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Living souls and the problems of afterefects (alternative version)

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This is an alternative version of the thrid part of the 'Living-Souls-Trillogy' with a whole new and different plot. As it was originally planned...

Here is a little overview about what happened so far:

The Kurosaki's family secret was exposed in TV. The Kurosakis and thier friends had to flee to the Soul Society but left Yuzu and Keigo behind. Later one estranged from them over the last years because he did not endure anymore to be 'just tolerated'. And for the Soul Society, he is the main-suspect.

After Keigo (who developed a drug-problem) is left by his pregnant girlfriend, he safes her from an assassination. But he is arrested because Yuzu commited suicide in his apartment.

Right before he gives an interview in prison, he is visited by Kazui and Ichika who believe in his innocence. With a special-device, they are able to record Keigo's memories on a video-tape and thanks to this his innocence is proven. When the Kurosakis and thier friends go to his place to look after him, Ichigo accidentaly drops a report in Keigo's kitchen in which he is blamed for everything. Keigo finds it, gets panicked and flees...

Right after he escapes his 'friends', he drives with the elevator downstairs. Armed with a fire-extinguisher...

Alternative chapter-ending:

Keigo's grip on the fire extinguisher was so hard, as like his life was depending on it. Anyway it was so. There was no doubt that he is as good as dead. If Ichigo doesn't cut him into pieces, Renji would because he hit him with this thing. Or Tatsuki will, because he respond to her slap with another slap. Or Orihime because he hurt Tatsuki. Or so on... Full of fear Keigo watched the display to look where he was now. He had to get out of here. They will already wait for him downstairs. It was a crap that this dammed thing had no direct access to the parking-garage. But maybe... he could try it... he knew that they will wait for him in the lobby. Dammed, they are as fast as super-speedsters... But maybe... he knew that there was a sole window in the corridor of the third floor...

"ICHIGO... Are you okay?" Orihime screamed scared when she ran down the stairs to look for Ichigo, who laid groaning on the half-landing and lift up carefully after falling down the stair.

"O... Orihime... We... have to stop Keigo! We have to fix this..." Ichigo moaned and ran down the stairwell as fast as he could...

The elevator stopped in the thrid floor, like Keigo wanted. When he left the cabin he quickly pushed the button to close the doors, so the elevator continues going down. If they wait for him downstairs they shouldn't mention that it stopped. Armed with the fire-extinguisher Keigo rushed towards the window and used it to hit as strong as he could against the reinforced glass until it finally cracked.

He felt him. Ichigo was close. He stormed downstairs in the stairwell and would reach him in a few seconds. Once again Keigo smashed the fire-extinguisher against the already cracked glass until it finally shattered completely and he was able to climb out. Down there under the window was a garbage-container. But jumping from this height could severly injur him or even kill. He couldn't risk that...

Keigo's property-manager was surprised when she saw a weird black shadow opening the door to the stairwell and entering the lobby to wait in front of the elevator. She just recieved a very worried call from Keigo's neigbours who told her that he is screaming like a maniac and spraying around with a fire-extinguisher. But when she saw the shadow she froze in fear before she slowly and carefully walked back into her office backwards.

Keigo meanwhile somehow managed to jump into the garbage-container in a way he doesn't get hurt so much. When he climbed out, he immediately ran towards the parking-garage...

His property-manger meanwhile decided to call the police. Ichigo, who heared that, first wanted to stop Keigo when he leaves the elevator and drive back upstairs with him. But when the doors slid open, he had to realize that Keigo was gone...

Later was somehow able to sneak into the parking-garage to reach his car. Of course it was locked and Keigo didn't have the key with him, because it was still upstairs in his apartment with his suppossed friends. Angrily he ran back. Maybe he catches a taxi?

Ichigo ran back upstairs in the stairway to look for Keigo in all floors. Maybe he hid in one of the other apartments. But than he saw the broken window in the third floor and the fire-extinguisher on the ground. Now he realized that Keigo jumped out right here...

Keigo ran away, he needed a car... no matter which one. The main thing was now to get away from here. Out of Tokyo, out of Japan, another planet whould be nice. Just away from Ichigo and the others. Far away, Keigo could see a vacant cab heading towards him. Keigo jumped on the street and lift his arms, forcing the driver to fullfill an emergency break. And much to his surprise... it was someone he knew... It was the same driver who drove him three times in last days...

"You again! I'm sorry, but today we won't follow anyone... the damage on the other car was..."

"I HAVE TO LEAVE!" Keigo screamed and forcefully opened the rear door to hide in the footwell. "DRIVE... no matter where. Just away from here!"

"Hey, what's going on?" the driver asked. It was really the same guy who drove Keigo aleady several times, and who's taxi got hardly damaged during the Haneda-incident. "Who do you pursue today?"

"Not I! They pursue me? And now go on, or do you want to die, too?"

After these words the driver got afraid and decided to drive...

While Ichigo left the parking-garage, where he tracked down Keigo's soul he tried to localize him. Keigo's soul was strong, he knew that. His soul was striking and shined very strong. So strong, that it felt like it was all around him and so not able to get localized properly...

Keigo meanwhile continued hiding in the footwell in the fond of the taxi and didn't mention the reiatsu he was radiating. The driver just did as ordered and drove while he tried to remain calm.

