Like Father, Like Son:
It was when he caught himself telling the kid that he found him inside a watermelon that he realized he was turning into his father.
Mephisto Pheles pays his respects, after a fashion.
Fumbling Toward Family:
Fujimoto Shiro knew nothing about children, less about babies, and he was starting to really, really want a smoke.
Lies and Promises:
At nine, Yukio is already looking forward to the day he won't have to lie to his brother.
It started with tofu on Wednesday. Two Wednesdays later, it was getting weird.
Vitriolic Best Buds:
For Rin and Suguro, friendship is more like a battlefield. As with most things involving his brother, Yukio is becoming resigned to this.
Sharing a room with his brother for fifteen years had taught Yukio how to deal with many things. The effect of nightmares on a newly awakened pyrokinetic wasn't one of them.
Five Times Yukio Jumped... and One Time He Didn't:
Afraid to jump but more afraid not to, Okumura Yukio stepped off the edge. And, the possibilities began. Spoilers for Chapter 72.
After Hachiro's defeat, Yukio and Rin face some hard truths about Yukio's real nature. Diverges from manga canon at Chapter 77.
It's rare for a student from a non-exorcist family to join the cram school. It's even rarer for a student to leave, marked as they are by temptaint. But, each student who does so is presented with an offer.
A new king of Gehenna has been crowned. A brother has been lost. But, neither situation is going to go unchallenged.
Like too many things lately, the problem had grown slowly, quietly until slapping him in the face. Spoilers for Chapter 96-99. New!
Yukio knows Rin has never failed at what's most important.
Mephisto Pheles won all his bets.
Yukio has a decision to make.
Izumo wonders why no one else can see the obvious.
Yukio starts hoping that Shura is paying more attention than she lets on.
Yukio's going down so fast she’s not sure he can stop. Companion to "Dwindling".
Okumura Rin wanted to be nothing like his biological father and everything like his real father. Set in a Blue Exorcist/Fullmetal Alchemist fusionverse.
Rin's seemingly one-sided shouting matches were always interesting.
Exorcists, Fujimoto Shiro mused, were surprisingly agnostic.
Tatsuma remained frozen, watching in silence as young Rin grabbed his son.
Mephisto likes it when everyone is on script.
Mephisto Pheles was nothing so simple as a chessmaster; he was a playwright.
Yukio had trained in deception all his life.
His father wasn’t a coward.
Everyone had heard the rumors about Okumura Rin.
When he hesitated to destroy the all-too-human zombies, Rin knew the others didn't understand.
"If I don’t see you for two minutes, you’re somewhere raising the devil."
Konekomaru didn’t want to remember the sensation of spectral talons curling around his heart, of sibilant whispers filling his mind.
It was far too late when Fujimoto Shiro finally realized how the magic that hid Rin from demons worked.
Yukio wondered how their father had dealt with it.
Time and Again:
"In short, I have already turned back time for you many, many times, Okumura Rin."
In the end, it was Shiemi who made all their lies into truths.
Okumura Rin was counting.
Rin had always thought demons had no fashion sense.
Demons read human hearts.
Rin didn’t need Mephisto to tell him that keeping his tail exposed was a bad idea.
Mephisto knew it was the fixation that destroyed.
The twins celebrate their first birthday since everything changed.
There's No 'Human Shield' in Team:
"Konekomaru told you to be our trump card, not our shield!"
Yukio needs a broader vision; everyone else seems to have found one.
Eight year old Rin had a bloody fist, a bloody nose, and a defiant scowl.
It's the twins' second birthday, and Shiro is still getting the hang of this fatherhood thing.
Spies are pretty cool, right? Right?
“That is what the Order’s really like.”
The confrontation didn't go quite the way Yukio had thought it would.
Not that Mephisto ever helped, but maybe the idiot would make a decent distraction. New!
Disclaimer: “Ao no Exorcist/Blue Exorcist” belongs to Kazue Katou, Shueisha, A-1 Pictures, Aniplex, and various other parties. All other characters and material within this page are the property of either myself, Kristen Sharpe/T.L. Amos, or their respective creators.