I made this for our English project on Irony. At first, I started to write IchiHime but I found out that I really couldn't even though I love the pairing a little bit, but I guess I can only write UlquiHime properly because of my love for them. It's short but I'm still working on the sequel for MatchingYukatas(My first one-shot for UlquiHime)

I DO NOT OWN BLEACH. IF I DID, ULQUIORRA WOULD STILL BE ALIVE AND THE MOST POWERFUL BEING IN THE WHOLE SERIES ALONG WITH ORIHIME BY HIS SIDE.

Ulquiorra Cifer stared at the onna who was cooking another of her "Foods" while trying not to cringe at the pungent odor coming from the boiling pot. How does she stand eating those things? He didn't know.

How long has passed since he was saved by the beautiful onna from turning completely into ash? How long has it been since she was furious at him for taking her to Aizen? He was confused as to why the onna, who was angry at him 11 months ago, willingly took him in her home. How was she not afraid of him? The man who nearly gave her an emotional trauma, he didn't understand her. Maybe, he would never understand her.

She was a stubborn being, childish, imaginative, innocent, yet brave. Not to mention beautiful. Her bright auburn hair shines like her shield whenever light hits it, and her skin, flawless and pale.

How can a girl like her not be terrified of him? A monster. If he was in her place he would be afraid. He has killed and maimed every person he deemed trash without hesitation, he could kill her in a blink of an eye, yet she wasn't afraid of him. But there was another problem… he fell in love with her after she saved him. After realizing that her heart was entrusted to him ever since.

She gave color to his monochrome world, she taught him how to have a heart and how to love despite him being void of emotion.

"So that's why."He murmured, making Orihime Inoue glance at him.

"What is it?"She asked, smiling. How he wanted to wipe that smile off her face in the past.

"None of your business,"

"Come on, tell me!"He sighed. Persistent isn't she?

"Are you afraid of me?"

"We've been through this many times. I am not afraid of you."She was too kind for her own good, not to mention naïve.

"How nice, I captured her in the past, this time, she captured me. Though I do not know if it is good that she has captured my heart."He thought, frowning.

Who would've thought that a dangerous person like him would find someone he thought he would never have.

"Orihime Inoue, you are an annoying person."He murmured quietly to himself.

"Yet you captured my heart that I didn't know that I had without even trying."

This time he learned something that he would keep forever.

"Do not think that you are alone in this world. You'll find someone eventually."He thought while looking at her with the smallest smile he could muster.

"I love you, Hime."

"What was that, Ulquiorra?"

"I love you…"

"I love you too!"