Previous: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/1137231/Char Sheet: http://pastebin.com/fUKdUWLF-I stop midstep, and take a long, deep breath. The cold air clears the panic out of my mind like a storm after a battle. I can't afford to panic right now. As difficult as it is to reign in my emotions now, But I have to do it lest I make so idiotic mistake in my worried state. I just have to focus, and control myself. I close my eyes, tightly gripping my zanpakuto as Kotei tries to shake her and Bloody's physical form out of their Sheath. I need to reflect on what I know is going on. But all I know is what I can feel, and I can feel it in my blood....it's an odd, indescribable feeling. But a familiar one, in some strange way, and almost instinctual sensation. Aya is in danger, someone is trying to hurt or is hurting her. I have no idea if I'm the first one to notice this or if I'm the only one who can sense it. If I am either, than I'd have to guess her blood is why I am. But....in theory anyone who's close enough to her should be able to sense this change in her reiryoku, right? I really hope that's the case, at least. if it is then I'll be alone in this panic. Take a breath, let it back out. Alright, I can't just run off to wherever she is without permission. That would be beyond foolish. As would be going there alone, since I have no idea exactly what is doing this to her. But I can't just stand around and think about this, I need to act. But I can't act as I want to. I need to restrain myself, I need to be allowed to do this, and I need at least another sword by my side. And I need to be calm and banish the anger in me, which may be impossible. The greatest killer besides overconfidence is passion, after all if I cannot reign in the flurry of emotions and feelings in my chests, I know I'll rush into danger without a second thought. And I have seen plenty of men die like this, Hell I nearly died from something like that once or twice.And If I get hurt or die, then Aya will be in even more danger and trouble than before. I smirk, pushing both my hands onto my Nodachi's hilt to keep the blade sheathed as Kotei picks up on my bloodlust and finds new energy to try and break out with.I get a few odd looks from my comrades and fellow shinigami, especially my seniors, as I walk into the barracks for some quite, so I can calm Kotei down."Don't worry" I whisper into the blades edge "You'll have your meal soon enough, I just need to get permission and back up first"Because any rescue done by just one person is practically doomed to fail. And this is something I cannot fail at.What do I do? Tell Ginrei and ask for permission Ask Ginrei for a force of a handful of other shinigami See who else can sense this Ask Tosen for help Ask Tora for help Ask *sigh* William Ask Aizen for help Ask Sekiryu for help  Go alonePrepare first, and plan write inSorry about the pushback
>>1152442> Tell Ginrei and ask for permission> Ask Aizen for help>Prepare first, and planHow you feeling HM? And are those two kids still alive? Because if they are I have a plan.
>>1152462Betterand yes, not well though
>>1152464>BetterGlad to hear it.And they only have to be able to walk. And ignore a discreet incision.
>>1152442> Tell Ginrei and ask for permission> Ask Tosen for help
>>1152442> Tell Ginrei and ask for permission> Go alone>Prepare first, and plan> write in: meditate on our sword and polish it.
>>1152442>[x] Tell Ginrei and ask for permission>[x] See who else can sense this>[x] Ask Tosen for help
No one else?
>>1152518>> Tell Ginrei and ask for permission>> Ask Aizen for help>>Prepare first, and plandoing homework, not gonna be able to participate much...why does management stuff have to be so obtuse...
>>1152442>Tell Ginrei and ask for permission> Ask Tosen for help> Ask Aizen for help>Prepare first, and plan
I sigh through my nose, resting my Zanpakuto on my shoulders as I lean against one of the barrack walls, staring at its blank twin across from me. Yes, I cannot fail here. I refuse to lose another dear friend and comrade to fate, Especially my sister by blood, who gave hers when Kotei damn near drained me dry. I refuse this twist of destiny. HOWEVER I cannot save her without permission to leave and do it. So I'll have to talk to ginrei, the old man can be a bit stuffy sometimes, like most nobles are, but he's proven to me to have a kind heart, and I know he at least favors me slightly, otherwise he would not let me stay at his family's estate, he would let me train his grandson and prance around with a nickname connected to his family. I can only hope he is as kind as he has been in the past. But I have no doubts that he will be. Ginrei is a good man after all, and one of the few nobles I have ever found myself to like, a list which includes his grandson.Tensions fade, and panic dies as I push myself off of the wall, and oh so calmly begin to walk down the halls towards my captain and lord's office, it isn't along walk, but each step is a journey at a time like this.The barracks seem empty, but perhaps I'm just not noticing my fellows in my current turmoil. I don't know, or care. There's a lot worse to be worrying about right now, after all. Marching I walk up the flights of stairs to Ginrei's official office, and nearly pull the door open without any sort of warning.But I stop myself, and knock on the wooden frame and wait paitently."Come in, but don't take long, I'm embroiled in very important paper work" Ginrei says sounding annoyed yet still polite "Say your piece and then go back to your work""Lord Kuchiki!" I Say as I open the door, careful not to scratch it in my hurry "I have a request, a very dire one"His old eyes turn to me as he sits on his desk, hell butterflies surrounding him as she signs a very official looking letter. They narrow as he leans across his table and frowns"10th Kemuri?" He asks sternly as he sits up straight "What exactly brings you barking to me?""My sister is in danger sir, in the world of the living, I can feel it" I say calmly as I can, my voice cracking as I stand at attention "I'm on reserves today, but I...I beg of you let me go, I can't just leave her out there to whatever is attacking her, I'd go mad if I tried, and do something foolish, so I beg you Captain Kuchiki, give me leave and permission so I can ease my mind and help her"He pauses, taken aback suddenly as He sits behind his desk, but he quickly gathers himself and smiles like a grandfather wouldcont
