Title: Inevitable
Author: Kristen Sharpe
Date: November 25, 2013
Rating: K
Warnings: Mangaverse, potential spoilers for chapters 49 and up.
Disclaimer: “Ao no Exorcist/Blue Exorcist” belongs to Kazue Katou, Shueisha, Aniplex, and various other parties.
Author's Note: A random thought on how things might eventually play out with Yukio. Here's hoping this never happens.


Yukio watched Todo Saburota burn and found that he felt nothing. No satisfaction. No relief.

It had simply been inevitable.

He waited until the last of the demon man’s screams died and the flicker of his stolen power guttered out, consumed. Then, Yukio withdrew his own flame - blue, of course - and turned to his audience.

“A pity Todo-san overstepped his bounds,” said Lucifer. “He was a talented recruiter.”

Yukio was silent.

“It’s fortunate we have a ready replacement.” Lucifer extended a hand.

Yukio smiled then, the guileless, gentle smile he had been perfecting since childhood.

“So it is.”

This too was inevitable.

He had trained in deception all his life. A fact Todo had willfully overlooked. He wondered if Lucifer would as well.