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15 August 2008 @ 12:08 pm
[Bleach] [Ichigo/Rukia] Feels Like Dying Over Here  
Title: Feels Like Dying Over Here
Author/ess: arrankaara
Series: Bleach
Length: 2,930 words, one shot
Character/pairing: Ichigo/Rukia, Renji, Byakuya, Kira
Rating/warnings: PG-15
Summary: Ichigo didn't know that dying could be so painful. Especially when one was already dead in the first place. A wedding proposal, and his life was turned upside down.

Hm, Bleach. I suppose it has been a while…maybe I’ll even get back into the series one day. Yeah, er. Well, I can still read pre-high school craziness fic, at least. And I still love my Ichigo/Rukia. The fic’s exactly what the summary says – Ichigo’s now a captain, life goes on, marriage proposal by someone else to Rukia makes him stop dead in his tracks and life grinds to a halt.

I liked a lot of things about this one. Seeing Renji as more sympathetic to Ichigo and not competing with him for Rukia was a nice change of pace. Seeing the two get horribly drunk and the aftermath was amusing, along with the descriptions of Byakuya and many more things – the humor’s spread out, subtly in some places, but always so good. And it’s like the author said; Ichigo’s a pretty dramatic guy, so the whole dying thing’s done dramatically too, but I like it. The way tension and various moods are written, and the way it’s all so painfully, wonderfully Ichigo…oh yeah, definitely a read. Give it a go.

“I…” there was a feeling, close to dying but not really, when he saw how tense and rigid her posture was. He didn’t want to see her back; he wanted to see her face, just to make sure that he wasn’t imagining last night. Ichigo swallowed the lump (proverbial frog?) in his throat and let his hands to fall at his sides. “Nothing. See you later.”

With a nod, she was gone. Just like that.

“You’re an idiot.” Renji, limping inside right after Rukia’s departure, was wiping his mouth with the back of his hand and looked positively green, though definitely not with envy.

Ichigo’s shoulder slumped. “I know.”