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Chapter 1: Awakening
As he was carried upwards into the sky by Angeal he heard his voice echo, "Hey, would you say I became a hero?"
After that all he saw was a blinding light before slipping into unconsciousness.
When he awoke he didn't have any idea where he was but he remembered where he had just been. He jumped up into a fighting stance thinking he was on the cliff overlooking Midgar but to his surprise he was in an area that looked like Wutai. Upon further inspection he noticed that all the residents were wearing similar robes that looked more like house coats to him. He looked down to find he also had the robe on. His was dark blue, open at the chest, sleeveless and about knee length. He noticed he was wearing an odd looking pair of sandals in place of his normal black boots and his hands were bare instead of donning his black leather gloves.
"You don't look familiar," a voice came from behind him. He whirled around to see where the voice had come from. To his surprise it was a kid, young by the looks of him, but his most striking feature was his snow white hair.
"Who are you?" Zack asked.
"The name's Toshiro Hitsugaya. What is your name," The boy asked. His voice sounded cold for someone so young.
"Zack Fair," Zack said pointing at his chest with his thumb.
"I take it you're new because I've never seen you around here," Toshiro stated.
"Yeah I am. Hey is this the lifestream?" Zack leaned towards the boy.
"This is Rukongai, District one, Junrinan," Toshiro answered superiorly.
"I thought I died," Zack said rubbing his chest where he had been shot in his battle.
"Oh you did, that's why you're here," Toshiro said plainly.
"Okay that makes a lot of sense. NOT!" Zack said to Toshiro.
"Okay I'll explain it nice and slow. When you die your soul is sent to the soul society, the rukongai is a part of the soul society," Toshiro started. Zack just nodded his head in understanding. "It is the equivalent of your lifestream," Toshiro putting emphasis on the word lifestream.
"So I did go to the lifestream," Zack said with his trademark smile.
"Technically yes," Toshiro said bored. As he turned and started to walk away Zack grabbed him by the arm.
"Where am I supposed to sleep?" Zack asked him.
"I don't know," Toshiro said shaking loose of Zack's hold.
"Do you have any ideas?" Zack said as he began following Toshiro.
"No and quit following me," Toshiro said starting to become annoyed.
"But I have no clue where to go," Zack replied.
"Not my problem," Toshiro said, his aura sending chills down Zack's spine.
"C'mon kid you gotta help me," Zack pleaded.
"No now..," Toshiro started before being interrupted.
"Who's your friend Toshiro?" a girl asked.
"He's not my friend, he's a new soul," Toshiro answered.
"Did you ask him if he wanted to be friends?" the girl asked.
"Maybe I don't want to be friends with him," Toshiro said growing more annoyed then before.
"Well you..," the girl started.
"Just drop it Momo!" Toshiro shouted before taking off.
"Don't worry he's always like this," the newly introduced Momo said smiling at Zack.
"Okay," Zack said.
"He doesn't have any friends really so I'm surprised he even talked to you," she said.
"Is that so?" Zack said to himself.
"So you're new to rukongai?" Momo asked snapping Zack out of his thoughts.
"Yes," he answered.
"Do you have any place to stay for the night?" she asked another question.
"No but I'll find one," Zack said.
"Nonsense you can come stay with us for a while," she smiled before walking in the direction Toshiro had just taken off, "C'mon silly this way."
"Okay," Zack said as he followed Momo. After walking for a good ten minutes they came to a little house that Zack remembered reading about in books about Wutai. On the front porch type piece Toshiro was sitting.
"You brought him here?" Toshiro growled as he pointed at Zack.
"I was just trying to be nice Lil' Shiro," Momo said.
"But you don't even know him," Toshiro argued twitching a little at the nickname.
"He seems like a nice person so we'll house him for as long as he needs," Momo said in finality. Toshiro grumbled but didn't say more.
"Thank you for having me I promise I won't be a burden," Zack said to Momo.
"It's not a problem," Momo smiled. After that she walked inside the house.
"She's making dinner so I hope you're hungry," Toshiro said to Zack.
"I'm starving!" Zack said as his stomach growled at the mention of food.
"Good," was all Toshiro replied.