First of all, I own nothing except for Raine, Sakura, Kairi, and Riku. BLEACH (including characters, plot, dialogue, etc) is not, nor will it ever be, mine. That is a fact that I have to deal with every day.

I am writing this for a few reasons. Probably no one who reads this will care what they are. So here are the reasons:

1. I am currently obsessed with BLEACH.

2. I like to write.

3. In my previous writings, I think that the dialogue between characters as well as character development needs improvement.

4. I am bored.

Please note that this fanfic fits with the anime. I suggest watching the anime episodes that correspond with my written chapters. You don't have to, it's just a suggestion. To reviewers: I am a strong believer in "if you can't say anything nice, then don't say anything at all". Please remember that this is my fic and I can do whatever I want in it. Don't like it? Don't read it. Constructive criticisms are always welcome.

Spoilers are a given in this writing,'ve been warned!

For such an important mission, why did Urahara let Ichigo and friends go into the Soul Society with only Yoruichi? Wouldn't he have sent in more backup?
Besides, whoever said that only Kisuke, Yoruichi, the Visoreds, and (of course) Aizen were the only Soul Reapers to be banished or defect from the Soul Society? There have to be others, right? This is one such story. This is the story of Raine.