A/N. Yo, this is my first Bleach Fanfic. Ichigo is younger in this one, and a girl, he, now she, also looks different from her older male counterpart. Instead of strawberry blonde hair, I decided to go for an extremely pale blonde, almost white hair color. This fanfic will follow canon somewhat, but from the perspective of being in Seireitei, rather then in the human world. Ichigo is still the main character, DUH! Also Kaien Shiba is still alive, and Gin and Tosen are good guys.

Summary: 12 year old Ichigo "Shiro-Shiro" Kurosaki has been able to see the souls of the living dead since she was born. One day, her life is turned upside down, when Rukia Kuchiki, a shinigami from Seireitei, appears in her bedroom one day. She soon after meets two other shinigami, Toshiro Hitsugaya, and Kaien Shiba. Her home is attacked by a hollow, causing her to awaken a dormant power inside. When she wakes up after wards, she finds herself in Seireitei. How will she deal with this new change of events. Will she survive? Warning: Fem!Ichigo fanfic and oocness. I have some trouble keeping characters in character sometimes, I'm just coming up with this as I go. Aizen is still evil! I don't like him, he's creepy!

Disclaimer: I do not own Bleach in any way, shape, or form. All rights belong to Tite Kudo! Don't you dare give credit to me for such genius! I'm just a silly little author who's life consists of videogames, reading, and writing fanfics for my readers amusement!


I do not like the rain...You do not like it either...So why must you torture the both of us? ...Is your grief really that important? ...Is it really that important to trap yourself in the past? Tell me, is your pain so great that you cannot let go of what is not your fault? What is your answer?...Tell...Me...


Episode 1: The Mirror of the Moon Appears!


Name: Ichigo "Shiro-Shiro" Kurosaki

THRACK! "GAH!" a teenage skateborder hit the ground, his nose broken and bleeding, as a child-sized shoe-print made itself quite appearant on his face. His friends panicked as they watched the chaos unfold. One of them screamed,

"My GOD! That little girl's a demon! A monster! She just dropped Little Toshi!"

Age: 12

A young girl stood over the unconcious body of the guy she just kicked in the face. Her pale blond hair, which was borderlining on white, blew slightly in the breeze as her brown eyes looked toward the downed teenager's friends. All of which were screaming like three year old girls, quite annoying no?

Occupation: Student at Karakura Elementary

She glared at them before placing a hand on her hip, and pointing to one of the skateborders that was still conscious.

"YOU! SMELLY GUY!" said Smelly Guy, yipped in fear before answering, his knees quaking under him,

"Y-Yeah..." she pointed toward the base of a nearby electric pole behind her,

"What is that?"

Special Talent:...

It was a tipped over vase, somewhat broken, with flowers that had been crushed by a set of small wheels running over them. Smelly Guy stuttered as he answered.

"Uh-uh...An offering to some little girl that died here?" She gave a menacing smirk to him before asking,

"Oh yeah! Then why is it knocked over?" they began to fear for their lives.

Special Talent:...

"I-i-it...w-w-we kn-kn-knocked it over...w-w-with our skatebords!" he said, still stuttering in fear. Her smirk only grew. Suddenly she decided to have her foot introduce itself to Smelly Guy's face. He dropped like lead. The others all jumped back, yelling and hollering nonsense and various degrees of giberish.

"Well then..." she began, sauntering over the now two unconscious bodies sprawled across the alleyway. "APOLOGIZE TO HER!" she jabbed her thumb in the direction behind her, and for a split second, the goons thought that they saw the ghost of a nine year old girl hovering behind her. The consdious ones screamed as they grabbed their injured friends and fled.

Special Talent: The ability to see and communicate with the souls of the dead!

She hmphed and turned to face the ghost behind her. It was Sumia, a young girl who had died in an accident at the young age of nine. The thugs from earlier had knocked over the vace of flowers that her mother, who had felt responsible for her untimely death, had placed there for her.

"There! That should take care of them Sumia-chan! I doudt that they will ever come around here again." she said to the ghost. Sumia nodded gratefully,

"Thank you, now I can rest in peace finally!" she said clearly happy with what Ichigo had done for her. She gave a mischievous grin in responce.

