Chapter 10

Soul Society

"We must do something about the girl named Ran."

"I don't see why anything must be done about her."

"She is drawing a tremendous amount of hollows to her."

"Her powers are no stronger than the other Soul Reapers in that area."

"Yet. What happens when her amount of power surpasses theirs?"

"We shall deal with that when it comes to pass, my friend. Until then there is nothing we can do save watch her closely."


Ran lay on her bed staring up at the ceiling. She was spouse to be reading a book for school, but she hadn't been able to get past the first page because it was so boring. So now she was staring at the patterns on the ceiling and thinking of her two best friends Gin and Aki. Sighing she rolled of her bed and headed downstairs to the kitchen.

Downstairs Ran could hear her mom talking on the phone, in the living room, to someone.

"I don't know what to do Momo nothing's right here. Ran can see hollows that's what's the matter. No I didn't have any idea that she could see them. I don't know what to do. Should I quit my job here and move back to Nagano and try and find another one there? I don't know what to do."

As quietly as she could Ran slipped into the kitchen and out the back door.


Ran sat in one of the old trees that surrounded the playground. She was so confused. She really needed to talk to her two best friends, Ginjiro and Aki, but they were in Nagano.

"Ran?" Looking down Ran saw Ichigo standing beneath the tree. "What are you doing up there?"

"Thinking."

"What are you thinking about?"

"Stuff."

"Yeah," Ichigo says as he climbs up the tree and sits next to Ran. "I know all about thinking about stuff."

"Not this kind of stuff."

"You want to bet?"

"Sure."

"What happened?"

"My mom freaked because I can see hollows."

"She's just worried about you Ran."

"It's more than that."

"I didn't want to move here but she made me and earlier I heard her talking on the phone to one of her friends and she said she should just move back home and find a job there. How unfair is that?"

"You said you used to be able to see hollows, why did you stop seeing them?"

"Umm these two soul reapers gave me and my two best friend's bracelets to keep our powers from being detected from hollows and the Soul Society."

"Wow. Come on and we'll go get some ice cream and then I'll bring you home, okay?'

"Okay."


"Find the girl," an icy voice said somewhere in the depths of an unknown realm.

"As you wish my Lord," an equally icy voice replied to the first.