Yuzu fidgeted with the hem of her skirt, lost in thought as she tried to come up with ideas to turn the false grin constantly on her classmate’s face into a true smile. Seeing herself as a girl of few talents, Yuzu ran through the short list of things she acknowledged her skill with, resolving to bring Gin cupcakes and a homemade bento at the next available opportunity.
As other students flowed around them on their way home from school, Yuzu was completely oblivious of the stares — both open and disguised — that she was receiving from those who had heard of the silver-haired boy’s reputation as a most disconcerting person. Those who knew the girl weren’t too surprised by her skill at making friends, but still gave them a wide berth.
Yuzu was pulled from her thoughts as Gin spoke. Smiling again, Yuzu nodded.
"Okay!" she said cheerfully, taking a few excited steps towards the gate leading off school grounds. "Let’s go!"
Gin paid no attention to the looks or the people walking far around them. He was used to them and didn’t care. And with little concern if they bothered Yuzu. His attention was now on the life in his arms. He rubbed the small head as the kitten slept unaware of kind of person that was taking care of her now.
The cat lived off it’s true nature. It never pretended or acted. Never being anything other then what it wad no matter what anyone wanted it to be. He might learn something from this creature.
He turned to his friend and nodded. Following her to the pet store didn’t take long. But walking inside Gin looked at everything with small wonder. The number of animals and things needed to take care of them. There was food, beds, toys, treats and too much more to keep track of. …was this really all needed to take care of a single cat?
Gin turned to her once more. “…how much a this stuff do we need? It seems a bit much fer jus’ a cat….”
AU Bleach RP Group
A new group for the interactions of High School life of Bleach. Feel free to ask with any questions.
Yuzu watched him hold the cat, his initial discomfort quickly fading. ”See, Gin-kun? You’re a natural!”
As someone who’d always favored cats herself (although of course she had also decided that a cat would be easier for the boy to take care of), Yuzu was glad that Gin seemed happy to receive the gift. She hid (poorly) a pleased smile at Gin’s complete change in demeanor as he fussed over the cat, petting it and whispering to it. The brash-but-reticent self he displayed in public, as the young girl had suspected, covered a caring personality that only needed something to care for in order to truly show.
Yuzu thought she saw a ghost of a smile on his face, but when he looked up, it had disappeared. At that moment, Yuzu resolved to do everything she could to bring that smile back to Gin’s face. For now, though, she settled for another smile of her own.
"I’m pretty sure everyone can do a better job than my dad," she laughed. "Let’s go then!" She slung her schoolbag over her shoulder. "Store or house?"
The game of deception was being chipped away too slowly for the boy to notice. He only noticed the strange feeling he got being around this girl. Having a friend meant compromising and being fair, but Gin was a selfish uncaring person. At least in his own mind. He still forced himself to hold onto the fact she only knew what he showed her he was. And she had no idea what kind of person he really was.
The grin ever present on his face rarely faded. His mind always on it to keep the mask in place. He wouldn’t dare get attached no matter how kind she was. Even with such a gift. It was only a matter of time until she showed she was like every other child and adult.
Even still he couldn’t help but relax around Yuzu, even if just a little.
"We’ll ‘ave ta go ta the store, wont we? Theres nathin’ fer kittens at home." He continued to pet the kitten, his face soften ever so slightly. He was enjoying this more as he held her. Doing his best to keep his mind off the fact his uncle would be less accepting of this.
Since the indie community is just no fun for me, I’m working on a new group. It will be a while for it to be up, maybe a week. But it will be an AU High School RP. Hopefully it will help keep drama at bay as i know I’m not the only one in this fandom feeling this way. But since there are already a handful of groups, I think AU is a nice change of speed.
We’ll see I guess. If other people feel ignored, picked on, or in any other way feel like the Bleach fandom has pushed them aside, I hope you take interest in this.
Trolling Uryuu makes Gin pleased.
"There, that’s a lovely name! See? That wasn’t so bad, right?"
Yuzu bent and smiled at the kitten as she gently rubbed its ears. “Hello, Rangiku. You have a very pretty name now, don’t you think?”
She looked up at Gin and grinned. “We’ll have to go get some cat food and a litter box. I probably should have done it earlier,” she said with a sheepish laugh, “but I really wanted to give you your present. You should come with me so you know what to get, but don’t worry, that’s still part of your present. Are you busy this afternoon or…” she asked hesitantly.
"If you don’t want to go to the store right now," she said quickly, "we can go back to the house and you can have some of the food from that time Dad tried to keep a stray." She laughed nervously. "It didn’t turn out too well, and then I had to stitch him up."
Watching his friend, he nodded slowly. He had nothing to do and if she was willing to show him then he might as well. He knew nothing of caring for anyone but himself. His normal tricks on other humans wouldn’t work. …how does one communicate with a cat? He didn’t see the appeal. But he did want to learn.
Gin held the kitten close as it started to yawn into his arms. Blinking at it he pet it’s head and whispered the name. “…good night Rangiku…”
His attention went back to his friend. The hints of a smile on his face but it vanished quickly. Her kindness as a rare treat and he was trying his best to not enjoy it so much.
"I ‘ave nathin’ ta do~ Let’s get Rangiku all settled in then~ I’m sure I can’t do worst then yar fatha." He chuckled at the man’s fate from such a small cat.
A shiver ran up Yuzu’s spine at the sudden arm around her shoulders and she only barely kept from blowing his eardrums out with a screech of surprise.
At the addition of a soft touch beneath her ear, Yuzu actually squeaked, glaring at her friend, who laughed at the expression on the blonde’s face.
"Eh, ah, um, oh, Gin-kun," she said shakily, pulling away a bit to try to turn to look at him. "Oh, I didn’t know, um…"
She turned back to her friend and hastily excused herself. “Bye, Aoi, I’ll see you tomorrow.”
With a quick wave at her now mildly perturbed friend, Yuzu frowned at her silver-haired assailant. “Gin-kun,” she said reproachfully, “You scared me!”
Gin didn’t even give the glance to the other girl. The one he had himself coiled around was all he cared about. And such a perfect pray she was. He licked his lips at the looks she gave him. The tint of her cheeks, the glare of embarrassment, the slight squeak. He couldn’t help but chuckle softly in reply.
As he was scolded he only kept his eyes locked onto hers. The slits of blue shown just to lure her in, never giving enough to let her have a hint of what was on the devious child’s mind.
"Oh, did I? I’m sorry, Yuzu-chan~" A mock apology wasn’t even trying to hide how not sorry he was. "I wan’ed ta say ‘hello’~ It gets sa lonely at home…." Lacing his words with a sweet voice knowing how to play the pity card as well.