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20 July 2012 @ 11:28 am
Overture [Grimmjow]  
Title: Overture
Character: Grimmjow, Grimmjow/Harribel, Grimmjow/Ichigo if you really squint
Fandom: Bleach
Genre: Satire
Rating: PG
Word Count: 250

bleach_contest week #78 -- endline challenge



Overture


The end of the world had already begun.

Harribel told him this just before she got herself bound up and garroted, on the waitlist for an execution "some other day."

Unrepentant, abhorrent (fancies the sound of that) and maybe a shade too greedy, but he has his charms.

Tick-tick—tock: stop.

On the clock, Grimmjow hisses like he's been made (hey, call me king) and vacates suspense. Shit, he's tired of this same-old game. No fun, no glamour, not even a good carcass to chew. Nothing but trash. Since Aizen’s deposition (down into the gutter-dirt grave) there’s been this malaise of boredom.

He’s had enough with traipsing like a drunk. Temptation whines like a bitch, and Grimmjow doesn’t have the patience (stamina) for uptight hags.

So, come to think, it only makes sense.

"You should join us.”

Ginning and sly, he leans over and whispers sickly-sweet: “Sorry, not interested.”

“Careful. We are not usually this generous.”

“Oh, I don’t doubt that, seeing what you did to Harriblel.”

“Yet you refuse?”

Grimmjow shrugs. “From how I look at things, I don’t pose much of a threat. There’s no point in killing me. Besides, I don’t work for ugly beasts. Strains the eyes too much, ya know?”

“I suggest you rethink your decision. We will talk again. Soon.”

Scowling, Grimmjow spits onto the ground. Preachy bastards always leave a foul taste behind, lingering past their prime.

And he’s still got Ichigo to think about.

Dead or alive, he’s coming to collect.

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P.S. Kubo,

One more cliffhanger like 501, and you and I are going to have a nice little chat over cyanic tea.

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I'm serious.


 
 
 
it's green and tastes like licorice.: booksrionarch on July 20th, 2012 03:59 pm (UTC)
I want that sword in Urahara's face to be Grimmjow so badly. Can this fic be canon, please?
Y U no auto-translate?: v said solye_tea on July 20th, 2012 04:59 pm (UTC)
Grimm needs to come back. Nao.
it's green and tastes like licorice.: booksrionarch on July 20th, 2012 10:32 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure if Kubo made 16 pages of just various shots of a Grimmjow pose it would be the highest rated one that week.
YX: It was the Music that made us (Tatsuki)sharikqah on July 22nd, 2012 11:38 am (UTC)
I like the casual 'voice'. Grimmjow sounds like a a gangsta too preoccupied about his own turf, who doesn't care about whether the neighbours around him live or die. I think you get a bit carried away in the dialogue: it sort of keeps with the mafia-theme (making Grimmjow an offer he can't refuse) but its also bristling with double meaning. Italicizing the "generous" just made it more obvious.

Not sure if this is the place to say so, but I'll take your last line for the next entry.