The Strawberry Devil.
Right so I wanted to have some fun for a bit, so I'm going to be posting idea's that float around in my head. Think of it like a concept-shot rather than a one-shot. This will be AU from Episode 7 of High School DxD.
Warning: Characters are OOC.
Disclaimer: I do not own Bleach or High School DxD.
In the Occult Research Club room, fifteen year old Issei Hyoudou, a boy of average build with short brown hair and light brown eyes and Asia Argento, a petite girl with long blonde hair and brilliant green eyes, stood bouncing excitedly on their heels as they waited with Yuuto Kiba, a dignified young man with short blonde hair and grey eyes and Koneko Toujou, a girl even more petite than Asia, with shoulder-length white hair and hazel coloured eyes, for their President to arrive. As for the reason for their excitement, they had finally reached the end of the week and were waiting to hear when they would be taken to get their familiars.
"Sorry to keep you waiting," Rias Gremory, a young woman with bright crimson hair, ocean green eyes and an impressive bust said with a smile as she walked into the room, flanked by her 'Queen' and Vice President Akeno Himejima, a woman with an even more impressive bust, shining black hair done up in a ponytail that reached down to her ankles and violet eyes. "I said at the beginning of the week that this would be the last week that you would have to hand out flyers and I meant it. As Devils, your familiar will play an important role in your life." Summoning her own bat familiar, she smiled at Asia and Issei's expressions. "They are used for anything from delivering messages and odd jobs, to even being your ally in battle. For this reason, treat them as more than just your servants."
Watching Akeno introduce her miniature imp and Koneko cradle her kitten Shiro, she had to suppress a chuckle when Issei cut Yuuto off from revealing his familiar.
"What do we have to do to get a familiar Buchou?" Issei asked, his eyes still staring at the tiny creatures.
"Well you simply have to catch it and…" Rias explained, but paused as there was a knock at the door.
"Yes come in," Akeno said gently, while everyone turned their attention to the newcomers. Holding the double doors open, Issei gasped as the entire student council walked into the room, led by their President Sona Sitri, or as she was known to the rest of the school, Souna Shitori.
"Welcome Sona, what brings you all here?" Rias asked with a smile, her tone warm as she addressed her old friend and rival.
"I just thought we'd drop by and say hello, especially since both of us have some new servants," Sona answered with a smile, gesturing to the brown haired boy at her side. "This is Genshirou Saji, my new pawn."
"This is Issei Hyoudou, my new pawn and Asia Argento, my new bishop," Rias answered in turn, gesturing to each of them in turn.
Not long after being introduced though and Rias was chuckling as the boys were bickering with one another, each trying to show their superiority over the other.
"Well this scene brings back memories," a new voice said from the doorway, causing everyone in the room to turn to it. Stood there leaning against the doorframe, was a tall young man that looked about eighteen years old, dressed in a pair of simple black slacks, black dress shoes, a while button up shirt with a black tie hung loosely around his neck and a black jacket over his shoulders. His most shocking attribute though, was his vivid spiky orange hair and chocolate brown eyes that seemed to pierce through a person's very soul. Walking past the stunned student council members, he walked up to Rias and Sona, towering almost a foot over them and brushed his lips over their knuckles in greeting, causing them to blush a vivid shade of red.
"What's the matter Rias, Sona?" he asked with a smirk. "The way you're staring at me, you'd think that you were staring at something Venelana-san told you, you could not have."
Growing uneasy at this newcomer's presence and thoroughly infuriated with how he had left both Presidents speechless and blushing, Issei shuffled over to Akeno. "Who is this guy exactly?" he whispered in her ear, dispelling her enthralled look as she turned to face him.
"Ichigo Kurosaki," said teenager said with a grin as he nodded at Issei, "Head of the Kurosaki Family, one of the 72 Pillars."
"And what are you doing here?" Issei and Saji asked, glaring at each other as they spoke at the same time.
Startled out of their reverie, both Rias and Sona swatted their servants on their arm, sending a pointed glare at them to watch their mouths at the moment.
"Eh it's a fair question," Ichigo said with a shrug as he sunk onto one of the couches in the room. "But that's only for Rias' ears for now. Don't worry Sona, I'll tell you as soon as I've told Rias," he said quickly as he saw Sona's eyes flash with hurt, before understanding flashed across them and she nodded. "So what were you guys talking about before Sona and I walked in?"
"Oh…well we were just about to make plans to go get a familiar for Issei and Asia," Rias explained, still off-balance at Ichigo's presence here.
"You too?" Sona asked as she turned her attention back on Rias. "We were planning on going too this month, but he's only available once a month."
"You two could play to see who gets to see him them," Ichigo commented from the couch, ignoring both the appreciative looks from the girls and the glares from Issei and Saji.
"You mean a Rating Game?" Sona asked in shock, watching him shake his head in the negative.
"God Sona you were supposed to be the smart one," he teased, a smile plastered on his face. "You'd never get approval for a match simply to choose who gets their familiar this month, but since you are both school students, there's always some sport to decide this."
