A Spirited Picnic Ch1 Ficbit – Important Question

Huang wasn’t sure if he should thank Ichigo or kick Hei to get going while the going was good. If the Japanese government had mad Doctor Schroeder and his anti-Gate plans, it might not just be the Syndicate who wanted their grubby hands on Hei. Just by existing, Hei was a potential bomb right in the middle of Japan.

Granted, only during an eclipse. The average politician wasn’t going to care about the pesky little details. Hei plus Gate equaled potentially millions dead. Wasn’t something any sane guy in power could ignore.

The rational thing for Hei to do would be leave Japan. If he wasn’t near the Gate, he couldn’t set it off, and people wouldn’t die.

Regular people wouldn’t die. If someone decided the Syndicate had had a good idea after all, Contractors and Dolls would be toast.

And Hei was not going to let that happen, Huang knew. Mao and Yin were part of his team. Nobody killed them while he still had breath to stop it. Not to mention- Huang stiffened. “Mao. The Gates stabbed people right in the spirit, right?”

A black ear flicked. “So Ryuuken says. So far he seems to be right.”

“An’ people with ghost-sight – they’ve all got spirit-burns too. ‘Cause exposure to energy’s what pries the lid off, lets ‘em see things?”

“Yes…?” Mao drew out.

“So.” Huang took a breath. “What happens to everybody who sees ghosts, if the mad scientists take out Hell’s Gate?”

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39 thoughts on “A Spirited Picnic Ch1 Ficbit – Important Question

  1. Would Misaki compromise her investigation of the Syndicate by advertising the reasons a legitimately not a Syndicate mole government official might want a key witness of hers killed?

    That said, given what she knows of Contractors, she’d be a fool to trust Hei as a basis for her investigation.

    Would’ve been darkly humorous if the event would have killed people with spirit pressure, including the Spirit King, etc, thereby causing the world to end. That said, as a story it’d probably suck, and not satisfy my preferences and expectations for a story. Unless it was a Kingdom Hearts fic.

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      1. Maybe not, if you postulate the Contractors and Dolls as ‘walking wounded/almost spiritually dead’ vs the spiritually aware as healthy. The difference between bad burns that are left untreated and keep getting scorched, and burns that have been treated and have actually healed up to varying degrees.

        Or this may be a case of, “enough to overload any open system, no matter how narrowly so.”

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      1. You want to use the less-than-greater-than symbols, i.e. .

        The brackets… Don’t do much, near as I can tell.

        You’re right on the money with the slash tho’ (or is that the backslash? I can never remember which is which..).

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      2. Er, I think even with an account you can’t edit comments after you’ve posted them. You can edit posts, but I haven’t found an option to let me edit my comments.

        (Otherwise there are so many typos I’d have fixed at this point.)

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    1. Important enough for Soul Society to stab someone trying?

      But then that would require Mayuri to, perform experiments. Probably an option best left unexplored.

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      1. In general my guideline for these sorts of things is “If it makes Mayuri gleeful and/or interested consider the situation very. carefully. and ask yourself: ‘is it truly a necessary expiriment?’ before moving forward.”

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      2. Y’know what.

        Let me rephrase.

        “In general anything that makes Mayuri gleeful is probably a terrible idea.”

        … unfortunately that does not prevent said actions from – on rare occasion – being necessary.

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  2. Hmmmm… I think “Collateral damage” is the usual euphemism that gets applied in such cases.

    If they do declassify the whole Gate-Contractor thing though, they’re going to have some explaining to do for why a whole bunch of Karakurans dropped dead. After all, that many Contractors all living in one place, being normal irrational people and not murdering each other shouldn’t be possible.

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      1. Thank you! I just favorited it on FictionPress! It’s been so long I had to log in again to favorite it.

        (What does it mean when WordPress says you have a duplicate comment and won’t let you post?)

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  3. A very good question. Another would be if it involves Shinigami too. What about the Soul King?
    Because if the answer is “yes, it does” and Soul Society finds out… It could turn messy. Especially for anyone trying. After all, Shinigami massacred Quincy for potential that they could destabilise the World. What would they do against someone trying to destroy it?

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    1. it would affect any shinigami Hollow hunting in the living world, or exiles just living there. I think Soul Society would care. Not to mention the potential in so much sudden death for nasty hollowing, I suppose.

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  4. Finally! A case where Ol’ Man Genocide might actually take the initiative and be justifiably moral in doing so!(Yes, I do think Yamamoto is the cause for 85% of what’s wrong with Soul Society. Mayuri is 10% of the rest.)

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  5. Finally! A case where Ol’ Man Genocide might actually take the initiative and be morally justified in doing so!(Yes, I do think Yamamoto is the cause for 85% of what’s wrong with Soul Society. Mayuri is 10% of the rest.)

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  6. The average politician wasn’t going to care about the pesky little details.

    Of course not. Pesty little details is what minions are for.

    If someone decided the Syndicate had had a good idea after all, Contractors and Dolls would be toast.

    They just might.

    Hopefully not the exact same plan since the Syndicate’s would have resulted in a LOT of collateral damage.

    Of course, I think any wide-scale attempt to wipe out Contractors would result in a lot of collateral damage . . .

    “So.” Huang took a breath. “What happens to everybody who sees ghosts, if the mad scientists take out Hell’s Gate?”

    I’m going to guess nothing good.

    Considering nothing about the Gates or the people trying to manipulate them has been very target specific so far.

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      1. And I honestly think Soul Society and Hueco Mundo would have been fine… but spirit-touched people on Earth? In bad, bad shape!

        Likely.

        I imagine the Gotei 13 would not be amused by all the extra work that mess would generate. Or that some of its members who were on Earth at the time would probably get badly hurt or killed by it too. Or that if the blast destroyed the souls along with everything else . . . that would probably mess up their precious balance something awful.

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