An Unexpected Gift

Disclaimer: You all know what's meant to go here. I don't own any of these characters. Except for the random guy.

An Unexpected Gift

So far it had been a normal day for Megumi Takani. Until something happened that was definitely not normal.

She had been dealing with both patients and admirers for most of the morning, and was currently taking a short break before her next appointment. Sanosuke was due for another check up for his hand.

She heard the door slide open. Setting her tea down she turned around. "You're early…" she began, when she realized that the man in front of her was not the rooster head. In fact she had no idea who it was. He was holding a bouquet of flowers. Ah.

The man began to stammer something. She really hated this part. "I appreciate the gesture, but I'm really not interested." The answer had become almost automatic. She was flatterd by the attention, but there was only one man that she would accept such gifts from. However, the odds of such a thing ever happening were so slim that she had all but given up hope.

"Well, actually I…" The man seemed unfazed by the rejection.

So it was going to be one of those.

"I already told you I'm not interested. Now please leave. I'm very busy." There was more of a sting in that than was strictly necessary, but she was really starting to get tired of dealing with this every day. If there was one thing she could not stand it was pushy men. She was already on a short fuse as it was. She turned back to her tea, to signal that the conversation was over.

The man stared at Megumi, then his eyes hardened and he turned around and stormed off. He passed by Sanosuke as the latter entered the clinic, and passing through the door he threw the flowers over his shoulder.

Without thinking Sanosuke caught the bouquet, and absently stared at the flowers as he slid the door shut.

"Oi, Fox, I'm here for my checkup." Sanosuke said, as he was about to toss the flowers aside.

Megumi sipped the last of her tea and turned around. She spit out her mouthful of tea when she saw Sanosuke of all people standing in her doorway, bouquet of flowers in hand.


Author's Notes: This was just something that came to mind and I decided to write down. This is the 'prototype' for what will be a more refined one-shot, and possibly a slightly longer story. I decided I felt like putting something up, even though this technically goes against my code to not post first drafts. But I figured I'd put this up and see if anyone is interested in seeing the final version. It will be much better written, and just generally better. Let me know what you think, what you liked, what you think could be better, or if I should just scrap the whole idea. I will get to finishing this, after I write the next chapter for 'Bleach Beach Trip', which won't happen till finals are over. (Just a few more weeks.) Not to mention I ought to do some work on my original stories.

Well, let me know what you think, and we'll have a finished version if there's enough demand for it. I don't know when it will be done, but I can promise that it will be before the end of this year.

I really need to stop writing these long Author's notes.

These things always look so much longer in Word.