Disclaimer: I don't own Bleach or the song 'My life would suck without you'. Everything belongs to their respective owners.
Hey there! Long time no see. With school (Can you believe I have a flippin' C in math? D:), a birthday celebration, and family/friends, I had minimal time to work on this. Anywho, I finally sat myself down to finish this ignoring my messy room, my messy computer room, my Kyle XY season DVD (I LUFF Matt Dallas, he's super amazing!), and the oh so amazing books I have yet to read.
I heard this song like...two days ago...? Anyway, I was just like, 'OMG, soooo IchiRuki!'. I might even make an AMV with song, who knows?
Hope ya love it! :)
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Maybe I was stupid for telling you goodbye
Maybe I was wrong for tryin' to pick a fight
I know that I've got issues
But you're pretty messed up too
Anyway, I found out I'm nothing without you
'Cuz we belong together now
Forever united here somehow
You got a piece of me
My life would suck without you
Being with you is so dysfunctional
I really shouldn't miss you, but I can't let go
--My Life Would Suck Without You by Kelly Clarkson
The snow was beautiful and it left all of Karakura Town in a blanket of white. As I sat near Ichigo's window watching the tiny snowflakes make their way to the Earth, I sighed. Sometimes, the wind picked some up and fluttered them through the sky. I read that each snowflake is unique. As I watched the snow fall, I marveled at how amazing that all those snowflakes were different. Like I said, the snow was beautiful.
It had been a constant stream of frozen rain for two long days now and the snow was now ankle deep. Winter break had just started too. I shivered and pulled the warm wool Chappy blanket around me. I wasn't cold because the house was cold, I was cold because I was wearing a dress.
Well the answer is simple, I had no winter clothes. And why would I not have any winter clothes? Because my last shopping trip with Ichigo was in the fall and as the snow started coming in, I panicked and realized I had nothing to wear. The road to the mall has been blocked off since yesterday and so I was stuck until the road was open again. It had been one day since my panic and I had been absolutely cold.
Last night, I had to go into Ichigo's room and steal his sweatshirt and his sweatpants (of course I had to roll them up a lot at the waist because Ichigo is fat and his clothes are huge...huge but warm as hell) and then I had to sneak back in there and put them back before he found out because that stupid strawberry would've had a fit if he found out.
"Rukia, I'm goin' out." Ichigo said poking his head through the door and I nodded and stood up.
"I'm coming with you." I said walking to the door, but Ichigo stopped me.
"You're not going anywhere. It snowing outside and you're wearing a freakin' dress." He replied and I frowned and crossed my hands over my chest letting the blanket fall around me.
"What if a Hollow shows up?" I ask and Ichigo rolls his eyes and pulls his badge and my phone out of his pocket, I flushed.
"Gi-give that back you carrot top!" I yelled as I tried to get my phone back. Ichigo smirked and shook his head.
"No can do shorty. I'll be back in while." Ichigo turned on his heel and walked out. I ran after him.
"Come back here! Ichigo!" I called his name as I chased him down the stairs, but by the time I got to the door, Ichigo was already going away.
I frowned deeper as I stared out of the open door. "Rukia-chan!" I turned at the sound of Yuzu's voice. "Will you close the door? Ichi-nii is so forgetful sometimes." Yuzu turned and finished dusting the table. I looked back out of the door and saw the snow falling.
I slipped on some black flats and walked outside closing the door behind me. I walked a little way before finding a bench. I sat down and ignored the cold I was feeling as I watched the snow fall faster than it had been since yesterday.
I watched couples and kids walking along the opposite sidewalk all of them gawking at me like I had another head growing out of me. An old couple who looked at me, gave me a warm smile that surprisingly made me feel warmer and my fingers and legs a little less numb.
It's such a gift how two people can spend their whole lives together, never getting annoyed or bored with each other. I had never seen anything like it in Soul Society, but here it was everywhere and each time I saw another old couple, I couldn't help but let a small smile grace my lips.
Another little girl about three came running up to me and she smiled at me and put a pink gloved hand onto my cheek. She frowned and at how cold it probably was and then her mom came and picked her up.
"I'm sorry." She said and I shook my head.
"Don't worry about it. She's very pretty." I said looking at the child. The woman smiled at me.
"Thank you." She replied and gave me a werid look as she looked at what I was wearing. She turned and walked away while fixing the child's hat.
I don't know how long I sat there just watching the snow falling and the people passing me by but after a while, I felt something heavy falling onto my shoulders and I saw a warm wool jacket. I quickly slipped it on and when I did, a pair of purple Chappy fell onto my lap and I put them on also.
"It's freakin' cold out here. What're you doin'?" Ichigo asked standing behind me looking up at the sky.
"Watching the snow fall." I replied.
"You had nothin' warm to wear. Are ya stupid? Why the hell would you come out here when it's this freakin' cold?" His voice was a little gruffer, angrier.
I shrugged and then stood up. "Thank you." I said as I noticed the four other shopping bags clutched in his hands. Ichigo he glanced at me quickly before looking away and I saw a light tinge of red on his cheeks.
Was it from the cold or something else? I didn't know.
"You needed them." He said simply and then he thrust two bags into my hand. "At least help me carry them." He muttered and I nodded and as we walked I felt his arm going around me pushing me against his side.
I could feel the heat emitting off of him and unconscionably, I moved in closer. And as I looked at him, and eyed the bags and felt the warmth of the white wool jacket I felt something flutter in me. He had gone out in a freezing cold just to make sure I had something to wear. He...fought all of Soul Society to save me. He did so much for me. And that's when I knew that Ichigo would always be in my heart.
Sorry it's so flippin' short XD, but I kinda wanted to go more drabble-y than one-shot-y...if that makes any sense at all...
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