Ghost Touch 2 bit – Shin Attack

In her decades of partnership with Sode no Shirayuki, Kuchiki Rukia had seen many strange things within her own mind. A thundering waterfall, pouring down torrents of diamond ice. The stillness of winter dawn, with the Northern Lights still dancing. A snow-furred fox, red chicken in her jaws, barking laughter as she outran leaping black hounds.

 

Yet for all its strangeness, her mindscape was usually predictable. Quiet. Cool. Full of hidden secrets.

 

“Augghhh!” Thump! Did not fit. Not at all.

 

“…Ow.”

 

Sleek beside her in feathery white fur, Sode no Shirayuki closed eyes gold as icicles in the dawn. “Not again.”

 

“Again?” Rukia scrambled through the snow toward low swearing. Familiar swearing. But it couldn’t be. “Ichigo?”

 

Rising to his feet from a very large dent in a snowdrift, Ichigo brushed flakes out of orange hair. “Hey.”

 

Irrational. Impossible. Insane. It had to be Ichigo. “What in the gods’ names do you think you’re doing?

 

A too-casual shrug. “What, can’t a guy check up on a friend?”

“Not here!”

“Oh. Um. Kinda private, right.” Ichigo scratched his head, shrugged. “Sorry, just wanted to make sure your p- ah, your brother was treating you right-”

 

“No!” She kicked him in the shins. For an impossibility, he certainly felt real. “I mean, you can’t be here! It’s not possible!”

 

“Why?” A tall, dark-haired stranger in amber glasses and a familiar tattered coat, striding over snow without leaving a footprint behind. “Where I go, can my shinigami not follow?”

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11 thoughts on “Ghost Touch 2 bit – Shin Attack

  1. >>“No!” She kicked him in the shins. For an impossibility, he certainly felt real. “I mean, you can’t be here! It’s not possible!”

    While he probably deserved that kick to the shin (it’s Ichigo), you should know that he just takes “impossible” as a more interesting challenge, Rukia.

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    1. Older snippet suggests it is because he is psychic. Psychic shinigami typically go mad, in Tsukikage, but there are apparently trainers where the Kurosakis live now.

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  2. For an impossibility, he certainly felt real .

    Sorry Rukia but around Ichigo, every time you say impossible the universe looks at you and says “Awww, aren’t you adorable?”

    Rescuing you should have been impossible. Yet, here we all are.

    Also it is amazing what you can achieve when nobody spends years telling you that it is impossible.

    A tall, dark-haired stranger in amber glasses and a familiar tattered coat, striding over snow without leaving a footprint behind.

    Rukia, meet Zangetsu.

    Zangetsu, meet Rukia.

    Charmed, I’m sure.

    “Where I go, can my shinigami not follow?”

    Probably nowhere. It’d be a very scary place that can actually prevent a zanpakuto being able to follow their shinigami.

    AND why do I have the feeling that during the course of this conversation, Rukia is either going to kick him again or wish she had kicked him harder the first time. Because Ichigo possesses a singular talent for aggravating her.

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  3. I haven’t caught up yet, and haven’t had a chance to read this, but I work at a warehouse and just heard about the Hanjin Bankruptcy and the chaos that is causing. Business is slow, because we have 100 containers of freight locked down at port. The economic repercussions promise to be interesting (if probably not the very opposite of enjoyable.)

    Link: https://www.workboat.com/news/bluewater/hanjin-costs-containers-pile-up-us-ports/

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