All right, final chapter! I just had to put Kisuke in cuz he's so much fun to write :D And Midori's response will be told to all via flashback~~!
"All right! Your gigai's all repaired and put away for the next time you decide to visit, Izuru-kun!" Kisuke chirped happily, but quietly, as he returned from where he stored the gigais he had reserved for specific Shinigami members.
Izuru nodded, adjusting his shihakusho to sit better on his shoulders. He was currently preparing to return to the Seireitei and continue his duties. He checked the bag of things he had purchased during his time with Midori and his eyes couldn't help but fall on the box of chocolates that Midori had given him.
After he had finished his confession, Midori could only stare doe-eyed at him. He didn't know what to make of this silence, so he feared that she was about to flat-out reject him when she suddenly reached into her purse and pulled out a box of chocolates.
Now it was Izuru's turned to be stunned as he accepted the gift from her. Even from the minimal light from the street and park lamps, he could see the deep blush on her cheeks as she replied, "Those chocolates are for you, Izuru-kun. I don't exactly know how to reply to your confession right, but if you can give me some time to sort through my feelings…"
Izuru cut her short by planting a chaste kiss on her forehead. "I'm content with waiting for however long you need me to."
"Um…how about White Day?" she asked tentatively. He pulled back, slightly confused. "I'll have a response for you by White Day and I'll give you my answer then."
"Midori-chan, there's no reason for you to…"
Midori shook her head vigorously from side to side. "No! There is a reason for me to set a time limit. If I wait too long, I'll eventually forget about giving you an answer; and I don't want you to wait for too long…"
Izuru smiled warmly at her awkwardness and pulled her into an embrace. "I've waited centuries for a moment like this. Compared to that a month is nothing, but I will wait."
He had walked her home shortly afterwards, grabbed his stuff, and after quick farewells from her whole family, had left to get back to Urahara's place. And now it was hours before sunrise and he was just about ready to go. As he opened a Senkaimon, someone slid the door open to his temporary room and two of the Urahara children, Ryuu and Nori, cautiously peeked their heads in.
Kisuke smiled widely at his two oldest children, reached down, and scooped them up, one in each arm. "Hey, guys. You two should be asleep."
Nori nuzzled her face into the crook of his neck. "Sorry, Tou-san, but Nori was worried about Kaa-san and Daichi-otouto…"
Ryuu nodded his head vigorously. "I was worried about Kaa-san and Daichi-otouto, too. Are they going to come home soon?"
Kisuke chuckled and bounced the two young ones in his arms. "They'll be home in a few days. The doctors just want to make sure that your kaa-san and your otouto-kun are healthy." To Izuru, he said, "Chiyo just gave birth to another wonderful son for me last week. She lost a lot of blood so they kept her a little longer to make sure she was okay."
Izuru grinned. "Congratulations, Urahara-san."
Nori looked at Izuru with curious gray eyes and asked, "Are you leaving, Shinigami-san?"
"Yes," Izuru replied, keeping his answer simple so that he did not confuse the little girl. "I have to get back home to the Seireitei."
At the word 'Seireitei', both children's eyes lit up and they started bouncing up and down in Kisuke's arms, nearly making the man fall over. Ryuu was first to say anything after their initial excitement. "Tou-san, can we go with him? Please? I'll be good!"
Nori added to her older brother's question by saying, "Nori will be good, too! So please, Tou-san?"
Kisuke, after a few unsuccessful tries, finally calmed them down and assured them by saying, "We'll go when your otouto-kun is a little older." He grinned sheepishly at Izuru, who had just been standing there and watching the spectacle with a certain level of amusement. "Sorry about them. We haven't really had the chance to take them to the Seireitei or even the Soul Society but we have told them stories about it, so they're eager to go and see them."
"It's all right," Izuru responded with a slight bow, "but with all due respect, I should be going now."
Kisuke just nodded and said, "Okay, we'll see you around. Nori, Ryuu, tell Kira-san good-bye."
The two children called good-bye to Izuru as he stepped into the shining light of the Senkaimon, a Hell Butterfly hovering over his shoulder, his living world purchases in the bag in his hand.
And he couldn't help but feel that Midori's response to his confession would turn out very well.
And it is finished~~
Ryuu (7) - looks like his mom, Chiyo Urahara. Rather courageous and rash.
Nori (4) - has her dad's eyes but her mom's hair color. Quiet and reserved unless excited.
Chiyo and lil' Daichi will be introduced in a later story~~~