Chapter One: The Forgotten Effect
Disclaimer: I do not own Bleach or Fairy Tail, though I wish I did.
UraharaX: In Bleach it will be right after Ichigo loses his power, but right before he gets his new abilities, bummer yeah, but I really am behind in Bleach and Fairy Tail so…that's why I have not been writing in this story partly, and partly why I am hesitant in continuing. I am starting in the Lullaby Arc, I'll just go with whatever comes out of my fingers.
Kurosaki Ichigo got up at his usual time, 7:00 AM. He had about thirty minutes to get ready and to be honest, he didn't want to. It had been about three weeks since he lost his Shinigami abilities. He could no longer see any Ghosts, Hollows, or Shinigami. He barely felt people's Reiatsu or his own for the matter. He was a normal, eighteen year old high school guy. Something he dreamed of being on occasions. He had to admit, he was a bit bored and disappointed by the sudden power loss but really didn't care.
He still had his instincts, his physical strength, and quick senses from the training he did while he was a Shinigami. He noticed Karin's growth in Reiatsu, the growth even noticeable to him. He didn't ask her about it since she didn't ask him for help, so he assumed she was coping well.
He got out of bed and took a quick shower, dressing in his school uniform. He didn't bother wearing his gray coat, just going with the simple white button up shirt and gray pants. He put on the necktie with reluctance but didn't pull it all the way up.
He grunted a bit and stopped himself for the hundredth time. Rukia wasn't here anymore, no need to go into the closet every time. He noticed the weird lion doll with the blue cross on the back of its head. No need to worry about a troublesome, perverted Modified Soul called Kon either.
He picked up his small bag and slung his arm over his shoulder, the bag hanging loosely behind him. He opened the door and went out, turning towards the staircase. He went down to the smell of toast and eggs.
Yuzu was already up and making breakfast. She wore her yellow apron that was wrapped around her small body over her sailor school uniform. She was the smallest among their family, and the one who resembled their deceased mother the most. Her hair was now shoulder length, making her resemble their mother even more. She had soft dark brown eyes and dressed more like a girl than her older sister, Karin. Her usual red hairclip was on the left side of her head.
She turned around and gave Ichigo a warm smile, "Ichi-nii. Good morning. Take a seat, I'm almost done with the eggs. Dad already left and Karin is getting ready." Ichigo nodded and sat down, picking up the newspaper for anything interesting. He was always on the lookout for anything that indicated the presence of a Shinigami or Hollow. He couldn't help but still be drawn to his old world.
He heard footsteps coming down the stairs and looked up to see Karin dressed in his high schools uniform, her obviously choosing his high school to go to. She had a gray dress, knee high black socks, and a white button up shirt with a gray coat over it. It was her first day in high school, she looked ready to take on anything.
"Morning, Ichi-nii." she noticed him reading the newspaper and sweat dropped, "What are you? An old man?" he grunted and buried his face into the newspaper again.
"Morning, Yuzu. Where's dad?" Karin sat down across from Ichigo, leaning back with her right arm on top of the chair, her body turned slightly to the right so she was facing Yuzu.
"Good morning Karin, he went out for some reason. He said he had to attend to some kind of business with an old friend…" Ichigo picked up on this. Probably went out to discuss what happened with Urahara-san and Yoruichi-san…again.
Ichigo sighed and got up to go and wash his hands when his vision suddenly got blurry. His eyes widened as he stumbled, his left hand coming up to his face while his right hand gripped the table to steady himself.
Karin's head snapped to attention, looking at Ichigo intently. She gazed at him warily, her body ready to spring up.
"Ichi-nii? Are you alright…? You look kind of pale…" Yuzu came over as well, wiping her hands on her apron. She tilted her head and reached up to touch Ichigo's forehead.
Instinctively he jumped back, holding his hand up, "N-No…I'm fine. I just got up too fast…I'm heading out, not too hungry…" he picked up his bag and ran out before they could say anything.
What the hell was that…? The after effects of the Final Getsuga Tensho should have ended weeks ago… He shook his head clear of any remaining blurriness. I better go talk to Urahara about this…
He was just about to turn around when a familiar voice called out to him, "Kurosaki-kun! Good morning!" Orihime Inoue was running towards him, waving her hand at him. Behind her was the regular group of friends that were accompanying him every morning, Arisawa Tatsuki, Sado Yasutora, and Ishida Uryu.
