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23 June 2012 @ 07:46 am
Effigy [Gin/Rangiku]  
Title: Effigy
Pairing: Gin/Rangiku
Fandom: Bleach
Genre: Angst, Bittersweet, Drama
Rating: PG
Word Count: 228


She saw him today.

Heart pounding (soul scorched), she ran toward him. She could not believe it. But there he was: all glistening silver hair and the perpetual smile of a snake etched on his face. Leaning against the glass window of a newly erect office building, he was reading a magazine.

Twenty years past too late and counting (humans have an odd way of tracking time), he looked fresh as day, still paler than night. Hadn't abandoned his odd habit of chewing on his left cheek.

Gin…she wanted to call out his name.

Wanted him to look up, just once, and say—

Rangiku stopped.

She was mistaken. I was just… Firmly, she convinced herself that it had been a dream, a hallucination, a piercing reminder of the cruelty of longevity. Because Gin (no-not-him) was dead. And this was someone else.

She was a shinigami. She knew the rules, the quivering, irreproachable absolution of death.

He was here, as was expected. In Tokyo, amidst the chaos of vehicles waging war with the pedestrians, he looked calm and sleek as ever.

Gin was alive. He was human again.

And she was still dead.
Between the Mountains and the Sea: Bleach GinRangikuanat_astarte on June 23rd, 2012 09:05 pm (UTC)
I love this.
I also wondered what happens to shinigami when they die- if they become human again. I wanted to post the question to a comm, but I didn't know which comm to post this question to.

I love Gin/Rangiku. ♥
Y U no auto-translate?lye_tea on June 24th, 2012 04:55 am (UTC)
I remember reading somewhere random that shinigami do become reincarnated as humans. Soul Society and the human world are like interchangeable -- err, sort of.

GinRan is my favorite. Though that doesn't say much cos it's one of the few ships explicitly presented. Haha.
vince_moon: Bleach Rangiku Matsumoto 1vince_moon on June 24th, 2012 04:32 pm (UTC)
This is truly a wonderful story.
Tinni: rangiku_laughingtinni on June 26th, 2012 03:06 pm (UTC)
*heart breaks*
dark_malignitydark_malignity on June 28th, 2012 12:56 pm (UTC)

*bawls eyes out*
Maria Pereira: Sher/Watsmaria_pereira on September 18th, 2012 10:10 am (UTC)
I adore this <33
Y U no auto-translate?: chihirolye_tea on September 19th, 2012 01:53 am (UTC)
Thanks. :)