Master of Death
For those who are wondering I went back and changed some things. I've decided to go back and alter a few things since all the stuff we learned over the past few months. With that said I'm hoping you guys enjoy the new and improved version of the story.
My name is Arashi Kurosaki, age sixteen, and high school student. My family runs a medical clinic and as far back as I can remember I'm been able to see ghosts. That was what I would say if you asked me...but the truth is I'm really...
"I'm home...'' a young man stated as he walked through the door.
Kurosaki Ichigo, age sixteen, high school student had twisted backwards as his father delivered a sharp kick to his face, stars exploding before his vision in a painful display of agony. He dropped flat to the floor, whilst his ever enthusiastic father declared:
"What time do you think it is, you Delinquent son! You know dinner is every night at 7!''
My brother, Kurosaki Ichigo, the boy with the strawberry colored hair and the hyperactive man with dark hair, my father. For as long as I can remember the three of us have done these three-way bouts.
Ichigo clambered back up, a vein throbbing in his head. "You! Is that how you greet your son who just returned from performing a serious exorcism?''
Isshin Kurosaki responded with just as much force, shouting right back in his son's face."Silence! No mater what reason, to he who disrupts this household's iron harmony, only a punishment of blood can be rendered.''
''Or what? Are you implicitly bragging again that only you can touch ghosts and talk to them!''
''Shut up~ It's not like I wanted to be born this way.''
The sounds of their bickering were heard and seen in the background, whilst Karin rolled her eyes and took some more rice. "Hey stop the fighting you two!" Pleaded Yuzu. "Just come over here and eat your dinner!"
"Let em fight." Replied Karin, filling her bowl again. "Another bowel.''
''More rice for me." Arashi added as well as he happily ate the food while father and son fought.
''I get rid of them again and again but it's always like this! Damnit!''
''Being able to see, touch, talk and a special level spirit medium. Four times the trouble,'' The sun kissed blond said as he finished his dinner.
Finally, son defeated father, walloping him hard in the face, then catapulting him across the room. A tick mark throbbing on his forehead, he jabbed a finger at Isshin "First of all, the rules in this house are too strict! In what world is there a parent that sets a curfew for a healthy male high school student at 7 P.M...~''
''Hey SB...another ghost...'' Arashi observed.
"Gah! How long have you been there?" He desperately swatted at the pesky spirit, but to no avail, as it still hovered there. "Take a hike will ya! Ya damn pest!"
''I'm a little envious of Ichigo. I can only see a blur...I wanna see them clearly.'' Yuzu stated with a pout.
''Not me...'' Karin retorted to Yuzu's statement. ''Since I don't believe in ghosts or whatever.'' she remarked, obviously in denial.
''Huh? But you can see them too, right? The only one who can't see is daddy.''
''Whether you can see them or not. As long as you don't believe, it's the same as them not existing.''
''Aah yes...sweet denial,'' Arashi said as he took out his cell phone and went online.
Isshin and Ichigo were going at it again, but their little bout was shorter this time, as Ichigo slugged his father in the face. "Got ya...He chuckled, sliding to the floor, and off the fist of his son.
''Save me favorite son!'' Isshin cried out dramatically.
''That's my cue,'' Arashi said as he put up the phone and went flying through the room.
''Kyaa!"' Arashi cried out as he kicked Ichigo in the chest and sent him flying.
''You insane bastard!'' Ichigo cried out as he and Arashi fought hand to hand.
''You see that honey! Aren't you proud of our little boy Arashi! Standing up for his father!"' He cried dramatically to the poster.
Not too long after Arashi had joined him, just as tear-eyed.''You see that mother! Your little boy is getting stronger everyday. Now for...aaw Ichigo's leaving.''
''But! Onii-san! Your food!'' Yuzu shouted after Ichigo was sulking up the stairs.
''Forget it! I'm sleeping!'' Ichigo shouted from the stop of the stairs.
