Hello! Taking up the 30 Kisses challenge with Hitsugaya/Hinamori. Hope you all like it. :)
Personally, I got involved in this when I saw this theme. The minute my eyes fell unto number #28, I was hooked. Lol.
One theme down, 29 more to go!
Height Issues (Bleach, Hitsugaya Toushiro x Hinamori Momo,Theme #28: Wada Calcium CD3)
Title: "Height Issues"
Author/Artist: Imaginator (Axtar)
Pairing: Hitsugaya Toushiro/ Hinamori Momo
Theme: #28 Wada Calcium CD3
Disclaimer: Wish I own them, dream I own them, but sadly don't own them. Hitsugaya and Hinamori belong to Kubo Tite.
Hitsugaya Toushiro looked at the bottle Matsumoto had handed to him earlier in grumpy puzzlement, ice green eyes scanning the label twice to make sure he didn't read it wrong.
Wada Calcium CD3. Huh.
Setting the bottle on in desk, he remembered Matsumoto's words:
"Taichou! I came upon this when I was out looking around. They'll help you grow taller!"
He growled softly. Who was Matsumoto to think he was short anyway?
Because it is the truth.
Was he always going to be poked at because of his height? Those who had dared ridicule the smaller captain about his height issues had soon had their words stuffed right back into their mouths none too gently with the help of Hyourinmaru. But all their opinions were merely distractions as he pondered about the person whose opinion was of no small importance to him.
I wonder…..does she think me short too?
A sigh ruffled the papers on the table as Hitsugaya reached over to take the bottle once again and look at it thoughtfully. What harm could it do anyway, right? It was worth a shot.
The cap opened easily and two round tablets fell into his hand. He got up from his chair to take a glass of water, studying the calcium pills in his hand when…
"Shirou-kun? Are you here?"
Hitsugaya froze. Hinamori?...
Despite his mind screaming at him frantically to move, he was fixated to the spot as Hinamori came in, carrying a stack of papers in her arms, which she proceeded to deposit on his desk before turning to him, beaming.
"Ah, there you are! I've been…eh?" Her eyes fell onto Hitsugaya's open palm, upon which the traitorous tablets still lay. "What are those?"
Snapping back to his senses, Hitsugaya quickly tried to hide them behind his back. "Wha?-They-They're nothing, Hinamori! Really!"
Hinamori blinked, taken aback by his sudden vehemence and nervousness. She had never seen Hitsugaya so flustered before. "Okay….if you say so." Walking back to the papers she had brought, she began, "Aizen-taichou told me to bring these documents to you to fill…"
And then her eyes caught sight of the shiny little bottle sitting almost behind the papers. "Etto…what's this?"
Hitsugaya's eyes widened as he saw her pick up the bottle. He rushed over to her side to seize it from her but it was too late: Hinamori had already read the label. Her brow crinkled slightly in confusion.
"Wada Calcium CD3?"
As she listened to Hitsugaya's garbled and slightly incoherent explanation, Hinamori felt herself going red in response to the slight tinge of pink that had begun to stain the shorter captain's face. Then, it sank in.
"You're taking calcium tablets to help you grow taller?"
More hasty words followed about Matsumoto and her strange notions. They were broken off by a sound of soft laughter. Hitsugaya paused his flow of words and stared at Hinamori, who was laughing behind her hand, half annoyed and partly bemused.
"What's so funny?"
Hinamori made a futile attempt to suppress her laughter. "So, you're saying Matsumoto forced you into taking the tablets?"
Honesty made the flush on Hitsugaya's face deepen. "Well, not exactly…"
The laughter finally ran its course as Hinamori leant against the table. "So, you're just afraid that you're too short?"
Hitsugaya looked at the ceiling. "…I suppose so…"
Shaking her head and smiling gently, Hinamori touched Hitsugaya's hand, prompting him to look at her. "Shirou-kun…" Her face was as pinked as his as she took a deep breath. "I think you should not worry about your height."
He was leaning beside her now, taking in her words and storing it within his heart. "Hn?"
"I just think you'll grow at your own rate. Besides, you're stronger than those bigger than you as well as faster and you don't have to be taller than them to prove that you're capable in your rank as captain and all…" She was rambling now and knew it, her cheeks becoming pinker and pinker as she rattled on. Hitsugaya didn't seem to mind though. Reaching over to grasp her hand lightly, he looked down at the floor.
"Do….do you think I'm small, Hinamori?"
Her fingers intertwined with his as she worked up the courage to give her answer. Then, a butterfly kiss was dropped unto a warm cheek as she whispered softly into Hitsugaya's ear, blushing furiously all the while,
"I think you're just the right size, Shirou-kun."