...'m your bestest friend in the whole wide world!"
Rukia finally wriggled free and came up gasping for air, submitting the only thought in her air deprived brain. "Alright! I'll tell you-just don't ever do that again you overly inflated crazy woman!"
Rangiku grinned at her easily won victory, "Do tell, sweetie."
Sighing in defeat, Rukia did her best to explain her feelings. "I honestly don't know why I'm feeling this way. These past few days have been a lot of fun but it just seems like he tries to distance himself from me...I thought that he might be here to greet me but instead, he's gone. Our first day together, he was so much fun but then Renji ruined everything and he hasn't been the same since! I don't understand why he's so withdrawn all the time. What the hell is wrong with him, Ran...or is it me that has the problem?"
Rukia's uncharacteristically melancholy behavior caused Rangiku's eyebrows to rise of their own accord. She had never seen Rukia get upset over a man before and it was quite disconcerting to witness her obvious distress. If she wasn't mistaken, Ran would say Rukia was having this pity party because Ichigo wasn't happy. While she was glad that Rukia was finally expressing some real emotions for someone, Ran thought that having too much of an attachment to a pleasure slave was a bad idea.
"I have been an excellent master, haven't I? I do my best to keep him happy-I all...