I feel stupid, no, stupid isn't the right word, embarresed is more correct, why hadn't I seen it sooner? Why had I been wishing for the impossible? I was so confussed, ... I just wish I hadn't seen it, if I hadn't seen it, maybe I wouldn't feel THIS horrible, it all started wen I went to the school to return the equipment that the Home Hnadycraft's Club had borrowed for our feild trip, it was Saturday, around dusk, so the school was empty, at least, I THOUGHT it was, but that was only my FIRST mistake...
As I walked through the halls of the empty school I heard heavy footsteps coming down the hall behind me, I don't no why but I decided to hide in a near-by classroom, "Jeez you really did it this time!" A familiar voice shouted, my heart leapt as I realized that it was Ichigo Kurosaki coming down the hall! But he was with someone, who, I didn't no, "Oh give it a rest!" that time the voice shrunk my heart and my hopes, it was Rukia's voice, sweet little Rukia, hissing at him like a threatening rattle snake, "And this time, THIS time you don't even have Orihime to bail you out since she's away!" Ichigo shouted, I immidiatly hid my spiritual pressure, not sure wat was happening and not wanting to get in the way, "I no, but you can manege right? I mean after all, you DID used to patch me up rather well back before Orihime came along," she stated, I understood it now, she was injured, "Yeah but I gotta tell ya', this ain't gonna be pleasent!" he protested, I heard her sigh heavily, "Oh yeah?" "Yeah, these are pretty bad, I'm pretty sure you need stitches," his voice turned seriouse, and I heard her groan loudly, I heard a door open and close and the footsteps and voices stopped, I opened the door and peered out, no one, I stepped down and saw a shadow in the infermery, I sprinted next to the door and crouched down beside it, sure enough I soon heard their voices emmitting from the small room, "Yep, you DEFINATLY need stitches," he stated, she moaned loudly again, "It won't be that bad," he stated, I heard the soft click of the hot-plate inside and the running of the sink, Rukia mean wile, continued to sigh heavily and moan in pain, Ichigo soon got irritated with this and I heard a gasp, I couldn't take just LISTENING anymore, no, my curiosity was too great, I peeked through the small window and the situation became more clear, boiling water sat on the hot plate, a sewing needle sat inside that, Rukia wason the leather bench, layed down with a cloth over her head, Ichigo standing next to her, inspecting her many injurieres wearing... a wite lab coat? I guessed he did that to annoy her, I learned that she had a slight phobia of doctors, very slight but enough to irritate her, "I hate this," she moaned, "I no," he stated, cleaning one of her lesser wounds and treating it with medicine and bandeges, "Ya' no, .... it isn't so much that I mind this," she stated, he raised an eyebrow and reached for more bandeges as she spoke, "I really don't mind it at all wen you treat me, I find it a bit relaxing even, fascinating to see wat humans do, wat bothers me is this stupid bright light! It's SO annoying! I mean, I MUCH perfer your room, it's much more comfortable," I heard him chukle, as she slung her uninjured arm over her eyes, I heard my own heart speed up, I wasn't sure why the adrenalin in my blood was shooting through the roof, they weren't saying or doing anything personal, but still it felt like they alone were in their own world, seperated from me and the rest of this universe, I tried my best to tune out wat they were saying but I couldn't help myself, I watched him open one of the small sewing cases that I hadn't seen him pick up, "Wat couler thread do you want?" she sprang up and glared at him, she seemed slightly offended, I couldn't imagine why though, "Oh perfect! I JUST forgot that I was getting stitches and now you're going to remind me?!" I understood then, for a split second I felt more dumbfounded than threatened, until Ichigo started laughing and pushed her back down, "Well then why didn't you tell me that you just forgot?" "Oh shut up! And to answer your previouse question, I like purple," she layed her uninjured arm back over her eyes, "Just like your eyes," he mumbeled, just loud enough for me to make out the sound, my heart skipped a beat and I guess her's did too because she slowly sat up and stared at him the same way that I new I was, "Wat?" she wispered, I had to read her lips for that one, he stiffened, "Wat did you just say?" she wispered again, "Purple it's um, it's the couler of your eyes, sort of, ... neon lavender," I couldn't believe that he not only admitted to saying that but he expanded on it too! I was getting angry and scared at the same time and I wasn't sure wich feeling was more dominant, she returned to her previouse position, "Why didn't you call me?" Rukia sighed heavily at Ichigo's question, I wasn't sure if he was trying to get real answers out of her or trying to distract her, "Wat? You mean with the hollow? I didn't feel like I needed to," his face became much more angry looking, "Wat's that supposed to mean?!" He had already started threading the needle through her skin and closing the wound, she either didn't mind or didn't notice, "It means that I didn't feel like I needed your help! I wanted to do it alone, it was only a low level hollow-" "That caused these injurieries by throwing you through a wall!" I had heard that tone before, he was pretty mad, "I hadn't gotten a chance to get out of my gigai yet!" "Wich is just another reason that you needed me there!" "If I could see propperly I'd slap you right now," that was the first time I had actually heard her threaten him instead of actually doing the deed, but I suppose there's a first for everything, "Get up, you're done," he stated, removing the extra thread from her arm, she sprang up immidiatly, first inspecting the stitch-job on her arm, then staring back at Ichigo, "I'm not weak," she stated, "Obviously," "Then why do you always act like I am?! Why can't you just leave me alone?!" "You'd like that?!" "No! I mean- I don't, ... not for good,... I just wish I wasn't a fragil peice of glass with you! I'm more than a china doll you no!" "I no!" "Then why-" I felt tears coming to my eyes, he was kissing her, he had practically jumped her but he was kissing her! And she was kissing him back, I wanted to run but my legs wouldn't listen to me, but I had to look away so I settled for slumping down against the door, "Did it hurt? The stitches I mean," so they had stopped, maybe there was still a chance- "No," her voice sounded breathless and I could tell that they had started kissing again, "Rukia, I lov-" I had found the will to run and didn't hear the rest of his sentence, but I wasn't stupid and I new perfectly well wat he was saying, I let the tears come as I ran out the door and down the street, I hated this day, why hadn't I waited till Monday to return the equipment?!
So that's wat happened, I can't believe I was so stupid that I didn't see it coming sooner, so stupid to think that I had a chance with Rukia around, I didn't no wat to do at this point, I heard the phone ringing and checked the caller ID, Uryuu was calling, I didn't feel like talking to anyone but I answered anyway, "Hello?" "Orihime? Are you ok? You sound like you're crying," "No, I'm fine," "...Do you want to get some coffee or something?" "........Ok,"

"And though the wound hasn't healed,
The heart is left in stitches"