Hey cats long time no see. (More like long time no draw tbh ugh but that’s a different kettle of fish.) Have an Overseer. I hate the background, but I like the Overseer himself, so I’m posting this :U I’ve been experimenting off and on with Liquitex ink and a calligraphy pen and tbh I have no idea what I’m doing? But I’m having fun anyway. The grey is actually India ink that I’ve had for so long the pigment has settled to the bottom and refuses to move for love or money, even if I shake it. It makes a good wash, though. The gold bits are actually metallic irl.
What do u think Wills favorite movie would be? Favorite book? Favorite pastime? I feel like I don't know my own son. I just wanna know his favorite color in the next season pls suffer bros
oh anon, same same same!!! but here, have some of my completely baseless assumptions about Will, because you so kindly asked. ;)
Will’s favorite movie is An American Werewolf in London. He sees it one weekend when Lonnie is supposed to pick him up to take him to a baseball game. Will sits on the front porch with his baseball cap - one of the only gifts his dad has ever gotten him - pulled low over his eyes and his hands tearing idly at the overgrown grass tickling at his shins. Inside he can hear his mom yelling expletives over the phone, but he tunes it out. An hour later, Joyce, a bit red in the face with angry eyes that turn soft as she looks toward Will, herds Jonathan and Will into the car and drives them to the video store, saying they can pick out whatever film they’d like.
“It’s family movie night,” she declares as they walk up to the store, pulling them both into a hug that ends in a tickle war and odd stares from passersby on the sidewalk. When they do finally go inside, Will chooses An American Werewolf in London because he’s been wanting to see it since it came out in theaters the year prior, and he loves it - the soundtrack is awesome and the special effects are amazing! And despite Joyce’s worries, he doesn’t have any nightmares related to the brutal transformation scene. Well, okay…he doesn’t have too many nightmares.
But then Ghostbusters comes out and Will sees it with all of his friends on its opening weekend and honestly, what could be more iconic than the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man towering above the city? So Ghostbusters is tied with An American Werewolf in London for a year, but then…then! Back To The Future comes out and Marty McFly is so cool (and cute as heck) and he travels through time and shreds on the guitar and manages to save his own existence and so yeah, Back To The Future is officially his Favorite Film Of All Time, and that one sticks. (Will definitely dresses up as Marty that Halloween and it’s just as adorable you’d imagine it would be.)
Will’s favorite book is The Book of Three even though he’d never say that in front of Dustin because he doesn’t need a rehash of every way that The Fellowship of the Ring is superior in the realm of high fantasy (Will holds his tongue, though he wants to remind Dustin that the term “high fantasy” was coined by Lloyd Alexander himself).
His favorite pastime is drawing in Castle Byers on sticky-hot summer days - drawing elves and wizards and fairies, of course, but also drawing all the things he wants. A bigger house for his mom. A new camera for Jonathan. A car that doesn’t break down every few miles, and can fly and time travel and has a flux capacitor tucked up behind the two front seats (but it’s not a DeLorean because that’s all just a little too flashy for Will’s tastes). He also likes to climb trees and trail behind Jonathan as he takes pictures out in the woods, if those count as favorite pastimes.
Will’s favorite color is yellow - like sunshine, like Joyce’s favorite mug that she sips her coffee from every morning, like dandelions that the adults around him tell him are just weeds, but he still plucks them from the ground and presses them between the pages of his sketchbook with the rest of the beautiful flowers he collects.
I'm kind of embarrassed to ask, but I have honestly no idea what shrunkyclunks (or is it all I's?) is?? Please help me out, lol
It’s a type of au that has Bucky born in the late 20th century instead of 1917 and Steve as regular captain America born in 1918. So basically Steve wakes up in the future having never known Bucky growing up and meets Bucky in this new world. The trope is also sometimes called modern Bucky
Shrinkyclinks is another thing, it’s winter soldier Bucky/skinny Steve
When I was in school (and later - in uni) I was always told that I should enjoy those precious years. Those last days of freedom and careless youth.
With school being the most stress-inducing experience in my life and how uni absorbed all life from my very soul, I was still scared to start adult life. What if it’s true? What if this is the best it can get?
Now I know that it’s not. When I leave work, I don’t worry about a thing, I leave it all behind. I don’t dread returning home to another chunk of work awaiting me. I don’t worry about disappointing myself, my teachers, my parents.
Now I can take a three day vacation and go for a trip with my best friend. Now I have dreams, not duties. Getting my own flat, travelling, saving money for an xbox. It’s like I don’t have future anymore, but strangely, this is also liberating.
Picture adult life as finally breaking free, not locking yourself up. See it as unlimited choices, and wanting to get up early, and being happy with less because it’s yours. See it as realizing that you can’t know everything and being okay with it. See it as a real fulfilling life.
HILLARY CLINTON: 'Today was a victory for all Americans'
(Hillary ClintonJustin Sullivan/Getty Images) Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton released a statement in the wake of the American Health Care Act failing on Friday, calling the Republican defeat a “victory for all Americans.”
