: Kuchiki ByakuyaRank
: 6th Division CaptainPersonal records, entry #4
When I came round again after being sucked into the sky, I found myself in a dark alley
looking at Rukia ordering five men to beat up another one. So we had changed locations and were back in our bodies. Not that our first situation made much sense, but this time I appeared to be the leader of a yakuza group, with Rukia ("Chappy") as my second in commad and found myself perpetually interrupted by "him"... Fortunately, this time I managed to find Senbonzakura
, which seemed to allow me to be myself more easily. However, the sudden arrival of Kurosaki could not have been worse timing-wise and I found myself proving him once more what an idiot he is. And it turns out he somehow works for me too. I am unsure whether this is a good or a bad thing.
At least he was able to take us to Ukitake
and we found ourselves in the kitchen of what appeared to be a mansion. I had things to discuss with him so I didn't stay long and let all the youths get reacquainted, since that seems to be the sort of thing they like to do.
After a rather pointless discussion (why was I expecting anything else?), I followed Rukia's reiatsu out to the garden and stumbled upon a scene I really ought to have known nothing about
. I suppose the shock it gave me made my "character" come out and I found myself talking nonsense again before I grabbed Senbonzakura to stop it. My gesture was unfortunately mistaken as an attack, and Rukia fired a binding spell at me
. I know I could and should have avoided it, but I found myself rooted to the spot, unable to believe that she would be prepared to attack me for his sake. I felt how truly sorry she was but my concerns laid mainly with Renji, who, as a Vice Captain, should have known better than to sprawl in a hot tub, with my sister or with anyone else for that matter. Unfortunately, "Cherry Bloosom" took over again and made me announce that the two of them should be married
. Rukia understood it right away. Renji, on the other hand, seemed to need a lot more time for the meaning to sink in. But when the announcement was made
, there was no more room for doubt.
Rukia promptly ran away and I found myself stumbling back into the kitchen
, still trying to convince myself that I had not said what I had said. The female ryoka -- whose first name is Orihime, now I know that much -- promptly offered me some food, which I politely refused, just as promptly. She made me tea instead. I had made up my mind about accepting food from her after the pizza she gave me last time, but there was something simmering in a corner that smelled too good to miss. I still cannot understand most of the things she says, but fortunately, Madarame-san walked in as well
, so I hoped he would distract her while I ate. He had the misfortune to mention Renji but thankfully did not attack me when he saw me grab Senbonzakura, so I thought I was safe. But while eating I found myself talking to Orihime-chan about wedding receptions
, which finally made her realise what the announcement had been all about... The two of them proceeded to tell me about the people manipulating us, but my knowledge of human technology is so limited that I could not follow all of it. I am glad that Rukia walked in
straight after because that allowed me not to pay too much attention to what Orihime-chan was doing, holding two fish like they were puppets. Rukia was obviously still very much shaken by what had happened and so I did my best to let her know I did not fully resent her
. I also told her that I could not be disappointed by her long friendship with Renji. Coming from Rukongai is not something I can hold against him since I myself married someone from one of the poorest areas... I do not know whether Rukia and I will managed to mend our relationship fully and be the brother and sister Hisana wanted us to be; every time things seem to get better, something inevitably comes to send us back to square one...