Title: What Really Matters

Author: Amethyst Hunter

Fandom/Genre: Get Backers, humor

Characters: Ban, Akabane; implied Ban/Akabane

Rating: PG (m/m implied)

Warnings/Spoilers: None

Notes: Double-drabble, 200 words exactly.

Disclaimer: Not mine.

Summary: There's always that one little thing in particular that drives you nuts about someone...!


It wasn't the creepy fascination with sharp objects that bothered Ban so much now. He didn't mind too badly the obsession of competition – that drive to find a perfect match, that constant thirst for a worthwhile fight; these were things he understood well. He could even tolerate the goth-like costume and irritatingly fine manners.

But there was one thing above all others that drove Ban Midou nuts about his sometimes-enemy, sometimes-ally Akabane Kuroudo. Ban vowed he would win this battle of wills, as he struggled furiously to get back what rightfully belonged to him.

"Dammit, Akabane! Quit hogging the covers!"


It wasn't the puzzling fascination with Ginji-kun that intrigued Akabane so much now. He enjoyed their mutual competition – the challenge of besting each other coupled with the lust for occasional bloodletting; these were things he knew very well, even if Midou-kun didn't always cooperate. He tolerated the chain-smoking and swearing and appallingly coarse habits.

But there was one thing above all others that frustrated Akabane Kuroudo endlessly about his sometimes-enemy, sometimes-ally Ban Midou. Akabane was determined to win this battle of wills, one way or another.

"Midou-kun, I will thank you to stop using my hat as a spare ashtray."