The sound of techno music blared from the outside of the building. Drazon sighed. Music, loud obnoxious music. Of course.
"Next." The Bouncer called Drazon walked forward. "Can I help you?" He asked with a skeptical look.
Drazon sighed, he didn't run halfway around the city, squeeze himself into the ridiculously dressed gigai and walk around wearing these clothes for nothing.
"I'm looking for a girl." He started
"Heh, aren't we all."
"Let me be more specific, I'm looking for a Nanami Shihoin. She's in there."
"Maybe she is, describe her." The bouncer said checking to see if this wasn't just another useless case of name dropping.
"About 5'4, tan, brown hair, purple highlights, purple eyes, really hyper, has a thing for chocolate." It bothered Drazon that no matter how much Nanami annoyed him, he'd learned a lot about her.
The bouncer smirked. "Alright alright kid, go on in. But hey, next time just say you're in the Shihoin party alright?" He unhooked the velvet rope and let him through.
As Aisu and Nanami entered, techno music slammed against them almost shattering their eardrums. Aisu blinked. 'This is was humans do for fun? Wow.' She thought looking around.
They walked in and the first thing they saw was a bar in the center of the floor against the far wall the counter and glass shelves changed color as the song blared over the invisible speakers. Over to the left sat a few tables filled with other people, some of which were debating on dancing and were tapping their feet to the blaring beat. Up against the right wall sat an empty DJ booth only accessible by a glass elevator. It too was glowing brightly with an assortment of colors. Crowds of people crowded over the banisters of the second floor, looking down on the people crowding the dance floor. Multi-colored lights flashed, projecting designs of different colors on the walls, floors, and any other surface they could reach.
"Oh hey over here!" Nanami said grabbing Aisus arm and pulling her through the crowd. Numerous dancers bumped into them and it seemed like forever until they finally reached their destination: A large booth in a corner of the room. Ulquiorra and Kaiya waved to them as they approached and beside them, Kaiyas mother and father Koinu and Grimmjow were about to make their way to the dance floor.
"Hey guys!" Kaiya shouted over the music. She too had changed from her ball attire into a pair of black skinny jeans, a teal halter top, and black boots with her long hair down.
"Glad you finally got here! Whoa Aisu, you look great!" She added getting a look at Aisus change. "Oh yea, I'm Kaiya!" She introduced herself. "Sorry just Nams already told me a bunch about you! The hot emo guy over there is my boyfriend Ulquiorra, don't touch!" She joked giving him a killer hug.
"Nice to meet you!" Aisu shouted.
Koinu and Grimmjow walked up to them. "Help my names Koinu, I'm Kaiyas mom. It's wonderful to meet you!" Koinu said holding out her hand. "And this is my husband Grimmjow."
The teal haired man crossed his arms, gave a half grin and nodded. "Yea whassup?"
"Nice to meet you!" Aisu shouted shaking her hand with a grin.
"Nanami your birthday present is on the table! We're going to go dance!" She said dragging Grimmjow off into the crowd.
"Happy birthday hun!" Kaiya shouted turning to the table and pulling a huge bouquet of chocolate covered strawberries forward.
"OOOOOOOOOOOOH MYYYYY GOSH!" Nanami shouted making a dash for it. She stopped. "I can't eat it yet." She shouted.
"Oh yea hey that reminds me." Aisu said reaching into her pocket and pulling out a small silver box with a blue bow on it. "Happy birthday Chica!" She shouted tossing Nanami the box.
Inside was a large purple crystal hooked on a silver chain. "I remembered your chocolate problem from, our days at the academy. I got this so you could wear it and eat chocolate without your spiritual pressure going all wonky."
"OH MY GOD I LOVE YOU!" She screamed tackling Aisu and sliding the chain over her neck. The necklace matched perfect with her violet tank top, dark blue jeans and black heels. She attacked the bouquet and smiled. "You guys are still conscious!"
"Yea" Kaiya laughed. "And good thing too! I want to dance! Come on you guys." She said pulling Ulquiorra up. "Let's go! Oh and one more thing, berry boy brought it here."
Nanamis face darkened. "Well, whatever, as long as I don't see them I don't care."
"Good!" Kaiya shouted hooking her arm in between her friends. "Let's go!"
"Oh no, that's alright." Aisu said sitting at the table. "I'll just
guard the chocolate and the table eh?"
"Are you sure? It's lots of fuuuuun." Nanami said nudging her shoulder.
"No no, I'll be fine. Order a drink maybe
" She said taking her seat.
