Unplanned: Ch 3
Chapter 3: Elders' Verdict
Renji sighed, his laughter dying down as he leaned against a tree beside the koi pond. He smiled softly as he looked at the calm waters, until a koi jumped, sending ripples across the glass like surface. "Funny how things can end up," he mumbled.
"Huh?" Ichigo looked over to the pondering redhead. It wasn't like Renji to be so deep in thought.
"I was just thinking, it's weird how things turn out," Renji repeated, rephrasing his words this time.
"You mean like how you can think everything's normal, and then find out one of your best friends is pregnant with his boss' kid?" Ichigo asked, his voice teasing.
Renji laughed, "Yeah, like that." His smile died, and he looked up to the branches of the tree above him. The sigh that left him this time wasn't happy, but distressed. The sound drew Ichigo's attention.
"Hey," he knelt down so he was eye level with the other, "What's wrong?"
Renji didn't meet Ichigo's eyes. "Is it wrong to want to keep it?" he whis