"Well I'll be back tommorow with a fresh bach of flowers. I gotta go home now though, so see ya!" she waved to the ghost girl who nodded in response and faded out of view as Ichigo dissappeared around the corner.


Kurosaki Clinic-

"Yuzu-nee-chan, Karin-nee-chan, I'm home!" Ichigo called as she opened the front door, only to be greeted by white sock wearing foot. She ducked underneath, grabbing the upper part of the leg as she spun her attacker around, slamming said person into the nearby wall,

"ICHIGO! MY DARLING DAUGHTER YOU"RE LATE! YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN HOME 3 HOURS AGO! HOW-" she implanted her fist into the crazy man's face, effectively shutting him up.

"CAN IT YOU OLD MAN!" she ordered as she removed her hand from his face. She headed for the kitchen in search of her two older sisters.

Karin and Yuzu were fraternal twins and couldn't be anymore different. Yuzu was motherly, sweet kind, and genlte, but also strict at times. She had strawberry blonde hair, like their mother, but hers was short. She was very girly, and only raised her voice, and not even that much, when the tohers got slightly out of hand, or took things a bit too far. Karin was her exact opposite almost. She had short black hair, alittle longer then Yuzu's, and took everything in a somewhat disinterested manner, settling for being sarcastic and cynical then sincere and cheery like Yuzu. She was a tomboy, plain and simple, not into wearing the girly dresses and having cute stuffed animals that Yuzu seemed to pride herself on collecting. She had no problem yelling at them, though she never yelled at Yuzu.

"Hey Shiro-Shiro!" it was Karin that greeted her, sitting at the dining room table. Ichigo greeted her with a wave and a smile.

Shiro-Shiro was a nickname that she had been given by Yuzu when she was born, as she was quite pale as a child, and almost listed as an albino because of it. Yuzu had appearantly said that she looked more like a Shiro-Shiro then an ichigo, seeing as the fact that she didn't look anything like a strawberry. Their father had explained the name, telling Yuzu that she was not a strawberry, but one who protects. Still it stuck, and her parents decided that that would be a nickname, as Yuzu, being five years old, obstinantly refused to call her by her actual name, as Shiro-Shiro was much better. She then proceded to argue about it with their parents weeks, actually months afterwards. It didn't help that after bringing them home one day, and hearing her family call her that, it had proceded to infect her friends, all of which called her Shiro-Shiro from then on. She sighed at the memories of that day.

Yuzu came out of the kitchen, food in hand, and greeted her sister as well.

"Hey Shiro-Shiro-chan!" Ichigo gave her a smile and a nod too. She quickly ducked though, as a clothed foot came flying over her form, effectiently allowing her father to take himself out for her. She glared at the man, or at leas his butt, which was stuck up in the air, and walked up to her father's fallen form. She then commenced to have her foot get to his butt quite well, making sure it was as painful as possible.

"CRAZY OLD MAN!" she called before turning to sit down at the table and eat. The three girls suddenly found themselves staring at the sight of their father, weeping at a giant poster of a beautiful woman with strawberry blonde hair that reached at least three inched past her shoulder. It was their deceased mother, Masaki Kurosaki. Their father's name was Isshin. Ichigo sighed, a tic mark appearing on her forehead, at Isshin's crazy antics, before standing from her seat,

"Sorry Yuzu, but I'm not hungry anymore. Karin can have my food." she said as she turned to leave the kitchen, and headed for her room. Leaving Yuzu to scold their father while Karin pigged out on her cooking, effectively ignoring them all.


Somewhere in Karakura Town-

A Japanese sliding door appeared in the skies above Karakura Town, opening as a black swallow tailed butterfly fluttered out. It was followed by a young girl, though she looked like a boy, with short black hair. Her eyes were a deep purplish blue, and her expression was serious. She stared at the darkened town spread out beore her.

"It's close...The Hollow!" she disappeared suddenly, leaving nothing but a a small leaf floating on the winds, and the black butterfly fluttering toward a neighborhood.


