A/N: A flashfic written for a request on LiveJournal. The prompt was what would happen if Hijiri died and became a shinigami? And I didn't do the prompt justice with such a short piece. Kind of.

Warnings: none. It's worksafe.

Disclaimer: Yami no Matsuei is the intellectual property of Yoko Matsushita and all associated companies. No profit is being made from this and no copyright infringement intended with this fan-made piece of fiction.


It was two years later when Hijiri met Tsuzuki and Hisoka again, though not quite in the way they had hoped.

"You... You're..." Hisoka fell silent, suddenly feeling uncomfortable, and angry somehow.

Hijiri smiled in his usual conciliating manner and shrugged.

"It was a plane crash," Tsuzuki stated, as if it was an explanation to everything. "A paranormal one."

Hijiri nodded in approval. "So I decided to stick around until the true reason was discovered." He smiled then again, happy to see them so soon. "It's nice to see you again."

Hisoka could barely nod. Not that he wasn't happy...