Hey everybody! It's been a while since I've updated. I've got a brand new story for you guys. I don't know how long it's going to be but I'll make it worth reading. Well I do not own Bleach. Enjoy!
My name is Ichigo Kurosaki and up until today I considered myself normal. But after the task I just accepted, I'm convinced that I'm completely crazy. I have to be because surely I'm not in my right mind.
As I walked down the slightly crowded hallway I couldn't help but hear what these two girls were saying about me.
"There he is. Wow, when they said his hair was orange I didn't believe it but now I can't even believe what I'm seeing." The girl whispered to the other girl next to her.
"Yeah, but don't let the hair fool you. I heard he's a genius. 4.0 and everything. They call him the walking calculator. They say he's the smartest boy at our school." The girl whispered back.
"No way. He can't be. The smartest guy at our school is Ishida-sempai. I mean, sure he's a nerd but I'll believe it when I see it." She said back.
I looked in their direction and scowled even harder at them. They shrieked and scurried away from the spot they were standing in. I sighed to myself. What's so wrong about being smart? Just because I do my work on time and do homework doesn't make me a nerd or a "walking calculator". Being smart isn't a skill, I'm just doing what I'm supposed to do in school. What's so wrong with that?
I was so deep in my thoughts that I didn't see the person in front of me and ended up bumping into them.
"Oh sorry about that." I say.
"It's fine. Just be more careful about where you're walking Kurosaki." said the white haired jock.
"Yeah. Don't bump into Kensei like that, you nerd." Said the busty strawberry blonde named Rangiku. Kensei helped me off the ground and glanced at the girl attached to his arm and sighed. Kensei was one of the few people in the school who didn't pick on me for being smart. We were actually pretty good friends.
"There's that word again." I thought "She'll understand being a nerd isn't a bad thing when I'm her boss someday…" I said out loud but quietly. "What am I saying, I'm not going to be a pimp." I say. I laugh slightly at my own joke.
I finally make my way to the class I was headed for and take my seat in the front of the class next to the window. I pull out my supplies from my book bag. As I was doing that I felt a presence behind me.
"Well hello there cutie. Are you finally gonna talk to me?" said the blue haired idiot named Grimmjow. As usual I ignored Grimmjow like my life depended on it. But it was awfully hard too since he sat right behind me.
"So that's a no then? Fine, I'll get you to talk to me." he said while staring at me. I turned around as I heard the bell ring. I looked over at my teacher and waited for him to speak.
"Alright class quiet down please. Today we will be working in groups of two. I will let you pick who you want to work with but please keep your voices low." said Ukitake-sensei. I laughed to myself. He knew these kids wouldn't be quiet; it was the last hour of the day. Everyone wants to go home, myself included.
"Yo, Ichigo. Wanna work with me?" yelled Renji from across the room. I nod my head and gather my things and head towards his desk. Before I even got to Renji's desk he was already talking to me.
"Thanks for working with me Ichi. You know I'm bad at Language Arts. Oh and I won't be able to walk with you today. I start my tutoring classes." He said with a sheepish smile. I had known Renji for practically my whole life. He's one of the few friends I have and trust.
"It's no problem, I can walk by myself. And I don't really mind Language Arts and today's assignment is not that hard so I'll finish it. You just find something productive to do that won't annoy the shit out of me." I say in all seriousness. He laughs and walks over to Kira's desk. After he leaves I start the packet of work that was given to us.
A normal student would have to finish the packet for homework but I finished it in 20 minutes. I gathered up all the notes I had taken and the packet in a neat pile and gave it all to Ukitake-sensei.
"Ah done already Kurosaki-san?" he asked me.
"Yeah, not that Renji helped but it was easy so I didn't mind too much." I say with a smile. He returns the smile and I sit back in my original seat and stare out the window. This is why I loved his class so much. I could get my work done and do whatever I wanted, which was normally sleeping.
