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Now, without further ado, chapter 5 of Before the Dawn!
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Afraid to love, something that could break,
Could I move on, if you were torn away?
I'm so close to what I can't control
I can't give you half my heart, and pray it makes you whole
You're gunna have all of me, you're gunna have all of me,
Cause you're worth every fallen tear, you're worth facing every fear
You're gunna know all my love, even if it's not enough
Enough to mend our broken hearts, giving you all of me is where I'll start.
I won't let sadness steal you from my arms
I won't let pain keep you from my heart
Trade the fear of all that I could lose, for every moment I share with you
—All of Me by Matt Hammitt
"Ichigo? What are you talking about?" I asked.
He grasped my shoulders and stared intensely into my eyes. "You said there was an insignia of a flower on his jacket. Was the insignia that of an orange lily? This is very important, Rukia."
I blinked. How was I to remember from six years ago? "I—I'm not sure. It was dark and I only saw a flash. It could have been. I remember it was orange and that it resembled the sun a bit."
He dropped his hands. "Better to take the chance and say that it was."
"Why is it so important?"
"Because," he said, "the person who murdered and shot my mother had an insignia of an orange lily."
"They're related," I breathed.
"Seems so," Ichigo's amber eyes hardened. "This whole ordeal seems a bit surreal," he sighed and continued, "Promise me something, Rukia. Promise me that you won't go anywhere alone on this ship. Always have someone with you. A maid, Rangiku, Renji, hell even Gin! I don't think we're all that safe here and there's only so many places to hide on the limited space there is on a ship."
I listened in silence and kept my eyes on him, really processing what he was saying and I could feel my eyebrows knit together. "Are you saying that the person who murdered my sister and your mother is actually on board Titanic?"
"I have a feeling and I'm never wrong."
"I see," I looked around at all the faces of the passengers that were on deck with us. "Do you have any idea who he is?" I asked, surveying and studying every man my eyes landed on.
"No. But whoever he is obviously wants to stay close to you. There's no doubt in my mind that he checked into first class also. Let's keep walking." He placed his hand on the middle of my back and steered me ahead. His eyes flickered over the top of my head and his jaw was rigid.
"This is serious," I thought out loud.
A melody of instruments suddenly rang out and I realized with a jolt that the sound meant it was time for lunch.
"Ichigo! I have to go! My brother wants me to accompany him to lunch and I can't be late." I broke free from his touch even though I didn't want to. His expression was a mix of loss and anger as he dropped his hand.
"Rukia, you never promised," he stated.
"I'll promise as long as you promise along with me. Who's to say that you're not in danger either?"
"I never said you were in danger. I just want you to be cautious. But, okay, I promise."
I gave a small smile. "And I also promise." I turned and began waking the opposite way to get inside the lobby. A few paces later I realized I was being followed—rather pursued. I slowed my pace so they could catch up.
"Didn't you just promise not to go anywhere alone?" Ichigo asked once he was next to me.
"I don't think anything will happen in broad daylight."
"All right. I'm sorry. Now escort me to lunch."
He raised an eyebrow. "Don't push it."
A/N: There you have it! Don't be afraid to hit that review button and guess what you think will happen! I mean…they are on the Titanic…only so much can happen XD.