It has been getting more odd as the days passed. He used to just leave her the tray of food and leave, but now she noticed he was keen on staying longer and longer, even after she was done, he would stay for a few extra minutes.

Orihime didn't notice until about the 5th day when he stayed for 10 extra min watching her eat.

Ulquiorra would stand there, his eyes staring intently at the beauty figure eat with his hands placed firmly in his pockets. If the room wasn't so dim, she might have seen him staring off around the room, but his face never moved.

She wouldn't say anything to him since she came. The only conversations they ever had was when he threatened he'll force the food down her throat if she refused to eat and when he convinced her that her friends were fools for coming, which resulted in a slap. Since then, not a word escaped her mouth. The only thing he could hear was the sound of breathing and maybe a sigh or two.

Days passed as Orihime found it harder and harder to keep her sanity. There was no one to talk to besides Ulquiorra, which she found no point in.

To pass the time, she would pretend her fingers were her friends and talk to them, maybe then she became insane.

"Oh Kurosaki-kun, stop arguing with Ishida." She would then have her thumb begin smacking the index finger. "Hey no fighting."

This unfortunately continued for days.

Whenever she would talk to her fingers, she sat on the ground in the corner of her small room. Every time one of her fingers would talk, she would make a squeaky morphed sound.

"Hmm Mmm Hmm Hmm?"

"Oh Tatski," Orihime started, staring at her pinky, "I'm so bored. There's no one to talk to. I can't possible talk to Ulquiorra kun, after all he did to me. I miss you guys so much." A tear slid down her cheek.

"I miss Tatski-san, Kuchiki-san, and Kuro-"

She froze when she felt a hand on her shoulder. Orihime slowly turned her head, keeping her fingers in the same position though, and saw Ulquiorra towering over her.

"What are you doing?" he asked, ad he placed his hand that was on her shoulder in his pocket.

Orihime didn't answer. Instead she turned back around toward the wall, she placed her hands on her lap and shut her eyes, waiting, or hoping for him to leave. But then she realized something, 'D-Did he just talk to me?' she thought to herself.

"I asked you a question."

"N-Nothing." She whispered under her breath. Ulquiorra was quite surprised; it was the first time he heard her voice in who knows how long. But what was really surprising was at how dead she sounded. Sure she was the only living one in Hueco Mundo, but her voice had lost its last bit of hope.

He sighed mentally remembering why he was here. It wasn't her mealtime so it had to be something else.

"Aizen-sama has ordered me to spend my days here."

Ulquiorra was expecting her to at least ask why, but she didn't instead, her body just slightly stiffened, which he noticed with his eye that sees all. He couldn't see though that her eyes widened in fear.

He continued, "Before you came to Las Noches, your room was bugged with cameras and microphones. So since you've been here we have been watching your every move."

That was when he heard her gasp.

Orihime expected much, but what scared her was that what if Ulquiorra watched and heard everything she said and did. He would probably want to kill her for what she said about him, thinking she was alone.


"Kurosaki-Kun, I miss you so much."

Orihime sat on the couch that was in the middle of her room. Her hands her placed in her lap and her head stared up at the ceiling.

"I know you can defeat him. I know you can defeat Ulquiorra-kun." She sighed, "I'm not sure if he's stronger or not, but I do know you're better then he is or will ever be."

Orihime slowly shut her eyes remember Ichigo's bright orange hair and caring brown eyes.

"You are better than him." She whispered.


Orihime came back to reality when Ulquiorra began speaking again,

"It has come to Aizen-sama's attention that you are not mentally healthy being alone all the time. If you continue living the way you do now, you will be of no use to Aizen-sama and the hougyokou."

Orihime sighed and turned her head around. Ulquiorra was still behind her, towering over her small fragile body.

"So," he continued, "I will be moving in with you until Aizen-sama says otherwise."

'Oh great.' Orihime thought, 'Just my luck, I'm to be locked up in this room with him.'


Ulquiorra was in his room, packing his belongings, which wasn't very many though.

