Sorry I haven't been updating! I moved and I don't have internet access, but luckily I am at my cousins' house and they have internet. So, I decided to upload this short chapter I wrote a few days ago. I'll possibly be getting internet in 2 or 3 days so i'll make sure to update a lot. Especially since I haven't uploaded in SO long . Well, this chapter is in Rukia's perspective and I've decide to slow down the pace of this story. For some reason I decided to make it so she wouldn't mention or say Ichigo's name. /le shrug/

ALL CHARACTERS AND BLEACH BELONG TO KUBO TITE.

It's been about two or three weeks since I last heard from him... We're in the same class and I see him every day but it's so awkward it's aggravating. Ever since that incident he hasn't even said one word to me. I guess I can go back to my usual life without him pestering me every other second. But... Why am I not as happy as I thought I would be?

-After School on a Rainy Day-

I stood there looking outside and then hung my head down low and let out a giant sigh. Today just isn't my day. I woke up late, skipped breakfast, and now it's raining and here I am standing WITHOUT my umbrella. Perfect. Just perfect. I waited but there was no sign of the rain going away anytime soon. I don't live too far so I can always run home. I guess that's the only option left. It's pretty cold, though... OH! I almost forgot about the extra sweater in my locker. I dashed up the steps, opened up my locker, and there it was. In the same spot it's always been in. I slipped into it and headed back down. To no surprise, it turns out it started to rain even harder. I watched for a while, as the giant puddles grew bigger. I put on my hood and used my bookbag to cover my head. I dashed out and ran as fast as I could. I didn't even get halfway before bumping into someone. We both fell onto the cold ground. My bag flew up into the air and all my papers scattered in the sky before gently floating down into one of the many giant puddles. Really? Did this really have to happen? But before that I should make sure the person I knocked down is okay, afterall it is my fault they fell.

"I'm so sorry. Are you oka-"

As I look up and see exactly who it is that I had knocked down I am at a loss of words. His uniform and hair are soaking wet. I try to get up but a sharp pain in my leg stops me. I look down to notice both my knee and ankle are scraped. All the water has washed away most of the blood, but you can see the obvious pink-ness and scratches. How pitiful! All I wanted to do was get home. I really do have the worst luck in the world. Out of all the billions of people in the world it had to be him... Before I realize it he's already standing over me.

"Ah. You're hur-"

"I'm fine." I stop him before he can finish his sentence.

I try to get up again but fail miserably. It's just a few scrapes so why does it hurt this much? He puts out his hand to me.

"Let me help you."

"I said I'm fine."

"Stop being so stubborn."

"I'm not being stubborn."

"You are."

"I'm not! Now leave me alone."

"Fine. I'll leave then."

After that he picked up his umbrella and bag then walked around the corner of a building. Are you kidding me? He really left me here? Well... I was being a bit stubborn... While in the middle of thinking of what to do I suddenly get lifted into the air.

"EH?"

I look up to see his face. Why did he come back? He's holding me so securely...

"L-let go of me!" I yell. I can feel my face burning up.

"No."

"I said let go!"

"No."

"Let me down!"

"Why should I?"

"Because I hate you! Let go!"

"...No."

I struggled and flailed but to no avail, he was still holding me tightly in his arms. Sadly, I have no physical strength. He started to walk and I kept quiet. I wasn't really paying attention and the next thing I know, we're in the nurse's office.

"Hm? Oh, Kurosaki-kun, what's wrong?" The nurse asked as she turned around to face him.

"She fell and hurt her leg." He said as he put me down onto the bed gently while pointing at me.

"I see." She grabbed my leg lightly and checked the scrapes.

"Looks like she landed pretty hard... But this shouldn't be a problem. Just put some disinfectant and some bandages. Oh! Look at the time! Kurosaki-kun, you know where the bandages and disinfectant are, don't you?" She asked him with a smile.

"Yes. That cabinet over there, right?" He said while pointing to a cabinet with a label that obviously said 'BANDAGES AND DISINFECTANTS'. Seriously? Who wouldn't know where they are.

"Well, I have an important meeting to attend so could you please take care of her for me?" She said as she started packing her things as if she was 100% sure he would say something like 'Sure, no problem'.

"Sure, no problem."

Of course he said it.

"Thank you so much!" She said as she ran for the door.

As soon as she closed the door an awkward silence filled the room. He went to the cabinet and pulled out the things that were needed. He came in front of me and kneeled down onto one knee.

"Sorry if it stings." He said before spraying the wounds with the disinfectant spray.

I winced and let out a small "ow."

"I told you it would sting." He said as he gently dabbed the wounds with a cotton ball. He put on the bandages and stood up again.

"Do you think you can walk?"

I get off the bed slowly and put pressure onto my leg. I stumble a bit and he grabs my arm to balance me.

"I could carry you again if you'd like..." He said while looking at the floor, a small tint of pink glowing on his cheeks.

"It's fine. I'll limp a little, but it's okay."

"Okay then..." He says as he slowly lets go of my arm and walks out of the office leaving me alone.

Why is it that today he acted nothing like his usual self? Is something wrong? Is it because of what I said earlier? Rukia, you idiot! Why did you go and say that? WAIT. Why am I thinking so much into it? Get a hold of yourself! I slap both sides of my face lightly.

-CHAPTER END-

Thank you for reading! Please review :) The next chapter will possibly be a little situation with Byakuya and Renji. I'm not sure if I should or if I will just do some more Ichiruki and then the Byaren. I've been planning the chapter in my Social Studies class even though we we're supposed to be reviewing for a test. Heheheh~ WELL, once again, thank you for reading and I hope you can all forgive me for not updating in so long. ~Capri