When Rukia saw Ichigo pass out from his injuries, it broke the viselike grip of fear that was constricting her heart. This is Ichigo…MY Ichigo…and he’s hurt. Because of me. She immediately went into action, “Ran, I need you to go to Rukongai and bring Retsu here. I don’t know exactly how much damage he’s taken internally, so I’d feel better if she came and checked him out.”
“I’ll leave right away…” Ran looked seriously at Rukia, “I am so sorry that I brought that buffoon here. He sort of followed me home but if I’d known that he was only coming to cause trouble…he wouldn’t have been here.”
Rukia gave her a small smile. “Ran, I know that you’re fond of Ichigo, so of course I don’t blame you for Renji’s idiotic actions. Besides,” Rukia looked at Ichigo’s prone form and sighed, “This is all my fault-no one else’s. Just please bring Retsu as soon as possible, okay?” Rangiku nodded solemnly and left to find Retsu.