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Chapter 3: Chapter 3: Shikai and A Dead Hat

Hado #4: Byakurai.

"Zanpakuto speaking"

'Zanpakuto thinking'

"Character talking"

'Character thinking



Previously: "That's the spirit Kurosaki-Kun," kisuke said in his fun childlike voice " however if you don't take this seriously I will kill you" finished kisuke in a deep and deadly voice. With that said he held up his cane and pulled it apart leaving him holding the handle of his cane and rest is replaced with the blade of a sword of some kind. Kisuke then looks at Ichigo and said: "Here I come." With that, both charged towards each other.

Chapter 3: Shikai and A Dead Hat


The sound of metal hitting metal rang out through the entire tanning ground. Ichigo and Kisuke stood in the center of the rocky training ground with their swords locked with each other. Neither one of them smiling stood there with an impassive look on their face. Ichigo's blood red eyes stared into Kisuke's grey eyes which lacked its usual playfulness. Without any warning, both of them pushed off each other's swords and jumped a few feet back and stood there eyeing each other before Kisuke spoke.

"Very good Kurosaki-Kun!" said Kisuke as he adjusted his hat, "did not expect you to charge at me the same time I charged at you. I had expected you to just stand there and doge or even ATTEMPT to block" said Kisuke, putting emphasis on "attempt"

"Well, that would have happened if you didn't leave me in a giant hole for three days," Ichigo said coolly while running his fingers through his hair and holding his zanpakuto loosely in his hand. Kisuke chuckled before speaking again.

"In that case, I wonder what you would do if I do..." Kisuke then disappears from Ichigo's view startling him "... this!" came Kisuke's voice from behind Ichigo. Ichigo's eyes were wide as he looked behind him he saw Kisuke's sword coming towards him for a horizontal slash at a speed where if it connected to Ichigo's side it will surely slice him in half with ease. Ichigo tried to quickly get out of the way before he is split into two, so he jumped to the side in hopes it would be far enough so that Kisuke would miss him completely. While moving he raised his zanpakuto to just enough to block Kisuke's swing. He quickly put some distance between himself and Kisuke to give himself some time to think. Ichigo who is now breathing slightly harder began to wonder.

'Why am I dodging? That sword of his cant cut me! I'm in my soul form and only a zanpakuto can harm a soul reaper or a hollow! He pulled that sword out of a cane so it cannot be a zanpakuto only soul reapers have a zanpakuto and Kisuke is not a soul reaper. If he was a soul reaper he would be in the Soul Society! So there is no point in dodging something that can't hurt me!' thought Ichigo as he narrowed his eyes at Kisuke.

"Got lucky there Ichigo. That won't happen again," said Kisuke as he disappeared once again and appeared two feet in front of Ichigo with his sword raised over his head to ready strike Ichigo. In one swing h brought his sword down, however as his sword is coming down he saw Ichigo smirk but made no attempt to dodge, block or parry. Kisuke's eyes widen as he realized what Ichigo was doing so instead of slicing Ichigo in Half as he intended he pulled back his sword a bit and angled it in a way so that it will only give Ichigo a small cut on his cheek, and that it did. Kisuke then jumped back about ten feet looking at a frozen Ichigo. He couldn't help but chuckle to himself. Ichigo however, stood there wide eye and frozen in place. He had almost been killed because of his poor lapse in judgment. He knew without a doubt that Kisuke had changed his swing so that it would only give him a small cut on his cheek. he reached up and touched the cut with his hand when he saw the blood he immediately looks at Urahara in fear. He was brought out of his thought by Kisuke's voice.

"You let your guard down. You were thinking that because I am not a soul reaper that I can't possibly have a zanpakuto? It was very foolish to think that Ichigo, I could have killed you, the only reason you are alive is that I let you live." said kisuke tilting his hat down a bit before speaking again "Next time I will kill you so I suggest you get serious because now... I am." With that said Kisuke swiped the air with his sword pointing it towards the ground before he spoke.

