Chapter 22

Chapter 22:

"Hey, can I ask you something?"

Grimmjow opened his eyes at the question, looking down at Ichigo with a small frown. "Sure I guess."

He sighed, poking his chest gently. "Who's Tier?"

"A friend from Germany." He sat up, Ichigo moving to sit in his lap. "Why?" Noting Ichigo's downward gaze he sighed. "She's the one you thought I was cheating with?" When he nodded, Grimmjow snorted and punched his shoulder gently. "Idiot, I wouldn't do that."

"Mmm, I know." Ichigo wrapped his arms around his neck, splaying his fingers through tousled blue hair. "I was just curious who she was. She was the one who said she was your girlfriend."



Grimmjow shrugged, his frown deepening. "She told me she didn't know why you assumed I was cheating."

Ichigo smiled, leaning forward to kiss him. "I think she was jealous. Sounds like she wanted you and you being you, were completely oblivious."

"Hey, c'mon that's not fair. I used to be pretty good at knowing when someone was interested in me." Grimmjow grinned, trailing his fingers down Ichigo's spine to make him shiver. "After you I stopped paying attention, guess I lost that judgement."

"Ah well, you don't need it anymore." Ichigo grinned when Grimmjow caught his hand and twirled his ring around his finger. "You've got me and I'm not leaving."

Grimmjow snorted, but smiled. "That's so corny."

"Shut up!" Shoving the older teen, Ichigo pushed them both back onto the bed. Leaning on his elbows, he grinned down at his lover. "I'm in love, I'm allowed to sound corny. At least for a while anyway. Then we get to the point where we can't be bothered with shit like that."

"I'm already at that point." Grimmjow winced when Ichigo thumped his stomach. "C'mon, we're engaged Ichi, what else do I have to do to show you I love you? I came back for you didn't I?"

Ichigo paused, frowning in thought. "Engaged? Huh, I never thought of it like that. We're engaged?"

"Uh yeah, that's what happens when you say yes." Grimmjow caught his hand when he went to punch him. "Now that's not very nice." He ran his free hand up Ichigo's thigh to grasp his hip, flipping their positions. "I'm gunna have to punish you for that."

Ichigo shivered and had to hold back a moan at the heated look he was receiving. "What you going to do?"

"You'll just have to wait and see won't you." He kissed Ichigo, pushing his tongue into the orange heads compliant mouth. He pulled away, making Ichigo whimper and smirked kissing him again chastely. "Be back in a second."

"What? Where are you going?" Ichigo struggled into a sitting position, watching in confusion as Grimmjow pulled his boxers on.

"Kitchen, I'm gunna get something." He grinned at Ichigo, leaning over to kiss him again. "Don't go anywhere."

"Oh yeah, I'm gunna jump out the window the moment you leave."

"You and your damn sarcasm."

Ichigo smirked, shoving Grimmjow's shoulder. "Go, get whatever it is and get the hell back. Me and you aint done."

"Baby, we aint done by a long shot." He kissed Ichigo once more before getting up to leave. Going into the kitchen, he grabbed a couple of glasses before beginning to rummage in the drawer.

"Hey, what'cha doing?"

He jumped, swearing when he hit his head and turned around to glare at his sister who was looking at him with biggest grin he'd ever seen on her. "What am I doing? What the hell are you doing? Are you trying to give me a heart attack?!"

She snorted and rolled her eyes. "Whatever, this is my flat so my rules. So what you doing?"

"Getting food."

She wrinkled her nose when he pulled some chocolate out of the drawer. "Eww, I didn't now you were into that kinda thing." She giggled when he blushed.

"Shut up! It aint for that kinda thing. Its for eating dumbass, get your head out of the gutter." He paused and frowned at her. "How'd you know I've got someone with me anyway?"

She grinned wider, if that was even possible. "Please, I've heard it all. Whoever's in there is pretty loud. I came back about two rounds ago. So who is it?"

Grimmjow snorted, but couldn't help but smile. "It's Ichigo, who else would it be?"

"So you're back together?"

He rolled his eyes and gave her an amused look before filling the glasses with water. "No, we decided to have a bit of fun then go our separate ways. We're definitely not together."

"Oh haha." She swatted at him when he went past her. "Go enjoy yourself already. I'm going out, I don't need to hear any more. I can already picture vivid images."

"Then go already because we aint done."

"Hey Grimmjow."

"Yeah?" He paused at the bedroom door, turning back to look at her. "What is it?"

She smiled softly moving towards him to hug him quickly. "I'm glad you're back together, you look happy."

Grimmjow snorted when she let go. "Of course, me and Ichigo are practically made for each other. I doubt we could stay apart even if we wanted to."

"Yeah yeah. Go enjoy yourself." Nel called as she left and Grimmjow sighed before going back into the bedroom.

Ichigo was curled up in the bed, facing away from the door, making Grimmjow grin and creep over. Setting the drinks and chocolate on the side quietly, he lent over Ichigo, careful to not lean on the bed as to let him know he was there. He smirked, blowing lightly in the orange heads ear.

He yelped, clamping a hand over his ear and twisted around to glare at Grimmjow when he started laughing. "Asshole! What the hell was that for?!"

"I'm sorry, I just couldn't help it." Grimmjow managed to stop laughing and sat down next to him. "You looked too cute, I couldn't help myself."

Ichigo's eyes narrowed slightly. "I am not cute." He huffed, shoving Grimmjow's chest. "Don't even think about coming near me, I am so not in the mood."

"Oh yeah?" Grimmjow smiled coyly, reaching out to grab the chocolate and showed it to Ichigo. "What about some of this? Will it make you feel better?"

