Hello everyone! Here's that Persona 3 x Bleach crossover I mentioned in one of my chapters for Lelouch's Inferno. For some reason, I was compelled to do this, but I hope it goes well. Let's get started.
Chapter 1: Minato and the Soul Society
It has felt like an eternity or maybe it has just been a few years, I'm never sure. Ever since I used the power of the Universe to become the Great Seal, I lost a sense of time. I mean, I am crucified to a giant door. I can't move my body, I can't move my head, it's like I'm made of stone! Wait, I am made of stone.
Oh great here comes Erebus. The thing I built the Great Seal for.
I can see one pair of its eyes now. Oh sorry, do you not know who Erebus is? Let me explain: Erebus is the personification of human malice. Anger, despair, desire for death, he's all of this. The Great Seal is designed to keep him away from its sister, Nyx, the one I sealed away.
There are its hands and its second pair of eyes. I sealed away Nyx because if Erebus comes in contact with Nyx, Nyx will end the world, specifically turn mankind into shadows. Shadows are fragments of humans egos that-
Ow! Dammit Erebus, of all the places on the Great Seal you could hit, why does it have to be me, the tiny statue of me on this skyscraper of a door?! I suppose I shouldn't be surprised, but it still hurts when it hits me even if I show to reaction to it.
"Megidolaon!" A person shouts, sending a massive amount of almighty energy at Erebus. This was followed by a series of other Megidolaons which destroyed Erebus, for now.
Ah, there's my favorite elevator attendant. Sure took your sweet time Elizabeth I was almost starting to miss the conversations where you talk, I listen and that's about it. No really, I was actually starting to miss them.
"My apologies, Master Minato, but I finally found a way." Elizabeth said appearing next to me.
Don't sweat it Eli- wait what? If you could turn my head or show how shocked I was or even be able to speak, I would do so now.
Elizabeth seemed to chuckle a bit as if understanding my shock. "Yes, I found a way to free you, but…"
Cue the bad news.
"…while you will be free to do as you wish, you will still be a part of the seal, the keystone, in fact. Meaning if you die, the Great Seal falls apart. Also, because you're a part of the Great Seal, Erebus will come after you."
The cons outweigh the pros here Elizabeth, I'm not taking this offer. I sacrificed too much for this seal to happen. I'm not letting it collapse just to stretch my legs.
"Don't worry; I have a solution for this. By sending you back in time, I can confuse Erebus of this time as to where your location is. Given it takes a year for it to reform you don't have to worry about it too much. I'll take care of it when the time comes. Go and live your life again. After everything you've done, you deserve it." Elizabeth said as she materialized a scroll.
Well, as long as you say so Elizabeth.
"Because you technically died, I can't send you back to your world. However I can send you to where souls are supposed to go when they die. You'll be able to make new friends there and maybe…some new social links." Elizabeth said as the scroll unrolled, became unnaturally long, and began to wrap around me.
I hope this won't hurt.
"The spell I'm about to use is something that comes from the world you're going to. That world is so much like yours yet different at the same time. Just remember, Master Minato, you signed the contract." Elizabeth said before taking a deep breath. "Ok, Sentan Hakuja!" Elizabeth shouted as the white scroll tightened around me.
This will definitely hurt. Oh well, good bye Elizabeth, hope to see you again.
"Farewell, Master Minato, I-" That was all could here from Elizabeth before she disappeared from view and instead I saw a view of the countryside.
I rubbed the back of my head because for some reason it was sore. "Seems like I was right, that did…" I stopped when I realized I was talking and moving my arm. I jumped up in surprise. I then spun around looking at the scenery. There was a village about a half-mile away from my location. Wasting no time, I sprinted there…and tripped on the fifth step.
"You ok there?" A voice behind me asks.
"Yeah, just tired, that's all." I said. It was technically true, given how I haven't used my legs in such a long time. I stood up to get a good look at the person talking to me. He was about an inch shorter than me and had blonde hair with some of it covering the top part of his left eye, both of which were blue. I could've sworn he has a mirror image of me if it wasn't for the hair and eye color.
"Wow." Apparently he got the same idea as well, given the surprised look on his face. He then shook his head, as if he was trying to get the idea out of his head. "I'm Izuru Kira. You?"
"Minato Arisato." I put out a hand and Izuru shook it. "I'm new here, could please explain what this place is?"
"No problem, brother from another mother." Izuru joked, a bad joke at that, but I've heard worse from Ikutsuki, the bastard. "We're in the Soul Society, the place where all souls are sent when they die."
"When a person dies, they still remain in the World of the Living. Then Soul Reapers-"
"Before you came here, didn't you see a person in black robes and a sword?"
