...'t lie to you... I didn't lie to you. I swear." When she said nothing, he nervously rubbed the back of his neck. Of course she doesn't believe you...why would she? Why don't ya tell her the fuckin truth? No, no, no, no...nothing happened last night and that's what's important. I love her and she needs to know that. That's what's important.
Before he lost his nerve, he stared at her and spoke to her straight from his heart, "I don't think you understand, Rukia. I love you. I love you more than anything in this fucking world and I don't want anyone else. I never will. No matter what I've done in this life, my heart belongs to you. Only you, Rukia...it has always been yours."
Rukia seemed to consider his words for a moment before standing and walking towards him. Ichigo stiffened in surprise and not a little bit of apprehension. This was Rukia, after all...she was nothing if not unpredictable. Imagine his surprise when she grabbed his face and kissed him softly.
Hearing her name on his lips was pure heaven and she would never forget his words-they were beautiful. However, Rukia refused to bend so easily and hardened herself against the destructive power of his voice.
On one hand, she didn't blame him for this whole mess...she couldn't. After everything she'd subjected him to, why would he be honest with her about anything? Why would he tell such a cruel, heartless bitch about his past when he'd already been punished severely for such things before? ...