Yes! I knew Makoto-sensei’s novel just had to have Rukia in it.
cries because my Japanese is so mediocre
Full trans from yours truly~
The day before the lieutenant appointment ceremony
“Something certain” blossomed within Rukia’s heart
“Rukia-sama, what are your thoughts on doing your hair before the ceremony?”
My longtime maid was looking forward to tomorrow’s Thirteenth Division lieutenant appointment ceremony.
I touched my hair. It really was slightly longer now.
“That sounds good… Then, can I ask you to arrange things?”
She clapped her hands together in front of her chest and smiled happily.
“I’ll have the barber here for when you come back.”
“Ah, I’m relying on you then.”
“Just leave it to me!”
That same day, since Captain Ukitake said that “there are some things that should be taken care of before the ceremony tomorrow,” I returned home slightly earlier than usual, before the sun had even set.
Even so, the maid had still managed to arrange for the barber to arrive at exactly the same time I did.
I was very much surprised by this and expressed my deep appreciation.
“I am beyond honored to receive your praise! This is all thanks to the efficacy of the Kuchiki family’s intelligence network!” she said, as she smiled and puffed out her chest.
“Well then, Rukia-sama. What would you like today? The same as before, just a small trim?”
The old barber asked as he wrapped a soft cloth around my neck that draped over my shoulders.
The large mirror in front of me reflected my own self, with my slightly longer hair.
I narrowed my eyes, and smiled.
There it was… Hisana-sama… Nee-sama’s features.
“Please cut it short.”
There was no longer any reason to cling to those features.
No matter if it was between Nee-sama or Nii-sama and myself, there existed a real and certain bond.
That was something I believed in.
The barber bowed deeply and, afterwards, cut off my hair.