“Today was a victory for the 24,000,000 people at risk of losing their health insurance, for seniors, for families battling the quiet epidemic of addiction, for new moms and women everywhere,” Clinton said in a tweeted statement. “Most of all, it’s a victory for anyone who believes affordable health care is a human right.”
She continued: “We cannot forget: This victory happened because people in every corner of our country committed their time and energy to calling their representatives, showing up at town hall meetings, and making their voices heard. The fight isn’t over yet — we will have to push back on future bad ideas and embrace good ones to make health care more affordable — but we are reminded today that there is no substitute for standing up and defending our values.”
GOP leadership pulled its bill to overhaul the US healthcare system from what looked almost certain to be a failed floor vote in the House on Friday, in a blow to President Donald Trump’s agenda and House Speaker Paul Ryan’s leadership of his caucus.
Okay fandom we’re gonna sit down an analyse this reply in a way that is unbiased as possible, using higher analysis (an skill for inference). A quick disclaimer that no, I do not ship Lloyd with anyone. Because Lloyd’s relationships is the main focus here.
TL;DR: Tommy’s response in NO WAY implies that Lloyd will or will not be getting a love interest in future seasons. “Keep watching” literally just means “keep watching to find out if the answer is yes or no”.
Firstly, look at the question being answered.
“Will Lloyd have a girlfriend? Bc Jay and Nya. Zane and Pixal. Kai.. With Skylor”
The person is asking Tommy if Lloyd will have a girlfriend in the future. They use Jay and Nya (a canon couple) and Zane and Pixal (another mostly “canon couple”, although it’s not outright stated in the show and thus can still be interpreted otherwise) as their supporting points.
However, they use Kai and Skylor as one of these points, despite there being little evidence that they did get together after Season 4.
From now on, I’ll be using the term “love interest” instead of girlfriend.
Tommy’s reply is as follows:
Tommy is the co-writer of Ninjago. It would be one of his main objectives to make sure that viewers will continue to watch Ninjago (the TV series) by generating hype (and interacting with the fans by answering some questions from them). Another would be to try and influence people to start watching the show.
Therefore, if anyone asks him a question regarding the series which isn’t stated in canon or isn’t in seasons already in production/translation (like Hands of Time), he would have no choice but to be vague.
He needs to be vague to generate hype, by informing viewers/fans that by continually to support and watch the show, the answers to such questions will potentially have answers. This is ignoring the potential danger to his job in the event that he leaks confidential information.
If he straight up answers with a “yes” or “no”, it would cause people to lose interest as they would already know the answer to such questions and have no further need to watch the show for answers. (For example: imagine if he had already told us when the First Serpentine War had ended prior to Season Seven’s creation. Then there would be no reason for anyone to watch Hands of Time, where the answer is given.)
His message is “keep watching to find out the answer.”
In no way does his message imply a positive response (“yes, he will get a love interest”) or a negative response (“no, he will not get a love interest”). If looking for loaded words, the most you can say is that due to his position as the co-writer of the series, he would have every reason to want people to watch the show.
So please, stop spreading misinformation that Lloyd WILL be getting a love interest. It’s repetitive and annoying.
Don’t provoke me Don’t make me dream Sweet temptation Don’t try to cover my eyes I keep getting scared I’m scared Yea right, yea right You can’t use those lies to deceive me
take your mind take your mind I will take your heart You can cover my ears but you can’t stop me there is no way You can’t escape take your time take your time Give your time to me Though you can’t trust me I watched over you all day
Even if this is an eternal dream I will never forget An unescapable maze I will never let you go Black or white There’s no answer on this black night The moonlight is shining brightly
Don’t expect anything I have no future My last chance I lost it right in front of my eyes You dare, you dare to judge me? The mask of the truth that is hidden deep inside It’s obvious there’s poison in that bright red apple
take your mind take your mind I will take your heart So no one else can have you This race is already over I will take the lead take your time take your time Give your time to me Don’t doubt me I’ll win this game anyway
Even if this is an eternal dream I will never forget An unescapable maze I will never let you go Black or white There’s no answer on this black night The moonlight is shining brightly
When the darkness passes And the light spills down What makes my footsteps stop Is the only one who isn’t corrupt, you
Even if this is an eternal dream I will never forget An unescapable maze I will never let you go Black or white There’s no answer on this black night The moonlight is shining brightly
Even if this is an eternal dream I’ll never give up An unescapable maze it doesn’t matter No need to be scared, don’t worry your memory Black or white There’s no answer on this black night The moonlight is shining brightly
So here is my contribution for the IRBB. It was actualy so hard to write that story and I thought so many times I wouldn’t make it on time, but here it is and I’m happy I did it.
Please check out the corresponding art by my partner @
deathbympreghere. I really adore your work, I’m glad we were paired up! :)
seven years since the war. Haunted by Yhwach’s theart to kill them at their
happiest moment Ichigo left Karakura to protect everyone. Deciding for an
unhappy life he moved to Hokkaido and became a doctor. Now after so many years
he reminisces about how he ended up in this life: What could have been? How would
his future have unfolded without this threat? What if he had told a certain
someone about his feelings?
