The Gillian screamed as the Zanpakuto sliced it from the head down, and blood spurted from it. It vansished and the scream ceased.
"Stupid hollow." Ahatake muttered, removing his mask. "Thinking you could mess with me."
A young man, his hair as dark as the night itself, looked up into the blackened sky with frowning eyes. He sighed heavily, seeing the monstrous beasts race across the sky like frightened bats from a cave. Their screeches bit at his ears, producing a merciless ache in his drums. For once, it made him wish that he didn't come outside.
The night air bit at his skin, his blue kimono outfit only barely keeping him warm. Thankfully, it wasn't freezing out, or he would've been dead by now. He folded his arms across his chest, staring at the crazed apparitions for a moment, before lowering his head back forward and turning around.
He would have to report this to Captain Kokoro, since he didn't have any immediate orders. It would be a shame, though, considering what the Hollows would do once they found some delicious souls....
He frowned at the thought, his heart tensing slightly.
Another cry as Ahatake killed yet another hollow with just his fists. "These things annoy me." Ahatake thought as a Hollow's hand came out of nowhere and he sliced it off, and killed said hollow with a cero.
One Hollow cry seemed more pained than the rest. It made him stop in his tracks, a new curiousity filling him. This wasn't helped by the sound of a Cero blast that followed shortly after. His eyes glanced behind him, but he didn't turn around... yet.
"These things are annoyig but at least they're good after dinner excercise." Ahatake muttered as he sliced another hollow in half. "I bet Kisuke sent me in this direction on purpose."
The black-haired man's eyes widened in surprise. Now, he had his head turned in the direction of the voice's sound, his mouth slightly agape. "Kisuke Urahara....of the Zero Division?" He thought incredulously. "He's no Espada, then..."
His eyes squinted, trying to take a closer look at the stranger in the clouds.
"I'll just get rid of them all." Ahatake said as he charged up a huge cero. "Now DIE!" He fired the cero and it tore straight through the ground as it destroyed every single hollow in from of hm. "Damn you Kisuke. You're gonna get it I swear."
It was a confusing sight for the spectator below, as he furrowed his eyebrows in confusion. The chilly air biting his neck seemed insignificant now, as he watched the Hollows dissipate under the power of the Cero blast.
"I don't see a Hollow hole....and yet he's able to wield Arrancar powers." He thought to himself, looking downwards as the wind rustled his hair. "How is that possible?"
Ahatake looked down and saw his audience. "Hey you! Who are you?"
His heart skipped a beat, and his head immediately jerked up, to see the stranger staring down at him. He pursed his lips together, hiding his surprise. Of course he was going to get spotted, sooner or later, if he stood there like an idiot! But now what?
He might as well return the greetings. "My name is Shunsatsu." He replied politely, his voice slightly louder than normal so that the boy could hear him. "And yours?"
Ahatake descended. "I am Ahatake Kurosaki." Ahatake's black and yellow's eyes blinked. "Wait you can see me?"
It took only a second for Shunsatsu's curious look to fade into a comically skeptical one, a slight frown forming on his face. He raised his arms in the air in a fake shrug of his shoulders. "Oh, no, I'm just talking to the cold air." He drawled in a bored tone of voice.
"Smart aleck." Ahatake muttered. "So you're a Shinigami?"
Shunsatsu couldn't help but laugh a little. "Indeed I am." He replied, the softness returning to his words. He unfolded his arms, stuffing them in his pockets instead.
"I see." Ahatame said as his he swallowe what looked like a bean. "Would you like to spar?"
Shunsatsu's eyes furrowed into a slightly curious look. "I...dislike violence." He replied quietly. "Only when neccessary do I engage in battle."
"Just a friendly spar." Ahatake insisted. "I've been bored since my last last opponent left."
Shunsatsu's face contorted into one of thought. This "Ahatake" did seem nice enough. He was clearly no enemy, that was for sure. And all he wanted was to spar... it didn't seem like too much trouble.
