Hashito is a young half-Japanese half-English American Onmyoji. He features in several of my short stories, including my first published story “Kitsune-tsuki” alongside his business partner and friend, Thomas “Tommy” Underwood. They operate a business called “T&H General Services” in New York City, performing tasks from recovery jobs to protection service work.
Hashito comes across as level-headed, mature and somewhat mercenary. He’s usually the one most concerned with whether T&H will be recieving proper compensation for their work. He’s a bit of a perfectionist, especially when it comes to performing onmyōdō spells and rituals and has a terrible fear of/aversion to bugs, spiders and similar creatures. Although he may sometimes seem cold and unfeeling, Hashito loves Tommy like a brother and is extremely protective of him. And while he may act harsh and mercenary his true purpose with T&H is to try to do as much good as possible with the mystical skills taught to him by his beloved, deceased mother.
Hashito’s family situation is complicated and in fact I haven’t quite figured it all out. He has a sister, but their relationship was always strained and eventually all but broken due to her pursuing a relationship with a (male) friend of theirs she knew Hashito had feelings for. Their father is a wealthy, probably now retired industrialist/businessman. He and Hashito are estranged. It’s possible Hashi believes his father was somehow involved in his mother’s death, but these are things I have yet to fully explore.