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Arrianna had recently returned to Iramasha Island, And though her presence was loathed she was welcomed by some. She took this time to visit the Rukongai below and perhaps be able to meet somebody worth speaking too...She'd been away for so very long she wasn't even sure if she was allowed into the Seireitei. She'd forgotten most of the rules here in Soul Society so she was hoping that perhaps she'd find a Shinigami or someone to talk to that would know but thus far she found nothing. One thing she did remember, Last time she was here....The Gotei 13 didn't exactly like that she was there, Since the last time she was here was when she lost control of her inner Chaos Energy that was almost always 'leaking' from her, Akin to that of Ichigo's Spiritual Pressure, and when that had happened, she killed quite a few people, Not only Shinigami, but innocent soul's as well...She wondered if she was even welcome back here.
Despite all this she carried on as though nothing was wrong, Some people recognizing her and staying far away, Others not aware of who she was since it'd been many, many years and she'd grown and changed considerably. Accompanied by a tall male figure whom she clung too almost desperately, To most it'd seem like just a wealthy male, His clothes much cleaner then anyone in the Rukongai and he wielded a rather stylish sword as well. Though he never looked at anyone but Arrianna who's upper face was shrouded by her hair and a long bandage that wrapped all the way around her head and under her hair, There was a certain 'pressence' about him that most anyone who could sense spiritual pressure of any kind could tell, He was not of this world. Perhaps he was a demon? Forcing her to give him safe passage as his victim, Perhaps he was a good friend of hers? Whatever the case he didn't make a single violent act towards anyone who didn't make one towards him, Or Arrianna.
They'd been traveling for the entire day before finally settling down near a bridge, Unaware if anyone was following them or if anyone was approaching them.
Kaminari was currently on patrol near a village within the Rukongai. As usual, her hair was tied up into a bun with her bands coming down the sides of her face and shorter in the middle. She wore her Zanpakutō, a pink hilted katana with a black sheath, on her back where the hilt would come over her right shoulder. The young and rather 'cute' woman has dark brown hair that is silky to the touch, flawless skin, and violet eyes that seemed metallic when you looked at them. Nothing as of yet had happened in the village this woman was patrolling, and everything seemed to be rather quiet and calm. Making her way through the streets of the village, she noticed that some of them seemed to be looking off towards something. She stepped over to a man that was mumbling something under his breath and raised an eyebrow at the words she had just heard from him. "I can't believe she is back! She plans to kill us all this time... I know it!" Kaminari leaned to the side to look over the man's shoulder, glancing towards two people that were on a bridge.
"Why would you say something like that?" Kaminari asked the elderly man, causing him to suddenly jump when she made her presence known. Kaminari blinked a few times, a slightly serious look being on her face. The elderly man looked towards her and seemed to examine her up and down. "You're a Shinigami..." the man said in a slightly raspy voice, "That girl... She's a killer! Last time she was here, she went crazy and hurt a lot of people and killed a lot of them to! She's evil. She shouldn't be allowed to stay here! Get her away before she attempts to kill us all!" While speaking, the man seemed desperate, angry, and scared. It was something that Kaminari immediately recognized and made her doubt the man's words immediately.
Kaminari just stared at this elderly man before walking away without saying a word. She made her way over to the bridge that the two were near. She watched them closely and came to her own conclusion that they weren't harmful in the least. It was slightly insulting to remember the words of the man she had just spoken to. If this incident he was speaking about did happen, Kaminari would take the proper measures, but if it didn't... Well she would once again take the proper measures. Right now it was just time to find the truth. She stepped over to them and stopped about ten feet away, "Hello... Who are you guys? I don't remember you being in this area before." Her voice came out rather cheerful. She meant them no harm, only a few questions to be asked.
As the Shinigami approached the male standing next to her could be seen leaning down to whisper to the young and almost evidently blind female, To which she seemed to become rather panicked as her grip tightened to the male. When she approached and spoke the male quickly wrapped his arm around her and drew the sword at his side, Saying nothing however. "W-W-We're J-Just passing through..." the girl stuttered, Seeming rather afraid despite her showing she clearly meant no harm. Though the male had drawn his sword towards her, He made no signs of aggression. Some believe that when a person draw's a sword or weapon, But makes no action's afterwards, They do not intend to cause suffering, Moreso, They wish to protect something often times....And with the way this male was standing, His entire body was in an extremely defensive stance, Even his sword was being kept in a diagnal shape across the female that clung to him, Showing he didn't have any intention's what-so-ever of attacking.