He closed his eyes, sighing. "All right, then. I accept." He said hesitantly, putting his arms to his side once again. The wind attacked his skin full force, and he narrowed his eyes slightly at the chill.
"Thanks." Ahatake said as his eyes returned to normal. "I won't go all out yet. And anyway hand-to-hand combat should be enough for you."
"...he knows?" Shunsatsu thought, blinking twice. "Pretty sharp, too..."
"Fair enough." He said with resolution, taking in a deep breath. "One more question though, before we begin. How do you know of Captain Urahara?"
"Hmmm... well when i first became a Shinigami he len me a product with no official name and said that he wasn't responisble for anything that went wrong with it." Ahatake began as he took a fighting stance. "And now I live at his shop since I have no where else to go. He sent me here saying I would find something interesting. Maybe he was reffering to you. He has a wierd knack of knowing things before anyone else does."
Shunsatsu couldn't help but smile. "Heh.... I'd love to meet him, after this..." He replied, tilting his head from side to side.
"I could introduce you." Ahatake said. "Just don't say anything about the shops lack of customers." He shuddered. "Tessai hates it."
"Don't worry. I'm not that rude."
Ahatake grinned. "You don't seem like it. So let's get started. I'll give you the first move."
Shunsatsu narrowed his eyes, his smile fading, as he crouched slightly. With the oh so familiar swoosh sound, he was gone, seemingly vanished into the midnight breeze.
"Speedy Gonzalez eh?" Ahatake thought. "Remember what Hikaru said, feel for the spiritual pressure."
Shunsatsu's eyes kept onto Ahatake's still form, even as he was seemingly "teleporting" at random places. He waited, until he was sure his opponent was fully distracted. Then, he finally re-appeared a fair distance behind him, thrusting a fist out to aim for the back of his head.
"Now!" Ahatake thought as he disappeared with a static sound and punched Shunsatsu in the back just to the left of the spine.
The blue-kimono man was forced to stifle a grunt of pain, allowing himself to fall briefly on his hands and feet. Then, he pushed himself back up, spinning around in mid-air to deliver a spin kick to the face.
"You're pretty fast." Ahatake said. "But the trick is to feel the movement of spiritual pressure."
Shunsatsu's foot had connected hard with Ahatake's face, staggering him back a few steps. The blue-clad man had slowly turned back aground, a concentrated look on his features. "So that's how you were able to see me." He commented.
Ahatake got up clutching his cheek. "Dumbass! Don't ou know what a sucker punch is? That's something only inexperienced fighter's do!'
Shunsatsu stared with a mix of dumbfoundedness and shock. "I was in the middle of a kick when you suddenly started talking." He replied, straightening himself up. "You should've seen it coming."
"Screw you." Ahatake muttered as he charged at the black-haired man, aiming a punch for his gut.
This time, Shunsatsu's hand reached out and caught the opposing knuckles, and his left leg thrust inward, striking Ahatake in the ribs a second afterwards.
But Ahatake manged to twist himself out of the way, and somehow made his fist connect with Shunsatsu's chin.
The blow jarred Shunsatsu's vision, and he immediately released Ahatake's fist, walking back a few steps.
Ahatake wasted no time in rushing at Shunsatsu and kicking him in the gut, then punching him in the chin again.
The leg smashed into his gut, and his eyes widened, as the air was forcibly knocked from his lungs. He barely clipped his head back to avoid the punch to his chin, reaching out and grabbing Ahatake's leg. Then, he twisted himself around, uplifting his opponent to spin twice, before finally letting go.
The result was him sailing a far distance away, allowing Shunsatsu to gain at least some breath back.
Ahatake collected reishi under his hands and feet to catch himself. "Damn him. He's good." Ahatake's hand began to glow red. "Fine then try this."
Shunsatsu's pupils shrank slightly at the sound of the familiar sound of a Cero charging. The crimson orb of death was visible to even untrained eyes, and he braced himself. This one, he would have to dodge.
