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Nothing I wouldn't do by snakes-on-a-plane Nothing I wouldn't do by snakes-on-a-plane
Warm up sketch~ My OTP babbis, just lookit them~ (even though it's just a shitty quick sketch aha)

Yoruichi always keeps an eye on Soi when they're cuddling cause she loves looking at that adorable face. Soi usually keeps her gaze away because she often can't quite believe Yoruichi is real, it's almost overwhelming~

So, YoruSoi. Why do I love it so? Not fanservice by a longshot...It has a little to do with latching onto any lesbian subtext or maintext because we’re so damn underrepresented in legitimate characters it is depressing

I tried to articulate why people being adamantly against either of these characters being gay and degrading the ship as fanservice is wrong and rude toward gay people but I have way to much anger toward that attitude that I can't get it out properly.

So! back to my point, I definitely feel that Yoruichi and Soi Fon are soulmates. I’ve got quite a few OTPs but they’re one of the few that I feel belong with each other on a deeply spiritual level.

But why? Well…. As my headcanon dictates, since these two were part of the very few canon characters I cared about enough to look in depth into (aha)… Strap in for some exhausted ramblings haha, this proobably doesn't make sense at times? idk bro

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Soi Fon is a very standoffish individual, but she wasn’t always that way. Serious, yes, but never as she is. She rejects relationships on a personal level because she knows there’s not really a point; no one would ever really understand her. Her drive, the pressure of being a noble and the captain of two entities, division 2 and the stealth force. The fact that she is a minority in the captain’s council, with only one other female (and, as far as she knew, one with a non combat role)

And, though most don’t really realize it, being a lady at the top of a military organization is tough as shit. You’re either soft, a slut, or a bitch, there is no in-between for idle gossip among the enlisted. So Soi chose bitch, and suffers the unique loneliness of being a minority in a position of authority. Respected, feared, but you know no one really likes you as a person. No one really understands.

On top of that, Soi is proud of who she is and what she has accomplished. There’s no way in hell she wants to ‘belong’ to someone, she definitely doesn’t want to stoop or share her life with someone that will want to possess her and her status as an object or as some power fantasy; even if they loved her so she would lose a piece of her pride and her person by giving herself away. And so she remains, distant and unforgiving.

But. But Yoruichi understood perfectly. Yoruichi was the exact same, a noble and a female captain with every bit the same loneliness begat from her pride and status. Certainly Yoruichi expressed it differently, but not even Byakuya could really understand her. Until Soi Fon comes under her wing, and she finally has someone that gets it, gets her.

See, Yoruichi is a very open and flirtatious individual, but you can see her pride and her seriousness as well. Though she was forced to leave SS, she never really lost that edge to her.

And her loneliness is a little different from Soi’s. People see Soi as a frigid stone woman… For Yoruichi, she is either feared, respected, or wanted for her looks, and she knows to play it to her advantage. And at one point during her exile, she thought she had found someone to ease her loneliness in Urahara… but.

Best friends was all he could offer her, not even he could really understand and fill the hole left where Soi once occupied. He got her at face value, and they were fantastic as partners, but he couldn’t reach her most visceral places. To him, she would always be a powerful ally and best friend, but he isn’t the type to go much deeper than that especially when his focus is on his own inventions and plans. So Yoruichi was content to be a bro, so to speak.

With Soi, Yoruichi could let down her defenses, all her flirtatious pretenses and her hardness. Soi Fon gave her someone she could be vulnerable towards, for once, someone who saw past the pride and beauty. Soi Fon respected Yoruichi, but never feared, and never objectified (even if she really, really wanted to see her naked), and loved Yoru for everything, flaws and vulnerabilities and all. It was just a small matter of forgiving her for leaving.

