Chapter 1: Graduation Day

I ran across the lawn as fast as my legs could carry me. I didn't want to be late to my own graduation ceremony. I ran into the building and sat in my seat just in time for the names to start being called. All the free soul reapers were there watching the ceremony. I looked around as I waited for my name to be called. I saw few soul reapers there that I knew. I heard them nearing my name and started silently making my wish over and over again. I heard the person next to me leave and I sat up straighter.

"Mikomi Watanube!" I jumped up at the sound of my name and ran up the stairs by the stage. I tripped on the last one and did a face plant. I slowly stood up and walked the rest of the way calmly instead of embarrassed like I felt. I listened as my achievements were announced. Finally I got what I was waiting for. "Mikomi Watanube, are you ready to be assigned to your squad?"

"Yes sir."

"You will become a member of squad 6. You will work under Captain Byakuya Kuchiki and Lieutenant Renji Abarai. This will be your uniform. He held out my uniform and I delicately took it in my hands.

"Thank you sir." I bowed to him then to everyone else.

"This concludes our graduation ceremony. New squad members must report to their respectful squads at 9 tomorrow morning." With that everyone left the building. I walked out smiling like an idiot.

"Mikomi!" I turned to the voice.

"Miyako!" I ran and engulfed her in a hug. "I haven't seen you in such a long time!" She laughed.

"We saw each other an hour and a half ago."

"It was a really long hour and a half!"

"I know! I thought they were never going to call you!"

"I was starting to think that!"

"Then to top it off, they put us in different squads! I was put in squad 4 and you were put in squad 6! I bet you have lots of cute guys in your squad."

"I bet you do too! There are pretty clouds in the sky." Miyako laughed at my distraction. I was looking at the sky and walking at the same time. It's always a mistake for me to do that. I ran into someone and fell flat on my butt.

"I'm so sorry! Are you alright?" I looked at the voice and froze. I saw a cute guy! He had black looking hair and blue eyes… or they seemed blue.

"I'm fine. That wasn't my first fall today so it's perfectly fine. I'm Mikomi Watanube, squad 6."

"I'm Hanataro Yamada. I'm in squad 4."

"Hi there Hanataro! I'm Miyako Kiyoshi! I'm a new member of squad 4. Could you show me where to go tomorrow?"

"In could if you wanted me to. What about Miss Watanube?" he asked in a shy way.

"That's perfect! Mikomi can just follow her captain." I nodded at her comment before letting a look of horror settle on my face.

"I-is something wrong Miss Watanube?" Hanataro asked.

"I just realized something," I whispered.

"What?" Miyako asked with worry.

"What if my captain leaves early tomorrow? I'll lose some sleep! It's horrible! Those are pretty trees."

"Did you have your free sugar focus pill this morning?" Miyako asked.

"No! I don't have a short, flowers are pretty. There's a flower shaped cloud."

"I rest my case," she said triumphantly.

"Is that a challenge?"


"Alrighty tighty then!"

"Here Mikomi. Eat this candy." Miyako gave me a piece of candy and I ate it really fast. I gasped.

"You lied to me! That wasn't candy!"

"It wasn't? Oh well," Miyako said in a monotone. It was a monotone! She knew it wasn't candy! She tricked me!

"You knew Miyako!"

"You needed the pill. I don't see what the big deal is." I stood up filled with anger.

"I do!"

"I'll sleep at your house and help you prank killer flower captain tonight."

"All is forgiven!" I saw Captain Byakuya Kuchiki walking past our little group of 3. "There he is! Be back in a few!" I gave an evil laugh then ran after him yelling, "Bya-kun!" He froze as I got close and turned around to look at me.

"I'm your captain now. Treat me with respect."

"Can I play with your hair Bya-kun?"


"But I can make it look pretty."

"I don't care." He started walking again. I followed.

"It'll have every woman in the soul society wanting you."

"Leave me alone Watanube."

"But you'll look great!"

"I look just fine."

"But you'll look great instead of just fine!"

"I like my just fine look."

"But looking great is better Bya-kun!"

"Respect me!"

"Let me play with your hair!"

"I think she belongs to you." Byakuya jerked his thumb at me while looking at Miyako and Hanataro.

"What are you talking about?" Miyako asked.

"Just take this girl and go home," Byakuya told her.

"If she takes me we can go to your home Bya-kun?" I asked, jumping in.

"No. You can go next door."

"But that's where I go everyday!" I paused and took on a shocked expression. "You told a joke," I said in a shaky voice. "Miyako, I ishness scarededededed!" Byakuya smiled and my sugar focus pill kicked in. "He ishness smilinged!"

"When did she take her pill," da Byakuya askeded.

"I gave it to her about 10 minutes ago."

"That explains why it's just kicking in now. Go home and get to sleep early." He went bye-bye.

"Beddy-bye time?" I askeded. Miyako heady-bobbed a yes. "Yays! Awesomnesedissness!" We all went bye-bye to Bya-kun's next door. "I haves a home sweet home!"

(A/N: BMW is officially named Bleach & Mikomi Watanube. I will continue The Mysteries of This Life once I can. Mikomi talks like she does for a reason that was said and will be expanded in a later chapter. I don't own Bleach or its characters. If I did… *evil laugh*. Never mind about that. Please review. Have an awesomenessedissness day or night!)