She stands up, straightening out her robes.
Shizen: Ever since the time Kurosaki Karin joined the Zero squad,
Shizen throws a look at Aizen
Shizen: yes she passed the test. Ever since that time there has always been a Kurosaki on the Zero squad. It took many many centuries for Kurosaki Karin’s service and loyalty to persuade the soul king to change his decree and allow her to use the name ‘Kurosaki’ once more. However she was not permitted to rebuild the Kurosaki clan or link the name back to it. Each Kurosaki has trained and educated the next Kurosaki of our history, of our debt…and of our aim.
Aizen: Indeed hmmm…and that would be.
Shizen: The restoration of the Kurosaki clan as a noble house.
Shizen: and we almost achieved it. The decision was close to being changed, it had already been discussed with the existing noble houses when –
Aizen: When Kurosaki Masaki abandoned everything and ran away.
Shizen: She was selfish!! A thousand years of hard work and service thrown to waste because she fell in love!
Ichigo’s voice is quiet, barely coming out in whisper.
Ichigo: How…did they fall in love when she was…
Shizen: …She spoke to me about him once, it was soon after she accepted me as her apprentice. They met in Rukongai when they were young and stayed together throughout. Eventually they were discovered and brought to the academy for training. She quickly passed through the academy and became a soul reaper in the Gotei 13. It took much longer for him to join the Gotei 13. They kept contact throughout and always stayed close.
Shizen: She said that she would have married him had it not been for her promotion. She refused it at first, but when her lineage, her obligation was explained to her by Kurosaki Tien, her mentor to be and the leader of the Zero squad at the time, she finally accepted.
Aizen: Well, absence did always make the heart grow fonder. I would still like to know HOW they managed to keep in touch though whilst she was with the Zero Squad.
The whole room suddenly begins to shake as a massive amount of reiatsu is released somewhere catching everyone by surprise.
Shizen: That’s Captain Wairudo?!!
The room shakes even more as another mass of reiatsu is released.
Aizen: Oho it seems Zaraki Kenpachi has started a fight already.
Shizen: !! Remember Kurosaki Ichigo, we are still enemies! The next time I see you I will not hesitate to cut you down!
Shizen disappears leaving Ichigo and Aizen alone.
Aizen: Well Kurosaki Ichigo, you have what you needed from me, what do you intend to do now?
Ichigo: …I intend to ask you one final question?
Aizen: Oh? And what would this question be?
Ichigo: Would you prefer to remain caged up in here…or would you prefer to be caged out there?!
Bleach 523: Monsters
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