Title: Kimi No Suki Na Uta

Summary: Arranged marriage has never been this a hassle. IchiRuki.

Genre: Drama/ Romance and possibly a little humor.

Rating: T

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Second chapter! Wee!

This story is dedicated to people who deserve to be dedicated.

Disclaimer: Iamdeathberry does NOT own the following characters, settings, places and other entities that are mentioned here. They are all legally owned by Kubo Tite. If mistakes are made, they are all mine.

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Chapter Two

News

Somewhere in the city of Tokyo…

"I have been actually worried about my sister." The man said. "I mean, I have never seen her with men. It was always been with her friends. I'm sure she isn't even confused with her gender, either…"

The cheerful, bearded man laughed. "Confused with her gender? Please, Kuchiki-san. You must stop with those assumptions. I even assumed that my son is… confused with his own. But I suppose he is just busy with his music he can't manage to find a girlfriend."

Byakuya raised his eyebrows skeptically. "So, you think my sister is good for her, Kurosaki-san?" he asked.

"I don't know." Isshin said, smiling. "You are a good friend to me, Byakuya and I will help you. I can see that you really are desperate for your sister to have a husband."

Byakuya looked away. "It's not that I'm desperate." He explained. "I… just wanted the right thing for her. Kurosaki-san, you are also a good friend to the family especially to my father. He knows that your son will be good for her."

"Well, that's what I have been telling you before." Isshin said. "My son just graduated from college, a business school to be exact. I have allowed him to pursue his love for music since he makes good ones. He even promised me to do anything I wanted for him to do. I'm sure he will not back down from his words."

"He sounds like a courageous boy…" Byakuya commented.

"He sure is!" Isshin boasted. "Got it from his father, of course!"

Byakuya smiled slightly.

"Besides," Isshin continued. "I'm getting old for this and Ichigo will take over the company soon. As for being old, well, I couldn't wait to have my own grandchildren. Seeing Ichigo without any girlfriend… it is possible it will not happen for me to see little children running around in my estate…"

"You want my sister to marry your son for your own benefit?" he asked suspiciously.

"Oh no." Isshin said, waving his hands. "I don't mean that. I just want my son to finally find someone for him that's all. Both of us will benefit to that. I can assure you that."

Byakuya looked away once again. "Are you sure about this, Kurosaki-san?" he asked.

Isshin smirked. "Yes. I also happen to know that your sister is good at kicking ass. I'm sure Ichigo will finally meet his match and be a man for once."

Byakuya thought for a few minutes. Finally, he sighed.

"Fine, Kurosaki-san." He said, holding out his hand to shake Isshin's whose hand is already out as soon as he heard Byakuya said the word 'fine'. "I will agree with your decision but if your son slipped, I will not hesitate to kill him."

Isshin smiled. "Please, Kuchiki-san, no need for violence here. I'm sure my son will carry out this one."

With that, they shake hands and Isshin said, "It's a pleasure having a deal with you, Kuchiki-san."

"Well, you are welcome." Byakuya replied.

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"No… the horns should go…hm… I guess here…"

Rukia slanted her pen a little bit to shade a few sides to her newest masterpiece. She suddenly smirked then laughed and buried her head in the pillows to contain her laughs.

Actually, she is drawing the orange-haired troll she had encountered yesterday. She made a decent job with her artwork, to be honest. Rukia drew a green troll with horns and, of course, orange hair.

Rukia lifted her head from the pillow and glanced once again at the paper. She bit her lip to stop herself from laughing out loud, again, but to no avail. She suddenly stopped from her laugh trip when she heard a knock on her door.

"Rukia-chan." A maid called.

"Yeah?" Rukia replied. "What is it?"

The maid opened her door and entered.

"Yes, what is it?" Rukia asked again.

"Byakuya-sama wishes to speak to you privately." She said.

Rukia bit her lip in nervousness. Oh shit, this might be because of my actions yesterday.

"Uhh… okay." She said and stood up from her bed. "Please tell him I'll come down immediately."

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Ichigo strummed his guitar one final time as he tried to remember the chords Hitsugaya showed him earlier. It is a new song, actually for the first time, which the little white haired boy wrote.

Ichigo was always the song writer which makes his other band mates found cryptic enough since they are wondering where he gets the inspiration for his songs. He didn't know either. He assumed that all those lyrics for their songs just comes and once he thought about it, he will just write it down on a piece of paper and show it to Urahara or anyone else so it can be fixed if there is anything wrong with it.

This is no good. He thought. I don't have the chord sheet… I can't practice this song…

After losing all the hope, he dropped his guitar beside him and began to read instead, leaning back against the pillows.

Just before he can start, he heard Karin's voice outside his room.

