“If you want those two years badly enough to face what has to come with them, you’ll let yourself remember.”

Saitou no longer trusts himself, Kenshin claims to love Sano, and Sano feels more and more that it’s desperately important to recover his memory of the last two years… but can he handle it?

Drama/Romance/Introspection | Saitou & Sano, Kenshin & Sano (implied), Friendship: Chou & Saitou | Rated 3 | | Alternate timeline, POV: Saitou/Sano, Language (general/religious), Sexuality/sexual references, Angst, Pining, Disapproval of the Saitou/Sano relationship, Rape (referred to), Suicide (referred to), Queer Kenshin, Queer Saitou, Queer Sano, Oops I broke Saitou | 12,468 words | Completed 05/2005 | Sequel to As the Years Go Up in Smoke | ebook

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3
Chapter 4 Chapter 5