A small, petite, teenage girl walked down the sidewalk of Karakura Town with a bag in her hand. She had medium length jet black hair that spiked out at end. A lone bang fell between her large violet eyes. She was still dressed in her gray school uniform. The girl growled under her breath as she looked down at the bag.
"Why does Byakuya make me get his stupid tea from the other side of town!? Does it really matter!?" she muttered angrily to herself as she thought about her brother-in-law’s strange tea obsession.
Her eyebrow raised as she stopped walking. It was like something was in her way but there was nothing there. The girl’s eye twitched in irritation.
"Shut the hell up!" she shouted at the air in front of her.
People that were walking by gave the girl strange looks. They whispered to their friends or family about the girl. It was a weird sight. It's not every day that you see people screaming at nothing.
In her eyes, however, a spirit of a man floated in front of her, blocking her path. The spirit was right in her face, laughing and pointing at her.
"You're so short! HAHAHA!!" he cried.
The girl growled even louder. “Well, you’re dead! I think being short is much better than being dead!!”
The spirit’s grin vanished from his face as he put his head down and floated away.
The girl chuckled before walking home. “Maybe I was a little harsh.”
This girl is Rukia Kuchiki. She is a high school student. She has been able to see spirits and ghosts for quite some time. Most of the time the spirits were nice and innocent, but like today, they could be rude and obnoxious.
She opened her front door and stepped inside.
Hisana, Rukia's older sister, practically choked Rukia in a tight hug.
"Where were you!? I didn't know where you were!" Her sister shouted with concern.
Rukia sighed. "I went to the store to get Byakuya some tea. Didn't he tell you?"
Hisana let go of Rukia and turned to look at her husband. Hisana put her hands on her hips.
"Why didn't you tell me where you sent her?"
"The store wasn’t far from her school," Byakuya stated in a monotone voice.
Rukia rolled her eyes. “Psh! That place was definitely not close to my school.”
Byakuya looked back at his book. "You are too overprotective. She isn't a child anymore."
"Well, she is my only little sister and I won't let anything happen to her," Hisana said with way too much emotion.
"Over protective," Byakuya muttered.
"What was that!?"
Rukia sighed again. They were so irritating when they argued about stupid things. Hisana always got irritated over something stupid and then yell at Byakuya, who just refused to let her be right. After their parents died, Hisana had to take care of Rukia when she was just a teenager. Hisana was overwhelmed by the responsibility and gave Rukia to an orphanage. After she realized what she had done, it was too late. Rukia was already gone. Rukia was moved from foster home to foster home. Eventually, Rukia ended back up at another orphanage. Hisana, who had been searching for Rukia at every orphanage in the country, visited the orphanage Rukia was at with Byakuya. They found Rukia and Hisana managed to convince them that Rukia was her sister. Hisana had been very protective of her since then. The last thing she wanted was to lose her again. She acted more like a mother than a sister.
"I'm going to my room. Goodnight!"
Rukia climbed up the stairs and went into her room. She shut her door, which was covered with Chappy stickers. Her room had badly drawn pictures on the walls and Manga books everywhere. Rukia collapsed onto her bed, closed her eyes and sighed. Tomorrow was Monday and she really didn't want to go back to school.
Rukia turned from facing her window to facing the rest of the room. She opened her eyes and found herself staring at an orange-haired teenager that stood on her desk. She blinked a few times before realizing he was real.
"Hey, who are you!?" she demanded.
The teen acted like he didn't hear her. "It's close by. I can-"
Rukia jumped up on her desk and side-kicked the boy in his back. She ran over to the light and flicked it on to get a better look at this 'burglar'. The boy looked at Rukia with wide eyes, clearly confused.
"Y-You…kicked me!" he said with confusion.
Rukia crossed her arms. "No shit...." she said sarcastically.
The teen clambered to his feet and stared down at the petite girl.
"Regular humans can't see me."
"Well why?" Rukia questioned.
The boy ruffled his hand through his brightly colored hair. "Because I am a spirit being. No one can see me but other spirits. You must be defective or something."
Rukia growled. "I'll show you defective!"
She threw a punch at the teen but he moved to the side, dodging it. When she tried to kick him, he jumped on her head and pushed her onto the ground. Rukia sat up on her knees and rubbed her head.
"Just tell me who you are! Normal people don't just walk through other people's walls!" Rukia yelled.
The teenager sighed and sat on the floor where he was eyelevel with Rukia. He stretched his legs out and yawned.
"Alright, I’ll tell you. I'm a Shinigami. I'm from a place called the Soul Society. It is where all the spirits go. I defeat monsters called Hollows and send spirits to the Soul Society," the boy explained.
Rukia stared at the boy with a blank face. "How…do you expect me to believe that!?"