"Yo, Kurosaki. Are you feeling better?" Tatsuki wasn't told the truth of course, she was only told he was sick and bedridden for a month, so she took the opportunity to accompany Orihime in making sure he was alright every morning.
"Are you alright…Ichigo?" Sado spoke in a calm voice, hints of concern here and there. He was big and bulky as ever. Ichigo was betting his Reiatsu rose, hell he was betting even Orihime's Reiatsu rose, she got stronger back in Hueco Mundo when he found her, so she must be even stronger right now.
"Morning, Chad, Inoue, Tatsuki, Ishida. I'm fine, stop worrying bout me so much. Jeez…" Ishida fixed his glasses, pushing the center up with his index finger, "We came here all worried and concerned for your health and this is the thanks we get, Kurosaki?" Ichigo winced a little and muttered a reluctant "thank you".
Tatsuki started to laugh while Orihime was waving her arms around, mumbling something about him not needing to thank them. Sado remained quiet as usual and Ishida just looked away.
Orihime was in her regular button up shirt and tan sweater, the short grey skirt barely covering above her knees. Tatsuki was in the same set up but had spandex shorts under her skirt, so that any guy who saw up her skirt would be instantly disappointed.
Chad and Ishida were in the same set up as him except Chad didn't bother wearing the blue-orange tie. Ishida, as expected, was in a clean and neat uniform. His white button up shirt was ironed and crispy clean, along with his long grey pants. His tie was tightly done up to his throat, his collar neat and organized. He even wore the standard belt neatly.
Ichigo observed his kind-of-normal circle of friends. He noted how different they each were, but how close they each were to him and each other. He was about to comment on this discovery when his vision blurred again, this time severely. He felt himself losing strength in his legs and body. He heard someone yell his name in the distance as he fell, his vision swarming with dark spots until total blackness engulfed him.
Ichigo groaned. He had a splitting headache and his body felt like it was on fire. His throat felt like a sandbox and he couldn't move at all. He tried opening his eyes but it took so much effort and strength that he gave up. He could feel a little bit of feeling slowly coming back to his body. He felt…a soft mattress. Was he back home? He felt a cool hand wipe his forehead. It felt like…
Ichigo groaned again and let the darkness swallow him, letting his strength leave his body and his mind.
Ichigo breathed out heavily, his eyes slowly opening. The first thing he noticed was that this was not his house, or any place he had ever been to. He painfully got up, looking around the big room. It looked like an old fashioned infirmary, rows and rows of identical crisp white beds around the room. A small desk with a lamp on it was on the far side of the room, next to a door.
The room was dimly lit by the moonlight shining through a few windows, giving it an eerie blue look. He looked around some more and saw a glass of water on the night table besides his bed. He hungrily drank the water, the cool water slipping down his throat, which felt like rough sand paper. He also noticed a piece of bread on a plate, which he picked up and gulfed down in a few bites. Still fresh… Which meant that someone was coming into his room and constantly putting new bread and water by his bed.
At least he knew that whoever was in charge of this place was a kind person. With that out of the way, he needed to find out where this place was…and what happened after he blurred out. He noticed his school uniform folded neatly on a chair by his bed. He then noticed that he was in a plain white pajama. He got up slowly, his aching muscles protesting a bit.
He stretched his legs, arms, neck, shoulders, and every possible part of his body he could stretch. He felt his body loosening and relaxing. He also noticed something that shocked him, Reiatsu. He could feel his immense Reiatsu again, as well as a few others around him. He frowned and closed his eyes, feeling the Reiatsu around him. All of the people, even small children he sensed, had the Reiatsu level of an, at least, low seat Shinigami. Which meant that everyone could see him if he was a Shinigami.
He felt one that felt a little like the Head Commander, maybe a few notches weaker but still... Now that scared him. Someone with the same level of power as the Gramps? Well…Ichigo hadn't exactly felt the Head Commander's Reiatsu when he wasn't holding back at least eighty percent of his power…anyways… Maybe that was the Head Commander? Come to think of it…if all of these people felt like Reiatsu…did that mean he was in Soul Society…?
