Lupin III Characters Coping Mechanisms
Tinkering / fixing gadgets
nightclubs / partying
gun stuff (maintenance, target practice, assembly etc.)
shopping (suits, hats, shoes, watches)
listening to music
studying / learning
shopping (clothes, accessories, makeup)
visiting parks / gardens
dressing up & doing her makeup
sword stuff (maintenance, training, etc.)
if i was a character in part 5 i’d log onto the lupin iii forum and type “do you think lupin and jigen ever explored each others bodies” and then the chat would get locked just from the sheer amount of replies coming in and i’d get flagged by the mods but then immediately when i would be given the ability to comment once more i’d write “do you think jigen and goemon ever explored each others bodies” and then i would get banned. zenigata has assigned yata on this bc  i think this would make his blood pressure rise and  i think yata having to read through pages of this debate is hysterical
Recent sketches and experiments ( 〃．．)
Did i watch a completely different movie to everyone with mystery of Mamo?? Everyone seems to love it and call it one of the best ones but it was just them shitting on Fujiko for the first half and then here's a bunch of weird stuff that'll never get answered.
Don't touch the samurai's boss
Chapter Title: Long Drive Home Word Count: 1,242 Rating: T Themes: Hurt/Comfort, Angst, Gen Characters: Arsene Lupin III, Daisuke Jigen, Goemon Ishikawa XIII Warnings: References to torture and injury Chapter Summary: Lupin and Jigen take care of Goemon after his run-in with Wolf and Rose. Notes: This work is my interpretation of the aftermath of episode 112 of part 2. Can also be found on my AO3 here.
Lupin is not a man to admit his faults. But, Goemon making a playful jab at him-despite having been subjected to a brutalization that made bile well up in Lupin's throat-that, admittedly, caught him off guard. Goemon was in surprisingly good spirits, still able to laugh and smile despite being in amounts of pain that Lupin didn't want to think about. That pain has the samurai lolling in and out of consciousness. It was all at once too painful to rest, but so painful that he was perpetually passing out. Jigen, with Zantetsuken in his other hand, would give Goemon's shoulder the occasional comforting pat and made light conversation in an attempt to keep Goemon's mind occupied. Though, Goemon's most frequent responses were simple, "mmhs," and, "nmhs," from both pain and exhaustion.
"We're almost to the car. We'll clean you up, and then we'll get you to a doctor, I promise." Lupin chimes. Goemon offers no verbal reply outside of a quiet noise and a half hearted nuzzle into Lupin's shoulder. But, Lupin takes that as a sign of happiness. He's thankful Goemon is at least somewhat alert and responsive. He'd be more worried if Goemon was too quiet. Which would be funny in any situation aside from one like this, considering how quiet Goemon usually is.
The rest of the walk is relatively quiet, the silence only broken by the occasional bird and conversation. Lupin prioritizes trying to move Goemon as little as possible, so he kindly rejects Jigen's offer to carry Goemon for the final stretch. It's not that Lupin is in the habit of carrying Goemon, but he's had to shoulder his weight on a few occasions. He can't really explain why, but, Goemon feels a bit lighter than he should be. It gives him a feeling he can't describe, like a furious boiling in the middle of his chest that continues to swell and expand like a balloon being inflated. Lupin doesn't have much time to dwell on his emotions as they arrive at the car, hidden by dense foliage.
Lupin turns around to start to lay Goemon into the car, only to realize the logistical issue that comes with having your hands full with another person, "Can you give me a hand, Jigen?" The gunslinger is more than happy to help, laying Zantetsuken in the front seat before moving to Lupin's aid. Jigen crawls into the back, standing in the space between the front and back seat. Jigen places a hand gingerly on Goemon's upper back and another on the small of his back. He gives Lupin a nod, and Lupin in turn slowly begins to lean back and rest Goemon in Jigen's arms.
It's a delicate operation, with both of them trying to limit the amount of movement, and consequently, the amount of pain Goemon will be in. Jigen begins to kneel as he takes on more and more of Goemon's body weight, and prepares to lay him down. Gently, Lupin rests Goemon's calves on the edge of the car so that he can turn around and crawl into the backseat as well. Lupin loops one arm under under Goemon's thighs and another under his calves and motions with his head for Jigen to start scooting back. As Jigen inches back, Lupin follows, working to get all of Goemon into the car. Through careful maneuvering, they reach a point where Goemon will be comfortably centered in the seat. Though as if the samurai were a porcelain doll, Jigen and Lupin start to lay him down, trying to move and time it so that he'll be laid down all at once.
Goemon makes a noise of mild discomfort when he comes into contact with the seat, but the pain fades once he adjusts to the pressure on his back. Lupin shrugs off his jacket and drapes it over Goemon as Jigen crawls out of the back. Given how tattered Goemon's clothes are, it at least covers him up a little and will keep him a bit warmer. It makes a difference to Lupin, and that's what matters to him in the end.