Will he regain the resolve to crush destiny once again and claim the life he’d
always longed for?
Genre: Drama, Angst, Romance
Canon-compliant till 684
“Yo, it’s been a long time.”
couldn’t remember how often he had imagined himself saying this particular
sentence. Sometimes it had been more than once a day – especially when this day was drawing near again.
been ten years already. Ten years since his life had changed drastically. Ten
years since his world had changed. Ten years
since he had met her on that night in May. And nearly seven years since he’d
last seen her.
tried to leave everything behind – his family, his friends, his hometown, his
was useless. In the cold winter months the snowy landscape always reminded him
of her. And in the summer months it was the blooming lavender fields. It was hopeless.
He should have thought that through before moving to Hokkaido. Sure, he could
have enrolled at a different university, but as time passed he realized that
the reason for staying was probably because he didn’t want to forget her. Maybe
he was just being a masochist.
been a long time! … Not… really.” Rukia hummed jokingly with a smile on her
face entering the all too familiar house. It was one of her routine visits to
Karakura after she had been reassigned to her former position here. Over a year
had passed and although Soul Society was still under reconstruction she had
volunteered to be in charge of this town again right after the war.
smile and anticipation faded away in an instant when she noticed Karin’s
expression. The girl closed the door behind Rukia avoiding to meet her eyes
while declaring emotionlessly: “He is gone.” The seconds passed as the raven
haired woman tried to progress what was going on.
is he going to be back?”
mouth had formed the words too fast as if it had been by instinct, but her soul
seemed to have known the truth the moment she had stepped through the door. The
way Karin had just refrained from addressing her brother as she would have done
usually hurt. It hurt. She should have seen this coming, right? Why did she
even ask? She knew the answer. //Please, don’t say it. Please.// she begged
internally but reality hit her hard when she heard the word she was so
incredibly afraid of.
sorry.” Rukia muttered motionless, staring at the floor. His sister walked past
her, not turning around even once: “There’s a letter for you upstairs. Maybe
you should read it.” With that Karin left to the living room.
I’m sorry for leaving without saying goodbye. I didn’t have a choice,
although you probably would have said otherwise and called me a fool. I don’t
expect from you to understand the reason I left – maybe you already knew. If
so, thank you for not holding me back. You always knew me better than anyone
else, anyway. There are so many things I would’ve liked to tell you, that I
couldn’t. But I want to thank you. Thank you for stepping into my life, for
changing my world. I’m glad I was able to meet you and I hope you have a slight
idea how important you are to me. Those words surely can’t make up for my
sudden disappearance and I’m sorry for seemingly not trusting you enough to
tell you about my plans.
I’m going to study and become a doctor. I’ll protect lots of people
without being a Shinigami. That’s what I want to do. I’ve made my choice so
please don’t try to find me to knock some sense into me. If you do I will never
forgive you. It’s better that way.
Take care and be happy
“I hate you, Ichigo.”
the moment he lost her, the moment he gave up on her and his former life.
sipping at a coffee, sitting at the small kitchen table of his one-room
apartment. He had woken a little too early due to a dream that had been
the same dream. The dream he had the first night after he’d moved to Asahikawa.
A dream he’d been obsessed with for the past years. A dream he couldn’t let go
what are you going to do now?”
were at the riverside of Karasu River casually sitting next to each other when
her question broke their silence.
staring absent-mindedly into distance. His voice sounded rather disinterested.
frowned a little, examining him suspiciously from a corner of her eye.
have just…” Rukia put special emphasize on the following word as if to
highlight his supposed naivety: “…graduated.”
don’t know. Haven’t decided yet.” Ichigo
answered without batting an eye.
haven’t decided?” Now she was directly facing him with as much disbelief or
consternation – which was a little more accurately put – she was able to
express. “Don’t you humans usually attend university after school?
probably going to study something…” He still sounded bored and didn’t really
care about whatever she was trying to tell him.
have no idea what you want to do with your life?”
paused, waiting for a reaction but he didn’t respond. She wasn’t even sure if
first time she had really no idea what was going on in his mind.
turned away obviously annoyed by his behavior or non-behavior. “Maybe you
should get yourself a wealthy wife so you can just keep slacking off and laze
about as much as you please, stay home and take care of your children.” she
sarcastically mumbled to herself.
funny.” He was finally facing her.
flipped over to look at him: “Oh so you were listening this time?”
listening the whole time.” He glared
at her slightly pissed.
silence ensued with both of them resuming their own thoughts.
