Hanaki, or, Aizuki now, is a reicarnation of the legendary soul captain woman, Aizuki. Aizuki is a vampire soul that was shunned and disgraced in the soul realm, so much that whenever the other soul reapers found a vampire, they immediatly killed it. Aoi has been going through a hard time understanding and accepting the fact that Hanaki is really named Aizuki. Hanaki is only a body name. She is in the hospital due to an accident Hanaki got into trying to protect Aoi from a speeding truck. Youko had dropped off a wooden patch with the number '13' carved into it in Japanese, now Aizuki is almost fully awake and has run away.
She ran as fast as she could, she ran towards the source of the fimiliar spirit pressure. It was Youkos. He was being careful as to not draw attention to himself, but he needed to get Aizuki to him. She ran through cars and moving traffic at inhuman speeds. Aizuki jumped down a bridge to the pavement below, she landed perfectly. Youko was standing there, a sword in his hands.
"Youko. I'm happy I could detect your spirit pressure." She walked to him. Youko bowed and got to his knee, sword over his head.
"I have your Katana. It's been calling your name every since you left, captain," He said. Aizuki eyed the katana. She grinned.
"Sora..." She whispered. The katana shuddered a little. She held out her hand three feet away from it.
"Sora, you know it's me. Come." She waited. The katana shivered violently, then leapt out of Youkos hands and into Aizukis. She ran her fingers down the sheath of the sword, her eyes grew more narrow, more mysterious. Her grin turned sly.
"Ah... Sora, so happy you joined me, if you didn't, I would have had to do something nasty..." She chuckled. Youko stood up.
"A lot has... changed... since you left. It doesn't look like feudal era Japan anymore." He rubbed the back of his head.
"Hm?? The Shinigami realm?"
"Well, describe." She examined her katana.
"Well, it looks pretty much like modern day Japan, except, it's just buildings and arenas for practicing and squads.." He said. She shrugged.
"SO?? I'm used to that.."
"The uniforms changed as well..." She glared at him.
"What?! Where is the Kimono!!"
"It.. changed... with the time." Aizuki moaned.
"I loved that Kimono!!"
"But, it changed into something you might find.. interesting to wear," Youko pointed out. Aizuki sighed.
"Fine!!! Show it to me!" She snapped. Youko turned around and picked up a small wooden crate.
"Well? Open it!" She snapped. He quickly undid the lock on the crate and opened it. Aizuki looked in side, curious. She gasped and grabbed a pair of italian boots.
"I LOVE STALLITO!!!" She screamed. Youko looked around nervously. Aizuki saw him.
"Oh, sorry." She shifted the boots into the crook of her arm she was holding her katana in. She took out more clothing, they looked sort of like the clothing she was currently wearing, goth and a little frilly.
"OOOOOO... These... are great! That kimono loves me!! Changed into something so modern and something so great!!" She hugged the clothing.
"Thank you!! Kimono- sama!!" She had a happy grin on her face.
"You're talking to a non-living object.." Youko muttered.
"Look who's talking," Aizuki snapped. He rolled his eyes.
"Look, captain, the squad has been able to live so long without a captain, which is a mircle that the commander general-"
"DON'T MENTION THAT OLD FART AGAIN!!" She screamed.
"Y-yes.. m'am... any way.. he... would have forced a captain on us.. but he didn't, so it's a miricle to me," He said nervously. Aizuki made a thinking face.
"He's expecting me..." She muttered.
"Nothing..." She looked down at her clothing, the looked at the wooden patch in her hand that was free.
"Youko. I think it's time to go home."
"But.. what about everyone here that.. Hanaki.. made friends with?" Youko asked. Aizuki looked up, her eyes flashed red.
"We take them with us.."
"But that's!!" She laughed.
"I'm joking! We only take Aoi!! He knows too much! Besides, with the relationship I made with him, everyone will think we ran away and got married or something like that," She said. Youko nodded.
"Should I get him?"
"Don't hurt him, let a little fiend hurt him." She grinned. Youko chuckled.
"Mr. Hollow will have human flesh tonight!!" She laughed.
"And let's hope his soul will survive," Youko added.