An ally of Murasaki---Ah, the captain of this division. Kagayaku no Murasaki. Conversations with Arkin had gave Hime some semblance of an idea who the woman was and what she represented.
To the members who served in her division - him included - she was an exemplary fighter and leader who invoked courage in the hearts of those who fought in this division.
Hime had not yet Murasaki but she would make a note to do so in the future. At the moment, she was analyzing Saiko as she explained what led her to this division.
A fallout from the war that took place on earth? The war involving the demons of Shadowfall, a war that Abalia had made a heavy note to tread carefully and avoid any and all complications that would jeopardize the Soul Society.
She was very adamant and poised in how she wished to approach the war. Hime had admired that about Abalia. She was level-headed beyond years and never execute any plan without significant forethought.
And then, without any hesitation, Saiko bluntly stated that she was an Ex-Shadowfall operative, which caused Hime's eyes to widen ever so slightly. Each word that Saiko uttered, Hime felt on a nigh-metaphysical level; those words had resonated with her soul...
"I consider myself a criminal but I guess she saw fit for me to atone for my crimes."
Hime smiled and placed a hand on Saiko's shoulder, nodding with such a motherly glow in her expression that seemed almost odd compared to how she acts in normal settings.
"It seems we are in the same boat in that regard, Mori-San. I was once the co-leader of the Kokuryuteshi... I fought beside Kin Iramasha, and committed crimes that numbered in the thousands."
Hime gazed into the sky as she reminisced on what led her here today.
"For the longest time since I allowed myself to be imprisoned, I felt as if I had lost everything. My purpose, my will to live - everything that comprised Hime Tatsumiya - and the only thing left for someone like me was death. And yet... I was released by a man. A kind man. A gentle soul, he was. And I questioned it... he had offered me freedom, and I rejected his offer, choosing to return to my cell. I willingly came back, allowed myself to be imprisoned again, to receive a proper judgement. My aim was to be executed and..."
Hime allowed her gaze to trail back towards Saiko.
"...Of all things, I was released by the most firm and indomitable woman in all of Soul Society. Abalia-Kyoraku Hayden. The person I felt who could deliver a just punishment and execute me for my crimes... had spared me and offered me a chance to atone."
Hime chuckled in embarrassment as she brought her hand back towards her hip. That tangent might have been quite a lot to unravel. It was humorous to think that she had a lot more to talk about on this subject but still, she had to maintain some level of etiquette with this type of subject.
"My apologies... It is quite a profound feeling to meet someone in a similar position such as myself. My name is Hime Tatsumiya."
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