I understand the whole black/white concept for IR. I really do, and honestly I’ve been waiting for Kubo to show Rukia’s bankai from a very long time and yes, I expected it to be white—-obviously because she’s an ice type user, and that would be a great contrast to Ichigo. I knew I will be excited for this day. I’ve been prepared. But somehow I feel like I’m the only IchiRuki (or hopefully, the minority, or else… T___T) who doesn’t feel like screaming “OMG IchiRuki!!!” in the recent chapters
or tbh from the first time we saw her came back from RP I don’t even expect to see an IR reunion first… Maybe, just maybe, if Kubo didn’t draw Byakuya being a real nii-sama & gave the Kuchiki siblings the sweetest & ultimate character development, ever, I would be fangirling for IR, hard. But I don’t know… Perhaps, because I love Rukia as a character more than I love IR, and seeing her come this far so beautifully, that’s why I feel this way… D:
Byakuya being all nii-sama with Rukia:
Melt slowly Rukia.
All agitated and worried because she was hurting herself.
BYAKUYA YOUR OVERPROTECTIVE-BIG BROTHER SIDE IS SHOWING
AND IT’S BEAUTIFUL