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23 August 2008 @ 03:37 am
Oofuri, AU fic  
Title: Depth Perception
Series: Ookiku Furikabutte
Character: Abe, Mihashi
Disclaimers: Standard Disclaimers Apply.
Notes: Oneshot AU. This was originally promised to todaythesamesky (who wrote lovely Oofuri AUs) a long... long time ago. I think I changed jobs, that's why I wasn't able to write it. Mentioned it to ficcentricity just a while ago, who mentioned it to lonelybusiness, and before I knew it, I was writing impromptu fic for them at three in the morning (sob, slave drivers). Title from lonelybusiness and LJ cut from ficcentricity. ; 3; I wanted to use them all.


Abe watches from the rooftop as Mihashi fights in the street below, jumping and clawing his way through their targets. It has been two months, one week, and two days since Mihashi had been given to him as his ward, and he still can’t shake off the feeling of fascination when watching the young vampire fight.

“2:45,” Abe says as another vampire comes for Mihashi. His ward spins around without looking, lashes out with his foot quickly. “11:15, 5:30, duck, follow it up. Good. Are you all right?”

“Y-yes,” and Mihashi doesn’t even sound winded. “Thank you, Abe-kun.”

Abe doesn’t acknowledge Mihashi’s gratitude, still not willing to accept it from a vampire, even if Mihashi doesn’t even have enough vampire in him to grow fangs. Instead, he continues the survey of the area.

“I’m going higher,” he mutters into the microphone, already making his way up a rooftop shed and adjusting the equipment on his back.

“Yes, be careful,” he hears Mihashi say, and ignores the vague hurt from the tone.

There is a deformed monster of a vampire making its way to their location two miles out to the east, bounding through rooftops and destroying random things in its path. Abe sets his pack down, assembles his rifle swiftly, even as he calculates the creature’s speed and potential power. “Three are coming for you from the alley ten meters to your left,” he says. “Take care of them in two minutes or less. The big game is coming.”

“Yes!”

Abe wishes Mihashi would stop saying yes, sometimes, even if he had been the one to tell him, in stern tones, that he will not be allowed to say otherwise. There’s an echo of a shrill scream from the transmitter in his ear (Not Mihashi’s, he thinks), and peers over the ledge to see how Mihashi is doing.

“One minute and twenty seconds,” he reminds him, just because.

“Yes, Abe-kun.” Mihashi doesn’t stutter or hesitate when he’s doing jobs for him. Abe used to wonder why.

“Contact with the target in fifty seconds.” Abe flips the visor from his eyes and trains the rifle on the vampire approaching them. “Forty seconds.”

And then Things happen. Mihashi screams, Abe’s target blurs out of his sight, and something hits him on the back of his leg. He turns around just in time to deflect the claws aimed at his neck, and he shoots the small vampire in the face with a flare gun, blowing the monster’s head off and sending fangs flying everywhere.

“Abe-kun! Abe-kun!” Mihashi is hysterically calling him, and Abe flips his visor back down to monitor his partner, the satellite feed adjusting to his instructions.

“I’m fine!” he snaps, even though he isn’t because his leg feels like it’s burning. There are three more vampires surrounding Mihashi, small ones like the one that had attacked him. Children. And, judging from the way they move, are faster by leaps and bounds. “2:35, 8:40, target their heads, Mihashi.”

He should be looking for the other vampire, but his partner is in trouble and if Mihashi gets hurt, they are both dead. Abe swings his weapon around, slams it on the ground so heavily the support cracks, aims, and fires. The bullet hits its target between the eyes. “3:50, duck, jump ten feet backwards, yes--- 9:20.” And another shot, another kill. Abe thinks he shouldn’t be wasting his bullets like this, when there’s big fry to find, but Mihashi.

Vaguely, he realizes that his leg is bleeding everywhere and, well, he knows where their real target will be. Nevertheless, he shoots again, kills the last creature hounding his partner. “Get up here. Now.

“Yes!”

And he flips his visor up and turns around, stares at the monster in the face.

He can feel it, Mihashi climbing up the side of the building, digging claws into the wall and propelling himself up. Sixteen floors up, and with Mihashi’s speed….

“We have ten seconds with each other,” Abe tells it wryly, before shooting it with his last flare gun and possibly giving himself a migraine from the flash for the next few days. The monster rears back, roars, and catches him on the shoulder with a large, clawed fist. He grunts, rolls away, and makes a grab for his rifle as he goes, using his momentum to swing it in front of him.

"Abe-kun!”

And Mihashi is everywhere, clawing and kicking at the thing from several different directions at once, and Abe has never seen him move this fast.

Abe has also never seen him get pummelled this much, either. There is blood flying everywhere and it hurts to maneuver his gun properly, but he has to because Mihashi is getting ripped apart. He kicks the rifle up with his good foot, props the end of it on his chest. He can’t bring it up enough to peer into the scope with just one usable arm, but at this range, he can hit anything with an eye closed.

“Mihashi, down!”

