1 When the sun shone brightly through Ichigo's window, Rukia woke up and peered around the room. She tried to move, but winced in pain. Felt pressure on her head and began to lift her hand only to feel something was in the way. She tried to refocus her eyes by blinking and saw a sleeping Ichigo in her lap with his hand on hers. Isshin, walked into the room with a tray of food and noticed Rukia's bright eyes.

"Why hello Miss Kuchiki. I see you're awake now. That's more than what I can say for Ichigo. He told me that he had a strange feeling and found you in the parking lot behind the old Burn's building passed out. You're lucky he got you back in time for me to wrap your head. That was a pretty bad concussion. What happened out there? Where you mugged?" Isshin asked with concern.

"Um... yeah, I was mugged by some thugs when I was going to Orihimi's house late last night," Rukia quickly lied.

"You know Ichigo was really worried about you. I wouldn't allow him in the room while I was wrapping your wounds. He protested, but sat outside. I told him to wait until you woke up to visit you, but as soon as I left the room to allow you to rest he wouldn't take no for an answer to see you. I allowed him to carry you up here and keep surveillance over you. Apparently he hasn't been doing his job." Isshin joked.

He leaned over to wake Ichigo up and Rukia quickly stopped. "Oh please don't!"

Isshin retracted his hand and gave Rukia a funny look.

"I'm sure he's had a hard night finding me and bringing me here in time and worrying about me all night. Just let him sleep please," Rukia begged.

Isshin gave a look of compassion, "As you wish, you know this kid really cares about you."

Rukia nodded her head in agreement. She knew this. She's known it for a long time. If he didn't care, he would have never broke into the Soul Society to save her life. Rukia took her free hand and brushed it through Ichigo's brilliant orange hair, but before she could get far, Ichigo quickly snapped up his head.

"Rukia?" Ichigo asked

Rukia just smiled at him. Ichigo stood up and gave Rukia a gentle hug. Rukia still winced in pain a little, but she didn't care. She was willing to endure any pain for Ichigo to give her a warm hug.

"You scared me Rukia. I didn't want to think what would have happened if I never would have came. Why didn't you wake me?" Ichigo pulled back holding Rukia by her shoulders looking into her purple eyes.

Rukia was hesitant, her mood kinda dropped. "How dare he worry about me so much then question me after my harsh night!" Rukia asked herself. "Well I... uh... I like to watch you sleep and I wanted to return to see you sleeping again." Rukia quickly announced. "Crap! Did I just say that out loud. What is wrong with me? Rukia was nervous to see Ichigo's reaction, but Ichigo just smiled and continued to hug her. Relief swept over Rukia. He's not creeped out or surprised.

He's just hugging her. Tears began to roll down her face.

"Oh Ichigo!" Rukia burst into full works tears. "Before everything went black all I could think of is how I should have woken you, but I wanted to watch you sleep longer."

Ichigo held her back again and leaned in kissing her softly. She put her hand in his hair as he entwined his fingers with her hand he's been holding and placing his other on her back. Once again Rukia was feeling little sharp pains, but she didn't care. She leaned in more for more and more. Ichigo leaned back and told her. "you know I like to watch you sleep too."