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Bleach Fanfiction // Closet Games // Chapter 10 - Final 
3rd-May-2010 11:32 am
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Author: Darkprism
Title: Closet Games
Rating: Mature
Pairing: Renji & Byakuya (Ren/Bya & Bya/Ren)
Word Count: ~44,000 in total
Warnings: M/M explicit sex, angst, language, mild kink, toys, voyeurism, did I mention sex? There's lots of it.
Notes: This story is set in my world, Monoshizukanohi. There are minor references to Naruto characters as they exist in that world.

Life's good for Abarai Renji and gets better when he meets a mysterious man in a bookstore erotica aisle. But what starts out as a casual fling quickly turns into something more. Who is this man who refused to tell Renji his name? And what will Renji do now that he's fallen for him?

“Two pitchers on me, kids,” Renji called over Ikkaku’s raucous – and somewhat maniacal – laughter at something Kisuke said.

“Hell yeah they’re on you, Abarai!” Ichigo yelled back. “Lazy, disappearing bastard!”

Renji grinned and sat back down at the large, round table with his friends. Deathtoll – shortened to just “DT” usually – was a grimy bar owned by a scary fucker named Sphinx. Word had it that he was some sort of gang banger and dealt in shady deals and with the people who agreed to them. But he also ran a damned good bar with seriously hot staff and better-than-good music. There were over 100 beers on tap, and the garlic bread knot things were to die for.

“Told you,” Renji retorted, pouring himself a glass with the perfect amount of head. “Been busy.” He smirked.

“My ass,” Ichigo slurred.

No, usually mine, actually.

“When’s Rukia getting here?” Shuuhei asked. He and Renji exchanged a look, and the tattoo artist’s lips twitched. Shuuhei knew Renji’d been holed up with Byakuya for the last two weeks, and he knew some of the intimate details. Renji needed him to run Howl, after all, and Shuuhei’s price for the labor was details and a few websites to find some new toys.

“Soon,” Renji replied.

“And I trust all will be revealed once the lovely lady appears?” Kisuke asked. He smiled at Renji, eyes in the shadow of his wide, black hat. Bastard probably knew, too; he had one hell of an information network.

“You’d be right,” was all Renji said.

“This better be good, Abarai,” Yumichika – Yumi to his friends – said disdainfully, sipping at his wine. He didn’t drink beer. “We’ve been worried.”

Renji knew without clarification that “we” meant Yumi and Ikkaku.

“I don’t think you’ll be disappointed for showin’ up,” Renji replied vaguely. Shuuhei snorted and killed his second beer.

“Sorry we’re late,” said a semi-breathless voice. Renji turned in his chair to see Jyuushiro grab a chair and collapse into it, Shunsei right behind him to nudge the chair and his partner closer to the table. Jyuushiro looked flushed and immediately reached for an empty glass. Shunsei looked smug as he sat down with one hand on the back of Jyuushiro’s chair.

“Getting Shunsui anywhere on time is a challenge at best,” Kisuke quipped.

Jyuushiro smiled a little, pouring beer. He looked refined in his white shirt and dark jeans. Shunsui, true to form, looked like he’d snagged clothing off the laundry pile of a bad Hawaiian hotel. Yasutora would approve, Renji thought.

“This is true,” Jyuushiro commented. “Did we miss anything?”

“If you did, we all did,” Ikkaku muttered.

“We’re waiting on – “ Ichigo began but was interrupted when Rukia quite suddenly appeared between Ichigo and Kisuke, her hands slamming down on the table as she glared at Renji.

“Where the hell have you been?” the tiny woman growled. She wore a dark suit without a tie and looked ready to run Renji through with a spoon.

“Nice to see you, too,” Renji replied, grinning.

“Dammit, Renji! Do you have any idea…” Rukia paused. Then sighed. “Ichigo. Pour me a beer.”

“Yes, ma’am,” Ichigo replied with a small smile and started filling a glass. Rukia walked around the table and bent slightly to hug Renji about the neck.

“You jerk,” she whispered in Renji’s ear. “I’ve been dying to talk to you. So much is going on…”

Rukia sounded upset, and Renji pulled her arms from around his shoulders and looked at her. “What’s wrong?” he asked, hoping it was nothing more than what he already knew.

Sitting down in a chair that Kisuke scooted to her, Rukia sighed. “Thanks,” she said, taking the glass full of amber liquid from Ichigo. “Nothing. Everything. I don’t know. It’s Uncle.”

