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Because I suck at writing. Written for hardlyfatal's first line challenge. The first line is obviously hers, the sucky rest all mine.

Title: Between
Rating: R (not really)
Series: Samurai Champloo
Pairing: Jin/Mugen/Fuu

Most people don’t realize the huge dichotomy that is both life and death.

She does. Despite being young and incomplete and deceptively uncomplicated, she knows that Mugen is a dead man walking -- it's there in the complex weave of his movements, the monkey-like agility and the reckless edge of calculated insanity that he rides with impunity. She knows, too, that Jin is alive where Mugen isn't but also dead where Mugen isn't, encased in the frost of his control like a firefly in amber.

Still, ultimately it's not Mugen's fault that he's such a pretty corpse. It's not Jin's fault that his coldness has rendered him fragile and brittle and so, so close to shattering.

It's not Fuu's fault that she can't decide.

And so at night she allows herself to be trapped between them both, hungry for the feel of their hands on her baby-soft skin smoothing over the angles of her hipbones and lower still. Mugen is silent, an impression of heat and sweat-slick skin against her slender back; Jin is cool and broken, brushing wet hair away from her heated cheeks, her name spilling like pearls from his lips, "Fuu, Fuu."


Every night without fail, crushed between them, she kills the dead and the living alike, watching them unravel violently as she burns them with unwanted kindness.



( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 8th, 2004 09:57 am (UTC)
I know nothing about this series, but wow. You've blown me away. What a balance between life and death, finding life even with the dead men walking. Very nice indeed.
Oct. 8th, 2004 10:44 am (UTC)
The series is really brilliant. Very sexy and philosophical at the same time. The characters are truly complex though, so I wasn't really able to do them justice. :)
Oct. 8th, 2004 10:05 am (UTC)
Hot and cold and slippery. I love it.
Oct. 8th, 2004 10:45 am (UTC)
Thanks! &heart;
Oct. 8th, 2004 04:56 pm (UTC)
[turns you over her knees and spanks you for being derogatory to yourself again]

It was brill. You're naughty for insulting yourself. Bad Caro.
Oct. 9th, 2004 09:27 am (UTC)
I like being naughty...
Oct. 9th, 2004 10:52 am (UTC)
Naughty in the *bad* way, not the *good* way.
Oct. 8th, 2004 05:18 pm (UTC)

Threesome. Oh, and you can TOTALLY write. I like that you made their relationship kind of vague. I think the less detail is better and oh... it was bittersweet and sexy.

I loved it!
Oct. 9th, 2004 09:29 am (UTC)
Wow, thanks! I adore those three together for some reason (although Jin/Fuu is perfectly okay too).
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