“… And then it all goes quiet.”
“Kurosaki-kun!" The auburn called out as she waved over at him with a smile on her face.
“— Hm?” The young man looked from his spot on a roof to the source of the voice, spotting a very familiar classmate as the one calling out to him. He blinked a few times in surprise, but was quick to hop from his position to land closer to where she was.
The Substitute was out on another patrol around his hometown, which had gone rather quiet so far. Hopefully, it’ll stay that way.
“J-Just silly things!" She couldn’t possibly tell him the truth, could she? No, no. It would be better if he was left in the dark. "You know me! Just thinking about robot dinosaurs with laser beams that makes anything it touches turn into red bean paste!"
“…” As likely as it was for her to think of something so strange… She came off as too quick in her explanation. Almost as if she came up with it on the spot, to distract him. “Is that… Really what you were thinking about?” He asked in slight disbelief. If she wanted to stick to her story, Ichigo would go on and take it as is. If she really was covering something up, it wasn’t his place to pry more than he should.