Bridge ficbit – Sode no Shirayuki 9

He’d probably broken several speed laws getting here, Loki registered dimly, racing up the stairs. He’d certainly shattered a few laws of physics.

But using magic didn’t matter now. Nothing mattered, except the protective spells shrieking that Ichigo was dying-

Nothing, except the white-coated man standing as a living barrier outside Ichigo’s door; eyes narrowed, shoulders tense with anticipation.

Damn. Roadblock. “Isshin, move. He’s-”

“I know.” Anticipation sharpened. “Wait.”

“Wait?” Levin-bolt crackling in one hand, Loki lunged for the door. Straight into Isshin’s blocking grip. “Isshin – Father-”

“He died the first night Rukia stabbed him.” Isshin didn’t let go, even with lightning crackling near his eyebrows. “I promise. I promise, everything will be okay. Believe in him, son. Wait.”

Wait. When he could all but feel a beloved heart faltering to a….

Power.

It rolled over him like thunder, ozone sharp on his tongue. Wild and joyous and free, laughing at anything as frail as mortal flesh and bone-

Grinning, Isshin kicked in the door.

Orange hair, twice, Loki realized. One on the bed, scrabbling back to the wall with the wide-eyed surprise and babbling that could only be Kon. The other….

Black robes. Breathing hard. Down on one knee, sword in hand, harness over his shoulder. But not the monstrosity he’d carried with Rukia’s powers. This was a proper Asgardian longsword, meant to cleave a snow bear’s skull in one blow.

Or a Hollow’s mask. “Ichigo?”

“Did it,” Ichigo breathed, power surging back to him like a retreating tide. “Figured out your riddle, old man. I know what you are! I did it….” He blinked, focusing on them. “Bro? Dad?

“He’s not supposed to be a shinigami anymore!” Kon yelped, as close to the wall as the mod-soul could get without actually going through it. “He gave Rukia her powers back, and – what the hell is going on?”

Ichigo rubbed his chest over his heart, wincing a little as he grinned. “Looks like you’ve got a job again.” Brown eyes were shining. “Dad. I did it!”

“That’s my baby boy!” Isshin grinned, grabbed, hugged-

Got a good grip, and tossed.

“You maniac!” Tumbling head over heels through the night sky, Ichigo finally skidded to a stop over the street. Several feet over the street. “What the hell was that for?”

“That was for making us all worry!” Leaning out the bedroom window, Isshin’s grin could have scared a piranha into vegetarianism. “Out! Shoo! And don’t come back until you take it all out on the Hollows!”

“Damn it, Goat-chin-!”

The window’s slam cut off the indignant yell.

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16 thoughts on “Bridge ficbit – Sode no Shirayuki 9

  1. I do believe that’s the first time Ichigo got tossed out the window…

    How many Shiba’s ended up in the 11th, I wonder? That near maniacal love of fighting the shows up randomly… or not so randomly…

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  2. I think Loki should be the one taking out the mad on someone… (Big sibling dealing with younger sibling being hurt is a feeling I’m far too familiar with.)

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  3. Well, I think Kon isn’t the only one who is going to be surprised by this development . . . 🙂

    And speaking of Kon, he must be so confused. “Someone tell me something?!”

    And we should probably give Loki something to blow up.

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  4. What strikes me, beyond how wonderful Kon’s confusion is, was how willingly Loki called out to Isshin as his father. Isshin willingly reaching out and accepting with ‘son’ is totally a Shiba thing to do.

    Also, getting kicked out to go do what you wanted anyway. Not the worst punishment ever.

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    1. It’s helped that Isshin’s left plenty of books on “so you found out you were adopted” lying around the clinic over the years. Which include the information that it’s perfectly normal to be angry and horrified, and to need time to get over it.

      And hee. Isshin is awesome that way. There is discipline in the Kurosaki household; it just… looks a bit odd.

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      1. I just totally realized the Kurosaki household runs on Transferred to Antartica and Rag-Tag Bunch of Misfits AND Bunny Ears Lawyer tropes, and that’s canonical.

        No wonder Aizen was doomed to go down in a fiery pit of flaming butterflies. He forgot to read his Evil Overlord list!

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