“Do you have a girlfriend?”
figured as much.”
thanks a lot.” he snarled.
again turned around to face him: “Do you want
not? Are you…?”
we even talking about that?!” he barked but his voice sounded hurt and his
expression gave away she had just touched on a sensitive topic.
sorry. I didn’t mean to…”
He averted his gaze, looking to the ground. “No. I am sorry. “ It was just a
want to talk about…”
chuckled, but it wasn’t out of joy. It was sadness, bitterness.
someone I can’t forget.”
examined him for a moment. It was hard to see him like that… “Does she know?”
didn’t tell her?”
sighed again: “No.”
it doesn’t matter.” His tone delivered a finality that left her speechless for
a second. Was it really that hopeless? Did he really give up that easily?
you say something like that doesn’t matter?” She was shaken and she wondered if
it was because she was just empathizing with him or if there was something else
she couldn’t grasp yet.
what she’d say.”
what is that?”
could feel how painful it was for Ichigo to voice these words when he turned around
and locked eyes with her:
can’t be together.”
took a deep breath without breaking eye contact: “Are you sure?”
know who I am talking about, don’t you?” It was a plea. He begged her to change
their outcome. “I’m talking about you.”
world around them slowly started to crumble.
in the circle that was called fate, destiny, live. It was the way things went,
the way of the world, the course of time. It was inevitable although she wished
it was not. How things were, how things should be, how things would always be –
say that.” She was close to tears without even noticing it.
not?” It was a remnant of who he’d been: Someone who’d fight against the rules,
someone who’d fight for his friends, family, ideals… but never for himself. So
it was a pointless question, he knew that. It wouldn’t lead anywhere. He knew
her answer, knew the ending, the conclusion their story always had.
we can’t be together.”
wondered what could have been different. What if he had made other choices in
his life than the ones he did? What if there was a parallel world where he was
someone entirely different from the person he had become here? He could be
anything, anyone. He could have everything he’d always wished for in another
timeline - maybe.
why not? He told himself, while his thoughts were wandering about.
my house?” he exclaimed disbelievingly while sitting up in his bed.
you’ve been asleep for almost a month yet.”
looked at her, still a little confused about the circumstances.
remembered this moment all too well. It was as if he could revive every word
they’d exchanged that day, so he once again listened to her explanation closely
examining her features.
teenage-self pretended he didn’t care: “I see. I figured as much.”
not alarmed?” She watched him incredulously.
expression changed. He looked to the floor, not sure what to say.
she looked at him, pained, was still breaking his heart.
go outside?” he was finally able to phrase.
the moment where he gently patted his old-self on the shoulder, as if taking
else in the room was about to leave for the door, when he added a confident:
“Just the two of us?” He rose from his bed and she followed.
were standing opposite each other, both with a melancholic atmosphere
this is goodbye.” Rukia nearly whispered avoiding his gaze.
seems’ he had the urge to answer, but…
She looked up, not sure if she’d really heard that.
want you to disappear from my world.” He cut her off with a determined glance.
sorry, please listen, cause I think there’s not much time left.”
silhouette was already starting to get blurry. Ichigo was scratching the back
of his head: “Damn, how do I say this? Uhm… I…” He took a deep breath to
collect his thoughts.
hard. Harder than he’d thought it’d be.
really important to me, you know.” He felt relieved after finally uttering that
and suddenly the world seemed to be a little lighter weighing on his shoulders.
changed my whole life – for the better.”
better? Are you sure?” She wore a sad smile.
I’m glad you gave me your powers.” Although Ichigo didn’t know, that was
probably already enough for her to hear, because it was proof that she didn’t
have to blame herself for anything she’d done. She hadn’t ruined his life, she
hadn’t dragged him into a world he didn’t want to belong to. He’d just thanked
her for all she’d done.
that’s the reason it feels as if we belong together somehow, because our souls
are connected since that day.”
didn’t say anything but he could see it in her eyes, that she was feeling the
want to lose you. I’ll train hard to get my powers back to be able to see you
a step closer to her.
you wait for me?”
placed a hand over his chest.
I…” he wanted to add but was cut off by her midway.
I’ll come visit to sneak up on you.” She offered playfully.
whatever.” He retorted with feigned anger. “I’ll see you around then.”
have been like that, if he’d had the courage back then, but in reality he
didn’t say any of that. There was just her voice in his head with the ever same
phrase he was tired of hearing: ‘We can’t be together.’
he went through seventeen months of sheer unsteadiness without any purpose in
his life, without any powers, without her.
“What if we had never met?”
“What if we had not met on that night?”
“No, stop. Don’t.”
“You would have died.”
believe the right girl will just walk right through my door someday.”
his answer to one of Keigo’s repeated attempts to drag him to one of those
stupid trips to hit on girls. Without a good-looking wingman this idiot would
be kinda left alone – literally.
retrospect it was a little funny, he had to admit, that said girl had done
exactly that. Well, strictly speaking she had walked just through the walls of his room, but one shouldn’t be
been seventeen months already since he’d lost his power. It seemed as if the
rain would just keep on falling every day since she’d left, even when no single
drop was falling from the sky it was raining, in his heart. He didn’t want to
admit it in front of anyone else, he even had difficulties admitting that to himself.