>>1152590"This is....quite out of the ordinary" He says calmly, clasping his hands together "A seated officer requesting permission from their captain to save a shinigami of another division, with no notice. It is also quite disrespectful to request early leave, it puts a stain upon our shining image as the golden standard of Shinigami Kemuri"He pauses and takes a breath, smiling a bit wider"Quite disorderly in fact, I'd be well within my Station to punish you for being so bold and disrespectful to the chain of command, as you did come here without my calling or order from a higer official" He says calmly I frown slightly and grip my zanpakuto "However, I suppose I could ignore all of that for you Kemuri, you've served my house well in this short time, and I expect you to more in the future, much more"I smile and try not to shout out and cheer, and I manage to control myself enough to only grin as he nods"Yes, I know you identify me as your lord, and I know through the talks we've had, and what my grandson has told me that that you rarely view one as worthy of that title" He says softly as he stands up "So I'll seek to be such, I give you permission Kemuri, to leave your station and head off into danger to save Unseated officer Aya Kurokabe, despite the dangers and oddity of the request, but on one condition""Of course, my lord" I say bowing deeply as her takes a deep breath"You must not go alone" He says sternly, his eyes cutting into my like recently sharpened blades "if your sister is in danger, I have no doubt it is the workings of the Todesjager, and though you have bested all of those you encountered thus far, I can sense their desperation, and you yourself look....worried, So I shall assign you aid, unless you think you can find it yourself""Oh actually ginrei" I chuckle, brushing a loose strand of hair out of my eyes "when was I walking over here, I went through everyone I knew and I think....I have two comrades in mind already""Oh?" He asks frowning "Who are they?""Aizen Sosuke and Tosen Kaname" I say calmly as Ginrei frowns"A liutenant?" He asks, if slightly disgusted "Hmmm, I doubt you'll get such and honor but...Tosen, thats one of your other students correct""Correct sir" I say bowing again"Hmm, I'll allow you to try seeking their aid, but if they refuse, return to me and I'll give you my recommendations for much more dependable shinigami from out own division" He says, sitting back down "but now I have paper work to get back to, so take your leave""Thank you so Much captain Kuchiki, I am once again in your debt....or deeper in it at least" I say with a smirkWhat do I do first? Get Tosen Get Aizen Plan and prepare with themAsk exactly what ginrei means in, I'll be serving his house in more ways write in
>>1152656> Get Tosen> Get Aizen> Plan and prepare with themIn that order. Or, whoever is closer.
>>1152656> Get Aizen> Get Tosen> Plan and prepare with them
>>1152656> Get Tosen> Get Aizen> Plan and prepare with them
>>1152664>>1152668>>1152674SupportingIn addition to> write in: meditate on our sword and polish it.Cause why not
>>1152656 Get Tosen Get Aizen Plan and prepare with themAsk exactly what ginrei means in, I'll be serving his house in more ways>Point out the matter already involves Aizen too, they have attacked him before. His honor would dictate seeing the matter done.
"But as you wish, I'll see you if I return" I say calmly, closing the door behind me as I go, taking a breath, standing outside of his office for a moment or two, before I turn and walk down the practically empty hallway. Trying to ignore the part of me that's getting excited about this. So I need to find Tosen, shouldn't be too hard, he's always so engrossed in his duties. I just need to check in on the 9th division barracks and see if he's off in the living world patrolling for hollows or if he's doing something else that's too important for me to interrupt. I know his division is meant to guard the Seireitei, but I know on rare occasions they do go to the world of living, one or two of them. SO in all likely hood he'll just be in their barracks or patrolling some lonely street. Much easier to find than Aizen.Unless of course the man himself decided to surprise me like he tends to do, and appear from nowhere once again.Walking back into the courtyard, I calmly walk to the exit of the barracks, ignoring the shinigami sparring and training or heading off to their duties.Now....lets see where Tosen is today.-"Ah Kimi" He says as I walk up behind his star shaped hair cut "What a surprise, usually I don't get any visitors when I'm writing, especially from another division, did you sneak in just to see me? I must say I am flattered""Well, no, turns out they'll let you in if you have orders from another captain, like mine for example" I say, standing by his side as he continues writing, his eyes covered by a soft set of bandages "and unfortunatly my friend...no I haven't""I know, I was hoping my senses were playing tricks on me for once" He sighs, calmly setting his pen down as he pushes away the fresh paper and turns his head to me "I knew you were coming to see me, to ask for my help""Oh so you felt it to then, Kaname?" I ask softly as he frowns and nods"Yes, like a shock through my chest, of course I felt it" He says calmly "I know Aya's reiryoku, I have fought her plenty of times in these past years, not for long, but more than anyone else""Hmm, should've figured as much" I say holding my hand out for him to grab "So I take it your joining me then, Captain Kuchiki has given me permission to "Borrow" you""I was about to find you myself, so you wouldn't do anything foolish" He laughs as he grabs my hand and stands back up"Tch, really? You think I'd be that reckless?" I ask as he frowns"I would've done the same, I only assumed" He says calmly "But now, let us show these fiends the truth of justice'"yes, we shall but first" I sigh shaking my head "We need to find our third""Oh? And who would that be?" Kaname asks curiously, as he grabs his mask and puts it on, as he undoes the bandages covering his useless eyes "You can't take the young lord...perhaps the old instructor?""No,sadly, his job is different than ours"I say as I walk out of the paper filled room Tosen was sitting in "But I would like to fight him again"cont