In a back alley in some neighborhood-

Huff-huff-huff "Please somebody, anybody h-AH!" Sumia tripped as she ran frantically down the filthy road. She looked above her as a looming shadow cast over her. A monster, with a whole in it's chest stood over her, drooling. It lunged at her as she screamed, devouring the poor soul hugrily. It looked up licking it's disgusting lips.

"Kekehkeh! I feel a large amount of spirit energy...I must have it!" it's voice was inhuman, as it leapt away, leaving a bloody smear and a crator the size of a small car in the ground.


Back at Kurosaki Clinic-

Ichigo opened the door to her room, tossing her bag onto the desk, before flopping unceremoniously onto the bed. She turned over, completely exhausted. Suddenly she head the sound of afeet hiting wood, but the floors of her room were carpet. She looked up, eyes widening. On her desk was a girl, wearing a strange black outfit.

"It's close..." the invader declared quietly, completely ignoring Ichigo as she leapt off the desk and continued on toward the door. Ichigo's eyes narrowed as she got off the bed,and silently cursing her luck, immediately resorted to her favorite activity, kicking idiots! She planted her foot firmly into the intruders back, bringing them to the ground very quickly.

"What's close! The Safe!" she demanded to the strangely dressed intruder. She looked back in shock at Ichigo,

"Y-you can see me?" she asked, Ichigo tched at this. How could she not? She wasn't blind! She glared at the intruder when Isshin came blasting through the door in some crazy attempt to attack her again. She grabbed his foot and slung him back out the door, making sure his head hit the wall at least once before letting go.

"I'm trying to stop a burgular here, your crazy old man!" She declared. Her father looked at her weird, then replied,

"But Shiro-Shiro! Nobody's there!" her eyes widened slightly,

"Regular humans can't see me. Only those with high enough spiritual powers, like you." she explained, clearly forgiving her for kicking her, possibly more concerned with her ability to see her.

"So your dead?" Ichigo asked the intruder, the intruder seemed to get a thoughtful look on her face before giving a small nod in response.

"In a way yes."


A little later in Ichigo's room-

"So do you understand why I'm here now?" The strange dead girl had explained to her about what she was. Strangely enough Ichigo believed her, and truth be told, she had seen others dressed similar to the one in front of her all around karakura town every once in a while. Usually they were just sitting on highplaces, or jumping across buildings.

"So you're a shinigami, from a place called Seireitei, And you're here looking for a Hollow, a blood thirsty monster that once had been human, but lost it's heart...I can't believe I'm saying this, but I actually believe you!" the soul reaper brightened at that, realizing that she was perfectly serious. Before she could say anymore though Ichigo spoke up, "So I guess there are others like you around and about correct?" she said, surprising the girl. She blinked in confusion, before asking her,

"How did you know?" she seemed to have expected herself to be the first that she had come across.

"I've seen others around Karakura Town before, some of them were kinda hard to miss. Like that boy with white hair and the white coat, I see him pretty often actually. This is the first time I've ever been close to one though." The girl's eyes widened at that one,

"Wait...You've seen a captain level soul reaper? How long have you been able to see spirits for?" she asked, shocked that there was no way she could have gone undiscovered for so long if she managed to be at a close enough distance to see a captain of the Gotei 13, and not be seen, or have them take notice of her. Not unless, that is, she had some ability to hide herself that she wasn't fully aware of...

"Since I was born...why?" her asnwer caused her guest's, she had taken to calling the strange girl that at some point during the explanation, eyes to widen slightly. Ichigo tilted her head in confusion, as the girl seemed to be somewhat shocked,

"W-what is your name?" she seemed tensed when she asked this. Ichigo looked at her curiously before she answered,

"My names Ichigo, Ichigo Kurosaki! But my some of my friends, and all my family call me Shiro-Shiro!" she said, then she leaned forward slightly, "What's yours?" the girl blinked in surprise before giving a gentle smile,

"I'm Rukia, Rukia Kuchiki. It's nice to meet you." Her, Rukia's, soft expression, reminded Ichigo of her mother, causing her to frown as her whole face took on a look of pain. Rukia, seeing this, quickly made to change the subject,

"I understand that you have had the ability to see, and appearently touch us as if we were living since you were born. What shocks meis that none of the soul reapers have noticed you." she seemed to be thinking deeply, trying to figure out how she could have hid so easily.

