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Whistle: After a long break I might add

Mist: Oh be quiet

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Mist: Ok! Also, this will be the first time I'm going to be writing a story in First Person POV in a fanfic, so tell me what you think after, do u like it or do u want me to switch it back to third person

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Chapter five: Lost my grip

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(Toshiro's POV)

I looked around at my friends waiting for an answer –but the normally loud-mouthed members of the SIS were strangely silent at the moment.

Finally Ray spoke, "It's good to have you back…" He told me, an almost sad smile on his face.

But Abila frowned. "He's hardly back!" She complained. "Now we have to explain the last twenty days to him!"

I raised an eyebrow in confusion. "What are you talking about?"

Ray smiled at me and patted me on my head before leading me to a desk in the back row. "We'll talk again at lunch," he said, "For now all you need to know is that you are going to have to pretend to not like us –pretend we're your most hated enemies."

I tilted my head as I sat down. "Am I undercover?" I asked him, "Did we all join some super-secret organisation?"

"Something like that," He smiled knowingly before walking away leaving me more confused than before.

In search of answers I checked my mind to see if Hyourinmaru knew anything, but the stupid dragon was asleep and the last thing I needed during class was a cranky dragon so I decided to leave him like that. I could handle a few hours of confusion, right?

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Turns out I was wrong –I didn't even last twenty minutes.

And it's all because of Ichigo, Rukia and their friends…

It all started five minutes before the bell was to ring. I was sitting down quietly reading over some notes and eavesdropping on my friends –even though that only led to some amusing discoveries about Abila's love life and Ray's opinion on politics (Not that he hasn't made it clear enough already). Ichigo and his group of friends strolled in talking away like crazy people and had immediately flocked to my desk and asked me how I was coping with my sickness.

When did I get sick?

Ichigo seemed to sense my confusion. "Hey, Toshiro, is something wrong?" He asked me, "It's like you don't know what we're talking about."

"Well I just… umm…" Well this would be a first; I really don't know how to answer this question.

Rukia frowned at me and put her hand on my forehead. "He has a bit of a fever," She said after a moment, "Maybe we should take him down to the nurses office?"

"Don't worry about me," I told them, "I'm fine –really!"

The others still didn't look convinced.

"Alright…" Rukia finally said, "But after school I want you to go straight home and to sleep."

I nodded at her.

Ichigo looked like he was about to object but as he opened his mouth the bell rang and they all had to go back to their own seats.

I sighed in relief to myself. "Saved by the bell again," I muttered before closing up my notes.

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Fortunately for me the first two blocks went by rather quickly and now was the time for me to finally get some answers. This in mind I set out to find my friends –hoping desperately for no interruptions.

But of course as per usual the world has it out for me.

The tired yawning of a sleepy dragon filled my minds ears, alerting me that Hyourinmaru was finally awake.

'Bout time you woke up!' I joked.

Hyourinmaru laughed in response. 'Well you're sure in a good mood today,' he said, surprised, 'Did anything exciting happen while I was asleep?'

I wasn't sure what he was so surprised about but decided to ignore it. 'Not really,' I answered him.

'Well, what are you doing now?' He asked me.

'Looking for my friends,' I answered, eyes scanning through the sea of faces.

I felt Hyourinmaru stir in my mind. 'Since when do you consider anyone your friend?' He asked me uneasily.

His tone freaked me out but his wording sounded like a joke. 'What are you talking about?' I asked him, 'Actually, you know what. Ha ha very funny. Next time you feel like teasing me can you do me a favor and not use such a serious tone? You had me freaked out for a minute there.'

Hyourinmaru didn't answer me but I could have sworn I heard him mutter 'why does he think I'm joking?'

I shrugged off the weirdness –opting instead to continue my search.

A small amount of time later I found Ray and the others on the roof of the school sitting down on a picnic blanket not unlike the one we used to sit on back at Gotto. Which led me to wonder why we weren't at Gotto and… where is Mire?

I raced over to them. "Sorry I took so long!" I told them.

Suddenly I felt Hyourinmaru's cold presence become stronger.

'What are you doing?' He asked me.

'Umm… running over to have lunch with my friends?' I offered.

'What the hell are you… no! NO! NO! NO!' Hyourinmaru started screaming in panic.

'Stop screaming!' I told the dragon, 'You're freaking me out!'

Suddenly I felt Ray grab my arm –snapping me back to reality. "What's wrong?" He asked me worriedly.

"Hyour…" I stopped myself before I said too much; after all, I don't know how much they know about me.

Apparently Ray knew more than I thought because as I trailed off he nodded as though in understanding before placing his hand on my forehead and speaking a chant in a language I didn't recognise. As the words left my friends mouth everything in my head went silent, almost as if he had muted the dragon.

"Better?" He asked me.

I nodded in response before sighing in relief.

"It would appear that although you have retrieved your memories Hyourinmaru has not," Ray mused, "For now it would be safest to keep him silent."

I nodded in agreement as Ray sat me down on the picnic blanket.

Abila passed me a juice box. "Drink this," She told me, "It should help with the headache."

"Thank you," I thanked her as I took the juice box.

"I'm sure you must have a lot of questions to ask us," Kai began, "But first things first. We need to make sure that we're all on the same side right now."

This confused me. "What so you mean by that?" I asked him.

"What I mean is," Kai sighed, "You need to join us."

That didn't clear anything up…

"What Kai means to say is that our little group is now a part of something much bigger," Ray explained to me, trying his best to be calming, almost as if he knew that what he was going to say next would anger me, "We, minus Mire, have pledged allegiance to an organization known as the Haiv. The Haiv are a group of magic being determined to preserve the environment –no matter what the cost."

"That doesn't sound so bad," I commented.

"Well here's the part that will," Abila scuffed.

"Don't talk like that Abila!" Kai snapped at her, "This won't be like last time!"

"You have to much hope for your own good!" Abila snapped back.

"What are they talking about?" I asked Ray.

Ray sighed slightly and put a hand on my shoulder as though to steady me. "The Haiv have alliances with many like-minded organisations," Ray started, "Currently we are do a… exchange student program with one of them."

I tilted my head in confusion.

"What I'm trying to say is…" Ray took a deep breath, "I can't say it… just sense Kai's spirit energy."

I didn't understand what he meant by that but as Kai unmasked his spirit energy everything became way to clear.

"You working for Aizen!" I barely managed to choke out.

Officially, worse day ever.

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Mist: I am soooooooooooooooo sorry that this took so long!

Whistle: I'll try to get her to update more often

Mist: I've just been through a lot this school year

Whistle: Ya, her best friend turned into a sex obsessed little ******* **** ^**&^$&&$^& $^&&&^

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