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Disclaimer: I don't own Bleach. That honor goes to Tite Kubo.

Author's Note: Sentences 12 and 24 are connected, and sentences 18 and 34 are/could be
considered connected.
Elements Collide
Author: RadiantBeam
Host: FF
1. Forgive
The first time they actually fought, Matsumoto disappeared for the day and Hitsugaya agonized
over how to make it up to her; when she came back to the office later, there was a bottle of sake
on the table, and her captain had vanished.
2. Jealousy
Hitsugaya liked to think he wasn’t the jealous type, but there was no denying the small ache in his
chest every time Matsumoto disappeared with Gin Ichimaru.
3. Reassurance
For the longest time after Gin’s betrayal, Matsumoto slept on the office couch when she should
have been home, just to hear her captain’s footsteps and feel the cold come whenever he
4. Always
He complains that she is lazy and air-headed and God knows what else, but she’s always there
fighting at his side when he needs her.
5. Protective
Matsumoto never minded how the girls on Earth cooed over Hitsugaya; she just kept her ear open
for that one less than appropriate comment, just so she could correct it.
6. Bond
They both lost someone after the betrayal of Captain Aizen, and as a result their own bond grew
stronger as they turned to each other for support.
7. Regret
There were times when Matsumoto would wake from a nap or return from drinking to find
Hitsugaya hard at work, doing the paperwork meant for her, and felt a small tug of regret; and
during those times, she honestly believed he deserved someone better than her.
8. Shatter
The only time Matsumoto ever cried in front of her Captain was when she handed in her
resignation; the tears came after he refused to sign it and instead pulled her into his arms,
holding her as she wept.
9. Truth
“Yeah, Matsumoto’s pretty bad sometimes… but I don’t think I’d want her any other way, y’know?”
10. Dare
It was the longest running dare between them; Hitsugaya would get drunk if Matsumoto stayed
11. Opinion

Shy Matsumoto usually preferred men with more… ahem… experience. And it drove her insane. 24. but he thinks she has a beautiful singing voice. 22. and there was nothing she could to save him. and Hitsugaya desperately prayed that she was to far under its control to realize that it was trying to make her kill her Captain. what do you think I’m saying?” 23. 19. and two. 12. he discovered someone had laid a blanket over him. Need “You can’t just quit.They never knew it. after one of her earliest missions with Hitsugaya. they either think he is her son. 15. but Matsumoto was aware of everything the Hollow was making her do. Manners He was always. and in her head she screamed. Sarcasm “Oh. the way he leered at Matsumoto when she wasn’t looking made him a little to eager to summon Hyourinmaru. sound asleep. this division would be nothing without you leading it!” 16. the bets just kept piling up. she awoke in the Fourth Company General Relief Station to find him slumped in his chair beside her bed. but there was something cute about the way he was always so tentative when he kissed her. as she watched she could see him trickling away right before her eyes. or they wonder how a shrimp like him hooked a babe like her. Domination The Hollow was controlling Matsumoto’s movements like a puppet on a string. Dislike There were two reasons Hitsugaya disliked Gin: one. of course (and never doubted it). and Matsumoto was actually doing paperwork for once. Melody He’ll never tell her this. 18. 17. 14. . 13. Stream This wasn’t how it was supposed to be. but hearing how she kissed and actually feeling how she kissed were two totally different things. 21. So. no. but almost everyone in the Seireitei decided that they’d get together sooner or later. 20. Now if only she’d find better music. I totally hate you… really. when he woke up the next morning. Care The one time Hitsugaya did get drunk he staggered back to the office and passed out on the couch. but she was trapped in the dark and there was nothing she could do. Difference He’d heard that Matsumoto had experience. There Matsumoto always remembers how. Polite. Darkness Hitsugaya didn’t know this. he had that damn annoying smile. Misconception There are two types of reactions when people see them together.