"Well, when I was younger, my mom used to say that she used to completely miss me, even when I was standing right in front of her. She said that I seemed to reflect my surroundings and hide from people sometimes. I never meant to though." Ichigo offered, she then asked Rukia a question that had been bugging her for a wile now, "So if you're here to kill a hollow., why are you in my house?" Ichigo watched as Rukia's expression became dead serious,

"I followed it's spirit signature to your home, but I seemed to have lost track of it. Though I think I now know the reason why..." Ichigo looked at Rukia, watching her carefully. "It's you." she seemed to be thinking about this somewhat, before making a signal with her hand, callling a black swallowtail butterfly onto her index finger. A voice that sounded like that of an irritated young boy came through the insect, much to Ichigo's shock.

"What is it Rukia Kuchiki? I thought you were supposed to be hunting hollows? Did you kill it already?" Rukia tched slightly, knowing fullwell that the person she was talking to probably wouldn't like her answer.

"I'm sorry Captain Hitsugaya, but I haven't." she spoke, wincing as the person's, appearantly a captain, voice rang out again, louder then before,

"Then why the heck are you calling me?" He seemed to be really angry, which was probably an understatement. Rukia sighed before answering,

"I managed to track it down to a house in a residential area, but lost it when I entered. I think I've found out why though." she seemed slightly pensive when she told the person that she may know the reason for the interference with her job. Ichigo just sat back observing the events unfolding in front of her.

"Well...THEN WHAT IS IT?" both Rukia and Ichigo winced at the volume of the speaker's voice. Rukia sighed again, worrying her bottom lip slightly, before answering,

"Have you seen a young girl around Karakura Town? With extremely pale blonde hair?" the voice took a while to answer.

"I think so. But only on rare occasions, why?" Rukia waited a few seconds before responding,

"She's sitting right in front of me...We've been talking. She can see us. She's the reason for the interference." she said closing her eyes as she motioned for Ichigo to come closer. Ichigo obeyed, though she didn't know why. She suddenly found herself in a one armed hug under the taller girl as she held onto her, Ichigo felt like she was in her mother's arms again. This made her upset slightly, but she didn't object or push away, quickly getting over it. Rukia released her a few moment after wards, though gave her a look to stay nearby.

"Wait...How the heck can she see you! Or more importantly how the heck can she interfere with you sensory abilities?" he seemed surprised, and rightfully so most likely. She highly doudted that they had ever come across a human who could see them, let alone interfere with their abilities. Rukia tried her best to explain without getting him any angrier then he probably was,

"She's appearently had a high amount of reiatsu since she was born, and has seen us around the town, though she hasn't spotted any hollows. As for the interference. She told me that a family member explained it as her reflecting her surroundings, effectively hiding from anyone and everyone. She may be reflecting the hollows reiatsu signature from detection, unintentionaly hiding him from me. I'm sorry but I need your help." she requested. There was silence on the other end for a while, before she finally got an answer.

"Okay, I contacted Kaien, and we're both on our way. Try to keep the girl close by, and make sure she doesn't leave the house. IF she can hide the hollow, then that means that she is most likely hiding the whole house, and anyone inside as well." Rukia gave a sharp yes in agreement, before Captain Hitsugaya, which Ichigo had remembered as his name, "And Rukia, next ime use your soul pager, not the Hell butterflies! They were given to us for a reason!" Rukia agreed , laughing nervously before allowing the butterfly to flitter away. Ichigo watchedas it disappeared through the ceiling. She was distracted by Rukia though,

"So your friends and family call you Shiro-Shiro huh. It fits." Ichigo perked up at this and went into a somewhat animated talk,

"Yeah, I guess. Yuzu-nee-chan came up with it when I was born, and it stuck. She insisted on calling me that when my name was already on the birth certificate as Ichigo. You...can call me that if you want..." She looked to the side tentatively as she said this. It was the first time Ichigo had ever given anyone permission to her that. Rukia gave a gentle smile, before asking

"So what does Ichigo mean. I highly doudt it means strawberry." this got both girls laughing slightly before Ichigo began to explain.

