Disclaimer: I don't own Bleach. A/N: I started from scratch and here's the result. Enjoy.

"We'll miss you, Rukia!"

"I know Kiyone, I know," the pretty petite girl hugged the blond back, "you'll call us every day right?" Kiyone persisted. Her older sister, Isane sighed, "She already promised us that she would. Now hurry up Kiyone, you're going to make her late for the train!" As if by premonition, the conductor whistled and the rest of the passengers filed quickly inside.

Rukia got on and took her seat; outside the two Kotetsu sisters stood back and waved. Her friends…two of her very best friends…she was leaving them behind. Not a week had passed since Byakuya's funeral and the remaining head of the family, namely her married aunt with four kids—Retsu Unohana had decided to pass her along like a loaf of bread to the next relative—an Uncle Sosuke who lived in a little town in the Japanese countryside.

How charming…to think she was going to live in a tiny town with her uncle AND his four sons. Not.

"But, Auntie, couldn't I just live there in Shibuya with you and…uncle Kenpachi?" the last part she whispered; the big burly man was close by playing with his youngest, Yachiru. Retsu smiled sadly, "I'm sorry, Rukia. Please understand, we would take you in ourselves but…"

"But what?" She prompted; they were outside the mortuary, the weak sunlight chilled Rukia through her mauve pea coat. "Well…we were considering on moving overseas—there's a good offer for a photography position in Spain," Retsu explained.

"In Spain?! All the way over there?" She was being loud but she didn't care.

"Yes. That's why we decided instead of dragging you across the globe, you'd just stay here with another relative in Japan."

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So now all the arrangements were made…Kenpachi and Retsu didn't say goodbye that afternoon—their flight to Barcelona was early in the am. Kiyone and Isane had driven her to the Shinjuku train station and seen her off…and now little seventeen-year-old Rukia Kuchiki was all alone in the world…heading for an unknown destination to live with people she didn't even know.

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A/N: It's short! Oh well! Anyway, please review?