Character/Pairing: Orihime-centric Orihime/Ulquiorra
Rating: T for mature/depressing themes
Notes: Cultural notes are after the fic, though they can be looked up on Wikipedia as well.
Was written for the Ulquiorra Birthday Bash, so feel free to crosspost it in relevant communities. Is also short, so please read slowly.</b>
The action or condition of despairing or losing hope; a state of mind in which there is a loss of hope; hopelessness.
-The Oxford English Dictionary
Grey eyes looked up at the sky, at the hole rendered in the ceiling, and could feel something whispering in the back of her mind.
Everything here was black and white, as far as the eye could see, and she kept hearing an announcer in the back of her mind stating that there had been "an accident" on the train line.
She had dutifully nodded her head when reports of suicides came, out of respect, but now -
Apologies for the inconvenience, there has been an accident on this line, so the train is stopped here for a short delay.
Everything sounded so calm now, in the space between words, in the space where she met Ishida Uryuu's eyes.
Apologies for the inconvenience...
Raspberry and azuki tarts seemed so far away, and in that moment everything seemed perfectly rational.
But then teal eyes flashed into her memory -
- and she wondered, she wondered if that was the reason why he was the way he was. Hollows - and arrancar - were remnants of souls, weren't they?
She imagined what it would be like to meet Aokigahara forest, if Aokigahara was a person, and imagined the person would have the face of Ulquiorra Cifer.
And so very sad.
"Ishida-kun..." she indicated the hole in the sky. "With your powers, is it possible for you to take me up there?"
She wanted to see him again.
She wanted to see those eyes and show him hope.
Note: If you didn't know, Aokigahara forest is well known for its suicides. Also, jumping in front of trains is a very common method as well, and these incidents are referred to often as 'accidents', if I recall correctly.