Do You Want to Live with Me?

What did I do in life to deserve all this? Kisshu wondered. He was sitting in a tree in the park closest to Ichigo's house, thinking. Inohara Park was crowded with humans for some reason. Why can't Ichigo love me? he asked himself sadly, thinking about their battle earlier.

Flashback: "Kisshu, stop bugging me!" Ichigo shouted. "I don't love you, and I never will! And especially not after you started gloating about how Aoyama dumped me and how awful he was. Get out of my life!"

Kisshu was really hurt, and just teleported off. He teleported to the sakura tree, but had to leave because there were a ton of humans there.

So he ended up in the park near Ichigo's house, thinking about his totally screwed-up love life.

-End flashback-

Meanwhile, on the other side of the park, Ichigo was wandering around sadly. Aoyama had broken up with her a few days ago, and as soon as Kisshu found out, he started gloating about it. And that really hurt, because no matter how many times she tried to ignore it, she did have some feelings for Kisshu. Another thing that added to her unhappiness was that her parents were gone AGAIN. I should just give up hope that they'll stay home with me, she thought. It's too bad I don't have anyone else who will live here- wait! No, that's silly… but I guess I could ask. Kisshu might want to live with me, if he doesn't hate me by now. I guess I'll go find him. Maybe Masha can help. I doubt he'd be in the big sakura tree, considering that there's a tree-viewing festival going on there.

She took out her cell phone, and detached Masha's little keychain. "Masha?" she asked.

Masha poofed into his normal size, and said, "Ichigo! Ichigo!"

"Masha, I need you to help me find Kisshu, okay?" Ichigo asked. "And don't tell Ryou. It's our secret, k?"

"Masha find Kisshu!" Masha said. He made a kind of concentrating face, then said, "Kisshu this way!" Ichigo perked up and followed Masha.

Kisshu, meanwhile, was getting depressed, fiddling with one of his swords while thinking. I doubt my life can get any worse, maybe I'd be better off dead, he thought gloomily. It's not like anyone would care, after all.

Sighing, Kisshu stopped fiddling with his sword, and pointed it at his heart. Before he could stab himself, however, the sword was knocked out of his hand.

With Ichigo and Masha: Masha led Ichigo to the tree where Kisshu was sitting, and Ichigo saw Kisshu fiddling with one of his swords, looking gloomy. Uh-oh…. she thought, then said to Masha, "Go knock the sword out of Kisshu's hand, k?"

Masha zoomed off, and knocked the sword out of Kisshu's hand as Ichigo ran over.

Kisshu was startled when the sword was knocked out of his hand, and he grabbed whatever had hit it- then opened his eyes, startled, because he was holding something pink and fluffy- which was squeaking, "Let Masha go! Let Masha go!"

Shocked, Kisshu opened his hand, and the Mew's fluffy pink robot thing flew out of his hand, and floated back down to the ground. Kisshu watched it, and was startled to see it land in Ichigo's hand. "Masha did good?" the pink furball asked her.

"Masha did VERY good," Ichigo said, smiling. "You can go back to sleep now, and remember, it's our secret."

"Secret! Secret!" Masha said as he went back to his little keychain form. Ichigo attached him back to her cell phone, then put it away and looked up at Kisshu, who floated down to the ground.

"Can I have my sword back now?" he asked Ichigo.

"Depends; are you going to kill yourself?" Ichigo asked.

"I was kind of planning on it…." Kisshu said.

"Then no, you can't have it back," Ichigo said.

"Why can't I kill myself?" Kisshu asked.

"I won't let you," Ichigo said.

"Why?" Kisshu asked.

"Let me rephrase that," Ichigo said. "You can do whatever you want after you answer a question I have."

"What's the question?" Kisshu asked warily.

"Do you want to live with me?" Ichigo asked.

Stunned, Kisshu tried to respond, but no words came out.

After a few minutes of no response, Ichigo sighed and said, "I guess not. Here's the sword, have fun with it."

Kisshu snapped out of shock and said, "I'd like living with you, but what brought this on?"