34. Matsumoto. there’s some paperwork I need you… and she’s gone again in record time… MATSUMOTO!!!” 37. Privacy Hitsugaya rather liked this mind reading business. Hitsugaya is a genius. one is more than enough for her.” he whispers. and two. 32. 26. or to stay with the boy who had earned her respect. to bad neither of them was willing to admit it. and somehow just as fire and ice couldn’t exist without each other. he made Hinamori bleed (Hitsugaya would never forgive him for it). can we keep him?” 38. 31. to follow the man who was her oldest friend and first love. and then he’s off in a flash. because she knew Hitsugaya would be there with her. they couldn’t exist without each other. Exist His element was ice and her element was fire. 36. 30. but Hitsugaya always believed she would someday. he’s so tiny… just a baby. Question “Aww. Orihime called him a kitten. and she gapes for a moment before a big grin breaks out on her face and she races after him. 27. Relationship There were two kinds of relationships between a Captain and his/her Assistant. Tag His breath is cool against her cheek. because deep down they are both still children. or romantic. a wound from when she took a blow meant for Hitsugaya. 29. Their relationship seemed to be leaning more toward romantic. Red “Hey. one. Scar Matsumoto has always enjoyed showing off her battle scars. familial. War She knew this was leading to a war. he made Matsumoto cry after he left (Something else Hitsugaya would never forget or forgive). Torn For the first time in her life she had to make a choice that would change everything. I think. It gave him all kinds of information to blackmail Matsumoto with so she’d do paperwork. Recovery . Vanish “Eh. and somehow she was kind of okay with that. look at him Captain. Enough Matsumoto will admit yes. Hatred There were two reasons Hitsugaya hated Gin. but her unchallenged favorite is long and jagged and slashes down her back. and she knew one day she would have to face Gin and possibly kill him. Matsumoto… you’re supposed to keep that red stuff on the inside. you know…” 33. 35. 28. Faith Eventually the time came when Matsumoto wondered if she would ever achieve bankai. “Tag.25. you’re it. but she wouldn’t have anymore people running around like him.

44. Matsumoto smiled and lifted her eyes. 40. Name He’s only called her Rangiku a few select times.Only once did Matsumoto get really sick as a result from drinking way to much. and as he tilted his head back to catch a snowflake on his tongue. mimicking his gesture. Hitsugaya never left her bedside once. he promised he’d never leave her the way Gin did. 48. 43. Understand They wouldn’t always understand each other. he knows this as well. Innocence There was something about snow that always seemed to bring out the child in Hitsugaya. he used the weeks of healing to make Matsumoto do as much paperwork as he wanted. but she seems content just the way things are. 47. they both figured it was only a matter of time before their wielders felt the same. Captain…” she smiles tiredly. 41. did you?” The End . and she accepts this. Conspiracy Neither of them knew this. Payback The time Hitsugaya broke his leg on a mission was the best time of his life. and he loves her anyway. 46. “Why are you crying? You didn’t think I’d be killed that easily. she comes to him without question and helps him carry his burden. rain pounding and lightning flashing as thunder rumbles overhead. 42. Hitsugaya always stood from another roof and watched her. the whole day. so when he says her name. 39. Boundary There were times when Matsumoto got up early. just to watch the sun rise. but he never joined her. if she really ever wanted to. Fear Only Matsumoto knows that Hitsugaya is deathly afraid of storms. they were long) in that school uniform and knew he was going straight to Hell. but Hitsugaya made a promise to her. so he never asks her about it. Leader He knows she is strong enough and smart enough to lead the division. but they were okay with that. so whenever one rolls in. 49. 50. but Hitsugaya took one look at her legs (damn. Promise Matsumoto never knew this. because they understood enough. 45. Revival “Hey. Charm Because her… assets were always in his face. Never She knows she will never be Hinamori. she pretends to be asleep when he sneaks into her room and curls up beside her for comfort. usually whenever the weight of the world’s really bearing down on his shoulders and he needs someone to help him support it. reaching up to touch his cheek. but their Zanpakutous had taken quite a liking to each other. they had lost their charm.

. I love HitsuMatsu. in my opinion.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXX My first attempt at anything besides IchiRuki. Don't know why. Hinamori can have Kira or something. so please forgive me for any OOCness.. please! . Read and review.