outofbeauty. Here we have the completely canon situation if Rangiku were to ever get pregnant and then go into labor.
“Y’know I don’t own anythin’ fancy. But nice try, cap’n Matsumoto~" He gave her a sloppy salute, smiling all the while. Sure, he was playing along, but he really didn’t buy himself clothes like she did so he couldn’t play to that extent. Unfortunately she’d just have to go on a date with a captain on duty.
“Lemme off the hook jus’ this one, eh? You’re pretty ‘nough for the two of us anyways, it’ll be fine.”
“You really don’t? We’ll have to fix that as soon as possible — after you buy me dinner and drinks.” If he thought she was going to forget about dragging him to go and buy some fancy clothes — he might be right. It all depended on how drunk she got tonight.
“While that’s certainly true, you still need to look handsome too. You’re lucky you’re you — I wouldn’t go out to dinner with any other guy if he wasn’t all fancied up.”
“Anyway! I need to go get ready. I don’t even have a clue what I’m going to wear — why’d you have to spring this on me with no warning? I barely have time to plan an outfit! Not to mention matching make-up!” She was going to be a while, obviously.
“Eh, me? There ain’t no point fer me ta get all prettied up—I ain’t pretty. You, on th’ other hand…” He left it hanging only because he knew how much it burned her to hear at least an implication that he was attracted to her. Grinning, the captain shrugged and carried on, devious as usual.
“—‘sides, I don’t got the night off. I’m playin’ hookie jus’ for you.”
Rangiku made sure not to show any sort of reaction to his barely-there compliment. Instead, she was careful to bypass it completely. He wasn’t about to get the best of her that easily.
“But you have to dress up! It’s my birthday, so whatever I say goes.” She sounded resolute — leaving him no room for argument. He’d get dressed up and so would she and they’d go out together and it would be a date.
“Ooo~! Down girl. Thought we could go someplace nice, I’d buy ya drinks, an’ maybe call it a date.”
“There’s no way I’m saying no to that — but the real question is, are you going to get dressed up?” She wasn’t about to miss an opportunity to see him all fancy for a night.
"Yup! And tomorrow, too — but my Captain doesn’t know about that yet — did you get me sake? Is that why you can’t box it up?"
“Naughty, naughty~! It’s ta be expected, though—his fault fer not bein’ prepared.”
“——-sake? Sort of. Wanna get dressed up?”
"That was so close to the perfect sentence.” Rangiku smirked, intrigued.
“Dressed up? Why? Where are we going?” A gasp. “Are you taking me out on a date?”
”I don’t know who Bernie is.”
“Of course you do! Now, where are my presents?”
"No, I did not purchase anything. Have you tried smoothies yet? They are good for you."
“Whaaa? Did you really not get me anything, Captain? But it’s my birthday! You’re supposed to shower me in so many presents that I don’t know what to do with them!”