The Glass Zanpaktou: A Bleach Cinderella

A/N: I'm back~~ *Plays comeback music* Yes, this story is finally going to be reposted. I am completely sorry for the wait but I got the plot done, finally! Please be patient with this and I hope you enjoy it! It will be simmilar to the last version. I'm really excited to post this so I'll stop now. :)

Disclaimer: I do not own Bleach.

Plz enjoy ^_^

Additional Note: Chapter has been revised and reposted for the pesky little error the author made, spelling 'brothers' wrong-28/09/11


The wife of a rich man fell sick, and as she felt that her end was drawing near, she called her only daughter to her bedside and said, "Dear child, be good and pious, and then the good God will always protect thee, and I will look down on thee from heaven and be near thee."-Grimm Brothers, Cinderella


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The sound of footsteps echoed throughout the hall. The rain matched in equal harmony. Otherwise, the atmosphere was filled with a suffocating tense air. Shadows danced across the stone, cold walls as the torches flickered. A white haired boy watched as people scurried past into the room ahead of him. His turquoise orbs watched intently, waiting for a sign of assurance that everything was okay. A yell of agony pierced through the air and quickly silenced that thought. The white haired boy earnestly wanted to go inside but stayed put outside. Many maids went inside with clean linen. Every time the shoji screen opened the boy caught a glimpse of what he was dreading. There on the bed lay a woman panting and sweating. Her white hair was plastered to her face with sweat and her eyes closed shut. A scream escaped her clenched teeth-

The door closed back.

The little boy could still see the dark silhouette as it shook in agony. Many voices occupied the room. They all spoke at once but the tone was uniform; panic & anxiety.

"Just a bit more!"

"-..doesn't look like she'll make it..."

"-probably a still-"

"-heart rate is going down..."

"-a head is coming out!"

The room went quiet and no one dared to utter a word. The boy held his breath and waited. Anything. Just anything that would mean she was okay...

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A baby began to cry. The snow haired boy sighed. Everything was okay.

There was some chatter but otherwise everything was quiet except for the baby's cry. The boy's head perked up as a few maids came out. They glanced at him with solemn faces before shuffling down the hallway. Then, the shoji screen was opened; an inviting gesture. The six year old got up and walked into the bedroom. There were no windows; no signs of life except for the candle and the three other occupants. A woman lay on the bed with a baby swaddled in cloth. Her face was as pale as a ghost but her small smile radiated. She ushered the boy to come closer and he complied. Giving the bundle towards the red head next to her she gazed at her son. Her teal eyes were dull. The usual sparkle was replaced with a small glow. Her voice was a hoarse whisper.

"My boy...I'm sorry...Please forgive me...my time is...near..."

As each word fell out he could feel a pricking sensation at his eyes. Then, something wet rolled down. How did the rain come inside?

The white haired woman reached around her neck and removed a necklace. A silver pendant dangled from the chain. She placed the chain around the young boy's head and placed her hand on his.

"Remain...p-pure hearted...my son...I shall...always...watch...over...you..."

Then it hit him. All this time he stood numb to the feelings outside but now...the pain came; like thunder crashing down. The boy keeled over as he screamed in pain. He couldn't believe anything. Everything blurred around him. The world started to spin. His support was gone; he could feel only pain. Everything was disappearing.

Darkness overwhelmed him.

He didn't know anything or where he was. He couldn't feel anything except his mind ebbing away into a dreamless sleep.

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When did the rain come inside?


A/N: How was that for a cliffie? I'm sorry but it had to be done. This is the prolouge, its supposed to happen.

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