Disclaimer: I do not own Bleach
Pairings: Shunsui/Nanao
Warnings: This one's pretty safe for those with innocent minds.

#3 Cute blush

"Ne, Jyuushirou, you really should go down to the bar with me!" proclaimed one Kyouraku Shunsui, Captain of the 8th Division. His long time best friend, Ukitake Jyuushirou, Captain of the 13th Division and the only other besides himself who wields twin zanpakutou, shook his head. The two were walking down from the traditional New Years ceremony that takes place every year in the Soul Society.

"Sorry Shunsui, I have things to do." replied Jyuushirou, looking away. Shunsui grinned lecherously.

"Yeah, I bet you're gonna go find some poor, unsuspecting girl and have her braid your hair again, right…?" mocked Shunsui, taking a swig from a sake bottle he was carrying. Jyuushirou's eye twitched.

"I was drunk, and you left me there with that… Woman." Jyuushirou shivered. He still had nightmares about it sometimes, but they were just as foggy as the memories of the actual event itself. Shunsui laughed and slapped his friend on the back.

"Well Jyuushirou, I'll be seeing you. I'm off to find Nanao-chan!" laughed Shunsui merrily, giving Jyuushirou one last slap on the back and walking off in search of his beautiful Vice Captain. Jyuushirou sat down on a nearby bench and idly began watching the people around him.

However, Ise Nanao, Vice Captain of the 8th Division, walked over to Shunsui with a look of determination, walking like she had a purpose. He smiled happily.

"Hello, my sweet Nanao-chan!" proclaimed Shunsui happily, his outburst catching Jyuushirou's attention, who turned to watch the two highest ranking shinigami of the 8th Division.

"Hello, Captain Kyouraku." said Nanao, pushing her glasses up and making them shine like a certain Quincy did.

"No need for such formalities Nanao-chan, especially on a night such as this!" exclaimed Shunsui, unknowingly quoting one Kuchiki Byakuya.

"I know, Shunsui." Shunsui actually turned off his "I'm happy and drunk" mode and blinked. Then smiled brightly. "I also, have made a new years resolution. It is to be more honest, with myself and with others."

Shunsui was about to ask what she meant by that, when she pulled his face close to hers and kissed him. She pulled away, pushed her glasses up and a small smile graced her face, for a moment, though the light blush remained. Then she turned and left.

Jyuushirou began to grow worried when Shunsui hadn't moved for two minutes, so he walked over. Just as he got to his friend's side, Shunsui nodded to himself.

"Yup, I was right. Nanao-chan is very very cute when she blushes." It wasn't what Shunsui said, it was the way he said that made Jyuushirou burst out laughing and sit down, and when the night was over and work had to started again, Nanao would go on her usual search of the bars for her Captain and discover him with Jyuushirou, Shunsui trying to get the Captain of the 13th Division to ask a girl out on a date.