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Chapter 17: Aftermath
Six weekes later...
Ichigo walked through the Squad 4 barracks, eager to get to Kaiya. Behind him was Kyrin, who had been working with Ichigo to help rebuild the damages in the Royal Family's world. He had yet to see his nephew, and it had been driving him nuts. "Please, twll me what he looks like!" The young king begged.
"Nope." You need to wait and see!" Ichigo teased. It didn't matter to him that he was speaking to the new King of the Soul Society this way; for all he cared, he was talking to his friend and, most likely soon to be, brother-in-law.
"Oh c'mon! I wanna know!" He said, walking to catch up to Ichigo. As they walked in the room, Kaiya was rocking Kitai back and forth, a soft smile on her face. "Kaiya? Is that..."
"Hey, Kyrin. This is your nephew, Kitai." She said with a smile as she looked up at the two of them. Kyrin walked over quietly and laughed when he saw Kitai's hair.
"I didn't know it was a dominant trait." he said, receiving a scowl from Ichigo.
"Hey, this isn't my falut. I'm telling ya, someone in my family had this hair color!" He argued. Kaiya chuckled quietly and handed Kitai to Kyrin. He held him and rocked him slowly, a content smile on his face. Ichigo was glad to see it. After Nika died, he had been looking depressed. He was glad that he had managed to drag the new King down here.
"I've been meaning to talk to you two anyways. There's something I need to tell you." He handed Kitai slowly back to Kaiya and straightened himself. Clearing his throat, he gave off a smile. "For starters, you have both been pardoned by the Royal Family. Secondly, all Vaizards have amnesty and may either return to the Soul Society, remain in the World of the Living, or, work as the Guardians of the Royal Family once again." Kaiya's eyes lit up and looked at Ichigo, who was rubbing the back of his neck.
"I'll, uh...think on it." He said nervously.
"Also, Kaiya." He turned to his sister and smiled. "You have also benn relieved of youre duties as a princess of the Royal Family. You can marry whomever you wish." She smiled and stood up, her legs slightly shaky, and huged her brother.
"Thank you, Kyrin..." she whispered. "Thank you so much."
"Ah, it was nothing. So...what do you two plan on doing?" he asked.
"Well, legally, we're still too young to marry, so we'll have to wait for that one." Ichigo sighed. "But I know my Dad won't mind having Kaiya and Kitai in the house for awhile."
"Plus, since he works at the clinic, there's a babysitter I won't have to pay for. I can keep going to school." She said, giving Ichigo a mischevious grin.
"You had better be calmer than normal, or I may hide from you and raise Kita up as seriously as possible." He grumbled. She rolled her eyes.
"Oh c'mon. You wouldn't be able to handle him for five minutes." She said. Kyrin laughed.
"I'll help him with it."
"Hey, you're supposed to be on my side!" She said, smacking his shoulder with her own shoulder. He just laughed and rubbed his shoulder gently. "But seriously...thank you..."
When the small group made it back to the World of the Living, all of their friends were freaking out. They cornered them and played 50 Questions, asking them what had happened. As they explained, Orihime went on and on about the baby in Kaiya's arms, fussing as he began crying. "You gusy are too loud." She scolded them as she led Kaiya and Kitai away.
"Thanks, Orihime..." she sighed, watching as Orihime made a small bottle of milk. She handed it to Kaiya and watched as she fed her baby.
"He's so cute..." she whispered.
"I know. He's going to grow up to be exactly like his dad though, I know it..." She sighed. Orihime chuckled at the idea and the two chatted quietly as Kitai continued to suck on the bottle.
"Kaiya; we need to get going."Ichigo called from the living room. She stood up and wanted to give the bottle back to Orihime, but she shook her head.
"Ya need it more than me. Go on ahead and take it." She smiled. As the two walked down the street, Ichigo linked his fingers with Kaiya's free hand.
"Kaiya...what will we do?" he asked her.
"What do you mean?"
"About Kitai's heritige. You were relived, but isn't he technically a prince?" He asked. Kaiya nodded and looked at the sleeping form in her arms.
"Yes...yes he is..." she sighed.
"Then what will we tell him?"
"The truth, when he's old enough to make the desicion. For now...let's live normally."
"you mean, as normal as it can get for two Soul Reapers." He added and she chuckled.
"Yeah, and speaking of that, your son already has a decent amount of spiritual energy, so hiding the fact were Soul Reapers is out of the question." She said. Ichigo rolled his eyes.
"Goodie. Now I have to worry about even more hollows..." he grumbled. Kaiya laughed and leaned against his shoulder as they walked down the street.
"But we'll worry about it together." She said quietly. Ichigo smiled and wrapped an arm around her slender waist.
"Yeah...that's true." he agreed.
Alright, this is over! Now, like I said, go take the poll if ya haven't already! It is vital! XD Sorry if the ending was awkward and brief, but oh well. I suck at endings too, it seems. DX Well, thank you for reading this, and I shall see y'all again!