Disclaimer: I don't own BLEACH.

Author's Notes: I chose bed for the final prompt. It's the last entry, and fluffier than the rest.





Kurosaki Ichigo pushed his door open to his room. He quickly scowled at the sight before him.

Kuchiki Rukia sat on his bed, staring out the open window into the night sky. His blankets were wrapped around the lower part of her body, keeping her warm as the cold air blew in. Ichigo, as annoyed as he was that she was in his 'sanctuary' without his permission, found those feelings slipping away as he stared at her soft expression.

"Oi, Rukia… what do you think you're doing?" Ichigo asked, reforming the scowl on his face. Rukia's head turned towards him with an expression that equaled his.

"Isn't it usually polite to knock before you enter?"

"Not when it's my room!"

Rukia scoffed lightly and turned her sights back outside the window. Her face softened.

"The stars are very bright tonight…" Rukia said. She glanced over to him. "You should come see."

Ichigo looked at her curiously, but slowly made his way beside her next to the window. His eyes widened slightly as he stared upward and noticed points of light in the darkness. They shimmered brightly as Rukia smiled lightly beside him.

"Looking at the stars… you would think they're actually very close…" She continued. "But in reality, they're actually very far apart from one another."

For a moment, Ichigo didn't answer as he digested her words. He continued to stare upward before he finally responded.

"Take a look at the two brightest stars in the sky right now, Rukia." Ichigo said, motioning to the two largest points of light.

"Hikouboshi and Orihime… right?" Rukia answered as she stared up at them.

"You see how far they are from each other? Separated by a river of stars called the Milky Way… they are further apart than we can imagine." Ichigo continued, moving his finger back and forth between the two stars.


His hand dropped to his side and he glanced at Rukia.

"What separates them also connects them."

Ichigo placed his hand on the top of her head affectionately, and he smirked at her small scowl of displeasure. He gently pushed her against him so that she lay against his chest. Rukia's eyes lit up with surprise at his gesture.

"Ichigo…?" Rukia asked.

"Just like how close we are to each other now… it doesn't matter that we're really worlds apart." Ichigo said as he placed his chin on her head.

"The urge to be at each other's side…" Ichigo continued. "Those type of feelings that we share…"

Rukia's lips curled into a small and soft smile.

"That's more than enough for me to believe…"

He tightened his hold around her.

"That we're connected."




Final Words: That concludes the collection! I hope it was enjoyable.