Disclaimer: I do not own Bleach or have any rights to it.

I haven't felt anything like this before. He loves me. He actually loves me, in spite of the fact that I'm over a hundred years older than him. He hasn't even brought that issue up with me. I'm sure e knows…he just doesn't see it as an issue.

Ichigo…you've come so far. Your power has surpassed anything that an ordinary soul reaper is capable of. He had a rabid hollow inside of him, and he overcame it. He reached Bankai within a few days and surpassed many of the soul society's captains. To top it all off, it was his determination to protect those he cared about that drove him to such levels. He didn't have a desire for greater power, the desire was to protect those he loved, and the power he gained was just a means to that end. I am proud, both as a master and as a lover. Ichigo is now an expert soul reaper and his potential to grow is far greater than anything I can teach him. I could tell him how to use kido, but that doesn't seem to be his style. I could improve his hand-to-hand skills, but the skills he already possess, no doubt developed to combat his father, are already well beyond average. His training has now moved beyond my expertise, and I can't teach him anything that would help further it, but I will support him; just as I did when he was trying to overwhelm his inner hollow to bring it under control.

I'll never forget how hard you fought to save me from the ex-captain, Gin Ichimaru. It was quickly obvious that you wouldn't be able to win, even with your hollow powers, and yet you fought on…and you did it to save me. I felt…wanted. I have never admitted that I had such feelings to anyone, not even my best friend, Kisuke. I always thought that I was too tough to have a man in my or that no man could ever measure up to my standards. Now I know that I was dead wrong.

I'm beginning to worry a bit now. Now that I have you, I don't want to lose you. When Ichimaru stabbed you, thought it was all over…that we would never be together again. Ichimaru is still out there, the much larger threat of Aizen still looms over us. I don't know what I'd do if he were to take you from me Ichigo.

NO! I have to believe in him. He has shown that he can turn a situation around if given the chance. It won't be easy, but I'm confident in his abilities. I know that he'll pull through and push his powers to a higher level. He told me what happened in his battle with Grimmjow. His hollow is still holding out on him. Though I'm worried about what would become of him if he were to delve deeper into his hollow powers, I'm sure that he'll have what it takes to overcome it.

Thank you Ichigo. Thanks for fighting to save, and showing me that you truly care. I love you, and I'll never leave you. Thank you…

There will not be a sequel to this, but there will be a side story called 'A Product of Chance'. It's on my profile, but it will not be an Ichigo/Yoruichi story, but a Rukia/Uryu story.