Rukia flipped a page in her book
Ichigo had been her PET for the last week and things were going well
He was rather shy and cautious, especilly around someone other than her
But he was also attatched to her hip
Well so to speak....
Like now, for instence, he was sleeping, curled up next to her with his head on her stomach and his paws hanging off the bed
She smiled lightly and thread her fingers through his bright orange hair
Causing him to twitch in his sleep
This amused her and she bookmarked the page she was on to give her freind a bit more attention
She ran her fingernails over his scalp lightly and he twitched again
But it wasn't a twitch of annoyence, it was one of pleasure
And then the unthinkable happened
Right as she was about to yank her hand away and go back to her reading...
At first she was positive that that was NOT the case
That she was mistaking it for some other type of sound
Like a growl or a roar maybe
But then it happened again and this time she was POSITIVE that her ears were not decieiving her
It was a light, content rumble that started from the very back of his throat and vibrated throughout his, and her, entire body
As she continued running her fingers over his head the purring became louder and more insistent and because of his large size that so easily dwarfed her she felt every stream of sound vibrate throughout her being
From the tips of her bunny ears to the well-painted nails of her toes
And then she got a simply DEVILISH idea
She put her book down and positioned herself so that he was no longer on top of her but simply beside her, quite closely beside her...
And the next time he purred... she purred too... or tried to anyway
Everytime for the next ten minutes that he would purr in his sleep she would force a simaler mew of approval out of her own throat...
Until finally his ears carried the strange sounds through to his brain and he woke up, giving her a rather disturbed and quizzical look
She grinned and purred again, causing him to sit up and stare at her like she was nuts
The face he was making mixed with the stupidity of her actions caused her to start laughing, she laughed so hard, in fact, that she nearly rolled off the bed
From that day forward Ichigo kept it in the back of his mind that his owner may very well have a screw loose