Ahatake fired the cero and it moved quickly towards Shunsatsu.
"Hup!" Shunsatsu acted quickly, heart racing. He pushed his legs upwards, springing him from the ground. The Cero tore past him harmlessly, blinding him with the bright crimson light of the Arrancar's spiritual energy. It fascinated him for a slight bit.
"I wonder how powerful it was..."
But Shunsatsu felt Ahatake's fist on the side of his face. "That could have been your head." Ahatake said menacingly, having donned his mask. Ahatake grabbed Shunsatsu and threw him into the nearest tree.
Shunsatsu was barely able to flip his feet onto the tree, although smashing through it due to the force that he was thrown by. He landed on his feet, the massive tree crashing right in front of him. He crouched low, keeping himself hidden from Ahatake's sight.
"A Hollow Mask..." He thought, frowning. "That ain't good..."
Ahatake's spiritual pressure was rising and he hadn't even entered Shikai or drawn his sword.
"It must be his Hollow that's causing that huge power increase." Shunsatsu thought analyptically, narrowing his eyes. "He's dangerous!" His heart started to race even more, but he ignored it, shaking his head slightly. The last thing he wanted was his nervousness taking over...
"Draw your sword." Ahatake said. "Then maybe you'll have a chance."
Despite himself, Shunsatsu smirked. "I guess it wouldn't be much point to continue fighting with fists..." He muttered. His hand lowered to grip the hilt of his sword, and he stoood up, in full view of Ahatake.
Ahatake drew his as well. "I'll let you in on a secet. I still have yet to use my Shikai or Bankai. Do you think you can win if I go all out?"
Surprise went through Shunsatsu's mind, as he stared at Ahatake incredulously. "B...bankai?" He repeated, unable to believe the words that had come from his opponent's mouth. "But...you don't look like one of the Gotei 13..."
Shunsatsu narrowed his eyes, twirling his sword around with his finger. His eyes stared at Ahatake suspiciously. "....What squad are you in, anyway?" He asked, cocking an eyebrow.
"None." Ahatake replied calmly. "I act on my own unless Kisuke tells me othrwise."
Immediately, the sword stopped spinning, the blade tip coincidentally pointing at Ahatake. "If that's true, then how did you manage to obtain the power of Bankai?" He asked, frowning.
Shunsatsu looked thoughtful, as he lowered the blade, his frown not fading as he looked downwards. "Ryan....I could've sworn I heard that name before...." He thought, putting his free hand to his chin. "Is he a captain?"
"So do you still think you can win?"
Shunsatsu looked upwards, a hard expression on his face. "As long as I can fight, I believe so." He replied calmly, smiling confidently.
"Then we'll just test that theory." Ahatake said, as he held his sword out in front of him. Force my hand at Hell's beckon and Hollowfy me to crush my enemy, Kuǎnwánguó!" Ahatake's spiritual pressure shot through the roof as his hollow mask changed appearance slightly, and his sword took the form a giant-fang like blade, as black as the night-sky and as tall as Ahatake is.
Shunsatsu narrowed his eyes, smirk growing even wider with both excitement and fear. "That's some potent power you got there..." He said, putting his blade out in front of him. His fingers touched the side of the blade. "I guess I can't fool around anymore."
He shut his eyes, running his hand over the blade.
Immediately, his katana shifted. The blade became more pointed, expanding to a more larger size. The hilt was gone, replaced by a circular side prongs. It carried the appearance of an elegant cleaver sword, gleaming in the moonlight.
"You seem pretty strong yourself." Ahatake said but dissapeared with a static sound and reappeared behind Shunsatsu. "Your still no match for me!" He slashed Shunsatsu in the back.
Ahatake's blade didn't connect with flesh. It was instead met with a black and ominous metal, which gleamed with a hungry intent. "Don't think that just because you've got a little more power..." Shunsatsu warned, staring at him from the corner of his eye. "...doesn't mean I've lost track of your movements."