And with Yoruichi, Soi Fon gets a true partner and equal. Not someone who wants to possess her or dominate her, not someone that will selfishly gain something besides a lover from her, but someone who truly understands her and with whom she can grow alongside, not wither under. Yoruichi will never want or need to claim Soi Fon’s status, and doesn’t want something from her besides a partner, and that is exactly what Soi has been looking for her whole life. Someone to share with~

That’s why Soi is so ridiculous around and aboutYoruichi, she recognizes all the potential their relationship has for her, and has a large weakness for Yoru… one she believes she hides well, but since she’s never been in love besides Yoru OR had any sort of deep personal relationship with anyone else, so she has no idea how much it shows. (Yoru, being a bit more experienced with personal relationships, has more of a handle on herself haha)

So, their relationship is a slow build, definitely. Yoruichi is much more gentle with Soi (not without a healthy dose of teasing, of course) than anyone else she has ever been around because she understands the hesitation; Yoruichi could have just as easily become as closed off as Soi. And it takes a while for Soi to both relax and forgive, but she obviously doesn’t have a terrible amount of willpower when it comes to Yoru.

And when they finally do break down each other’s individual walls and begin to be more open with their love for each other, the duo become rather infamous throughout SS as one powerful couple~

SO it’s not about the ‘hawt lesbians makin out’ ya beezies, it’s about the epic, pASIONATE ROMANCE

YORUSOI FO LIFE

*ROLLS OUT*
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Infernalfeather Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Secductive Yoruichi, Yorusoi, and an excellent persuasive paragraph :iconclapplz:
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snakes-on-a-plane Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
an excellent combination!
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Infernalfeather Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SIIIIII SENORITA :iconsombreroplz: !
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AzureInfinity Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student General Artist
pffffft hawt lesbians making out it totally your reason don't lie XD
I like your reading of the pair, I do. I'm not saying it's my personal headcanon, but it does make alot of sense.
Also that pic unf perfect
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snakes-on-a-plane Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha I actually never ship based on looks XD
But I let my ridiculous romantic side out full force for this ship haha
Thankss~
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AzureInfinity Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student General Artist
You just happen to coincidentally ship the hottest pairings then? XD

