"Hey Mom…" Ichigo whispered knelling in front of his mother's gravestone. Hard to believe it's been nine years…Ichigo thought clutching his fists. I'm just glad to have Rukia here with me… I can't believe I'll be graduating soon… I wish you where still here. Ichigo forced a smile trying to hold back from crying, he didn't want to worry Rukia. I really love Rukia mom, and I know if you where still here, you'd love her too, Ichigo stood up biting his lip still clutching his fists. He'd started to walk out of the graveyard, Rukia followed close behind him. 


"Ichigo…" she murmured watching him walk, she knew he was in pain, and she never knew what to say to Ichigo when he got like this. She turned the corner out, she looked back, has it really been three years? she thought, my life has changed so much since that day, that day I was deployed into the real world. It was the day I met Kurosaki Ichigo, Rukia looked up at the sky, our meeting was rocky but he showed such bravery, I felt I could trust him immediately, smiled staring at the back of Ichigo's head. He never dose what I say. He's reckless and stupid. Rushing into things he knows he can't handle. He forgets to knock before opening the closet. But he always comes through. Whether we're dealing with psychopaths, or Menos of any proportion. He never lets me down. We bicker all the time. I think he sees through that, but that day I'll never forget is the same day he'll never forget…

The Rain is Poring…

My Heart is Racing…

Your Pride is Broken…

Our Love is Spoken…

Rukia walked behind Ichigo remembering how much time has gone by since that day. The day, the rain poured. The Man from soul society left, Ichigo was passed out on Rukia's lap. The Fisher was gone, the battle a draw, Rukia stroked his hair, and whispered, "I love you" so quietly she barely moved her lips, "I love you too" Ichigo mumbled and he put his hand on her cheeks and pulled her down kissing her forehead. Rukia started to cry as she kissed Ichigo's lips. And I still remember at school the next day, I noticed, I finally noticed, the way Orihime looked at Ichigo, it's the same way I look at Ichigo, and I knew she liked Ichigo I couldn't tell her, I wouldn't hurt her, so we Kept it to ourselves. It's been three years, since that rainy night and Ichigo and I have become closer and closer… Ichigo and Rukia walked into the house and went up the stairs to Ichigo's room. He closed the door, and they smiled at each other. Ichigo kissed Rukia's forehead. He sat next to her on his bed, she leaned over and gently kiss his lips.