Blurb: Ichigo Kurosaki. Occupation: Student, Shinigami... Mental patient. (I have been watching too much House MD. It's official.)

Warning: Spoilers for Bleach series, non-major. Extrapolation. Disturbing themes.

Disclaimer: I do not own Bleach. Don't bother suing me.

Written To: The insanely annoying sound of the person next to me tapping away very loudly on the keyboard. The only consolation is that I'm not working right now.

Shall we begin?

Hi, my name's Ichigo Kurosaki.


I'm 17, and terminally insane.

Kurosaki... please. I want you to make an effort.

What? It's true, isn't it? Unless you're admitting you're wrong.

I want you to be able to make progress. You won't be able to do that by being sarcastic.

I wasn't being sarcastic.

Well... let's continue, shall we?

I was a school student up until about, oh, three months ago, when I got pulled out because of my...

Shall we call them 'episodes' for now?

'Episodes', then.


That's a crappy name for them. You make me sound like I'm some kind of mental patient... oh, wait. I am.

What would you describe those periods as? Hallucinations?

They're not hallucinations, they're real. OBEs would be more accurate.

And what exactly takes place during these times when you're... out of your body?


I see. Any further elaboration on 'stuff'?



...if you're not going to take me seriously, I don't see any point.

I am taking you extremely seriously, Kurosaki.

No, you're not. You're just like the others - making up problems where there aren't any.

Let's change this subject. You've been hearing... voices for... how long now?

They're spirits. Of dead people. Like what you'd call ghosts.


And I've heard them my entire life.

What do these spirits generally say?

Right now... They're telling me to strip naked and streak down the hallway.



I didn't think so. Do these spirits often ask you to... do things?


This session will go nowhere if you don't cooperate fully.

I'm bored with this.

Nevertheless, we need to deal with it.

Like I said to the other guys. There's nothing to deal with.

In that case, why are you here?

Good question. Why am I here? I sure as hell don't know.

I believe your school teachers have been... concerned, to say the least, with your behaviour.

What, fainting?

That has something to do with it, although it's not the entirety of the information that was referred to me.


...I'm referring to the events of the three months before you came here.




...does you ever hear him speak to you?


Have you seen him at all?


Heard him?


Kurosaki, I understand if you need to cry.

I don't... okay? I was dealing just fine before you brought it up.

Your behaviour afterwards doesn't exactly sound like somebody who's 'just fine'.

What part of 'do not touch this subject' don't you understand?

We need to discuss this issue further to resolve it.


Well, I think we can leave the session there for today. We will be solving your issues. Including that one.

Great. I can hardly wait.