Hello everyone, as you know Bleach and Harry Potter does not belong to me.
I hope you enjoy my story.
It was a normal day in soul society. And like every morning in the tenth division, you could hear an angry Captain Hitsugaya screaming at his lazy lieutenant to get her freaking paperwork ready. And like always said lazy lieutenant would run out of the office with an angry Captain on her heals trying to kill her.
After chasing her for a while Captain Hitsugaya gave up and returned to his office to get his, and now his Lieutenants as well, paperwork done. He was already annoyed enough when an hour later a butterfly came through his window. For a second he played with the thought of just freezing the damn thing but thought better of it when he remembered the head-captains rage. The butterfly landed on his hand and after a few seconds disappeared.
Captain Hitsugaya sighed, there was going to be a captain meeting in half an hour.
'At least it's still enough time to finish all the work that's duo today' he thought.
Half an hour later
As always, the first minutes are sleep inducing. Of course, no one would ever say anything about it, Kenpachi once did and no one knows exactly what happened but when the head captain was done with him, even Kenpachi was afraid of him.
When the head Captains speech finally ended, they went about their normal business. Are the squads in good condition and what to do about Aizen. No one actually expected anything productive to come out of their planning, but one captain actually found something for once.
Captain Kurotsushi spoke up. "The last few weeks I searched everywhere for objects that can help us win against the traitors. It came to me, that the reason Aizen is so strong now is because of the Hogyoku a very powerful object that helps him build an army and makes him stronger in general. So I thought we needed an object like that as well and after a month of research in both soul society and the human realm I found an object that can maybe help us."
"Very good" said the Head Captain, "but what does it do? We will not use an object, that needs a sacrifice, otherwise we're no better than Aizen"
"Tch, even though I think such sentimentality is idiotic in a war, you don't need to worry. It's a stone that for humans is able to let them live forever, but when I sent one of my people to take a look at it, since it was the strongest object I could find, he reported back to me, that it not only strengthens the body but also the soul. It makes one practically immortal, so if we give it to the person who's going to fight Aizen, it would actually give us fighting chance." Kurotsushi says with an arrogant smirk.
Toshiro looked around to see the reactions of the other captains. Unohana, Ukitake and Kyoraku looked at each other with determination, Byakuya and Soifon looked calculating and Kenpachi looked bored like always. No one actually had hope on their faces but after all that happened, it's understandable. He himself thought it was a good discovery but he's sure there's a reason why Kurotsushi is bringing this up now instead of weeks ago, and he's also pretty certain that the object isn't easy to get, since otherwise it would already be here. He doesn't seems to be the only one who thought so.
"And if you found all that out, and even had one of your men looking for it, then how come you don't have it already?" Byakuya asked.
"What do you think? Obviously, it's not there anymore, because the owner felt like someone was trying to steal it" Kurotsushi answered with a scowl. " How should I know that the man has some kind of connection to the stone? He used some kind of power to chase my men away. Believe me my subordinate has already been punished for his failure."
"Enough!" Yamamoto hit his came on the ground and everyone turned to him, "I'm giving permission to steal this object. It's dangerous and we can't let it fall into Aizen's hand. The humans shouldn't escape death anyway, it destroys the balance."
"Actually, I was planning on doing that anyway, but I couldn't find anything even though I had the stones signature. It was almost like it disappeared completely."
"Are you saying that Aizen has the stone?!" Ukitake asked.
"No, I even searched Hueco Mondo, but it wasn't there either, so instead I went back to the person who originally had it. I knocked him out and examined him. What I found was probably even more surprising than the existence of the stone. It turns out that just like the Quincy's he had some sort of power that's almost like reiatsu."
At this all of them looked alarmed, the Quincy's were a dark spot in their history and even though they won, almost everyone remembered what they were capable of.
The only one who thought different was Kenpachi. "There are more of those wanna be Shinigami? Please let me go there and find out how strong they are!"
"NO! We will not slaughter another race like the Quincy. And it's not like they got in the way of the life and death circle so we will leave them be. Pleas continue Captain Kurotsushi." Yamamoto ordered.