"Where now?"

"No matter! Out of the city!"

"Who pursues you?"

"You don't want to know that!"

"Okay... Where shall I drive you? To Tokai, maybe? Or maybe, Yamanashi?"

Keigo briefly thought about it. There were many forests and mountains in the Yamanashi Prefecture... It was a place someone could get lost pretty easy?"

"Yamanashi sounds fine!" Keigo said. The fact that he had no money with him and that the fare there would cost an immeasurable amount of money, he simply ignored. Dark clouds appeared on the sky...

Chapter break

After maybe an half and hour, Keigo slowly start to relax. After another half an hour, he was able to sit upright in the car. He didn't talk pretty much with the driver. They just left the Chuo-Expressway in Otsuki and headed towards north now. Everytime his driver asked, where to drive now, Keigo answered something without realy thinking about it. And so they reached the Fukashiro-mountain-pass. In the meantime, it began to rain pretty hard and it was pitch black outside. In this godforsaken nowhere, there were not even real street lights.

Keigo had to thought about a lot of things. He hoped that they never learn about Akira and her child. He hoped that she stays in Dubai a little bit longer. At least as long as she disappears from the Soul Society's radar. And thier child... he had to safe it. No matter what happens. And no matter what he has to do. His child's safety was his no. 1 priority now...

"Would you please tell me when we arrive? I am tired!"

Keigo woke up from his lethargy when he heared the driver wailing. Now Keigo could see that the fare almost reached 70.000 Yen. Money he had on his bank account, but not with him...

"Excuse me? Where are we?"

"I don't know that, too! We just left Otsuki. On the sighn over there I can see that if the turn left, we will go to Fukashiro. And if we turn right we will pass the dam and the reservoir and go up the mountain." his driver said worried. Slowly he got a little bit paniced, too, because Keigo and his behaviour scared him. "I don't know who is following you but I think they won't find you anyway here in the middle of nowhere?!"

Keigo didn't want to even think about. He just nooded silently and ordered the driver to turn right to take the road up the mountain. The driver followed his instructions only recultantly.

"I'm sorry for beeing honest now, but you really scare me!" the driver said. They slowly drove over the dark and curvy mountain-pass higher and higher, leaving the villages in the alley behind. "May I... switch on the radio? I don't endure this silence!"

Keigo did not endure it, too. He never did... "Please! It is your car!"

The man pushed a button to make some music. But now they aired some news.

"...the storm is heading further into the country and will reach Otsuki in near future before heading towards Koshu. The national wheather service advices everyone to avoid the mountain-roads and the roads in the valleys. The risk of landslides is high..."

"Did you hear that? I think we turn around here and go back to the last village..."

"Go on!" Keigo replied. He didn't know where to go, too. Dammed, he even didn't know what expects him now... Now that his life is over. There was no way back. There was no turn around! They still hunt him...

"...an urgent search message: Well known Seiyuu and actor Keigo Asano is missed! Asano suffered a mental-breakdown and needs medical treatment. Asano is around one meter and seventy-five tall, has brown hairs, is possibly wearing a white shirt, brown pants, white socks and no shoes. He has injuries in his face and on his head. If you see him please call the police immediately..."

After this report, the driver stopped immediately and denied to drive on. "THAT'S ENOUGH! I push the alarm now and contact my dispatcher. And than we drive back into the valley..."

"NO!" Keigo screamed. "NO, I CAN'T GO BACK!"

"LOOK ON YOURSELF! CAN'T YOU SEE THAT YOU NEED HELP..." the driver shouted back. "WHOEVER IS CHASING YOU, THE POLICE WILL HELP YOU..."

"NO! THE POLICE CAN'T HELP ME..."

The driver switched into reverse and wanted to turn around... when suddenly a hard punsh hit the rear of the taxi...

"What was that?" the driver asked after something heavy hit the rear part of the car...

Keigo looked to the rear. A big rock was laying right behind the taxi. Shining red under the taillights of the taxi under the rain like a eerie herald. And it shouldn't be the only one, as they saw when they looked up the slope...

The extreme hard rain, the strong winds and maybe Keigo's incredible ability to get into trouble, weakened the slope over the road so hard, that it slowly began to slide. Causing rocks, trees and mud heading towards them and thier taxi.

"DRIVE!" Keigo screamed and the driver instinctively switched into a forward gear and fully pushed the throttle to escape the landslide.

With squeaking tires, the taxi start to move on the soaking wet road and left the spot only two seconds before a tree crashed on the place were the taxi just stood. The men screamed when stones and rocks start to rain on the car and shattered the windshield. The car lurched over the road when it drove threw the next corner way to fast. The tires slipped over the wet road and the taxi crashed with it's tail against a roadsign. Desperately the driver tried to stop, but the wet road was as slippery as soap. And so the car made a full turn around before crashing into the barrier. The driver, who opened his seatbelt after the first rock came down to look what happened, was thrown out threw the destroyed windshield and disappeared into the darkness right when Keigo realized that the taxi was lift up on the barrier like on a ramp and was going to crash down the steep slope down into the valley...

Nobody could hear Keigos loud scram...

Cliffhanger ending...

This is the alternative ending to the second part. In the next chapter the real story begins.