Author: Uchiha Yumi

Title: My friend

Genre: General

Summary: A bound. A Friendship. What binds Hitsugaya Toshirou and Matsumoto Rangiku.

Rating: G

Parings: None

Main Characters: Matsumoto Rangiku, Hitsugaya Toshirou.

Special thanks: A special thank to Lilya-chan and FunnyNeko, for reading and correcting all of my nasty stuff.

Notes: English is not my native tongue. Please tell me about my mistakes! I'm not good at writing about Bleach.

Dedicated to my drawing-master, my dear FunnyNeko!

She gave me that wonderful idea and…thanks, mon petit chou!

My friend

MATSUMOTO'S POV

I like him

But it's not because of his sparkling emerald eyes, or his white hair or his young-looking face.

It's because he was always by my side.

Not just when I needed him.

Always.

It's quite easy to stand at one's side when the other one needs you and craves for your presence.

But Hitsugaya-taichou is different.

How many times did I wake up in the middle of the night with his coat wrapped around my body to protect me from shivering?

How many times did he listen to my cries, hushing my tears with the deepness of his silence?

How many times did he step in front of me, preventing me from crushing myself?

I like him.

Because he is not just my taichou.

He is my friend.

HITSUGAYA'S POV

I like her.

But it's not because of her physical features, or her bright smile.

It's because she is special.

So special, but yet so incredibly human.

She always tries to be cheerful, happy and smiling, hiding her scars and wounds under that silly surface.

Matsumoto doesn't want to cause trouble to others.

She is there to help, not to be helped.

It is her only belief.

To give and not to take.

To lend and not to borrow.

To hush and not to cry.

And I don't want to break her faith.

I like her.

Because she is not just my fukutaichou.

She is my friend.