Author: Misaki Sayuri PM
Christmas is near, and Ichigo's friends plan on giving each other secret presents. They get company later on from Hueco Mundo and Soul Society, and they meet up with old friends... This fanfic is written after the Bleach Movies: Memories of Nobody and Fade to Black. You might reconize some of the characters later on.Rated: Fiction T - English - Sci-Fi/Hurt/Comfort - Ichigo K. & Rukia K. - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,702 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12-24-12 - Published: 12-14-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8795787
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Chapter 3! What will happen? I will finish this fanfic before Christmas! Enjoy!
"Good Morning, Kurosaki-kun!" Inoue's happy voice called me.
"Yo," I said.
"Nel-chan? Is that really you? Wait, why are you here? Where are Dondochakka and Pesche?" Inoue babbled on. "Are you in a faux body? Wait, can Urahara-san make those for Hollows?"
"Orihime! No, this is a special type of faux body that Urahara prepared for me. I notified my arrival before time," Nel said.
"So, why are you here?" Inoue asked.
"I wanted to drop by and say hello to you all. Ichigo here told me there's something called "Christmas". I wanted to spent it with you guys!Dondochakka and Pesche can't come because they have Hollow masks covering their whole faces, and the people will ask them why. So, to avoid all the possible questions, I came here alone," Nel answered.
"Nel, that doesn't answer Inoue's question really. You're a Hollow too, and you have part of a mask as well," I pointed out.
"So? I can say it's part of a fashion outfit, whereas my Fraccion cannot," Nel replied.
"Yo, Kurosaki! Is that Nel?" Ishida came behind me. I jumped so high out of fright.
"Y-yeah. Nel, remember the Quincy?" I asked hastely.
"Oh. Ishida, right?" Nel happily asked.
He nodded. "Neliel, why are you here? Aren't you a Hollow? Can people see you?"
"Because I wanna spend "Christmas" with you all, yes I am, and yes people can see me," Nel answered, obviously annoyed.
The school bell rang. Great, let's see what Sensei will say.
"Everyone, this is Neliel Tu Oderschvank. She's a transfer, so be kind to her. She has a new hairstyle from where she came from. May we call you Nel?" Sensei introduced Nel to the class. "Nel, there's an empty seat beside Kurosaki-san to the left. You can go sit there for now, until we get the seating arranged."
Nel dipped her head and made her way next to me. Great, I'm stuck between a midget, and an Espada. What a nice mix.
"Kurosaki-san, would you or Kuchiki-san show Nel-san where the textbooks and notebooks are?" Sensei called. Rukia nudged me indicating "You go, I've only been here for a certain amount of time. Che, I'm not humiliating myself.
"Rukia, I think you know where the textbooks and notebooks are. I showed you when you came, remember? Why not you go show Neliel?" I hid a smirk. Rukia made a face at me.
So, to sum it all up for you, the rest of the day was simply, "Go show Nel-san where the lined paper are; Kurosaki-san, nel-san would like to know where the nurse is. She injured herself.; Kurosaki-san, go show Nel where the bathroom is." and typical things like that.
"Ichhiiiigooooo!" Keigo came shouting my name as he ran to me. BAM! He recoiled with a bloody nose. "Ichigo, why did you have to do that?" Tears were streaming down his face.
"Quit being annoying, Keigo," I said over my shoulder as I walked with Rukia and Nel home.
"Popular with the ladies, eh, Ichigo? Where did you find all these girls?" Mizuiro asked me. Geez, I wonder I why I'm friends with a player.
"They're just friends, Mizuiro," I said, quite annoyed. I waved my hand to show I was leaving. Geez, was this the consequence of being friends with girls?
"Hey Rukia, did you see Chad or Ishida?" I asked.
"Hey Kurosaki, were you planning to ditch us?" a voice behind spoke. Inoue, Chad and Ishida were standing behind me.
"Um...hey. Sorry, about that. After when I drop off these troublesome girls at my house, I'll chill with you guys," I totally forgot the four of us made plans to go Christmas shopping. Rukia wanted to stay with Nel. "See you later."
I pratically ran towards my house and dumped my burden on th couch. After lecturing them about what the fire alarm was for (in case Nel decided to make some toast and burned up the house), when the TV was available (Which was all the time), and not to go in my room (especially Rukia), I dashed out the door to meet up with my friends.