''Oh well, he's gone. It's your fault daddy.'' Chided Karin.
"Me? W-Why?'' he responded in shock.
"Ichigo's had a hard time lately~ He's in a pinch because 'more ghosts have been coming around than before.'
''What! He talks to you about things like that!''
''I'll take dinner to his room later...'' Yuzu mumbled to herself.
''Of course he doesn't talk to you. You're over forty yet you have such childish communication skills. Even Arashi knows when enough is enough sometimes.''
Said blond was in the background talking on the phone.''Blasphemy!'' The blond cried out. ''There is no way to conclude who would win in a gun battle between Rushuna and Revy without considering all the variables! You've would have to take in experience, the weapons used, the movements of their bodies. How their breasts affect their speed...''
''Even if he is a hopeless pervert,'' Karin added with a dead panned expression. She then began to wonder if the lack of role models would have some sort of effect on her life.
Isshin complained to the poster of Masaki, something about his daughters being so cold, and it having something to do with puberty..."Oh my dear wife! What do I do? What do I do?"
''First start by taking down that ridiculous poster of mom.''
Arashi meanwhile had left the room as he went searching for his laptop. After several minutes of searching and not finding he came to a conclusion.
Ichigo took it and forgot to return it.
"H-Hey! Put that away! You're not slicing me up!"
''Surprise!'' Arashi kicked the door open. He was then startled by the sight.
Short and petite, the girl had pale skin, violet-colored eyes, and black hair, with one strand of hair always hanging between her eyes. She was wearing a black kimono and brandished an unusual weapon. He couldn't help but shiver at the glow it was given off.
''Ichigo I'm so proud of you! You finally got a girl! Man when you seemed to pass over both Orihime-chan and Tatsuki-chan I was worried!'' Arashi admitted, pride forming across his face as he threatened to burst out in mock tears.
''IDIOT! She's not here with me! She's a burglar!'' he shouted at his brother, for once hoping he wouldn't do something idiotic.
Arashi dropped his head and shook it in disappointment. ''I'm so disappointed in you.''
'Its close...'' She mused to herself, ignoring the conversation between the two, but she certainly reacted when he booted her from behind!
"Who are you, and whaddya want?"
A question mark appeared over her head as she tried to contemplate what had just happened.
''What the hell is wrong with you?'' Arashi cried out in out rage.''You just don't give a cute girl like that the boot!''
''She's brandishing a damn sword! What do you think she plans on doing with it? Inviting us to tea?''
''Oh come on...she's much too cute to murder us all in our sleep, chop us into pieces, and rob us. She just doesn't have that look you know...Now that I think about it she looks way to good for an ass like you anyway.''
''Oh go to the hell!''
"You kicked me? But I can't be seen by ordinary humans...Are you saying you can see me? Both of you?"
''Well yeah...though if you're one of my admirers my room is the next one over,'' Arashi pointed out.
''You would be involved with some samurai cos-playing chick~''
''I know not what you to speak of but I am...a Shinigami.''
Ichigo paused as something came to mind. ''Wait a minute! I know you! You were the one I saw in town earlier, I remember!"
''Wow...way to go champ! Master of deduction! Took you only all night!"'
'Go to hell Arashi!''
''Ok...Shinigami...just who are you and why are you here?''
"Boy, nothing gets by you."
(One lengthy explanation later)
''Wait so you're a shinigami from a place like Soul Society to exterminate an evil spirit!''
Arashi cocked his head to the side. ''That makes perfect sense.''
''You retard! How the hell can you believe something like that!"' Ichigo explained as he pointed at the Shinigami.
''You see ghosts every day you ass! How can you not believe?''
''Of course not! I've never seen a shinigami! I don't believe in things can't see...''
''You do realize how ignorant you sound right?''
Faster than normal human comprehension she appeared before them, then ran two fingers across their fingers in a slashing motion.
