Koku and Yori were born twins, which was considered to be a bad omen, as twins cause succession crises. Even worse, yori was born with an ominous mark, and so his father intended to kill him. However, their mother flew into a rage at the idea, so instead, it was decided when Yori turned ten, he would be sent off to become a monk, relinquishing his inheritance.
Yoriichi never spoke and never smiled. He was always at her mother's side, clinging to her. Koku, even as a child, thought his brother was pitiful. He'd visit his brother to play, and made a chintzy flute for him.
One day, while Koku was training, Yori spoke for the first time. "Brother, is your dream to be the strongest samurai in the land?" He then resolves to be a samurai (as we saw last chapter) and smiles for the first time.
From then on, he hung around the training sessions. One day, the trainer, one of their fathers underlings, decides to show him how to fight for fun. Tells him how to hold a sword, how to stand, etc. Yoriichi strikes the trainer four times in the blink of an eye, knocking him flat, and leaving him with fist sized welts.
Afterwards, Yoriichi admits he can see everything, bloodflow, musculature, bones. He also says he doesn't want to be a samurai anymore, because he doesn't like how it feels hitting people. He's rather fly kites or play dice. Kokushibou realizes that the sword, which he is dedicating his life to, is no more than a child's game to yori.
After the incident, Yoriichi becomes slated to be the head of the house, with koku being the one who will be ordained. One night, Yoriichi comes to koku, tells him that their mother has died, and announces he is leaving for the temple to become a priest, in order to not usurp kokushibou as the heir.
Afterwards, Koku learns that their mother has been sick for years, with one side of her body always weak and limping. He realizes Yoriichi had never been clinging to his mother, rather, he was helping support his ailing mother. In that moment, his jealousy for his brother completely ignites.
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