Author's note: Yes, I'm back again! Please read and enjoy and I'll love you forever…got to go finish this fatty cake.
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Byakuya and Hisana stared as little Rukia and Momo were playing in the fields. Rukia and Momo were laughing as they played a gentle game of tag. Hisana leaned her head on Byakuya's shoulder.
"So, what happened this time that has got you so worried Byakuya?" Hisana asked Byakuya's lips went into a thin line.
"Aizen's parents came to me today and asked me if Rukia would like to be married to their son Aizen when she's sixteen and he's eighteen." Hisana sighed and pursed her lips; she didn't want Rukia marrying at such a young age, but then again, Byakuya and Hisana got married when Byakuya was twenty and she was eighteen.
"And did you accept the proposal? If you did, then I will be rather angry, I don't like Aizen's family to be quite honest." Byakuya chuckled and intertwined his hand with Hisana's and kissed her fully on the lips.
"That's why I didn't accept, not even for Momo either, though since Momo is adopted, we should be arranging her marriage sometime soon." Byakuya said and Hisana glared at him.
"We are not going to do that to our daughters, we'll let them find love." Hisana said and Byakuya arched a brow.
"You know we can't do that, not unless the King approves." Hisana snorted and smiled at Rukia and Momo playing tag.
"Well we are not going to have a new king until Rukia is eighteen, he'll be the same age as her and I have a feeling that the King will like our family a lot." Hisana said, remembering the little boy that was Rukia's age, Rukia was eight and Momo was seven, the boy had striking spiked white hair and emerald eyes, he was very friendly when Hisana went to go visit him, their parents were good friends of Hisana and Byakuya's.
"That's because they know us." Byakuya pointed out and Hisana slapped his arm lightly and both laughed as the girls played, holding their skirts up.
Ten years later:
"Momo, get up already, the King is going to visit!" Rukia said as she knocked on Momo's door loudly, she heard a moan and Rukia opened the door and smiled as Momo had her head covered with a large pink satin pillow. Rukia sat on her bed, already dressed formally in a dark green dress that had a white butterfly on her right breast and a dark green sash that was tied around her waist and in the back made a large bow. Rukia and Momo were used to living in the world of wealth, but they treated everybody kindly. Rukia sat and placed her hands in her lap waiting for Momo to get up.
"I don't want to get up Rukia, can't you make him leave?" Momo whined and Rukia chuckled.
"Now come on Momo, he's a good friend of ours, I'm sure you would love to see him again." Rukia said and Momo got up and shoved her pillow to Rukia who held onto it tenderly. Momo's brown hair was a mess and Rukia summoned a servant to get Momo ready.
"Rukia, I'm fine, I don't need a servant." Momo whined and Rukia arched a brow at her.
"You need one to get ready faster; you are going to miss breakfast if you don't hurry up and I know it's your favorite today." Rukia said and Momo immediately jumped up and Rukia laughed. Rukia walked out of Momo's room and greeted everybody with a smile on her face and was immediately joined by Orihime, her friend.
"Good morning Rukia." Orihime said happily, Rukia smiled at her and stared at the engagement ring Orihime had on her ring finger.
"Where is Ichigo? I'm pretty sure he wouldn't want you walking around without him." Rukia teased and Orihime blushed and turned five shades of red.
"Oh, he's taking a shower, where is Momo?" Orihime asked, Rukia rolled her eyes with a smile and looked back at the hall she was in previously.
"She's getting ready for the King's visit, as soon as I told her that today's breakfast was her favorite, she got out of bed." Rukia and Orihime laughed and were joined by Rangiku who was married to Gin.
"Hey Rukia, Orihime, how are you?" Orihime and Rangiku were the same age as Rukia but they were married two years before her.
"I'm good, now let's go, or else we'll get scolded by our parents!" Rukia and the two girls giggled as they picked up their skirts and started walking quicker and got into the breakfast hall where people were already talking in, so breakfast hadn't started yet. Byakuya and Hisana came up to the three girls and eyed them all before noticing Momo was missing.
"Good morning Rukia, where is your sister?" Byakuya asked Rukia bowed her head a little bit.
"She's getting ready; she forgot today that the King was visiting today." Rukia said and Byakuya and Hisana nodded,
"I'm sure you'll like seeing your old friend after five years." Byakuya said and Rukia nodded.
