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Setting Sun, Rising Moon by Jaina (PG-13)

Title: Setting Sun, Rising Moon by Jaina
Fandom: Bleach
Pairing: Ichigo/Rukia
Categories: future-fic, angst, humor
Length: Epic (~48,000 words)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: herdedcats 
Website: n/a

Ichigo dies. Which in the Bleach universe just means that it's time to go to Soul Society and be a shinigami full-time. The good news is that Rukia is there to greet him when he dies. The bad news is that, after a nasty break-up decades before, he and Rukia have no idea where they stand with each other. Lots of angsting and thick-headedness ensues.

I didn't realize this until after I'd finished the fic, but Jania has written all three of the Bleach stories I've recced to date. As with her other fics, the writing is great, the characterizations are brilliant, and the flashbacks (inevitable when a story begins with a person dying) are deftly handled and surprisingly interesting. Best of all, however, is her dialogue, which is tone perfect and shines with awesomeness; I'd be happy to read an entire fic with nothing but Jania's dialogue.

For those who, like me, are a bit wary of anime/manga fandoms, this is a good story to see just how much potential can be mined from the fandom by a skillful author. A highly enjoyable tale.

Setting Sun, Rising Moon


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