Do You Remember?

Chapter 1: I'm your fool


"Eat up"

Rangiku looked up weakly to see a smiling boy handing her some food. He looked so lively and happy, it almost hurt Rangiku's eyes. She reached up for the food he handed her and stared at it for a while.

"If you collapsed due to hunger, you must have spiritual power.." the boy sat next to her, looking up the sky, his smile never fading.

Who is this boy?...

The young girl watched the boy curiously. After a short pause, she sighed and spoke.

"You too?"

He nodded "Yeah, me too!" he faced her and then brought up a hand to pat her on her head.

"I'm Ichimaru Gin, nice to meet you!"

Why does he smile?...

Rangiku could have sworn that the boy's smile grew wider, if that was even possible.

"Gin…" she said softly as she looked down at her food once again. "What a weird name…"

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"Rangiku-san! Wake up!" Ichimaru shook the sleeping girl beside him eagerly. She has been a part of his life for a year and a half now. He didn't know what her age was, but he was sure it was somewhere near his.

Who is she?...

The only problem was, he himself did not know his own age.

Who am I?...

Rangiku stirred slowly, rubbing her eyes. She sat up and yawned, not bothering to cover her mouth.

"What is it Gin-san?" she mumbled, her eyes fluttering, ready to shut. She waited for an answer; but there was none. She opened one eye fully to see a handsome and grinning Ichimaru Gin staring at her. Funny what a year and a half can do to a boy.

Rangiku groaned at him and lied down once again. She felt her early disturber come closer to her. She furrowed her eyebrows together waiting for something to happen…

Waiting…waiting…..

Until…

…He licked her.

Rangiku's eyes shot wide open, her body frozen, not knowing what to do.

What was a girl to do after being licked by a boy she likes in the ear?

Why does he have this effect on me?

"Rangggikuuuu-saaaaaaan" Ichimaru whispered in a low sing song voice. "wake up already!..."

Ichimaru grinned as his Rangiku-san sat up faster than lightning, her body tense. She was looking at him with a stunned expression. Her mouth kept on opening and then closing, as if wanting to say something but the words just wouldn't come out.

"What's wrong Rangiku-san?" Ichimaru tilted his head grinning widely at her. "Did I do something to upset you?"

IS he really that naive?...

Rangiku shook her head and looked down, blushing furiously.

"Nothing…" she lifted her hand to tuck a strand of hair behind her ear. There was a long pause before the awkward silence was at long last broken.

"Ano, Gin-san?...you wanted something?" she finally gathered the guts to look up at him once again just to see him distracted by something else.

He was now by the window looking at the sun rising from the east. Rangiku narrowed her eyes at the blinding sun. Her Gin-san was definitely acting weird today…even weirder than usual.

She continued watching him until he turned his head to face her. He had such an ardent smile on his face that almost made her excited as well. She smiled back at him and clutched at the crumpled blanket that was gathered around her lap.

So unpredictable…

Ichimaru ran back to her and sat down. He took her hands into his, making her look at him straight in the eye.

His eyes…

"Rangiku-san! Do you know what I wanted to tell you so badly today?" Rangiku flinched a bit as she saw Ichimaru's red eyes piercing into hers.

His beautiful red eyes…

"No Gin-san…is something the matter?" She tried her best not to show her discomfort. She did not want him to misunderstand. Not when he's so happy.

The different emotions he makes me feel…

Ichimaru shook his head eagerly. "Rangiku-san!..." He held her hands tighter, laughing softly.

"I love you!"

His words so innocent…

Rangiku stared at him in disbelief, wondering if she heard him right. "Wha?...Gin-san? Are you alright?"

Ichimaru laughed, letting go of her hands, he went down the bed and started running around the room shouting.

"I love Rangiku-san!" He repeatedly shouted and then came to a halt, his face bewildered.

So pure…

He faced her, scratching his head. "Don't you want know how I found out?"

So foolish…

Rangiku did not know what else to do but smile and nod. She saw him smile widely again in excitement.

He sat on the spot and looked up to his love.

"Well, I don't know myself! All I know is that I feel much more stronger and complete when I'm around you! It feels great Rangiku-san! You should love me too, so that you can feel what I'm feeling! Trust me…" He brought up a hand to his heart, it was beating so fast he wondered how Rangiku never saw past his childish act…

His childish smiles…

So impossible…

Rangiku sighed at his words. She already knew what it felt like…ever since she met him,

She knew what love felt like.

"Sure Gin-san, show me how and I surely will."


A.N.: Yay, chapter one done! Anyway, if any of you guys are confused…. The bold words are both ichimaru's thoughts and rangiku's…although most of it are rangiku's…please review and tell me your thoughts and if I should continue on. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask

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