"Zaraki district is a long ways away. What do you plan on doing for the night?"
"I don't really know." Grimmjow shrugged.
"I guess you can stay here." I said. "It's the least I owe you for saving me."
"That sounds like a great idea."
Author's Note: For those of you who have found your way here from Sinsonte, then I hope you enjoy the sequel that CalicoUmbreon said I could write. CalicoUmbreon is the Beta reader, so hopefully everything is right. Also I would like to thank CalicoUmbreon for allowing me to write a sequel and to use Kamiki as well. Much appreciated! Well enough of that. Enjoy and don't forget to review at the end!
Disclaimer: I'm saying this once, I do not own Bleach or Kamiki. Kamiki belongs to CalicoUmbreon and Bleach to Tite Kubo.
I woke up to the sun's rays that were streaming in through the window of the house.
I startled and looked around to find the source of the snore and spotted a man lying on the floor with a blanket and a pillow.
Why is he in here?...Oh! I remember! I was attacked by that bandit and he helped me out, then I offered him a place to stay for the night. What was his name again?
I searched the room searching for inspiration to bring his name to my head. The snoring stopped and the man blinked his eyes and sat up.
"Good morning," he said gruffly.
"Grimmjow!" I shouted.
"Oh, sorry, I forgot what your name was for a moment and I just remembered," I admitted embarrassed.
"Whatever," he replied.
I got up and went to the bathroom grabbing a change of clothes and a towel. I placed my clothes on the counter and I got into the shower turning it on and letting the warm water run down my body. I groaned in delight.
The water feels so good! I better get out as soon as I'm done. I'm not sure if Grimmjow would like to take a warm shower, too.
I finished my shower and got out wrapping my towel around me and drying myself off. I pulled on my clothes and wrapped my hair in the towel.
Walking out I said, "You can shower if you want Grimmjow, but I don't think I have any clothes in your size."
He chuckled at me replying, "That's fine. I'll just take a rinse and I'll be on my way."
I made my way outside and tended to my flowers watering and fertilizing them, as well as pulling out any weeds that had decided to take root in my garden.
"These are the flowers you were carrying with you yesterday, aren't they?" I heard Grimmjow ask from behind.
"Yeah, I sell the roots and the flowers in the market," I answered.
I pulled out the last weed and stood up. Turning to face him I tossed the weeds in my hand into the pile near the forest edge where I had started a compost pile. Grimmjow smirked.
"Nothing," he answered and walked away from my house and me, going to the forest and disappearing in the shadows.
I continued gazing into the darkness hoping he wasn't really leaving me after we had both just found out that we dreamed about the other.
It is strange, how we both dreamed of each other. Maybe we really did know each other when we were alive, but is he not interested in finding out now? Maybe I said something that offended him… Well, I guess he doesn't have to stay, but I wish he would.
Sullenly I turned back to admire the Ogre Peony's and my work at keeping them watered and weeded.
The birds were singing all around with the wind rustling the leaves. I closed my eyes admiring the bird song and enjoying the sunshine on my face.
"This is the life!" I opened my eyes as a new song joined the others with a slightly different tone in it yet mocking the other birds songs. "I've got a Mockingbird for a neighbor," I commented searching the trees for a glimpse of the bird.
Yes, you do.
Startled I looked around looking for the voice I had just heard. "Hello? Is anybody out there?"
I waited, but no answer came. Strange. I shrugged and went back inside to grab a chair and a book I had picked up while in the market.
I wasn't sure how I felt about leaving Kamiki in her house alone in the forest. She had already been attacked by a bandit once, who was to say she wouldn't be again. I stopped about to turn back, No, maybe we do have some connection from when we were alive, but who's to say if that connection is still there or whether we are still even the same people as we were before. Still I can't help, but wonder what our relationship was and how we met.
I stopped once again and sighing I looked back the way I had just come. I suppose it wouldn't be a bad idea to stay near her and see if something jogs my memory or in case another bandit attacks her. She doesn't seem able to defend herself. Alright then, I guess I'm going back.
Grimmjow went back into the forest area he had already been through heading back to Kamiki's place.
