Author Notes: Hello, everyone! My daughter and I started watching the Bleach anime earlier this month, and that's when we realised - yet again - that anime characters from different series share notable similarities. As we've only gone through a third of the Bleach anime, please don't give away future spoilers. Hope you enjoy our findings, it will help if you're familiar with the anime mentioned and if you've read our Character Rescue Shelter :)
Warnings: Parody, self-insert, tongue in cheek humour and OOC-ness.
Characters: Sasuke Uchiha & Uryuu Ishida
Trivia: Did you know that the roles of Sasuke Uchiha and Uryuu Ishida were voiced by the same Japanese voice actor Noriaki Sugiyama?
Spoilers: Naruto Shippuden after the Fourth Great Ninja War, and Episode 111 (Shock! The Father's True Identity) for Bleach.
Disclaimer: Naruto belongs to Masashi Kishimoto and Bleach belongs to Tite Kubo.
- Chapter Start -
In a small hut in a misty land somewhere...
"What're you doing, mother?"
The mother straightened up from where she had been rummaging under the counter and thumped a large cardboard box onto the counter. A dust bunny sat on her glasses.
"Guess what I found," she said with a triumphant grin and shook off the dust bunny.
"A box of plain white round badges?"
The mother's grin widened.
"A box of magical plain white round badges!"
The daughter's eyes lit up.
"Cool, I'll get the markers!" She bent down and rummaged under the counter in turn, emerging a few moments later with two marker pens in her hand and a dust bunny on her nose which she blew off.
They both sat down and took out a badge each.
"Ready to have some fun, daughter?"
- o -
Sasuke Uchiha opened his eyes and found himself standing in a small clearing in a forest.
The sound of quiet footsteps crunching on dry leaves had him spinning around to confront a teenager like himself, black hair framing a thin face and blue eyes behind rectangular glasses.
"Who are you?" he asked.
"Uryuu Ishida, almost the last of the Quincy, top in my class and loner of the Bleach series. Who are you?"
"Sasuke Uchiha, last of the Uchiha, top in my class and loner of the Naruto series."
They stared at each other's good looking, expressionless faces. Then something gleamed on Uryuu's shirtfront, catching Sasuke's eye.
"What's that on your shirt?" he asked.
Uryuu glanced down and tried to pluck the white badge off his shirt. It refused to be removed so he finally tugged his school shirt higher.
"Uryuu Ishida," he read aloud. "Top of his class, challenged the protagonist, loner and emo of the Bleach series with a huge chip on his - WHAT?!"
Sasuke smirked at Uryuu's horrified expression.
"I am not an emo," Uryuu seethed. "Just because I have an angsty past and look serious all the time. By the way, you have a badge too."
Startled, Sasuke glanced down and like Uryuu, tried to pull the badge free. It refused to budge. He finally had to pull up his shirt to read the tiny writing.
"Sasuke Uchiha. Top of his class, was challenged by the protagonist, loner and emo of the Naruto series with a huge chip on his - WHAT?!"
Uryuu gave a rare smile.
"I am not an emo either," Sasuke hissed. "Just because I have an angsty past and never smile. Where the hell did this come from anyway?!"
"Don't know," Uryuu muttered, now trying to pry off his badge with the help of a tiny sewing kit he took from his pocket. Then he looked back up.
"So, who's the protagonist who challenged you?"
"Naruto Uzumaki. I couldn't stand him at first, that loud mouth. Always bragging about becoming Hokage. Who's the protagonist whom you challenged?"
"Ichigo Kurosaki. He's a Shinigami* and I... hated them."
They regarded each other in silence for a moment and then Uryuu put away his sewing kit.
"So... what do you think of your Naruto now?" he asked.
"He's not my Naruto, but he is someone I would give my life to protect," Sasuke said. "What do you think of your Ichigo now?"
"He's not my Ichigo, but he is a very good friend," Uryuu said.
They stared at each other, the mutual realisation that they were no longer loners making them smile.
Just a teeny tiny bit.
- o -
The mother and daughter both sighed as they stared at the small TV screen on the counter.
"They're both cute," remarked the daughter.
"I know, right? And hot too!" agreed the mother.
"Funny how there are so many similarities between anime characters, isn't it?"
"I know, right? We should do more!"
- Chapter End -
*Shinigami = Soul Reaper
A/N: Thank you for reading! Please leave a review if you enjoyed it and want to read more :)