Chapter 535: Everything but the Rain Op.8 ‘Defenders’
Time for a two parter after I missed the last one. So. Chapter 535 is first on my list. And Masaki soul’s is slowly pulled in by the darkness. She seems surprinsingly calm as the hollow as about to swallow her soul.
The odd couple has followed Urahara to his little shop. He isn’t unknown to Ishinn, but that shouldnt be a surprise. Urahara must be branded as quite the heretic.
As Ryuuken starts throwing a fit again, Urahara launches into an explanation. It’s best to divert to the chapter as it is quite lengthy. In short: In order to save Masaki from the Hollow. The hollow’s power must be balanced out by something of equal & opposite strength.
It needs the soul of a shinigami.
Urahara turn to Ishinn and pops the question. Is he willing to sacrifice his power to save Masaki’s soul from the hollow. If his agrees his soul will be eternally linked to hers. He will lose all his powers.
Ryuuken quickly settles that Ishinn would never do this, the sacrifice too great.
Right… or that. I don’t think Ishinn understands the science involves, but he doesn’t seem to care. The answer was simple to begin with for him. He wouldn’t have been able to look himself in the mirror if he didn’t save the person that saved his life.
So… with that Ishinn takes form inside Masaki’s soul.
Chapter 536: Everything but the Rain Op.9 ‘June Truth’
With that Ishinn is now facing the Hollow, holding on to Masaki. He quickly strikes down the hollow breaking its mask. At that same moment, Masaki recognizes him and starts asking his ears off.
Soon after though, Ishinn is back in his new body.
The procedure was a succes, he soul was saved. Masaki is alot like Inoue. Maybe less shy. Good humor in that little bit.
Before Ishinn continues to talk about his relationship with Masaki, the chapter turns to Ryuuken. His maid, Katagiri has followed him. To me, the scene that follows here is the start of a closer relationship between these two, no doubt ending up with the birth of Uryuu.
It seems Katagiri had developed feelings for Ryuuken a long time ago, but due to her status within the household, she was never able to do anything with it. Until all the recent events, watching Ryuuken suffer became too much to bear making her give voice to her feelings.
It seems, maybe evena little at this point. Her feelings have reached him.
So, after that things settle down in the real world. After High School, Masaki leaves the Ishida household. Ishinn starts a medical clinic with some tutoring from Urahara.
Slowly over time they grew closer and closer together. Ishinn having fallen completely in love with her. And thus eventually Ichigo was born.
The only noteworthy moment after that is that the hollow seemed to have transferred into Ichigo. Eventually when it came out it broke the link it had with Ishinn. With that link broken Ichigo’s powers started to return to him.
But, the kicker for this week is. The truth about the death of Masaki.
From the story’s pov exactly 9 years ago. June 17th.
Ishinn will reveal what really killed his wife.