A Hollow Prophecy

(Set after Aizen's defeat - AU)

(I don't own Bleach nor any of it's characters, and you can't sue me, cause I got nothing, but I do own the characters I made up so there. :P)

'I still can't even begin to understand it, when I try it just makes my head and heart hurt.'

'I've never felt such an all consuming pain, it's nearly crippling.'

'I know you tried to tell me. I know you tried to explain.'

'I feel...not alone. That little word doesn't even cover it.'

'I almost feel empty, or better yet, Hollow.'

'It feels strange to use the word that I use to associate with you on myself.'

'I never thought of it before now.'

'You were a constant since all this began.'

'You were my hardest teacher, and you promised me two things.'

'To make me hate you, which you did very well.'

'And to make me thank you, and I do. You made me harder against my enemies, but I still care. You made me not regret the things I've done to get where I am.'

'Where I am. Ha. I'm still a Shinigami Daihyou, and I still go after the few Hollows that come here, but I haven't felt your presence for such a long time. I wish there could have been a different way.'

'It doesn't seem right to have you just fade away. I always thought you'd never leave me, which made you safe to hesitantly trust, not blindly trust, because you dangerous.'

'I wish I knew what happened to you.'

'Sometimes I feel like I can still feel you laughing in my mind'

'It use to freak me out, but now I'd welcome it.'

'To hear that watery, echoing voice of yours, and hear you say, 'Now that was a good joke, wasn't it? Ya were afraid ya lost me, an' ya were scared!' '

"How long are ya gonna lay there, moping o'er the lost o' yer Hollow, King?" It was his Hollow's voice, that mocking voice, and each word was like a blade, designed to cut.

The Shinigami sat up, eyes wide, as he looked around to try and find the source of the voice..

"O-Ogichi?" He whispered to the still air of his dark bedroom.

"Naw, King. Jus' a figment o' yer tired, an' strained imagination." The voice sneered.

He shook his head, almost feeling the need to pinch himself. "I'm going crazy!"

"Che, ya were already crazy, King. Ya heard a voice in yer head, and faught things no normal human could see. That does constitute as a form o' insanity." That echoing, less-then-sane laugh reverberated through out the small room.

Ichigo sat up, still not quite able to believe that it might be his Hollow.

"Yer jus' gonna sit there, with that annoying brainless look on yer face? I'm startin' ta wonder how ya ever became King in the first place, Ichi-go."

"Damn you!" Ichigo muttered, turning his head, as if to ignore the voice.

"So this is the thanks I get fer comin' back? Yer just gonna ignore me? Fine, King."

"Wait!" He cried out, but the voice and presence of his Hollow, his personal demon were gone.

"DAMNIT!" He hit his pillow in frustration. "Ogichi, please. I have questions." He said to his silent room.

Still no response, but then again, what did he expect from the voice that seemed to surround him, though he was sure it was all in his mind.

Syndrell: Reviews are welcome, so is constructive criticism.
Senkusha: -whacks Syn with a stick-
Syndrell: -clutches arm- OW! What the Hell?
Senkusha: -glares- Ya didn't introduce us yet.
Syndrell: -mumbles- Yeah, I know. You'll get your introduction soon enough! Just wait for it.
Senkusha: -glares as the stick turns into a scythe- Hurry!
Syndrell: Bastard! -Runs off to work on next chapter-

Quote for this chapter:

"Ichigo, what's the difference between a king and his horse?" - Ogichi

Japanese Terms:

Aibou - Partner

Shinigami - Death God

Shinigami Daihyou - Death God Representative

Shinigami Daihyou Kishou - Death God Representative Badge

Sotaicho - Captain Commander

Taicho- Captain

Seireitei - Soul Society

Shinoeijutsuin - Spiritual Arts Academy

Shunpo - Flash Step

Sonido - (Sound/Sound Ceremony) Hollow version of Flash Step

Cero - (Zero/Hollow Flash) a powerful and swift spirit energy-based attack used by upper-level Hollows, Arrancar, and Vizard.

Reiryoku - (Spiritual Power) is a power aligned with the spiritual sensitivity and willpower of the user.

Reiatsu- (Spiritual Pressure) is the physical force/pressure that a person's Reiryoku creates when released.

Reiraku - (Spirit Threads) are the visualization of Reiryoku into threads which spiritually aware people can follow

Sekkiseki - (Spirit Reducing Stone), a material known to negate all Reiryoku, similar to magnetic lodestones.

Senkaimon - (World Penetration Gate) is the dimensional gateway which Shinigami use to enter and leave Soul Society by unlocking it.

Jigokucho - (Hell Butterfly) are completely black butterflies that serve various purposes.

Kido- (Demon Way/Spirit Way) - is one of the four basic Shinigami combat forms, also the technique that Shinigami use to focus their Spiritual Energy into magic spells of various powers. These spells serve a wide variety of uses such as healing, defense, or combat.

Eishohaki - (?) a technique that releases Kidō without a spirit chant.

Vizard - (Masked Warriors) Shinigami with Hollow Masks.