"Yes, it's like the Head Captain said, they are not interfering in our business. To be precise their hiding themselves from everyone, which is why we couldn't find them before. When I searched for an identical life energy like the owner of the stone, I found an interesting place. It seems like there's a whole society of these people. They call themselves witches and wizards, and they call their power magic." he sneered. Even some other captains seemed to be appalled that their powers are being called magic be humans.
"It's good that we discovered this society, I'm guessing that the stone is also within this society?" Yamamoto asked.
"It took me some time, since it was rather far away from most population but then I found it in some kind of castle. I tried to send another Shinigami there, but they weren't able to find it even with my scanner. Another problem was, that there seems to be a rather strong person, almost Quincy level. So instead of going in without a plan again, I did some research on the place and found a solution to our problem!"
"And what solution are you talking about?" Ukitake asked again, for the first time with something close to hope. Even the other captains paid attention for once.
Kurotsushi smiled: "It's pretty simple actually. The place, as I found out, is actually a school that will start again in two weeks. We could send a certain captain, that would fit right in as a school kid and let him find the stone." At this he looked right at Hitsugaya and smirked.
"And what solution are you talking about?" Ukitake asked.
Call it foreboding or instinct but I absolutely knew that I wouldn't like the answer. The feeling intensified when Kurotsushi smiled, since when he smiled it was at someone else's cost.
"It's pretty simple actually. The place, as I found out, is actually a school that will start again in two weeks. We could send a certain captain that would fit right in as a school kid and let him find the stone." He looked right at me when he said that, and I felt my blood run cold.
He can't be serious! Like hell I will go to some kind of school with annoying kids and teachers again. The first time was already bad enough!
I looked around and no one else seemed to feel the same outrage as me. They actually looked calculating, like they agreed with his idea! In a last hope I looked up at the Head Captain but like always he had a perfectly straight face that didn't show any of his thoughts.
"Alright everyone I have come to a decision. Captain Hitsugaya will go to this wizard school and find the stone." Yamamoto declared and I was kind of numbed at that point. They want me to go to some human school with magic. And what about his division? I can't leave Matsumoto alone with it!
"With all due respect Head Captain, but wouldn't it be faster to just steal the stone?" I asked.
"Of course, it would be but there are more reasons why I want you to go then just the stone. If it's true that some wizard, as they call themselves managed to beat a seated officer than maybe we can use their way of fighting against Aizen. And if it's true that they have some kind of reiatsu then they can probably see us. As long as we don't know where exactly the stone is in the castle, I don't want to risk it."
I have to admit that's a good argument... but still "What about my division? Or if Aizen attacks?"
"From our sources we know that Aizen is still building his army just like us. He won't attack for some months. You lieutenant will take care of the inside matters of your division while the rest of us captains will take care of the rest." he answered.
I sighed. I guess that's it, I really have to go…
"I understand, I accept the mission. Is there anything else I should know?" I asked Kurotsushi this time, since he obviously knew the most about this wizard world.
3rd person pov
It was pretty obvious that Hitsugaya wasn't happy with his mission. And some actually felt sorry for him. It's not easy being such a young captain and going back to school because of his age has to be frustrating.
That's why most of them glared at Kurotsushi when he smiled maliciously.
"Of course, the school will start in two weeks and before that you have to go to a place in England called Diagon Alley where you will find your uniform, books and other necessary supplies. You're from Mahotokoro School of magic, but because of your genius you're far ahead of your classmates. You want to go to another school to learn some more, since you're not old enough for a job yet. You'll be going as a first year, and your father will be Captain Ukitake. Got that? I don't want to repeat myself!"
Hitsugaya only nodded.
Yamamoto stood up again and cleared his throat: "Alright then, Captain Hitsugaya you will go to this magic school for one year. Your mission is to find this stone that can help us against Aizen and find out as much about their magic as you can. With this I'll end the meeting."
The captains straightened and answered together "Yes Head Captain!"
Back at the 10th squad
Toshiro was pissed off. He may have accepted the mission but that doesn't mean he's happy about it.
'But if this will help us win the war then it's gonna be worth it.' he thought.
So, knowing that he had to leave soon he started on the paperwork that never seems to decrease on his desk. Just as he was about to be finished, a brown owl of all things flew right at him. Once the shock wore off, he noticed the letter on the owl's leg.
