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quiet_curiosity ([personal profile] quiet_curiosity) wrote2007-02-06 06:10 pm

Undone Again, for [livejournal.com profile] 31_days

Title: Undone Again
Fandom: Bleach (Soul Society Arc Spoilers)
Characters: Aizen/Hinamori
Words: 618
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Bleach is the brainchild of Kubo Tite and is distributed by Shueisha in Japan and Viz Media in the US. I receive no monetary benefit from this work.
Summary: Reunions are never pleasant.

For [livejournal.com profile] 31_days, prompt February 6 - the spell that cannot be broken

“I hear that you’ve done well for yourself, Hinamori.”

“I’ve done as well as circumstances have allowed.”

Hinamori nodded and the guards quietly departed from the Shrine of Penitence. Once they were gone, she stared across the room at the smiling prisoner and sighed. It was strange for her to be meeting her former captain under such conditions but with the actions that he had taken during the last year, this was obviously the only place that they would ever meet again. She thought Aizen looked somewhat different now, thinner and possibly a little careworn. But there was a glimmer in eye that reminded her of that man she once knew and it frightened her. It was, however, just a glimmer and she knew well what their new roles were: she was captain now and he was Soul Society’s captive.

“Under any circumstances, I would still be just as impressed by you.”

“And that’s fine.” She shifted under his gaze. “Why did you want to see me?”


“If you’re capable of such a thing…yes.”

Aizen smiled. “Well then, if you must know, I was curious as to what had become of you. News of your continued existence wasn’t the kind of news that made its way into Hueco Mundo.”

“Considering my insignificance to you, I am not surprised.”

Hinamori turned and began to make her way toward the door. She tried to take care with her steps, but she knew that he would notice that her legs slightly wobbled and her hands shook when by her side. She hated feeling so nervous but she knew this feeling well when she was around him. It reminded her of her few months as his Vice Captain: was she acceptable? Were her habits to his liking? Would she ever be able to please him? Why do I even care anymore?

Just before she reached the door, she caught his faint whisper: “I have missed you.”

“What did you say!” she screamed as she turned back to him.

“I have missed you.”

“You lie!” She stormed to where he sat. “How dare speak such lies?” Aizen didn’t budge. Furious, she shoved herself in front of him. Her hands were poised just inches from his neck. Her fingers trembled with barely contained rage as they hung there waiting for Hinamori to finish her deed. But besides the bead of sweat that slid down his nose, he showed no real reaction to her threat and Hinamori relented, yanking back her arms and shoving them to her sides. “You…YOU have taken so many things from me over the years: my innocence, my ability to trust, my ability to love. Don’t you dare take away my final consolation.”

“If I must answer you truthfully, I have no choice but to take away.”

“Bastard.” Any other words choked in her throat as she slipped to her knees. For the first time in months, the tears from those fateful weeks fell anew. She found herself shifting towards him, wrapping herself close to his knees and weeping into his pants. She could feel him attempt to move closer. Of course, Hinamori knew that he couldn’t reach out and touch her. She stumbled to her feet just to sit next to him on the slab. She scooted next to him and nuzzled herself under his chin. “I…I hate what you’ve become, but I can’t force myself to hate you.”

“I can understand that,” he murmured as he laid his head atop hers. “But we can push that aside for now.”


When the guards returned an hour later, they found her sleeping body curled around Aizen. It took all four of the men to pull her off of him.