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Ishida Uryu (
2016-07-05 06:44 am (UTC)
[Again, his cheeks grow warm, this time at the compliment. Even among his nakama, he can't imagine more than one of them calling him `sweet` with a straight face.]
You made it very easy,
[he tells her softly.]
I hope this time is different.
[There's a certain resolute note in his voice. The match may be arranged, yes, but he hopes it won't be loveless. Tricia deserves better than that, and he wouldn't be willing to go through with this if he didn't believe it would be given to her.]
[In a perfect world, in a kind world, he thinks, she would have found a charming bachelor of echt lineage and they would have fallen in love with one another. But he knows all too well that what kindness exists in this unkind world comes not from the world, but from people like Tricia, and quietly, he resolves to give back to her that kindness she shows, to give her the best life he's able.]
[As they approach the cafe, however, there's a quiet buzzing noise, and Ishida reaches into his pocket to retrieve a cell phone, glancing at the screen, then to Tricia.]
[he says, softly. There's an brief moment of consideration – it's his first instinct to protect her, especially after all she's been through. But if they are to make a life together, standing side by side... she trained alongside him under Sokken. She may have undergone different trails from those he's endured, but she's a Quincy, just like him. If she's going to be his partner, then the least he can do is trust her as his partner, not try to shelter her from it.]
Would you care to join us?
[She will be safe, but not because she is shielded from this life. She will be safe at his side.]
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