HOGWARTS SCHOOL of WITCHCRAFT and WIZARDRY
Headmaster: Albus Dumbledore
(Order of Merlin, First Class, Grand Sorc., Chf. Warlock,
Supreme Mugwump, International Confed. of Wizards)
Dear Mr Hitsugaya, We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Please find enclosed a list of all necessary books and equipment. Term begins on 1 await your owl by no later than 31 July.
Sighing once more he opened the second letter.
HOGWARTS SCHOOL of WITCHCRAFT and WIZARDRY
First-year students will require:
1. Three sets of plain work robes (black)
2. One plain pointed hat (black) for day wear
3. One pair of protective gloves (dragon hide or similar)
4. One winter cloak (black, with silver fastenings)
Please note that all pupil's clothes should carry name tags.
All students should have a copy of each of the following:
- The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 1) by Miranda Goshawk
- A History of Magic by Bathilda Bagshot Magical Theory by Adalbert Waffling
- A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration by Emeric Switch
- One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi by Phyllida Spore
- Magical Drafts and Potions by Arsenius Jigger
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander
- The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection by Quentin Trimble
- 1 wand
- 1 cauldron (pewter, standard size 2)
- 1 set glass or crystal phials
- 1 telescope
- 1 set brass scales
Students may also bring, if they desire, an owl OR a cat OR a toad.
PARENTS ARE REMINDED THAT FIRST YEARS
ARE NOT ALLOWED THEIR OWN BROOMSTICK
Chief Attendant of Witchcraft Provisions
Seriously? Who in their right minds would want a toad or a broomstick? What would you even use a broomstick for? But whatever. This was his mission and he would complete it like he always did. At this moment Matsumoto ran in the office and hugged him (read, tried to suffocate him with both her assets).
"Taichoooo! I heard about your new mission! You really have to go to school again? Ohhh I'm sure you're gonna look so cute in a uniform. And don't worry I can totally handle everything here. So go and enjoy your childhood for once!"
She didn't seem to notice the dropping temperature at first but when she let him go again her instincts seemed to kick in again.
"Hehe... you know what taicho, never mind. I'm sure you'll have a lot of panning to do for this mission, so I'll just leave you to it then." with those parting words she shunpoed away faster them even the goddess of speed Yoruichi.
Three days later and after finishing all of the paperwork Toshiro decided that it was time for him to get his school supplies. Sadly, that meant going to the twelfth division since he still didn't know where exactly this hidden society is, and searching England for some hidden Alley didn't sound very appealing,
So, telling himself that sooner or later he'll have to do it anyway he stood up. He was just about to enter when he heard screaming from the inside for a few seconds till everything went quiet again.
On second thought, maybe searching England actually did sound more appealing then walking into the twelfth division. He was just about to turn away when Mayuri came out of the building.
"Ah the child who has to go back to school." He sneered, "What brings you here have you finally decided to let me get a look inside of you to find out how a small boy like you could have so much power?"
"That is never going to happen. And stop calling me a boy, I'm a captain! And for your information, I'm here to find out where exactly this magical community is, since I'll have to get the supplies."
"Yeah yeah whatever, come on in then, I'll give you some stuff that you will need for this mission in general." With that he turned around and walked into the building of nightmares. After slightly hesitating Toshiro followed him inside.
There was almost no natural light in the building and the lights of all the monitors didn't help the dark atmosphere at all when you knew what creepy stuff was written on them. After following Mayuri for some time they finally came to a room with many different equipment's. They walked up to one of the shelfs and Kurotsushi gave him a phone from it.
"Here, this phone is the only one to work in the place, it has a hollow locator like any other soul phone, but it can also locate magic with it. My men have already made a map of Diagon Alley that you can look up here. That feature won't help you in the school, but it will help you find your way."
"Thanks, what about a gigai?"
"You won't need one, thanks to their magic they can already see you." Well, if nothing else there's at least one positive thing about this nightmare they call a mission.
Taking it as the dismissal it clearly was Toshiro hurried back out in the fastest way possible, he shunpoed.
The next day in London Toshiro's pov
'What the heck?' That was my first thought when I saw the rundown pub that's supposed to be the entrance to Diagon Alley.
