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Homecoming, or Urahara/Yoruichi again.

Oops I did it again!

Seriously, I can't help myself. These two are like crack. Luckily, I'm not the only addict.

Series: Bleach
Title: Homecoming
Pairing: Urahara/Yoruichi
Rating: PG
Summary: Yoruichi comes home and is forgiven. Eventually.



Years too late, Yoruichi is returning home.

For a long time she did not know exactly where that was, but now she knows she simply did not ask the right question. It's who, not where, and Yoruichi has finally figured out the answer.

If she had to give reasons for her absence (and she probably will have to, after she disappeared all those years ago without as much as a goodbye), she would say it was because she did not know where she belonged.

Of course that would be a lie -- or if not a lie, then a twisted truth, because that uncertainty was only the tiniest part of it. The rest, as much as she hates to admit it, is a healthy portion of cowardice.

She would have been here earlier (years earlier, if truth be told), skulking about his house like a thief, but she's been afraid, all this time. Of what he would say, what he would do.

Would he be cold, as she knows he can be? Flippant? Dismissive?

Angry?

She tiptoes closer, circling the store, back tense and paws pressing gently into the hard ground. There are children playing in front of the building, a shy little girl and a red-headed boy.

Her whiskers twitch, anxiety forgotten for a moment. Really it's just like Kisuke to let the neighborhood children play in his yard. These must be the safest children in all of Tokyo, she thinks fondly.

But then the girl turns her head to stare right at Yoruichi with peculiarly expressionless eyes, and then she turns back wordlessly to peek inside the store.

"Tessai-san, Kisuke-san?"

Oh no. Yoruichi closes her eyes in desperation. It's too soon, it shouldn't have been like this, she needs more time to prepare, like another hundred years or so--

"A kitty," the girl continues, pointing her way, and Yoruichi can only stare, frozen, as Kisuke rushes out of the shop, arms open.

He sees her and for a moment the world freezes as a million things flicker in his eyes.

"Ooooh, if it isn't Yoruichi-san!" he exclaims then, theatrically, bounding towards her (and what's that silly dance he's doing with his legs anyway?).

She doesn't have enough time left to panic though, because even when he's putting on a show he's still so damn fast, and now he's there, lifting her up.

"Welcome home!" he chants, a wide grin nearly splitting his face.

His large hands are lifting her up, and up (Kisuke, what are you doing!), and then swinging her down again with an enthusiasm that plays havoc with her cat senses.

"Upsy daisy!" he sings pleasantly, that (now perversely sadistic) grin never leaving his face as he swings her around. "Upsy daisy!"

Yoruichi is beginning to feel sick. As she looks down at him her eyes are slowly starting to cross; her stomach is lurching.

"Wanna go one more time?" he asks sweetly.

No, Kisuke, you bastard--

"Wooo, upsy daisy!" And then there's that laugh of his, so damn innocent when he knows she's near to throwing up on him and only pride is holding her back, bastard, bastard, bastard, bastard--

"Upsy daisy!"

Ooooh, do that again and I'll throw up all over you, see if I don't--

But he doesn't. He is content to hold her suspended, suddenly earnest. Yoruichi uses the opportunity to give a small, relieved cough.

"Well," she says hoarsely. "I guess I deserved that."

He gives her a sardonic smile. "Yes," he says. "You did."

"Have any other punishments in mind?" she asks wearily. "I don't want you to feel rushed or anything, but I need to use your bathroom soon."

Urahara gives a dark chuckle, finally adjusting his uncomfortable grip and bringing her close to rest on his chest.

"I don't, actually," he says, shrugging. "Fresh out of sadism."

"Can't say I've noticed," she mutters, curling close. "But I believe you."

He carries her into the house before he sets her down. "The bathroom is that way," he says, pointing. "Also, there are clothes on the futon if you want to... change."

She stares at him. "Clothes. Since when?"

He waves a hand airily. "Yesterday. Really, Yoruichi-san, you used to be better at sneaking around. Whatever did you do with all that time?"

Used to be better at--

But he doesn't give her time to explode. He just walks away, pausing only shortly in the open door with his coat billowing in the draft.

"Oh, and Yoruichi? Don't do it again," he says darkly.

I wasn't planning to, she thinks, surprised when she realizes it's the truth.

That night she lies curled beside him in front of the television and tries in vain to stifle the treacherous enjoyment when he scratches her behind the ears.

Comments

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autophanous
Jul. 10th, 2005 02:33 pm (UTC)
You get love for writing Ura/Yoru anyway, but when it's this good...

technoelfie
Jul. 11th, 2005 02:48 am (UTC)
Hee, thanks!
zauberer_sirin
Jul. 10th, 2005 02:38 pm (UTC)
These two are like crack. Luckily, I'm not the only addict.