"Now Awaken, Benihime!" as Kisuke said that his sword behangs to glow red until the sword changed. Kisuke's zanpakuto now takes the form of a sleek, medium-sized sword. The hilt's grip, which has a gentle black-decorative wrapping, bends forward at the end, with a pommel shaped overlap three times, and a crimson tassel dangling from its base. Instead of a tsuba, there is a U-shape guard covering three inches of blade, with a flower petal design. At the base of the guard is a red string wrapped thrice around the hilt, with a three-loop bow on the back side and a folded paper decoration on the front side. The blades Hamon is straight, colored black with a silver edge, and is somewhat thicker than the cane-sealed state. It remains straight and slim with a somewhat short size, with the tip ending in a slanted razor-like edge instead of tapering to a point.

"I assure you Ichigo, this is a real zanpakuto. Very real."

Ichigo for his part was having flashbacks to his fight with Renji.

/Flashback Start/

Renji placed the palm of his hand on the flat side of his zanpakuto slid it down towards the tip and yelled,

"Roar, Zabimaru!"

/Flashback End/

"Every zanpakuto have a name," Ichigo said to himself, but loud enough for Kisuke to hear.

"Yes.. each Zanpakuto carry a unique name. And this one is Benihime, the crimson princess. Let us show you." and with that the games a horizontal slash that sends a wave of spiritual energy right at Ichigo knocking him back and sent him tumbling. Ichigo didn't have time to think as Urahara was already above him ready to strike. All he could do was dodge the strike and run. However, he did not get far, for Kisuke appear behind him and grabbed him by his collar and threw him over his shoulder. Ichigo just tumbled back about twenty feet before coming to a stop and laying face down in the dirt.

'I'm so pathetic! I can't do anything against him other than run away!" he grabbed the hilt of his zanpakuto in one hand tightly and in the other hand he grabbed a fist full of dirt "I AM SO PATHETIC!' he screams in his head.

"Yes... Yes, you are" replied Alucard. Ichigo saw his world around starting to change. It changed into the graveyard that Ichigo was in while looking for his soul reaper powers. However there were some notable changes this time, all of the millions and millions of tombstone are no longer there. There is only one tombstone with a weird cross on it. and to the side of the graveyard, there is a tree, a dead tree, it had no leaves and there was nothing around it. Ichigo knew that tree was not there the last time he was in here so how couldn't help but wonder what as it doing here and what happened to all of the tombstones. Before Ichigo could continue to wonder Alucard's voice interrupted him.

"Why haven't you called on me yet master?" spoke Alucard who was standing beside the throne. "You know my name yet you refuse to call on me and use me!" he finished.

"I didn't know I could do that. You didn't exactly explain how all this works to me you know." Ichigo replied. He was about to ask about the tombstones before he remembered something. "Wait a minute! if I'm in here then how am I going to stop Kisuke from killing me!" Ichigo started to panic and getting paranoid.

"Clam down. Time flows slower in here than what it does in the real world," said Alucard as he walked down the steps of the throne and towards Ichigo.

Why are you running from him? He is one man with a sword and you are one man with a sword, it is an even match so what is there to fear but fear itself." said Alucard as his blood red eyes met Ichigo's. He turned Ichigo around to and put his hands on his shoulder while he is standing behind him. Slowly Ichigo could see the graveyard fading away and the real world coming into view. suddenly Ichigo realized he was back in the real world and in control of his body, however, he could still see Alucard standing behind him. He stood up with his back towards Kisuke who was standing about thirty feet away, he closed his eyes and listened the to Alucard's voice.

"Face forward Ichigo. You should be able to call on me now. The only thing stopping you is your own fear. Turn and face him." Ichigo turned around to face Urahara and Kisuke took a step forward while keeping his guard up. Ichigo then took his zanpakuto and slit his thumb, he then let a few drops of blood fall on the flat side of the blade. Instead of the blood staying on top of the blade it got absorbed into the blade. The second the last drop of blood on the blade got absorbed the spiritual pressure in the room increased. Around Ichigo in a circle, black and red spiritual energy is starting to move in a circular motion around Ichigo. Ichigo then flipped his zanpakuto and held it reverse grip in his right hand in front of his face while narrowing his eyes at Urahara.