'If this is what the whole Alley looks like I swear I will turn back and push the mission off to Rukia or someone else who looks young enough.' Was my second.
'You know that's not possible master; this is a captain level mission.'
'I still don't get why though. It's not that hard to find and steal a stone out of a school.'
'i think it has to do with this strong presence that Kurotsushi even compared to a Quincy. If that person stands in your way then a Vice-Captain won't be enough."
'Sometimes I hate it when you're right Hyourinmaru.'
After taking one last breath I made my way inside. With any luck at least these people won't stare at me for my looks. I mean, not every place has to be prejudiced right?
'Ok so that answer is 'yes' it seems like every place is prejudiced.' I thought annoyed as every person stared at me and the pub turned way too quiet. As always, I ignore them and turn to the person in charge here.
"Hello sir, I am new here and wanted to ask how I can get to Diagon Alley." I probably said this with a little too much ice in my tone, but the staring is really getting annoying and even the barkeeper seems to be staring. At his guest! He would never get a job in the real world. It's all about false smiles and fake pleasantry.
"oh um...yes of course please follow me." He seemed kinda scared. But whatever, I won't try to be nice to people wo can't even show some restrain in their staring. Seriously the pub was still quiet!
When I followed him outside and only saw a brick wall, I almost got angry, but then he did something and the thing opened up in some bizarre way. Now it was my turn to stare but not because a brick wall opened up but because the sheer uselessness of it. I mean come on, normal people can't even seem to see the pub, why all this stupid secrecy!
Thanking him I went into the alley and all of a sudden I'm very happy I didn't bring Matsumoto. With all the shops she would have wanted to visit we would have been here for days! Of course, once I went inside everyone seemed to once again stop what they're doing and stared at him.
"What is it with these people and their rude staring?" I whispered to myself.
'Well who knows? Maybe it's because of your hair? Or that you look like 10 at most and walk around with a permanent scowl and act like an adult? Or maybe...'
'Shut it annoying dragon! Since when did you start with all the sarcasm?' The overgrown lizard just laughed.
'Never forget Master, that I'm part of your soul.' he said with a chuckle
I sighed and once more ignored all the staring.
"Since I don't have any money I should probably start at a bank, Kurotsushi said they will change Yen into their currency."
Once that was done, I checked my list and the map on the phone. 'Ok the fastest way seems to be first the clothes at Malkin's, then the books at Flourish and Blott's, next the stationary shop for parchment and quills and lastly the apothecary for ingredients and the Cauldron shop. But where can I find the wand?" no shop is named Wand shop sadly. Guess there's no other choice, I'll have to ask around.'
I looked around for any approachable person until I saw a rather plumb boy with an elder woman. Seeing as the boy also seemed to be shopping for his first year he went up to them.
"Hello Madam I am new to this shopping district and I'm searching for a shop that sells wands." I said.
"Oh what a polite young man. You should take notes from him Neville, he's younger than you but still more confidant and polite. But anyway boy why would you want a wand? You seem too young to go to Hogwarts." the elderly woman said.
I was a little annoyed at being called boy and young but not surprised. What I'm more surprised about is, that she didn't ask about his parents. But maybe that explains why the boy isn't with his own parents...whatever, it's not my problem.
"Don't worry madam, I'm old enough. I'm from Japan, we are all a little smaller there," I lied.
'Oh yeah it's all because of your Japanese genes that you're so small' Hyourinmaru laughed, I mentally kicked him and some kind of weird dragon/human scuffle started inside my head. Outsiders didn't seem to notice. My ability to keep my face straight has really improved, maybe I should thank Matsumoto for that one day.
"You're from Japan? That explains your height but why are you here in the first place then?"
"I'm an exchange student, the reason I'm here is because our school curriculum was kinda easy but because if my age I can't find a job yet so my headmaster made me the offer to go to another school, I decided for Hogwarts because of its diversity between no-mages and old magic lineages." I went with the official reason Yamamoto made up, if the boy goes to the school then he will know about it anyway. But this really leaves a bad taste, seriously it makes me sound way too arrogant.
"Really? That's a little hard to believe but if you say so, it must be so" she said in a tone that showed that she didn't really believe me. "Anyway, if you're looking for a wand, then you have t go to Ollivander, he's the only wand-maker here."