He then realized something else, he could feel his inner power again, his Shinigami powers. He could feel Zangetsu and even the Inner Hollow. He did not believe it, no, more of he could not believe it. He saw his bag on the chair as well and quickly grabbed it, opening it up and taking out his Substitute Shinigami badge. He felt the power flowing through it again.
It couldn't be…could it? He felt a spark of excitement igniting in him and slowly moved the badge towards himself, letting the cool metal touch his heart. What happened next, Ichigo could not comprehend.
He felt power, then an immense explosion. The next thing he knew he was in the middle of a huge crater, his Shinigami Kimono covering his body once more. He felt the weight of his huge Zanpakuto on his back, the familiar white bandages wrapped around the whole thing. His familiar cleaver looking katana was on his back once more. The familiar tall black blade with a silver edge barely weighing him down. It had no tsuba or hilt as usual, and the familiar clothe was once again wrapped around his blade, change its length at his will, shortening to reveal the blade then getting longer to cover it again.
He almost jumped for joy at the sound of an all too familiar voice, "Ichigo…what in the world…how…this is not possible. How are you calling upon us again? How are you wielding us again?" he could hear the surprise and shock in Tensa Zangetsu's voice and grinned, "Yo, Tensa Zangetsu. It's nice to hear your voice…wait what? Tensa Zangetsu? Why…where is Old Man Zangetsu?"
He heard Tensa Zangetsu sighed, "Is that really important right now? What you should be wondering is how this happened… Besides, I am Zangetsu as well, I am him, he is me. Whether I'm Tensa Zangetsu or Old Man Zangetsu, I'm Zangetsu, so there really isn't a problem, right?" Ichigo could see his point but still…he missed the old man…
"Ah I guess it's alright. It's nice to hear your voice though. Did ya miss me?" he grinned a bit, scratching his head.
He heard a hysterical laugh and couldn't help flinching a little, "Miss you? Who the hell would miss some stupid idiotic softie like you? Huh? Not me!" he could hear the playfulness in the Hollow's voice and shook his head.
He grinned a little, "Good to see you too bastard." he heard a hysterical laugh again.
"So? What the hell happened? How did you bring us back huh? The Final Getsuga Tensho should have completely wiped out your Reiatsu and Shinigami powers. And me…" Ichigo couldn't answer him if he wanted, he himself had no idea where the hell he was or what the hell was happening.
"Ichigo, someone is coming, the noise and chaos you caused when you changed attracted more attention than you think…" Ichigo looked around, suddenly very aware of the gaping hole he made in this building. The whole wall was blown to bits, thankfully his body reacted and focused the full force on the wall. Besides the bed, everything else was ok.
For now…back in my body… Ichigo looked around and froze. Oh shit where is my body? He looked around frantically, moving outside with his Shunpo. Oh shit! Where is my body! He looked around frantically. That was when he looked at his chest, over his heart. He saw the mark of his Substitute Shinigami badge shape over his heart, a black marking engraved into his chest. Well this is new…
Ichigo scratched his head. So…my body is gone and I'm stuck as a Shinigami forever? Great… When I wanted my powers back this is not how I wanted them…
He sighed and turned around to go back into the building when he felt a few powerful Reiatsus coming towards him. He didn't know whether to run or not, but felt it was rude to be taken cared of then run off after destroying their building.
So he just stood there and waited for them to come. He felt the first one rounding the corner of the building. He guessed by the looks of the environment around him, he was behind the building. Now that he listened, he heard some kind of party going on towards the front. He turned towards the approaching Reiatsu. This amount…a Captain level…?
He was surprised when he faced a scarlet haired beauty. She looked about nineteen or twenty and had long Scarlet hair coming down past her shoulders. She had sharp brown eyes and was dressed clad in armor. She wore a short blue skirt that went down stopping just before her knees. She wore knee high black boots that matched her skirt and had silver armor covering her whole top body, including her arms. It had an orange cross symbol on it, reminding him of a knight.
What caught his attention was a short sword she had in her right hand, which was covered by a gauntlet. Her left hand was covered in a similar gauntlet, both of her arms were mostly armored as well. He could see the edge of some kind of symbol near her shoulder. He couldn't quite make it out.
She looked like she had some strength, he gave her that. But, without making himself sound too cocky, he knew he was stronger than her by far, even without his Bankai. He smiled a little and waved awkwardly, "Y-Yo…it's a beautiful night right?" he mentally kicked himself at his stupid comment.