"W-We r-recently c-c-came back here....F-From Iramasha Island" She stuttered after a long pause, The girl was trembling from the mere presence of the Shinigami. And to top it all off, This girl's 'spiritual pressure', One might say, Seemed to be out of control with the way it whipped around the girl, Though it didn't actually hit anyone or anything. It could still prove to be quite dangerous if it was controlled. "I-I w-was j-just w-wondering if I was allowed into the Seireitei still." She continued, though her next words seemed to be muttered "though i doubt it after last time..." and still even after so long, the male's stance never changed, His eyes locked to the Shinigami's that now stood in front of them. By now, Even to a beginner swordsman, or swords women, It was very obvious that he not only had no intention of attacking, But to try and attack would be reckless and foolish.
Kaminari could tell that the young girl was rather frightened. It was actually slightly upsetting for Kaminari to stand there and watch. Her stuttering made Kaminari feel even more guilty as well. She wasn't here to hurt her or anything like it, and seeing the girl's nature, she'd never even think of something like that. Kaminari glanced back towards the village, narrowing her eyes at the man that had foolishly said something so horrible about the girl. Kaminari now doubted anything that was to be said by that man, but then she heard the girls last statement. She was wondering whether she was allowed in the Seireitei again? Well that's interesting. Kaminari wasn't too sure on what people were allowed in and out. She was only a fourth seat after all. Not every rule was etched into her brain like a few other people that she knew, but in truth she didn't see why not. She just wasn't going to lead the girl to the Seireitei and allow her to enter without actually knowing a little bit about her first. She may not think she's some horrible killer like some do, but she knew that the Seireitei had many enemies.
Seeing that the girl and the man with her was still on guard, Kaminari stepped forward until she was about three feet away. The man seemed to only be defensive, so unless Kaminari went to attack her, she thought everything would be okay. An idea came to her mind, and once she was close enough, she sat down in front of the girl with a smile. "You don't have to worry or be on guard... Well... It's not like we know each other, so you can be alert, but it will be nice if you put your sword away. I don't plan on doing anything that might hurt either of you, kay?" Kaminari's words were sincere and cheerful as she spoke them. Sitting down was her way of showing she was not on the offensive and truly didn't plan to be. "Can I ask your name? Also... are you blind?" Kaminari tilted her head to the side when she finally took note of the bandage-like fabric that was wrapped around the girls head.
"My name is Kaminari Hatakeyama..." She said to introduce herself to them, wanting them to know they could trust her. This seemed like the easiest way, being the first to let their identity be known. "I'm the Fourth Seat of Squad One within Gotei Thirteen." She then waited for them to introduce themselves. In truth, if they refused to, Kaminari would take that as a suspicious behavior and have to report it, but something told her that she wasn't going to have to worry about that.
As the women got closer, Arrianna not only pressed closer to the male, But the male's grip around her got tighter as they listened, It wasn't until the women sat down that Arrianna even thought about relaxing. Both of them sitting down, Arrianna's hand slowly lowering that of the male's until the sword was eventually sheathed. Arrianna nodded to her question as to weather she was blind or not "Well...In all honesty..." She froze for a moment "Guess its best to show you rather then try to explain..." She reached up and began to untie the bandages, Slowly unwrapping them from around her head, When they fell to her neck and her head was lifted, It was revealed that, Not only was she blind.....But her eye sockets we're completely empty.
