Author's note: I do not own Bleach or its characters. This is for the 30 Kisses challenge using list xi. Theme 26: Never Waste An Opportunity To Tell Someone You Love Them.

Words of Wisdom

It would probably not surprise anyone in the Seireitei that the two people whose advice was most sought after were Captain Ukitake and Captain Unohana. In fact, both Captain Ukitake and Captain Unohana gave advice frequently. What would surprised people is the fact that the advice that they both gave was often the exact same advice, if perhaps phrased slightly differently. Very few people compared notes or went to both of those Captains for advice at the same time.

It was often the same advice that they both gave and really, what it boiled down to was never miss an opportunity to tell someone that you love them. Nanao knew that because over the years she had gone to both of them for advice. What she found truly interesting was the way people interpreted that advice. For example, there was the way that her own captain both continued to both harass her on a regular basis with his shenanigans as well as do all sorts of little things like making sure that her favorite tea was always in stock at their division. Or the fact that Rangiku's birthday never passed without some sort of gift from Captain Ichimaru.

Still, perhaps her favorite instance of people following those particular instructions were those who had given them themselves. Because it was fairly frequently that she spotted Jyuushiro Ukitake and Retsu Unohana trading kisses in moments when they thought they were alone. Nanao typically bit her lip to hide her smile and went about her business. After all, people who followed their own advice were fairly rare.