Pairing: Kisuke Urahara x Yoruichi Shihoin
Disclaimer: I do not own Bleach or its characters.
Theme: #14 - "Deeper...Go Deeper."
Summery: Kisuke leads Yoruichi on a wild goose chase.
A Clue to Follow
Yoruichi wasn't exactly having the best of days. So she wasn't exactly pleased to find that Kisuke was not in the shop when she got there. Ururu was manning the counter, but there was no sign of Yoruichi's partner anywhere. She had been expecting to find Kisuke when she walked into the shop. She was put out when Ururu just produced an envelope for her. Yoruichi shredded the envelope and pulled out a photograph of the two of them when they were younger. There was a note scribbled on the back.
She frowned at the note. It was a puzzle. Her partner was clearly up to something. Still, the puzzle was easy enough to figure out and the answer was the bench where they often ate lunch. With a sigh, Yoruichi headed back outside. It only took her about five minutes to reach the bench. She found a balloon tied to the bench along with another envelope attached to the string.
This one was just a not, but it was written in some sort of code. Yoruichi sat down in order to puzzle it out. Just what was Kisuke up to? The notes had to be from him. They fit his personality, and so far, most of the clues had been things relating to their relationship. Kisuke was most certainly up to something. She just didn't know what. When she broke the code (it really wasn't too hard), it turned out to be another clue. Her curiosity was sparked.
Following the clue, Yoruichi headed down town to where the Shinigami Inc. building was. She scanned the area for the next clue. The red ball of yarn perched in the landscaping was probably it. It was a small ball of yarn, and not a practical size for any sort of project. Yoruichi hefted the ball of yarn. It was rather heave for its size though. With a sigh, she began unraveling the ball. At the very end of the yarn there was an odd little object that looked rather like a Christmas ornament. With a little prodding, Yoruichi was able to twist the thing apart. Inside was a note. She sighed again. This was very like Kisuke.
Yoruichi dumped the yarn in her purse. Unfolding the note, she scanned it for the next clue. This one led back towards their shop. Okay, so what did this all mean? The clues were leading up to something. Kisuke was leading her on a wild goose chase and keeping her away from the shop until now for some reason. At least, she hoped so. If he was making go through this for no reason, Yoruichi was going to kill him.
She couldn't think of any reason for all of this. Today wasn't any special day. Not a birthday or an anniversary or even a holiday. She couldn't see any reason for this sort of thing. It might be that she wasn't looking deep enough, but Yoruichi was still baffled. But she made her way back to the shop, ready to take it out of Kisuke's hide if this was just a prank. Their shop was dark and empty when she arrived.
Unlocking the front door with her key, Yoruichi warily peered inside. Kisuke was waiting for her, leaning up against the counter. He grinned at her.
"You made it."
"I made it for what exactly?" She arched an eyebrow at him.
Kisuke shrugged. "Come here, and I'll show you."
Yoruichi made her way over to him, and Kisuke took on of her hands in his own before holding out the other to her. In it was a golden band with a single sunstone gem. Sunstones had always been Yoruichi's favorite.
"Marry me, Princess?
She stole his hat and kissed him. "What do you think?"
Yoruichi let him slip the ring on her finger and kiss her. It hadn't really been a wild goose chase after all.