Something was missing, something important and it were not only his powers he
was talking about. Actually he would have liked to punch himself in the face,
one because he felt utterly stupid to be such a wimp, second because he didn’t
have the guts to tell her what she meant to him.
he’d hear her voice in his dreams but he was never able to reach out to her. He
wondered what that meant.
clearly remembered the expression on her face when they said goodbye. She had seemed as if she’d wanted to say
something. Maybe he’d never be able to find out what that would have been.
back on that time he figured it must have been his own fault for never making
the first move. However somewhere in the back of his head there was another
voice saying that it was fate, that it was not meant to be, that it was
engraved into the grain of sand he currently was on.
can’t we be together?”
was on one of her regular visits to the human world. They were walking down the
snowy streets of Karakura, when his question caught her completely off guard.
are you talking about?” She really had no idea what he was talking about.
time I told you about me feelings you said we couldn’t be together.” He
remembered all these times by far too well for his liking.
many times did I tell you that?” She still didn’t get his point. Well, no
wonder because all these rejections had happened at different times, at
different places, in different timelines. It was the first time she’d ever
heard him say something like that.
stopped counting.” He desperately retorted looking to the ground.
you, you know.” Rukia stopped in her track.
sorry.” He was feeling down, utterly horrible.
left without telling me. I always thought you trusted me.” She folded her arms
giving him a reproachful glance.
You’re the person I trust the most.” He knew he’d made a mistake, a huge
mistake, but he wanted to get things sorted out.
know actually. I don’t think you can really explain the concept of ‘trust’. It
is what it is.”
continued staring at him disappointedly: “It’s been four years already.”
There wasn’t a single day I didn’t think about you, these four years.”
sighed. “You’re such an idiot. Why didn’t you tell me back then?”
He didn’t get where she was aiming.
engaged. I’m getting married.”
as if someone had just stabbed his heart.
whom?” He sounded accusing.
had to contain his anger somehow.
Her voice sounded so far away.
don’t love him.” He declared as if that was the one and only truth.
not the point.” Rukia continued to walk, walk away from him.
you marry him?” He ran after her, still not getting why she’d do something like
that. That wasn’t her.
I have to. I have no choice.” She kept going and looked straight avoiding his
have no choice?” He couldn’t believe what he’d just heard. That wasn’t the same
Rukia he’d known for so long. What did happen to her? Was it his fault? Was it
because he left?
my duty you could say. I am responsible for the clan and…”
caught her wrist and turned her around so she had to face him.
never been that serious about something like this before.
Don’t be stupid.” She labeled him an idiot, an insane idiot, he could hear the
subtext in her voice.
he seemed to lose everything, lose her.
“That’s impossible. We can’t be together.”
to forget you. I tried. I tried really hard to just forget you. You’ve turned
me down so many times hurt me so many times – why do I still keep trusting you?
Why can’t I have a peaceful, normal life without you? – Without you on my mind.
can’t I forget you? Just leave! Leave me please! I can’t take this anymore. Why
is it so damn hard to get you out of my mind?
you changed my world? Because you made me a better person?
Why do I
feel as if something was missing when I’m without you? I saved two, three
worlds and still why don’t you give me a single chance – give us a single
chance? Why do I even try again? I know you. I know you better than anyone else
does and still I don’t get it. I know about your feelings and you know, too. I
know you’re lying. Stop your lame excuses and finally tell me what you really
want me to leave?”
want you to stay.”
just said you want to forget me.”
“I do. But I can’t.”
first goodbye hadn’t been a goodbye in that sense – it had been forced, their
parting. She had been taken from him, just like that and he hadn’t been able to
do anything at all. He had been lying on the ground soaked wet from the rain
and his own blood. When his sight started to blurry away he still saw her sad
face before his inner eye and that was the moment he knew, he wanted to see her
smile again no matter what.
time came he finally was able to see that smile he ironically didn’t feel
happy. He was happy for her, because she seemed to have found the place she
belonged, the place she wanted to belong, but… this place wasn’t with him. Back
then he didn’t quite get why he felt so down. He had just blamed the long time
they both had spent so close to each other.
decided to remain here.”
a while to process her words.
if you’ve already made up your mind…”
that’s what you really want…”
the best thing for you would be to stay here.”
back with me.
back with me.” That’s what you should have said, god dammit! You should have
just thrown her over your shoulder and carry her home!
he would dream about his fight against Juhabach. Although he had fought the
battle relatively alone he would sense someone else’s presence on the
battlefield who hadn’t been there before. The silhouette of a woman surrounded
by a cold, white, misty atmosphere. Her reiatsu was so familiar, although his
heart knew who she was his mind was completely at a loss – it just didn’t get
through. A blurry image of the one person he would have wished to be by his
side on the battlefield, guiding him like a ray of light in the darkness,
giving him strength when he needed it the most, trusting in him and his
abilities, believing that they both together would be able to end this war.
could have been if they had fought together? Would they have succeeded? Would
they have been able to destroy their enemy to protect Soul Society and the
you made your decision yet?” She looked over to him.
were both sitting next to each other somewhere outside Sereitei on a hill.