It wasn't until she tried to order a drink that Aisu found it was "Teen night" at The Nix so no alcohol was being served. Instead, she ordered a Pepsi and slowly sipped at it while she watched her friends nearby dancing together.
'Stupid shyness.' She cursed. A good looking boy walked up to her and held out his hand.
"Hey! Let's dance!" He shouted happily over the music.
"Oh, no thanks." Aisu said with a smile and a shake of her head. The boy frowned momentarily before walking off.
A few minutes later another good looking boy approached her with a grin. "Would you like to dance?" He asked.
"Oh no, thanks." She said again beginning to blush. With a shrug he continued dancing and made his way back to the floor.
The third time it happened she was beginning to get a bit annoyed. Not with the persistence of the boys, but at how uncomfortable she felt in this new environment.
"Hey you wanna dance?" The cute boy asked.
She groaned and snapped. "I don't dance ok! I don't know you people and it's really weird being here and being dressed like this!"
Nanami and Kaiya heard her shouting and looked over towards her before looking back at each other with the same idea. They quickly made their way over and each grabbed an arm beginning to pull her towards the dance floor.
"Let's go." Kaiya said shaking her head
"Sorry!" Nanami called back to the still stunned boy.
"No guys I-I mean it I can't- I don't
" she looked at her two friends as they danced to the beat.
"Come on." Kaiya urged.
Aisu hesitantly began to bob to the bass and move back and forth.
"There ya go!" Kaiya shouted.
"You got it!" Nanami said excited. "Oh and, here's a tip, when a cute guy asks you to dance, don't say NO!"
A guy with pale skin, black hair and gold eyes walked up to them.
"Would you like to dance?" he asked Nanami.
"Watch carefully." She told Aisu. "Why yes yes I would." She said grabbing his hand. He spun her around and the two danced away.
"My name's Kai by the way." He said smiling.
"Nice to meet you! I'm Nanami."
Above them, the glass elevator opened and Urahara stepped onto the DJ platform, green over coat, clogged shoes, striped green hat, fan and all.
"Hello Teens!" He shouted into the mike. "Who else is bored?! Time for my playlist!"
The crowd below him began to shout and cheer as a Mexican beat song blared over the speakers.
Bo bo! Sto bo sa cantar!
"Come on Aisu!" Kaiya shouted grabbing her wrist CONGA LINE!
'I don't believe it.' Drazon thought irked as he watched Urahara enter the Dj Booth. There were so many questions, but instead he returned his attention back to his objective: To find Nanami. It wasn't hard.
She was leading a conga line quickly approaching him as a Spanish song played. He grabbed her arm and pulled her out of the line as it passed.
"Oh heeeeeey Drazon what's up?" She asked. "I see you found your gigai, nice outfit." She said noting his black jeans, black vans, black and white graphic t shirt with a black vest on top and black Trilby hat.
"Don't start. I'm taking you home. Now." He said beginning to lead her towards the exit.
"Umm, excuse me sir but I believe I had her first." Her partner from before said walking up and taking her hand from his. "Shall we?"
"We shall!" Nanami said sticking her tongue out at Drazon.
He growled and clenched his fists. 'Fine.' He thought annoyed. 'Just endure it for now
Ichigo glared at the dance floor. By the way Nanami was laughing and dancing with some new guy and the way Drazon was leaning against the wall watching them in boredom, he could tell they weren't dating. He WOULD get Kaiya back later.
"Kurosaki-Kun what's wrong?" Orihime asked across from him. She turned around and scanned the crowd completely oblivious.
"Huh? Oh nothing." He said looking back at her.
Orihime looked down at her chicken wings in distaste. "These need something
. OH! I know! Honey Oh! And Strawberry Jam!" She stood determined. "I will find the necessary ingredients to make this meal great!" She said beginning to walk to the bar. She turned back around and pointed to her Chicken wings.
"YOU STAY!" She shouted at the food.
Ichigo leaned back in his chair and sighed in relief. At least she was occupied. In his peripheral vision, he saw Nanami and her partner walk off the dance floor, laughing. He kissed her hand and walked towards the bar.
Another girl with silver hair ran up to Nanami and the two began to laugh as they walked towards him.
"Hi Ichigo!" Nanami said. The other girl stopped beside his table. '
"Whit wait whoa, THIS is Ichigo?" She asked.
"Yea, hi." He said. She sat down across from him and put her elbows on the table.
"Reeeeaaally." She said with an overly sweet smile.
"Yea." Nanami laughed. "Listen, Kai's gone to get us drinks, would you like to join us Ichigo?" She asked.
