... is some kind of threat to me because of my status as a Kuchiki."
"That sounds plausible, I guess...but they can really never know."
"They won't...I'll make sure of it. I'll also allow you to make all decisions regarding their care...I will just pay for whatever they need. How does that sound?"
"It sounds too good to be true...you sound too good to be true." He hugged her close and placed a sweet kiss on her forehead.
The intimacy and unreality of the situation was unnerving to Rukia. She was a blood demon for heaven's sake...not some whimsical human! Rukia pulled away from him and turned to stare out into the dark night. "Ichigo, I'm glad that you're happy about our situation, but there is more to know. There will be rules to our...relationship...that you must abide by no matter what."
"Anything, Rukia...I'll do whatever it takes to make you happy with me," he replied earnestly.
"That's good because if you don't, there will be consequences. Let me just say that Shihoin Yoruichi's idea of punishment and mine will be very different. You don't know me very well but I can be rather...brutal...when crossed, so I want you to be very careful not to do so."
Ichigo smiled and nodded, "I understand, aijin. What are your rules?"
"They're quite simple, actually. You will...