"Bakudo #1: Sai!" (First Restraint! Obstruction!)
They gasped, as they felt something bind their arms, then their entire bodies couldn't move.
"What the hell?"
''Talk about extreme bondage.''
''Y-You...what'd you do...!''
''Fufufu...you can not move! This is called demon form and it is an advanced incantation only Shinigami's can use. Even though I look this. I've been alive almost 5 times longer then both your ages combined. Lucky for you two spiritual laws state I can't kill humans who have not been ordered to be kill so I'll stick with restricting your movements.''
It was the following time the Shinigami performed a Soul Burial on the lingering spirit that stuck to Ichigo. Elaborating a bit more on the duties of the Shinigami.
Along with the two type of spirits, Plus the most common and Hollows who attacked and devoured spiritual strong beings. All with illustrations.
''Do either of you have questions so far?''
''Uhmm...can I start by asking why your drawings abnormally suck?''Following Ichigo's statement the Shinigami drew a dick dastardly mustache on his face.''Damnit! Just cuz I can't move!''
''Which in hindsight was pretty dumb in the first place for you to insult her,'' Arashi commented as he couldn't help but snicker.
''With that I will continue my explanation.''
The two duties of the Shinigami, to guide Pluses to Soul Society using Soul Burial and to extinguish Hollows.
Not too long after Ichigo finally said something Arashi agreed with, ''A-Are you stupid! Why are you loitering in a place like this? Hurry up and go get rid of it!''
''I agree with the idiot over here! Aren't you just wasting time?''
"YREHHRAAAAAAAAA!"A horrific shriek sounded from outside causing all their heads to snap up to the noise following by a scream.
''Well...you see...I no longer can sense it's presence. Is as if a great power is hindering my senses.''
''What do you mean what! Didn't you hear that huge voice just now!''
''Seriously...nothing of his earth could make a noise like that...except yaoi fangirls...the freaks!''
''Huge voice! When did you!"'
"Stay here!" Called Rukia over her shoulder, running out the door.
A massive wave of something nearly blew the shinigami off the her feet.
"Its huge! This undoubtedly the voice of a hollow! But it still sounds like an invisible filter is out there...exactly what is this feeling! And those boys...how did they...?'
Then Yuzu's scream could be heard from below.
''I will go and destroy the hollow! You two keep out of trouble!''
''Cut the shit! The one getting attacked is our family! Release this spell! Hurry!''
''What are you saying! Even if you come, there is nothing you can do! The number of victims will...''
Arashi propped himself up and exhaled. ''Hyiiaah!"' The binds exploded in a display of power. ''Hang on Imotou I'm coming!'' Arashi declared as he jumped through the window.
'I-impossible! How did he...''
More screams could be heard from below. ''Fool...what did he hope to accomplish...even with such spiritual force...''
In that moment, Ichigo's resolve hardened.
'Yuzu...Arashi! I have to...Move!' Massive spiritual force radiated from Ichigo.
Willing his limbs to move, he got to his knees.
'Come on Move!'
Then he found his footing.
'COME ON MOVE!'
Heedless of his own safety, he inched his way down the hall.
Karin tumbled from around the corner. She was bleeding and panting heavily. ''Good...it hasn't come here...it happened so suddenly...blood suddenly pouring of daddy's back and he fell...Yuzu and I were attacked by something huge while we were still in shock...and I thought I had to...warn you...and Arashi...they're...Yuzu and Arashi...still down there...'' With that she fell unconscious.
''Do not worry...she is just unconscious.'' The soul reaper stated. ''Her soul is...''
Ichigo started to release more power than before. ''Stop it! What are you doing! If you force it, your soul will...'' She paused on remembering Arashi.
The symbols around Ichigo began to fragment, as he started to force his arms apart.
''...GRAAAAAAH!" And the spell shattered.
The moment he could move his arms, Ichigo ran.
