Summary: What if Ichigo died protecting Masaki and had become a full-fledged soul reaper? Alternate Universe.

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23

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Chapter 1- Blood on the Pavement

June 17th, Ichigo Kurosaki is 8 years old.

Walking alongside his mother on the wet sidewalk, it was pouring down rain like there was no tomorrow. As they walked across the street, the horn of a truck was heard, heading right for the two. Young Ichigo quickly managed to push his mother out of the way. The next thing Masaki Kurosaki knew, her son appeared lifeless, lying motionless on the ground. The truck that ran him over already sped off in the distance, but it didn't matter; all that Masaki was concerned about was getting her son to the hospital. Taking out her cell phone, she dialed 911.

"911, what is your emergency?" "My son has been run over by a truck! Please send help!" Masaki hoped that Ichigo could still be saved while telling her location to the person on the phone. "The Police and Medics are on their way and will be there in a couple of minutes," the receptionist answered. 5 minutes later, shrine could be hear and the ambulance arrived, along with two Police Officers.

The medic brought Ichigo in the ambulance. Masaki was about to get in the ambulance with him, but she was stopped by one of the two police officers. "Ma'am, I am terribly sorry, but we need to ask you a few questions before you can go in, if you don't mind." Masaki, of course, knew that the Police Officers wanted to ask her some questions so that the driver of the truck who ran Ichigo over could be brought to justice.

"…Okay." That was the hardest thing she had to say, because all she wanted was to be with Ichigo. But, all she could do was watch the ambulance pull away, sirens wailing, and drive off into the distance.