Prompt: Something tense and even a little angry with Jyuushiro and Byakuya
A/N: I know I posted something earlier today, but I was grumpy about it, so... again!
"Why do you persist?" Jyuushiro demanded.
"Rukia is simply not ready for the dangerous Seated positions."
"Or is it you who are not ready?"
Byakuya looked at the sky over Jyuushiro's head.
"Senpai, you are far too accustomed to losing subordinates."
"I... what?" The faces of the dozens that had died with Kaien's wife flashed through Jyuushiro's memory.
"You let Shiba-kun die. I will not allow Rukia to share his fate."
Jyuushiro shook his head. "Rukia saved what was more important than his life. She saved his heart."
Jyuushiro added softly, "You make me wonder: where is yours?"