"Ichi like one, and go means protect. So Ichigo; one who protects!" Rukia nodded in understanding at Ichigo's elaboration of her name. Ichigo grinned slightly, before both turned their attentioin to the window. The sound of it opening had reached their ears, and in stepped to men, both clad in the same uniform as Rukia. One was far shorter then the other though, looking more like a boy in Ichigo's eyes, he looked familiar. The boy had pure white hair, and blue-green eyes. He was wearing some sort of white cloak, which Rukia immediately explained as a captains haori. The man standing next to him was young looking, appearing to be in his late 20's at least. He had short, messy black hair, that spiked everywhich way. His eyes were a very pretty blue, as Ichigo soon found herself tilting her head slightly as she stared at them. Suddenly she snapped at them though,

"WHAT THE HECK! GET YOUR FILTHY FEET OFF MY BED! I HAVE TO SLEEP THERE YOU KNOW!" She suddenly jabbed ehr finger at the new comers. Causing all attention to fall on her. Shrugging, both stepped off the bed, the man with black hair speaking,

"Sorry about that, we didn't mean to upset you. My names Kaien Shiba, and this is Captain Toshiro Hitsugaya." Ichigo just huffed, defiantly crossing her arms over her chest, as she glared at them,

"Name's Ichigo. Ichigo Kurosaki..." she looked to the side, letting the information sink in as she walked over to her desk, sifting through paper and looking about until she spoke again, "Your Toshiro, right?" she asked seemingly disinterested. Said boy had tic mark forming on his head, before he spoke up,

"It's Captain Hitsugaya! Not Toshiro!" her said, growling at her. Ichigo just looked back at him with mischiebous smirk on her face,

"Yeah, yeah...Shiro-chan!" she bust out laughing as she jumped onto the bed. She flopped down, cackling madly, as the young Captain fumed at her.

"It's NOT SHIRO-CHAN!" he yelled at her. Rukia and Kaien were holding back laughter, at the coincidental happening of her calling him that when only several people in the Gotei 13 knew about that nickname, them included. Toshiro finally sighed in exhasperation before speaking up,

"So you're the human that can see us, and appearently block our powers." he began, examining Ichigo slightly before turning to face Kaien, who nodded,

"The hollow you were tracking Rukia, is outside the house. But there seems to be some type of barrier keeping it out. I don't know how long it will hold. It's constructed from the same reiatsu that's coating this whole room, meaning that..." he didn't finish, instead turning his gaze back to Ichigo who at some point, fell asleep on the bed, most likely exhausted and overcome with today's events. Kaien and Toshiro both gave half-hearted grins. She didn't act like most humans her age, acting more like someone who was far older then she really was. Toshiro spoke up, breaking the sudden silence,

"We need to figure out how to deal with the hollow, the barrier that the girl unwittingly put up is holding it off, but it's only a matter of time before it breaks in. And when it does we need to make sure that nobody gets hurt. She's obviously got family,and from what we saw from the outside, there's the girl's father, and she seems to have two older sisters as well." he seemed to be silently plotting, Kaien and Rukia both nodded their heads in agreement. Rukia was about to skeap up when two blood curdling screams echoed through the house, one of which came from a now thrashing Ichigo, as she flung herself out of bed, clutching at her head as if someone were attacking her mind, which may not have been far from the truth. That's when they felt it, the sudden dispersing of a large, consentrated amount of reiatsu. The barrier had failed, and Ichigo's mind was paying the unfortunate price right now. Kaien quickly went to hold the girl down, making sure she wouldn't hurt herself until she woke up, which happened quite quickly. Her eyes opened as she lurched forward, panting heavily from the sudden effect of her abilities breaking.

"Rukia, Kaien, let's go! The hollow's gotten threw. We need to take care of it before it kills." All three were about to dash out when Kaien was slightly thrown back. Ichigo had run out of the room, and straight toward the hollow. "BLAST IT ALL!" he yelled as the three dashed down the stairs following the young girl.


