bloody Byakuya

Drabble: What Time Might Take

Title: What Time Might Take
Requester: chuchacz
Topic: Byakuya/Renji  "Autumn"

Kouyou, the viewing of falling maple leaves, as closely followed as spring's hanami, and, for Kuchiki Byakuya, less fraught with memories of blood for all that the leaves more closely resembled that color.

He sat seiza. Thick earthenware cup warmed his hands. The bitter green scent of matcha rose in the cold air. He watched Renji, Rukia, and Ichigo laughing, pelting each other with crisp leaves, uncaring of the transience of that which they so roughly handled.

His vice-captain turned, his hair a copper flame that burned in slanting light; and Byakuya's throat went dry, knowing what time might take.
  • Current Music: Peter Gabriel - Blood Of Eden
Such lovely imagery in so few words. Well done!

(Bonus points from me for having Ichigo, Renji, and Rukia goofing around as friends. I am such a sucker for that stuff! :D)
XD Yay! Bonus points! *smiles* Yeah... I know a few folks that are really, really for the pairing, and being an ex-manager I just hold my head at the whole thought of a taichou/reporting-fukutaichou scenario, so I couldn't quite... This could be read lots of different ways, and I liked it that way. And they should get time off to goof a bit. *smiles*

Not that Byakuya would ever join them, but it's cool for them to have their fun. Plus, really, it's just about how Byakuya thinks of the fall and the traditional viewings and what he actually sees... someone pointed out that this is a good example of mono no aware. Beauty in that which is only fleeting...
Oh wow! So lovely. It feels much longer than it is because it says so much.
Thank you! I appreciate the comment on this little drabble, even if I've been extremely slow to reply. *laughs*

And I'm very glad you liked it.

Edited at 2010-10-07 12:53 am (UTC)