"Yes, I'm pretty sure that I'll enjoy his company." Rukia said and Byakuya and Hisana left to go talk to other people, when they were out of hearing distance, Rukia, Rangiku, and Orihime started giggling.
"How can you sound so perfect in front of everybody and then be so free around us? I find it hard!" Matsumoto said and Rukia laughed.
"It's really easy; you just have to listen in proper etiquette classes unlike you, I actually listened like the good Kuchiki girl should be." Rukia said as she twirled a piece of raven locks, Ichigo then came behind Orihime and wrapped his arms around her from behind and Orihime squeaked before he kissed her.
"Hey Rukia, what's up this morning?" Ichigo asked and Rukia brought out her fan hid her giggles behind it.
"Oh nothing, nothing at all, we are just waiting for Momo to come out, and there she is." Rukia said as she gestured her hand out to Momo who was picking up her skirts and running towards Rukia, Momo was wearing a crimson dress with pink sakura petals embroidered on it and Momo's hair was left down, but had hair ornaments in it. Momo was wearing all sorts of necklaces, rings, and bracelets and Rukia rolled her eyes, Momo liked to have a lot of jewelry on herself.
"Good morning Rukia." Momo said as she dropped her skirts and Renji came up and put an arm around Rukia's shoulder, Renji was one of Rukia's best friends.
"Good morning Renji, how are you this morning?" Rukia asked and Renji smirked.
"Nothing much Renji, just thinking about you in my sleep, kissing you for a long time." Renji joked and everybody laughed and Rukia put on a little pout.
"My, my, prince, why don't you sweep me off my feet then already?" Rukia joked and they laughed harder and Renji took his arm off.
"Do you know what this King looks like? I bet he's a real prick." Renji said and Rukia slapped his arm.
"Don't say that, you don't even know until you have met him!" Rukia said in defense for her friend and Renji rolled his eyes.
"I'm serious Rukia; you know all Kings are pricks!" Renji said and Rukia glared at him and they heard footsteps coming up to them.
"Maybe I should correct you then Renji Abarai." A chilling voice said and the corner of Rukia's lips turned up as she saw Renji shaking in fear, Rukia turned around and saw Hitsugaya. He had really matured over the years, he was wearing a simple black suit, he was tall, defined, muscular, with sun kissed skin, and a husky voice, Rukia smiled.
"Good morning King, it's very nice of you to join in on our conversation." Everybody bowed and Hitsugaya shrugged it off.
"You don't need to bow, it's not like I care anyways." Hitsugaya said and Rukia brushed off her skirts, Momo looked at him in awe, she thought he was good looking…maybe…no, that couldn't happen.
"How are you all of these years?" Rukia asked and Hitsugaya tsked and looked at Rukia while rolling his eyes secretly while smiling and Rukia gave him a knowing smile.
"Maybe I should ask you how you have been, it's been five years." Hitsugaya prodded and Rukia chuckled.
"Oh nothing, I want to show you someone." Rukia said as she grabbed Momo's hand and pulled her forward, Hitsugaya looked at Momo with a little awe, brown hair, chocolate colored eyes and a petite frame, but Hitsugaya thought Rukia was a little better looking than Momo.
"Who is this young maiden?" Hitsugaya asked as Rukia let go of Momo's hand and Hitsugaya grabbed Momo's hand and kissed her knuckles, Momo blushed wildly, Hitsugaya now liked Momo a lot.
"She's my adopted sister Hitsugaya, Momo Kuchiki, I see you still have that talent on girls." Rukia teased and Hitsugaya dropped Momo's hand and looked at Rukia with an arched brow.
"No I don't, it comes naturally as being a king." Hitsugaya said and Rukia rolled her eyes and they heard a soft bell ring.
"Come on now, it's time for breakfast, come on now Momo." Rukia said as Momo picked up her feet and started walking alongside with Rukia, everybody looked at the two girls in awe. Rukia and Momo were fine examples of what noble girls should be, pretty, smart, sophisticated, kind, caring, and held up. Rukia was taller than Momo by a few inches and Rukia was much prettier than Momo, with violet eyes and raven hair, snow white skin and a petite frame, men would go weak to their knees. They were walking out into the area where there was many tables stationed for little groups and they got their food served. The King had to go eat with a different group leaving Rukia, Rangiku, Momo, Renji, Ichigo, Orihime, and Kira. They sat down and began eating their small meal. Rukia finished quite quickly because she wasn't that hungry and she wanted to have a lot more time to talk than eat.