"Two reasons," Ichigo said. "One is that my parents don't care about me, so they leave me home alone almost 24/7, but the other is that I do have feelings for you, I just didn't tell you because you were a bit busy calling me a toy and gloating about how awful Aoyama is."

Kisshu was stunned again, and asked, "Why didn't you just tell me that was hurting you?"

"A little hard in battle, with my teammates around," Ichigo sighed. "If it was just Lettuce and Pudding, there'd be no problem, but Mint and Zakuro are a different issue, and they'd just tell Blondie, who, by the way, is completely evil. I bet your leader is a harmless kitten compared to Blondie." Suddenly she looked worried, and said, "You're paler than usual; are you feeling okay?"

Kisshu realized he was getting pretty dizzy. Suddenly it looked like everything was spinning, and he blacked out.

When Kisshu woke up, he noticed everything around him was pink, and he was lying in a bed, covered with the blankets. He turned his head, and saw Ichigo watching him worriedly. "What happened?" he asked her.

"You blacked out, and you've got a fever," Ichigo said. "I think it's gone down a little, but you've been out for nearly five hours. I don't know what happened, though. Have you been feeling sick lately?"

"Now that you mention it, I've been having dizzy spells lately," Kisshu said. "I don't know why, though. And the other day my stomach wasn't feeling that great."

"I think we need to call Pai, that doesn't sound good," Ichigo said. "Can you manage that, or do you need me to? Lettuce gave me his cell phone number."

"Can you-" Kisshu broke off, feeling his stomach lurch a bit. He clapped a hand over his mouth, and sat up, feeling the dizziness come back. Ichigo grabbed a bucket off the floor and put it on his lap. Just in time, too; Kisshu felt his stomach basically turn inside out, and he threw up into the bucket. He felt Ichigo rubbing his back gently as his stomach lurched again and he continued throwing up. Just as he finished, his vision started going black again, and he passed out.

Ichigo was really worried as she helped Kisshu lie back down, then grabbed her cell phone and scrolled through her contacts till she found Pai's number. She immediately hit Send, and waited till she heard, "Where the HELL did you get my number?"

"Where do you think?" Ichigo sighed. "I need you to come to my house; I've got Kisshu here and there's something seriously wrong with him."

"I was wondering what had happened to him…" Pai said. "Alright, I'm on my way." He hung up.

Five minutes later, Ichigo heard teleportation, and turned to see Pai. "What's wrong with him?" he asked, pointing to Kisshu.

"I'm not exactly sure, but he said he's dizzy, he's got a fever, and it looks like he's having stomach problems too," Ichigo said. "He collapsed while we were talking in the park, and he didn't wake up for nearly five hours. He woke up a while ago, and told me he's been having dizzy spells lately, but then he threw up, and after he did, he blacked out again. And then I called you."

Pai put a hand on Kisshu's chest, closing his eyes. Finally he sighed, and said, "Looks like he's got a Cyniclon disease. Normally this disease is pretty easy to cure, but since he didn't really notice he had it, it's going to be harder than normal, and he'll need to rest afterwards. I might need some extra power for this."

"Take mine," Ichigo said. "And you can both stay here for as long as you need to."

"Thanks," Pai said. "I'll let you know if I need your power."

"K," Ichigo said. She stayed silent as Pai's hand began to glow.

About ten minutes later, Pai said, "I need your power, grab my hand." Ichigo obeyed, and felt Pai start pulling on her power.

Another ten minutes passed, and Pai finally said, "That should do it, but he'll need at least two days in bed to fully recover. Do you mind if I stay here till I get my strength back?"

"You can have the guest room," Ichigo replied. "I asked Kisshu to live with me, but I think we can wait on that until we're all feeling better. I'm exhausted too. I guess I'll go get my sleeping bag…"

"Kisshu's not going to wake up if you climb in with him," Pai said. "I think I'll go to bed; it's up to you."

"K, the guest room is diagonally across the hall from this room," Ichigo said.

Pai left, and Ichigo closed the door, then climbed in with Kisshu, turning off the light.

This is a one-shot, but it could be continued if I get 15 reviews. I don't know if I will, but I just thought I'd put that out there. Sorry for the bad ending, and please review!