Disclaimer: I wish.
Pairing/Characters: Ichigo, Rukia, Kaien, and a somewhat supporting Renji.
Summary: All it really takes is a single person to change your world. If you're lucky, maybe two.
I think if Rukia spent more time with Ichigo, she'd smile a whole lot more. That'd be nice, wouldn't it? Besides, it's fun to get into her head.
Anyway, I was reading the fight between Rukia and the noveno espada (the guy who looks a whole lot like Kaien) and I came across the two sketches that Kubo-sensei drew after the chapter where Rukia gets impaled and the one with her flashback. The first shows a bird in flight, with the caption "...what is your regret?" (is it just me, or does the bird remind you of the 13th division's symbol?)
At the time, I couldn't really decide who the question was directed at. It seemed more for Rukia, but the panel before the end of the chapter with Kaien really threw me off. I initially wanted to write this in Kaien's perspective, but I didn't think I'd be able to portray everything as well. And I just fell in love with the next one. "There is no heart without you"
( It's on days like this that Rukia feels she's made the best decision of her life thus far. )
Comments are much appreciated (: