Orihime the Hopeful
Orihime was a little afraid. Okay, she was really afraid; she could admit that. But come on, she'd been through a lot recently. First she'd been kidnapped, then she'd been assaulted in her cell, been saved by one of her kidnapper's coworkers, been forced to heal him, saved by the man she loved, then; just as it looked like they'd be able to escape with the help of the elite captains, she was kidnapped
again. To make it worse, the entire dimension she and her friends were in had been sealed off by Azien, making escape impossible.
Sadly, if you can believe it, things were getting worse. The one who was watching her now, Ulquiorra, was advancing on her with a mad look in his eye. He had never understood her feelings, or any feeling in general. So when she had told him she still had faith in her friends, despite the overwhelming odds, he started getting a little crazy.
"Hearts, you say? You Humans are always so quick to speak of such things. As though you carry your hearts in the ver