.. well, I figured since you were here alone you might want to come hang out with us, Kaiya and Ulqui are here-"
"No. I don't want to join you, and I'm not here alone." He snapped.
"Ooooo Kitty's got claws." Aisu commented.
"As much fun as it is to watch you drool over some guy, no thanks. And just for the record, when you throw yourself all over him you look like a whore."
Aisu jumped up and slammed her hands down on the table. "Can I smack him for you?"
"Not yet." Nanami said putting her hand on her shoulder. "Ok so, let me see if I understand what you're saying, when I become friends with a guy I'm being a whore, but when that bubble brained big boobed ditz throws herself all over YOU oh that's just ok."
Ichigo scoffed. "I think that guy has a lot more than friendship on his mind. You're so blind he's using you. "
.Alright Aisu take him out." Nanami said glaring at him.
"Hi all, drinks are here." Kai said walking back to them with 3 sodas. He handed one to Aisu and Nanami.
"Great thanks, umm hey, let's go to another table; this table is beginning to reek of jealousy and just the tiniest hint of pathetic."
Kai looked after her a bit confused but followed none the less. Aisu sat back down across from him with a sickeningly sweet smile.
"Let me just say, you are THE ass. You're lucky though. If we weren't in a crowded club surrounded by humans, I'd have drawn my sword and have had you wishing you were dead by now." She said sipping on her soda.
Nanami looked over the edge of the balcony she was leaning on. Kai had gone to the bathroom a few moments before leaving her somewhat alone for the first time that night. Urahara was busy at the DJ table and he changed the song.
Yo! Listen up, here's the story about a little guy that lives in a blue world
"Don't move Shihoin." Kai said behind her.
She sighed and hung her head exhausted. "It's always the cute ones." She mumbled.
Turning, she saw exactly what she was expecting: About 12 well dressed men stood behind Kai in what she assumed were supposed to be threatening positions: Arms crossed, glared on their faces, blocking the elevator leading downstairs.
"Let me guess Quincygami?" She asked examining her fingernails.
"Yes." Kai answered.
"Come to kidnap me?" She guessed again.
"Wow, you're smart." He commented. "Are you smart enough to surrender now can come peacefully?"
"Not gonna happen."
"Very well then."
"Now wait, before this goes down, let me clarify; you're attacking me on my birthday in
an open bar full of humans.
"And you're reeeeaaally going to make me fight in heels."
"It looks that way."
"Can I get a drink first?" She asked.
"Alright." She sighed. "Bring it on."
Three of the men in front ran at her. She punched a man in the stomach causing him to bend over in pain. She grabbed him by the shirt and spun him around causing him to crash into one of the other men. The third man she kicked in the throat, grabbed him by the collar of his shirt and threw him over the side. Luckily, the crowd thought it was a part of the party and caught him.
"Ta." Nanami said flipping over the banister and disappearing in the crowd. "Hey Urahara! Let's pick up the pace shall we?" She called flipping out her pink sunglasses. In the DJ booth he nodded and flipped the switch.
"Get her! Or her friends! Either or will work just fine!" Kai shouted.
"Oh, the disco ball is out. Glasses on people." Koinu said back at their claimed table. She flipped open her own pair of pink glasses.
on the glasses?" Drazon asked retrieving the pair he'd gotten earlier.
"Unless you wanna be stuck in a mindless dance, I suggest you do." Kaiya said wearing her own pair.
"What- What's going on?" Drazon asked after his glasses were in place.
"Well, we were expecting an attack of some sort tonight." Ulquiorra began. He slid on a pair of blue glasses.
"But we're not idiots so, we came prepared." Aisu said already filled in.
"The disco ball reflects light in a hypnotic pattern forcing whoever looks at it to be stuck in a mindless dance. The effects last as long as the ball is out." Koinu said.
"This'll give us time to find the threat, kill it, and the humans won't even know."
Nanami ran up to the table wearing her own glasses. "Quincygami are here."
"Well we figured that." Kaiya said. "Where exactly?"
"Second floor fourth corner."
"Oh shoot let's do this!" Aisu shouted excited. "Finally some action!"
Their gigais hit the floor and the three girls stood in their soul reaper uniforms.
"Aren't you guys coming?" Nanami asked looking back at the table. Koinu, Grimmjow and Ulquiorra all remained seated. Drazon began to inch out of the booth only to have his shoulder caught by Grimmjow.
"Naaah you girls go ahead and have fun." Koinu said with a wave. "We're still waiting for one more thing."
The girls looked at each other and shrugged. "Suit yourself." Kaiya said.
. We can't use our swords." Aisu said. "There are too many humans and no room
"Ahh true." Nanami agreed.
