Artist: LENK64 - Song: UNFORGETTABLE HISTORY - Word Count: 1241
Many of the Gotei's current fighting force were beginning to assemble with the representatives of the Quincy. This sight proved to be promising to The Kenpachi because of the fact that it meant they could meet each other on neutral ground without wanting to kill one another. So, with that much restraint and politeness given to one another, it was only natural for Ibiki herself to begin to relax as she let out a content sigh at the turn of events. In fact, she didn't even waste time beginning to gulp down a bottle of her own booze so that she could further ease the muscles in her body, absolve the tension in her mind and cleanse her spirit of any toxins with the warm embrace of liquor.
Soon after that guzzling session, the face of Ibiki seemed to relax and she turned her amber eyes to the sight of The Kido Corps commanding arriving on the scene. While there may have been some tension between the two of them based on the rivalry between the Combat Division and Kido Corps, The Menacing Devil was just content to see that the male didn't bring any of their conflict into this meeting. Hence, it's why she gave a big grin and waved to the male as he greeted her. "Glad you decided to go ahead and show up. Makes us look good when our commanders make a show of force~!"
Was she a bit loose with her words? Maybe. But it wasn't as if they were far off from the mark. The Gotei was going to need to make sure they were better represented in this brave new world that they entering into and it was nice to witness that in the form of more hardened veterans showing up to the meeting. Since, with the icy presence of Captain Hitsugaya, it was only natural that things were beginning to fall into place. The reason Ibiki had this feeling is because there were still many men willing to follow her lead, and if she could just get the ball rolling, things could snowball and there was still hope for a major turn-around with the Gotei.
Thus, with all that swirling around in that horned head of hers, The Suika child gave a bright grin back to the male and patted him on the back as she was rather loose with the welcomes and touches. "I dunno about that. I'm not really a flirt like her!"
Then Ibiki paused, nudged his shoulder and a mischievous expression appeared her face as she spoke in a light-hearted demeanor:"...or maybe I am? You'll never know."
There was then a slight snicker which exited her mouth; as she didn't really seem to pay too much attention to his second comment. After all, there was no point in looking back in the past. They had to craft their own legends in the present and all Ibiki was focused on was the shining future ahead of themselves. So, it is for that reason why her eyes shifted toward the sight of the silver haired Quincy and her aide beginning to arrive on the scene. As these would be two people which would otherwise help to mold that future which was burning within the consciousness of Ibiki's mind.
The first thing that Ibiki noticed was the intent. The Captain was quite keen when it came to sensing the aura of others emotions and feelings. This reflected heavily in the feel of their spiritual energy and she could determine from that sensation that Niflheim met no conflict; as it lacked that element of malice and fighting intent. Ergo, it's why Ibiki did not seem to react much when she had made her alterations to the table with her reisihi. Instead, The Suika Child only stretched and made herself at home as she took another sip of her booze to unwind further. "Pleasure to meet ya, Niflheim and Toshiko Kamenashi~"
Despite bearing such a heavy weight on her shoulders as Captain Commander of the Gotei, The Devil Shinigami waved and radiated an aura of informal nature as she seemed as poised as ever. It didn't matter what the stakes were in the mind of Ibiki. What good was it getting tense and stressed out? Relationships don't form that way and that's how she was going to treat this meeting. Instead of butting in and uttering her opinion with a full front speech, she'd turn into an active listener and allow The Quincy to speak for as long as she needed to.
It was natural for them to have their reservations, but they were still beginning to see the light of a new generation. And, from that potential, a new relationship could be born in this current age. That is all which was needed in order for Ibiki to affirm that she could pull this off as her first major act as a Captain Commander. Thus, when Niflheim was finished speaking, The Kenpachi could only nod her head in agreement and begin to make way for this meeting to get underway. "If you want to know the stance of Shinigami? We are indifferent."
There was no getting around it: most Shinigami in this day and age had other problems. There were constant wars, reformations of their race, reconstruction of their world and a great deal of change with how the world has shifted that they honestly did not have much time to stew in the past. So, in this current generation, many Shinigami have long since shifted their attention away from the Quincy and on to more pressing threats. As, it's safe to assume that their kind would not be harmed in the Soul Society; so long as they did not make themselves out to be an enemy in this era.
So, with that loaded opinion thrown out on the table, The Devil Captain would take a swig from her hootch and begin speaking with the utmost of care when it came to the attention she placed on the words which were uttered out to The Quincy"We've long since moved past those atrocious and can only assume that you all have advanced past our bloody history. It's a new day and age and we all have bigger conflicts to face."
Again, a pause and another sip of booze came from Ibiki as she let out a soft sigh and held her amber gaze solely in the snowy stare of Niflheim eyes. "The question is: can you lead your people towards accepting us?"
Then, with a shift to the shinigami around her, Ibiki would point towards herself with her right hand"And can I lead my own towards allying with you?"
Another pause, sip and an exhaling of breath was heard and she proceeded on."I think the answer to that question is a yes...if you all truly wish to put in the work. So I believe that lays in your hands, Miss Niflheim."
With nothing much else to say, all eyes would now be on the two Quincy and it would be up to them to determine the course of history based on their answer