Disclaimer: I do not own Bleach,the esteemed Kubo Tite does. The only bleach that I have is Zonrox…

Second Chances

Prologue

She was in a hurry, though not bothering to use flash-steps, her pony-tailed midnight blue waist length hair gracefully tumbling as she was briskly walking towards her home since it was already near nighttime, silently scolding herself as she is getting late in preparing dinner for her son Shiro, who would surely be very hungry right now. Though there are maid-servants at the manor, still she would like to personally prepare dinner for her son, who she misses so much during her duty at the barracks. Recently she was promoted as 4th seat, a feat not easily attained as the 11th Division is known for its fierce, bloodthirsty, katana-happy shinigamis. More so, being a woman and a young single mother at that, it is an achievement worth flaunting, but for Sayomi Michiko, she knows where her place is, and after the scandal that rocked the whole Seireitei 50 years ago, she'd rather prefer to go low profile for a change.

Michiko finally reached the manor, which is located at the north area of Seireitei, at the exclusive village of the nobles. She is the only daughter of the high-ranking noble Sayomi family. Despite of being such an old and prestigious lineage, Michiko would rather lie low and preferred to be addressed simply as Michiko-san, rather than being addressed as Lady Michiko. Though their noble lineage were not as sovereign as the Shihouin, Shiba or the noblest of the 4 noble families, the Kuchikis, their family is well respected as her late father was also one of the members of Central 46 Chambers. Michiko was determined to enter and be accepted in the academy not by using connections but by working hard on her own, in which her father admired her for her spirit and strength. She was also determined not to let her other classmates know of her noble lineage and would rather be treated like other normal students in the academy. Only Yamamoto soutaichou and the other students belonging to the noble families are aware of her royal status and she happily remained anonymous throughout her academy years until the time she was accepted in the 11th squad of Gotei 13, until one day…