I dont remember falling asleep but I must have because I woke up to the sound of Ukitake-sensei voice. "Okay class, remember to turn in the packet tomorrow. Place it on my desk so I can grade it. You all know as well as I do that I do not accept late work. Okay that's all, you may leave." I pick up my things and shove them in my backpack neatly. I look up at the door to see Renji waiting for me. I was walking to the door when Ukitake-sensei called to me.
"Wait Kurosaki-san. Could I have a moment of your time? I'd like to ask you something." He said while smiling.
"Okay sure. Hey Renji hold second, this won't take long." I say looking in Renji's direction.
"Actually Ichi, I gotta go. Tutoring starts in 20 minutes and I wanna get something to eat before it starts." He said as he ran down the hall.
"I didn't even get a chance to say goodbye." I mumble under my breath. I turned back to Ukitake, who was patiently waiting for me. "Ah s-sorry about that. What was it you wanted to talk to me about?" I say while rubbing the back of my neck.
"It's alright. But I was interested in knowing if you've ever thought about doing tutoring?" He asks me.
I raised my eyebrow in confusion. "Tutoring? Am I suddenly failing a class? I can bring up my grade. Just give me a day or two. I really don't think-"
"Haha no, no Kurosaki. Not for you. I'm sorry, I probably should have been more specific. I meant tutoring other students." he said with a smirk. "Other students?" I repeat.
"Yes. There a group of students who I recommend to be put in tutoring, Renji being one of them. These students are in danger of failing. No senior wants to be held back while his or her friends walks across the stage. Which is why I suggested they go to tutoring. There are several teachers who think this could be just what they need to pass their classes." He finished.
"That's great and all but what does that have to do with me? Renji's one thing but I don't have anything to do with the other kids. And besides isn't a teacher supposed to do the tutoring?" I question lightly, trying not to hurt his feelings.
"Well that's the thing. No one wants to tutor them because of their reputation around the school. There all known for being either a trouble makers, a class clown, or just lazy and refuse to do work. I myself would have tutored them but with my health condition, I'm afraid I can't. And besides, the staff, and myself, think it's a good idea for the children to have someone their own age to teach them. It's obvious we're doing something wrong. Maybe they can learn from a peer. Which is where you come into play. The teachers agreed that you were a perfect candidate. All we need is your permission, Kurosaki-san. So will you do it?" He asked excitedly.
"No offense Ukitake-sensei but I have no interest in teaching a bunch of delinquents who don't want to learn. If they're failing, that's on them." I say, trying to be as blunt as possible.
"Oh please Ichigo, won't you do it? If you do it I'll give you extra credit on your final exam." He offered. This peaked my interest.
"Extra credit? How much are we talking here? Because if it's just 5 percent, you can forget it." I said.
"It's 20 percent. That's the highest I can go without making it look like I'm bending the rules for you." He said. I think about the options before nodding my head yes.
"I'll do it. But I have a question." I say as he smiled at me.
"Yes, what is it?" he asks in a curious tone.
"Who exactly am I going to be tutoring?" I asked.
"Ah that!" he shouts. He walked over to in desk and picked up a piece of paper. He walked back over to me.
"Let's see now. We have; Renji Abarai, Shuhei Hisagi, Ul'quiorra Cifer, Nnoitra Jiruga, Starrk Coyote, and Grimmjow Jeagerjaques. That seems to be it." He said as he checked to see if there were any more students.
"Oh hell no. I refuse to teach those, those monsters! And especially Grimmjow!" I yelled.
"But Ichigo this is a good thing."
"And how is that?" I asked angrily.
"Well for starters you would be in control of the class, which means they would have to listen to you. They are at risk of failing; they are not allowed to fail anymore classes. So if you were to go to Yamamoto-sama saying that student refuses to follow directions or is refusing to learn, they will automatically fail the class they are making up because the tutoring is already a last resort. If the student refuses to learn there is nothing else the school can do." He said seriously. I went over his explanation once more in my head.
"So you're saying, anything I say, goes?"
"That is correct." I smile at him.
"Well that changes everything. When does tutoring start?" I asked him.
