Ch.0

It's only the beginning...

That day the sky wasn't perfectly clear as some clouds were wandering on the blue sky. They had a grey shade, but it didn't seem to be threatening. It was a nice morning; the wind was blowing gently, carrying with it some white and pink petals along the city.

The boy was lying on his bed looking at the clouds. It was quiet, very quiet. The sunlight was flooding through the window, but its light seemed slightly unreal. Like those days when you wake up and stare outside or walk down the street and the way the light shines doesn't seem quite normal. As if you're trapped in a world similar to the one you've always known, but not quite the same.

He was bored, he had nothing to do. It was a lazy Saturday, so he had no school and he had done his homework the day before. Karin, Yuzu and his idiotic father went to the mall to buy clothes and whatnot. 'I should have gone with them' he thought and then he sighed. Rukia left the Real World to visit her brother and Kon went to Urahara's shop, most probably to piss that guy off, but knowing Urahara, he would piss them off instead.

Even his mind was quiet. He didn't see the hollow since Ichigo defeated him. "Why isn't he here trying to scare the crap out off me as he always did before? Well, I'm sure he didn't disappear because I use his powers sometimes, but why is he so damn quiet? No matter how I look at it, it's suspicious." Ichigo thought and sighed again.

He closed his eyes wearily. A lot had happened recently. He met the vizards and they helped him rule the hollow. Then Orihime was kidnapped by the arrancars, so he went to Hueco Mundo to take her back. Neither his friends, nor him succeeded in that task. He wanted peace, yet he had a long way to go to achieve it.

He didn't need peace although he did not realize that. He didn't realize that he wanted to fight either. Deep down in his soul was I imprisoned that desire to kill everyone. That chain that tied his dark and insane desires started to weaken. And all these things happened inside him and he didn't even know.

"I'm bored, King! Too peacefully…an' ya feel da same." a hoarse voice said in his head. Ichigo opened his eyes surprised and his hollow smirked at him. "Didja think ya got rid off me?" the Hollow said with his hoarse voice then it started to laugh hysterically as he always did. "Nu-uh. Don't try ta deceive yerself… Ya'll never get rid off me. Ya CAN'T get rid off me." it said.

"Go away!" Ichigo said firmly, ignoring his speech.

"As ya wish" the Hollow said and sighed, before he vanished in darkness.

Ichigo sighed again.

"So the idiot did not disappear…but I already knew that." said the orangette and covered his face.

He didn't like that hollow because that guy/thing or whatever he or it was, always tried to mock the orangette, always tried to get him to do things Ichigo absolutely abhorred, always tried to knock him down and take control. The thing was a parasite that had to be destroyed.

Ichigo looked at the sky again and then he observed that the sky was cloudy. As he lay in his bed he fell asleep having a strange dream…