Summary: It was too break the ice between them.
Character(s): Ulquiorra x Orihime.
Spoilers: 430 but only for Orihime's outfit
Disclaimer: Kubo Tite
Notes: Dedicated to my rusky_boz
Orihime stood there smiling so wide her cheeks hurt, her arms out as she twirled on her foot as her hands then put the hood over head she stared at Ulquiorra expectantly. It was one f her favorite things to wear, she bought it not long after she came back from Hueco Mundo as a treat more or less to help with everything that had just happened.
And now he had come back and been staying at her home the last few weeks as Urahara-san worked on a gigia for him. And to make herself more comfortable to be around him, Orihime decided to show him everything in her house. Starting with her clothes remembering the “compliment” he gave her once.
She wasn't sure why she did, but it felt like breaking the ice more or less.
“You look ridiculous.” he said, her mouth dropped, “I don’t see how those….’ears’ are practical at all to your garment.” he just stared at her, his expression the same as usual if not a little exasperated. Orihime’s mouth tightened as she moved her hands in the hoodie’s pockets.
“Of course they do nothing!” she said smiling, “it’s too look cute…like a rabbit!” she hopped towards him. “Not all clothing has to be…”practical.” she puffed her cheeks out.
“I don’t see how looking like an animal is ‘cute’ either.” he stated staring at her, Orihime blushed slightly not yet used to his stares like she was in Hueco Mundo, especially after everything that had happened.
“Then you’re just missing out, not everything needs a point…you do know what I mean by ‘cute’ right?” she looked at him closer, remember he was once (well still is…they weren’t sure what he was now.) a hollow, and they weren’t exactly aware of this stuff like human and even shinigami’s were, he lived in a different world then she ever did.
Ulquiorra closed his eyes and sighed, “I’m not as ignorant as you think, Woman. I do have the general idea of what it means to be ‘cute’ and I don’t think looking like a weak animal is that.” he stared at her, “especially for you.” Orihime’s eyes widen and her cheeks burned as she stepped back.
She turned around biting her lip, her heart pounding against her chest. He had been saying strange things like that since he came back, she wasn’t sure what to think or even say to him. Uncomfortable also in the reaction it gave her, since she was only supposed to feel this way for Kuroskai-kun, right?
“Woman,” he said as his hand touched her shoulder, making her jump and turn around and look at him, he had gotten up in the few minuets she was thinking, his face was lowered next to her ear as he then whispered something. Her whole face going read as he moved away, a small smirk on his lips as he walked to the kitchen. The words swimming in her head as her fist touched her chest, the area over her heart lightly.
“Even so, it does suite you.”
She bite her lip harder, trying not to enjoy that in his own, blunt way he had just…she closed her eyes and took a deep breath as she turned and followed him in the kitchen, not letting the thought finish.
Even as her cheeks ached from the smile that was now on her face.