Downstairs-

Toshiro, Kaien, and Rukia all reached the bottom of the stairs, just in time to see the hollow fling Ichigo's small body crashing into the wall next to them. She hit the ground, struggling to get back up. Rukia immediately went to her side, hoping to keep her from hurting herself any further. Toshiro and Kaien ran to challenge the hollow.

It lashed out at the two captain level shinigamis. Both leaping over its arm before drawing their swords, taking slashes. They missed though, as the hollow brought its arms back and grabbed the two, before chucking them into the same wall that Ichigo had been flung at before. Both dropped, and ahving hit their heads, crashed to the ground unconcious. Rukia was the only one left to fight. Ichigo managed to stand up finally, before placing herself in front of the three shinigami.

"HEY UGLY YOU WANT ME? COME AND GET ME!" she stood defiantely at it as it lunged at the girl. As it approached, everything went black, Rukia's voice calling out from some far away place.


Do you want to die...Or do you want to live?...Living is winning, dying is losing...Do you want to lose or win? I will always be by your side. But only if you let me.

Who are you, what are you, where are you? That is your decision, not mine.

Where will you go? Which path will you take? Will you live the life of a powerless, naive little girl. Or someone who is strong, no matter their age? Which do you pick?

I am you, you are me...But we can only work together, when you make the decision to move on! Will you choose death or life...

Now choose!


Ichigo's eyes flashed open as she glared at her attacked. Suddenly her reiatsu flared out, causing her outfit to blow out slightly as well. Her hair became as white as the moon, and glowed with an ethereal beauty. Her outfit slowly changed from a pair of shorts and a night shirt, to a short, black shihakushō, with a somewhat frilly skirt for the bottom half. Her hair grew out, growing to be past her butt, as it curled at the edges slightly. A very thin katana materialized at her waist, a pure white ribbon and what appeared to be a long chain of prayerbeads keeping it secured there. Her eyes began to glow slightly before changing from an chocolate brown, to near white blue. Kaien and Toshiro, who had woken up at some point, stared in shock at the sudden transformation of the nine-year old girl. Rukia almost fainted at the shear volum of reiatsu that had rushed out from her and pratically drowned the room.

Ichigo got into battle pose, as the hollow got closer, hand on the hilt of her sword. She drew it slowly as she spoke,

"You wanted to know what I choose huh? Well I choose life, I choose winning! Dying is out of the question...I WILL NOT LOSE!"she began befoer fully drawing the deadly sharp blade, "Han'ei shite iru! ZANGETSU!" the sword sang as it cut through the air cleanly. Completely slicing the hollow in half from head to toe. It disintegrated as she sheathed the blade, flinging any and all blood in one fluid movement. She released a breath she had no idea she was was about to speak, Ichigo turning to face her when her body went rigid. Ichigo collapsed, physically and spiritually spent.

Toshiro, though injured, was about to leap out to catch her, when a flash of pink appeared behing Ichigo. Along with several other flashes of white. He looked around himself, shocked. Kaien got to his knees slowly, looking up as a hand grabbed him under his arm. It was Captain Ukitake, his boss. He gave a gentle smile as Kaien looked around. Nearly all the captains and vice captains of the Gotei 13 were present. Including, and to his slight horror, the Captain Commander, Genryūsai. He wasn't sure if this was good or bad. He looked back toward Ichigo, in slight concern for the girl's safety, only to see Captain Kyoraku holding her securely in his arms. He sighed, relieved that she was still alive, if only for a few more moments. Captain Unohana walked up to Toshiro, Rukia, and himself.

"Are you three alright? That hollow was stronger then we all expected..." She gave a gentle smile, everyone knowing that it wasn't really all that gentle at all. There were at least six captains not counting the downed Toshiro, and five vice-captains, not including him. Captain Kyoraku spoke up,

"I highly doudt that the hollow had a chance to cause any real damage to the three. This little girl seems to have made sure of that!" He gave an amused grin, gesturing slightly to the unconcious girl in his arms. Nanao, his vice-captain, slapped him upside the head for his behavior. Kyoraku just laughed it off. Suddenly everyone turned their attention to Captain-Commander Genryūsai, as he spoke,