"Uhh…" I didn't know what to say, seeing how I came here through different means.
"It's ok; some people have trouble remembering their time in the World of the Living when they come here." Izuru explained while I was sighing in my head. "Soul Reapers are souls that have two duties. One is to send souls that have died to the Soul Society and the second is…well you can find out later."
"Because I think you should become a soul reaper. You have spiritual pressure, something that everyone who wants to be a soul reaper must have. If you want to find out more, I suggest joining the Soul Reaper Academy, like I did." Izuru said displaying his attire which, as I have noticed just now, is the same as the description of the Soul Reapers. "I wanted to join so I could make my parents proud."
"So you're a Soul Reaper?"
"Well… I'm still just a trainee as I've yet to graduate, but I know I will at the top of my class." Izuru said with eyes full of determination.
"Not unless I do instead." I said before smirking.
"Heh, see you there." Izuru said.
Thou art I, I am thou
Thou shalt have our blessing when thou choosest to create a Persona of the Magician Arcana…
Sweet, haven't been here for a day and I've already made a social link. Unfortunately, it seems like all my social links have reset, but thankfully, my ability to make them, a.k.a. Courage, Academics, and Charisma, is as high as ever so that's good.
Yes this is very good.
I was a bit surprised at the voice in my head, but didn't let it show on my face. 'Hey Orpheus. Took you long enough to talk.'
Forgive me Master, but I just woke up from my slumber.
'You were sleeping?'
All of your personae were. With your becoming of the seal, all of us fell into a deep slumber. With your freedom, I have awakened, but the others are still sleeping, preventing you from using their power.
Hey, what about me?
'Hey Jack Frost.'
'Hey there Minato, buddy! When you made a link with this guy here I woke up to!'
Yes, even though you didn't make the Fool link yet, being your original persona, I woke up regardless.
"Hey, you ok Minato? You've been staring into space." Izuru told me, snapping me back into reality.
"Huh? Oh, sorry, I sometimes go into a daze." I said, trying my best to look apologetic.
"Don't worry about it. Here, let me show you the way to the Academy." Izuru said as he walked on ahead.
"Wait up!" I shouted, running a bit after him.
Izuru explained that the Soul Reapers lived in a place called the Seireitei and that regular souls lived outside it in the Rukongai or Rukon District for short. He also explained how the Rukongai is separated into four parts: North, South, East, and West. Each of those parts had 80 districts with the first being the closest to the Seireitei and most law abiding and the 80th being the farthest from the Seireitei and most lawless. He said that the village we were near was second district of the West Rukongai: Shizukesa (Tranquility).
"Well, that just about explains the workings of the Soul Society." Izuru concluded.
"You know, you never explained the reason you have swords." I stated, noticing how he never talked about enemies or anything that required fighting, but still had a sword.
Izuru chuckled a bit. "Mighty perceptive, aren't you? Yes there are creatures we have to fight and they do appear here in the Rukongai, but not so much in the districts closer to the Seireitei. Like I said, if you want to know more, join the Academy."
"You're just trying to bait me with information." I stated then smiled. "Relax; I was probably going to join the Academy regardless."
"So you figured it out huh? Well, I hope to see you there, I really do. Now if you excuse me, I have some errands to do." Izuru said before…teleporting? Whatever Izuru did certainly looked like it. One moment he was right next to me and the next I see him in the distance and then gone again, but not before doing a quick wave goodbye.
Thou shalt have our blessing when thou choosest to create a Persona of the Magician Arcana…
Sweet, a level up right after forming a link. 'Hey guys, any new personae awake?'
Sorry Minato, hee ho, just us still.
It appears like a persona only awakens at the start of a social link. There might be different way to awaken the other personae then.
'That would be nice. No offense guys, but the two of you were never the strongest.'
None taken, but I feel stronger than when I fell into my slumber, truthfully.
I believe it might have to be your bond to the universe that caused this.
'You're saying that the universe powered up all my personae and not just me?'
'Can't wait to gain Messiah and Orpheus Telos again then.'
Yes I can't wait to evolve to that state too.
'Wait, you were Telos?'
My name is in his name, that should be obvious.
'Right, sorry Orpheus.'
Don't worry about it.
After concluding my talk with my two personae, I found myself in the second district, but I walked through quickly, not wanting to talk to anyone as no one caught my eye. When I entered the first district, I saw someone who did. He looked quite young and had silver hair with blue eyes. He reminds me of snow for some reason.
The boy looked at me and scowled. "What are you looking at?"
"You." I said as I walked up to him.