The table grew quiet. Rukia rarely ever mentioned Byakuya, and Shuuhei threw a look at Renji. The redhead glanced at him and shook his head one.

“What about him?” Renji asked. He was pretty sure he knew; okay, make that damned sure he knew. And he felt a little guilty for being absent, but Byakuya was fucking persuasive with his, “Let’s stay in and fuck for a couple of weeks until I understand exactly what I like in bed, shall we?”

“He stepped down as CEO, then he all-but vanishes, which isn’t so unusual, but there’s rumors flying, the tabloids are having a field day, and I’m bloody getting calls from the higher-ups at Kuchiki Stone asking me what the hell’s wrong with Uncle.” She sighed and drained half her glass.

Jyuushiro leaned forward. “Rukia; that’s terrible.” He sounded genuinely concerned but Shunsui looked at Shuuhei who looked at Renji. Ichigo watched the looks fly around the table and frowned.

“Hey, what’s with all the -“ Ichigo started, but Kisuke leaned over and said something in the blond’s ear. Ichigo’s scowl deepened and he pulled back to look at Kisuke. “You’re shitting me,” he said softly.

“We missing something?” Ikkaku said quietly, leaning toward Yumi.

“Most likely,” Yumi replied. “But I suspect things will unfold shortly.”

“Huh?” Ikkaku retorted, turning to look at Yumi. Then he followed the lovely man’s gaze and his eyes widened as he saw an intensely attractive brunette walking with purpose toward the table.

“Aw, Rukia, I’m sorry,” Renji said, his back to the approaching man. Shunsui nudged Jyuushiro, who frowned and then looked at the interloper along with everyone else at the table save Rukia and Renji.

“It’s okay,” Rukia said. “It’s not like it’s your fault.”

“Oh, on the contrary,” Byakuya said as he stopped behind Ikkaku’s chair. “I fear he had much to do with the current situation.” Renji froze along with most of his friends.

“Kuchiki,” Kisuke said.

“Urahara,” Byakuya replied without looking at the man.

Rukia jumped to her feet. “Uncle?” she said, thoroughly shocked. “What are you doing here?”

“Dude,” Ichigo said to Renji with a shake of his head. “You’re so dead.”

“What?” Rukia asked, tearing away her gaze from Byakuya to look at Ichigo.

“I do foresee quite the beating in the future, yes,” Kisuke quipped, one hand covering his mouth.

“Oh dear,” Jyuushiro said, blinking as Shunsui pulled away from his ear. He shot a glance at Kisuke and sighed. “Kuchiki, it’s a pleasure to see you.”

“And you, Ukitake,” Byakuya said kindly as he made his way around the table to Renji.

Renji winced as he felt hands on the back of his chair. Rukia looked at her uncle and then at Renji, incomprehension forming new lines in her forehead.

“For the record?” Renji said contritely to his best friend. “This ‘surprise my niece’ thing was all his idea.”

“And I suppose that makes you the utterly blameless bystander?” Byakuya intoned, voice like silk as his hands slid into Renji’s hair. He had it loose tonight, and Renji let Byakuya turn his head to look up at him. Renji’s breath caught when he saw the tiny glasses perched across his lover’s nose.


Renji’s lips parted, and he sighed as Byakuya stroked Renji’s hair.

Rukia made a strangled noise.

“Holy fuck,” Ikkaku said.

“I’m sure there’s nothing ‘holy’ about it,” Yumi replied.

“Amen to that,” Shuuhei muttered.

“I’m going to kill you for keeping such a secret,” Jyuushiro said without looking at his lover.

“I rather enjoy your ‘killing’ sprees, Shiro,” Shunsui said softly, putting an arm around the white-haired man’s shoulders.

“Renji?” Rukia asked. “Uncle?” Her voice was an octave higher, and she blinked a few times.

“Having fun, yet?” Renji asked Byakuya. The brunette smiled, made a show of taking the glasses off and putting them in a pocket, and bent down, letting his hair spill over his shoulder. He wore a soft, dark shirt and gray slacks and looked typically godlike. The beadwork was intricate tonight, and Byakuya’s scent made Renji relax on reflex.

“More than I’ve had in years,” Byakuya replied. His eyes danced and he bent to kiss Renji’s mouth, and the redhead sighed into the chaste press of lips.