"Ichi-nii!" she shouted just right out his door.

"What?!" he retorted. "Can't you people see that I need some peace and quiet?!"

Karin rolled her eyes. "Well, there is no peace and quiet once the goat chin is here and ready to wreck havoc around the house."

Ichigo let out an exasperated sigh and scratched the back of his head. She nailed that one.

"Well, what the heck do you want?" he asked in a bored tone.

"Goat chin wants to have a word with you!" she answered. "Possibly asking you to be a man for once and provide him a lot of grandchild!"

Ichigo rolled his eyes. "Yeah, yeah. I'm coming down."

"You'd better or he'll barge here in your room." Karin warned and left.

Welcome to Kurosaki Ichigo's everyday life and meet his retarded family, er, dad.

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"Sit down, Rukia." Byakuya said as soon as she sensed Rukia's presence in the room.

"Yes, Nii-sama." She answered her heart beating so fast.

There was a silence for a moment before Byakuya spoke. "Rukia, I have-"

"Wait, Nii-sama." She interrupted. "If it's about yesterday, I humbly apologize. I didn't mean to say those things to you and when I left, well, forgive me for that one too. I realized that it was not my place to say those things to you especially after all what you have given to me. I-"

Byakuya turned to face her and held up his hand. "I never asked you to speak yet."

Oops. "Sorry." She immediately said.

"It's okay." Byakuya said. "As I was saying, I had a meeting with a colleague of mine this morning and… he offered me a good deal."

"Are you going away again, Nii-sama? For a business trip, I mean?"

"No." he said. "Let me finish first before you ask questions, young lady, if that's okay with you."

Rukia nodded.

"Well, he offered me something and I am not the one who will benefit from it." he said. "I weighed its pros and cons and eventually I decided it will be good for you."

Rukia gulped. It sounded like it wasn't a good idea to her.

"What is it, Nii-sama?"

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"What the hell do you want, old man?" Ichigo muttered.

"I need to talk to you." Isshin said firmly.

"Is someone dying?" Ichigo asked out of nowhere. He father sounded so serious he needed to ask. "Are you going to die?"

"That's not a good one, Ichigo." Isshin said, smiling. "It will take you a thousand years to kill your old man."

"Yeah, right." He said. "Well then, what is it that you want to tell me?"

"Before that, my boy," he started. "Did you remember when you asked me to let you make music instead of joining me running the family business after your graduation?"

Damn it, the goat chin remembered. "Yeah, why?" he asked curiously.

"Then, you said you will do anything for me to say yes." He finished.

Ichigo nodded dumbly. He left him a word and sure he will keep his end of the line.

"Well, now is the time to put that bargain onto work." He declared.

"Huh?!"

"I said yes so it's my turn to ask you a favor." He answered simply. "Isn't that right, Ichigo?"

Ichigo rubbed his face using his palm. He sighed. "Let's hear the worse."

"I have two requests, I mean, demands." He said.

"Hey!" Ichigo said. "Two demands?!"

"You said anything." Isshin said, retaining his composure.

"Yeah, yeah. Go ahead."

"That's my boy!" Isshin said. "First, I want you to finally take your place in company."

"What?" he asked. "I can't do that! What about my band?"

"Oh, don't you worry." Isshin assured him. "You will be with your friends anytime. But when the company needs you, you must be there."

Ichigo sighed. "I have a life, old man."

"I also have a life and I'm getting old. I can't run this by myself." Isshin said.

"Well, what about the twins?" Ichigo asked helplessly, talking about his twin sisters.

"That guitar is chewing off your brain." Isshin commented. "Are you crazy? They are in highschool! They can't do it."

"Karin and Yuzu aren't dumb." He defended.

"I'll kill you." Isshin said.

Ichigo raised his hands in defense. "Sorry…"

"I let you graduate from a business school and I want that knowledge to be put to good use." Isshin said. "So are you up to it?"

"If only the company needs me." Ichigo said, stressing in every word. "Fine. I agree."

"Good boy!" Isshin praised him.

"So, what's the second one?"

Isshin smirked.

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"What is it, Nii-sama?" Rukia inquired.

Byakuya breathed out. "My friend arranged a marriage between you and his son." He said plainly.

Rukia's mouth opened but never released a sound.

"EH?!"

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"So what's the second one?" Ichigo asked.

Isshin smirked. "You'll love this one." He said proudly. "I offered my friend that you take his sister's hand in marriage."

Ichigo's amber eyes widened after Isshin's announcement.

"WHAT?!"

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Two days later…

"Rukia!" Orihime shouted.

"Rukia! Come on!" Hinamori urged. "Open the door or else you'll starve!"

