The Hard Goodbye (15/??)Author:
You should all know the drill by now… AU; set in the mid 80’s in a slightly bastardized Kabukichō district. Very graphic violence, strong coarse language, character death, drug use and prostitution references, adult themes and sex scenes… oh, and Ruki is a badass! Band:
The Gazette with lots of co-stars; 12012, lynch., Merry, Girugamesh, Buck-Tick, Dir en Grey and some small cameos thrown in for good measure (Vidoll, Hyde, Screw, D’espairsRay etc)Pairings:
Aoi/Ruki, Yuusuke/Wataru, mentioned Miyavi/AoiDisclaimers:
As the ideas hijack my brain, I only wish that I owned Ruki and Aoi. However the story and characterizations are mine and I will bring fire and brimstone down upon anyone who tries to steal them again. Authors notes:
Continuation to A Dirty Carnival.Chapter notes: HIGH VIOLENCE WARNING FOR THIS CHAPTER!!!
Consider yourselves warned. Summary: Before any rise in an economy there is a slump, a low point of destitution and need. The mid 80’s marked the point where Japan’s primary industries plummeted before the technology boom that sent both Japan and the world into a new age.
It was a time when the actions of a few could shape the lives of millions.
When a young yakuza lord emerges from a self-imposed exile to declare war, a fumbling computer hacker is drawn further into the struggle. With both fighting to stay afloat they unwittingly bring the frontlines out of the shadows and into the path of the authorities. Through this, one man stands alone on the sidelines, teetering on the edge of neutrality as he struggles to keep those closest to him out of the crossfire.
But when everyone has their own agenda, trust is hard won and having faith in the wrong person may prove deadly…
*****Character Reference: List of CharactersChapters: Prologue
Chapter Fifteen( The Difference between Cats and Fish )