Title: Typical
Author: Kristen Sharpe
Date: May 31, 2018
Rating: K
Warnings: None.
Continuity: Any.
Disclaimer: “Ao no Exorcist/Blue Exorcist” belongs to Kazue Katou, Shueisha, Aniplex, and various other parties.

Author's Note: This was inspired by a fan-translated summary of the third Ao no/Blue Exorcist light novel, "Bloody Fairytale", which involves an exorcist who is secretly experimenting on people to create a Naberius and how her plans are thwarted by a pair of travellers who call themselves Shiro and Johan. I haven't read the novel, but this is how I immediately imagined the story ending.

            The final Naberius was enormous, hideous, and smelled as putrid as expected of a monstrosity made from stitched-together corpses.

            “Tch.” Shiro ground his cigarette between his teeth as he mentally ran through his remaining weapons and ammunition. They should be enough. Just.

            “Oi, Johan,” he started. Not that Mephisto ever helped, but maybe the idiot would make a decent distraction. 

            Except the demon king was suddenly nowhere in sight. 


            Swearing, Shiro released the safety on his weapon and grimly focused on the Naberius.

            It was over in twenty minutes. Over and all over. Mostly all over Shiro.

            He stood in the center of the stinking mess and vowed to burn his clothes.  Right after he had a smoke.  Keeping his gun warily on the largest Naberius remnant, he reached into a pocket with his free hand.  

            Gloopy cellophane slid free.  Swearing, Shiro tossed the ruined cigarettes away.


            Shiro turned to see a gaudy pink umbrella pop into the room followed - cautiously - by Mephisto’s face. 

            “There you are.” Tiptoeing around the stinking mess, Mephisto beamed at him. “All done here?”

            Shiro felt his trigger finger twitch. “No. I think there’s one more demon I need to exorcise.”