His short but sincere reply drifted through the air.
you going?” Rukia asked him a little insecure.
so.” He was staring in the distance, but he wasn’t absent-mindedly at all. He
was calm, he was at peace.
sure?” She waited a moment before she continued. “You really want to abandon
sigh escaped him. “Well, someone has to do it and Kyôraku-san is right when he
says that I’d be a good choice, so…” The war was over, but there was a lot to
do now. Sereitei needed to be rebuilt, some ranks had to be refilled, a new
Soul King had to be elected.
stop being a human. Are you really ok with that?” Her voice sounded concerned.
She didn’t want him to accept the offer just because he felt he had to.
Ichigo answered determined, to her surprise.
sound stupid, but deep down I had already decided I would stay here after the
war… although I wouldn’t have imagined to be offered to become the next Soul
He sighed again suddenly a little uneasy.
“I wonder if I can do that.”
“I’m sure you can.” She reassured him turning
to face him. “You’ve changed a lot here in Soul Society, you know?” She smiled
and he remembered the first time he had to say goodbye to her after she’d told
him she’s stay here. He remembered the reason why he wanted to save her so
desperately that time that he plunged into a whole new world beating the hell
out of anyone who’d get in his way.
“We won’t see each other a lot when I’m in the
Royal Realm.” He noted, his mood getting rather melancholic.
“Yeah, that’s probably right.” She replied
They sat in silence, daydreaming for a while.
“Why don’t you come with me?” Ichigo finally
had the courage to ask what had been on his mind for quite a time.
“What?” She was confused by this sudden strong
“We could do that together – change Soul
Society.” He turned to face her. “Without you I wouldn’t be here, maybe I
wouldn’t even be a Shinigami and I wouldn’t have been able to change all that
in the first place. It’s all thanks to you.”
Rukia still seemed a little uncertain: “But is
that even possible?”
A smirk formed on his lips: “Well, as the new
Soul King I could just order you to come with me.”
She feigned indignation: “You wouldn’t do
He still grinned stupidly: “Maybe not, but I
could.” His expression changed back to his more serious side: “So what do you
say? Are you coming?”
She smiled: “It would be an honor.”
couldn’t tell when he fell for her but he’d always remember the moment he
became finally aware of his feelings. It was after his first fight against
Grimmjow where she’d been severely injured – again just to protect him.
could do at the moment was watch. Watch as Inoue was healing her wounds,
waiting for her to open her eyes. He couldn’t be of any use here, he felt
completely worthless. He hated it to be protected, because for him that always
meant that he himself hadn’t been strong enough, that he had messed up again.
So he was the one to be blamed for her current condition. If anything happened
to her it would be his fault. It would be his fault cause his fight against
Grimmjow had taken so long, because his defeat had taken so long, that he didn’t
have the chance to take her to a save place earlier.
were fixed on her as if her wounds would heal a little faster with that, as if
he could change anything watching her. He would never ever allow that to happen
again, her getting hurt because he was a powerless idiot who couldn’t protect
the people he loved. And there it was, the moment he realized she had belonged
to that part of his heart for quite some time already. When did that happen, he
wondered. He remembered all too well how annoying he thought she was, when they
first met. She was rude, her language completely weird, a damn smart-ass, bossy
as hell and her drawings really sucked. Well, she still was all of that, but at
the same time she was sincere, caring for the people around her, way smarter
and stronger than one would expect her to be and she was always right. She was
someone you could trust no matter what, who’d risk everything for the people
important to her – something he had subconsciously admired her for. Everything
he was now he was thanks to her. So, is that really what you called love?
in the middle of arranging his tie, when he finally spoke his mind:
what everyone is saying right before they’re getting married.”
wasn’t impressed in the least by his behavior and continued her work.
serious, I can’t do this.” He grabbed her hand forcing her to inevitably look
him in the eye.
watched his face for a moment then tended to his tie again, ignoring his grip.
why did you propose?” Pleased with her
job she let go of his collar freeing her other hand and gave him a curious and
kinda cheeky look.
a mistake. I can’t marry her. I don’t love her. I…” he was getting a little
in her voice brought him back, for the moment.
Cannot. Ditch her. On her wedding
he wanted to object.
“I said: You. Cannot. Ditch her. On
her hand silencing her, letting their eyes interact on their own for a while
before declaring with all his sincerity:
away with me.”
his words in. He couldn’t tell what was going on in her mind at all. The
seconds passed and her face slightly started to look enraged.
you completely…?!” She paused before her voice could reach an unpleasant pitch.
seemed as if she tried hard to sort her words.
going to marry an amazing woman who really loves you and…”
to intervene here: “But I don’t love
her.” His voice was dead serious.
was really getting angry: “Would you please…”
course she wanted to say ‘let me finish speaking’ but he couldn’t hold back
“I love you.”
the seconds passed. It felt like a painfully long time before she raised her
I already told you…”
we can’t be together, got it. But why?”
was the one getting mad.
don’t tell me it’s because I am a human and you are a Shinigami, I am a
Shinigami, too. My father is one and my Mom was a human. So what? There is no
reason for us to…”
you ever wondered if it is worth that? If I am worth that? If you’re time is
looked at him with watery eyes.
