Aerindir strapped the silk sash around his forehead and beamed down at kaede as they prepared for the enormous task ahead of them. she tilted her head and leaned up, removing the sash and securing his hair into a top knot, leaning on her toes to meet his height. 'There, ' she says, smiling and he nods his approval. It was a hard fought smile, considering all that stood in their way in that moment in time... Kaede and aerindir, before rescuing Kaede's lord Otori at impossible odds. New coloring technique, comments welcome!