Love is just like a beautiful Rose, you can’t enjoy its fragrance without being pricked and wounded… yet nothing compares to its ethereal fading beauty.
A one-shot Valentines day fic. ^^
Chapter 1: Undefined Affections
“Thank you so much for letting me stay at your house Toshiro.” Kila told the handsome turquoise eyed white haired man as he saved her from a hollow the previous night and asked her for a sleepover at his place as it was not safe to be around at such a time of night. She walked down and sat with him on the couch.
“You’re welcome.” Was her savior’s silent reply.
Kila has been a very close friend of Orihime & now have become good friends with Toshiro & Rangiku for over a year now and she loved to spend her weekends with them. It was Friday night when she was attacked as she was going to Orihime’s house and now she finds herself with the man she secretly admires.
She looked at his face and moved towards him on noticing the fresh scar on his cheek.
“How did you get this?” she asked worried as she raised her hand to feel it.
Toshiro’s hand snapped up and caught her wrist before she could even reach his face. He was looking at her straight with a serious look on his face.
“I do not need your affections.” He said seriously.
She sighed and pulled back. “I’m sorry. I forgot that I’m unworthy.” She looked down. “It was my mistake.”
She turned around to walk back inside the room where he allowed her to rest. Toshiro frowned and stared at her retreating form.
“I’ll be leaving soon. I won’t bother you for long.” She told him in a shaky voice.
“Wait.” He called back. She stopped and turned to him. “You’re too warm and pale. You can’t go out like this.”
“Thank you for saving me last night.” She smiled at him. “But I think I can take care of myself now.”
“You’ve got high fever.” He said again.
“Why do you bother?” She snapped back at him, pain staining her tone.
“You’re being rude.” He said sternly.
“I know I am. You listen to me first then I’ll listen to you.” She replied back in a broken yet strong tone.
“You’re stubborn.” He remarked.
“I’m proud of it.” She replied confidently as she walked over to him.
He stared at her as Kila trailed her fingers over the wound on his cheek.
“You had got this last night and still didn’t treat it.” She told him before walking to the table to get the first aid box.
She carefully aided the wound as Toshiro’s eyes were fixed on her. Every gentle touch of her finger on his skin left a mark on his memory. It’s not very easy for someone to break through the icy barrier of his heart. Was it her warm affection that was melting it?...
“Yes, I’m done now. Now tell me what do I have to do?” she asked him as she finished dressing up his wound.
“You take rest.” Was his strong reply.
“I’m a human Toshiro.” She told him softly. “You cannot prevent decay and death for me.”
“Don’t talk like that.” He said in a strained and softer tone.
“That’s the truth.” She replied. “Toshiro, I haven’t known you for long, but I can still say that you’re very different from what you show you are.”
Toshiro looked at her surprised. She warmly smiled at him. “You’re one in a million.” She told him.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about.” He said turning his face away.
She smiled at him before gently wrapping her arms around his as he flinched and looked at her from the corner of his eyes with a slightly blushed face. He didn’t seem to push her off though.
“I didn’t yet say this to Orihime, but I really want to stay with you for good.” She told him smiling as his head snapped back at her with anxious eyes. “I love you.” She told him.
Toshiro cupped her face in his hands and looked straight at her with softer eyes.
“Why’re you talking as if everything’s come to an end? We are starting now. I love you too.” He whispered before closing up the gap between them both in a passionate kiss.
After some time, he broke the kiss and looked at her passionately. Kila's arms found their way around his neck as his arms found their way around her waist pulling her closer.
“Glad to know the feeling’s mutual.” She smiled at him.
He dipped down his face and kissed at the tender skin at the crook of her neck before trailing down passionate kisses along her collar bone as he gently tugged at the collar of her dress for a better feeling sending shivers down her spine. She clutched a thick lock of his hair and moaned in passion. Then she tenderly kissed him on his ear earning an erotic groan from him.
Toshiro gently pushed her down on the couch and slid dress down her shoulders as he moved to kiss along her shoulder bone. Her eyes fluttered close at the sensation and she moaned as he nibbled at the tender skin leaving a mark. The sound of harsh breathing filled the air of the room. Kila gently pushed him as he brushed his hand along the curves of her figure making her want him more as his breath trailed down along the bare skin of her neck.
They both were almost reaching their limits… that is until the doorbell rang.
“Damn it!” Toshiro softly growled under his breath before kissing at her neck again.
“Toshiro… stop it…” she spoke in an erotic strained tone. “Someone’s here.”
“Will you marry me?” he asked huskily as his lips brushed along her neck.
“I would be glad to.” She replied completely flustered at his sudden straight forwardness. “but…”
She was cut off with a gasp as Toshiro placed his lips on hers again.
He slowly parted his face from hers. “You’ll not die. We’ll fight death together.”
Kila giggled on hearing that as he still remained serious. “As if that’s possible!”
“Don’t say it. Please,” Toshiro told her in a painful tone.
“I’m sorry. Whatever happens, I’ll always be beside you. I’ll always love you Toshiro.” She said as she played with his hair.
“You’re mine. I’ll NEVER let go of you.” He whispered.
The doorbell rang again.
“Hey, I need to get the door.” She smiled at him.
“Don’t waste your time chatting with them. You go and get some rest.” Toshiro told her as he got off from over her.
“I’m doing fine now. I can stay up for long.” She winked at him as she fixed up her dress.
Toshiro grasped the back of her head and yanked her towards him earning a gasp from her.
“I mean it. Take rest now, coz today… love will keep you up all night.” He whispered huskily before getting up and walking to his room as she sat there flustered, wandering on what he just spoke.