Bridge the Gap, Kyoukan!
Chapter 1: Hey, there's Ichigo!
I was on my way to the library to watch Bleach online when it happened. I saw Kurosaki Ichigo in the, well, not the flesh, I guess, but I still saw him for real. You might be wondering at this point if I'm some Mary Sue author-insert who can see spirits. If so, you're two-thirds right. Yes, I'm an author insert, and, yes, I can see spirits, but, no, I'm not a Mary Sue. And if I start to become one, please let me know without flaming me.
So, where was I? Oh, yeah, I saw Ichigo. He was on his way back to his body, I guessed, judging by the relaxed air he had in his reiatsu. When we got to the back alley where he'd left his physical form, we were in for quite a shock. With all those cuts and bruises, it looked like Ichigo had allowed Zaraki-taichou a free-for-all on him!
I did what any sane person would do: I screamed. "What- how- who- who could have done this?" I cried in shock. "Okay, Jesa, don't panic. Don't. Panic. It's just his body. He's standing here right beside you, most likely just as shocked as you are."
I'm guessing that little self-pep-talk is what clued him into the fact that I could see him in his shinigami form. "What the...? Y-you can see me?" the shinigami-daiko yelled in understandable shock. "Who are you, anyway?"
"I'm Jones Jesa," I said, using the Japanese convention of putting the family name first, even though I was born and raised in America. "But isn't taking care of your body a little more important right now? I'm sure this is nothing too hard for Orihime to take care of."
"How do you know about Inoue?" he asked, his usual scowl deepening slightly.
"I'll tell you later, I promise. And where's Kon, anyway?" I raised an eyebrow.
"I don't know whether to be relieved or worried that you know about that creep. He's probably off sleeping or doing something else I'd rather not know about." He shook his head, probably trying to get rid of some unwanted mental image.
"I agree, knowing what he's like..." I trailed off, trying to avoid thinking about what Kon might really be doing. "Now, shoo, shoo. Go find Orihime."
Ichigo gave me a long, hard stare, like he was debating whether he could trust me. Or maybe he was trying to be intimidating, having just been told what to do by a girl he just met. When he either made his decision or realized I wasn't fazed, he mumbled, "Yeah. Just, ah, um..."
"Keep away any people being too nosy for their own good?" I suggested with a small smile.
As I watched him dash off, more like disappear with shunpo, I thought to myself, What have I gotten myself into now?
A/N: If you have questions, let me know via review or pm, and I'd be happy to answer.
Thanks to my betas, Apocalyxtic98 and Snowy12345679, for all their help.