"Still alive like always dattebayo! Our assignment load as increased so that’s why we haven’t been around so much! I sure you know how that goes though, heh." The thought about visiting one of his best friends had crossed him constantly however, but with his missions, it was hard to get any time off.
Rukia nodded slowly. “I understand. I figured you were both busy. I just had to make sure you were okay.” She smiled softly. “So you gonna leave me hanging out here in the sun or are we gonna go back to your place baka?”