Disclaimer: Soul Eater does not belong to Randomcat23.


Just some quick notes about this collection.

They'll all be 100-500 words. I want to keep these short and sweet. Most of these scenes are just little ideas that struck me, but aren't big enough for a full-fledged story.

I'm sure I'll mostly focus on Soul and Maka. I can't help myself! However, I do want to explore other characters too, so there should be a decent mix.

As far as "Canon" goes, mine's a mix of the anime and the manga. I'm only up to volume 19 in the manga, but I've watched the entire anime. Just telling you so you know where I'm coming from.

Feedback is greatly appreciated. It seriously feeds my muse.

Thanks for reading!

Title: Rhythm
Soul and Maka
Hooray for music-themed SoMa. It's a given.

Maka may not have the best music taste, but she did appreciate rhythm. She felt it in everyday occurrences. As the rain beat down on the window, she found herself counting the steady drops. When Soul wasn't looking, she'd watch him as he tapped out a song on the couch cushion and would try to identify the tune.

There was a rhythm in battle too. The pounding footfalls as her enemy sprinted closer, the ragged breath she drew came in erratic puffs, and her racing heart made a consistent thud, thud, thud, thud. Even resonance had a rhythm, a pulsing in their souls that synced their movements.

These rhythms were known to her, a soundtrack that colored her life.

So the first time her pulse quickened when Soul caught her gaze, Maka paused at the new tempo, startled.

Since when did he impact her own rhythm?

Her eyes slid back up to his and he greeted her with a wolfish grin from the couch. Soul leapt up with the ease of a cat and approached his meister with a steady gait. Caught between a wall and the snowy-haired boy, her heart beat twice as fast, thud-thud-thud-thud.

Soul grabbed her shaking hand and placed it over his chest. Before she could squirm away, Maka's eyes widened. His own rhythm matched hers perfectly.

A smile was shared between them and Maka added another song to her soundtrack.

I think this is a pretty good example of what I'll be posting: short, character-focused scenes that stand by themselves.

Thanks for reading! I think I'll be updating at least once a week.-randomcat23