(now this is going to be long- my analysis of YoruSoi, at least partially lol)
XD i actually see their relationship really differently, but then again I have a polymouristic view of things so theres that XD I honestly believe YoruUra are bffs with benefits- and KukaYoru too XD And I think SoiFon can't bring herself to be around anyone remotely attractive, since she wholehartedly is monogamous and deepdown she wants Yoruichi (thus explaining her subcaptain; she got the best person to fit her criteria or not attractive and good at the job simultanously) thought she never got around to telling Yoruichi her feelings since she didn't understand them at the time and also she was 'in the moment'.
She can't get past the sudden departure from Yoru, even if it was 100 years ago- and she never deals with her feelings since she doesn't know how. That's why when Yoruichi comes, she fight her- because that's what she is supposed to do as the leader she is, but more importantly, she feels betrayed and abandoned; Yoruichi didn't 'break up' with her, she just left, and that is the worst thing she could have done- if Yoru has stayed and told Soi she was going to leave it would have been better for Soi, but if she had confronted her, she couldn't leave her behind, and it would make plans more difficult, and Yoruichi couldn't let anything happen since she herself isn't 100% about what Soi's feelings are- she didn't want to push her into anything out of mentor worship.
So they fight, Yoruichi starts to believe that she had been right- Soi only had a mentor-student crush, not real feeling; but then Soi breaks down crying, and Yoruichi frowns, which is pretty significant, because it means her feelings were reciprocated and she did wrong in leaving Soi.
Soi tried so hard to best Yoruichi, since she assumed her feeling were toward what Yoruichi represented, and not actually the lady herself- and when the only thing she managed was to get close to Yoru- in speed, in position, in relationships- and ontop of that, the technique she herself made ended up already existing, made by Yoruichi, it was just too much- how much like Yoruichi was she? Did her life really revolve around Yoruichi? But Yoruichi was the enemy! A little late Soi realised that she idealised a pariah who she herself vowed to kill, all the emotions broke her down, since she basically realised all she was doing was rebuilding Yoruichi in her own image, trying to own everything about her, making sure noone else got anything of hers- her spite of Urahara is pretty understandable, since Urahara is the one who took the real Yoruichi away, and on top of that it backs up her hatred of lawbreakers (since breaking the law is what got her into this lonely position)
Before meeting Yoruichi, SoiFon was treated like cattle; she was raised on pride and work and not any emotion, and when she was named Yoru's worker (bodyguard? idunno) she was overwhelmed with pride and accidentally emotion'd all over the place, but she wasn't reprimanded like when she was young- in fact, Yoruichi seemed pleased Soi was such a dork. Yoruichi had everything- Pride, Skill, Emotion- everything Soi Fon wanted, and she let herself be overwhelmed by all that is Yoruichi, but at the same time, Yoruichi treated her with respect (well, as much respect Yoruichi could handle), she praised her for her good work, she didn't do what Soi expected- she treated her one-on-one, as if they were on the same level, despite the fact Yoruichi was the Flash Goddess and a Higher Noble and all that stuff. Yoruichi basically gave Soi the gift of feeling, the art of humanity; instead of the empty shell she had been before, when she was appalled at her family members dieing in battle -who she should have been fond of, and thus been affect by their death-, when all she did was slave away like a nobody. When Yoruichi left, she didn't know how to be human with anyone else, since most of her personality was based around Yoruichi's actions, and she doesn't want to treat anybody like she treated Yoruichi because, like I firmly believe, Soi is appalled by the notion of 'cheating' on her behalf, depite her not exactly knowing what she felt for Yoruichi; sort of like how some people never get over that one friend they keep trying to get into their Bf/GF Zone but who never follows them romantically, they don't wanna go out with anyone else but going out with the 'one' isn't a possibility. So Soi did the only thing she could, and that was revert to her zombie-like ways, but unlucky (or lucky?) for her her feelings were all still there, so everytime Yoruichi is there or mentioned, they bubble up against her cold shell, so she lashes out doing the opposite of what she feels to counter balance her insides (Yoruichi is here! Yes! Finnally! Aw yea-LETS KILL HER AND NO BODY IS MY FRIEND GET OUT OF MY WAY PUNY FOOLS >C ) so she has the false feeling of not being that person who, with her zombie mindset, is a weak and useless person- because with zed mindset, only a hard-working slave ninja is a good thing to be.
She gets some form of closure after the battle; shes in a limbo where Yoruichi isn't necessarily someone she hates, but also not someone she can love all-out. SoiFon doesn't need to have clear feelings, because higher things are happening and that pushes her Yorufeels to the side for a second. Her and Yoru both are in that sort of Limbo- SoiFon warms up, and Yoruichi calms down, and for me that's basically the proof of it- and have a healthier relationship than before. Later on, they aare on the same terms and they do what one expects- bend their rules a little so they can be ok (SoiFon doesn't hunt Yoruichi even though she should, Yoruichi doesn't endanger SoiFon by being rash and breaking into her area to put her in trouble)
And of course I only scratch the surface, mostly on SoiFon's part, but that's my twocents XD

Also they better hook up properly because if not I am dissapoint Kubo. Only so much trolling can be expected XD

I really like the colouring you used, and the facial expressions X3
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snakes-on-a-plane Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah and I forgot to say that totally it would be the best reveal of an already canon relationship haha

And thanks~ I'm surprised since it was just a quickie sketch haha
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AzureInfinity Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student General Artist
I know right? XD

Well it came out pretty good, my sketches usually only get worse when I colour or anything /fail
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snakes-on-a-plane Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yiss

haha pret much all I do is quick sketches so I guess I just have experience haha
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AzureInfinity Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Well I'm jelly all my art is fffftdfgjhñiphhhhhh you know? XD
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