Disclaimer – I don't own Bleach. I was a little stumped on how to start this one off without it being too bland, and then I saw the special New Years episode for Bleach... episode 303. It takes place the during the second New Year During the time skip. Chapters will vary in length possibly.

Playing Zodiac
Earning Money

Nanao sat in her office, frustration written all over her face. Over the year since the Winter War, the shinigami raised plenty of money so that the Gotei Thirteen contained stability. However, having experienced the shortages prior, she felt that they should come up with something to raise money. However, some ground rules needed to be set due to the film festival disaster for whatever project she would do.

Her taicho walked in, a bottle of sake in his hand and he plopped down at his desk, putting his feet up on the desk. "Something bothering you Nanao-chan?"

"I am trying to think of some project to raise money." The woman pushed on her glasses.

"The New Year is going to be in a few weeks or months. Can't really remember the day, but why not do a play featuring the zodiac. I would even be willing to write for it, or even have a role." The man smirked at her, twiddling his thumbs.

"So the woman can flock you?" Ise snapped her words out, but then paused. "It is a good idea though."

"So, are you going to let me write the script for it?" The man asked.

"And let you turn it into something that can not be show in front of children? I don't think so." The woman then walked out of the room and headed to the first division, where she told her idea to the General Taicho. He quickly approved the idea, so long as there was no destruction and the whole thing kept to a minimum budget.

She then headed over to the ninth division and walked over to Hisagi. "I need you to put an advertisement into the next issue."

"The next issue is almost complete," the young man mumbled.

"I am needing a script written and I wish to hold a contest for said script," the woman stated. "I am needing the script written within the next couple of weeks, so I can't wait for the next issue."

Hisagi gave her a rather insulted look. "I could write the script for you."

"This isn't to say that you are a bad writer lieutenant. Actually, it is a good thing that you are such a perfectionist. But just... not when there is a time crunch like this. Remember how your group was the only one that didn't provide a movie for the film festival as you never completed the script?" Nanao folded her arms across her chest. "It is going to be for the New Year this year. It is going to be about the zodiac legend and should include the cat."

"I got it, I got it. It will go into this issue." While his voice said he understood, it also said he still wasn't happy about the situation.

Author's note –
Contests – I have a New Years contest, Valentines Contest and a Bleach Contest. All the contests except the Bleach one are open to all fandoms. There are a few other rules for each one. Hoping some people will participate.
Topic of the Week – I am starting a topic of the week thread for various fandoms, one of which is Bleach too.