Wah, wah!!! Last chapter!
It was fun, guys, seriously it was. Pretty random, but it's all good.
Kon was bored. He always was, when Ichigo and Rukia were away at school.
His lion ears perked up at the sound of the slamming door. Aha! Time for some fun! And he would get that hug from his beloved Nee-san…
Rukia burst into the room, her face livid.
He waved a paw at her. "Hi, Nee-san! Did you present today? Did you like the report I wrote?"
A deafening roar of sound filled the room as Rukia began to yell.
"Did I LIKE it? I OUGHT TO RIP YOUR HEAD OFF AND STICK IT ON A PIKE IN SOUL SOCIETY AS A WARNING TO ALL THE OTHER MOD SOULS! What the hell were you thinking, giving me something like THAT to read? I SHOULD CRUSH YOU UNDER MY FOOT UNTIL YOU DIE! But I CAN'T!"
He blinked. Her reaction to his words wasn't a surprise, but the last sentence was. "Why?"
She seemed to be restraining herself from jumping on him and tearing him apart, limb from limb. Her voice came out slightly muffled because she was gritting her teeth so hard from the effort. "Because- Because I got an A+."
He grinned at her. She closed her eyes, as if trying to prevent seeing it, and stormed upstairs.
"What was that sub on?" Ichigo demanded. "Why did she give you an A+?"
"Let's have a look." Rukia dug out the paper from her school folder. Ichigo read over her shoulder.
"Project obviously well researched and carefully prepared," the sub had written. "Facts well incorporated into report. Very good job! Suggested grade: A+."
"Oh, my God," Rukia groaned. "She didn't even see the true meaning of what Kon wrote! He just stuck some random information about mountains into the supporting paragraphs to make it look like a real report. How could she not understand what I was reading?"
"Well, the rest of the class did," the strawberry pointed out. "I don't know how you're going to live this down."
"Shut up!" she snapped back, trying to forget it. "Go start your projects."
A few days later, Rukia entered Ichigo's room to see him frantically typing away.
"Hi, Ichigo-" she began.
"Go away! I have to work!" He didn't even turn around.
She had a sudden feeling of déjà vu. "You know, your stuff is due tomorrow."
"I know! So don't you dare do anything stupid, like- like- oh, I dunno, trying to look at wires again or sticking the hair dryer in water, because you almost cost me my grade last time! I don't think Sensei's going to be so forgiving this time."
"Did you procrastinate again?" She asked, looking unimpressed by his lecture.
"That's not the point!"
She snickered. "Then it's your fault."
"Shut up. Go play with someone else's light switch."
Rukia couldn't help reflecting on his words as she left. Inwardly, she still felt awful for injuring him, even though it hadn't been intentional. But she still liked electricity and light, though admittedly she had been more careful around it lately.
She smiled to herself as she flicked the bathroom bulb on and off. Human things were so amusing! And beautiful, too. She adored the warm color the light emanated, and the way it illuminated the room.
An idea suddenly occurred to her. What would happen if she turned on all the lights in the house? How gorgeous everything would look then!
But remembering her past mishap, she was slower to act this time, trying to consider the consequences. If she tried doing that, she wasn't committing any crimes, was she? No, of course not! She wasn't burning anyone or hurting anyone. And anyway, Isshin, Yuzu, and Karin used the lights the same way she was going to use them, didn't they? Yes, they did!
In a matter of seconds, she had already convinced herself nothing bad would come out of it. She set about doing what she had meant to do.
The strawberry smiled to himself. He had no idea how it happened, but he was almost finished with everything. Just one more paragraph, and he would be done! Then sweet, sweet freedom!
Rukia came in again, looking more cheerful. "How's everything going?"
"Almost done. I'm taking a break."
"Oh, I see. Well, I'm going to get a drink. Do you want one?"
"I'll go with you. You're so short you probably won't be able to reach anything." He was in such a good mood that it was infectious.
She swatted at him, but didn't look too angry. She was secretly glad to see him so happy. "Well, come on."
As he followed her, he suddenly noticed how bright the house was. "Hey, Rukia. Were you playing with the lights?"
"How many did you leave on?" His amiable tone was fading. Fast.
"All of them. Why?"
He swore. "You BAKA! Do you know what you did?"
He wanted to shake that confused look off her face. "Shit! Get out of the way!"
"Wh-?" She began, bewildered by his sudden change of mood. But he charged past her back up the stairs and into his room, seizing the computer mouse, trying to save his documents one last time.
But it was too late. The wires short circuited, and the Kurosaki house was plunged into darkness.
Not to mention the homes of their neighbors. And the ones all the way down the street.
The story's done! Hope you liked it!
Thanks to all the reviewers, I hope you liked it! More IchiRuki fics will be coming for sure!
In the meantime, check out my "Stepping Stones" fanfic. And I'll have a HitsuMatsu one up soon!
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