"The program starts today. It's every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, from 2:30 to 4pm. The class will be held in the upper classrooms in D hall. Room 215." I nod my head in understanding.
"Well then I guess I better get down there then, huh?"
"Yes you should. And Ichigo, thank you very much."
"It's no problem, I look forward to my extra credit." I say. I could hear his laughter as I walked down the hall way. I found the class tutoring would be held in and sat on the desk and waited for everyone to show up. Class starts in 8 minutes. I hopped off the desk and walked over to the chalkboard and started to write everyone's name down who would be attending tutoring on the board. I then put lines in between each name until it resembled a chart.
I was starting to think they wouldn't show up until I heard yelling and laughing.
"You're fuckin' stupid aren't you?" a loud voice yelled.
"I'm not but I bet your mom is." Said the voice I just knew was Renji's. Then all of a sudden the door was pushed in.
"Oh teacher! Nnoitra's being a dumbass again." Said Renji, in a child's voice. Renji stopped and stared at me.
"Ichi? Are you the teacher?"
"Yeah, that's Ukitake was talking to me about earlier." I say. After our short talk Renji took a seat in the front since there were only two rows of chairs. When Renji took a seat the rest of the class came in just as loud as he did.
"Ugh, I really don't want to be here." said Shuhei as he took his seat next to Renji.
"I feel ya' buddy." Mumbled Renji. I turned around to check the attendance sheet but the sound of a slap turned me back around.
"That's for callin' my mom stupid, asshole." said Nnoitra, smiling like he had just won the Olympics.
"Ouch, you bastard. You didn't have to hit me so hard!" Renji yelled as he rubbed his head where he was hit.
"Can't you all just be quite and get along?" said a tan man whose name I didn't know yet.
"Can't you just go a day without sleeping in class?" said Nnoitra. The man he was talking to simply gave a lazy smirk and laid his head on the table. The other man that came in with him had already taken his seat, he was so quite that I didn't even notice him.
"Okay, shut up. I'm going to take attendance. You simply say here, I mark you present and that's it. Easy right. Alright. Renji I know you're here don't even say anything." I said not even bothering to look up at him. "Shuhei"
"Here." He said. I studied the tattoos on his face for a second but decided to move on. "Nnoitra."
"Poop" he said. I then heard giggles from Shuhei and Renji.
"Really? Is it so hard to just say here?" I ask in irritation.
"Poop" he said again.
"I can just see the maturity shining right through you." I said, with my voice dripping with sarcasm. "Ul'quiorra?" I say with uncertainty.
"Here." He stated plainly. "Starrk" no reply. "Starrk?"
"Hey! Starrk wake the hell up!" yelled Nnoitra. To my surprise, the man named Starrk actually got up.
"Yeah, I'm here." He said after he yawned.
"Okay, Grimmjow". Just as I called Grimmjow's name , he literally kicked the door opened.
"Well if it ain't Kurosaki. I really hope you're the teacher. I could listen to you all day."
"Shut up and take your seat!"
"Aww but why?" he asked innocently.
"Grimmjow I swear to God." I said threateningly. He laughed and took his seat directly in the middle.
"Okay. I'm Ichigo Kurosaki. I am your tutor for the next 4 months. I will try my best to help you excel in your classes to make sure you walk with your class. We will start by getting to know you and what class or classes you are having trouble with. But first, are there any questions for me?" I asked. Grimmjow's hand went up.
"Yes Grimmjow?" I asked, already annoyed by his question.
"Are you single Sensei?" he asked. I felt my face heat up.
"I will not answer that!". He put his hand up again.
"Do you like me?" he asked innocently.
"No I hate you. Anymore questions?" he raised his hand again. "What Grimmjow? What do you want?! What other stupid questions could you possibly have?" I asked, irritated than ever. Grimmjow smirked at me.
"I told you I'd get you to talk to me." he said while laughing.
"God I absolutely loathe you." I say lowly.
This is going to be a long 4 months
Well there it is folks. I hope you like. Remember to review.