"Hello, Kurosaki-kun!" Inoue greeted me. I sensed another being with my friends. i saw a figure with bright red hair, in jeans and a hoodie, wih a pair of goggles on his forehead, and with sunglasses on.
"RENJI?" I exclaimed. "Wh-what- okay, never mind, you're probably here to check up on Rukia, right?"
"Not really. I got a break from Captain Kuchiki to come to the Real World. I heard you guys are going Christmas shopping. I'm going with you, since I don't know where Rukia is right now," that red-headed human wannabe.
"..." Chad was speechless.
And off we went to the Times Square mall (if Japan even has one). We passed by the shop where I bought Senna her red ribbon. Ah, the good times. We walked passed the centre of the mall, where Senna performed a stun act and received a lot of attention. We walked by the station where Rukia and I first met her while fighting Blanks.
"Ichigo? Is that really you?" a high-pitched voice behind me asked incredulously. I turned around, hoping for the worst. I was shocked.
"...Senna? Aren't you the Memory Rosary? Why are you here?" I was in awe.
"Ha ha. Yeah, I still am. I controlled the Blanks and...let's just say I came back. I was actually here by mistake. My real destination was Soul Society, because a friend of mine passed away and I was planning to visit her," Senna talked fast.
"Senna, right? If you go to Soul Society, the chance that your friend reconzies you is very slim. Most souls forget their life when they were alive. Your friend probably found her way to Rukongai and is currently living there. Most likely, she won't know who you are," Renji cleared up the situation.
"Then I won't be able to see her, Red-headed Pineapple Shinigami?" Senna asked.
"No, and please don't call me a "red-headed pineapple shinigami". That is impolite. Does this (he indicated to his hair) look like a pineapple to you?" Renji tried to maintain his cool, but was slowly failing.
We shopped around with Renji cursing every now and then because Senna was ticking him off. Of course, we didn't exactly tell which item we bought was for who. It was...kinda secret. Like "Secret Santa" or whatever you people call these days. When we finished shopping, Senna declared that she wanted to stay with us for Christmas as well. Renji thought the same as well. Shit, since when did these people wanted to party with us? Last year, Renji didn't even mail us or send us any presents from Soul Society. Neither did Senna, or Nel. What happened?
"Alright, Renji. Who bribed you?" I taunted. Renji gave me a quizzal look. Okay then. Second attempt. "Senna, who bribed you?"
"Ichigo, what are you talking about?" she asked me.
"Don't act like you don't know what I'm talking about! Last year and the year before that, you guys never visited us, nor sent us presents. Did someone send you? Renji, did Byakuya dispatch you here to annoy me? Senna, did you come here on your own free will?" I interrogated them.
"Kurosaki, just leave it. It's 8:00 pm, let's just figure out who is going with who. We'll deal with the quarrelling tomorrow, agreed, Sado?" Ishida piped up. Oops, I forgot momentarily that my friends were still here.
"Uh...Inoue, could Senna stay with you? I have no space in my house," I asked Inoue.
"Okay, sure, Kurosaki-kun. Hey, Senna, don't worry, you'll like my place a lot once we get there!" Inoue reassured Senna cheerfully.
"No, Renji, you're not coming home with me," Ishida gave Renji a cold shoulder.
"I'll take him," Chad offered. As we splitted up in different directions towards our own homes, I kept thinking what to get Rukia. I already got her a Chappy merchandise, but I don't think that would be enough to satisfy a girl like her. Maybe something more...I didn't know. Rukia was one hard girl to satisfy. An idea popped up in my head and I wondered if that midget would appreciate my little gift to her. I wandered through the empty streets and made my way back the the Kurosaki Clinic. Was Rukia there right now? Was Nel sitting with my family chatting with them? I didn't know.
But one thing was clear, more and more people were coming for Christmas, and I seriously don't have enough room for everyone.
So, please review this chapter. Sorry, I haven't been updating for a while. My assignments were due before Christmas break, so that was my priority. I had to go out and buy Christmas gifts to my friends, so that took up some time. Well, chapter 3 is finally out. I hoped you all liked it.