Rukia let out a whiny tone inside her room which she now affectionately called her sanctuary from the harsh realities of life.

"Please!" she said in a dramatic tone. "Leave me alone to starve! Leave me alone in my moment of suffering and frustration!"

Orihime and Momo backed away from the door as they heard that something was thrown at the door.

"Rukia, to hell with it!" Momo said. "What's your problem anyway? He could be good looking and your brother is right! This engagement is good for you since you had a zero love life since birth!"

Rukia laughed. "As if you are in a different situation!" she sniped. "And… he could be good looking! What if he's bald?! And old?! I can't have Buddha as a husband!"

"Open the door, Rukia." Orihime pleaded. "We got you strawberry shortcake! It's your fave right?"

"Ha!" Rukia whispered excitedly. She quickly stood up from the floor and rushed to the door, opening it and saw Orihime and Momo.

"Where is it?" she asked.

"Sucker." They both told her.

Rukia pulled out a disgusted look. "You guys suck. You're supposed to be my friends."

"Well, we are." Momo said. "Now, let us in."

Rukia nodded, finally giving up.

"I thought you were on a hunger strike?" Orihime asked. "Then, what is that?"

Orihime pointed at then chocolate bar lying on the ground. Momo looked at Rukia who was biting her lip. The petite girl picked up the said chocolate and chucked it her drawing table.

"None of your business." She finished. "What are you guys doing here anyways? If you guys are trying to make it worse, leave now."

"It's true then?" Momo asked. "That Byakuya sold your soul to an unknown guy?"

"Bingo." Rukia said dully. "I didn't know what is on his mind when he did that."

Orihime laughed. "Well, he's Byakuya. Expect the unexpected."

"I felt like my soul was sold to a devil." Rukia sighed, while grabbing her five-foot tall chappy doll. "I mean, he shouldn't have done that. I could have done it myself."

"How?" Hinamori asked. "You dumped every guy that stepped in your house and of course, Byakuya has seen it all. He might be worried that you will be alone when you get old or worse, you are a lesbo."

"I'm not confused with my gender." Rukia stressed as she grasped her doll very hard. "It's just I'm not up to relationships and commitment stuff."

"Then be a cat lady!" Orihime offered. Momo looked at her unbelievably.

"And neither do I want to be a cat lady!" Rukia snapped.

"You've got nothing to do with it, Rukia." Hinamori said. "Just don't forget to make the maid of honor!"

"Shut up!" Rukia shouted. "I hate you."

Momo and Orihime laughed, relishing the fact that the all-mighty Rukia is on the rocks.

"Hmm. I wonder." Orihime suddenly said.

"What?" Rukia asked.

"I wonder what your fiancée is doing right now." She finished.

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"Oi. Ichigo." Renji said."Are you okay?"

Ichigo stared at the distance with blank eyes. To his band mates, he looked like he survived a mass murder.

"Are you alright, dude?" Chad asked while waving his hands in front of his eyes.

"Is he even still alive?" Hitsugaya asked.

"We can always dump his body at the lake." Uryuu suggested. "Just in case."

Suddenly, bespectacled man felt like something his face.

"What the-"he looked down and he saw what hit him: a guitar pick.

"Shut up, Uryuu or I'll kill you instead!" Ichigo shouted finally waking up from his dead-like state.

"What happened to you?" Renji asked. "You look like you crossed the grim of death or something."

"Close to that." He said. "My dad is really a bastard." He added.

"What did he do again?" Hitsugaya asked.

"You wouldn't want to know." Ichigo muttered.

"Did he finally disown you?" Uryuu tried.

"Why is my misfortune a pleasure to you guys?" Ichigo asked unbelievably.

"Because it's fun!" Renji commented. "What crawled up your butt and made you look like you are dying?"

Ichigo sighed before breaking the news to the guys. "I'm engaged." He whispered.

"What?"

"I SAID, I'M ENGAGED!" Ichigo shouted for the entire world to hear.

"What did you say?" a voice said.

"Urahara-san!"Renji shouted.

"Now, I'm dead." Ichigo muttered as he scratched the back of his head.

"You're engaged to whom, Kurosaki?" Urahara informed. "You're only 21. This must be a good joke."

"Why do you bother anyway?" Ichigo asked.

"Well, I'm your manager." He said simply. "So, who's the unlucky girl?"

"Hell, I don't know." Ichigo answered. "Dad just broke the news two days ago."

"Well, that's good!" Urahara said. "At least you are getting married. We are finally lightened up that you are not gay. Unlike these guys." He said looking at Renji, Uryuu, Chad and Hitsugaya.

"Are you saying we're gay?!" Uryuu shouted.

Ichigo laughed.

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