Kaiya smirked as she reentered her gigai. "I bet I can beat more bad guys than you two! I don't even need my sword."
"Oh you are SO on!" Nanami shouted dusting off her jeans.
"Fine, I'm up for a friendly wager. Loser buys drinks later?" Aisu tossed in.
"Deal." They all said at once. The fanned out.
"I'd thank you to let me go." Drazon said shrugging out of Grimmjows grip. "I have to do my job."
"Naaah let the girls handle it, its fun for them." Koinu said leaning back.
I like to movie it move it! I like to movie it move it! I like to movie it move it! I like to, MOVE IT!
"There she is, get her!" a man shouted. The few Quincygami who had managed to look away from the disco ball in time began to push and shove their way through the crowd wearing sunglasses they'd stolen.
Nanami ran through the dancing crowd laughing as three brutes followed her. The long pole holding up the DJ booth caught her attention and she got an idea. She managed to pick up speed as the distance between her and her pursuers closed. She grabbed onto the pole and swung her body completely around kicking two of the men in the face as they tried to grab her. The force of the kick forced them men back and they hit the ground unconscious.
"That's a promising career for you Nam!" Kaiya joked from across the room. She was standing on a table as three goons surrounded her. "Show her that ya care boys! Tips on the hips!"
"Shut it Kaiya!" Nanami laughed.
Kaiya laughed and jumped off of the table grabbing a man's shoulders as she flew over them. When she landed she forced his weight against him and threw him harshly into the wall. She kicked her leg back nailing a man in his special area and shoved him back against his oncoming friend. Sliding under their legs, she stood up behind them and punched them both square in the face.
The sounds of guitar strings filled the club as Urahara yet again changed the song.
It was a teenage wedding and the old folks wished them well.
Aisu looked around the bar and heard the unmistakable sound of a sword being unsheathed behind her. She turned and found a Quicnygami walking slowly towards her.
"Oh no oh no help help." She said sarcastically. "Dude, please." She said before landing a harsh kick to the blade breaking it in half. The man looked at her wide eyed in time to see her grab the front of his shirt and throw him over the bar with the loud satisfying sound of glass being shattered.
A guy grabbed her by the shoulder. Big mistake. She grabbed his arm, twisted around until she was behind him still holding his arm, and kneed him in the back bashing his head against the counter as he fell.
"Aisu! Come on!" Nanami called back at the table!
"Ok ok I'm coming!" She called looking around for her last guy. She saw nothing and ran to the table pausing to pose perfectly for a picture with Kaiya and Nanami.
Koinu uncovered a large sheet cake with the word's 'Happy Birthday Nanami' written in purple icing.
"Awww thanks you guys!" Nanami said hugging her friends. Despite not having anything to do with the cake, Aisu accepted the hug with a grin. And yet, something was wrong.
She dodged the man's punch, grabbed his arm, pulled him forward, and slammed his head into the cake hard enough to knock him unconscious.
. Sorry Chica." She apologized looking at the destroyed cake.
"Oh no no it's alright." Nanami said grabbing a handful of the man's hair and pulling up his face. She scraped off a bit of cake with her fingers and ate. "Mmmmmm Chocolate cake with vanilla icing my favorite! I love you guys' thank you so much!"
who won the bet?" Kaiya asked. "I got 3."
"So did I." Aisu and Nanami said at the same time.
"I'm starting to feel a bit lazy though
" Nanami said stretching.
"Oh too bad, I brought plenty of reinforcements for you girls to play with." Kai said behind them. More men filled out behind him and he smirked.
"Hey Urahara! Closing time I think!" Kaiya shouted. Despite the noise of the club Urahara seemed to understand her perfectly and gave her a thumbs up.
"We'll see you guys later!" Koinu said waving. Ulquiorra got out of the booth and stood beside Kaiya.
"Drazon come on!" Nanami said gesturing him beside her. He stood and readied himself to jump out of his gigai at a seconds notice.
Kai smirked at them. "Charge."
"Charge my butt." Nanami said.
Urahara watched as the Quincygami surged forward. 'Just a little closer
.' He thought. It wasn't until they were dangerously close that he pulled the switch and the whole club fell into darkness.
"Where am I?" Drazon asked in the darkness.
"Just hang on." Nanami said.
Finally a light began to show, it was pink..? It took one realization of horror for Drazon to realize, the light was coming from him! His gagai was glowing bright neon pink.
"Then all the reindeer loved him." Nanami sang as she walked by.
"Way to go Drabby, Neon pink really suits you." Aisu laughed.
