...ked thoughtful for a moment. "Kyoto wasn't part of the deal...I had assumed he would stay in Edo but I suppose it will be alright as long as he's not in any danger from your less civilized brethren."
"He'll be staying at our personal residence-not the Kuchiki palace-so we can keep him safe," Ran assured her.
"Well, I suppose for 100 kobans a day, she has the right to take him wherever she wants to." Yoruichi stretched as her stomach rumbled loudly, "I don't suppose you would like to join me for breakfast while we wait on Ichigo?"
"Sure! I haven't eaten yet...what are you having...I hope it's a big juicy man!" Rangiku asked excitedly.
"Nope, sorry to disappoint," Yoruichi laughed, "You'll just have to settle for good old miso soup and rice."
Rangiku sighed dramatically, "Oh well, I fed not long ago so I guess I can eat your meager fare without too much disappointment."
"Okay, just let me get dressed and I'll meet you in the dining room, ok?" Ran nodded and stepped outside.
When Yoruichi was dressed, she went to Ichigo's room to tell him what was going on. He was leaned back in the tub with his eyes closed. His tawny body was glistening from the water and Yoruichi's mouth went dry at the sight. She cleared her throat and his eyes shot open as he set up in the tub. When he saw Yoruichi, h...