Strong Universe -- Based on Characters from: "Bleach" by Tite Kubo
This AU features the Thirteenth Devision, Rangiku Matsumoto, Renji Abarai, the Kuchiki Family, Kisuke Urahara, and my OC, Mizuki Shindo, who is connected to all of them.
Included in this universe are (1) "Strength", (2) "Kisuke", (3) "Nothing Like Sake and His Sweet Lips", and (4) "All I Want For Christmas".
Strength (Jūshiro Ukitake/OC [Mizuki Shindo]) [The story formally known as "Strong"] Strong. It was how she liked her sake, her coffee, and her feelings. Strong. It was how he liked his shy new fukataichō. But what if that strength is nothing but an illusion she produces to protect herself from those that would look deeper?
Kisuke (Jushiro Ukitake/OC [Mizuki Shindo]) Really. Just how does Shindo Mizuki know Urahara Kisuke?
Nothing Like Sake and His Sweet Lips (Mizuki-centric. Drinking fic, so far) Shunsui cons Mizuki into drinking with him in an attempt to get answers out of her.
All I Want For Christmas (Ichigo Kurosaki/Uryu Ishida) Uryu and Ichigo are trapped because of a snowstorm on Christmas Eve. They're always at each others' throats, but is there something more?
The heroine of the Strong Universe is a lot like me in some ways. That was one of the reasons why the right mix of music became crucial to these stories!
"I'm Not Alright" by Sanctus Real Okay, mostly, this song lends itself to Mi-Mi's state of mind.
"Bruised" by Jack's Mannequin The feelings the song evokes... I don't want to spoil it, after all.
"Stacy's Mom" by Fountains of Wayne Just... go with it. It's weird, but again with the no spoilers thing.
"All I Want For Christmas":
"All I Want For Christmas Is You" by My Chemical Romance So wrong, yet so awesome. It also contributed the name to the story --yes, that version of it.