Ichigo's eyes lit up and he grabbed it before smiling at him. "Yup, definitely." He lent forward, kissing Grimmjow quickly before opening the sweet and eating a piece. "You know I love chocolate."

"Mmm, yes I do." Grimmjow kissed up his neck and Ichigo laughed lightly, pushing him away before pressing a bit of chocolate to his mouth.

"Eat it." Ichigo grinned when he obeyed, leaning forward to kiss him chastely. "Good?"

"Mhmm." Grimmjow smiled, pulling him onto his lap. "Not as good as you though."

"Now who's being corny?" He teased, placing the chocolate on the side in favour of cupping Grimmjow's face. "I love you." He murmured, running his thumb over his lip and grinning when he took it into his mouth. "Hey no fair, don't bite."

Grimmjow snorted, letting him go. "Idiot, why would I do that?"

"You wouldn't, I know that." Ichigo couldn't help but smile lovingly at him. "Forget the chocolate Grimm, we'll finish it later."

"I like your thinking."


"Hey, you want some chocolate now?" Grimmjow asked, holding it out for Ichigo to take who sighed and grabbed it slowly.

"Sure." He settled against Grimmjow's chest, offering him the rest when he broke a piece of. "Wanna know something?"


"I like this, me and you." He looked up at Grimmjow. "I miss living with you."

He snorted and rolled his eyes. "Then move in with me dumbass. I'm sure Nel won't mind, it's only for a few weeks." He paused and shook his head. "You're helping pay rent though when we find a place."

Ichigo grinned happily and nodded. "Sounds fair enough, deal."

"So what kinda job you thinking of doing? School's about finished and we'll get our results in a couple of months. What do you think?"

Ichigo thought about it for a moment before shrugging. "I think I might go into art."


He turned around to smile at Grimmjow. "Yeah, I love it. I think I could make something of it, if I can get it out there."

Grimmjow shrugged and kissed his shoulder. "Yeah I guess, you are pretty good. Go for it, if that's what you want."

He grinned and kissed Grimmjow. "Thanks. I'll get another job whilst I start off, we'll make this work."

"If you say so."

Ichigo laughed, trailing his fingers through Grimmjow's hair before sighing. "I need to go home then. Dad'll be doing his nut in by now. I haven't called and it's already gone midday. You know where my phone is?"

He shrugged and glanced around the room. "Probably with your clothes. I think your trousers are under the desk."

Ichigo sighed and poked him softly. "Next time think about where your putting my clothes rather than throwing them across the room. We have this problem every damn time when we want to get changed again."

Grimmjow smirked as Ichigo got up and followed his progress across the room. "Maybe you should stop wearing clothes altogether then, I'm good with that."

He threw him a dirty look before picking up his trousers, rummaging in the pocket to find his phone. "Shut up Grimm, I'm not so sure everyone else would agree with you on that."

"Shame." Ichigo rolled his eyes as he grabbed his phone and made his way back to the bed, curling up under the warm covers again. "After you've called, wanna take a shower with me?"

"What?" Ichigo looked up at him in confusion. "Why would I do that?"

"Duh, you wanna go home looking like that? And I'm pretty sure you smell like sex too. Just because I can't tell, doesn't mean no-one else can."

He thought about it for a moment, realising Grimmjow was right and sighed in defeat. "Fine, but no more sex, I don't think my body can take another round."

"Sure it can, you're still able to walk aren't you?" Grimmjow ducked when Ichigo threw a pillow at him and laughed, leaning forward to kiss him quickly. "I'll go start the shower then, see you in a minute."

"Sure." Ichigo waited until he'd left the room before looking at his phone and sighing heavily. "Might as well get this over with." He muttered to himself before calling Isshin, praying that he wouldn't be too exuberant. "Hello?"

For a moment no-one replied and Ichigo frowned. "Ichigoo!" His father yelled, making him jump and drop the phone. He cursed and grabbed it again.

"Hey dad."

"Ichigo my son! Where have you been?! You haven't called all day and Rukia said you left last night. I thought someone had kidnapped you!"

Ichigo winced before sighing and shaking his head. "I'm fine dad, really. Sorry I haven't called I've just been distracted. Nothings wrong, I'll be home in about an hour or so. Oh, and Grimmjow's back so he'll be coming to."

"Grimmjow? Is that who you went with?"


He heard his father sigh. "What happened."

Ichigo blushed and looked down at the bed before clearing his throat. "I, uh, we... We got back together."

"Well I'm glad you two sorting things out. I hope you were careful Ichigo."

"Oh shut up, it's not like I can get pregnant!" Ichigo snapped, his cheeks warming in embarrassment. "There's no big deal if we didn't! I'll see you in a couple of hours, bye!" He ended the call and groaned, dropping the phone on the bed. "Fucking idiot, use protection my ass, literally." He got up and stretched, rubbing his back with a wince. "Damn it Grimmjow, I won't be able to walk by the end of the day."

He went into the bathroom, slowly stepping into the shower and hugged Grimmjow from behind. "Hey." He murmured into his back. "After this we gotta go back to mine, kay?"

Grimmjow turned around and smiled before nodding. "Sure, c'mere."

Ichigo frowned but allowed him to pull him closer. "What?" His eyes widened in surprise when Grimmjow poured some shampoo on his hair, but they closed in content when he started massaging it in. "Mmm, that's nice."

Grimmjow laughed, leaning down to kiss him chastely. "Glad you like it, I'll help get you clean Ichi. Then we can go, sound good?"

"Sure." Ichigo sighed happily and allowed Grimmjow to continue his ministrations. He wanted to enjoy the peacefulness whilst it lasted before it was sure as hell going to blow up in his face when he went home.

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