Ahatake's blade began to glow red. "Alright I'll show you how to play the game!" Ahatake swung his blade upward and a red crescent met with Shunsatsu's blade. "Crescent Cero!"
Shunsatsu gritted his teeth, putting both of his hands on both the hilt and blade, as the crescent connected with it. It was a few moments, before he let out a grunt and swung the blade again, dispelling it to air.
"You oughtta become part hollow as well." Ahatake said. "It can do so many wonderful things for your power."
The boy remained silent, but cocked an eyebrow out of slight disbelief. His mouth was agape slightly, as if wondering why Ahatake would even ask that.
"In case you've been wondering I am NOT an Arrancar." Ahatake said. "I don;t what I am."
Shunsatsu huffed. "Well, you're something. Are you human? Shinigami? Bount? Quincy?" He pressured, pursing his lips together in a straight-line frown.
Ahatake removed his mask. "I'm not quite sure. I used to be human but now I seem Shinigami. But I don't think hollow powers are standard for Shinigami."
Shunsatsu narrowed his eyes in thought, balancing his blade on his shoulder. "You're just like Captain Kurosaki, then..." He murmured. "A Hollow-Shinigami hybrid, I assume?"
"Who's captain Kurosaki?" Ahatake asked.
"Never heard of 'im."
This time, Shunsatsu closed his eyes, pointing a finger at the Hollow-powered Shinigami. "I didn't ask if you knew him or not. But he wielded the same type of Hollow powers that you do now."
"Cool, I guess."
"...Cool?" The corner of Shunsatsu's right eye involuntary twitched. "That's all you're gonna say?" He asked, lowering his finger.
Ahatake lowered the mask back onto his face. "Yeah that's all. This Ichigo Kurosaki is of no concern to me."
"Tch..." Shunsatsu placed a hand to in head in an act of exasperation, shaking it slightly. "Whatever..."
But Ahatake had already acted and a large orb of red energy was coming at Shunsatsu super fast.
The target it was aiming for once again vanished into thin air, allowing it to fly by through the chilly air.
"Feel for spiritual pressure."
It returned to his ears once again, but not where he had expected. Instead of attacking, Shunsatsu had simply returned to the spot he once was before he dodged, the blade still on his shoulders.
"You could've waited until I got into my mood again..." Shunsatsu complained, finally taking the blade from his shoulders and settling into a kendo stance.
Suddenly Ahatake was at Shunsatsu's side. "I didn't feel like it."
Shunsatsu, in turn, sighed, looking at his opponent from the corner of his eye. Then, with a free hand, he reached out and touched Ahatake's shoulder.
"Hadō 4. Byakurai."
From his fingertips, a bolt of lightning shot from and directly pierced the spot below Ahatake's shoulder bone would be, going through to the other side.
At least that's what he thought happened. In it's place was a dummy with a "XD" on it.
His eye once again started twitched, and so did the corner of his mouth. "Oh..." He muttered in an annoyed and sarcastic tone. "That's lovely." If another part of him wasn't laughing stupidly, he would've been even more pissed.
Ahatake was sitting under a tree eating an apple his hollow mask was off again. "A little trick I learned from Hikaru."
An anime vein popped on Shunsatsu's head, and he gritted his teeth slightly. "That was so funny, I forgot to laugh..." He drawled.
Ahatake himself laughed as he finished the apple. "That was kido wasn't it."
Shunsatsu's eyes drifted towards Ahatake, placing his blade on his shoulder. "Would you believe me if I said it wasn't?" He asked coolly.
"Then you have a sharp eye."
Ahatake shot a small cero at Shunsatsu and it missed him bay an inch. "As I said before, that could have been your head."
Shunsatsu huffed in annoyance. "Well, damn. I just complimented you, and you try to take my head off? What a farce..."
