The Reaper and The Demon
A Soukoku AU, with elements from the Kuroshitsuji universe, featuring GrimReaper!Dazai and Demon!Chuuya. (This is a fic idea that @glitterberry and I came up with.)
Even after becoming a grim reaper, Dazai still couldn’t find any meaning to life, until a certain encounter with Chuuya changes his perspective.
Category: Varies depending on the route/ending.
“Watanabe Kaito. Born 19th of December 1987. Died in a train wreck on the 13th of February, 2010. Remarks, none… ugh, how boring!” Dazai Osamu whined as he headed off to the direction where he’s supposed to collect another soul. That’s what he has been doing for the last six decades, and yet he still couldn’t understand even a bit how ‘observing people’s deaths’ is supposed to make him repent for ending his own life.
“This is so ridiculous! Death is supposedly the end of all existence, yet those who willingly come to it are denied of the nonexistence it brings about.” Even the cinematic records that he used to be the source of his entertainment had long lost their appeal. As he saw more of other people’s lives, the stronger his convictions about the meaninglessness of life grew.
However, the sight that welcomed him as soon as he entered the next railcar gave him another perspective on ‘life’. That wasn’t the first time he encountered the notorious Nakahara Chuuya, in fact he would even dare say they’re quite acquainted with each other, considering all the times they had let each other off the hook. Even so, that had been the first time he saw the demon like that; feasting on multiple souls all at once, a manic grin on his diabolic but alluring features.
Normally, grim reapers would feel enraged and find such spectacle to be repulsive, but that wasn’t the case for Dazai. Watching Chuuya feast has blessed him with something that not even an eternity of being a grim reaper could possibly achieve— for in an instant, the demon has redefined 'life’ for him.
“Interesting… very interesting indeed…” Chuuya’s snickering brought the young reaper back to reality. He half-heartedly assumed a defensive stance with his death scythe.
“I always knew you reapers are a boring, stupid bunch, but for one to be this curious…” In the blink of an eye, the demon closed the distance between them, effortlessly knocking off his death scythe. Cold black claws wrapped around his neck, and he couldn’t help but let out an amused chuckle over the 'warm’ greeting.
“Maybe you’re just one lazy fucktard, but this has to be the first time a reaper just DREAMILY watched me devour that many souls,” Chuuya remarked as he traced Dazai’s jawline with a claw. The strangely ticklish sensation brought about by the gesture has caused the reaper to flush.
“I can’t help it,” he replied as he brought up a hand to give the claws wrapped around his neck a mild squeeze. “I’m so envious. Even filthy demons have it so much better.”
“So now, not only do I think I may have fallen in love with a demon, but I’m also curious: what does life, a soul, taste like?”
The demon tightened his grip over the reaper’s neck. “Why, thank you. Too bad your compliment doesn’t change the fact that you’ve already emptied out the adjacent railcar of souls.”
“Souls… say, if I feed you enough souls, will you…will you turn me into a demon?”
Bewilderment washed over the demon’s expression upon hearing the reaper’s question, and his grip loosened a bit. “Are you for real? Do you even know what the fuck are you talking about?”
“I’m serious. I’m making a contract with you,” Dazai firmly stated, maintaining his gaze on Chuuya’s menacing azure ones, unfazed.
“I want to know what souls taste like. I want to have a taste of life.”
The demon let go of him altogether and walked away from him, pacing back and forth as he contemplated the reaper’s request. After a few moments of deliberation, he faced him once again.
“Very well… I have made my decision.”
Thank you for reading!
This serves as some sort of a prologue/introduction, from which three routes/endings will be based from.
- Normal Ending: Angst.
- Smutty Ending: Angst with suggestive content.
- Happy Ending: Fluff.
Also, the endings have been scheduled to be posted every Wednesday.