Although her time here had been rather short and it had been quite a while, Hanako found that she still knew her way around Fourth Division's quarter. At least well enough to find the training court that was used in today's exercise. Hanako still couldn't say what had prompted her to visit the Fourth again to take part in a training. Maybe because she wanted to see who that Jayden Crow was. Maybe because he had called it an 'Gotei exclusive' event, not a 'Fourth Division exclusive'.
When she arrived at the training grounds she saw that she wasn't the first to arrive. There was one who had to be Jaeden. Since she knew he was male it had to be the white haired man. The other one she didn't know. It was a woman with a heavily modified Shihakusho, which probably meant that she had a special fighting style. Her own training was coming along well, as well as her training with Magnolia. Still, she could always use more.
It seemed as if the woman wanted to surprise Jaeden. Hanako watched as the attempt went completely sideways because of an earthshaking sound, produced by the girl's stomach. Hanako sighed silently and stepped forward.
The first thing she realised about the other two were that Jaeden was incredibly strong, maybe even on par with the likes of Magnolia. Or if not, then he wasn't far away. The girl could have been on Hanako's level, but she really wasn't sure in that department.
The second thing was that the two of them were a good deal shorter than her, the girl even almost half a meter. This was something Hanako was already used to. As far as she could think back she hadn't met many Shinigami that reached her height, even among the men. But then again, 'as far as she could think back', wasn't even a decade, was it?
The third thing, at this made her blush for the fraction of a second, was that the two of them were quite handsome. While Jaeden was a fit and well built man, the unknown girl had a body any woman could only be jealous of. A typical hourglass shape, natural and, Hanako couldn't think of it otherwise, sexy. Well, if nothing else, at least there had been some eyecandy.
Bloody hell, Hanako really had changed. She knew who she had to thank for that. But she still didn't know what to think of it.
"Ahem." She coughed politely and waited until the two had acknowledged the presence of the tall, well trained woman with the braided, dark-red hair and the icy blue eyes. She wore her Shihakusho, which was standard, apart from the missing sleeves. Her Zanpakuto was in her obi on her left side.
Hanako bowed and mainly adressed Jaeden, who, according to her knowledge, would be today's sensei. So she adressed him with all due respect.
"Sumimasen, Crow-sensei. I heard you were holding a training session, open for all Gotei members. If this is so, then I would like to participate. My name is Hanako Yamada, First Squad. Onegai shimasu."
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