He shoots it, hits it through its right eye, straight through the throat, and where its heart should be. He also feels the butt end of the rifle make bruises on his chest, but that’s fine. It’s fine.

“Mihashi, are you all right?” Abe swears he will maim Hanai later for not sending in another pair with them, because the mission? Had not been one for their level.

“I-I-I’m okey.”

“You’re lying,” he says, catching his breath, because he can see a whole chunk of meat missing from Mihashi’s arm from where his partner is crouched, and Mihashi also doesn’t have enough vampire in him for instant healing. “That must hurt. Let me look at it.”

“No… No! I’m… I’m fine. But you… you.

He feels the pain acutely now that Mihashi has reminded him, and he feels woozy from the blood loss. “Oh,” he mumbles plainly and stares up at him, Mihashi bloody and a little broken and backdropped by the moon. And he thinks, this is so, so stupid.

“Help me up,” he orders, and later leans on the smaller man heavily. Mihashi can probably carry him all the way back to headquarters despite his injuries, but Abe doesn’t think his dignity can handle that. Mizutani will laugh at him, pointy teeth and all, and Izumi probably will, too, in their shared quarters.


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3:10 AM 8/23/2008


Wtf, footnote:
The times that Abe spouts off are for directions. :’D Like, you know, three o’clock and stuff. 6:00 is behind you, 12 is in front of you, 3 is to the right, and 9 is to the left! Only Abe is anal and uses the exact direction to the minute of the clock hand. Mihashi is awesome, okey!



And:
For some reason or another, I always write vampire AU fic for series that I like. Which is weird, because I don't even like vampires.
 
 
 
Walter and the Benjaminslonelybusiness on August 22nd, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
SCREAMING. SCREAMING SO LOUD.

Yukeh-tanm you should do more action fics. ; 3; I really like the ending with Abe all unbalanced and unsure.

UNFFF-ING THIS SO HARD OMG.
.Yukeh. ( ̄‿ ̄)ノ: victoly!yukitsu on August 22nd, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)
I CAN HEAR YOU FROM HERE, BB. :'Db

Th-this is years of influence from SHONEN JUMP! BAHAHAHAHA. T-thank you, I didn't know what I was doing!

UNFS YOU
baby, you're my forever girl: » domestic violence。ficcentricity on August 22nd, 2008 08:12 pm (UTC)
UHIHIHIHIHI, I can see the pretty italics now.♥
baby, you're my forever girl: » domestic violence。ficcentricity on August 22nd, 2008 08:14 pm (UTC)
also, this icon looks like mizutani has fangs! i approve.
(no subject) - yukitsu on August 22nd, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - yukitsu on August 22nd, 2008 08:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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.Yukeh. ( ̄‿ ̄)ノ: Ehehe...yukitsu on August 22nd, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
Oh! Yes, I remember now! :'D We had a lot of AU ideas before (a dozen in the list!) but we got busy with raep and other things to write. orz
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(no subject) - yukitsu on August 22nd, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Lullaby in my hand: :Dtodaythesamesky on August 22nd, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
DUDE THIS IS AWESOME. :D :D :D I WANT TO KNOW WHAT TAJIMA IS UP TO.
.Yukeh. ( ̄‿ ̄)ノ: Uhiyukitsu on August 22nd, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC)
THANKS, GLAD YOU LIKE IT, BB! XDDDD

Tajima... doing a lot of solo missions coz his partner, Hanai, is busy being a commander! T^T He is still cheerful and pervy, only now he has fangs?
Bad Mamma Jama: ♥ - xxxholicsakanda on August 22nd, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
UNNNF~~

heyhey Watamelon (4:59:53 PM): HAHAHAHA oofuri vampire fic
heyhey Watamelon (4:59:56 PM): how can I refuse?

omggg that was awesome~ It was brilliant writing, and brilliant oofuri, and brilliant AU vampireness annd ahhh, you filled a craving I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW I HAD. Who normally connects these two? Ahahaha

Ahhhh~ YOU MADE MY DAY. I LOVE IT. I WANT MORE. SO BAD. BUT THIS WAS JUST SO GOOD I CAN LIVE ON IT.

Ahhh, my day is so made now. WHAT A GOOD JOB. I WANNA GIVE YOU SOMETHING, IT'S THAT GOOD. Hahaha. ♥

Okay, I was suppose to get ready to leave like ten minutes ago. Ahahaha. Wonderful job!
.Yukeh. ( ̄‿ ̄)ノyukitsu on August 22nd, 2008 09:24 pm (UTC)
ajalsdkj Long comment is long! *is pleased*

*w* T-THANK YOU FOR THE HEAPS OF LIKING IT?! It begged to be written ! ; 3; Keep them in character across universes, or something ! orz

HAVE A GOOD DAY!
Profiterole: Trinity Blood - Radu and Ion_profiterole_ on August 22nd, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
This is awesome! I love good vampire!AUs. ^__^
.Yukeh. ( ̄‿ ̄)ノ: Uhiyukitsu on August 23rd, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you! *w* I'm glad you like it!
Rabbit Tan: Yunho-thumbsupxiaobai7988 on August 23rd, 2008 06:33 am (UTC)
*__* Abe is giving rather confusing directions, I must say, if there's the minute hand involved, since it meant TWO directions(one for each clock hand), isn't it? XD;;

*__* Still, it's bitter sweeeet~ Abe is being such an ass, while Mihashi is all 'YES!'

