Parallels: Chapter 532: Everything But The Rain Op. 5 vs. Chapter 1: Death and Strawberry
-It's me, Ichigo
lmfao they always ending up in these situations tho
Boobs in the face - no main character has ascaped them.
i’ve never seen a more negative reaction to boobs. maybe in a church. maybe.
Bleach 70 | Where Hollows Fear To Tread
Rukia: He can write over the past. It is indeed a terrifying power. But so what!? No matter how much he changes your past…he cannot change your future! Lost bonds can be forged again! Am I wrong, Ichigo!?
152. The Speed Phantom
IchiRuki AU → Ichigo decides to take his daughter, Senna, to the place where her mother’s grave is.
“It’s here, Senna” my dad said. “Rukia’s grave should be here…”
Dad has never wanted to tell me where her grave was until now, it was his most beloved secret, I bet he thinks I don’t know that he comes every year to visit her, I thought as I walked slowly through the graveyard. My mom died when I was too young to be able to remember her perfectly.
And I finally got to her grave.
a wife, a mother, a sister.
“Hi, mom, I’m not sure what to say,” I whispered. “Dad says I look like you, I guess it’s a compliment since you were the most beautiful woman in his eyes…I really don’t know what I supposed to say…dad said I have to be honest with myself, but I’m fine, I’m happy, dad is the best dad in the world, he has raised me well, mom…very well…to be a single parent.”
Tears started falling down my cheeks, even when I was telling the truth, I had everything, everything a girl could ask, right? But that was not entirely true, there was something I had always envied the other girls.
“But, I miss you and I can’t help it,” I said. “Every day of my life I wish you were here, but it’s impossible, right? So I just want to tell you I love you because when you were here it was almost impossible for me to say it. I love you, mom.”
Dad came up to me and hugged me.
“Rukia would be proud of you, Senna, as I am.”
“Thank you, Dad,” I whispered. “For bringing me here, for sharing this place with me.”
I am shameless.
I once read a rather biting comment from someone who had obviously never read Bleach in their life, saying that shouldn’t Ichigo and Rukia save each other? Why is it just the man trying to save the helpless woman locked in a tower? Isn’t that a bit cliche? Now, obviously, they do save each other, quite a bit actually. That is the entire dynamic of their relationship.
However, these accusations call to question the entire Soul Society Arc—is it sexist? That this man comes to the aid of a woman? Of course, we as IchiRuki shippers, who know beyond a shadow of a doubt that Ichigo and Rukia are the most equal of duos, think the question utterly ridiculous. Why, exactly?
Here is a woman who gave Ichigo the power to protect, in order to save him and his family. She gave up her own powers on their first meeting, fought for him, then later selflessly sacrificed her freedom for his sake—he only returns the favor. Give and take.
But what I really want to be acknowledged about Rukia and her character is that she has never had anyone save her before. From the very beginning, she was abandoned, forced to grow up in Rukongai, to fend for herself. Even then, amid that poisonous environment, she selflessly acted to help, reached out to save Renji and the street rats who would become her companions. Then, she was the one who removed herself from the life of a beggar, suggesting she and Renji become shinigami. Adopted by the Kuchiki family, you’d think that she finally made it, but it only caused her to be more alienated and isolated. Finally, she’d have a family—but instead of an older brother, she obtained a cold shoulder.
Even when Kaien was possessed, nobody could save her then—she had to kill a man she had admired so much, the one who came the closest to breaking her out of her shell. He was the only one since Renji who would have fought for her, and it had only ended in heartbreak of the worst kind.
Yes, since the beginning, Rukia had no one to rely on—when she did, it was brief and ended badly. No one had ever saved her, she always did the saving herself. “No hero in her sky.” Maybe it can be said that she didn’t need anyone, and I have to agree at least a little—she can hold her own—but that much weight on one’s shoulders can make anyone weary.
And Ichigo was the one to help her carry it.
Thoroughly, I believe that you can’t always be strong on your own. Just as the quote “Heroes can save you” suggests, sometimes you need saving. Even someone as strong as Kuchiki Rukia is no exception.
Her whole life, Rukia did nothing but save others, all the while thinking she herself wasn’t good enough for the favor to be returned. Ichigo was the first to prove her wrong. Not once, locked in that tower (and any time before or after), did she think, “I wish someone would save me.” It was only, “Why would they go to such lengths to save the likes of me?”
The answer to that question is that Ichigo knew what kind of person Rukia truly is: a savior. His savior. So, in thanks, he became her hero.
my most beloved ships in Bleach
don’t touch my girlfriend, bro