He snatched up the first thing his eyes fell upon, an old wooden chair.
He ran outside where Yuzu and Arashi were cornered by the creature.
''Get away from them!''
"Ichigo, look out!" Yuzu cried, just as the hollow smashed him aside with a fist. He was sent flying like a rag doll, and bounced on the street a few times, before coming to a stop.
The Shinigami slashed before the beast could get a hold of him. The hollow screamed as blood sprayed through the air like a crimson fountain, creating a ruby-red mist in the air.
"Gah! You stupid slut! My arm!"
''Get out of here boy!''
''Wa...wait a minute! Don't hollows attack people to eat their souls! Then what did it attack my family for?''
''Hollows wander searching for souls with high spiritual concentration. For that, arbitrary humans are sometimes attacked. For humans to see a shinigamis or with such high spiritual concentrations...its target or targets. Are most likely you and your brother.''
''Us? Does it means its our fault. Our entire family was attacked, covering in blood, and possibly dying...''
''Wait...I did not mean...''
Before the Shinigami could finish the Hollow caught her in the face with a powerful strike.
The distinctive sound of breaking bone was heard, and she was flung back into a wall.
The hollow cried out in pain as one of the broken chair's leg had pierced it's torso.
Arashi, clutching his chest where the Hollow's claw cut him deeply hobbled over to Ichigo.
''This is bad...'' He said glancing at the Shinigami. ''That thing will kill us if we don't find a way to kill it.''
''It's after our souls right...maybe if...'''
''No!"' Arashi snapped, ''Don't be a fool! It'll kill them regardless if we're the primary targets. The fact that Yuzu and Karin are aware of ghosts means they have some sort of spiritual power.''
''He's right...'' The Shinigami said as she pushed herself to the feet, holding her ribs.
''Then what can we do? There has to be something we can do!''
''There is one way...no, to be exact...I should say there is only one way...one of you...is to become a Shinigami...''
''Wha...what are you saying? How can we...''
''Piercing the middle of the chest with a Zanpakutou. I will insert half my shinigami power in one of you. That way, one of you will obtain the power of a shingami and will be able to fight the hollow on equal terms! The percentage of success is not high and if it fails you die.''
''We don't have a choice...'' Arashi said as the Hollow finally started to react and set it sights on them. ''We die if we don't and...since I'm fighting unconscious now you'll have to do it Ichigo. You're in better condition then me.''
''Shinigami looks like we have no choice! Let's give your idea a try!'' Ichigo said Arashi propped himself next to her on the wall.
''It is not 'Shinigami' it is 'Kuchiki Rukia.'
''Kurosaki Ichigo...let's just pray this isn't the last day of life for any of us.''
Blood spurted through the air, and he looked down to see the katana embedded in his chest, held in one quivering hand by the shinigami.
He was consumed in a flash of blue fire and smoke!
The hollow's fist met something cold and sharp, and a wind blew away the smoke.
Ichigo now wore shinigami robes. In his hand was an elegant, large, yet simple blade, and it was the only thing stopping the hollow's fist. He held it with one hand, and had a murderous look in his eyes.
Rukia fell backwards, on her butt. Her once black robe had now turned white.
'I only meant to give him half, but he took it all?'
A small smile formed on Arashi's face. 'As I thought...you are the one alright. That huge Zanpakuto...' you were right.'
Ichigo moved his wrist slightly to the left, and the hollow lost its arm. Howling at the loss of its limb, it tried to stomp him, but he nimbly sidestepped it, and in an almost effortless movement, now cleaved off its left leg, just below the knee.
Deprived of its balance, the fish-faced freak began to fall towards him. It opened its mouth in one last desperate attempt to consume him. As if such a thing would happen.
"Realize the mistake of messing with my family! Fish Face!''
Slowly, he spoke the words, even as he saw the fear register in the eyes of the beast. He brought down the blade, and cleaved it in two.
A new shinigami had been born.