"You also here to laugh at me or something?"
"Why would I laugh at you? As you can see, I'm not exactly one with a natural color everyone can accept." I said as I pointed to my blue hair and silver eyes.
"Point taken." The boy said and sighed. "What are you doing here anyway?"
"I'm on my way to the Academy."
"You too, huh?"
"My best friend also left for the Soul Reaper academy a year ago. Haven't seen her since."
"You worried about her?"
"N-no…" The boy looked away, with slightly redder cheeks. "…it's just that without her, all I have is granny and she won't be here forever. When she passes away, I'll truly be alone. As you can see, silver hair and blue eyes doesn't exactly scream normal."
"True…" I said remembering how I also had such problems when I was young. "…but all you have to do is prove them wrong."
"Prove them wrong?"
"Show them that you're as human as the rest of them without changing who you are." Show them that even with your different physical features you can still be fun to hang around with."
The boy sighed and smiled a bit. "To think I'm getting advice from a stranger I met a minute ago. How far I've fallen."
"When you fall, you get right back up." I said, copying something Aigis usually said when getting up after being knocked down."You're pretty cool. Name's Tōshirō Hitsugaya, you?" "Minato Arisato." Tōshirō nodded and looked out to the place I can only assume is the Seireitei. "Good luck in becoming a Soul Reaper." Tōshirō said before I nodded myself and started walking towards the Seireitei. SMASH Thou art I, I am thou
Thou shalt have our blessing when thou choosest to create a Persona of the Hermit Arcana…
Hermit huh? Well he does seem like someone who whose trying to find their place in the world. Wait new arcana, new persona…
Naga is here to serve, Master.
'Hey Naga, great to have you back.'
Great to be back.
This is quite nice. I've got three personae and I'm already at level two with one of my two social links. Things couldn't get wor-
Uh, Master Minato?
'What is it Orpheus?'
I've been meaning to ask, but how do you intend to summon us?
I stopped dead in my tracks. 'What?'
When alive, you summoned us with that device called an Evoker, but I do not believe you have one on your person right now.
I quickly searched myself and found out Orpheus was right. I was missing one Evoker and, even worse, one MP3 player. Without my personae and my music, I'm done for.
Don't worry Minato! I'm sure you're strong. That Izuru guy said you had a lot of spiritual pressure so I'm sure you'll do fine with or without us!
'Thanks Jack Frost, that means a lot.'
Yeah, and if worse comes to worse, you can always hope Death or something else comes bursting out of your head again.
'Worst. Joke. Ever. Naga.'
Forgive me, I was hoping to 'lighten the mood.'
'Didn't quite help, but thanks anyway.' I finished my talk with my personae and found myself in front of the Seireitei with a…giant guarding it. Wait…a giant?!
The giant turned to look at me and gave me a very menacing look. "Who are you?" It bellowed.
"Uh, I'm Minato Arisato." I said, hoping this guy won't go fairy tale on me and grind my bones to make his bread.
"What's your purpose in coming to the Seireitei?"
"T-to become a S-soul Reaper." I managed to stammer out.
"Oh!" The giant seems surprised. "Then look no farther, the registration to become a Soul Reaper is over there." The giant says pointing with his massive figure to a wooden booth connected to the giant walls of the Seireitei. "Good luck on the entrance exam!" The giant then smiled at me with a big goofy grin, the same kind Junpei would give sometimes after showing off.
"Thanks." I said before quickly walking off to the booth.
That giant wasn't so tough; I could've crushed him with a snow ball!
'Jack, he would've turned you into snow paste first.' I responded before stopping in front of the booth.
"You here to enlist?" The woman at the booth asked. She wore glasses and had short black hair.
"Uh, yes ma'am." I responded quickly.
"Very well, name?"
Think of a fake one.
"And I'm Venus. Name?"
Should have figured. "Minato Arisato."
"Age when you died or were you born here?"
"Died at seventeen."
"I…see." She seemed depressed at this.
"I am Nanao Ise, the lieutenant of Squad 8, but you will call me Lieutenant Ise unless I say otherwise or you are my equal or superior. Is that clear?"
"Yes ma'am." I said. This was one woman I do not want to mess with.
"Good." Nanao pressed a button in the booth and a part of the wall the size of a door slid down. "Welcome to the Soul Reaper Academy."
I decided to use English style for addressing people and ranks because that will be easier for me. I decided to add new things like new districts (as I have just done) and kido to the story as it progresses. If there's a bold word in parentheses next to the word then it means it's something I came up with. I f not, it's Bleach canon. Also, expect new personae as well, but it will be a while before that happens. Stay tuned!