AO3 Blank Slate Stories: Was he... Aku : by Kamishawe
Long ago in a distant land,
I, Aku, the shape-shifting Master of Darkness,
Unleashed an unspeakable evil!
A foolish samurai warrior wielding a magic sword stepped forth to oppose me.
Before the final blow was struck,
I tore open a portal in time.
Flung him into the future.
My evil is law!
Now the fool seeks to return to the past.
Undo the future that is Aku!
A darkness pulse in Skull's heart.
He couldn't sleep at night.
Always there. A tan face. A sword. A righteous man.
He awaited where minds roamed free at night.
The end. He saw it in his waking dreams.
A future never meant to be.
Anarchy. Chaos. Freedom.
Defeat. Shame. Exhaustion
He'll return one day. For now, being a cloud was enough.
Even if he couldn't remember.
For darkness never dies.