.... We will be able to keep tabs on Ichigo and when you become engaged to Ulquiorra-san, he won't question Ichigo's presence in your life if he is your slave. I believe it's also best to keep this information from Yamamoto-sama as well, to be safe. That means that you and I are the only ones who know about Ichigo and his sisters...and that's the way it needs to stay."
Rukia nodded in agreement, "Speaking of my engagement, otousama, have the plans changed? Will you be making the arrangements with Aizen at Ukitake-sama's gala as we planned earlier?"
"Yes, that is still the plan. I wish for you to spend some time with his son-perhaps show some romantic interest, and then I will speak to Aizen about the match." Byakuya took a moment before continuing, "We want this to be believable, Rukia. It's obvious that you have feelings for this boy, but you have to show an honest interest in Ulquiorra...If you think Ichigo will cause you any problems, then he should not attend."
Rukia flushed at his seemingly damning words, "Of course not, otousama. You know that I'm an accomplished actress and nothing will deter me from our goal. I will gain their trust, infiltrate their clan, and discover if they have Ichigo's father...I will do it for him."
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