Where it began"Lieutenant Rika Kurosaki reporting for duty Captain!"
"At ease Lieutenant, you can relax. Please sit with me."
"Thank you Captain Ukitake. Why did you call me to your quarters so late? Is everything alright?"
"Everything is fine, I've just had something I've been meaning to tell you for quite some time now." Jushiro Ukitake offers Rika a bowl of sake as she takes a sit next to him. She holds out her hand to take it. As she reaches for the bowl their hands touch. Rika immiediatly recoils, feeling embarassed. Jushiro sees this and puts the bowl down. He takes her hand in his and holds it as he looks at her. "You see Rika, since I've met you I couldn't help but..."
"Captain I must confess something!" Her sudden out burst surprises him, but he kindly smiles and asks her to share her thoughts with him. "Captain, I think I should tell you something. I should have said it a long time ago, but I just couldn't!" The whole while she speaks she cannot bring herself to meet his gaze so she clucthes her pants legs with trembling hands and stares at the floor. Tears fall down her face. He lifts her head to meet his eyes, no more words are needed. They are both drawn in and kiss one another.
The next mornig Rika tries very hard not to be seen sneaking out or her captain's quarters. No one suspects a thing to her relief. She takes a deep breath and welcomes the sun on her face. Today is the day, it can no longer be avoided. She can't help but wonder what will they say, what will they do once they know that... an alarm is sounded, intruders are breaking into the Soul Society. All forces report to the disturbance but nothing is seen anywhere. All are nervous. Suddenly, behind them a whole is opened and a giant claw reaches out. Everyone jumps away, but one did not make it out in time. Rika screams with terror and pain as the claw pulls her into the void. Jushiro and the rest of squad 13 are too slow to save her.
The next thing Rika remembers is falling into the sky and landing into a green field. She finds herself in a new strange world called zomg.