This book is good! I thought. This is my new favorite author… heh, just kidding, it's the first book I've read here and if I read any books when I was alive, then I don't remember them. Great, isn't the first step to insanity talking to myself?
"I'll go water the flowers," I decided and I went inside to fill up the watering pot. I walked back outside and over to my garden where I watered the flowers growing there.
The birds and animals fell silent in the forest and I looked around.
"Why did everything get so quiet all of a sudden?" I wondered aloud.
A strange cry came through the air and I shivered as a cold chill ran down my spine. Looking around fearfully I couldn't see what had cried out. For that matter, I couldn't see any wildlife anywhere near me at all. Even the Mockingbird had fallen silent, not even attempting to imitate this strange cry. A tree crashed in the forest and I looked in that direction fearful of what was in the forest.
"Who's th…there?" I stammered.
The strange cry pierced the air once again and a tree on the perimeter of the clearing fell to the ground with a crash revealing a strange creature with a hole in its chest and a white mask on its face.
"You must be the source of this tasty spirit power, girl," the creature said.
"Spirit power? What… are you… talking about?" I asked.
The creature shifted, "If you don't know, then don't worry about it. You won't be able to worry soon enough anyways."
The creature lunged forward and the last thing I saw was a large mouth with a smaller mouth inside.
"Are you all right little lady?" someone asked.
I opened my eyes to see the creature fighting something…No, a Soul Reaper… four Soul Reapers. One was wearing the haori of a Captain and had white hair with ice blue eyes and looked to be about 10 years old.
"Hey lady, are you all right?" a female Soul Reaper, whose cleavage was showing, asked.
I nodded still in shock watching as three of the Soul Reapers surrounded the creature striking it when it was open and the fourth stood protectively in front of me.
"What is that thing?" I asked.
The Soul Reaper protecting me looked down and replied, "You don't know what a Hollow is? How long have you been in Seireitei?"
"Not very long," I answered.
"Well then, that is a Hollow. A creature you should stay away from and if you ever see one or hear one in the vicinity you should come straight to the 13 Court Guard Squads and we'll take care of it."
"Yes Sir," I managed to get out still watching the Soul Reapers take down the Hollow.
"What the?" the captain in front of me whispered. He was looking at me funny now and I was unsure of why.
"What? Is something wrong?" I asked.
"Have you heard of the term Spirit Power before?"
I nodded replying, "Yes, that Hollow thing said something about my Spirit energy being tasty, but I have no idea what spirit energy is."
"Wait here. I'll be back and I'll explain," he said before disappearing and reappearing in front of the Hollow.
He pulled out his sword and struck the Hollow who blocked his attack and countered. The Captain shouted something about Frozen Heavens. An ice dragon trailed out of his sword rising up in front of the captain and the others striking the Hollow and breaking its mask. The Hollow collapsed and began to disintegrate into thin air. I waited, awed by the beauty of the dragon that had appeared from the Captains sword. It disappeared now as he sheathed his sword and came back over to me.
"The ice dragon you saw just now was made up of my spirit energy. You have a tremendous amount and I think you would have a great chance at becoming a Soul Reaper yourself," he said.
"So spirit energy is something inside me?"
"Yes. I'm Captain Hitsugaya by the way and if choose to become a Soul Reaper, then I'll take you to the academy," he offered.
"What would I have to do as a Soul Reaper?" I asked.
"Take down Hollows and send souls in the living world to Seireitei where they won't have to fear becoming Hollows themselves."
"Then yes. I think I'll do that." He nodded and held out his hand. I took hold of it and found myself being pulled along swiftly towards this Soul Reaper Academy that Captain Hitsugaya had just mentioned.
"Damn. Where are they taking her?" I wondered.
I had heard the creature coming closer and hadn't realized that it was dangerous until the Soul Reapers had arrived and were hacking away at the creature. One of the Soul Reapers I noticed stood in front of Kamiki and wore a captain's haori. He had joined the battle killing the creature after a kind of ice dragon appeared trailing out of his sword. After the battle the Captain had started talking to Kamiki once more and then she took his hand and they left, but where did they go? Well, I suppose she doesn't require my protection anymore, but I think I'll stay and wait for her to come back.
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