I thought I'd try a little first person stuff. Might do a Rukia and Ichigo one too. This is more or less attempts to loosen my style a little.

It's a funny feeling, being empty.

It had already been over a year since the fight with Aizen, and although Kurosaki-kun's powers had been void for so long, I feel it will take more than kind words and gentle touches to knock this boy out of his funk. He has been so odd, I can sometimes feel his loneliness seep into our friendship.

I do the best I can to keep spirits up, both his, mine, and everyone else's, but there is also a barrier I cannot cross and I cannot fix. I can only go so far into their hearts and mend those absent presences with my own.

With actions.

With words.

I'm not quite sure how I will try to knock down this hollow wall my most important person has built up around himself, to shelter the feeling he does not want to admit.

But what I do know is that whatever I chose, no matter how he responds to it, it will be important and it will be meaningful.

Because it has come straight from my heart.