Drabble: Living

Requester: azardarkstar
Fandom: Bleach
Characters: Ukitake Jyuushiro, Kuchiki Byakuya, Kurosaki Ichigo
Prompt: "It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost." - Stephen King
Warning: Hints at character death.

Kuchiki-taichou and Ukitake-taichou flanked Ichigo as he walked soberly after the small white casket, the other remaining captains followed, all in sharply cut black suits.

Ichigo did fine until he had to pick up the shovel. He frowned at tears dripping down his face, but dug in deep. The thunk of the dirt hitting the cover was loud.

"I hate this. Why did she have to die?"

"You have it the wrong way around, Kurosaki-kun." Ukitake added his shovel of dirt.

Byakuya's frowned at his shovelful. "She would never have lived so well without the friends she had to protect."

In truth peoples lives are made up of the people they love and cherish :) This was lovely darlin' :)
*Squees at the sheer awesomeness* Even though this is a sad piece, it was exactly the pick-me-up I needed today. Damn exams.

I was very curious what you would do with this prompt, and I can't say that I'm disappointed. I am assuming this is Rukia, and I have to agree with Byakuya here. She wouldn't have really lived if the others had died.

I hate exams, too. *laughs* I'm glad it helped and I'm very glad that this pleased.

I think it's a good assumption, and I think the confluence of characters you requested made it make sense that they'd gather over Rukia, each with their own relationship with her.

Thank you so much for the lovely prompt!!
Owwie. Very powerful and moving. I enjoyed it despite the horror of death coming to them all.
Awww... I love your icon.

Yeah... I'm glad that you liked it anyway! Thank you.