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23 March 2008 @ 03:47 pm
Fic: You are the Moon. Hisagi/Kira  
Antha says: "Right, so I posted this as a private entry on the 23rd with the intention of posting it on the 25th. How was I supposed to know there wouldn't be an internet cafe near our hotel! T_T WAH I'm so sorry this is late! This is for my favorite shuukira mod, the Harmony half of silverharmony! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I ♥ you to infinity!!!!!!"





Title: You Are The Moon
Rating: PG
Pairing: Hisagi Shuuhei/Kira Izuru
Notes/Warnings: Yaoi. Failed attempt at angst. Written for yakunitatanai's prompt "Nightmares" from the long-finished ShuuKira Valentine Fanwork Exchange over at shuukira. Lyrics from the song You Are The Moon by The Hush Sound.
Themes: #1 Cold Hands @ 30_romances and #35 Moonlight @ 50scenes
Disclaimer: I do not own Bleach or any of its sexy characters. I just borrow them and make them do my nasty bidding. They like it. A lot.

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Shadows all around you as you surface from the dark
Emerging from the gentle grip of night's unfolding arms


Shuuhei stirred when the cold finally got to him. It was still night, that was the first thing he noticed, and coldness of the air told him it was nowhere near dawn. He sighed and rolled over, seeking warmth from the body beside him but it wasn’t there.

He looked up in time to see a lithe figure climb out the bedroom window.

Maybe it wasn’t the cold that woke him after all.

Darkness, darkness everywhere, do you feel all alone?
The subtle grace of gravity, the heavy weight of stone


He waited a few minutes before rolling out of bed himself, hissing when his feet touched the cold wood of the floor. So the chill didn’t just come from his lover’s absence in bed, after all. Shuuhei rubbed at his arms to warm them up and made his way toward the pale blue square of moonlight that spilled in from the window.

Rubbing his hands together one last time he silently climbed out the window and saw Izuru standing there, watching the moon.

You don't see what you possess, a beauty calm and clear
It floods the sky and blurs the darkness like a chandelier


Izuru’s arms were crossed over his chest to ward off the cold. His hair and the sleeves of his yukata billowed around him in the wind, streaming jets of gold and white around him against the blackness of the night. All the while the moon shone down on him, making him glow.

All the light that you possess is skewed by lakes and seas
The shattered surface, so imperfect, is all that you believe


The younger shinigami didn’t do so much as gasp when Shuuhei slid his arms around his waist from behind, only uncrossed his arms to rest his hands over the older shinigami’s. His hands were freezing and Shuuhei quickly covered them with his own.

“Bad dream?” The older shinigami asked even though he already knew the answer.

Izuru had had nightmares before, both after their Captains’ betrayal and after the Great War; nightmares that would lead to bouts of insomnia for both of them because Shuuhei couldn’t sleep while the blond was wound up. But Izuru rarely had them anymore and when he did, they were far in between. Still, the past caught up with him sometimes and he would wake up in the middle of the night with his heart pounding. Shuuhei knew that not because it was he who would hold him and whisper softly to him until he fell asleep again but because it was the same with him, too.

“You shouldn’t be out here.” He murmured into Izuru’s blond hair. “It’s freezing.”

In his hold Izuru stayed silent, still looking at the moon. Shuuhei was about to ask him to come back inside when he finally spoke.

I will bring a mirror, so silver, so exact
So precise and so pristine, a perfect pane of glass


“Look." He said. Shuuhei followed his gaze and saw the pale crescent of light illuminating the entirety of Seireitei.

A crescent moon, just like the one in Hueco Mundo.

It jarred something in him and he tried not to remember but couldn’t forget that night he held a badly wounded and heavily bleeding Izuru close amid the harsh, billowing sand. Ichimaru had stabbed him with Shinsou, the divine blade plunging right through him, ripping through his stomach and then out his back. Izuru’s face had been contorted with pain even as his reiatsu began to dissipate into the sand. Shuuhei remembered not being able to bear the sight of all that blood standing in stark contrast to the blond's paling skin. He had stared at the moon with tears in his eyes, praying help would come soon. He imagined Izuru had stared at that same moon as his vision began to fade.

Shuuhei shuddered at the memory and held his lover tighter against him. It was moments like this that made him feel as if only a day had passed since then instead of months; as if it had only been yesterday when Izuru finally woke up after spending days lying unconscious in the infirmary, after Shuuhei had spent each day worrying he wouldn’t wake up at all.

