Both of them seemed to have calmed down by the time they reached their destination and they all enjoyed an excellent meal. Halfway through dessert, Ichigo noticed a tall, muscular man heading straight for their little group. If possible, this man's appearance was even more out of the way than his own. His hair was a deep red piled atop a tattooed face. Actually, nearly everywhere you looked, you could see tattoos.
When Rukia noticed the man, she nodded at him and gave a small smile. "Renji," she gestured toward an empty chair, "Would you care to join us?"
"Of course, baka...didja think I came all the way over here to stand around while you ate?" Renji shifted his focus to Ran next, "Did you miss me, beautiful?"
Ran rolled her eyes and greeted the interloper in a fashion similar to what Ichigo would have, "Oi, teme...what the hell are you doing here?"
"Just came to see my favorite girls." The offensive male finally looked toward Ichigo, "Who tha hell is this? Another boy toy?" He asked with a condescending smirk.
Ichigo just barely resisted the urge to make the dumbass bleed as he raised his head in universal male greeting. "Kurosaki Ichigo," he drawled. As much as Ichigo disliked this new addition, he refused to show it. If anything, he ...