Abalia wasn't one to hold grudges against especially many people. What mattered to her, primarily, was making a concerted effort to improve in one's life. In what capacity was mostly irrelevant to her, as seen in the Penal Legions she had created for Vastime. Willing desire to improve- for Abalia Kyoraku-Hayden, there was no higher mark of one's character than that.
"I did, yes. Take a seat, if you would. You do not need to kneel in such a manner here. I wish only to speak with you."
Abalia gestured toward the chair opposite her desk, which was remarkably western in its design, far from what had laid in this office before her tenure. Of course, the original desk remained within the Gotei, and she would return it to this place whenever her successor inevitably took her place.
"I have read reports on your recent actions, and I must thank you for your work in Beijing. Saving your comrades in arms is a commendable action, particularly when working under a Captain as...shall we say, pragmatic
as Captin Kimoi. Regardless of his methods, you achieved as much as the Gotei might have expected of you, and more. Your work is to be commended."
Of course, that was only a part of why she had summoned him here.
"I know fully the degree of weight that lies upon you. The history of your family, and of that which has gone less than ideally for you. I am not here to open old wounds. I am here with an offer for you. This will not leave this room, and should it do so, I will have you disappear without a trace."
Despite the weight of her words, Abalia's tone did not change. She allowed Jaeden a moment or two to process this information, and after she had decided he must have understood, a few seconds at most, she continued.
"There are numerous noble families who live within the Seireitei, as you know. I believe that, the weight of the past lifted from your shoulders, you would be quite helpful within the Gotei. I am willing to have your records sealed, and to allow you registration within one of the minor noble families. As you know, the Central 46 is being reformed, and small families will seek to have some manner in which they might keep from being simply strongarmed into following along with the decisions of more powerful families. What I ask in exchange from you is simply that, should I request it of you, you will provide me a report of any and all current discourse occuring within Central 46, as well as any secondary discussion within the noble families surrounding their politics. While I am successor to the Kyoraku name, my position, and my demeanor, are widely known. I require someone else who is able to keep me better appraised. It is your decision whether or not you choose to accept this. I will not be offended if you decline.
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