Chapter 1

Rukia Kuchiki stared at the pink plus on the pregnancy test in her hand. She couldn't believe it she was pregnant. How the hell was she pregnant? Never mind she knew the answer to that question. How long had she been pregnant? Never mind she knew that answer too, she was about three months along. God, how was she going to tell Ichigo? He would kill her! That was it! She could fake her own death and then move to a different part of Japan and have the baby with out Ichigo ever knowing. Now all she had to do was get rid of this stupid test before someone saw her with it. Stuffing the test and kit back into the brown paper bag she quickly shoved it into her book bag. Then she left the girls bathroom and headed for her class. Thank God she was a senior and about to graduate at the end of May. She was completely capable of raising a baby on her own. Oh, who was she kidding she couldn't even put a straw into a juice box with out Ichigo's help. What was she going to do?

"Rukia! Rukia!" She didn't hear Renji calling her name. "Rukia," Renji said again as he grabbed her shoulder and spun her around to face him. "Didn't you hear me calling you?"

"What? Oh sorry Renji I was thinking about something."

"Are you alright?"

"Yes. Why wouldn't I be?"

"I don't know. You'd tell me if something was wrong, wouldn't you?"

"Yeah of course. Look Renji I have to get to class." Rukia turned on the ball of her foot and continued walking down the hallway.

Something is defiantly wrong with Rukia. I wonder if Ichigo knows what's bothering her.


Ichigo stared at Rukia who was sitting next to him. She was biting her bottom lip and she wasn't even listening to what the teacher was saying. Renji is right there is something that's upsetting Rukia. I'll ask her after class what's wrong. When the bell rang Ichigo stood up and tapped Rukia on the shoulder.

"Can we talk?" Rukia didn't pay any attention to Ichigo as she grabbed up her book bag and took off out of the classroom. Outside in the hallway Renji stood waiting for Ichigo.

"Did you talk to her?" He asked when Ichigo came out of the classroom.


"No. She took off before I could even ask what's wrong. You are right though there is something going on. I just wish I knew what it was. I'll trying asking her again after school."

"Rukia, we need to talk," Ichigo said as he grabbed her shoulder and spun her around. "And you are not going to run off like you did earlier."

"Fine then, what do you want?"

"What's wrong and don't tell me nothing. That might work with Renji, but it won't work with me."

"Nothing is wrong Ichigo. Why can't you and Renji just leave me the hell alone?" Rukia pulled out of his grasp and took off, running, in the direction of the river. Ichigo sighed as he watched her go.

Rukia reached the bank of the river and let the tears fall from her eyes. Why did everything always happen to her? First she had been sentenced to death. Then she had heard Orihime tell Ichigo that she loved him. And three months ago she had done the dumbest thing yet she had slept with Ichigo and gotten pregnant. God he was really going to kill her if he ever found out. With out thinking Rukia let her hand rest on her still flat tummy. Standing she walked back the way she had come. Maybe if she played her cards right she could avoid talking to Ichigo until she faked her death.


Ichigo sat at the desk in his room. Rukia still hadn't come back yet. God he hoped nothing had happened to her. Byakuya would kill him if anything happened to her. Not to mention Renji. Where the hell was she? Ichigo stood up and began pacing his room. He had never known Rukia to stay out this late, especially since they had a History test tomorrow.

Outside of Ichigo's window Rukia silently prays that he is already asleep. She slides the window open and climbs in, finding herself face to face with Ichigo.

"Where the hell have you been Rukia?" He demanded.

"Walking," Rukia said with a shrug of her shoulders,that was very unRukiaish.

"Out there? In the rain? Rukia what's wrong? You won't talk to Renji and you yell at me for no reason."

"Nothing's wrong. I just want to be left alone. Is that so hard to understand?"

"Rukia," Ichigo says.

"No, Ichigo," Rukia said as she slipped past him opening the door to his closet and then sliding it shut behind her. From inside his closet Rukia heard Ichigo sigh before going to bed.