All in all, I find it cute. 8D;; doesn't that make me weird? ._.

8D And I'll loooove if you decide to write more of this AU~ *___*
.Yukeh. ( ̄‿ ̄)ノ: :3yukitsu on August 23rd, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC)
Lol, no! It just means that the hour hand can be between, say, 5 and 6 for 5:30 as opposed to just 5 or just 6. XD it's still the same hand used!

T-thanks that you like it! I'm planning on writing the other guys, to give a background on what they are doing? XD

do not feed the animals: abusive love.izkariote on August 23rd, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
YOU'RE CONTINUING THIS.

I DECLARE IT SO.
.Yukeh. ( ̄‿ ̄)ノ: :3yukitsu on August 23rd, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
ERGH WELL. MAYBE JUST ANOTHER INSTALLMENT.
thug in a cocktail dress: a-ah [lovelovelovemake]mortar on August 24th, 2008 04:54 am (UTC)
MOAR PLZ. WOULD YOU BE OFFENDED IF I TOOK THIS IDEA AND WROTE MORE TO IT OR BASED ON IT?
.Yukeh. ( ̄‿ ̄)ノ: :3yukitsu on August 24th, 2008 07:19 am (UTC)
I'LL BE WRITING SNIPPETS OF THE OTHER PAIRS, THAT'S ALL I'M DOING, SO I WON'T STOP YOU FROM WRITING MORE? XD
(no subject) - mortar on August 24th, 2008 07:21 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - yukitsu on August 24th, 2008 07:27 am (UTC) (Expand)
tearstreak on August 24th, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
OH. MY. WORD. ♥♥♥

a;lsdkfa vampires!

I loved the action scenes, and Abe being so specific with his directions. X'D It was fabulous Yukeh, I'd love to read more too. *_*
.Yukeh. ( ̄‿ ̄)ノ: <3yukitsu on August 25th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
*w* Glad you like it! Ufufufu, there will be a bit more?

Action scenes = product of years of shonen jump! T^Tb And watching sports animu, ahuhuhuhuhuhu.
Lynlynkye_kestrel on August 25th, 2008 02:35 pm (UTC)
CONTINUE. PLEASE? EVEN RELATED DRABBLES WILL DO. LIKE WHAT WE'VE ALL BEEN DOING ANYWAY. NO NEED TO DO MULTI-CHAPTERED FIC LIKE BOC, UH-HUH.

*is still speechless with awe* But will do my best to give useful feedback!

I figured that the times had something to do with direction. Only Abe is capable of giving orders like that, and estimate timing of encounters on the fly, as well. But what I'm squeeing over is the fact that your Mihashi is capable of following those instructions. So. Much. Love, Yukeh. And I missed reading your action sequences. ;w; As always they're clear and snappy without being long-winded. And I like how Abe acts like he doesn't care but is really transparent where it counts. And Hanai as the commander and--ooh, where does Momokan figure in here?

A-and the image of vampire!Mihashi, bloodied and backdropped by the moon. asdfghjkl;
.Yukeh. ( ̄‿ ̄)ノ: Crack!yukitsu on August 25th, 2008 03:07 pm (UTC)
......... *wwwwwwwwwwwww*!!! EPIC COMMENT IS EPIC, LYNFFLES! sob, i's happy! I have drabbles lined up for it? Just a few to explain what the others are doing.

*w* Yush! Mihashi's amazing here! In the subtle ways, like being the best in following Abe's anal instructions, gehahaha! (Abe is anal because, I figured, that Mihashi's strikes will be useless if it's off the important point by even an inch? Something like that. I just like making him anal.) Action sequences jashdajksdhajsdka I missed writing them too! ; 3; I'm glad you noticed these things, aaaaaah, SHONEN JUMP DAYS. aksdjakl ABE IS TSUNDERE ahahahaha. ♥

With the sad face, lololol.

natsumi_chian: Zerathnatsumi_chian on September 20th, 2008 06:01 am (UTC)
U-Uaaaaah..!!!
I love it! LOL (likes vampire stories =___=lll)
I like how you write it~
.Yukeh. ( ̄‿ ̄)ノ: <3yukitsu on September 20th, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ♥
(no subject) - natsumi_chian on September 22nd, 2008 09:07 am (UTC) (Expand)
Daisy-chama: Oofuri - Abe x Mihashi - grabdaisy_chan on February 17th, 2009 04:26 pm (UTC)
This was FANTASTIC.
is a YUKEH!colon_d on February 18th, 2009 12:49 am (UTC)
Thank you for reading and commenting!