Tito Kubo owns Bleach, the characters and the copyright. I have respectfully borrowed them for this story. I do, however, own my own characters and ideas.
Warning: This story contains graphic sex and violence. Please over 18's only. Thanks.
The Shinigami Womens Association meeting was continuing as usual. They were discussing the long awaited calendar of the Gotei 13. They had been successful at obtaining few usable photos. Akina yawned, receiving a dark look from the vice president, Nanao Ise - current vice-captain to squad 8. Akina had little interest in the meetings. She was only here because Captain Komamura had ordered her to attend. In an effort to boost membership, Vice President Ise had suggested that a member from each division be made mandatory. So four new members joined. Akina Ito, as the representative from Division 7, her friend Chizu Abe from Division 6, Fumika Takada from Division 3 and Hatsu Morita from Division 9. All were fairly recent graduates, all in the last decade or so.
To Akina, it was an interesting waste of time. She enjoyed the antics of President Yachiru Kusajishi. The wild, pink-haired tyke always made the meetings interesting. So it wasn't surprising when Yachiru stood to announce her latest idea.
"I think we need to celebrate Valentine's Day in the Soul Society!" she said happily. Akina grinned. She figured the child was going to use the human holiday as an excuse to get more candy.
"I've been talking to Shy-chan and Big Bobby-chan and we decided that there's not enough romance 'round here!" she said, smiling brightly. Akina frowned. This wasn't what she expected. She looked around the room. Most of the other women were leaning forward, captivated.
"We're gonna have a matchmaker thingy!" Yachiru concluded. Nanao stood to explain further.
"With the help of Captain Kurotsuchi, we've developed a computer program that will examine the data entered from a series of questions then match the man and woman most closely suited. Based on their answers..."
"So that everyone has a date for Valentine's Day! Especially Ken-chan!" Yachiru cheered.
"Is this program voluntary?" Akina asked sharply. She had no interest in being matched with some random shinigami, especially not if it meant trusting Captain Kurotsuchi.
"Of course!" Nanao said sweetly then in an iron tone added,
"But participation is strongly recommended!"
"It's MAN-datory!" Yachiru laughed happily. Nanao glared at her, the vein on her forehead bulging as Yachiru fell to the floor, overwhelmed with laughter at her own joke.
"Great..." Akina muttered.
"Here are your questionnaires as well as extras to take back to your Divisions." Rangiku said as she handed out small pieces of folded paper.
"We would like all the captains to participate, so please encourage them. As well as any other interested parties in your division. Since the number of women in the Sereitei is severely limited, we may be forced to limit the number of successful matches made." Nanao continued coolly.
"Are you going to do it, Lt. Ise?" Chizu asked Nanao with a grin. She pushed her glasses up on her nose before replying,
"Yes, I am. It would be...enjoyable...to have the company of a gentleman on Valentine's Day."
"Please," Nemu Kurotsuchi spoke up quietly, "Be as honest as possible on your questionnaires. It is the only way to secure a good match."
"Nemu," Akina asked quietly, "Will your father allow you to join in the fun?"
The girl smiled faintly as she said,
"Yes, Captain Kurotsuchi and I both will be participating. He asked specifically if you would be a part of the program, Ito-san."
"Did he?" Akina said, her throat suddenly going dry. For some reason, Captain Kurotsuchi had taken an unusual interest in her a few years back. She'd discouraged the man at every opportunity. Just looking at him gave her the creeps.
"Excellent!" Nanao said with a clap of her hands. "If that's all, we'll adjourn for the time being. I will be approaching some of you to help out with the Valentine Day Plans! Goodnight, ladies!"
Akina and Chizu shuffled out of the meeting room. Chizu was looking over the questionnaire.
"They want to know our vital statistics!" she hissed.
"What do you mean?" Akina asked as they stepped out into the cool, spring night.
"They want our height, weight and measurements! They can't be serious!" Chizu hissed. Akina grinned. Chizu was very curvy with an abundant bosom and hips. She was embarrassed by the size of her breasts. After meeting Rangiku Matsumoto, Akina didn't see why her friend was concerned. Rangiku's breasts dwarfed everyone else's.
"I bet Rangiku put that part on there." Akina said with a smile. "You wanna get a drink?"
"Okay but can we go to that nice place out in district 1? The bars in the Sereitei are so seedy!" Chizu complained.
"Let's just go to one nearby! There's always a fight in the Rukongai bars!" Akina noted.
"Alright but let's try one we haven't tried before!" Chizu argued, puffing out her large breasts.
"Fine but there's only like three in the whole Sereitei. I like the one by Division 2." Akina reasoned.
"No, Soifon hangs out there and she's always staring at my boobs!" Chizu complained. Akina laughed.
"Right. Well, I don't like to go to the one near Division 12 because Kurotsuchi sometimes combs it looking for victims...I mean, test subjects!"
Chizu laughed easily.
"That leaves the one over by Division 11." she said, smiling. They exchanged a look. Division 11 was the combat squad. They were notorious for being heavy drinkers, violent brawlers and shameless womanizers.
"It's up to you." Akina said with a grin. She was interested to see if the stories about Division 11 were true. Especially those regarding it's infamous captain, Kenpachi Zaraki.
"I don't know..." Chizu said nervously. Akina's grin widened.
"Come on! Take a chance! It could be a lot of fun!"
"Okay, but if it gets too rough, I'm outta there!" Chizu said quietly as Akina threw her arm around her shoulder, leading the way.
"It'll be fun! I just know it!" she reassured her.