“When she is assigned to Eighth, and meets her new captain, she understands.” From one beginning to another, the lives of Ise Nanao.
“He can’t even do that, really, because nepotism is a dangerous word, and he’s always tried his best to not play favourites.” He thinks of them as his children, sometimes. [Soul Society arc...
“Tsunade learned, years ago, that what should happen seldom does, though, and that nobody stays.” The end of an era. [Spoilers for chapter 367.]
"She is comfortable where she is, for all that she grumbles to Masumoto regularly she and her captain suit each other. There is no sense to disrupting that equilibrium." Nothing is eternal. [Ise Na...
Calypso, at the end of an era. Ficlet. [Spoilers for AWE.]
Anko, in the time between, with only her demons. Drabblet. [Spoilers for the Chuunin arc.]
"He has seen her with her zanpakuto unsheathed only twice the second time is by accident." Shunsui watches his fukutaichou train.
The Shinigami Women's Association holds a fundraiser. Nanao thinks she's getting the better of her captain. He's inclined to prove otherwise.
That was then this is now. [Shunsui, Nanao, the colour red. Vaguely nonspecific future or AU.]
It's like looking in a mirror, and it makes Yukimura inescapably curious. [Lime]
"He does not understand until later that the words are only half true." A study of contrasts. [Chronicles spoilers.]
"While he is fifteen and his hormones run high and lusts are common, when there is nothing more, the emotion does not linger." Oshitari on love and lust, and the problems in-between. [Mangaverse. M...
In which Syusuke makes a comparison instead of saying things plainly. Yuuta drabblet. Gen.
"Sometimes he thinks they forget that he's only twelve years old ..." Cranky Ryoma drabblet. [mild episode 65ish spoilers]
"His voice is raw from the rough edges of the fragments and bitter emotion, but there's an almost desperate glint of humour in his gaze." [Animeverse.]
" ... the gun too familiar in her hands, the motions of identify and target and eliminate instinctual ..." Riza Hawkeye, Roy Mustang, and the nature of trust and faith. [Spoilers for Chapter 61; Ma...
"... it is the first time Sanada Genichirou truly feels shock." [Sanada and Yukimura drabblet with spoilers for the Rikkai arc.]
"You're both alpha bitches, and you can't figure out who's going to be on top." Eventually, halfway. [Rent movieverse.]
Noun: the ability to apprehend or understand understanding. "It is meet that enemies should know each other's secrets, each other's hearts." That which is Jadis knows, but the knowing serves no p...
"She is never sure which cosmology she agrees with, or where she stands, only that this is a duty she embraces without reservation." Minerva McGonagall: three moments, three aspects. HBP spoilers.
"She is Lust. It should be a simple thing: a lovely young woman raised because of a grief-blinded man's all-consuming passion." Nothing is ever simple that she should be able to remember. [Animever...
What becomes of a legend as it is influenced by the years - as different people come across it and respond in different ways? A musing on the subject, vaguely influenced by Charles de Lint.
"You were supposed to be the kind one, sister. Return, and if I must be vilified for something, at least let it be what I do of my own will." For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
"She pouted until he was gone, but after that, she put on her dancing shoes and went into town." Ellen prefers her stories with happy endings. (Spoilers through "Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down".)
"She had believed her father was like the knights in the stories, pure and honourable and brave, until she realised he was keeping the dragon locked up in the basement." Integra Hellsing on knights...
"She was murdering him as surely as if she held the knife to his throat (though her mind, still coolly rational, discarded the analogy: there were no blades involved here)." Morpheus and Thessaly d...
"She sings Kore's descent into the darkness, but cannot find the hope of spring." For the Common People challenge (Spoilers through KLG1.)
She gave him everything, he thinks later, sitting once again in his quarters with his head in his hands, and now in death she will take it all away. [Spoilers through KLG2.]