February 10th, 2009


Twin Souls: Chapter 24: The Castle - Part 1

Title: The Castle - Part 1
Arc: Twin Souls
Fandom: Bleach
Beta: incandescens, without whom this would be impossible
Characters: Kyouraku, Ukitake
Rating: PG-13 for language
Word Count: 5,402 words
Summary: The boys go to Shunsui's home, Kyouraku Castle, for part of Winter Break, and get to meet his family.
A/N: Many thanks to aruarian_dancer and flemmings for helping the the nuances of translating Kyouraku's profile.

Yes, the castle is not Yama-period, as it would mostly just be a wooden wall for defending the ford, only used in times of war. But I had so much fun researching Japanese castles here, here, and here, that I used what little actually made any sense.
Disclaimer: I do not own or make money off of Bleach. It's all fictional, really.

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drabble for morgainelefai -- The Safe Heart

Title: The Safe Heart
Fandom: Bleach
Requester: morgainelefai
Prompt: Something tense and even a little angry with Jyuushiro and Byakuya
A/N: I know I posted something earlier today, but I was grumpy about it, so... again!

"Why do you persist?" Jyuushiro demanded.

"Rukia is simply not ready for the dangerous Seated positions."

"Or is it you who are not ready?"

Byakuya looked at the sky over Jyuushiro's head.

"Senpai, you are far too accustomed to losing subordinates."

"I... what?" The faces of the dozens that had died with Kaien's wife flashed through Jyuushiro's memory.

"You let Shiba-kun die. I will not allow Rukia to share his fate."

Jyuushiro shook his head. "Rukia saved what was more important than his life. She saved his heart."

Byakuya tched.

Jyuushiro added softly, "You make me wonder: where is yours?"