"You need to pay attention." Ahatake said pulling his mask on. The he appeared in front of Shunsatsu. "Or you'll be dead."
Inadvertently, the free hand smashed into Ahatake's gut, knocking the air from his lungs. His body like quick sand, causing the fist to sink in deeper. "I was paying attention." Shunsatsu said lowly. "You need to stop acting so arrogant."
But Ahatake quickly recovered his breath, and smashed his fist into Shunsatsu's ribs. "Because I'm going to kill you."
"Guh--" Shunsatsu felt blood escape from his mouth. He found himself breathless one again, only managing to recover breath for his next two words.
"Hadō 1. Sho!"
With that, his opponent's body was forcibly shoved in the air from Shunsatsu, allowing him to regain his own breath. With his free hand, he clutched his ribs, feeling the urge to throw up.
"This is why I hate kido!" Ahatake thought firing a cero that spiraled at Shunsatsu.
Shunsatsu raised his sword, bringing his blade down upon the orb once again. With the force, he managed to slice it in two more easily than the first, swinging his sword outwards in order to dispel it.
"Maybe I should use Aoshan." Ahatake thought as he sent a massive flaming crescent at his quarry.
This time, Shunsatsu side-leaped, avoiding the wave of fire as it singed the nerves of his arm. He skidded to his feet and one hand, his fingers clutching the ground as he kneeled in a crouched position.
Ahatake extended his finger. "If you don't dodge his, you're gonna die." Ahatake cried as he fired a massive wide Aoshan.
His free hand went back to his ribs, the aching pain shooting through his heart. He breathed heavily, in a ragged pattern, his shoulders heaving slightly. His other hand gripped the hilt of his blade tightly.
Ahatake thrust his hand upward and a red orb of Spiritual Pressure began to form.
"I'm NOT letting him use another long range attack." Shunsatsu narrowed his eyes, pulling his free hand away to point a finger at Ahatake.
Immediately, six thin and wide beams of light slammed into Ahatake's midsection, stopping any further movement.
"Damn." Ahatake thought his eyes narrowing through his mask. "THIS is why I hate kido!"
Sunsatsu leaped forward, descending upon Ahatake with his sword raised. "It ends here!" He shouted in a mix of confidence and fear, swinging his blade downward to deliver then final blow.
"Hadō 31, Shakkahō!" A voice cried as a ball of red fire shot at Shunsatsu and a red-haired girl appeared out of nowhere.
The sudden change of direction no doubt shocked Shunsatsu. His eyes widened, as he descended, stopping the blade from cleaving his opponent in two. Then, he jumped back to barely miss the fireball speeding towards him, his eyes falling on the newcomer.
The girl's hand glew a light green and she touched each lightning beam and they dissipated.
What was this about?
Shunsatsu could only stare dumbfoundedly, placing a hand to the side of his head. But he couldn't bring himself to say anything, even as his opponent was slowly freed. In a minute, he'd get right back up and attack again...
He braced himself.
"Who are you?" Ahatake asked rudely to the girl. "I could have saved myself you know."
"I'm Akiko Amaya." The girl replied cooly. "And Kisuke sent me here."
Shunsatsu placed a hand to his mouth, clearing his throat. "Ex...cuse me...." He said softly, trying to regain his polite composure.
"Yes?" Akiko asked turning to him.
"We happen to be in a middle of a spar." Shunsatsu explained, coughing a bit.
"Don't blame me, Kisuke sent me here."
"So, then..." Shunsatsu waved his blade around, the shape returning to that of the jagged-edge katana. "I guess this means our match is over, Ahatake-san?"
"I guess so." Ahatake said as he deactivated his Shikai.
"Nonetheless...did Kisuke send you out here in order to stop us?" Shunsatsu asked, folding his arms across his chest.
"Yes." Akiko replied. "He said the battle was going from a spar to a death match."
Shunsatsu closed his eyes, clearing his voice. "I suppose that would've been the case...." He murmured, sighing. He sheathed the jagged-edge katana, placing his hands on his hips instead.
