Title: Never

Author: Shadow/Phantomness
Pairing: None
Fandom: Bleach
Theme: #50, Abandoned

Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: Bleach belongs to Kubo Tite and Viz. This non-profit, non-copyright infringing fanfiction belongs to me under international copyright laws and taking it is plagiarism. Thank you. *Phantomness bows*

Warnings: None

Nemu does not understand why anyone would want her to leave Mayuri-sama. He is the one who created her, who gave birth to her, who taught her how to walk, how to talk, and how to live. Her creator will never abandon her, and she will follow behind him, obediently, until the end of her days.

He was the one who formed her body and soul, even her zanpakutou. He gave her companionship when she came out of the void, a creature of nothingness. After all, she is more than a pill and more than an empty shell. She has a will of her own, though it will almost always bow to his.

What is wrong with her loyalty, then?

Others see it differently, of course. They talk about how important freedom is. They watch, aghast, as he punishes her for failure. However, they do not see how it is he alone who can repair her, and he always will. She is his finest creation, his magnum opus – he could never discard her.

In any case, finding a new lieutenant would be too much trouble.

So Nemu is patient, and waits, and watches, and feels safe exactly where she is, two steps behind Soul Society's mad scientist, always.

End Fic

Completed 11/13/09

I like Nemu! ^^ Hope I did her and Mayuri justice in this fic… 7 minutes!