Orihemia looked at the immobile Jamie on Unohana's bed. Jamie's darkness, her lonliness, her depression was so deep so black it was more then frightening. It had reached out to her invading her, only the slap of Unohana had saved her from being taken over. "She's past all our help. Her body is freezing itself because of it. She has been in so much pain for so long, she has given up all hope. Orihemia what did you say before I hit you?" Byakuya answered instead. "She misses him." Unohana nodded."Yes at the core of all her pain is the boy she loved. Weather he abandoned....."
Byakuya stood up and picked up Jamies body and walked to the bathroom turning on the water as hot as it could get. He looked down at her, he could feel the darkness. Its weight its unbearable depth dragging her down. "Why do you not know you are so loved? Why do you not grow from that love given to you? If he would want you to linger in such a state he could not have truly loved you as you loved him. He was not worthy of your love. Let him go and grow." He felt a stir in the darkness, a sputtering of flame. Yet it was not yet enough. His lips covered hers, the chill of ice on them he found refreshing and tinged with the taste of cinnamon. Byakuya's, meant to be momentary kiss turned into a deepening one. The taste of her drove his tongue in search for the burning flame that was coming up hot and furious. His heart beat ticked up and as she broke free of that darkness he caught the hand that raised to slap him. Caught it and laid it on his heart to let it be felt by her hand. Her other hand was still frozen to the blanket. Jamie had been so deep so wanting to just disappear from all the hurt over the centuries. To be with him, even if it was only as friends....and she had been so so close. Then that voice that so cold and calm voice interrupted her journey. That voice was insulting her and her beloved.How dare he take that path ! What the hell did he know about her and her little B? Her little B that.....that was this cold creature's ancestor. Her B was so warm, so cheerful, so there for her as she was for him....right up to that terrible day. Her greatest sin, the one that had made her retreat from him for so so long he must have thought her dead and gone on with his life....hot tears cut fractures through the ice that had been forming on her face. Why? Why him? Why out of millions and trillions of beings did it have to be him? Was it because of Zakura? Or no she had only sworn to be her little B's protector not the whole clans, or even his descendants. Just his, but she had saved his descendant's life. She'd forced him to live and now as a slap in the face she'd been made to become his mate ! How cruel was God! Why not let her be with her people and him? Hadn't she paid enough for her sins? How much more could she endure without trading in what was left of her grace? Byakuya felt her body tremble he moved his arms to gentle her closer to his body as his mouth became that of a caring lovers. He felt his body respond in ways it had never done so with any woman. Not even his....Hisana. Her image flashed into his mind and he suddenly shut down his emotions.He withdrew himself from her so quickly she had to catch herself against the built in seat. She shivered for a moment before being enveloped in a rush of flame. Her eyes came up to meet his. "I thank you for my rescue from the place of death I was quickly heading towards. I see you also regret our interaction. Thus as a favor I will relieve you of any memory of tonight's festivities."
Byakuya saw tears fill those suddenly ever changing eyes. Eyes he knew, from some where, but where....or was it when? She stood her hair dropping down to twist around her and then reveal a uniform of red, a flower of white emblazed the front of it. The water of the yet running shower turned into a dense fog. "I am the last of my kind. I am the creature you have all been ordered to capture if not kill. I am the Soul Smith.....but I am also your guardian.Thus being I must protect you from all true harm and knowing so much will indeed endanger you and yours. Let the heart and head forget what all has been this night. Let you be safe and no longer in danger. I ask you my Lord my God and my Lord Arch Angel Michael to do this in your name I pray. Let it be."
Jamie suddenly appeared and kissed his forehead. "Thank-you for my first true kiss. Good-bye." Byakuya slid slowly to the ground, his eyes drifting down. "No, do not go. Don't …..go." HIs hand that had reached out to grab her arm slid from it slowly reluctantly. Jamie eased his head onto the arm that had landed on the opposite seat. "Thank-you my Arch Angel and my God. I will give up my stupid attempts to rejoin my people from this day on. He said for me to grow. For him I will. For the mate I will never accept. I can and will do this for him." Then she was gone from the apartment.