"Man Urahara is a genius." Kaiya laughed as she and Ulquiorra walked past.
"Wh-WHAT DID YOU DO TO ME?!" Drazon shouted turning the light pinker in the process.
"Wait-" He said a sudden realization hitting him. "You planned all of this?!" He asked as they walked through the tunnel easily.
"Well Duh." Aisu said. "Although, we didn't expect you to glow pink. THAT was just icing on the cake." She laughed.
They reached a ladder and began to climb. Ulquiorra reached the top first and pushed the heavy lid off of the top of the man hole. He crawled through and helped the girls up onto the street. Drazon climbed up after them and looked around. They were a few blocks away from The Nix and he noted the group was walking away from him not noticing if he was following or not. They walked into a neon lit bar.
.no.' Drazon thought following them.
"WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!" Kaiya squealed as the chair began to lower. She unleashed the lever and stopped going down.
Nanami and Aisu laughed continuing to sip their red martinis.
"Maybe I should've sat with Ulquiorra
" Drazon mumbled beginning to rethink his seating choice at the small bar table with the girls.
This caught the girls' attention and they busted out in drunken laughs.
"Hey, anyone else notice; Drazon is like a
sexy pray mantis?" Nanami asked looking at him closer.
Drazon looked over at her with a blank expression. "
.I don't know how to respond to that."
"Oooo! I do! I do! I do!" Aisu said waving her hand in the air. "Nami and Drabby sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-S-S-I-N-G."
They began to laugh again.
"That's too many S's for kissing." Nanami said finishing off her drink and raising her hand for another round.
"Not if you're doing it for a long time!" Kaiya sing sang causing them to erupt in laughter again.
"Naaaah let's face it, Drazon you're cute and all, but your personality is blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah." Nanami said limply waving the empty martini glass around.
"I wonder what would happen if he smiled." Kaiya said appearing beside him beginning to poke his face with the little plastic sword that came with her drink. "Do you think it would cause a rift in the universe and cause the earth to explode?"
"Stop it." Drazon said pulling away.
"BAM!" Aisu shouted suddenly. "Hmmmm and if he were to laugh
. BAM! Maybe show any sign of happiness what so ever KABOOM!"
"It's a shocker it took you girls almost 13 martinis to get this drunk." Drazon said sarcastically. "What a stupid decision of you. You were just attacked."
"Ok Mr. Nub." Aisu said poking his chest with her empty glass. "First off, the gamiQuincy people usually only attack
. Once. Once! That's it!"
"Plus, why do you think we brought YOU with us?" Kaiya asked. "We figured between you and Cookie over there, the gami people wouldn't stand a chance!"
"Well that and we're lazy." Nanami added as a waiter set a 3 more martinis in front of them. He topped off Drazons water and left.
"Wooo! Cherries!" They all shouted grabbing the new swords in their drink that had cherries impaled on them.
.believe it." Drazon standing on the bank of the small manmade lake.
"How did they-
.WHERE did they
"It's best not to question it." Ulquiorra said leaning against the hood of the car reading a book.
"This is SOOOOOOOOO FUN!" One of the girls called as they bounced continuously on the large bouncy house set adrift in the lake.
"We are SOOOOOOOOOOOO DRUNK!" Another one shouted.
"Ok, if we're the smart captain people, why don't we do this every night?" Nanami asked her words slurring as Drazon had to guide her to her bedroom in the Shihoin manor.
"What's 2 times 2?" He asked her.
Nanami turned around to face him. "Oh hey your hair looks pretty!" She said with a laugh.
Drazon opened the door to her room. "That's why."
Nanami sat down on the floor and crossed her arms childishly. "No."
"What?" He asked looking down at her.
"I'm no' sleepy yet." She said with a yawn.
"Oh my go- REALLY?!" He shouted. He bent over and picked her up despite her protests and carried her to the bed where he dropped her and headed towards the door.
"Goodnight Nanami." He said firmly.
"Wait! NO!" She said stubbornly beginning to follow him out. "You know you were so closed minded tonight that you didn't have any fun whatsoever! You are so uptight! You have to be open to try new things. Which brings us to our next point.
She whipped him around and gave him a kiss. It only lasted a split second and when she backed up, she had a curious look on her face as if waiting for something.
.. Nope nothing." She said with a shrug a minute later. "Mmkay goodnight Drazzy." She said with a wave of her hand.
Drazon looked at her wide eyed. "What?" he asked still confused.
"Oh but ummm, please don't take what I'm about to do as a comment to what we just did." She said speed walking towards her bathroom and slamming the door closed. A few seconds later he heard the wonderful sound as she barfed.