The scarlet haired beauty didn't respond and kept looking at him with cold, guarded eyes. She looked up at the gaping hole in the building then back at him, "Did you do that?" she gestured with her left hand at the hole and he nodded.
"Sorry…I didn't mean to. It kind of happened by accident. I didn't mean to cause you any trouble…" she nodded a bit but seemed a little doubtful. He smiled nervously then turned his head a bit as he felt another Reiatsu coming towards him. This one felt weaker than the scarlet beauty in front of him, but he sensed an untouched potential, something strong hidden underneath. On purpose or not, he didn't know.
"Erza! Did you find out what that explosion was?" Ichigo turned around and came face to face with someone who had an outrageous colored hair that would rival his. He had tan skin and black eyes, he was an average height and was pretty built. What caught Ichigo's attention was his rose-colored spiky hair. And people said his hair was outrageous. He had some kind of red symbol on the top of his right arm, just below his shoulder. Ichigo didn't recognize it from anywhere.
He wore a silver scale scarf, a black waistcoat with gold trimmings over his chest with no shirt underneath, short white trousers that went down to his knees, a white black wristband on his left wrist and sandals. Also a scar was barely visible on the right side of his neck.
Ichigo could tell instantly that this boy had gotten into a lot of fights. His black-green eyes stared at Ichigo with a hunger for a challenge. Ichigo swore he saw steam coming out of his mouth, his teeth a bit unnaturally sharp.
"Oi, Natsu, stop fooling around, aren't we supposed to check if this was an attack?" another boy with a high Reiatsu level that almost equaled a Captain came up behind the rose-colored hair boy. He had spiky black-colored hair, with unnatural white eyes and a scar on his forehead. He wore a long white coat that came down to his upper thighs and had a black turtle neck sweater under it. He wore black pants that came down just past his knees and black boots covering the rest of his legs and feet. He looked about eighteen or nineteen, the same as the rose-colored hair boy.
"Shut up Gray! I don't care why we came out here, if this guy is strong, I'm fighting him!" Ichigo's hand instinctively came up to the hilt of his Zanpakuto, his body in his battle stance. He felt the girl behind him stiffen, but made no move to attack him.
He saw the black haired guy, Gray, look at him for a few seconds then shrug, "Do whatever you want Natsu, but if you seriously hurt him, the Master will punish you." the rose-colored hair boy, Natsu, grinned with anticipation and crouched down a bit, his hands balling up into a fist.
Ichigo frowned. Did this guy expect to beat him with no weapon? Was he under estimating him?
"Natsu! Wait a second! The Master told us to check it out, not attack!" the girl behind him spoke up a bit hurriedly, trying to calm her companion down.
Ichigo was about to speak up as well, when strange red-orange circles appeared in front of the rose-colored hair boy's hands, flames wrapping around the fists. Ichigo's eyes widened in surprise.
"Kayu no Tekken!" he felt a surge of Reiatsu coming from the boy as he suddenly leapt forward towards him. Ichigo was surprised, yes, by the flames but he could feel how weak they were. He didn't even bother drawing his Zanpakuto and merely caught his fist. He felt immense power radiating from his body, more power then he ever felt before.
"Ichigo…your powers are stronger right now…but you need to take it easy…your body is still getting used to being a Shinigami again…too much power and your body will be strained. No Bankai or Hollow Mask for now, no Getsuga Tensho either. Got it?" Ichigo absently nodded then refocused on his opponent, who had his mouth agape, his eyes filled with shock.
Ichigo stilled remembered the nifty technique of covering his body with Reiatsu to weaken blows and even slashes from Zanpaktos. He had never tried to fully make a shield with it, but he guessed it was no different from shooting out an immense blast of Reiatsu through Getsuga Tensho so he experimented in the past, covering and pumping his body with Reiatsu to block blows completely. He figured that was how those damn Captains kept catching his blade.
Ichigo refocused on his opponent in front of him, who was still trying to force his hand forward. Ichigo saw the shock in the black-haired boy's face too, his crossed arms loosening a bit, his mouth slightly agape.
