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As Close As Defined

“Senpai,” Rena says. “Are those two really friends?” Natsumi looks up from the dishes; Rena is watching the GetBackers, on the other side of the cafe. They’re squabbling over the last pieces of sushi from their last order, with Ginji … Continue reading

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A Bed Of Flowers (All Smell The Same)

“You’re certain this will work?” “Ladies go nuts for this sorta thing, the bigger the better! ‘Course, Kadsuki-han ain’t a lady, but he’s a gentleman, and that’s close enough.” +++ The entire place stank of flowers. There were too many … Continue reading

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Who You Are

Because he does not like relating to people, Shido tends to think of those closest to him in terms of animals. Raitei had been a wolf, lean and confident in his power, with his teeth bared to those who threatened … Continue reading

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S

Occasionally, Ban absolutely regretted getting into the repossessing business. While there was very little he wouldn’t do for two and a half million yen, dealing with fanatic protectors, HEVN’s outrageous middleman fees, and a bizarrely moody Ginji was almost not … Continue reading

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Perchance to Dream

In the Mugenjou, there was no such thing as a full night’s sleep. Even with the protection of your group, letting yourself fall too deeply and long into sleep was close to suicide. After two years, Ginji still usually just … Continue reading

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PATH

1. Red Ball Toys are rare in the Mugenjou. You salvage what you can from the junk heaps that have accumulated over the years. That’s just fine when you’re young, and imagination can turn trash to diamonds. Amano Ginji’s prize … Continue reading

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Ordinary Business

The man across from him was large, built tall and heavy in a fashion mostly alien to Japan. He crammed himself into the corner of their wall booth to fit, with his knees rucked up and one foot brushing Akabane’s. … Continue reading

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onsen fic

“Owowowowow …” Ginji winced as the last Band-Aid was applied, over the bridge of his nose. Who knew monkeys had such sharp claws? It had taken the better part of three hours, and a bit of reflexive panic on Ginji’s … Continue reading

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In the Moment: Today

“Just one minute.” Ban punctuates the statement by snapping his cigarette lighter closed. Over the years, he’s perfected his timing to an art. “Did you see your dreams?” The target looks dismayed; the gun drops from suddenly nerveless fingers as … Continue reading

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Playing Along

The thing is, though he cries and pouts and acts nothing at all like the stories Shido-san has told her of Raitei, Ginji-san still moves more quietly than anyone Madoka has ever known. Even Mozart, napping at her feet, didn’t … Continue reading

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GetBackers drabbles

Babylon [Teshimine] He had not thought that taking in one little boy could affect him so much. When he closed his eyes, he saw the child Ginji had once been, wide-eyed and in love with the world, who’d curled against … Continue reading

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Words Without

“It’s a nice flower, Juubei.” “Ah, Ane-ja–” “I won’t tell Mother that you’ve raided her gardens for this.” There are two components to Kadsuki’s name: flowers, and the moon. One is much easier to get than the other; for this … Continue reading

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Smile

From birth, it sometimes felt, Makubex had dealt with power. The old pharmacist taught him computers, and from there the entire world opened under his fingertips. By nine, there was not a single machine that he could not coax its … Continue reading

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Festival

“Ban-chan …” “No.” “But, Ban-chan …” “Ginji, no. We can barely feed ourselves, and where the hell are we going to keep a goldfish?” Ginji pouted, but Ban looked away before he could be suckered in by those large, sad … Continue reading

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Earring

“What is that?” Himiko peered curiously at Ban, leaning in close. Irritated, he leaned away. “An earring,” he said. “What the hell’s it look like?” “An earring? Really? What for?” She reached out to brush the thick shaggy hair aside. … Continue reading

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