I bowed and thanked her which seemed to surprise her. 'Wonder why. Because the people here are usually rude?'
'I think t has something to do with the fact that people don't bow here, the simply say 'thanks' or if they're really polite then 'thank you very much'
'That's still kind of rude in my opinion'
Well it's really good I talked to her first, Ollivander is pretty far in the back, guess I'll have to go there first then.
3rd person pov
Ollivander seemed to be a really old looking small store. When Toshiro walked in, a creepy old man stared at him.
"A good day young man. And who are you? I've never seen anyone like you here before." the man asked with an unreadable look. As always Toshiro keeps a straight face. (He really needs to thank Matsumoto for that ability one day)
"Hello Sir, I was told that we can buy a wand here?"
"Of course, of course, let's get right to it then shall we? What's your magic hand?" Toshiro put his right arm out.
Ollivander started taking measurements of his arm, hand and fingers and then disappeared into the back without saying a word. Yeah, he's definitely weird, Toshiro thought.
Suddenly the back door opened again and the man came back with several boxes in his arm.
"Alright young man, I have brought back some more, since I have no data about your relatives. But that isn't very important anyway, never forget, the wand chooses the owner." and without further bravo he gave him the first wand that immediately exploded.
For a moment everything was still and Toshiro was just about to apologize (he was pretty sure that wasn't supposed to happen!) when Ollivander started to laugh.
"HAHA oh my oh my, this is certainly new, I have seen many wands reject an owner but never such a strong reaction. At least we can say that anything with Thunderbird tail feather core won't work. And maybe we should also take a different wood this time. Hmm let's see, since from your eyes I can see that you will learn a great diversity maybe we should try a phoenix core with pine wood, pine wood works best with an independent and individual master, which seems to be the case for you." This time the wand didn't explode but the whole shop was covered in ice and a heave storm had destroyed some furniture.
"Not to worry, I can take care of this easily later, but it seemed like this wasn't the right one either though it was better than before. Now I believe this one would fit you. Dragon heartstring, it's best for the strong and from the wands reaction you are plenty powerful young man. And the wood is made of ebony which chooses combative owners normally."
The wand didn't even touch his hand for more than a second when it blew up again and this time it took part of the windows with him.
'How dare they use dragon hearts for this stupid excuse for a weapon! We should destroy all of them!' Hyourinmaru was pissed and that meant a lot. Toshiro wasn't that much better and for the first time since he came here you could see that on his face.
"You better not give me one with a dragon core again. I would never use something like that, even if it would have chosen me." he said coldly.
"Wow, alright then if you say so, though I must admit you are a very difficult customer. With Phoenix and Dragon core out of the question, and one of the weaker cores also exploded the only one left I can think of is Unicorn tail but it normally fits with people who use only very light magic and not very good for strong wizards who rather use power, which you definitely have a lot of." he looked Toshiro over once more and looked him deep in the eyes. Hitsugaya almost twitched with discomfort but then Olivander looked away and sighed.
"How about this? You tell me your birthday and I can search for the wood. 90% of the woods always fit with the birthday of the wielder."
'Birthday? What should I say? 'I don't know' would be suspicious but I can't remember my old life either.'
'I think the best thing would be to use your death day. After all, that day also started a new life for you and the Hitsugaya Toshiro that you are now came to life on that day.'
'You're right Hyourinmaru, thanks.'
"My birthday is on the 24th December." he answered.
"Oh my, that could be interesting! Most people don't want the wood because of the rumors but it may be perfect for you! Wait a second, I have to get something from my personal stores." he murmurs to himself. Toshiro just stands there, kinda getting used to his crazy antics.
"Ah ha here it is, elder wood! it's said to be the most powerful wood in the world, but it's a sign of misfortune. it's very rare but I would be delighted to make one for you since normally others don't want one." he looked almost hopeful when he said it, like he wanted to get rid of it.
Toshiro obviously wasn't scared of a stupid rumor of some kind of wood. So he agreed.
"It's fine with me, I really don't care what wood it is as long as it works."