>>1152746"Then who will be joining us then, Kemuri?"He ask, turning to me"You'll see soon, I hope" I say as I walk through the very well decorated halls of the 9th division-I grit my teeth, gripping my arm as I glance around. No one in the 5th division knew where Aizen was, and they didn't seem to beileve me and Kaname when I told them of my permissions. I'm starting to get antsy, it hasn't been long but....if it goes on even a little longer then"Maybe we should just go by ourselves, Kimi"Kaname sighs, shaking his head, giving off an angry air "Liutenant Aizen does not seem to be anywhere, wherever he is, he doesn't want to be found,and bringing someone of his caliber might attract more trouble...I'm sorry kimi but he might be a lost cause at this point"I turn back to him, as he sits down on the bridges edge, taking his mask off. His face is covered in sweat"I know, but I've seen the man fight, I've fought Sosuke before" I say coldly as I stand next to him, looking down at me feet as my hands shake from rage "He'd be a great help even if he takes us awhile to find but...we...we might be""Taking too long" We say in unsion"I know, its getting difficult to ignore her suffering" Kaname sighs"It was already hard enough" I sigh shaking my head "...If we can't find him soon we might just have to leave as you suggested""I'd suggest leaving now if we did not need to plan" He says calmly, as he puts his mask on and"Oh? What's this talk of planning? are you two planning some kind of revolt?" Aizen says,with his trademark smile, suddenly on Tosen's other side, his glasses glimmering in the sunlight"What?" Tosen gasp "Where did you come from? I didn't sense your approach""Oh, I just saw my friend looking troubled, and heard you two talking at a length" He says with a short chuckle as he walks to the other side of the bridge "So I decided to investigate, please excuse my rudeness""Oh there's no offense taken, how much did you hear anyways?"I ask as Tosen stares at the man suspiciously "Enough to figure out what's going on" He says calmly "Your ability to get powerful friends is always astounding to me, Kimi" Kaname says, almost teasingly as I keep my eyes on Aizen"So you'll help us?all signs point to it being those same Quincy from we faced together" I say calmly "at least to ginrei""Oh well, friends in need" aizen says under his breath as Tosen turns to me"....like the madwoman we fought in the graveyard? there are more of them?"He asks sounding a bit taken a back"A whole family it seems" I say nodding "Yes, Kimi and I subdued two together, but that's supposed to be a secret, as they all were' Aizen says frowning "But secrets are poison between comrades are they not""Well last time we spoke you did say some odd things"Tosen says suspiciously"Hmm did I? Must've been one of my rants" Aizen says dully "You didn't answer my question Sosuke" I say sternly as he glances at me and laughscont
>>1152799He walks down the bridge with his hands behind his back."Kimi, Aya is under my command, I might not be a captain yet but....those who hold seats of power like mine should use their strength to help others" He says calmly, stopping just before the road leading away from us and our destination "That is the duty of the strong, as I understand it, and compassion is what makes us human, caring for others is what sets us apart from the animals"He turns back and walks back towards us, Tosen bows and I do the same as Aizen loosens up a bit"So yes, I will, what kind of officer would I be if I just left my subordinate to the wolves?" He asks"I am greatly honored to fight by your side sir" Tosen says as Aizen smirks"No need to be so formal,especially at a time like this" he says softly as he turns to me "So do you have a plan?Well?try and get the quincy kids as ransom/bait Say no, and yet Aizen do the planningCombine our tactical knowledge to devise an ambush tactic Just save Aya Bring hollows to the fight, using the quincy's own trick against them Gather supplies, and things of that nature Pretend I'm alone,and have these two hidewrite in
>>1152840>try and get the quincy kids as ransom/bait> Pretend I'm alone,and have these two hide
>>1152840Combine our tactical knowledge to devise an ambush tactic Gather supplies, and things of that nature Pretend I'm alone,and have these two hide
>>1152840>Combine our tactical knowledge to devise an ambush tactic>> Pretend I'm alone,and have these two hide
>>1152850I have a slightly horrible plan involving the kids in case anyone is interested.
>>1152840> Gather supplies, and things of that nature> Pretend I'm alone,and have these two hideOh boy, not sure how its gonna go down but SOMEONE is gonna get curb-stomped today.
>>1152858Lay it on me. Not like it could do harm to at least listen to the idea.
>>1152840Combine our tactical knowledge to devise an ambush tactic Pretend I'm alone,and have these two hide>>1152858I'm curios, but I also don't want more quincy on the field than what they bring.
>>1152840>No ransoms. The if the Quincies cared they wouldn't have sent children to fight in the first place.
>>1152867>>1152865Alright, so, we have two hostages, both of whom are young children. Therefore they will have limited use as sources of information but great sources of leverage. And Father Asscrack seems to care for them like they are his own kids (obviously), and will most likely want them back. What I propose is a hostage trade, them for Aya, everyone walks away alive and slightly less angry. Is what it would look like on the surface. If we fill the kids with Kimi's blood, and violently rip it from their throats once they are next to the Father, we can lead with a horrific and potentially deadly attack on our biggest target, and most likely weaken him psychologically as well. In short:>Fill kids with Empoeres Touched blood>Pretend to trade kids for Aya>Once Aya is safe, rip the blood from the kids throats and attack the Father with it.>Drink ourselve into a stupor once we get backI call this plan (W.W.L.D?). Bonus points to anyone who can figure out the acronym.
>>1152899Sorry, I'm a slow typist.
>>1152918I don't care about the acronym this is great.Except I don't think It's very IC for Kimi.
>>1152840>Combine our tactical knowledge to devise an ambush tactic> Pretend I'm alone,and have these two hide
>>1152918Yeah. Plz no. Don't want that on our conscience when we went to so much effort to take the kids alive
>>1152918If Kimi had no honor, i'd go for it, but it's Ooc.Also we'd have to convince the c46 to actually let these fucks go AND be willing to kill kids.
>>1152918pic related, but I'd still rather keep them tucked away and out of sight.
>>1152918I see a flaw in this plan....because the kids failed they may no longer qualify as people to the father, so he might not agree to the trade in the first place.that weird ass quincy pride thing, failure = death and living past that is dishonor etc.
>>1152927>>1152938>>1152942I never said it was IC, it just popped into my head once the Father started strangling Aya. Just thought I'd throw it out there in case it was interesting, or the start of a better plan from someone else.
