Once Miracle, Twice Fate

Epilogue – Twice Fated

Several months have passed since the Russian attack of Seiretei Island and Kuchiki Byakuya was inside his study room cataloging essences on his journal, when one of his servants asked permission to interrupt him.

"Yes, Renji, what news from the mainland?"

"Apparently Russia is renegotiating the borders, we can relax the surveillance on the sea."

"… Well, never too safe." he said, continuing to write on the thin pages.

"Also, on my way through Rukongai, your sister asked me to deliver this letter to you."

Byakuya raised an eyebrow, it wasn't customary for Rukia to send letters when she needed extra provisions, she would either send word for simple things or visit him personally for complicated items. As he unfolded the paper, he raised both his eyebrows at the sentence on top.


What do you call a miracle when it happens twice?

He closed his eyes and sighed. "I call it a boy as stubborn as you."

Most of the paper was blank, but at the bottom, it could be read:

I'm sorry, but I'm keeping him this time. Please, don't try to take him away.

Byakuya shook his head. "And who am I to trifle with a fate the gods themselves seem to be too weary to cross." And he called for his servant again. "Renji!"

"Yes, Kuchiki-sama?"

"Double the weekly provisions to my sister's shelter."

The servant wrinkled his forehead in surprise. "If you wish for her to gain weight, wouldn't it be better to just send her more chocolate?..."

He frowned, narrowed his eyes and looked to the side, mumbling "Chocolate was what spoiled her in the first place."