ANGEL OF THE CHERRY BLOSSOM
Artist: Pokemon HS/SS - Song: Ruins of Alph
The fallen and the foolish, the two Kuchiki that Byakuya both had the most hope for...and was also the msot concerned about. He was well aware of the blunders the both of them had each made, with Torabevu having drifted into obscurity from his own rebellious actions and Takehiko causing harm to himself with his youthful, reckless abandon.
Thus, as he sensed the two approaching his quarters, he set down his pen and set aside a small stack of papers, all of which sent to him to fill out as the head of the Kuchiki household and clan. Taking a brief look to the door as the shadows of the two men formed outside his door, Byakuya uttered only one word to his nephew and Torabevu:"Enter."
As they likely would obey, Byakuya's gaze focused on them as he turned to face them fully, his eyes remaining calm and cold as he watched the two men walk in. A small ember of nostalgia lit in his heart as he watched Torabevu step into his quarters. It was almost three hundred years ago since he first encountered the man at his sentencing: paperwork duties.
Even at a glance, it wasn't hard for the royal to see the drive returning to his eyes, compared to the glazed over, dead stare that he had back then. However, he was still fully aware of his previous transgressions. High treason, senseless murder, and destruction of property, all for the sake of his own selfish goal that cost hundreds, potentially even thousands of lives and more.
So, while there was some level of welcoming, his eyes were cold. A gaze that, without any words spoken, would yield the question:
Was it worth it, in the end?
So, closing his eyes and exhaling quietly, Byakuya rose from his chair, his hands clasped behind his back as his gaze turned back to the two men before him once again."Torabevu Novozumi Kuchiki. Why are you here, and why is my nephew accompanying you?"