You bet.

This is so sweet. I could never write something as cute and perfect. And your Urahara...aw, if I weren´t in love with him already I would fall just for this. I love that Yoruichi is hesitating and not at all confident; I´ve always thought that she came to realize she was in love with Urahara a while after he did, and he was silently waiting for her. That´s why he has this peaceful air around him, of one who has easily come to terms with his feelings.

It's who, not where, and Yoruichi has finally figured out the answer.

*melts*

These must be the safest children in all of Tokyo, she thinks fondly.

Wow, that´s amazing insight, because Urahara really is that protective, even if he seems careless.

"Oh, and Yoruichi? Don't do it again," he says darkly.

I wasn't planning to, she thinks, surprised when she realizes it's the truth.


Squee!

You´ve made me feel all warm and fuzzy with this, these two are love. Thanks.



technoelfie
Jul. 11th, 2005 03:35 am (UTC)

This is so sweet.

Heh, I do have a disturbing tendency to do fluff even when I want to go dark (which was not my intention here). I just have to take care it doesn't become cavity-inducing. ^^;

I love that Yoruichi is hesitating and not at all confident;

I think that's what I like most about her -- she's so brilliant and confident professionally that it's easy to assume she is the same way when it comes to her personal life. I prefer to think that there, she has all the mannerisms of a cat -- she's impulsive, self-centered, often oblivious, and displaying that typical sly guilt ("I do feel guilty, but I'd rather not be found out") mixed with denial ("Who, me?") when she's done something wrong.

So in their relationship, I see her as the immature one. Actually, I think Shunsui and Nanao are a different take on the same kind of dynamic.

Urahara really is that protective, even if he seems careless.

He is, isn't he? The way he behaves towards Ururu always makes me all melty. ♥

myuki_chan
Jul. 10th, 2005 03:38 pm (UTC)
I love your writing.
I want more. XD ♥♥♥
technoelfie
Jul. 11th, 2005 03:36 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'll try to deliver. ^__^
nutty_scribbler
Jul. 10th, 2005 05:26 pm (UTC)
MORE MORE MORE... MORE URAYORU.

OMG... the upsy-daisy scene cracked me up SO badly. Good Job.
technoelfie
Jul. 11th, 2005 03:40 am (UTC)
OMG... the upsy-daisy scene cracked me up SO badly.

I had just rewatched it in the anime so I could get the dialogue exactly right, and I couldn't stop the evil giggles while writing the scene. It really was loads of fun to put a new slant on it. ^__^
nutty_scribbler
Jul. 11th, 2005 04:43 am (UTC)
OOOH... now you have me wanting to rush back and watch that scene again. Which ep, pray tell?

UPSY DAISY!
technoelfie
Jul. 11th, 2005 07:06 am (UTC)
Which ep, pray tell?

Shame on me, but I've forgotten already (the buffer gets flushed daily at noon). Could have been episode 17, or 12, or any inbetween. *hides*
nutty_scribbler
Jul. 11th, 2005 07:17 am (UTC)
I shall hunt it down then. *huggles*

more urayoru from you anytime soon?
technoelfie
Jul. 11th, 2005 01:19 pm (UTC)
more urayoru from you anytime soon?

I'm out of ideas for now, but as soon as inspiration returns I'm sure I won't be able to help myself...
fuzipenguin
Jul. 10th, 2005 07:16 pm (UTC)
Bwhahaha! Urahara is so evil

Lovely bit of interaction.
technoelfie
Jul. 11th, 2005 03:45 am (UTC)
Yes, Urahara is definitely evil. And sneaky. And evil. And fun. ♥
himawari
Jul. 10th, 2005 08:56 pm (UTC)
And this one is wonderful too. I think I might even like it more than the other one. I never would've imagined that scene like this but it works so well. Urahara's characterization here is fantastic. He's really a much more complex character than he first appears.

Hope to see more from you.
technoelfie
Jul. 11th, 2005 03:48 am (UTC)
Thanks! I would have never imagined that scene like this either, except there was the overdose of caffeine, and the sudden demons with hats on who kept whispering in my ear.

So.

Now I know what to do when I feel like writing more Bleach crack.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 12th, 2005 07:56 am (UTC)
love the way you portray this pairing =D

is there any chance of you writing a byakuya/rukia one? as a kind of sibling relationship.
marumae
Jul. 18th, 2005 07:56 am (UTC)
Thiiiiiiis one is going on my favorites list. ♥, Damn I love this couple . I really do. Excellent fic.
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