Ahatake mask formed slightly and his eyes turned back to black and yellow and he turned to Shunsatsu. "Well I guess you can meet Kisuke now. Just remember what you're not supposed to say."
"What about the shops lack of customers?" Akiko asked.
"Exactly." Ahatake shuddered.
Shunsatsu smiled warmly, his eyes squinting shut. "I'll remember your words."
Ahatake and the two descended and they entered the shop.
It seemed like a convienience store. There were grayish shelves containing several miscellaneous items, including books and what looked like CD albums. They looked dusty and cobweb-covered, obviously untouched for a long while. Ahatake hadn't been kidding when he said there were no customers.
Shunsatsu looked around. "Nice place." He commented, folding his arms across his chest.
"Why thank you!" Came a voice from nowhere.
Instinctively, Shunsatsu's head jerked towards it, eyes widened and blinking twice.
Kisuke Urahara had appeared out of nowhere his favorite fan covering his face, but you could see the smile in his eyes.
"And who could this be?" Kisuke asked, looking closely at Shunsatsu.
Respectively, Shunsatsu gave a deep bow. "My name is Shunsatsu of the 2nd Division. It is a pleasure to meet you, Urahara-taichou." He spoke, careful to watch his own words.
"Now now, no need to be so formal." Kisuke said waving his fan. "Call me Kisuke."
"Oh....then that was a waste of time...."
Nonetheless, he stood up straight, simply giving a slight nod in return.
"Kisuke I have a question." Ahatake said.
"Why did you send this...this.... this little girl to interfere with my battle?!?"
"Little girl?!?!?!?" Akiko asked incredulously.
"Simple." Kisuke replied. "The fight was going to far and it's necessary that you two meet."
Shunsatsu couldn't help but look over at Ahatake. "He must have an incredible amount of foresigh if he knew we were going to meet each other..." He thought, lips pursed together.
"Mr. Kurosaki, don't you feel similarities between your spiritual pressure and her's?"
"Well now that you mention it..."
Shunsatsu turned his head towards the two of them, a puzzled expression crossing his face. "Why didn't I sense that before?" He thought, cocking his head to the side slightly and frowning. "It should've been obvious when she used that kido..."
"She's your sister you idiot!" A child's voice came out of nowhere.
"Oh Jinta." Kisuke said turning around.
"M...m...my sister?!?" Ahatake exclaimed.
Shunsatsu raised his arms in a casual shrug. "Woah! Didn't see that comin'!" He said with mock surprise.
"Ha ha." Ahatake said. "So you're my sister."
"Took you long enough." Akiko replied. "I was wondering when you'd catch on."
"You mean you knew?" Ahatake asked.
"Kisuke mentioned it."
"No offense, but..." The blue-clad man lazily moved his head from one side to the other. "You don't look like him..."
"Half-siblings." Akiko replied. "Same dad different mom."
Shunsatsu's eyes widened. "Your dad was a two-timer?" He said in fake exclamation and disbelief, even putting his palms on his face and widening his eyes for effect.
"I knew about it." Ahatake said. "Back when Dad and mom's marriage was on the rocks. He'd had an affair but it was never anything serious."
"Mom was disappointed." Akiko said. "That Dad never stayed."
Shunsatsu's fake shock turned into a more serene look. But, he decided not to press the matter, turning his attention to the former Captain instead. "Kisuke-san. Pardon me, but, why was it so important for Ahatake-san and I to meet?"
"There's a new enemy coming soon." Kisuke said and for once he looked serious. "A powerful new enemy that I want you three to fight."
Shunsatsu's eyes narrowed, and the oh-so-familiar frown once again appeared on his face. "....does the rest of the Soul Society know about this?" He asked quietly.
"His target isn't the Soul Society." Kisuke replied. "It's you three and another person as well."
"Why is that?" Shunsatsu asked, in a tone mixed with curiousness and pressure. "Why would he be after us?"
