|Honor Thy Wife
Author: GoodLuckMother PM
Each had unrequited love; and to him, the most honorable thing to do was to marry the savior of his love. He just didn't expect to fall in love with his wife. RenjixOrihime RE-EDITEDRated: Fiction T - English - Angst/Romance - Renji A. & Orihime I. - Chapters: 7 - Words: 14,624 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 03-16-11 - Published: 07-19-10 - id: 6157861
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GoodLuckMotherFuckers- A re-edited version of the first two chapters, I do not own bleach.
All credit for edditing goes to Not so Anonymous, who at first was a reviewer turn into kick ass beta-reader. All credit goes to her!
"Re-Renji-kun?" Orihime stuttered out at the tattooed man who was standing on one knee in front of her. A look of pure shock was clearly written on the pale healer's face.
"Inoue Orihime-" suddenly needing a breath of air to calm his nerves, Renji slowly breathed in before continuing with what he was there to do. "Will you do me the honor of becoming my wife?"
It was right after when Rukia was saved. Renji had stood near, close enough to witness it all, but far enough to not play a key role in the event that was quickly unfolding—an event that would change everyone's life.
He supposed their emotions had caught up with them, to embrace each other like that. Yet it still left two souls dumbstruck in the process.
A million thoughts ran through his mind all at once, like how perfect they looked together, fitting oh so well under the moonlight; only to flinch, and berate himself for even thinking such a thing.
As quiet as the voice was, it still alerted the pair from their embrace and halted Renji's mental and physical breakdown.
"That woman..." Renji mused, even more dumbfounded then before. His brownish eyes narrowed at the orange haired girl who walked over to the couple helplessly fighting back the tears that were gathering around her grey eyes.
"Orihime..." Ichigo stated as if he was going to say a speech, only to stop when he realized he had nothing to say to her. Loosing Rukia like that made him realize so much, and he wasn't planning on letting her go ever again.
Renji could feel all the air being sucked out of his lungs—this mortal woman, who he barely knew—was in same predicament he was. He watched in amazement as the healer's hands brought both Ichigo and Rukia's together as she smiled at them before heading to the portal that led to human world; leaving Ichigo and Rukia dumbstruck, and leaving a certain soul reaper with confusion and a broken heart.
"Of all the things she could of done, why'd she do that?"
"Ma-marry? Me?" Orihime repeated, pointing to herself as the red headed man began to feel dizzy with emotions.
"I'm not repeating myself Orihime," Renji grumbled. "It's either a yes or no."
"Renji-kun, you barely know me, and you love-" Orihime started to say only to be silenced by a sudden and fierce gaze directed at her from the red headed lieutenant.
"Yeah, well she's with Ichigo, and you're alone," he grumbled as he stood up rubbing his knee.
Orihime flinched at the boldness of the red headed man's statement. Where others treated her like a fragile piece of glass, he was bold and direct, something she could only silently admire him for. But that didn't mean it didn't add other deep scar to her already wounded heart. "I'm happy for them," she whispered, bringing her hand up to wipe her tears that wouldn't seem to stop falling.
"Bullshit," Renji stated with a voice a lot calmer than it was before. It only caused Orihime to cry harder, no longer choking back the tears.
"What a great proposal story."
After a solid hour of grieving for her unrequited love with Ichigo, Orihime grew tired of her own self pity. She wiped her face, trying to rid herself of her swollen eyes so she could return back to the soul reaper who waited patiently in her kitchen.
"Yes or no?" Renji asked as she returned, hands over his chest.
Orihime blinked at the soul reaper, still dumbfounded at the whole situation. "I still don't understand why you want to marry me..." Orihime's eyes suddenly widen with a thought of realization. "Is this a revenge scheme? Because I will not-"
Renji growled, rubbing the bridge of his noise. "If I wanted revenge I would have gotten it by now." Renji took the blank expression on Orihime's face as a sign to go on. "And it's the right thing to do," he added in a whisper. "You went through a lot to save Rukia, and put yourself second so others can be happy. I want to do some good in return for once, repay you for helping someone I care about." Renji muttered as he stared at the kitchen floor, feeling heat rise to his cheeks.
Renji wasn't the only one blushing now, Orihime could swear her face was redder than his hair after that. "Renji..." Orihime breathed out, reaching for his hand, "I will marry you."
GoodLuckMotherFuckers- There was chapter one! I hope you enjoyed, is open to any constructive criticism too, see you later!