Defeat Evil With Evil

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2019-03-07
Series Updated:
2019-03-07
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POSTING PART 3 OF MAIN SERIES 'IN ALL, BUT BLOOD' AS A SUB-SERIES FOR EASIER READING.

"You cannot save the world with dignity alone. To defeat evil with evil... I can think of worse things." - Kyouraku Shunsui, Chapter 622, Bleach manga.

What is worse for Shunsui, is losing his greatest love and anchor, gentle, strong-willed, noble and sickly Jyuushirou, whom Shunsui has loved and protected for two millennia through all manner of strife and tempests. He has lived with a moody dark mistress of a zanpakutou and forced order unto a chaotic, bloodthirsty Soul Society for over a thousand years. So Mayuri's testy paranoid jealous hoarding is not going to stop him playing dirty to get that cure to save Jyuushirou from a doomed fate. Unohana, with her reawakened bloodlust, is already on his side. But as Aizen's treachery is fully revealed, along with Yama-jii's greater, more complicated plans, Shunsui faces a new enemy he isn't likely to defeat and realises his soul bond to Jyuushirou runs deeper than he first thought.

(i.e. Shunsui loves Jyuushirou so dang much, he's gonna play dirty to make sure Tite Kubo DOESN'T kill him off.)

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BEST READ WITH PARTS 1 AND 2 OF MAIN SERIES, 'IN ALL, BUT BLOOD' SERIES, FOR FULL FLAVOUR :)

SEE MAIN SERIES NOTES HERE: https://archiveofourown.org/series/1201744

CONTENTS OF THIS SUB-SERIES ARE EXACTLY THE SAME AS CONTENTS OF 'DEFEAT EVIL WITH EVIL', PART 3 OF 'IN ALL, BUT BLOOD'. PURPOSE OF THIS SUB-SERIES IS PURELY TO ENABLE EASIER READING FOR GUEST USERS OF AO3.

In this Part 3 of 'In All, But Blood', finally enters the main protagonist Kyouraku Shunsui, at the stage of his life when he still regards himself as the second son, the second fiddler, the second disciple, when his priorities still pretty much resolves around his significant other, Ukitake Jyuushirou, before circumstances force him to grow into the role of the soutaichou of the Goten 13. Throw in a canny, ruthless, complicated adopted father and a secretly powerful long suffering adopted aunt-cum-ex love rival, season it with canon villainy, characters, plot and details, stir it up with a healthy imagination and serve up the brew with Queen's English, and here you have it, a veritable Japanese period soap opera drama of romance political intrigue and martial arts cooked from Tite Kubo's original creations.

JAPANESE TERMS OF ENDEARMENT -- Japanese language does not express love between individuals the way Western cultures do. While the use of honorifics '-kun' and '-chan' are common between close friends and lovers, or simply the restrained use of first names in private address, a minority does employ the loving use of nicknames for their beloved. Creative licence is taken to have Shunsui, in line with his nature, to play on the family name of the love of his life, calling Jyuushirou by his first name in his private moments, or with private affection "Amai'take" (pronounced ah-mai-ta-keh), meaning "sweet bamboo". I am fluent in Chinese, so I can vouch here that the Ukitake family name are Kanji characters borrowed from the Chinese language, and means "floating bamboo". :)

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