"Eh Rukia, why don't you have a boyfriend yet, it surprises me actually." Rangiku said as she bit on her bread, Rukia chuckled.
"Oh Rangiku, you know what type of lady I am, I don't need a man." Rukia said with a knowing smile and Matsumoto laughed.
"But Rukia, I know someone is looking at you right now." Matsumoto nodded her head north and Rukia rolled her eyes before turning her head and seeing Hisagi Shuuhei waving at Matsumoto, Renji, Kira, Orihime, and Ichigo. Rukia had to admit, he was very good looking. Rukia blushed when he smiled at her and nodded at her and Rukia turned her head to grab her cup of tea and drink it slowly.
"Why is he looking at me?" Rukia asked Matsumoto and Matsumoto smirked, Rukia gave a little smile.
"He likes you a lot, gossip tells me, that he likes you a lot. Maybe you should go talk to him." Matsumoto hinted and Rukia giggled and turned a bit pink, making the pink very obvious against her skin.
"I'd rather not, I have other things to attend to." Rukia lied and Matsumoto arched a brow with a smile.
"You have to admit Rukia, he looks very well built, you should go talk to him, and I also heard he's not arranged." Matsumoto said and Rukia looked back and saw him wink at her and she smiled back at him.
"I'll talk to him when we go out into the courtyards." Rukia said as she flipped a piece of her raven hair back and heard Momo and Kira flirting. Rukia always suspected that Momo had a little thing for Kira ever since they met and just left them alone, but when Rukia shifted her gaze to the right, she saw Hitsugaya staring at Momo. Rukia almost giggled and then everybody decided to depart from the hall into the outside.
The air was lively and the sky was a bright blue, the clouds looked like white cotton candy spun lightly and placed on there like a picture. The summer air was wonderful and Rukia and Matsumoto and Orihime were standing in a corner talking.
"He's looking at you again Rukia, you better go talk to him!" Matsumoto encouraged and then Rukia looked at him, he smiled at her again. Rukia couldn't help but blush and then she played with her hair a little bit and smoothed out her skirts.
"Do I look okay?" Rukia asked and Matsumoto and Orihime nodded and smiled at her. She then turned and then walked towards Hisagi with her hands folded together and she walked in small steps, appearing elegant and approachable. She came up to Hisagi and he smiled at her.
"Hello Ms. Kuchiki." Hisagi said and Rukia blushed a little bit and put her hand to her mouth.
"You don't have to call me that, Rukia is just fine." Rukia said politely and Hisagi smiled at her before taking her hand and brushing his lips over her knuckles, she held in her giggles.
"You look very beautiful as always Rukia." Hisagi said and Rukia nodded and smiled at him.
"Thank you and you look very nice as well." Rukia complimented and then Hisagi saw people dancing and having fun, Hisagi held out his hand and Rukia smiled at him with an arched brow.
"Would you like to dance with me? I would like a chance to dance with a pretty girl at least once in my lifetime." Hisagi said, Rukia placed her hand in his and then he led her on the dance floor.
"You don't know what you have gotten yourself into." Rukia smirked at him as they started to dance.
Momo drank a bit more tea from her cup; she looked at her older sister in envy. How come Rukia always attracted the guys? Got all the friends? Had the looks, the smarts, and the talent? Was there anything for Momo? Momo downed all of her tea and then put her cup down, Momo glared as Rukia giggled and Hisagi bent down and whispered something in her ear that made Rukia turn her head and smile with her eyes closed. Momo rolled her eyes and another cup of tea came in her hand, Momo downed that as well.
"You know, you shouldn't be drinking all of that tea quickly." A chilling voice said, it was right next to her and Momo rolled her eyes.
"Why? Who cares? Nobody cares for me at all. Everybody just likes Rukia and pays attention to Rukia because she's pretty and the oldest." Momo ranted and heard a chuckle; Momo turned her head and saw Hitsugaya chuckling and looking at her.
"Don't say that, now come on, I'll keep you some company." Momo arched a brow and then blushed at his request as he held out his hand and Momo gladly accepted it.
Author's note: I know it doesn't seem like HitsuRuki right now, but everything will change soon, so don't worry! Please review!