“Sooner or later, whoever’s behind the usurpation will have to make some kind of ‘divine’ display affirming his claim to the throne… Having my own source of miracles will even the playing field somewhat.”

Heretic’s Reward

Orchard-hand Sano is pulled from his small-town life to assist royal knight Hajime in restoring the usurped throne to Kenshin, the rightful king

Adventure/Drama/Romance/Introspection | Saitou & Sano (primary), Hiko & Sano, Aoshi & Soujirou, Hiko & Katsu, Other relationship(s) briefly implied, Friendship: Katsu & Sano | Rated 3 | Alternate universe (fantasy world), Filler references, POV: Sano, Language (general/religious), Sexuality/sexual references, Violence, Drug use (described), Incest (referred to), Major and minor character death (described), Religion, Get-together story for main couple(s), Misunderstanding/lack of communication, Relationship(s) prior to main, Queer Saitou, Gay Sano, Pansexual Hiko, Queer Kenshin | 127,766 words | In progress, last updated 07/2018

Chapter 1 – Heretics
Chapter 2 – Purpose and Awareness
>2 Interlude
Chapter 3 – Another Homeward Encounter
Chapter 4 – Not Stable
Chapter 5 – Warrior’s Coma
>5 Interlude
Chapter 6 – The Defense of Eloma
Chapter 7 – Alleged Miracles
>7 Interlude
Chapter 8 – Departure
Chapter 9 – Egato 8ni Kasun
>9 Interlude
Chapter 10 – Torosa Forest Road
>10 Interlude
Chapter 11 – Proxy’s Son
Chapter 12 – Yahiko’s Burden
Chapter 13 – Enca Inn North
Chapter 14 – First Report: Kaoru, Tomoe
Chapter 15 – First Report: Megumi, Misao, Yumi
Chapter 16 – Nine Years Later
Chapter 17 – Second Report
Chapter 18 – The K
Chapter 19 – Tangles
Chapter 20 – Thirteen Years Ago
Chapter 21 – Third Report: Purple Sky
Chapter 22 – Third Report: Wishes That May Be Prayers
Chapter 23 – Wanted
>23 Interlude
Chapter 24 – Playing Thieves Guild
Chapter 25 – A Small Gathering of Malcontents
Chapter 26 – The Visitant
Chapter 27 – At the Sanctum Doors
>27 Interlude
Chapter 28 – Twitch
Chapter 29 – As-Yet-Unknown Powers
Chapter 30 – Unoppressed Light
Chapter 31 – Final Report
Chapter 32 – Known Powers