"Very good! But the core is still a problem, I stand to what I say, Unicorn hair won't fit, phoenix core is a warm core and from the cold explosion I can only guess that you don't do warm, and you don't want a dragon core. The others I have are probably too weak...i never had this problem before to be honest." Ollivander seemed to be in deep thought and almost talking to himself. Toshiro was already annoyed how long it took to search for a stupid stick.
"How about this then, you take a part of my hair? From what I gathered it's always either a hair or a string, so shouldn't my hair work as well, if you're making a new one anyway?" he suggested. Ollivander looked up with a glint in his eyes.
"That would be perfect. To be honest I have never tried this with a... human hair before but if it works with a veela hair than why not? It will take maybe two hours. I will close the store for today so I can work on it. This is fantastic, a new elder wand and with a completely new core! Thank you young man, for bringing some interest in this old man's life, as thanks you won't need to pay for the two wands you destroyed."
"Thank you very much Mister Olivander, I will go and get the rest of my supplies for Hogwarts then and I'll be back in two hours." Toshiro bowed and left the store. When he as finally outside he sighed, glad to be out of there, the guy was really weird and the way he hesitated when he said 'human hair' meant that he noticed something. But that will have to wait for later, now he needs to get the rest of this stuff.
Getting the other supplies was a lot easier and faster, even though the worker at Madam Malkin's looked at him suspicious when he didn't buy the hat and the winter coat. No use in buying something he'll never wear anyway, and he won't wear it, no matter what anyone says!
Once he got everything else, he went back to the bookstore to wait another hour for Ollivander to finish. There he started reading the books for second years. He was supposed to learn as much as possible in one year after all. So with a spontaneous idea he went to the desk and asked for all the second, third and fourth books as well. The clerk looked skeptic but since customer was customer, he didn't question it.
After that he went back to Ollivander. Just like last tie the moment he stepped in the old man came out of the back room and stared intently at him.
"Perfect timing, I have just finished and I must say I have never seen anything like it. Come here and look for yourself." he turned around and fetched something from the desk.
"I must say I'm guilty of not immediately starting on the wand and first trying different woods with the hair, but every time another wood came in contact with it, the wood has been frozen solid, and even the elder wood, which is supposed to be the strongest turned out like this."
In front of Toshiro lay a white wand with an even surface and crystal ice blue engravings that made it look like the wand was partly frozen. "It is the coldest wand I have ever made, most people wouldn't even be able to use it because it's too cold for them to touch, but I'm guessing that you won't be having that problem?" he asked with a glint again, like he already knew the answer. Toshiro answered anyway.
"No sir, the cold has always been a part of me."
"Very good then, one last question though." and this time he didn't look bemused or interested but serious, "take good care of this wand, I don't care whether you're only half human or something. What happens in Ollivander stays in Ollivander but this wand is very powerful, so promise me that you won't use it for nefarious deeds."
Toshiro took this warning very serious, after Aizen he knew what horror a powerful weapon can do in the wrong hands.
"I promise you; I will never use it to cause unnecessary harm. But I will use it to fight and to protect." he promised solemnly.
Ollivander looked him over once more and nodded with a satisfied smile.
"Then I will leave this in your capable hands. Will it help you on your way." he handed the wand over and this time when Toshiro held it, it started to snow lightly. Smiling slightly, he turned back to Ollivander.
"Thank you very much for your hard work sir." he bowed, "How much will this cost you?"
"Oh no please young man. You have finally taken the elder wood away from me and even let me experiment with your hair. Please take it as a present! The fun and excitement is enough payment for an old man" Toshiro hesitated first but then he nodded and bowed once more.
"In that case I will take good care of it, thank you again." with these parting words he left the shop.
'Well I can't say this isn't interesting, it really is almost like a zanpakuto just a lot weaker.'
'You're right master. The main difference seems to be that this wand has a will and some kind of conscience but unlike me it isn't capable of thoughts.'
'One thing's for sure, we will keep this a secret from Kurotsushi, otherwise I will never get it back.' he shuddered only thinking about what Kurotsushi could do to it. In the worst case scenario he would actually have to go back and get a new one, and that would just be embarrassing.
Now that everything has been bought, he returned to Soul Society, he still had a lot of paperwork to finish after all and he also needed to start working on the books and magic spells.