I did for the past five years. No, seven years.”
chuckled a little, although she was on the verge of tears: “You were 15 seven
He shot back.
think I’m that naïve not to think about any consequences? What it would mean to
be in a relationship with you? I know damn well that it would not be and could
not be the ordinary kind of relationship a normal human has. But my life is not
normal, it never was. I don’t care, ok? I don’t want to have any regrets
because I didn’t tell you about my feelings. So please, don’t tell me that you never had any feelings for me at all.”
flipped open. He was right. Well, the Ichigo in his imagination was right. He
didn’t want to have any regrets. It didn’t matter what her answer would be, but
he didn’t want to spend the rest of his life wondering what could have been. He
made a decision, a decision he should have made years ago. He was determined –
a feeling he didn’t have in a really long time.
up, took a shower, packed his suitcase and left for Karakura.
that he was somehow able to jump from one grain of sand to another.
store hadn’t changed at all. Everything looked as he remembered it from his
teenage days, as if he’d never left.
Kurosaki-san. What an honor to see you here. What are you doing in Karakura? I
thought you left for the better.”
himself hadn’t changed one bit as well. No wonder, he thought, he was using a
gigai anyway, so no one would ever be able to tell if he aged or not.
to go to Soul Society.” Ichigo declared without batting an eye.
come, I wonder?” Kisuke retorted slightly amused, hiding behind his stupid fan.
open the damn gate, ok?” he was a little pissed.
long haven’t you been in your Shinigami form?” the shopkeeper asked
flinched, still annoyed although he felt Urahara had just seen through him.
that is a problem. You’ll have to train before you leave unless you don’t want
to put yourself in danger.” Kisuke remarked calmly.
have time for this shit!” the former substitute barked.
then there’s nothing I can do for you.” The ex-captain was about to turn his
moved in slow motion, pretending he didn’t hear.
had difficulties containing his anger: “I said ‘wait’! I’ll do it!”
mischievous smile appeared on Urahara’s face: “If you truly desire to see her
that badly, then…”
sitting in her office doing nasty paper work, when a knock at the door suddenly
there is a visitor for you outside.” Sentarou bowed to excuse the
looked up from the pile of empty forms: “I’m busy, so please tell the visitor
to come back later.” She tended back to her work.
cleared his throat, feeling a little uncomfortable: “I, uhm… don’t think he
came here to wait. He seemed… rather impatient and short-tempered.”
lifted her head up in an instance wearing a shaken expression. There was only
one person she knew who’d fit such a description, but that was impossible. It
was impossible that he was here. There was no reason to. She was entirely
confused. She wasn’t even able to tell Sentarou to send the visitor in. Rukia
sensed another presence behind her subordinate, who backed off to make way for
the former substitute Shinigami.
stepped inside. He took his time to examine her closely. He couldn’t believe he
was here, right in front of her. She hadn’t changed at all.
a deep breath, getting rid of all the doubts he’d had for the last couple of
years, getting rid of every feeling of regret to just focus on this exact
it’s been a long time.”
time he had said it, for real.
just staring at him, confused, puzzled, disbelieving, shocked. Her lips were
shaking as they tried to form a word.
She inhaled deeply trying again: “Y-you…” She closed her eyes, her mouth
finally looked at him again, she seemed a little steadier.
what are you doing here?” she was able to vocalize.
wanted to see you.”
only kept staring at him. She could still not believe he was really standing in
front of her. They hadn’t seen each other for years, they hadn’t even said
missed you.” He continued to explain his sudden visit.
wanted to scream, leave, run away but her body didn’t move. Of course she was
happy to see he was alright but on the same time it just hurt so much.
a mistake, a huge mistake just leaving like that back then. I should have…”
you should have! You are the worst, you know?! I hated you! I hated you so
much, although hating you was the least thing I wanted to do!” She tried hard
not to cry.
know.” He answered remorseful.
because of Juhabach’s threat, am I right?” Her voice was accusing, justifiably
is the reason I left. I did it so…”
know what you did!” she cut him off. “You thought you’d take the blame all by
yourself, to put the weight of the world on your shoulders alone. You thought
if you’d give up on your own happiness everyone else could just live a peaceful
live! Do you even have the slightest idea what you have done to your family,
what you have done to your friends, what you have done to me?! You could have
told me, you should have trusted me! We could have done that together, you
know?! Don’t you think we would have defeated him a second time if he really
did show up again?!”
voice was getting silent until it was only a mere whisper.
didn’t you trust me?”
“I am an
idiot who has made a lot of wrong decisions so far, because it is a lot easier
to run away sometimes. But I don’t want to do that anymore. I don’t want to run
away anymore. It doesn’t matter if he comes back or not, because I will defeat
him, again and again and again if necessary. And even if he’ll be haunting me
for the rest of my life it would be a lot better than being haunted by my own
mistakes for the rest of my life.”
his outer appearance could be misleading to think he was still his usual
impatient, rebellious self, he really seemed to have matured a lot.
didn’t say anything but she had calmed down a little.
go outside to talk?”
were sitting next to each other somewhere outside Sereitei on a hill.
what have you been up to these past years? You’ve become a doctor?” She asked
after a long silence.