"Captain Kurotsuchi...your analysis on the girls abilities?" he wasn't asking, and everyone knew that. A pasty, strange looking man slowly approached Kyoraku. He squinted his eyes at Ichigo,

"She's definetly human. But she's got an abnormal amount of reiatsu. Nearly the level of a trained captain. Heck, it almost dwarfs Kenpachi's in comparison, but almost. She seems to have portions of shinigami powers mixed in, which are now spreading quickly throughout her reiatsu..." he seemed to be trying to come up with a simpler way of explaining it, "The girl's becoming a shinigami. Most likely, she was already becoming one, but at a more slow pase then now. The hollow just triggered a sudden surge in the progress, quickening the process. I'd give her a day at the most to complete the transformation." Genryūsai nodded at the explanation as he contemplated what to do with the girl.

She was powerful, able to cut a single hollow cleanly in half in under a second, and having just awoken to her powers, able to summon her zanpakuto, and even knew it's name. He could probably seal her powers, if by just a bit. He couldn't kill her, she was just a child. Ukitake spoke up, hoping to keep anything bad happening to the girl, and trying to keep Mayuri, who was probably already planning on disecting the girl, as far away from her as possible.

"Why don't we bring her back to Seireitei? Mayuri said that she had at the most, a day before she was a full shinigami. Maybe not even that much! She would fair far better in Seireitei and under one of the captains watch. She might even be of some use. She's definitely more knowlegable about the human wold then anybody here except maybe Hitsugaya-san! If it makes it easier, I or Kyoraku will take her in." he said, receiving a nod of agreement from Kyoraku. Mayuri Kurotsuchi, who was still examining the girl, seemed to take notice of something, and spoke up suddenly.

"That may be the better idea actually. As I don't think it's possible to seal her powers, let alone kill her. She's got too much reiatsu to seal into her body. And her reiatsu won't allow you to even harm her." They all looked at him in confusion, expecting him to explain,

"What do you mean her reiatsu won't let us kill her?" It was Tosen, a blind man with dark skin, who spoke up. He looked at the girl in concern for her fate. She was so young, and to be ripped from her life was a cruel thing to do, of course he didn't want to kill her either. But it was sounding more and more like taking her back with them was the best and safest idea right now. A man with a cheshire grin nodded his head, Captain Gin Ichimaru,

"Yeh, what d'ya mean, Mayuri?" he also questioned, giving a descrete wary glance at the calm man beside him, Captain Aizen. The crazy scientist straitened before answering,

"It's a really perculier ability, but it seems that her reiatsu reflect the surrounding enviroment...here let me show you." he brought out a scalpel from his sleeve, and lowered it swiftly onto Ichigo's arm. They were worried, and several panicked, but to their relief and utter amazement. The scalpel snapped in two, the sharp end flying off somewhere as her arm glowed with reiatsu. To them, it looked like it had been reflected off by a protective mirror. "See?" he gave an insane grin. Genryūsai nodded again in understanding. Before giving a wave of his arm.

"Kyoraku, hand the girl over to Unohana. We're taking her back with us." The man nodded in confirmation as he gently put the girl in Unohana's arms. A sliding paper door appeared before them, and opened. With help for Toshiro and Kaien, they all left the world of the living, taking the 12 year old Ichigo Kurosaki with them...


A/N. So what do you think? Please rate and review. This was the longest chapter I've ever written. I was actually trying to get all this out of the way in one chapter, and move on with the story from there. As you can see a bunch of major characters were introduced. Unohana, Tousen, Aizen, Gin, Toshiro, Rukia, Ukitake, Kyoraku, and Genryūsai were all introduced, along with Nanao, Kaien (Rukia: Yay he's still alive!) and Mayuri (me: Dang he's creepy. I'm not sure which is worse, Aizen or Mayuri. It's toss up! Ichigo: Yep!). I decided that Ichigo will be paired up with Toshiro! I LOVE TOSHI-CHAN! (insert random fangirl squel while glomping Toshiro unneccasarily.) (Toshiro: Gah! Crazy woman Get off of me!" (Me: NEVER! TOSHI-CHAN IS MINE!) Anyway...see ya! (Toshiro: HELP ME!)