"Help me pull up the cover, Jigen." A bit of an odd request, considering there's not a raincloud in sight, but Jigen has no qualms with Lupin's wishes. It only takes a few seconds to draw the cover over and click it into place. Jigen slides into the passenger seat, his leg knocking into Zantetsuken. Jigen blinks for a second before smiling and taking the sword into his hand. He gingerly slots it between Goemon's arm and his body. Instinctively, Goemon brings his sword a little closer.
"Heh. I thought something was missing." Jigen's gaze lingers on Goemon for a moment before he leans back in his seat, legs up on the dash with his arms behind his back, elbows up. Lupin hops in, making himself comfortable before looking over his shoulder.
"You just take a nice, long nap, okay? You've earned it." Lupin offers Goemon a gentle smile before he turns the key in the ignition and turns onto the road that led up to the castle, this time, heading away. Lupin fiddles with the radio dial until he finds the station that Goemon likes. On an average day, Lupin would qualify Goemon's preferences as elevator music. But, Lupin's finding that it's helping him to relax.
"This isn't really your taste in music, Lupin." Jigen comments, fumbling around in his jacket pocket to fish out his packet of cigarettes.
"It's not for me." Lupin looks up into the rearview mirror, seeing Goemon dozing peacefully. Maybe he'll sleep for the whole ride and never hear so much as a note. But, Lupin doesn't really care if he hears two notes or two thousand, Goemon deserves as much comfort as Lupin can afford him right now.
Jigen pulls out his pack of cigarettes from his jacket pocket, and blinks when Lupin snags a smoke before he can. Smirking, he lights Lupin's cigarette before treating himself to his own. Jigen nurses his cigarette for a few minutes, idly watching the scenery around him move past before he speaks, "So, where are we headed to?"
"I've got a hideout about five hours from here. We're gonna patch Goemon up the best we can with what we've got there." Lupin takes a long drag from his cigarette and pauses before speaking again, "Then, I'm gonna find Goemon the best doctor, surgeon, whatever, that money can buy." Jigen nods, having no objections to Lupin's plans.
"Sorry if bringing this up is in poor taste." Jigen starts, "But I can't forget the look you had on your face when we snuck into the castle and you first saw Goemon," Jigen pauses to take another drag from his cigarette, "You looked ready to kill, Lupin."
"I don't like killing, Jigen. It's messy." Lupin pauses for a moment, trying to find his words, "But, if Rose and Wolf had-if Goemon-." Lupin doesn't want to speak the words. He's not superstitious, but it feels ill to even imagine the alternative outcomes and think in hypotheticals, "If Goemon hadn't been there for me to keep my composure-." Lupin's grip on the steering wheel tightens, and that familiar sensation returns. His whole body feels like it's running hot and his heart starts beating a little faster. A wild look settles in Lupin's eyes as he puffs on his cigarette.
"I think I would have lost it."
This is my only contribution to the fandom
Finally got around to draw my Monster AU!
Lupin: vampire. His sire is Lupin the Second (the name gets passed down from sire to siree). When doing robberies, he needs Jigen to break into buildings then invite him inside.
Jigen: inugami (Japanese dog spirit). For most of his life he thought he was a defective werewolf, until he met Goemon and his yokai-detecting superpowers. His fur is extremely soft.
Goemon: sentient sword. He is the physical embodiment of the Zantetsuken, a sentient sword that gained the ability to manifest a body and wield itself. He poofs out of his human form when he doesn't want to deal with social interactions. (note: the sentient sword idea comes from an anon)
(ignore the crappy kabuki makeup)
Not pictured here:
Fujiko: jorogumo (Japanese shape-shifting spider). She normally eats men for breakfast, but Lupin tastes bad.
Zenigata: vampire hunter. I need to find an excuse to make him immortal. A zombie, maybe?
You can find more about this AU (and other variations of it) on my main blog @bookshop-cryptid in the tag #lupin iii supernatural au
Lupin- Ambipom, Weavile, Houndoom, Greninja, Lycanroc(Midday), Chatot
Jigen- Inteleon, Clawitzer, Blastoise, Toucannon, Ryperior, Cinccino
Goemon- Samurott, Aegislash, Gallade, Pyroar, Sigilyph, Braviary
Fujiko- Theivul, Liepard, Lopunny, Gardevoir, Mandibuzz, Froslass
Zenigata- Herdier, Bisharp, Gumshoos, Galarian Stunfisk, Slowbro, Vikivolt
Fun date idea: eating cigarettes with your boyfriend
heres the full aggie.io page
So I think TMS YouTube did an oopsie and accidentally spoiled the episode AFTER the Jigen episode
Which is probably going to be a Goemon episode
Someone's probably done this before but hey, he deserves it
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