I’m in the middle of my practical year at a hospital.”
just took some days off to rush to Karakura head over heels and ask Urahara to
open up a senkaimon for you.”
flipped around: “How do you know? Did you spy on me?”
course not, you stupid.” She smiled. “I just know you, that’s all. You don’t
want to tell me you thought this visit through for months. No, if an idea
enters your mind you’re set to do it without thinking about any consequences
and without questioning, that’s why you’re an idiot.”
me?” Ichigo felt a little offended and wanted to retort something, but Rukia
was changing back to their first topic.
have you been? In Hokkaido?” The way she had just highlighted the word
‘Hokkaido’ sounded as if she was making fun of him… again.
interesting stories from your love life? I won’t give anything away, you can
what about you?” He turned the tables. “Any husband waiting for you at home?”
frowned. If that was a joke, she didn’t get it. “Why would I be married?”
that what is expected from you as a member of the Kuchiki clan?”
rejected every suitor so far.”
paused. That was such a dump question.
that?” She imitated him. “Well, it’s because I didn’t want to marry any of them,
was starting to feel annoyed: “Are you trying to pick a fight, Ichigo?”
looked at him, as if he’d just gone insane.
No, I’m not! That would be… gross.”
himself fall onto the soft grass, staring into the sky.
seen a future where you did. I even saw
a future where I was engaged to Inoue. Maybe somewhere at a different time, at
a different place this is exactly what is happening. There are so many
possibilities out there. There could also be a reality where we both never
like a reality where we haven’t met yet.”
lying next to him, staring at the same sky.
still haven’t answered my question.”
He turned his head.
about your love life? You finally
have a girlfriend?”
pondered for a moment.
you know, there is someone I can’t forget.”
tried to contain her laughter, but he had already noticed.
said that before.”
was him time to frown. It was a nostalgic sight to see his brows furrowed like
shook her head slightly, smiling at him obviously amused.
then, right after your graduation ceremony. Don’t you remember? We were sitting
at the riverside just like we’re sitting here now.”
nearly jumped up from his position. “Did I tell you who I was talking about?”
Ichigo was starting to get suspiciously nervous. Rukia followed him, rising as
well. “No you didn’t. You just looked at me and told me to forget about it.
He wondered how that was even possible. As far as he remembered he had never
told her about that.
she began, waiting to get his attention.
the same person it was back then?”
sighed, chuckling a little, because he couldn’t quite believe what was going
is. I couldn’t forget her all this time, although it has already been seven
years. I tried to forget her, but I just couldn’t. That’s why I’m here.”
knew I was talking about you back then, right?”
course I did.”
didn’t you say anything back then?”
have never done that.”
a break to get her words sorted out.
always thought you should have the choice to decide whether it is worth that. I
would have never robbed you off any of your possibilities. I have no right to
step into the depths of your heart if I am not sure that this is what you
what would you have said if I had told you back then?”
probably would have asked you if you’re serious.”
wouldn’t have told me that we can’t be together?”
time she really laughed.
even if I did you wouldn’t have listened. You never listen to what I say.
right. Had he been wrong all this time? Had all of this just existed in his
imagination? Had everything really always been just his decision? Did he choose
to be rejected, because he decided that this would have happened, that she
would have reacted like that, because he had already given up on his happiness?
right. She was always right.
what do you say now?”
years are a really long time to not forget someone.”
a step closer to him.
you’re lucky that there’s someone I couldn’t forget all these years as well.”
placed a hand over his chest.
“I told you I’d wait for you, didn’t I?”
what?” he suddenly was alarmed. What was going on here?
you please stop pretending to be stupid, Ichigo?”
just said you waited for me?” he was confused.
wish. I didn’t say anything like that, I’m not that desperate.”
“Misheard that, I guess.” He mumbled to
really what you called love?
decided they didn’t need any label for whatever it was they shared. It wasn’t
necessary, it never had been. It didn’t matter anymore how often he’d heard her
saying that they couldn’t be together, because it was just his own stupid
imagination that had come up with that. He could have made other decisions at
different points in his life, true. But looking back on that day he came to
Soul Society to see her every seemingly wrong decision, every mistake he’d made
had simply lost its weight. As long as he’d make that one important decision to
let everything behind and change what was often falsely interpreted as fate. He
didn’t believe in fate, there was no bigger force driving them apart they had
pushed each other away somehow and sometimes things just need time. Maybe it
would have been too early to tell her when he had lost his powers. Maybe it had
been for the better that he had waited these seven years, that he had at least
matured a bit, that he had at least a perspective in life and that he was
finally sure he knew where he belonged, where she belonged, with him.
Her voice brought him back from his thoughts.
coming or what? I bet your family is already waiting for us, if we don’t hurry
your dad will freak out and send some task force to search for us.”
wasn’t always easy to live a life between two different worlds, but for them it
worked, it always had.
to you the rain has finally stopped falling.”
examined him for a moment.
a sappy idiot, you know that?” She dryly noted.
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