[OOC NOTE: THIS POST IS ONLY VISIBLE TO THOSE WHO HATE AIZEN SOUSUKE]
Ukitake had been working almost non-stop since the promotion of the new soutaichou, barely to be seen outside of his offices any more - and even then, barely available for time with even Kaien or Shunsui.
This was unacceptable, he had watched his home break almost without hope of ever repairing itself; and the first step it had taken towards that, the first glimmer of a new day, had been snuffed out again.
So he had called all those loyal to Soul Society, ryoka and Quincy included, aware that this could mean his head.
"This is not who we are, we are not a people to simply lie down and accept this tyrrany. We must reclaim a home for ourselves, or before long we will be nothing more than puppets dangling from strings I will not accept."
|[PLEASE NOTE THIS IS PART TWO OF TWO!]|
The wooden doors opened behind Ukitake and familiar skeletal man stepped through, dressed once more in shinigami uniform. His haori bore the insignia of the soutaichou, hands folded in sleeves too long as they had been in Las Noches instead of sleeveless as his previous captain's haori had been. A small thing to most, but a little victory against Aizen that Gin smirked about as he stepped forwards and waved at the sea of shocked face.
That grin widened, mocking and sadistic all at once as he pointed unerringly at the crowd to where Kira stood.
"Izuru, come on up an' take yo' place as th'fukutaichou o'the soutaichou. Ain't it jus' an honour?"
Without waiting, he gestured to the shadowy doorway for his fuming companion to step out.
"M'going t'have two lieutenants, Fukutaichou Kira Izuru an' Fukutaichou Tousen Kaname."
[OOC: GO WILD! ZOMG PLOT!]
- Tags:*king's realm, *las muertes, *living world, ichimaru gin, ishida ryuuken, ishida uryuu, kira izuru, kuchiki byakuya, kurosaki ichigo, kyouraku shunsui, pesche guatiche, tousen kaname, zaraki kenpachi
|[PLEASE NOTE THIS IS PART ONE OF TWO!]|
Today marked a new day in the history of the shinigami, their second soutaichou since forming as an established Gotei with structure and command. This man or woman would lead them through the post-war chaos and eventually there was hope they could be led once more to independence.
The votes were in, acting captains' votes counted as well as the ones of fully established captains.
It had been almost unanimous, how could the choice be any different? Ukitake Jyuushiro might have health issues, but he was also one of the most powerful shinigami left and certainly acclaimed as one of the wisest. The shinigami would be honoured to follow him.
The ceremony began at dawn as it had with Yamamoto-soutaichou so many thousands of years ago, the entirety of Las Muertes turned out to line the streets and watch the thirteen squad get the honour of soutaichou's squad and the haori to be presented to Ukitake.
As a measure of the new rule he intended to impose, a gesture of peace and alliance with those in the Living World - from exiled Urahara to the Quincy - they had been invited into Las Muertes for a free four-day pass to witness the ceremony.
Outside the great wooden doors of his new squad, he turned and let kind brown eyes scan the crowd with a bright smile. He had hope, he would work tirelessly to protect all those who had put their trust in him.
A voice behind him, on of the soutaichou's guard of honour, stepped forwards and began to speak the words that would make him soutaichou.
"The shinigami have gathered behind one leader once more. By an official vote, the captains have vowed to follow and obey. In the name of Las Muertes, the Living World, the sacred duties of the shinigami and the King's Realm we name the following as soutaichou..."
[OOC: THIS POST IS IN TWO PARTS! Please feel free to mingle and reply to this one as pre-ceremony and discussing the choice of Ukitake. But the ceremony is not over yet! Obviously OPEN TO ALL! Even Espada can be watching this courtesy of screens in the real world provided by a mysterious benefactor. And all others can be in Las Muertes.]