"Advance never stop...If you retreat you will age.. If you be afraid you will die...Now master...GO FORTH AND SHOW THEM WHAT TRUE FEAR IS!" yelled Alucard

Ichigo tighten his grip and said in a cold emotionless voice that sent chills down Kisuke's spine, "Feast on their fear, Alucard!" as the words left his mouth, Ichigo was encased in a cylindrical tower of black and red spiritual energy. Kisuke had his eyes widen at the amount of spiritual pressure Ichigo has for just his Shikai.

'I don't even want to know how much his bankai has.'

When the tower started to disappear and Ichigo came into view what Kisuke saw left him wide-eyed. Never has he seen a Shikai like that, he doesn't even think one like that even exists. One thing he knew for sure though, he was that he was fucked.

Standing there in a long black hooded trench coat that went down to his ankle was Ichigo in his new outfit and his Shikai. The trench coat was Black with red trimming the edges and a red stripe that went right down the middle from the bottom up to the hood. He had the hood over his head so all kisuke could see of his face was dark and two blood red eyes staring right back at him. On his hands were gloves like Alucard's only his are black with red stars whereas Alucard's is white with black stars. In his hands however is what scared Kisuke. Ichigo had two Pistols in his hands. The one in his right hand is a massive pistol, It has a length of 39cm (16 in), a weight of 16 kg (35lbs), and a black gunmetal construction with the words "The True Face of Fear" engraved with silver on the side. ts unique design makes it seem as if it doesn't have a pistol slide; however, the entire upper assembly is the slide, and moves only a minimal distance compared to other guns', making it appear as if there is no pistol slide. In his left hand, Ichigo had a semi-automatic magnum pistol weighs approximately 6 kg, Its most recognizable feature is its long slide, counteracting the weapon's heavy recoil with its weight. The barrel is 10 inches long and silver in color with black engraving on both side saying "The No-Life King".

Ichigo then looked at Kisuke pointed the black gun in his right hand at Kisuke and said: "This is The Jackle, I really hope you survive this." Kisuke getting a good idea of what's about to happen released one of his techniques.


Scream, Benihime.

A red hexagonal shield appeared in front of Kisuke just in time, however, it couldn't stop the stop the shot from The Jackle, it only angled it up a bit to hit Urahara's hat and continue on its path through 5 of the giant rocks in the training ground. Kisuke got up and looked at his shield as it crumbled away then turn around to find his hat on the floor with a hole in the front and on in the back. He bent down picked it up dusted it off and put it on his head before looking up only to see 5 giant rocks with a 2-inch wide hole in them. At that he his eyes widen as he turned to look at Ichigo who was smirking at him.

"Well, Ichigo you have officially killed my hat. Level 3 passed, congratulations." said kisuke, "I have never seen a gun-type zanpakuto before, never even heard of one." added Kisuke.

"Really?" asked Ichigo.

"Nope, as far as I know, you are the first and only soul reaper with one."

"Hmm, that's good to know."

"So what are its abilities?" asked Kisuke genuinely curious about this zanpakuto.

"I don't even know," said Ichigo as he examines the guns.

"Come see me tonight in your Inner world I will explain everything to you master," said Alucard

'Will do.' Ichigo replied.

"My zanpakuto said he will tell me tonight in my Inner world."

Kisuke just nodded and said "It is pretty late Ichigo you should go get some sleep. we will train some more tomorrow."

Ichigo nodded and sealed his Shikai and headed for the ladder.

Kisuke stood there watching him go before he too sealed his Shikai, took off his hat looked at it and said "You are a scary kid Ichigo." he then chuckled. He was brought out of his musing by Jinta's voice.

"Mr. Kisuke! are you alright?" Kisuke turned to see Jinta, Ururu and Tessai standing behind him looking at him worried. And in his usual childlike manner, he replied

"Yes yes, I'm fine. I will need a new hat though," he said with a sad look on his face while talking about his now dead hat.

"Have you ever seen a zanpakuto like that boss?" asked Tessai.

"No, can't say that I have." he replied, " By the way where is Yoruichi?"

"She left before Ichigo released his Shikai, said she had some business to take of and said you would know what she is talking about."

"oh she left already, I had expected her to stick around to see Ichigo's Shikai. Oh well, time for bed," he said with a yawn. With that said the four of them headed for the ladder to head back up top to get some rest.




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