Hakuyou Shiba | Shinigami of the Silk Road
He had to sit down, at some to listen to all this.
As she relied the entirety of the story to him, as he began to learn about things like 'Aizen, Vizard's, and Hogyoku's'. It was a lot to take in admittedly, learning the events which led to his younger brother's death was in fact not entirely this young woman's fault. He was.. glad in that regard. He wouldn't know how to truly interact with her if such was true. Learning that MOST of his family had survived their disgrace was good at least, and that he even had a cousin! Ichigo Kurosaki. He may try to reach out perhaps.
But as her tale wound to an end he'd sit there with his hands upon his lap, gazing at her with that same intense look. Amber eyes seemed to be processing all she said, offering a single occasionally to inform her he followed. With her finished, he'd speak.
"I see." He'd comment, pausing as if searching for the next words. "To know his death was of this nature, and that it was ultimately... avenged brings some comfort." He'd seem conflicted in his words, taking a heavy sigh the chair creaking as he leaned forward.
"I thank you, I know relaying this was not easy. I must ast forgiveness, for a part of me held you accountable. I know now that would be foolish. I may not agree with the practice of nobility skipping the academy, or circumventing such things, I cannot see those as the reason for my brother's death."
He'd stand upwards, his arms coming to his side. He'd offer a bow to her, a deep one if only to ask forgiveness. It would not be right for him to carry this against her, nor would his soul rest easy to know he did not express his remorse. Although, that horrid noble privilege was lessened from the words of the CC- he still felt a level of contempt.
It would pass.
END POST | SHIBA RESTORATION