"That…doesn't sound like a bad idea," Rias said slowly, while Sona nodded her head in agreement. "Why don't we meet tomorrow after school at the tennis courts? You still play don't you?"
"Of course, we'll see you then," Sona answered, waving her hand in farewell and leading her peerage out.
Turning to their guest that was still present, Rias bit the bottom of her lip and cast a pleading look at Akeno, who nodded in understanding.
"Come on everyone, Buchou has some important business to deal with right now," she said with a smile, herding the others out and in Issei's case, dragging the stubborn boy by his collar, despite the boy's protests.
When the door finally shut behind them, Rias watched the bored, neutral expression on Ichigo's face fall away, being replaced with a scowl instead. Taking a seat across from him, she fidgeted uncomfortably as the silence dragged on for minutes.
"So how have you been?" they asked at the same time, causing Rias to chuckle and Ichigo to relax slightly.
"You go first, my life's been pretty boring after all," Rias said, watching him frown and turn away again.
"What do you remember about that day when we were eight?" he asked, watching her face scrunch up as she thought back to it.
"You were dragged off by Grayfia on my Oniisama's orders, while Okaasan held me and Sona back," she said quietly, her voice soft and a tinge of hurt in her tone. Feeling him clasp her shoulder, she looked up to see him taking a seat next to her. "Oniisama never did explain why you left, just that you had to."
"He was acting as my father asked him to," he explained with a sigh. "When Grayfia finally managed to get me to him, he told me that my family had been butchered and that I was the sole survivor of it." Seeing her expression of shock and seeing the tears pooling in her eyes, he tentatively wrapped his arm around her shoulder and pulled her towards his body, letting her head rest on his shoulder. "For the last eight years, he and the other Four Satans have been keeping an eye on me, some more closely than others."
"Did you find out who did it?" she asked, noting that he squeezed her a little bit tighter.
"No and that's why they've kept me under wraps as it were," he said with a growl. "I finally managed to convince them that with their training, I should at least be able to hold my own with whoever tried to kill me and my family off."
Seeing him clench his free hand into a fist, she half-regretted bringing it up, but was nevertheless glad that he was back after almost a decade spent in isolation. Shifting slightly on his shoulder so that she was more comfortable, she closed her eyes and relaxed against him.
"So what about you, how have you been?" he asked, running his hand through her crimson locks the way he used to when they were children.
"I've been okay," she explained as she stood and lit the candles around the room, bathing it in a soft light now that the sun had set. "Issei and Asia have been a handful, especially since she was a former priest and he possesses Ddraig within him."
"I can imagine. Why was he giving me such dirty looks though?"
"Oh, well it's his dream to have a harem, possibly with me in it," she explained, watching as he shook his head in disbelief.
"And you? Do you want to be part of his harem?" he asked, his eyes narrowed as he waited for her answer.
"A week ago, I would have said maybe," she said with a sigh, thinking back on his annoyance with Susan and her views on romance. Lighting the last candle, she joined him on the couch again, leaning against his shoulder while he wrapped his arm around her. "Now…I don't think he's what I want in a lover."
"I see," he answered her, staring transfixed at her face.
"So how long are you staying?" she asked, trying not to sound too hopeful.
"Well I was actually given a job from your brother," he said with a smirk. "It seems like there's a nest of stray Devils not too far from here and he wants me to handle it."
"A nest? But normally when a Devil goes stray, we hunt it down as soon as possible," she said with a frown, wondering why she wasn't being asked to deal with this, especially if it was near her area anyway.
"That's what I need to find out," he said with a shrug. "And while I'm at it, he asked me to bring you along, something about it being a learning experience or something like that."
"When are you going to deal with them?" she asked, now trying to think about how she was going to deal with this, over and above what she was currently going through.
"Don't worry, I'm still looking for them," he said as he squeezed her lightly again. "And when I do, you get to show me how little Rias Gremory is all grown up."
"I'll have you know…I can show you right now," she said with a smirk, standing up and straddling him. Watching him blush, she wrapped her arms around his neck and whispered in his ear, "Do you want to be my first? I wouldn't mind if it was you after all." Feeling him place his hands on her hips, she giggled when he stood up with her, but promptly pouted as he set her back on the couch by herself.
"You should know that I can easily see through any teasing Rias," he said huskily as he bent forward slightly, pinning her in place and running a finger down her cheek. "And if we were to do…'that', I want it to be the most unforgettable time of your life." Leaving her blushing now, he stood and grabbed his jacket and summoned a magic circle at his feet. Unlike her own which were red, his was pitch black and the edges flickered like a flame. "I'll see you at your match tomorrow Rias. I'm looking forward to a good show."
Right so that's my interpretation on a Bleach/ High School DxD crossover. Now nothing is set in stone and this is really just my thoughts for now. As for Ichigo's origins etc. that will be discussed in the next instalment of this concept-shot.
Let me know what you think of it, the good, the bad and the 'Oh my god, what the fuck did you just go and do?!'
1 – Buchou: Basically President. I just thought it sounded better than the English version.