"Somewhat" I say shrugging as I start to walk down the other side of the bridge,tightening the ribbon keeping my pony tail wrapped up"It might not be the best idea but that's one reason why I wanted you by my side, you're move experienced than I am, and can help temper or replace it""Oh I'm flattered" Sosuke says, putting a hand on his chest "But I need to hear it first before I can give you my advice, or plan in place of it, and I take it that means you have no plan then Tosen?""No, I am following Kemuri, she's the reason why I'm here now as a Shinigami"Kaname says warmly "She has more experience than I do but...I'm curious why are you not taking command""Because, in my few experiences with her, Kimi only needs a push not a guiding hand' He says calmly, his glasses once again catching the sun's glare "And as I said, I cannot improve on the plan until I hear, but I do already have on in case hers fails, so don't worry""Well I'm happy to take your suggestions tosen" I say turning back to him "Always am""Thank you kimi" He says bowing "So what is our plan, then?""I am bait, the rabbit they will chase" I say, starting to step to the simple rhythm I've found, as I begin to put on a poetic voice "You are the trap, steel jaws and death that will close, upon their necks""You're going to use yourself as bait!" Tosen shouts,sounding caught of guard and a little upset that I'd even suggest it "Kimi, these people are dangerous if it is not for their pride, this is near suicidal""Funny, because when I faced them, they focused on her alone" Aizen says frowning "If they're after her, first and foremost, then it is a sound plan, we just need to figure out where to lead them without endangering Kurokabe or Kermuri too much, sure it is risky but....well its a risk we'd have to take?""What? When I fought them she tried to kill us both" Tosen says, tilting his head towards aizen as he grips his zanpakuto "Maybe they just didn't notice you or she presented the better target""NO.....they wanted revenge, isn't that right Kimi?" Aizen says, grinning widely "By this point they'll be frothing for it, which would make this plan more full proof and dangerous....but I have a few ideas, if you mean to lead them into an ambush, I have quite a talent for such things after all""Yes, they'd believe we killed them unless they're idiots, which they might be since they're torturing Aya" I say angrily, biting my teeth down to try and keep my voice down "and I know, you're quite gifted Sosuke, and yes I am planning on leading them into an ambush, as I said""And you want us to wait for you to come running with them hot of your heels" Tosen says, still sounding unsure of my plan"Well, not exactly, See I need them to think I'm alone, since they hate me more than you two as I have been there for all three of the previous one's demises or captures, while you two have been only there for one each" I say quickly as we walk up stairs of white stone cont
>>1152992"Making me the best bait, as they hold more of a grudge and hatred for me than either of you....Also because""You can't bear to do something as dishonorable as we are about?" Aizen says before I can finish "Or maybe you just want to get to the battle faster"I don't care for what reason she wants to,I don't like throwing her to people like this" Tosen sighs heavily "So we are too hide in wait? are we at least going to follow behind you, or do you plan on leading them on a grand chase to us?""Both are sound plans in their own right, Ambushing them at the meeting, or faking a retreat, both good plans on their own, even without my help" Aizen says leaning over my shoulder "But I recommend, the you lead them on, if we follow they might sense us and then we'll lose our surprise""And if we leave her, she'll be much more vulnerable, if we cannot get to her or if she is not fast enough, she'll be left alone, and she and Aya will be...." Tosen says glancing at me nervously before he stops, like he suddenly remembered I was here "I would prefer to be by her side, Liutenant""And I'd prefer you didn't ease drop" Aizen chuckles "And I know but....we must take risks, you understand"Well? Agree with Aizen,and lead them Agree with Tosen and have them stay close to me Compromise*aizen waits,Tosen follows*write in
>>1153011> Agree with Aizen,and lead themSorry Tosen, but we have to chose where this fight happens, and if they sense and attack you all hell will break loose before we need it to.
>>1153011> Agree with Aizen,and lead them
>>1153011> Agree with Tosen and have them stay close to me>they'd never believe that I would run away with my sister on the line would they?
I don't think Kimi retreating is at all believable.
>>1153026If we grab Aya first it might be.
>>1153035They aren't going to make that easy.
>>1153040I didn't think they would. But this is a rescue operation first and foremost, we can save horrific murder for another day if it means getting Aya to safety.
>>1153045Just figured we'd want our allies on hand to do the rescue. If we manage to get away from her then we basically did the job ourself already and can just flee. You're basically proposing that we leave the trap for after we've already won.
>>1153052*get her away from them rather.
>>1153052I was thinking more along the lines of having Aizen and Tosen set up near the Senkimon, and once we have Aya in hand we have them ambush our pursuers while we get to the portal. But we can't plan for a situation we don't have all the information for, and right now we're lacking a great deal of information.
"I have to agree with Aizen, sorry my friend" I say sadly as Tosen stares at me for a moment like he wishes to say something or has something boiling just under his surface...If I could see his face right now I'm sure it'd be twisted with a mixture of emotions "If they sense you, me and Aya will still be in danger, and you two will be dragged into it as well, but If I lead them into you, the chaos it creates well...it could help""I understand, but I don't like waiting when I could be by your side or help her" Tosen sighs "but you do have more experience than I do, in battle at least, and so does lieutenant Aizen, So I cannot argue, but...be careful Kimi""I am glad you tool my advice" Aizen says happily "It would've felt wrong to have to pull rank to define this plan towards a wiser path, but....do try and be careful, we have so much more to talk about after all"I smile, standing on the last step before we reach the finale stretch of our journey to the senkaimon. I look at both of them as they stand on the step behind meWhat do I say? the plan isn't set in stone, we still need information we don't have...but I have a feeling aizen is already expecting that Thank you, I hope I do not need your help friends Oh, about what Sosuke Yes, there's so much we must do as friends, drink,write poetry, protect those who cannot do so themselves....but enough talk lets go Just stay calm Tosen,a wild heart can be deadly at times like thisOh you two, I always am Hey, when we get back,I'll buy all four of us drinksWell we can save the talking for later, Sosuke Kaname, you really are one of my best friends....don't worry I will be as careful as I canoh? so worried Kaname? such a kind soulWell, enough talking, lets spill some bloodTch, nows not the time to be careful and paitent You know....you two kind of became shinigami for more or less the same reason, I think you two would make great friends....for some odd reason write in
>>1153082> the plan isn't set in stone, we still need information we don't have...but I have a feeling aizen is already expecting that> Thank you, I hope I do not need your help friends> Kaname, you really are one of my best friends....don't worry I will be as careful as I can> Hey, when we get back,I'll buy all four of us drinks> You know....you two kind of became shinigami for more or less the same reason, I think you two would make great friends....for some odd reasonYeah, let's just set that path into motion...
