quiet_curiosity: (Hinamori)
quiet_curiosity ([personal profile] quiet_curiosity) wrote2007-02-24 10:54 pm

Too Good Too Bad, for [livejournal.com profile] 31_days

Title: Too Good Too Bad
Fandom: Bleach [Ishida family and current arc spoilers]
Characters: Ryuuken Ishida and major mentions of Uryuu Ishida
Words: 257
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: There are only a few things a father can teach his son.

Written for [livejournal.com profile] 31_days, prompt February 24 - the clever son

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He never minded that there was open contempt between himself and his son. Ryuuken thought it taught an early lesson to the boy: don’t expect others to help or approve of your choices. At least he had picked up on it well enough. He rarely asked his father for a thing. And though he knew it was wrong to feel so, it was a lesson that he enjoyed teaching.

That was why he could barely stand to help the boy gain his powers back. How could he have destroyed them in the first place? Despite his supposed intelligence, Ryuuken knew that his son was ruled by the hurky-jerky flow of his emotions. So he put conditions on his offer. If he could push his friends aside, it would be a sign that he was finally ready to start thinking with his head instead of his heart.

Though the boy was ill used to his style of training, Ryuuken knew that he had thrown himself into it with all of his might. He had given him back what he wanted. He knew that this wouldn’t form a truce between them. It would just return everything to the status quo.

That was why he was shocked to see the letter waiting for him in the practice hall. After the crazy events of the last week, he knew what it said. He just pulled out a cigarette and, under his breath, said, “Well played.” He was thinking with his head and heart now. His son would be difficult to defeat.