This is your friendly early morning reminder that when Rukia Kuchiki encountered hollow Ichigo her first instinct wasn’t anything in the vicinity of fear for herself
The woman who has every reason to be irrationally terrified of weird shinigami-hollow hybrids
The woman who had to kill her idol/mentor/first love because he’d become a godawful fusion of shinigami and hollow
The woman who carried that kill around as a burden and trauma for half her life
That Rukia Kuchiki
Wasn’t scared in the slightest when she was confronted with hollow Ichigo
No, instead she was worried for him.
Her. First. Instinct. Was to be worried FOR HIM.
And if that doesn’t speak volumes about how much she trusts Ichigo and how much faith she has in his abilities I don’t know what else does she trusts him to know what he’s doing she trusts him not to lose a grip on himself she absolutely trusts that he would NEVER harm her she has so much faith in his abilities to control the hollow because that’s the kind of man he is in her heart and I just ugh that trust is so beautiful and they’re so beautiful and they just need to get married and have beautiful babies and I just– just– *cries and cartwheels into the sun*