...have like humans. Rukia saw the coach carrying her parents pull up out front and she went out to meet them, thankful that they did as she asked even though Rangiku took the girls to Kyoto for...yep, you guessed it...more shopping. Rukia really didn't know what they could possibly have left to buy, but shopping was Ran's very favorite thing and I guess she wanted the girls to work on their 'wiles'.
Rukia wondered where Ichigo was but was kind of glad he wasn't here to meet her parents just yet. She hadn't gotten around to explaining about Ichigo, so all her father knew was that he was able to deliver a crushing defeat to his second in command. Rukia knew she had a lot of explaining to do. "Otousama, okaasama...I'm so glad you're here," Rukia said with a respectful bow.
Ignoring her daughter's strict adherence to propriety, Hisana grabbed Rukia in a big hug. "How have you been, love? I've missed you not coming to the house for tea."
Her slightly admonishing tone was not lost on Rukia and she glanced guiltily at her marginally taller mother. "Please forgive me, okaachan. I've missed you too, it's just that I've been...uhhh, rather preoccupied lately," she finished lamely.
Hisana gave her a half calculating, half amused smile and hugged her again, "Hmmm, with that slave your father told me about, no doubt? I'll forgive you this time, my girl. In the future though, I expect to see you at least once a week...understood." He...