"Is this why you come out here sometimes?" He asked the blond, breaking the silence.

In his arms, Izuru nodded then sighed. "This...this is the first time I've seen it like this since...then."

Shuuhei sighed and gently kissed Izuru’s soft hair. I told you not to look for him, he told Izuru silently. I almost lost you.

He slid a hand along Izuru’s spine, pressing against the warm flesh of his back, and traced the long puckered scar through the light material of the yukata.

Izuru shivered then turned to look at him. His blue eyes told Shuuhei he remembered that night, how close he had come to dying. Death had always been Izuru’s greatest fear. It always will be. It was a fear you could only face once but it wasn’t the only one.

Shuuhei’s only fear was that he would lose Izuru.

Shuuhei took Izuru’s face in his hands and their lips met. The blond held his wrists lightly throughout the kiss, hands still cold though infinitely warmer than they had been that night in Hueco Mundo clasped tightly in his own. Shuuhei took one as he released the blond and brought it to his lips.

“Come back to bed.”

I will set the mirror up to face the blackened sky
So you can see your beauty every morning that you rise


Izuru smiled and let himself be pulled back into the house but not before they both took one last look at the moon.

END.

ILU, Harmony!!!!!!

Also, a big, fat, hairy thanks to all of you who joined in on the Harmony lovin'! You know I love you all!!!!! <3333333333

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My Master Fic Index here.

My 30_romances Fic List here.

My 50scenes Prompt Table here.

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x-posted: 30_romances, 50scenes, all_for_bleach, asterisk_plus, bleach_yaoi, kurosaki_clinic, and shuukira.
 
 
 
patsy stonetheacidqueen on March 31st, 2008 09:04 am (UTC)
awwwwwwwwwwwWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! i need to go to bed! BUT i couldn't resist the cute! that last little scene...ah. i'm glad they have each other.
Anthaantha_aryn on April 1st, 2008 09:04 am (UTC)
i'm glad they have each other

So am I and so are they! ^^

Thank you for reading and commenting!
Silver Harmony: Academy Triosilverharmony on March 31st, 2008 09:07 am (UTC)
ASDGK;AGJ;LAJKL; ILU2. That was so lovely. ♥ Even with the hint of angst in it, it was all pretty and gentle, which I have a soft spot for, because it's the kind of tone which always makes interactions more intimate, somehow. You're so talented, you X3

Just one tiny typo though - " hissing when he feet touched the cold wood of the floor" - I think you mean his feet? *Winks*

I love you SO so much and there are no words to describe how grateful I am that you went to all the trouble to organize this for me. I'm really moved, so I can't think of anything intelligent to say. XO asdf;agj; thank you so much for everything *huggles*
Anthaantha_aryn on April 1st, 2008 09:13 am (UTC)


I'm SO glad you like it! And thanks for letting me know about the typo. Typos are a way of life!!!!!

I love you, too! SO much! It was no trouble at all! You're welcome!! *loves*
Rosaria: happyyakunitatanai on March 31st, 2008 09:42 am (UTC)
I-i-i-i got a random prompt filled O___o~~

ZOMGTHANKS.

AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY... LATE, HARMONY!

I FAIL.

AND CAN'T WRITE.

AND WHY AM I TYPING THAT HERE?

Anyways. It's early so I'm wacky and this is amazing... and cute... horribly cute. The fluff between these two is as unlimited as the angst. And when both is involved... it's a good pairing. Yes.
Anthaantha_aryn on April 1st, 2008 09:08 am (UTC)
Lol. Yep, I couldn't resist; your prompt has been haunting me in my sleep going "Write me already, you dolt!"

I'm glad you like it!

Thanks for reading and commenting!
Rosariayakunitatanai on April 1st, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC)
My prompt about nightmares gave you nightmares.

*made of fail*
Anthaantha_aryn on April 2nd, 2008 02:23 am (UTC)
XD That's a funny way to put it. And nnnooooo! You are totally not made of fail! <3
SZP.: Bleach ›› Kira Needs a Good Lay.barukode on March 31st, 2008 01:01 pm (UTC)

*sobs*

Damn, girl, you can do fucking ANYTHING! I love love love love love love love love love LOVE the idea of Kira going to look for Gin in HM. It's always interesting to read what people think the war/aftermath of it will be like; you have done it incredibly well, as usual. They are so ridiculously cute together, it's absurd! Their kiss? Yeah, adorable. *shakes head* I.. I just. I- I am at a loss. This piece is a marvel.