However this sight didn't remain long as she soon after turned her head away along with her whole body, Retying the bandages around her head to hide what was left of her eye sockets "It happened when I was a kid" She said, The male looking down at her, His face showing great sorrow now, His arms wrapping around her and though it was obvious the girl was crying...No tears ever came "I was swimming....When, For seemingly no reason, I was struck by two lightning bolts almost at the same time...On a clear day...The lightning bolts struck both my eye's and the last thing I saw" She paused and gripped the male's jacket "Was him, Well...That was before my eyes we're turned to ash by the lightning" She still hadn't turned around, The male holding onto her, trying his hardest to comfort her
"I am her Seishun Buki" The male finally spoke "I am the image of the last man she had ever laid eyes upon, A man that she was deeply in love with even though she was only a child." As the male spoke the female went quiet, Almost like she was remembering something. "A Seishun Buki can take the form of whatever the Iramasha desires, And in her case, I take the form of her one and only love, And as she has begged, I only defend her when she cannot defend herself" Which based on the way the young girl looked...Was pretty much always. It might seem rude to some, But the fact was she was blind and she hadn't a blade, While she could make her Seishun Buki take the form of a blade, Had she ever seen one, That would leave her alone in the world, and considering her past, Being alone was the last thing she wanted. "I-I hope we're not boring you" She said, Seeming to have calmed down 'And i hope she won't find out' she muttered to herself, Her Seishun Buki constantly watching down upon her, His arms holding her tightly
As the woman before her began to remove the bandages from her head, she tilted her head to the side as if she were trying to get a better look. Once the girl raised her head, Kaminari's eyes shot wide open in utter horror. She did her best to keep completely silent because she didn't want the girl to think that she was scared of her or freaked out in any way. Kaminari wasn't that type of girl. Her eyes widened because her heart sank. The idea of someone being forced through a situation to where their eyes were taken from them completely, Kaminari was one hundred percent unable to imagine the pain she must have went through. As Kaminari listened to the girl's story, she raised her hand and covered her mouth to hold back the sobs that she was fighting. Tears streamed down the sides of her cheeks, almost as if she had witnessed this story or was already good friends with this girl. How someone could feel so much sorrow for someone they just met was beyond most people, but that was just how Kaminari was.
"She was just swimming... she was a child... How can something so horrible happen to a little girl?! The pain... the sorry she must have went through. Just the thought of it is unbearable..." Kaminari thought to herself, her own hand reaching up and grabbing onto her haori, right in front of her heart. She kept her head lowered as she listened to the both of them continue to speak. She heard the voice of the man, her Seishun Buki, as he called himself. Their story was tragic in Kaminari's opinion. It was tragic, yet it was beautiful. For someone to have over come such an obstacle. It was amazing. Wiping the tears away, she took in a deep breath and let it out, finally having calmed. It seemed the girl had calmed as well because she began speaking once more.
"No... Actually, that was a really.. inspiring story." Kaminari didn't know whether that was the right word to use, but it was the one that came to her head, "For you to have gone through so much and still be as kind as you seem to be, and the fact that you loved that man so much that you brought him back into your life in your own way, and that he defends you... It is truly wonderful what you two must have together. It's too bad... I wish I could so something about your eyes..." Kaminari lowered her head slightly, but then brought it right back up. "Oh yeah... You didn't tell me your name. You don't have to if you really don't want to, but I am not going to hurt you or anything. And I told you mine!"
She smiled "Arrianna.....Arrianna Tsuki" She said, turning back to the girl with a smile on her face "You....Don't seem like the other Shinigami I met before...." She said with a slight frown "I-I mean....The last time I was here...I was almost killed by Shinigami's" She withdrawed a little "I mean...um....I...." She seemed to be choking on her own words, she wanted to say the full story but....What would happen if she did? Would Kaminari still want to be friends? Irregardless there we're some people gathered 'round watching them, some watching fearfully, Others just wondering what was happening.
"I guess it was kind of my fault....." She said solemnly "Last time I was here I uh.....I didn't do it on purpose but....I lost control and I hurt a lot of people really badly" She was muttering at this point, Almost as though she didn't want to even tell the Shinigami, But at the same time she felt like she was lying and betraying her for not telling her..."So much has happened...So much has changed....Does this girl really not know about what happened last time I was here?" She thought to herself, Wondering why in the world she was even thinking about discussing what had happened before. If this girl didn't know, Was it really so bad not telling her? Kaminari seemed like such a nice person and......She really wanted to be friends with her...It was just something in her heart that made her *want* to tell her. Her hand reached up and grabbed where her heart would be, And it gripped tightly. She felt so sick right now, Thinking about what she had done last time, Surely this girl knew....And she was almost positive that, Even if this girl didn't know....When she found out she'd either want to kill Arrianna, Or turn her in, Both of which Arrianna would accept happily, Although she knewher Seishun Buki would never allow either to happen so long as he existed.
Despite all this Arrianna looked up "O-Oh yea um....Th-There have been a lot of hollow attacks recently haven't there?" She asked, Trying to change the topic quickly and hoping that Kaminari wouldn't press for more information "I heard some of the villager's talking about it a few hours ago, Something like they've been attacking the Rukongai a lot more then usual"
"Arrianna Tsuki..." Kaminari looked away and thought for a moment, "That's actually a really pretty name, but I feel like I've heard it somewhere before..." Kaminari was a rather advanced student within the Shino Academy, and she was always willing to learn about things from the past. Being as naive and innocent as she was, she needed to learn more and more. It wouldn't be shocking if she had run across a document or two about events in the past and the names that go along with them. "Oh well! I can't really remember right now." Kaminari smiled and then turned back to Arrianna. "I don't seem like other Shinigami? Well... I am a bit different in a few ways... I guess..." When it comes to Arrianna's next statement about hurting a lot of people rather badly, she didn't seem shocked. It almost seemed like accidentally hurting people because of random reasons had become an epidemic.