“Well,” Ichigo said, getting up. “I’m obviously gonna need something stronger than fuckin’ beer.”

“I suggest finding bandages while you’re at it,” Kisuke said helpfully.

“Rukia, breathe,” Shuuhei said.

But Rukia’d gone an extraordinary shade of red. She watched her uncle kiss her best friend for a long couple of seconds.

“I’m going to kill all of you,” she said with surprised but absolute certainty. “Slowly. Painfully. And I’m going to fucking enjoy it.”

“Have you noticed that our little group isn’t happy unless there are death threats going around?” Kisuke asked Shuuhei conversationally.

“Seems that way,” Shuuhei solemnly agreed.

Byakuya broke away from Renji’s mouth and smiled at the redhead.

“I knew you were trouble,” Renji said quietly.

“And do you like this trouble?” Byakuya asked with a quirk of an eyebrow.

“Nah. I fuckin’ love it.” Renji grinned.

The two men kissed again despite the loud groans from half the table, Rukia loudest among them. It took several pitchers, more than one round of shots, and enough detailed information to make Ichigo leave early, but at the end of the night, Byakuya was no longer merely the corporate, cold, distant uncle. And Renji became more than just a solid friend amidst the pack in which he often took the role of pretty, rough-and-tumble, playboy.

Now the two were together, remade into something stronger by being two halves of a whole, and Renji didn’t care if it was sappy or silly. And Byakuya didn’t care that certain members of family were pitching a stoic fit. The family that mattered coughed up her blessing with a sloppy kiss to both Renji and her uncle’s cheeks and another cry for tequila. Shunsui raised his shot glass and made a long, flowery toast to love and friendship, and they all drank heartily.

Renji leaned into Byakuya a little and thought that sitting next to one another surrounded by friends was just…right. It was simple, easy, and true. Renji felt the affirmation from head to heels, and he smiled at Byakuya, and the brunette returned the simple bit of affection.

It was a good night to be Renji. But then most nights were good ones to be Renji.

Because now Byakuya slept on his back with his arms wrapped around his lover, fingers tangled in Renji’s hair. And most nights Renji fell asleep thanking the Universe for bookstores, closets, and the new games he and Byakuya dearly loved to play.


3rd-May-2010 03:45 pm (UTC)
What an amazing ending to a truly wondeful story. I have loved following the up's and down's of their relationship and I hope you will write more for Bleach in your wonderful 'verse in the furure!
12th-May-2010 05:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you so very much, love.

3rd-May-2010 04:03 pm (UTC)
Sweeeetttt!!! Even caramel flavoured ice cream with choco sauce can't compete with this. A little sappy for such manly men, but it work just the same. Love the bits with the glasses, can just imagine the sex after the party. And Renji bottoming a lot? Haha, serve his delicious ass, i'm sure he love it.
Now, i'm not sure if i'm sad that this story ended or really really glad that you will finally be picking up on Gaara's story.
Much love,

Ps: I ought to put in a complain. I'm totally spoilt from reading your stories that any other just won't do! It's like bad bad case of CRAVING! and i'm bad with cravings.......
4th-May-2010 02:40 pm (UTC)
Ok, looking at my comment in the daylight hour, it seems that i need a bit of review. The sweetness was for the last couple of paragraphs. The first three quarter portrayed Byakuya as more relax, less greater-than-thee aura around him. Hell, he went to an grimy bar! Still got the sadistic streak there with the glasses. Hahahah
I have a question though, it's been repeatedly mentioned that Rukia own a business? a successful one at that. What kind of business is it?
3rd-May-2010 04:07 pm (UTC)
*fangasms all over the floor* yep, I love you ... perfect ending to a fabulous story. Byakuya has such a cute little sadistic streak some days *grins*
12th-May-2010 05:02 pm (UTC)
<3 Thank you so very, very much. *grins*
3rd-May-2010 05:26 pm (UTC)
Thankyou! This adds all kind of better to my day! And every time I come back to re-read. I have also been checking out your other fics and will comment when I am coherent. ;D
12th-May-2010 05:02 pm (UTC)

YAY! So glad you liked the ending, and hope the other stories please!

3rd-May-2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
i just, you know, loved this. thank you very much. really trully thank you. i'll hope for more fics with the guys.
12th-May-2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for reading, and I'm thrilled you liked the story.