And, ps, the Hush Sound <3 I was unaware that anyone else knew they existed! You used a beautiful song beautifully ♥
Anthaantha_aryn on April 1st, 2008 09:11 am (UTC)
*beams* HUGE compliment coming from you! Wow I could die this instant with a smile on my face! XD

Thank you for reading and commenting!

And yes, it is a lovely song indeed!

Their" We Intertwined" is THE Ikkaku/Kira song for me! *pets plot bunny*
Nnoi: Kira  to-do-listnnoi on March 31st, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC)
WOW that is beautiful and well worth the wait!! you are amazing! love ya!
Anthaantha_aryn on April 1st, 2008 09:12 am (UTC)
:D OMFGVOWERGNWEFVN I ARE LOVE YOU, TOO!

I'm glad you like it! Thanks for reading and commenting!
Anthaantha_aryn on April 1st, 2008 09:19 am (UTC)
p.s. Nice icon you got there. <3
ceestarceestar on March 31st, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
A-a-a-a-a-a-aahhhhh that was sooo good!!! IZURU!!! My favourite bit was "I told you not to look for him"!! Uwah so beautiful! The image in Huenco Mundo scared me lots too, aah thank goodness they are both safe now. Great job great job!!
Anthaantha_aryn on April 1st, 2008 09:15 am (UTC)
8D

I'm glad you like it! Thanks so much for reading and commenting!
Kira: schüchtern hm?no_silver_path on March 31st, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
Whew i liked this really much... And yes you failed at fluff and no that does totally no harm **
Bha poor Izuru going after Gin... He's surely no match for his former captain...
But man, this boy deserves some happiness Xx
Anthaantha_aryn on April 1st, 2008 09:16 am (UTC)
I think I mentioned me failing at angst but...I failed at fluff?! Where?!?!?! T_T

And yes, Izuru does deserve to be happy!!!! I think that's what makes him so lovable. ♥

I'm glad you like it! THanks for reading and commenting! <3
Mei Meiletainajup on April 1st, 2008 05:55 am (UTC)
I am happy Hisagi is there to help Kira in his time of need! ^^

This is (as always ;p) a beautiful and wonderful story ~ I really like the song you had in here as well!

so sweet, great work! :3
Anthaantha_aryn on April 1st, 2008 09:18 am (UTC)


So glad you liked it! Thanks for reading and commenting!
chibi_zoe on April 1st, 2008 10:50 am (UTC)
This is so sweet
Anthaantha_aryn on April 2nd, 2008 02:23 am (UTC)
I'm glad you think so. ♥ Thanks for reading and commenting!
yawns_widely on April 1st, 2008 11:23 am (UTC)
I love the romantic feel of this and how you link the past with the present through the link with that heavenly body, alongside Shuuhei's memories of Kira's dying flesh that night, and the same chill he observes again - it is very very pretty and gives it a lovely ... hopeful melancholy.

I esp love: 'Shuuhei remembered not being able to bear the sight of all that blood standing in stark contrast to the blond's paling skin. He had stared at the moon with tears in his eyes, praying help would come soon.'

I knew your entry would be amazing. It was your Shuu x Kira over on ff.net that inspired me to also write them. ♥
Anthaantha_aryn on April 2nd, 2008 02:25 am (UTC)


Once again, your insightful comment has made my life complete.

And really? It was me? I'm so honored! Would totally write more if it got you to write more! ♥
yawns_widely on April 2nd, 2008 08:54 am (UTC)
Yes. Definitely. You've written some wonderful pieces on the two of them, and now I know that I shall have to continue writing them. ♥

P.S. I should prob. invest in a icon of the two!
day_eight: Fangirl Modeday_eight on April 2nd, 2008 01:13 am (UTC)
I could try to leave a coherent comment... but really... you've rendered me completely speechless.

Needless to say, I loved it. ((And I♥U))
Anthaantha_aryn on April 2nd, 2008 02:27 am (UTC)
I...you...speechless...by me?! Oh, wow, now I'm speechless. No, wait, you got me rambling. Wow, that totally makes my day coming from you. ♥

I'm glad you liked it! Thank you for reading and commenting! I ♥ you, too! <3