"Captain Hitsugaya!" Shirōhime called out to Tōshirō while running towards him. "What is it?" Shirōhime gulped and started looking away.
"Um… I-I-I… I was… wondering if…" Shirōhime said slowly. "I-I-I…. was…. I was wondering if you would… you… if you would… I was wondering… if you would watch the fireworks for New Year's with… with me?" Shirōhime finally said. Tōshirō blinked for a moment and then thought slowly. He kept looking at the grass, then slowly towards Shirōhime who was still looking away while waiting for an answer. He stood up properly before speaking.
"Did you say watch fireworks together? Then I'm in!" someone said interrupting Tōshirō. "Oh! Uh, Rangiku! Um… I-"
"Oh come one, you don't have to be shy, just say yes already!"
"Uh, um…" she started laughing very lightly, she didn't know what to do.
I really wanted to spend New Year's Eve with Captain Hitsugaya, but I don't know if Rangiku should go along as well, maybe I should just cancel it. Shirōhime thought to herself. She gulped.
"Fine, you can come. Now go back and do the rest of the paperwork!" exclaimed Tōshirō before Shirōhime could say anything else. "O-Okay!" shouted Rangiku as she ran back to the 10th division office where there was a stack of paperwork left on the table.
Shirōhime blinked. "Uh, Captain Hitsugaya, why'd you-"
"Do you think you could've answered that? You could barely even ask me a question just a few seconds ago." It was silent before Tōshirō walked back to his office.
Shirōhime instantly sat down on the grass and sighed. She could've answered no, but she was just too kind. She hugged her knees and noticed that it was now night time. It was a day before New Year's Eve. She went back to the 5th division office to finish other paperwork and have a rest.
While in the middle of paperwork, someone knocked on the 5th division office door. "Who is it?" Shirōhime asked. "Vice-Captain Hinamori." replied the person outside.
"Oh, Momo, come in." Shirōhime said as she continued with the paperwork.
"I'm sorry if I'm bothering you but, I heard you're going to watch the fireworks for New Year's." Momo said as she walked in and closed the door behind her. She walked closer towards Shirōhime holding a book. "And I heard Vice-Captain Matsumoto and Captain Hitsugaya were going along with you as well."
"Yeah, that's right, how did you know?"
"Well, uh, I was talking to Rangiku while I was delivering an announcement to all of the Vice-Captain's for the next meeting. And she mentioned you inviting Shirou and her to watch the fireworks for New Year's."
Rangiku… why? She thought.
"And… Shirou, may I come with you as well?"
Why Momo? Why?
"I thought it would be fun, all of us being together and spending time especially on New Year's Eve."
"Uh… well, to tell you the truth Momo, I thought that… I-"
"Shirouhime! Why didn't you tell me that you were watching the fireworks with Captain Hitsugaya?" Someone said pushing the door open and there appeared her older brother, Juushirou Ukitake. "We can all watch them together, including all of us 'Shirou'." He winked at his little sister.
"E-Eh?! Uh, I mean, I was just about to-"
"Count me in!" another voice came from the window. A surprised and confused Shirouhime turned around to look at the speaker and she lifted her eyebrow with her mouth twitching a little as she saw Captain Zaraki. "If Kenny is going, then count me in too!" another hyper voice came from behind Captain Zaraki, who else would think it was. A pink-headed Yachiru came out from Captain Zaraki's shoulder with a big smile on her face.
"Wh-Wh-What?! You have to listen to me! I was just about to-"
"Why didn't you invite us if Rangiku was going?" another voice came from the hallway and a two heads popped in the room.
"V-V-Vice-Captain Hisagi and Vice-Captain Kira?! B-But-" Shirouhime was interrupted by a forceful spiritual energy coming from the hallway-wait, no it was five spiritual energies coming down the hall. As they made their appearance everyone froze as the old man in the middle said, "Captain Ukitake!" Head-Captain Yamamato exclaimed.
Him and the other captains beside him all smiled. "Why don't you invite all of us?" he asked in a loud voice. "The whole of the 13 Protection Squads can watch together!" Shirōhime couldn't believe what was happening. It all started with Rangiku joining in which wouldn't have been a problem, but the whole of the 13 Protection Squads?! She just wanted to pass out in Head-Captain Yamamato in her presence, even if it meant embarrassing herself, but she was a captain now, she can't just faint because of something so little. Unfortunately, this was big for her.
"…Okay…" she finally said after quickly looking at everyone. Everyone cheered for a moment, some people were even planning to watch the fireworks somewhere 'special' in their point of view. The next day, Shirōhime sighed and slouched over her back as she entered her office room.
Momo entered the room and looked at Shirōhime for a moment. "Slouching isn't good for your back Captain Ukitake." She said as her captain jumped on the couch. "Momo, what am I going to do?" she asked in a lazy tone.
"Huh? Captain Ukitake, what do you mean?"
"Maybe I should just cancel the whole thing, I mean I wasn't even supposed to invite Rangiku and she just interrupted our conversation and inviting herself…" said Shirōhime having to talk to herself now, not even paying attention to Momo now.
As Momo struggled to get her captain's attention again, she gave up and carried on to the meeting that she was supposed to be at, 30 minutes ago. "I'm late!" she shouted on her way.
Shirōhime sighed, a signal of being so stressed and tired.
It was now 11:55 pm and Shirōhime was rushing to find Captain Hitsugaya and ran across the fields and hills in her new silk white kimono with a shiny blue-crystal coloured pattern simlar to one of Captain Hitsugaya's attacks.
She was racing time and kept on rushing that she didn't even notice that Captain Hitsugaya was already in front of her when she stopped. "Hey, are you okay?" he asked. The now embarrassed captain straitened herself before saying, "I-I'm okay…" Tōshirō looked at her for a moment with an anxious look.
"Are you sure?"
"Okay, then come on." He started walking off.
"W-Wait, where are you going?" asked a confused Shirōhime. Tōshirō chuckled a bit.
"Come on, let's watch the fireworks together." replied Tōshirō. "Now hurry up, you don't want to get left behind do you? It's about to go off." He turned around and started walking towards the hill next to them.
When they both sat down, a little close, they suddenly realised that they had a beautiful view of Soul Society. Just a second later of starring at the beautiful sight, the fireworks went off. Everyone pointed at one that went so high, but Tōshirō and Shirōhime just starred. It even had different colours that changed as it burst out.
The rest of the night was just as beautiful as the sea on a night with the moon shining as bright as ever.