>>1153082> Yes, there's so much we must do as friends, drink,write poetry, protect those who cannot do so themselves....> Just stay calm Tosen,a wild heart can be deadly at times like this>but enough talk lets go
>>1153100Why not, im more interested in smashing skulls but we can take some time to rub some elbows.
>>1153082> the plan isn't set in stone, we still need information we don't have...but I have a feeling aizen is already expecting that> Thank you, I hope I do not need your help friends> Kaname, you really are one of my best friends....don't worry I will be as careful as I can> Hey, when we get back,I'll buy all four of us drinks> You know....you two kind of became shinigami for more or less the same reason, I think you two would make great friends....for some odd reason
>>1153113Well, I mean't that for the post rescue celebration, cause right now we have a sister to save and some archers to flay.
"The plan isn't set in stone" I say,turning my zanpakuto over in my palms, rubbing the broken sheath and the red string holding it together on the back of my shoulders "We still need information we don't have"I stop and glance at Aizen, as he continues to smile that same smug smile, like he knows something that I don't and he most certainly does. His eyes look calm, but under them has to be a storm of thought and planning."But I have a feeling Aizen is already expecting that and planning for it" I say smirking as he smiles just a bit wider for a moment"Oh, I am, one of the reasons I didn't want to trail you" He says softly, tilting his head to his right "if there's a distance between us, I have more time to plan,and as the highest ranking of us, anything that goes wrong will inevitably fall on my back""Are you really worried about that?" Tosen asks, Aizen shakes his head"No I am not" He says smiling as Tosen chuckles, sounding a little confused"Yes, thank both of you" I say as I turn and walk towards the big red gates leading to walk up to the Senkainmon "But I hope I don't need either of your help""I understand, but will give it the second I can" Tosen says smiling"In all likely hood you will, Kemuri" Aizen says calmly "so don't try and fight everything you find out there""I think she has a chance at least" Tosen says happily"Everything does" Aizen says simply"Also Kaname" I say, grabbing my blind friend's shoulder, stopping him in his tracks"Yes Kimi?" He asks sweetly "Do you have something to tell me""You really are one of my best friends so" I say, looking into the goggles of his mask...wish he wasn't wearing this right now "Don't worry, I will be as careful as I can""And what am I?" Aizen asks, sounding a little put out now"A friend" I say smiling and shrugging "Hey, when we get I'll buy all four of us drinks"Aizen freezes up, his face contorting with the slightest hints of fear and worry.Tosen groans and shivers."oh come on I'm not that bad' I grumble as I turn and walk away from both them, and right as I do, I see them turning to look at eachother, with a familiar look of camaraderie in their eyes"What ever you say" Tosen says flatly"If you think that" Aizen says, sounding chipper as everI glance back at them as member of the kido corp approach us, no doubt to ask us our business up here as usual"You know" I say smiling as I point the pommel of my blade at both of them "You two kind of became shinigami for more or less the same reason""We did?"Tosen gasps, turning to Aizen"Oh, you also want to improve the lives of everyone then?" Aizen asks"I wish to protect them from injustice is what I wish to do, and achieve peace through that" tosen says rocking his head slightly"Hmm, peace is preferable to war, after all" Aizen says smiling "and last time we talked, you seemed less...enthused about righting wrongs'cont
>>1153241"Because you spoke madness,sir" Tosen says happily "Seems the last few years have calmed you""Somewhat" Aizen says turning to me with a smirk "Maybe I just found my answer to those problems I had back then""State your business!"the old man yells behind us before he spots aizen "Ah,Aizen sama, I take it your on an important mission then? But why with...""Yes I am, don't ask any unnecessary question" Aizen says warmly, smiling charismatically "This is supposed to be a secret...you won't tell anyone, you two?"the girl shakes her head"Oh oh, of course not!" the man laughs as he turns away "Sorry for my intrusion"I smile as Aizen smirks and begins to walk away"I think you two would make great friends" I say turning to tosen "For some odd reason""Yes, before I remembered what you said to me when we first met he did....attract me" Kaname sighs "I imagine you can figure out what he told me""Treason?"I ask, tosen just nods "Yeah well, I hope he's over that now, I think it was just frustration""I hope it is to" He says happily "And that we can be friends as well...he seems like a nice...if odd man"I nod in agreement-roll 1d20+spirit
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The senkaimon opens before us, a great yawning white void of light, sitting between the frame of a red gate. Aizen is standing in front of me, but he doesn't step in. Instead he just keeps smiling, his eyes narrowing like a snake as he stares at the white nothignness.Then he turns back to me and steps out of the way"Kemuri, you'll go ahead of us" He says calmly, looking at the gate suspiciously "if there's nothing on the otherside, come back to us, if there is, continue on without us and we'll follow shortly""You think they're waiting for me on the otherside?" I ask as he nods and Tosen sighs "Yes, I do, now just go through and humor me would you?" he asks.I smile and nod,and then frown.My heart thumps in my chest, my hands turning white as my hair as I grip my zanpakuto and walk forward. The anger and rage has turned cold now,but there is hope in that storm. A calm spot of hope.Closing my eyes, I step through into the world of the living-18+6= 24= success-I end up in a busy street, carts and horses rushing past me as people continue on their days, one even brushing against and through me as he quickly walks by, reading a thick book.And there's someone else here, I can feel it at the back of my head, some one who is alive yet, not entirely normal. The presence of a quincy....so Aizen was right then. Its close but...I don't know where they are.What do I do? Try and find them 1d20+intKeep walking forward, towards Aya calmly Walk forward, singing a poem to myselfreport backTurn to smoke to try and lose my "hunter' 1d20+spirit write in
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>1153391> Try and find them 1d20+int>Keep walking forward, towards Aya calmly> Walk forward, singing a poem to myself
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Rolled 20 (1d20)>>1153391> Try and find them 1d20+int>Keep walking forward, towards Aya calmly
