(AU; PETs IchiRuki)
Her cheeks puffed out and her eyes narrowed and she looked like a balloon that was about to pop
I crossed my arms over my chest
Honestly, maybe it's because she's only nineteen
But Rukia can be such a CHILD sometimes!
It drives me CRAZY how she acts like a four-year-old who wants to get her way and will throw a tantrum if she doesn't
I DID see her throw a tantrum once...
But it was a small one
A Rukia-ish tantrum...
...As a matter of fact....
...It was the day she met me....
I gulped inwardly but didn't budge from my point
"I. Don't. Want. To!" she screamed at me
Well I guess I can't really call it a scream... it was more of a growl...
Narrowing my eyes, I just pushed the thing further towards her
"Ichigo it isn't fair! I'm a winter person, I don't get cold so easily," she said
As if she could actually persuade me
I didn't care if she did or did not get cold, I cared that she wasn't going to turn into a popsicle right before my eyes!
It was December for crying out loud and she was GOING to wear a coat if it KILLED me!
Especially if she wanted to go play in the snow
Then I did something very uncharectoristic, and I growled at her
She frowned at that
If there was one thing Rukia had learned from me in this year that we've been together...
..It's that I only growl if I mean buisness
She knew better than to mess with me at a time like this
If I felt it was necicairy to growl
So she sighed and grumbled something or other under her breath
I'm sure she was insulting me
But grabbed the coat anyway and slid it on over her sweater
"Happy now?" she asked
I smiled at her and moved away from the front door so she could go outside
She grumbled at me again but fled out of the house and went to play in the snow like a little girl
I followed, but made sure that Hot Chocolate was within reach for after our sure-to-be-snowball fight
As I shut the door and was beaned in the head with a wad of snow I started to wonder why I got along with her so well
I didn't really understand it
She was a mature young lady with a talent for photography and a kind heart, that part I understood
But then there were other times, like five minutes ago...
It makes me feel every now and then like I'm dating a child, and I'm not exactly pleased that I'm 28 and she's 19 as it is...
Hopefully she'll grow out of her immaturity
But I realized as she aimed a snowball at me
That that was likely to never happen
"Ru-ki-ahhhh!!!!" I shouted as the cold substance hit me in the face
She giggled and I grabbed a snowball to throw back at her
Maybe I'm not so mature myself...