Hello there here is the sequel to A Frozen Flame called, Light up Darkness. I hope you like the new story and enjoy it as much as the last one! I am currently working on a proper story for you all as I do have ideas that need structuring!

Enjoy Rebecca xo

Toshiko's POV

Nothing like a lazy day, I was currently sat on the sofa reading whilst 3 year old Satoshi sat of the floor playing with some toy animals. Kim was at the academy taking an exam she missed and as for mum and dad, they were on a mission and due home today. I can't believe we graduate and get put in a squad this year when most of the people there are graduating when they have been there for 8 years me and Kim only had to do 6. We are gonna be 13 soon and that is when we get assigned to a squad, I dunno what squad I wanna be in really, to be honest I don't really care as long as I do get into a squad and not left for another year in the academy. I looked down at Satoshi and smiled, I loved my little brother and my twin sister, we get on pretty well apart from the occasional fight but hey, we are sisters! Satoshi looked up at me and lifted his arms indicating he wanted to be picked up. Satoshi is a mute you see and none of us has ever heard him speak so he used hand gestures to communicate. Which is different to me and Kimiko, we are quite chatty and mum and dad well… They could both talk and argue for Japan! I carried Satoshi to the kitchen and got us both something to eat and drink, then played for a bit longer before the door clicked meaning Kim was home. I held Satoshi's hand as we went to the door to greet Kimiko and she gave me a hug and picked him up.

"How'd the exam go?"

"Great I think I passed! Which reminds me, the tutor said they we are gonna get put into the squads tomorrow!"

"TOMORROW?"

"Yep, last night of freedom Tosh, better make the most of it. From here on out it's doing your duty and all that crap"

"KIM! You could get killed for saying something like that!"

"Yeah well… it's true. So… when are mum and dad supposed to be home?"

"In a few hours I think, they could be even later knowing them two though!"

"Yeah, do we have anything in the fridge? I'm starved!"

"I have something left over from dinner if you want me to heat it up!"

"Thanks!"

"KIDS WE'RE HOME!"

The next day…

We were stood in the crowd of people that were graduating from the academy with us ready to be sorted into a squad. All the Taicho's were lined up ready to receive their new squad members whilst I saw mum holding Satoshi in the group of parents and just curious shinigami that came to see the new squad members. The head Taicho called out a bunch of names that I didn't know and a few that were vaguely familiar and them shinigami stood behind their new Taicho with either a look of happiness or disappointment.

"KIMIKO HUTARU HITSUGAYA… SQUAD 8! HEAD OVER TO KYORAKU TAICHO!"

"Well my Nanao looks like we got another girl with a reputation in the squad!"

"AND WHAT'S THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?"

"Nothing my sweet Nanao… Nothing at all!"

"KENSHIN ISAMU KUCHIKI KUROSAKI… SQUAD 7! HEAD OVER TO KOMMUMURA TAICHO!"

I got even more nervous as more names were called out but I felt slightly reassured when I felt a hand on my shoulder and turned to see Tadashi stood there smiling.

"You scared?"

"Terrified!"

"Yeah, me too!"

"TADASHI KENJI HISAGI… SQUAD 10! HEAD OVER TO HITSUGAYA TAICHO!"

"Good luck with my dad!"

"That's not too bad! See ya later Tosh!"

"He doesn't know what he is in for!"

"DAISUKE KOUHEI YAMADA… SQUAD 4! HEAD OVER TO UNOHANA TAICHO!"

"MIYU YUKKA ICHIMARU… SQUAD 5! HEAD OVER TO ICHIGO TAICHO!"

"YUUTA KENICHI HISAGI… SQUAD 6! HEAD OVER TO KUCHIKI TAICHO!"

I stood in the significantly smaller group that was disappearing rapidly until there was only about 20 of u left, I stood there thinking my heart was gonna burst out of my chest if it beat any faster. Then I heard my name.

"TOSHIKO YUKI HITSUGAYA… SQUAD 12! HEAD OVER TO KUROTSICHI TAICHO!"

I walked over to my new Taicho slowly, research and development huh? Not too bad I suppose! I have to admit that Kurotsuchi is an intimidating man because of his look but I am not gonna judge him for it, from what I have heard the man is a genius! I actually felt quite honoured they thought I was clever enough to go in that squad! Everyone had been placed and the head Taicho stood before all of his new squad members too. He banged his walking stick on the floor to gain everyone's attention with much success.

"AS YOU ARE MOST PROBABLY AWARE, WE ARE HAVING A PROBLEM FACING LIEUTENNANT'S! FIRSTLY I AM GLAD TO ANNOUNCE THAT TAKING THE PLACE OF LIEUTENANT OMAEDA OF SQUAD 2 IS TATSUKI ARISAWA! AS FOR THE OTHER TWO SQUADS LACKING A LIEUTENANT'S WILL HAVE TO LAST UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE! YOU ARE ALL DISMISSED, THE TAICHO'S WILL SHOW YOU TO YOUR BARRACKS AND BRIEF YOU ON WHAT YOU DUBTIES WILL BE FROM NOW ON! GOOD LUCK NEW RECRUITS"

I followed Kurotsuchi Taicho back to the barracks where he briefed us about the responsibilities the squad had and showed us how to use all the equipment. As we were walking out though I felt a hand on my shoulder and turned to see that my Taicho was in fact pulling me back inside.

"So… You are the daughter of the squad 10 captain huh?"

"Yes sir!"

"Well then girl, I will be expecting great things from you! Please come to the barracks on time tomorrow, I can't stand people being late!"

"Yes sir, goodnight sir!"

I was realising now the disadvantages of having a Taicho as your dad, they were high expectation. I suppose I should have expected it but it will be something to get used to!