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20+5= CRIT SUCCESS!-Now, where is she. I don't stop walking, don't need to let them know I'm on to them just yet. They'll be more volatile if they think I'm suspicious. So I keep walking, glancing around here and there. Looking up at the rooftops as I go along. But I don't see her. I frown, they usually keep to high places, to get that advantage over their prey. At least two out of the three I've faced attacked from a high ground. But I don't think this is like those times.Sure having a vantage point like that would make a great deal of sense. They could keep an eye on me without having to move much, or risk running into me. But....they're not hunting me, they're following me. They're not trying to attack, they're trying to report.And in that case, being close would be wiser than higher. They can see all the small things I'm doing better, see my expression and how fast I'm moving. And it'd let them be close when they try to trap me. if that's what they're trying to do. And I feel that it is.So that means they must be close to me. I turn and see a woman dressed like a noble, with a long flowing red kimono with bright pink and gold butterflies sewn into it. She's looking at me. I glance back away calmly, trying not to smile as I feel her Reiatsu. Its chained up like a dog and suppressed, but I can still feel hints of it. Her blue eyes are still burning a hole into my minds eye. It fades as I walk along and take a breath, and begin to sing a poem"The white flower, alone in the field, marked by fires and war" I sing softly as I continue along "Alone....alone, until fluttered in a golden bird, with a song so bright, the storm banished, the light called"I smile as I keep walking along through the straights, walking deeper into the city, toward's my sister's Reiryoku. I can see a crowd gather around a collasped building....looks like it was burnt to the ground. Glancing over my shoulder, I see a dent in the building next to meroll 1d20+will
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>>1153391>>1153413Well, at least we probably won't get taken by surprise.When and if talking starts, I want to advocate for keeping it short and sweet. Something to the effect of "I have no grudge against you or your family, but if you mess with mine, you will pay for it."Also possibly throw in: "The two younger Quincy are still alive, I figured you would want to know that before you do anything else foolish."And if we really want to cut to the heart of the matter: "Your dead compatriot was killed in self-defense, and, furthermore, I loathe your clan's penchant for cowardly attacks on Shinigami, assassinating them in the course of their sacred duty. In spite of that, I will still give you the opportunity to do the honorable thing. If you die today, it will not be because I never gave you a chance."Then if he refutes that with something about how Shinigami are the real monsters, preying on souls, just laugh at him and say something like: "We have been safeguarding souls from danger and maintaining the balance for thousands of years. If you are so blind to the truth and so willing to believe such an outrageous falsehood, then clearly there is no hope of reasoning with you."Kimi loves fighting, but she also loves Aya. I figure she might try talking first for her sake.
The smell of blood, long since dried. and from here it does look like there are stains in the dent, and I can barely make out a vaguely man shaped indentation in it. Hmm, couldn't have been Aya its too big. I start to turn away, when I feel Aya getting closer, a lot closer. But before I can turn around, I feel a great pressure on my back. Reiatsu. I wince, and stab my zanpakuto into the ground. Turning, I see the empty street I was walking down. But Now there's two figures walking down it. Both of them wearing the same white and blue coats, with blue crucifixes drawn on them, over the sleeves, back and hood. I frown as I hold myself up, glaring at them as they come into view.One of them is battered, and covered in blood stained bandages. His face I can see is handsome, but he's wearing an odd mask over his face, shaped like an old statue.And standing next to him is an old man. He looks ancient and has a beard that trails along the ground, picking up dust.Its covered in small, silver crucifixes.His cheeks are red and high up on his gaunt face, and he's smiling happily. Kind of like the opposite of ginrei. He's wearing a white mask shaped like a broken skull and....that's a hollow mask, one he's taken from their corpse.A chill runs down my spine as his exposed,icy blue eye narrows, the younger man clutching the slowly expanding circle of red on the sarashi around his waistThere's silence, the wind blows, the sun falls. We stand, staring each other down.Sizing eachother up. The yonger man wields a rusted sword.....must've been stolen. But the older man wields a fresh one on his hip, pristine. It looks like it pushes light away from it, that even the sun's rays are dirty to it. Its wrappings are white, and has a crucifix drawn on them in paint.I push lean my head back and grimace, my ponytail blowing on the wind as it picks up. The old man's beard does the same."Ah, so you are the one who's been killing my kin" He says, his voice like poison dumped in sugar, a blade wrapped in silk "I must say, I expected more than a scared up girl but....I'dbe foolish to underestimate you by looks, as my son found out with that whelpI say nothing and just glare at him"Oh" He says smiling, tilting his head to show his neck, it looks like it was nearly severed by a blade "You must be looking for her, well she's near don't worry"His son laughs, wincing in pain as their eyes move along the nearby buildings."Beautiful isn't it? Like a Renaissance painting" He says as I see what they're looking at, Aya tied to the building by ropes, one tight around her neck, turning it red "Thought I doubt a monster like you can appreciate art"cont
>>1153621What do I say? Read off a poem to prove him wrong * what* Gajins have no art You're confident for a dead man Can we talk be we start killing eachother, I want to make a few things clear.....this is why I hate GajinsShe gave you some trouble didn't she, that's my girl....*attack* 1d100 ...*walk towards them* All I have done is in self defense You lot of cowards know you're disrupting a sacred duty right? Tch, monster? You haven't met monsters if you think I'm one.I like battle, but I am by no means a monster No, I don't enjoy the rambling of lunatics who can't face reality....The twins are alive by the way, had the chance to kill them, thought you should know I am Kemuri kimi, The Hound of the kuchiki, on of the officer on the tenth seat of the 6th division of the gotei 13, the last samurai and the survivor of Shiroyama, and you have pissed me off, Pray to your god while you have the chance to write in
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>1153638>She gave you some trouble didn't she, that's my girl> I am Kemuri kimi, The Hound of the kuchiki, on of the officer on the tenth seat of the 6th division of the gotei 13, the last samurai and the survivor of Shiroyama, and you have pissed me off, Pray to your god while you have the chance to>....*attack* 1d100
>>1153638> Can we talk be we start killing eachother, I want to make a few things clear> All I have done is in self defenseAnd aforementioned>>1153558I gotta run in to work. I will join back in on my cell as circumstances permit. Keep up the good work.
