of my name is somewhat difficult to remember.

      I’m always glad to run into someone that still likes Saitou/Sano after all these years. It really is the best pairing evar, isn’t it?? But its fandom has died out.

      Anyway, good to see you, and thanks for the comment! ^__^

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