Chapter 14


Author's Note: Alright guys I am back and would like to wish you all a very late Christmas and a late New Year! Yay 2013~ My New Year's resolution? To do absolutely nothing. That way I'm not disappointed by 2014. Clever, right? Anyways, onto the chapter.

Pairings: Hichigo x Ichigo, Unasaki x Urahara, and Byakuya x Renji

Warnings: cussing, OOCness, violence, and yaoi

Disclaimer: I in no way own Bleach or the Linkin Park song "Numb". I do not in any way own the characters from Bleach and am not making a profit off of this fic.

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Hichigo's Thoughts

Hichigo gulped. It's been a whole week already?! He swore the room got a whole lot hotter as sweat beaded at the top of his forehead.

"It's…it's all up to you, Ichigo." he said.

Ichigo sighed and placed his hands on his hips.

"It's not all up to me. You have a say in this. It's your body!"

Hichigo just felt more nervous.

"Well, what do you want? Do you like me as a human or a hollow?"

Ichigo sighed again and slammed himself in a chair.

"I don't know. Sure, it was fun having you as a human and to protect me, but I miss all those annoying little comments in my head during school."

"And I don't like being separated from you, but how will I protect you?" asked Hichigo as he sat beside Ichigo.

"I don't know, but you don't have to protect me from every little thing. I know you're a possessive bastard, but I'm not that fragile. Rukia only shocked me, but I think I can hold her off. Plus, Renji, Urahara, and Byakuya can all protect me."

Hichigo thought this over. So, he does like me as a hollow?

"I'm taking that you want me to be a hollow again?"

"Hichigo, I liked you for you. No matter what. Whether you be hollow, human, or fuck an espada! I love you because of what's inside, not outside."

Hichigo smiled and slowly leaned down to capture Ichigo's lips. They shared a soft and simple kiss before Hichigo broke it.

"Then, I'll go to Asashin in the morning."

"I'll go too. Now, let's get some sleep. We've got a big day tomorrow." [1]

Hichigo watched as Ichigo's chest slowly rose and fell. Good, he's asleep. Hichigo left the bed and checked the clock. Exactly 11pm. I hope everyone's still awake. Hichigo went over to the window and opened it, feeling the cool, night wind on his face. Then, he jumped.

He landed with a roll so, he didn't break any ankles or legs. He stood and dusted himself off as he made his way to Urahara's shop.

"I'm so happy for you two!" Unasaki chirped.

Hichigo frowned.

"You're the one who told me about turning into a human. Why are you happy?"

"Well, I just wanted you two to be happy. You seemed miserable so, I offered a solution." he said.

Urahara chuckled.

"Or maybe you just wanted to mess with them…" he said under his breath and he received a chuckle from Unasaki.

Hichigo groaned and tried to think that Unasaki hadn't been playing a prank on them if so; he was going to kill someone. [2]

"Where are Byakuya and Renji?" asked Hichigo.

"Well he heard a bunch of moans and a few screams earlier so, I'm guessing they're in bed." said Unasaki. [3]

Hichigo's face reddened a bit before he coughed it off and stood.

"I should be going. I need all the sleep I can get."

The next morning, the two of them set out for Asashin's castle. They made their way inside and saw Asashin mixing two chemicals together. He poured the purple liquid into the test tube filled with a green liquid. The chemicals reacted and a puff of pink smoke came from the tube. Asashin smiled and placed the now pink liquid into a container before he finally noticed he had an audience.

"What can I do for you two?" he asked.

"I want to be a hollow again." said Hichigo as he threw his arm around Ichigo's shoulders who gave a big smile.

Asashin too smiled and pulled out the big, brown book that he had pulled out when Hichigo had first asked for the potion.

"Let's see now…" he said flicking through pages.

His eyes scanned the pages rapidly before they stopped. He nodded his head before laying the book down and going over to a box he had. He searched through it for a few seconds before he gave a small gasp that Hichigo barely caught.

"What's wrong, Asashin?" he asked as he raised a brow.

"Well…there seems to be a complication…"

"Which means…?"

"I don't have any of the ingredients for the potion to turn you back into a human."

[1] How cute and fluffy~

[2] If Unasaki's playing a prank…

[3] He says so with a straight face

Author's Note: Well there's what you've all been waiting for, right? Again sorry for a short chapter, but I just had to cut it there.

RQOTD: Do you think Unasaki is playing a prank or not?

Leave me your answer in a PM or review.

*Goes off to play Fallout: New Vegas and fangirl over Vulpes*