Rolled 29 (1d100)>>1153638>....The twins are alive by the way, had the chance to kill them, thought you should know> I am Kemuri kimi, The Hound of the kuchiki, on of the officer on the tenth seat of the 6th division of the gotei 13, the last samurai and the survivor of Shiroyama, and you have pissed me off, Pray to your god while you have the chance to....*attack* 1d100
>>1153652is this a crit via killers instinct? or am I thinking of something else?
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>1153652>>1153621Well, I still would like to try to say our piece first, but since combat is probably inevitable and we are already rolling . . .
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>1153638>She gave you some trouble didn't she, that's my girl> I am Kemuri kimi, The Hound of the kuchiki, on of the officer on the tenth seat of the 6th division of the gotei 13, the last samurai and the survivor of Shiroyama, and you have pissed me off, Pray to your god while you have the chance to>....*attack* 1d100 Read off a poem to prove him wrong * what*wake not the dragonDon't grasp it's tail sleeping lieLest you burn in hell
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>1153638>Aya's actually quite the Artist herself> All I have done is in self defense>She gave you some trouble didn't she, that's my girl> I am Kemuri kimi, The Hound of the kuchiki, on of the officer on the tenth seat of the 6th division of the gotei 13, the last samurai and the survivor of Shiroyama, and you have pissed me off, Pray to your god while you have the chance to>....*attack* 1d100
>>1153638> Read off a poem to prove him wrong * what*> Gajins have no art>She gave you some trouble didn't she, that's my girl> Can we talk be we start killing eachother, I want to make a few things clear> All I have done is in self defense> Tch, monster? You haven't met monsters if you think I'm one.I like battle, but I am by no means a monster>....The twins are alive by the way, had the chance to kill them, thought you should know>You've attacked and wounded my sister, one the kindest people I've ever met in this world and the next. She did not know or care about your people or your war. Her only goal in life was to save the souls of the dead, protect them from the monsters that would devour us all. She's the person who saved my life after I almost lost it destroying a Menos Grande. By all rights your heads are my property. But, in the interest of a peace I somehow doubt you're interested in, I will make you this offer once and only once: Leave this place, allow me to collect my sister without interference, and I will make no move to retaliate against you or your people. I'll even try to return our hostages to you, though that my not be in my power. Now, what say you Quincy? Will you foster peace, or end this sad and pointless war? That choice is yours and yours alone.>.....this is why I hate Gajins
"You speak on matters you have no knowledge of" I say calmly as I slowly unsheathe Ryūketsu no kōtei, its bloodstained hilt catching the light of the falling sun, glimmering with an almost red light "But she gave you some trouble didn't she""Only by surprise" the younger man says angrily, I can taste the wounded pride on every word that comes out of his mouth "You will be no different""Tch, what are do you have? you dead things can only copy what life makes not truly create, only replicate" the old man laughs, giggling as he stands there, looking up at Aya like a piece of art work.I glare at him as let my sword arm drop to my side, memories of Aya's paintings flashing to my mind, The poems Aizen made, Tosen's cooking. The sheer art that was Sekiryu's style...and so much more"Hmm no reply?" the younger one snears as twist my blade around"They never do when faced with such facts" the old man snorts, turning back to Aya, my eye twitches but I swallow my anger and lower my head.Closing my eyes, and taking a deep breath I begin. I open my eyes again and glance back up at them suddenly, steeling my gaze-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK3NMZAUKGw-"I am Kemuri Kimi" I say raising my blade to them "the Hound of the Kuchikis, one of the officers on the tenth seat of the division of the gotei 13,the last samurai and survivor of Shiroyama"I take a step towards them and growl, my voice lowering to a terrifying pitch"And you have pissed me off!" I shout as flip the sheath around in my hand to hold it like a club "Pray to your god while you have the chance to!""You dare think you can talk like that to us?" the younger one cackles"So confident, I'll enjoy seeing your face wet with tears in blood" the old man says,like he's offering me a glass of sake, so I rush him as he stands there with his hands behind his back"STAY AWAY FROM MY FATHER YOU DEMON!" the younger one screams, trying to hit me with his stolen blade, but I can feel the air being pushed by it and step out of the way."they preach false words' Kotei hisses""They're idiots who do nothing but destroy" Bloody snorts"Kill them both" they roar in unison"DEUS VULT" Kotei laughsHis eyes widen with surprise as I twist around, smacking him with my zanpakuto's sheath, sending him to the ground with a loud crunch as I run forward, leaving him to bleed from his now broken nose.The old man stands there, his one eye looking amused as I reach him, and raise my blade to cut through the old scar on his neck.He chuckles as he blocks it with his own blade, smiling as the the edges meet. He's fast for an old timer. He begins to speak and i turn my blade on its side, and stab it down the side of his.He stops midspeech, to look down where I've stabbed the tip of my blade in his gut."FATHER" A feminine voice shouts behind me.I turn swinging my sheath around like a club, seeing the woman from earlier holding a bow of blue light in her hands, her eyes filled with cont
>>1153820"Sister?" the man on the floor gasps, as he stands,covering his bloody face"Stay down, you should've died to protect him,idiot" the woman growls as I stare at her blankly "Now for you, you ugly little""Oh, you think that makes me mad?" I ask calmly as I move to fight herBut the old man laughs, and my blade gets caught as he flexes still laughing louder and louder"You are the first shinigami to wound me since the one who gave me my Zanpakuto" He roars, laughing madly as I turn back around to see him grinning wickedly "I must say, I'm impressed beast, it has been a long time since I've felt threatened by your kind""Oh? your zanpakuto?" I chuckle as he smirks and nods"Yes, my children have yet to learn the skill, but I broke its will, at the moment its master died" He says calmly as the blade starts to burn a bright blue, glowing and not burning "and in yours I sense....turmoil""Yeah they're like that" I say, barring my teeth as I try to keep the old bastard from deflecting my blade."Hmm, stay out of this for now my children, I am intrigued" He says softly, his eyes shining by the light of his blade.What do I do? Out maneuver him and land another blow 1d100 Stab deeper 1d20+str Endure against his onslaught and keep the lock going 1d20+end oni's smoke around him and slice his sides 1d20+spirit Smack him with my sheath, pivot and hit his neck in a downward ark 1d100 Ask how the hell he managed that Insult him on his choice of masks write in
