a.82: Losing Something (Father)

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Toshiro sat in Unohana's office on the couch she had set up. The child taicho's mouth twisted into a frown, his arms crossed across his chest. The woman was the first to speak. "Do you understand why we are here?"

"Not really."

"The others have been worried about you."

"That doesn't really explain why I am here."

"This is what we call a counseling session. They are used to help patients deal with mental and emotional issues." The woman watched as the boy stared as her. "Are you going to complain that you're not a child? Or do you believe that you have no issues?"

"What I believe I believe is mute because of what you believe. There is no way that I can get out of this."

"The issue of concern for this meeting is the nightmares you've been having."

"I stabbed Hinamori. Of course I'd be having nightmares."

"Except your nightmares aren't related to her at all. They've all according to Matsumoto Rangiku been related to Ichimaru Gin."

"She had no business..."

"She has every business telling me when she is worried." The woman looked at her chart. "Are you unhappy that he abandoned her? That he betrayed us?"

"Isn't that the obvious answer?"

"If that was the actual answer you would have said yes, you would have ranted. You've not done this. This means something else is bothering you, and it isn't something that you can't rant about."

"What if..." The boy paused.

"What if what?"

"What if hypothetically I didn't die on a plain of ice to come to Soul Society?"

"Hypothetically it means that you were born here and that somewhere in Soul Society you have parents. Whether they are dead or alive is another matter."

"Do you think his soul has entered the cycle of rebirth, or do you think that his soul is destroyed, never coming back?"

"Would the first be a consolation for you, the idea that your father may be reborn?"

"I never said tou-chan..." The boy's voice raised and only stopped when he realized the slip he made.

"How long have you known?"

"How long have you known?"

"Hitsugaya Taicho... answer the question."

"I've always known they're my parents." The boy looked at the ground.

"Are you mad at Rangiku for abandoning you?"

"No. Well, when I first saw her again I was. Then I realized that she didn't remember me, but she still cared. She saved me."

"But you've never told her."

"As I said... she doesn't remember."

"And Gin."

"He's gone. He's gone again. I thought..." The boy paused. "I thought I had a chance, kept thinking it. Then this all happened. I don't think he cares. I mean... he tried killing me."

"We'll discuss that in further sessions."

"What about my question?"

"What question?"

"How long have you known?"

"Yamamoto, myself, Ukitake, Kyoraku... perhaps a few others... we knew the day we were made aware of your existence as another child genius."

"I see."

"That's another session."

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