...him," Karin snapped. Yuzu had tears in her eyes as she looked at the taller woman, "Our poor brother was forced to do unspeakable things...for us. If anything, we love him even more for the sacrifices he's made to keep us safe and happy." Yuzu's eyes hardened uncharacteristically as she looked at Rangiku, "Have you...taken advantage of him too?"
Ran's cheeks heated and Karin rose quickly to stand beside her sister. "N-NO!" Ran finally stuttered, "I have NOT!" Yuzu stared at her a moment longer as though she were seeing into Ran's soul. Apparently satisfied, the young girl nodded and spoke softly yet again, "I'll go get my things together...Ichi-nii is waiting."
Karin said nothing as she too gathered her things, but she was clearly not convinced of Ran's innocence if her hate-filled glares were any indication. The sounds made by the girls as they packed up their belongings were interrupted by yet another knock at their door. "No worried," Ran said, glad to divert attention from her guilty countenance, "I'll get the door!" Ran threw open the door to reveal the smiling face of Shihoin Yoruichi. Rangiku's eyes widened and she tried to form words of warning for the unsuspe...