"You didn't do it on purpose, huh?" Kaminari tilted her head to the side and looked away, "If that is the case, then it's all in the past. Whatever happened, you must move on from it and continue living your life... In all honesty, I had something like that happen to me a few years back... There was something within me that I couldn't control and in the end I killed a lot of people, including my best friend. It took me a while to get over and feel like I can move on, but after joining Gotei 13, I felt a lot better and met people that helped me continue on with my life. You should do the same." Looking back at Arrianna, Kaminari gave a reassuring smile even though she knew the girl wouldn't see it. Arrianna seemed to want to quickly change the subject, so Kaminari obliged by answering her question.
"Actually yeah..." Kaminari looked around as if to see if anything was currently happening, and happily found nothing. "That's why I was told to come here. A few people had gotten hurt and others have gone missing all together. It seems to be targeting the younger ones, children and teenagers. A little girl went missing three days ago, and a little boy the day before that... I was hoping to stop it, but it hasn't attacked or made itself known."
"Oh...I see" She said with a sigh at Kaminari's last statement of the little girl and boy disappearing "But why would a hollow want a soul that cant sense spiritual pressure?" She asked confused "I mean, I know in the world of the living they do that to survive but....Lately they don't seem to be doing that at all, It's almost like they're being more co-ordinate with their attacks or something...." She tried thinking back to the last time something anywhere near this magnitude had happened "Um...Have you heard of someone called Sosuke Aizen? He used to be a Gotei 13 Squad Captain that went rogue" She paused for the girls answer "I remember hearing about it from a few Shinigami's about 10 or 11 years ago. Apparently he lead some Arrancarr army against Soul Society but was defeated by someone called Ichigo Kurosaki..." She sighed "I also heard that when that happened Hollow's we're becoming more orginized and things like Menos started appearing more frequently in the world of the living...And I've heard news that the same thing is happening again...Do you think that this Aizen person could be at this again?"
Arrianna didn't know a lot about the events inside the Seireitei, Being from the Iramasha Island and all...."I mean, I know Aizen was defeated but, What happened to him? Because I'd heard that even as powerful as this Ichigo person was, Even he couldn't kill him even after using some really *REALLY* powerful attack that people kept calling his Getsuga Tenshou. And like....Aizen's said to be a god....So for someone to defeat him but not be able to kill him..." She seemed to be getting frightened again "Do you think he could already be wanting to attack again? I mean...This time that Ichigo guy isn't around anymore right? So if...He attacked again..."
"That's exactly why I don't think it's an actual Hollow... It's something much more intelligent, or something that is some how controlling them. I can't believe a Hollow's motive would just suddenly change like that without any influence behind it." Kaminari blinked a few times in slight shock as Arrianna began speaking about such a far back incident. She thought for a moment about everything Arrianna was saying, but then shook her head and interrupted her because she could tell that she was getting scared, "No, no, no... Aizen escaped and was defeated before he could get too far. Sosuke Aizen is dead and he is not coming back. No one has to worry about that jerk ever again." Kaminari said this in a rather reassuring tone. Glancing back towards the people from the village, she narrowed her eyes and glared toward a few of them. Looking back towards Arrianna, Kaminari had to ask.
"Arrianna... What exactly happened last time you were here?" She glanced back towards the people of the village once more. They were all watching as if the three of them were criminals or something. Most of them refused to take their eyes off of the three, while others hid in buildings or behind one another. Kaminari even noticed a few of the adults pushing the children inside. "Watching them... All the people from the village I mean... It's almost like they believe you are the one taking the kids away. I know you're not, so you don't have to worry about that, but it's sort of irritating to see them accuse you of something like that. Although they haven't said it, it's awfully obvious... I don't like it." For a single moment, Kaminari raised her hand to the hilt of her Zanpakutō. Her anger towards the villagers was because of what she herself had gone through so long ago. She hated seeing those looks in their eyes, and because of this, she lost her normal thought process for a few moments. It was lucky for the villagers that she soon regained her own composure and looked away from them. In truth, she was ready to attack, but fought the urge.