Ichigo looked into the rose-colored hair boy's eyes, speaking calmly, "I am not here to fight, so let's not do this?" it seemed like this only provoked the rose-colored hair boy, who just jumped back and slammed his fists together, a red-orange circle appearing in front of him.
"You're strong…you're very strong! I'm going all out!" Ichigo felt another wave of power coming from the boy in front of him. Ichigo didn't want to fight, not with someone he didn't know. He was about to draw his Zanpakuto, when he felt the girl behind him move quickly towards him.
Ichigo was going to turn around and face her, but was surprised when she ran past him and slammed her fist into the rose-colored hair boy's head.
"Natsu! For once, listen to me! Didn't I tell you to stop attacking everyone you meet? Didn't the Master also tell you this? Think Natsu!" he heard a small chuckle from the black-haired boy, Gray, followed by another sound of someone being hit, "You too Gray, don't support Natsu in his fighting!"
Ichigo slowly turned around and saw the two boys in headlocks, by the scarlet haired beauty. He smiled awkwardly at the scene, scratching the back of his head, "Uh…I'm sorry for the trouble…I didn't mean to break the wall…I'll pay for it however I can…"
He saw the scarlet haired beauty turn to him and smile, "Oh don't worry about it, we have a nature mage so we can just ask her to repair the wall the best she can. I'm Erza Scarlet, it is nice to meet you."
"I'm Kurosaki Ichigo, it is nice to meet you too…can I ask, where exactly I am?" Ichigo looked around, taking in what little he could see. It seemed like a medieval kind of place, the buildings all seemed to be made out of wood and stone. He could feel Reiatsu all around him in the air, which was giving him more power, plus his own immense Reiatsu that practically tripled since his last fight. He didn't want to think about how powerful he would be with his Mask on…
He looked up as Erza let go of the boy called Natsu and the other boy called Gray. They both straightened up and looked at Ichigo, one with boredom and the other with excitement.
"Yo! I'm Natsu Dragneel! Nice to meet you man!" Natsu grinned and made an ninety degree angle with his right arm, placing his left hand on his bicep, "You're pretty strong!"
Ichigo nodded at Natsu and turned to the other boy, "I'm Gray Fullbuster…nice to meet you."
Ichigo nodded but felt a little awkward, pointing a finger at Gray, "Nice to meet you too…but, why are you in your boxers…?" Gray looked at Ichigo with confusion then noticed that his clothes were missing and nowhere to be found.
"Whoa! Holy crap! When the hell did this happen?" Ichigo saw Natsu laughing and Erza was just ignoring the whole thing, so he assumed this happened a lot.
"So not cool Gray! Ha ha! Why are you stripping?" Ichigo sweat dropped as Gray started yelling at Natsu, "Oi! I don't even remember taking em off! Why the hell does this happen, in front of the stranger no less!"
Ichigo watched as Gray ran off towards the front of the building to look for his clothes. He had them on a second ago…how would they have ended up at the front? Ichigo shook his head of the thought and looked at Natsu and Erza.
Erza smiled a bit and moved her body slightly to the right, her right arm extended to the side, "Why don't you come with us? The Master thought it was you who caused the explosion but asked us to come out here to check what the commotion was about, just in case."
Ichigo nodded and had no idea who this "Master" was but guessed he was the one in charge. He moved forward, following the strange duo towards the front of the building.
The quiet infirmary didn't hint on the chaos he would see before him. It looked like an old fashioned all out brawl. Tables and chairs were flying in all directions, and various small objects like plates and bottles were being thrown at different people. He saw some people drinking quietly to the side or eating dinner, ignoring the whole brawl .
Everyone was dressed in various different outfits, some old fashioned, some regular casual clothes that weren't exactly the modern day attire. He saw a cowboy looking guy with pistols and a cowgirl looking girl with a hat. He saw a man dressed in an all body black suit with holes over them and even an huge guy with white hair dressed in an black school uniform.
Ichigo looked around and quickly followed Erza, noticing Natsu was gone and was nowhere to be found. Ichigo was about to ask Erza where he went when he heard his voice amidst the huge brawl in the middle.
He followed Erza up to a bar with a beautiful white haired woman behind the counter, who was smiling as if everybody in this place wasn't fighting and trying to kill each other. She looked up as Erza approached, who sat down on a stool in front of the white haired woman.
"Hey, Mira, where is the Master?" Ichigo sat down next to Erza, looking around once more and then focused on the barmaid, Mira.
