ENTITLED: words without
FANDOM: Hyouka
CHARACTERS: Houtarou, Eru
SUMMARY: The definition of satire is Oreki-san's smile. In which Eru creates a dictionary. drabble!series.
DEDICATED TO: Frog-kun, doroniasobi, and mayfairs for their much-belated and hopefully happy birthdays.
DISCLAIMER: I don't own Hyouka.
CREDITS: The definition of satire came from the dictionary.


Oreki-san smiles like he does everything: lazily.

No, Eru corrects herself fondly: satirically. The definition of satire is the use of irony, sarcasm, or caustic wit to attack or expose folly, vice, or stupidity; she remembers this from the dictionary.

His smiles are tiny, upward curves of the mouth. They are eyes so happy that they're warm to (figurative!) touch. But they are also slight furrows of eyebrows in self-deprecation for expending energy on an emotion; afterwards, tiny huffs of self-mockery.

satire, Eru writes in bold in the folds of her mind. A mental dash, and then: noun. Oreki-san's smile.