In the woods, on the edge of Seireitei, a couple rendezvous at the spot that gives them the most privacy.

"Are you sure the plan is going to work?" the woman whispered leaning back on a tree.

"Yes, we are in the final week of testing. We should be ready by next week. It will be the only time that it will work with the least amount of suspicion," whispered the man with his hand on the tree, leaning in to look into the woman's eyes.

"I am just ready to get this over with. The longer we wait, the longer it will take for us to gain control," the woman whisper loudly.

"Shush, you don't want anyone to hear us," the man said as he place his finger on her lips. He removed his finger and placed his lips on hers. She started to struggle but gave into her passion. He broke from her lips and started to kiss and nibble at her neck.

A sound of leaves rustling.

She closed her eyes then she stopped him. They froze.

"Did you hear something?"

It was quiet. They looked around. She nervously wrapped her arms around herself. A slight breeze moved around them. She gave a slight shutter.

"I will be glad when this is over. I am so tired of sneaking around," she said as she straightens her hair and clothes. "What if it fails?"

"We do have a backup plan. With that one in place, it still will succeed," the man whispered as he put his arms around her shoulders.

"Come with me, l have something to show you. It will ease your mind some," the man said as he pulled the woman toward a clear area in the woods.

As they walked away, someone came out of hiding to follow them. He made sure that he was not seen or heard. He always loved to play the cat and mouse game. When the coupled stopped the man looked around to make sure no one was following them. There, he pulled out his katana and sliced in the air. It opened to another dimension. The man escorted the woman into the dimension. The opening began to close behind them. Before the opening fused together, the other man took his katana and placed it in the seam. He was able to separate it a little to peer in. He was surprised at what he saw. He pulled his katana out and the seam fused together. Then it was gone.

"Plan?" he thought to himself. "What is this plan for control?" He sheathed his katana and started to walk toward his house. A slow step turned to a flash step. He stopped at the door. The man noticed that the barrier around his house had been invaded. He only knew of one person that he would allow passing through his barrier. He walked through it and entered his house. He felt the reiatsu coming from his bedroom. It was a warm spiritual pressure that made him smile. He quietly walked through the house, careful not to startle the person in his house. He made it to his bedroom. Standing in the doorway, he looked and saw his lover sleeping in the bed. He also saw the bottle of sleeping pills on the night stand.

"Trouble sleeping again," he thought to himself as he quietly walked over and kissed his lover's forehead. He picked up the bottle of pills and read the label. He placed it back on the table. He decided to undress and ease into the bed. When he turned to look at his lover, he saw two sleepy eyes trying to open and focused on him.

"What took you so long? I tried to stay awake but I just couldn't relax. So I took one pill to help me."

"You know I don't like you taking the pills to help you sleep, but I am here, so you can sleep now. No one will bother you," he said and he drew his lover closer to him.

"Thanks. I love you, Gin."

"I love you too, Byakuya."

I had a friendly bet with a friend. Let's say a friendly wager. Titans vs. Colts (NFL). Whoever lost had to write a story. Specific ideals come from the winner. Well, I lost. This is my task; do a Gin and Byakuya story. I thought to myself, I could do this. I gave my friend my idea for a story. Since I lost, and he liked the story 'So He Creeped', he laid out the characters for me and I have to fit them in my idea. So here goes and have to get three chapters up before 8 January 10. Details to follow.