"We're not sure yet." Kisuke replied staring out the window. "But you all can;t deny you have pretty strong Spiritual Pressure. He might be after your power."
Shunsatsu said nothing in reply.
"And his fourth target, seems to be a girl."
Shunsatsu placed a thoughtful hand to his mouth. "You seem to know a lot about it..." He murmured.
"Didn't I tell you, Shun?" Ahatake said. "He knows so much but rarely shares that info with anyone."
"I see your point." Shunsatsu nodded, taking his hand away. "Very well. But I will have to inform my captain first. He would not approve of me accompanying you without permission."
"Alright." Kisuke replied. "But stay the night. You can rest here and leave tomorrow."
Shunsatsu was a bit taken back, but sighed, closing his eyes. "Fair enough." He replied softly. "Thank you, Kisuke-san."
"You're welcome." Kisuke replied. "Word to the wise, if you feel sick, don't mention it. Tessai tends to buy strange medicines advertised on the TV and they have very bad after effects."
Shunatsu looked around. "Oh, I couldn't help but notice there are n--"
Immediately Jinta, Ahatake, and Akiko were on top of Shunsatsu. "Shut up!" they all whispered.
Shunsatsu had a comically exasperated look on his features, as he lay under the dog pile on his stomach. "Oh. My bad." He muttered, putting on a sheepish smile.
They all got up and Jinta hit Ahatake on the head. "Stupid moocher didn't you tell him?"
"Yes I did Jinta, now back off if you what's good for you!"
Shunsatsu slowly pulled himself up to his feet, dusting himself off. The antics made him laugh a bit. "Oh, I get it, are you two married?" He asked, giving a false smile.
Ahatake blasted Shunsatsu with a cero. "No, moocher is what he calls everyone who lives here without paying."
"Everyone except me." Akiko chirped up.
"GAH!" The poor blue-clad man was slamed into the wall, staying there like a piece of chewed-up bubble gum. He sweatdropped. "It was a joke..." He muttered, trying to pull himself out of the newly found hole in the wall.
"And so was that cero." Ahatake said. "See how you're not dead?"
"You are one violent person, you know that, right?" Shunsatsu asked, pulling himself free and dusting the arms of his kimono off.
"Thank you Shun." Ahatake replied grinning his mask growing slightly bigger so the left jaw was visible.
A closing of the eyes, along with an eye twitching was Shunsatsu's visual response. "You're welcome." He replied.
"Hey Onii-san you wanna accompany me somewhere?" Akiko asked.
"Onii-san? That's gonna take some gettin used to."
"Well, good luck to you on that. You'll be having a little sister to follow you around now."
"Bakudō 1, Sai!" Akiko had pointed her hands at Shunsatsu and his arms were immediately bound behind his back. "You say that like it's a bad thing."
Shunsatsu's eyes turned into a glare. "Oi, what the hell?!" He grunted, struggling against the invisible ropes, but to no avail. "Did you really have to bind me?!"
"I could have incinerated you with Hadō 54, Haien."
Shunsatsu huffed. "Besides, if I sounded like that was a bad thing, that wasy my mistake." He insisted.
Akiko laughed and kissed him on the head. "You're cute when you're mad." She laughed again and undid the Kido.
"Not exactly shy are you?" Ahatake asked.
Immediately, Shunsatsu blushed, recoiling a bit as if he had been slapped. "Uh....thanks....?" He muttered, scratching the back of his head, not really sure what to say.
"Let's go Onii-san." Akiko said as she pulled her brother out of Kisuke's shop.
For a moment, Shunsatsu could only stare for a moment, his hand on the spot where Akiko had kissed him. His mouth was slightly agape, and his eyes blinked a few times, as if she hadn't committed the act. Then, he sighed, shaking his head and turning back around.
Putting his hands on the back of his head, he followed a now-leaving Urahara, in order to find where he would be staying....