The 'Shinigami' growled. "Well it's true! I really don't care if you believe me or not. I was just being nice by telling you, dammit."
There was then a knock on Rukia's door. Both of their heads shot towards it.
It was Byakuya.
The door opened slightly and Byakuya stuck his head into the room.
"Who are you taking to?"
Rukia quickly shook her head. "Oh, no one!"
"But I heard talki--" Byakuya turned his head so it looked like he was looking straight at the Shinigami. "Never mind."
Then the door shut. Rukia and the boy looked at each other.
"Could he see me?" the Shinigami questioned.
"I don't think so."
"But he looked right at me….Oh whatever…"
The boy climbed to his feet and looked back at Rukia, who just stood up. He then realized how short she really was. He chuckled.
Rukia's eyebrow rose. "Hey, what are you laughing about!?"
"Wow, you're really short!"
The petite girl growled and punched the Shinigami in his jaw. The boy rubbed his jaw and snarled at her.
"You little brat! Bakudo #1! Sai!"
Rukia's arms were forced behind her back and she fell to the floor. She struggled to get out of the invisible bonds.
The orange-haired shinigami looked at his hands and laughed. "Wow, I can't believe it worked."
Rukia frowned as she glared up at him. "What worked!?"
"It's called Kido, which is another ability that Shinigami have."
"So I guess you suck at it since you were so happy that you did it. This is probably the only Kido you can do."
Ichigo growled because he knew it was true. "Whatever, midget."
After a few minutes of silence, Rukia spoke again.
"Hey something's howling out there!"
The boy looked at her with confusion. "What?"
Then the Shinigami was able to hear the Hollow's thunderous howl.
"I hear it now! Something must have been blocking my senses…but what was it?"
Rukia heard her sister scream and her eyes widened. "Hey, let me go! My sister is in trouble!"
The boy just ignored her and ran out her door. Rukia scrambled to her feet with her arms still behind her back. She darted out of the bedroom and went down the stairs. Unfortunately, on her way down the stairs, she tripped and tumbled down the rest of them. She lifted her head and she saw a large monster holding her sister in its hand. The Shinigami was a few feet away from her.
"Let me out!!" Rukia shouted again.
"You'll just get in the way!"
Rukia clenched her fists and began to force herself out of the bonds. She pulled her arms apart as hard as she could. Her arms were slowly breaking the Kido spell.
The teen watched in awe. "No way!"
Rukia shouted and her arms were released completely. She ran toward the Hollow with a chair and slammed it on the side. The Hollow's other hand just smacked her into a wall.
"Stay out the way, idiot!" the Shinigami yelled and grabbed his large zanpaktou from his back.
Rukia climbed out of the rubble. She saw that the Hollow was still holding her sister. She got to her feet and stood right in front of the Hollow.
"Let go of my sister now!" she shouted.
The only response that the Hollow gave was an earsplitting wail. It dashed down towards her with its mouth wide open. Rukia's eyes shot in all directions. She couldn't run. It was too close. Accepting her fate, she closed her eyes and waited from the Hollow to make its final move. But the blow never came. Rukia opened her eyes and saw the orange-haired teen in front of her. He had his sword in the Hollow's teeth but the monster still managed to sink its teeth into the boy's shoulder. He snatched his sword out of the creature's mouth. He jumped out of the way of the Hollow's hand and lied against a fence. Rukia was shocked. He had saved her. She turned around and her sister was on the ground, unconscious.
"Do you want to save them?"
The Shinigami's voice regained Rukia's attention. She looked at him with wide eyes.
He lifted up his sword so it was pointing straight at Rukia's chest.
"I will lend you my powers so you can defeat the Hollow. I am too hurt to fight. So, do you want to save your family?"
Rukia's mouth formed into a smile. "Yes I do, Shinigami."
"Just for the record, my name is Ichigo Kurosaki."
Rukia nodded. "I am Rukia Kuchiki."
The Shinigami's blade went into Rukia's chest. Smoke exploded around the area. Ichigo's black Shinigami outfit had changed to white. He looked at his hands.
"Hey what the hell!? I only wanted her to have a little of my power but she's taken almost all of it!"
Suddenly, the Hollow's hand was sliced off. It fell to the ground and vanished. The smoke faded away. Rukia stood smirking with her zanpaktou in one hand. She pointed it toward the Hollow.
"Your time is up!" she shouted.
She dashed toward it with her sword behind her. She yelled as she leaped into the air, her sword over her head. Rukia cut the Hollow in half. The two pieces fell over and dissolved into nothing.
朽木 ルキア/15歳 Kuchiki Rukia: 15 Years Old
髪の色/黒色の Hair Color: Black
目の色/スミレ Eyes: Violet
職業/高校生 Occupation: High School Student and…