...her words carefully before replying, "No...I don't think I love him but I do want him—very badly." Rukia crossed her arms over her chest and stared strait at Ran, "Until I'm over this obsession and done with him, he's going to be staying with me and if anyone else tries to touch what is mine...they'll pay for it."
Rangiku sensed the not-so-veiled threat in that statement but chose to ignore it, "How are you going to have him when we've got to go to Kyoto tonight?" Ran asked.
Rukia thought about her options, "WE don't have to go to Kyoto tonight...I do. You can go to Seireitei in the morning to collect Ichigo and then bring him to our home in Kyoto while I deal with whatever my otousama needs." Ran nodded. "Let's go home so that I can get the money for Yoruichi and then I'll leave from there."
"Sounds good, Ruki-chan, let's go!" Ran grinned. She had never seen Rukia this focused about something and it was so cute that it was over a man-even if he does make her crazy.
Ichigo was awakened by one annoying ray of sunshine that found its way through Yoruichi's dark curtains. He groaned as he pulled the covers back over his head, fully intending to go back to sleep. It turns out that Yoruichi wasn't as worn out as she claimed last night. She took a short, cat nap and pounced on him again. Even though she knew how tired he was, Yoru...