"Oh, he had to go to his office for a second, an urgent letter arrived a moment ago. I see our patient woke up." Mira turned to Ichigo and smiled, tilting her head to the side a bit, "Hello, I'm Mirajane, please call me Mira. I was one of the people who found you with Erza."
Ichigo nodded and smiled a bit, extending his hand, "I'm Kurosaki Ichigo, it is nice to meet you. Um, thank you for saving me…" she smiled back at him warmly.
"Oh no! You don't need to thank me, we are always happy to help anyone in need, it's what Fairy Tail does!" Mira smiled widely and clasped her hands together.
Ichigo looked at Erza and Mira confused, "Fairy tale? What are you talking about? Fairy tale as in stories?"
Erza and Mira's eyes widen in surprise. They both looked at each other, then back at Ichigo, "You've never heard of Fairy Tail…?"
Ichigo shook his head, his hand coming up to scratch the back of his head, "Um, I've heard of fairy tales, like stories? Made up myths and stuff?"
Erza and Mira both blinked, then both let out a small laugh. Mira covered her mouth, holding in her giggles, "Oh you are teasing us. Because Fairy Tail sounds exactly like Fairy Tale. How funny."
Ichigo looked at them with a hopeless look, "Ah well…I actually don't even know where I am, one moment I'm going to school, the next thing I know, I'm passing out and I ended up here… Am I in a Fairy Tale? What is this place?" Erza and Mira immediately stopped laughing, once again looking at each other then back at Ichigo.
"Well…lets wait for the Master to come, then we'll talk about anything you like." Mira smiled warmly at Ichigo again, who in return, smiled back at her as well. He felt something flying towards them and reacted quickly, using Shunpo to appear behind whatever was flying towards him and grabbing it from behind.
Ichigo was surprised to see Natsu in his hands. It seemed that during the brawl he was sent flying.
"Awesome! You're so fast!" Natsu grinned at Ichigo, who was holding Natsu by the back of his shirt. He let Natsu down and was suddenly very aware of the people staring at him. Even the brawlers stopped to stare at him. Did he do something wrong?
Everyone started whispering amongst themselves quietly. Ichigo didn't know what he did wrong, everyone was talking amongst themselves and occasionally looking back at him then back to their little circle of people.
He was about to speak up when an elderly voice rang out through the room, "Now, aren't we all being a little rude to our guest? I know you all have horrible manners but I do know I taught you better than this…" Ichigo looked up and was surprised to see a very short old man standing on the rail of the second floor, his arms crossed.
Everyone started to sheepishly smile, rubbing their heads or looking away. He heard a simultaneous, "Sorry Master." and watched as everyone went about their own business, either back to drinking or eating.
Ichigo watched as the old man just jumped down, landing on his feet swiftly. He walked over to the bar and jumped up onto the counter, sitting down with his legs crossed. He smiled and turned his head to Mira, "Give me one drink, and keep them coming."
Ichigo immediately stood up straight when the old man faced him. He could feel the man's Reiatsu. Almost the same as the Head Commander. He didn't know how so much power could fit into such a small guy, then again, Toshiro was pretty short and he was an elite Captain. Neliel was so small yet the third ranking Espada, though her powers only showed when she got her normal body back.
"That speed…you're a powerful boy." Ichigo saw the fierce look the old man was giving him, staring into his eyes. He swore he could feel the old man looking straight into his soul, well he was actually looking at his soul, but that was not the point.
"Ah um…I…" the old man smiled warmly and held his hand up, "I wasn't trying to make you feel uncomfortable, my apologies. I'm Makarov, the Master of the Fairy Tail Guild. Who might you be?"
Ichigo found himself straightening up again, "I'm Kurosaki Ichigo, sir." he heard the old man chuckle.
"No need to be formal, Ichigo. Speak freely. I may not look it, but I'm a pretty fun old man!" Makarov grinned happily as he lifted his mug of beer.
Ichigo nodded and relaxed his stance, gazing around the strange place once again. Everyone was laughing and enjoying themselves, even while they were throwing punches at each other. This place reminded him of the Eleventh Division barracks, where everyone was so tough and were always training and fighting in the division dojo.
