Ukitake-fierce, Ukitake-taicho, Ukitake-taichou

Drabble: Missing

Requester: mei_yanohai
Fandom: Bleach
Characters: Shunsui & Jyuushirou
Prompt: post-Pendulum arc
Word Count: 250
Author's Note: This is, in part, thanks to an image of Nanao-chan that incandescens came up with. I owe her big for this one. And this is the Last of the request drabbles. Wow. Thanks, everyone, for playing! I enjoyed it all.

Late that night Jyuushiro found Shunsui under the tables at the Red Boar, snoring loudly enough to rattle tables. His pockets had been picked, his hat stolen, and three men were statue-still about him. Katen Kyoukotsu told Sōgyo no Kotowari, in no uncertain terms, that they'd tried stealing her. She'd given them nightmares about a flaming red Oni that would tear them apart if they moved while it faced them.

Jyuushiro gently removed Shunsui's belongings, including his hair ties, from their hands. He picked the big man up in a fireman's carry, and took him to the Eighth's offices. Jyuushiro put Shunsui into the simple futon in the back office, covered him up, and heard him sigh in his sleep, "Thank you, Lisa-chan."

The empty spaces in the office echoed. Lisa's favorite brushes, her extra glasses, her tea cup sat on her desk. A children's book lay face down in the center, and that was when he realized that there was a small reiatsu signature in the space.

Tiny Nanao-chan slept curled up on Lisa's chair, covered in a warm shawl Lisa had used on cold winter evenings when she'd worked late. Jyuushiro sighed and fought down the tears that threatened at the sight of that small forlorn hope. Gently, he picked her up and took her home.

The rim of the sun touched the edge of the sky to silver as Jyuushiro made his own way home, musing on how a single soul could leave so wide a gap.

Very nice. Very heartfelt. I'm sure that her absence really did affect them greatly.


I'm assuming that you meant the eighth's office and not the ninth's.

*Edited because I can't spell.*

Edited at 2009-10-20 04:01 am (UTC)
*laughs* You proof quite well, though. Yes, indeed, it should have been the Eighth. Thank you for both the correction and the comment!! I appreciate both very much. ♥
Augh. Yes. Just what I was looking for. It hurts so good. :')

Thank you so, so much ♥
This si very sweet but very sad to. she left two very important people behind and they miss her.
Whaaaaa!! How can such a simple scene make me want to cry so much!

Even though it hurt, you drew the picture beautifully on the huge gap left in all their lives at Lisa's absence. *sniffle*
Very nice. You have such a talent for bringing words to life and creating an vivid image in a few words.

Thank you!
*smiles* Thank you for the lovely comment as well. I'm very glad you enjoyed it.
Whoa, suddenly it hit me where this was placed, and boy, it hit me like a punch to the gut. Very lovely writing, you really brought the emotions out with few words. Especially that last sentence, really left me gaping :)
*smiles* Thank you so much. I'm glad that it worked that well, and that it fits in the prompt as well as I'd hoped. It's always neat to know the effect of ones words. Thanks!!
I didn't know where this was going until the end...

That was so sad!

I loved it!