To the Bleach World!

It was almost time for school to start and my friends, Jackie and Gabby, and I were squeezing the most out of the rest of summer vacation. We were spending a few days in South California.

"Man it's so HOT!", Gabby shouted. We were walking back to the hotel from a day of running around the beach. It was only 3:30 but my parents said we had to be back by 4. We were all exhausted and I was sure I had a sunburn that would last me for weeks. Gabby shook the rest of the sand out of her sandals and sighed. "I wish it was always this hot in North California." Gabby has long, wavy, brown hair and is 13.

"But it wouldn't snow at all then. Don't you like the snow?" I asked her.

"Hm. Yeah I guess. Don't you just hate how brittle your hair is after the beach? Do you know why it does that, Emily?" She asked, feeling her hair.

I smiled. "Yeah, its because off all the salt in the water and UV rays from the sun beating down on you. It dries out your hair and it gets all crunchy."

"Oh..." Gabby looked back at her long brown hair. "Your so smart, Emma, how do you know all that?"

"Well, actually I learned that on Lucky Star." I said. My name's Emma. I have short brown frizzy hair and green eyes. I love watching anime, drawing, and I'm 12. Gabby sighed and Jackie laughed.

"See, anime is useful in real life!" Jackie said happily. Jackie has short black hair and brown eyes. She's funny, likes watching anime, too, but has a tendancy to swear a lot, and is a 13 year old black belt.

We got back to the hotel at 4 and we all showered and fell asleep. My little sister, Delaney, came and woke us up at 7:30. Delaney has short blond hair and bright blue eyes. She's 9 and always hyper. We grabbed some dinner and went out to the balcony of our room to watch the sun go down. Jackie was playing cards with Delaney, Gabby was scratching the last of the sand out of her hair, and I was munching on pasta, staring absently into the sunset.

"Look everyone, the first star is out!" Delaney pointed up and said, "Make a wish!"

I closed my eyes and wished and Jackie and Gabby laughed.

"C'mon you actually still do that?" Gabby asked.

"What?" I smiled

"What'd you wish for?" Jackie asked.

"I can't tell you, then it won't come true."

"You're so superstitious, Emma."

"Alright, I wished to be able to travel to any of my favorite animes," I said, laughing.

"Oh yeah! I'm gonna wish for that to!" Jackie closed her eyes and crossed her fingers.

Delaney giggled and Gabby sighed. "Otakus." She said.

"Yup," me and Jackie said, "and we're proud of it!", we laughed.

Later we were all in the room we were sharing, watching tv. Me and Jackie were talking about our favorite anime, Bleach.

"Who would you most like to meet?" I asked her.

"Toshiro." she answered. "Who's the scariest?"

"Mayuri." I answered right away. "Who's the coolest?"


"What? No way, it's Kisuke!"





"Um guys..." Gabby tried to get our attention.


My sister came in and said my parents told us to turn the lights off at about 11. We all climbed into our beds and turned out the lights. I heard a small "*cough* Ukitake *cough*" from Jackie and then a small yelp as my pillow planted itself in her face. As I laid back down I thought about my wish. To bad it's impossible I thought.

I hadn't even fallen asleep yet when I heard a whistling noise. I opened my eyes and saw it was about midnight. There was a small light floating around in the room. Suddenly it burst into a big swirling blue portal with mist floating around it. Delaney screamed and Jackie started swearing her head off. I felt a strong wind pulling us to the portal and suddenly I was swept off the bed and fell to the floor. I was pulled into the portal and fell into a thick darkness. I screamed as I opened my eyes. I could make out Delaney falling next to me, screaming and flailing her arms around, Jackie rattling off swear word after swear word in Japanese and English as she fell, and Gabby, still fast asleep. Then everything fell still.