Ichigo turned back to Makarov, "Excuse me Gramps, where exactly am I? I really don't remember how I got here, let alone where here is…"
Makarov nodded a bit, "You're in the merchant town Magnolia, in the Kingdom of Fiore. This is the Guild of Fairy Tail. Don't worry, we are a nice guild, despite our reputation."
Ichigo stared at Makarov with a look of total confusion. "Magnolia? Fiore? Where is that…? Is that in Europe or Russia or something? America? I'm pretty sure I'm not anywhere near Soul Society…" Makarov looked bewildered. Erza and Mira looked at each other again then back at Ichigo, again.
"You don't know the Kingdom of Fiore…? Where are you from…?" Erza spoke up, taking a step forward.
Ichigo turned to her, a small glint of worry in his eyes, "I'm from Japan! Karakura town! Mashiba!" he was starting to panic a little bit. I'm getting a bad feeling about this…
"Ichigo. Something is wrong, this place is different, no…I think this whole world is different. I can feel it, I know you can feel it too, this place is different from your world, but it is also different from Soul Society." Tensa Zangetsu spoke up suddenly, somehow sensing the thoughts that were creeping up in the back of Ichigo's mind.
"This place is also different from Hueco Mundo. It doesn't feel anything like that weird sand box. It doesn't feel like Las Noches either. This place is a whole new level buddy! Ha ha ha! Good luck Ichigo…wait…if he is in trouble…." the annoying voice of his inner hollow faded at the end as he finally remembered that Ichigo's problems, were his problems as well.
Ichigo refocused on Makarov as he spoke up, "I…have never heard of any of those places. They don't sound like any towns in Earth Land…are you from the East?"
Ichigo looked a little stunned, running a hand down his face. Where the hell was he…? Japan wasn't a random place, he knew that any country or nation has heard of Japan, who hasn't? There was the possibility that this place was some sort of isolated town, not keeping up with the present, kind of place. But a whole country? He highly doubted it.
"How did I get here? Who brought me here?" Ichigo looked back at Makarov, who was looking intently at Ichigo.
"Well, you made quite a dramatic entrance actually…I found you while I was out for a walk in the Canyons. I was walking with Mira and Erza here to discuss some issues when suddenly we saw these small blue specks of energy, maybe magic, falling down like snow. It was only falling in one small area, quite rapidly. We watched as they fell, forming slowly, but surely, into an human being. When it was fully formed, you were there…we didn't know what to do. We assumed you used some sort of powerful transportation magic and exhausted yourself. But now I see that this was not the case…so what exactly did you do, before appearing here in such an peculiar manner?" Makarov stroked his chin, looking at Ichigo as he drank his beer.
Ichigo closed his eyes, needing to think for a second. By how the gramps was describing it, Ichigo was betting he dissolved into Spiritual Particles and then reformed somewhere else. That meant that after he passed out, he dissolved. Did that mean he died? Did that mean he was in the after-life, of the after-life?
"I don't think so, Ichigo. You didn't die a second time, I'm sure of it. If you died again, I would not be here." Zangetsu spoke up again, answering his thoughts.
"Don't be forgettin me!" Ichigo rubbed his forehead, opening his eyes. Could you two not speak in my head one after the other, it is surprisingly, giving me a headache.
He heard a grumble from his Inner Hollow and an small mutter of apology from Tensa Zangetsu.
"Ah um…no, it'll take me a while to explain all that, and it is really complicated so…lets skip that for now…" Ichigo felt immensely tired, despite his sleep in the bed upstairs.
He was about to speak when he felt his eyes blur again. He felt his body swaying and finally fall back. He heard distant yells and vaguely remembered his friends doing the same exact thing. He finally closed his eyes, giving into the darkness.
Uraharax: Ah well, it turned out better than I thought, some parts could have used more effort and precision but I guess I got lazy. I usually get bored with a story real fast, so I apologize. I have decided to send some more Bleach characters, I've read a lot of stories that only sent the main character into the other world, so I thought I'd change it up a bit. I know sending one is easier and more interesting I guess, but I want to send more. I'm planning on sending a couple I like. Currently it is either Urahara Kisuke and Shihoin Yoruichi couple or just the Kuchiki siblings, pairing Rukia with Ichigo and Byakuya with Erza. I'll do whatever. Sorry for making Ichigo a bit OOC.