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>1153846> Insult him on his choice of mask>Remember, Ryuketsu no Kotei, with the blade still inside of him> Out maneuver him and land another blow 1d100
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>1153846> Smack him with my sheath, pivot and hit his neck in a downward ark 1d100
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>1153846> Insult him on his choice of masks>Remember, Ryuketsu no Kotei, with the blade still inside of him> oni's smoke around him and slice his sides 1d20+spirit
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>1153846> Smack him with my sheath, pivot and hit his neck in a downward ark 1d100>Remember, Ryuketsu no Kotei
"You know, your family always talked up us being no better than hollows?" I say as I struggle to turn my blade before he can swing his past it and cut into me, his eyes narrowing hatefully as I manage to keep him at bay for a second, holding him back and keeping my zanpakuto in his gut "And yet you're wearing one of their masks""A trophy, like my blade' He says calmly, smirking as his eyes move done my own blade "Just like yours will be""Tch try it" I say calmly as I press forward and shout "Remember, Ryuketsu no Kotei"His eyes go wide as the blade expands in his gut, blood being drawn into it as He winces, the blade slowly getting pushed out as he tenses up, steam rising from the wound in his gut-Blood stored 2 Bloody attacks-"What A brutish blade you hold"He says calmly as he glares at me, he moves to cut me, arcing his blade.I swing my sheath in his face, knocking it back and pivoting. The target on his neck is open to me, his old scar.I swing my claymore down at it and he turns effortlessly, blocking the blow as blood drips down his face."Hmm, what an odd style, this isn't Zanjutsu"He says frowning, looking a little confused as the blood on my glass like blade recoils and boils at the touch of his "What is it?""My own" I say, sweating from the power burning off his glowing blade.Roll 1d20+endurance
Didn't talking first win? Hard to tell somewhat since all the combo votes I guess.
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>>1153985the highest voted options werethat's my girlbad ass introductionand attackAll three of which had 4 votes
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We need more rolls people.
Can Caught Up and myself roll a second time if noone is going to step up?
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>>1153704>> Can we talk be we start killing eachother, I want to make a few things clear>>1153694>All I have done is in self defense>>1153683>Read off a poem to prove him wrong>>1153665>> Can we talk be we start killing eachother, I want to make a few things clear>>1153667>The twins are alive by the way, had the chance to kill them, thought you should knowI guess I was counting the ones that implied talking first too, ie self defense and the poem.
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17+11= 28= success-I start to get pushed back as them old man effortlessly pushes his blade against mine. His expression remains unchanging as he slowly, every so slowly pushes me back and down, trying to overcome me with pure strength. Like hell I'm going to let that happen. I spread my legs, trying to get more stable as I turn my blade and catch his in the serrated edge and start to push back. Standing back up to my full height, I feel my legs creaking as my arms bulge and tighten from the effort its taking to fight against this man's Reiryoku, Reiatsu and sheer strength. It isn't overwhelming at least not as much as Aizen was. I have a chance here. Especially if he keeps his children out of this. Both of them are standing a few feet away, the man have bandages around his nose now, and the woman glaring at me so violently I swear she thinks her looks can kill.But the old man remains calm, like he's having a cup of tea before his day. In fact he looks more amazed I'm still locking blades with him"Hmm, you're a stubborn one aren't you?" he ask softly as he keeps his blade against mine "I see the fire in your eyes, you are a girl who has bathed in violence and bloodshed, and found it to her tastes, a real monster"What do I do?Play dirty 1d20+int Push him back 1d20+Str Deny it Say he's a coward who can't even save his childrenCompliment his swordsmanship Pull back, block his strike and stab 1d100 BLOODY ATTACK 1d100Try to use a kido spell 1d20+spirit oni's smoke around and through him 1d20+spirit Headbutt him, step forward, slam my pommel into his head 1d100 Trip him with a strong kick to the legs 1d20+str write in>>1154109Yes, and they only got 1 or 2 votes each.
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>1154146> Headbutt him, step forward, slam my pommel into his head 1d100
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>1154146 Push him back 1d20+StrCompliment his swordsmanship
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>1154146>Compliment his swordsmanship Trip him with a strong kick to the legs 1d20+str
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>1154146> Trip him with a strong kick to the legs 1d20+str
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>1154146> Headbutt him, step forward, slam my pommel into his head 1d100>And yet I don't attack innocents to get what I want. Ain't that funny?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gre-o_tsumk
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>1154146> oni's smoke around and through him 1d20+spirit>I just relish the chance to test my Art against another's.
Actually, I'm really sorry, but we'll have to end it early here. I'm just feeling exhausted now. No idea why I'm so tired. But I don't think it's a good idea to write like this.Since I feel like I'm about to pass out. I'm going to go to bed.Sorry for the short thread and cliffhanger, but I just don't have anymore writing in me tonight. I might still be sick or something, fuck I I know.So sadly, we'll end it here. I've archivedand am heading to bedI will answer a few questions if I'm don't pass out before then thoughSorry for the short thread, and sudden end
>>1154257Get well soon.
>>1154257Great thread as always HM, thanks for running. God a fucking hate Quincy's. Please try to feel better soon, I'm starting to get worried about your health at this point.
>>1154268>>1154267I'm fine, I just got tired earlier for some reason. I mean I could still be sick, but I don't feel as bad as I did yesterday. Might just be the aftereffects of it or something. Who knowsAlso, something that would make you hate him more would've happened if you complimented him
>>1154288You should go to the doc's just to be safe HM.
I have to say i really like kimi as a charactor and can't wait to see how she develops down the line.my biggest although my biggest hope is that we are the liutenant by the time of the show because i just dont see kimi as a captain and the dynamic between her and byakuya would be so much fun