One might think that he dreaded having to be stuck in the same room as Orihime, but actually he was somewhat looking forward to it.

Watching her surveillance wasn't enough for him to unlock the secrets of emotions, but it did unlock anger in him when he heard her say that Kurosaki was better then him.

Ever since Orihime came to Hueco Mundo, everyone has taken an interest to her for one reason or the other.

Syazel because of her ability, Grimmjow and Nnoitora because of her body, Halibel because she was a female, and Ulquiorra because she was alive, she was the only thing alive in this world of dead.

The only thing he packed was his journal, (which nobody knew he had), a few books, changes of clothes, and items to keep his hygiene. With that all packed into one small bag, he made his way to the woman's room, where an extra bed should have been placed by then. Also, by now, all the microphones and cameras should have been taken away. Aizen trusted Ulquiorra enough to allow him his privacy.

He took the key out that was from his pocket and he slid it into the lock and opened the door. The first thing he saw was Orihime standing in the middle of the room looking up at the small window with the light of the crescent moon making her entire being glow with beauty.

Orihime flinched a little hearing the door open, but she knew who it was, being so familiar with his presence and all.

She sort of felt a bit happier today seeing new faces and all as lower ranked arrancar came in earlier to take away all the cameras and microphones and bring in a new bed. But that still didn't stop her from longing her friends. What's worse now is that the guy who forced her here is now staying in the same room with her 24/7.

It was hard to estimate what time of the day it was because it was so dark all the time, but considering she just woke up not to long ago and had an empty feeling in her stomach, it had to be early morning.

Ulquiorra walked in and set his bag on his bed, looking around the room, seeing if there were any other changes besides the new bed. His vision then locked on Orihime.

"Did you sleep well?" he asked as he took a step closer to her.

Not wanting to have to hear his voice any more then she had to, she simply nodded and gave a small whisper, "Hai."

He walked over to another door that lead to a small restroom in her cell, I mean room, had to offer.

"Our breakfast should be here soon." He stated.

'Yah yah.' Orihime mentally said in a sarcastic tone, 'Wait did he just say 'our?' Oh god, I'm not looking forward to see what an arrancar eats. They're still hollow so I wouldn't be surprised if he ate a bowl of human's souls.'

She unknowingly made a sick face after having that thought. Ulquiorra noticed, because he had been staring at her this whole time. He furrowed his eyebrows in confusion.

"Why do you make that face?" he asked as he sat on his bed, "Do you not like the food being given to you?"

It's not like Ulquiorra actually cares if the food is good or not to the human, he was still on his own little mission to unlock the secrets of human emotion, which was why he asked this question.

Orihime thought of a brilliant idea. If she didn't answer him or talk to him at all, it will result in him giving up and not bother ever speaking to her.

So with that plan set, she continued to stare out the window, not answering,

"Woman, did you hear me?"

Still, she said nothing.

Ulquiorra was annoyed, 'What is she thinking?' He walked over to her and roughly spun her around by her shoulder.

The sudden swarm of movement shocked Orihime, but she tried her best to keep a straight face as she faced Ulquiorra.

He clasped onto her chin with his hand and asked again, "Did you not hear me?"

Orihime mentally chuckled, 'He won't get anything out of me.' She thought to herself.

"Are you sick?" he asked, turning her head from side to side examining her, "Must I take you to Syazel to check you?"

Her eyes widened in fear. 'Great plan.' She mentally kicked herself. On the first day of being brought to Las Noches, she was told that Syazel was a scientist and to steer clear of him.

"Um um, n-no. I'm fine." She finally muttered.

With that, Ulquiorra released his clasp from her face. Suddenly, a lowly arrancar walked in with two plates of food and set it on a table.

Orihime turned her attention to it and was surprised to see normal food rather a bowl of spirits.

The arrancar quickly left.

Ulquiorra made his way to the small table in her room that was big enough for two people to sit at.

He turned his attention to Orihime, waiting for her to join in.

"Come and eat."