3rd-May-2010 07:40 pm (UTC)
mwah hah ha - this was SUCH a good read. Charming and hot as hell. Very VERY worth the wait. Thank you for all your hard work!!!!
12th-May-2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
Thank YOU so much for reading and for the kind words!
3rd-May-2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
Oh god, I can't even imagine the look on Rukia's face. I WANT TO BE IN THAT BAR SO FUCKING BADLY.

But aw man, it's over? D: Yet... I'm just so satisfied by this fic, sadfacing feels like lying. You really did a heck of a job with building up this incredible AU, and oh fuck, the smut *__* And the ending! It was a good night to be Renji. But then most nights were good ones to be Renji. just GOLDEN.
So I just wanted to thank you for the dedication and hard work (god only knows what a whore I am for longfics), and really, you've accomplished something you can be proud of! :D *adds to memories and sighs, pleased*
12th-May-2010 05:04 pm (UTC)

I enjoyed writing this (looking back on it, now, *laughs*) and I'm thrilled you like it.

And so happy to hear it's going in your Memories!!!

Thank you.
3rd-May-2010 07:59 pm (UTC)
*happy sigh*, though i'm sad to see such a wonderful fic end. Thank you so much. I really needed a dose of laughter. I'm stuck with an access project and it's driving me crazy. Thanks for all the bya/ren induced fantasies, high blood pressure and adrenaline rush. i loved each and every moment of reading your story. I hope you'll be writing in the future. Will miss u until then.
12th-May-2010 05:04 pm (UTC)

I'm glad it helped distract you. And thank you for the kind words and for reading. <3
3rd-May-2010 09:27 pm (UTC)
oh I loved this fic... hot stuff.
12th-May-2010 05:05 pm (UTC)

Thank you!

4th-May-2010 01:17 am (UTC)
Awesome ending! I'm sad to see that it's over though...(you can go ahead and smack me, but I want more Shuuhei and Howl and the interesting things Shuuhei needs toys for!)

Beautiful chapter, as usual, and I hope to get to read more of your works soon.
12th-May-2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I want more Shuuhei, too. *laughs* He's one of my favorites, so...when the writing docket gets a little less chaotic, we shall see. XD

Thank you so very much.
4th-May-2010 02:01 am (UTC)
*sigh* what a content and lovely way to end it all!! thank you so much for this amazing ride through and through! :D everything fell in together so nicely , just like these two. :D I just hope that we will get to see them soon in canon kicking asses together!! :D
12th-May-2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
Woo hoo!

Thank you so much for reading!!!
4th-May-2010 05:19 am (UTC) - That was just gorgeous!
A beautifully well thought out story, exquisitely hot sex and both characters very much themselves despite the AU setting. I particularly loved all your versions of the other the other shinigami as well. Thank you and here's to hoping you write more of this AU sometime soon.
12th-May-2010 05:06 pm (UTC) - Re: That was just gorgeous!

Thank you. I tend to only write in this AU, actually (with the exception of "Under My Skin" which is just...well. AU but not in THIS world, *laughs*). The Bleach Boys will be roaming amok in Monoshizukanohi, for sure.

Thank you for reading!!
4th-May-2010 07:58 am (UTC)
I thoroughly enjoyed your take on the guys-- you've managed to make Byakuya even sexier than in canon (*dies* for those beads in his hair) and Renji ever more open-heartedly generous! Their interactions together were so HOT, and the drama that comes along with them being who they are to each other so satisfyingly YUMMY! Wonderful fic!

I couldn't help but notice all the characters making an appearance in this chappie, too, and hope you will continue in the Bleach universe a bit more!!
12th-May-2010 05:07 pm (UTC)
I'm thrilled you enjoyed the ride! Thank you so much for coming along with me.

4th-May-2010 08:45 am (UTC)
XD!! "I'm sure there's nothing 'holy' about it"!!

I'm in the middle of finals, and that seriously just made my night!! ^__^ *hugs*
12th-May-2010 05:07 pm (UTC)

Hope finals went well, and thank you.
4th-May-2010 01:52 pm (UTC)
Awww. That's appropriately smoopy and diabetic coma sweet ending. Excellent story all around and will definitely be read over and over and over again.
12th-May-2010 05:08 pm (UTC)

I thought so, yes. *laughs*

Thank you, doll; so happy you enjoyed. <3
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