Cast (The Night Before)

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Thorne (Shihoin), Shirahime: Current fifth division taicho.  As the reincarnation of Shirayukihime no Tenjou, a member of the royal family, she possesses great spiritual power even though she is still human.  She used to be unable to separate her human and shinigami selves.  Unlike other shinigami, she has two zanpakutos.  In her current life, she is engaged to Crown Prince Shiroyuki despite any feelings she may have for others.  She is mother via Shirayukihime of Yachiru’s previous incarnation.  She adopted Daichi Takeya who is now the third seat of the fifth division.  Shirayukihime’s parents were the previous incarnations of Kisuke Urahara and Yoruichi Shihoin.  Sister of Lafiel Urahara.  Zanpakutos: Yukihime and Kosetsu Ryu.

Hinamori, Momo: Fifth division fukutaicho.  She is unsure of her feelings for Daichi Takeya.

Hitsugaya, Toshiro: Tenth division taicho who is in love with Shirahime.  Despite appearance, he is an adult, though he hides it.  Shirahime already knew about this secret.

Kurotsuchi, Mayuri: Twelfth division taicho.  Creator of Lafiel.  Mayuri Kurotsuchi and Kisuke Urahara have a plan to save Shirahime from the royal family, even if Yoruichi won’t like it.

Matsumoto, Rangiku: Tenth division fukutaicho.  In a relationship with Kenpachi Zaraki.  Encourages Toshiro to pursue a relationship with Shirahime.

Senna: Taicho of the Shinnouhi Royal Guard.  This guard division is Shirahime’s personal guard in the royal realm.

Takeya, Daichi Thorne: Adopted son of Shirahime Thorne and the fifth division’s third seat.  Yachiru’s younger brother.  Has growing feelings for Momo Hinamori.

Takeya, Raiko Thorne: The incarnation of Daichi’s zapakuto, Aoi Raiko.  Considered the youngest of Shirahime’s children.

Urahara, Lafiel: A mod soul that failed to separate Shirahime’s human and shinigami selves.  At Shirahime’s insistence, Mayuri Kurotsuchi created a body for her like Nemu’s.  She is considered Shirahime’s identical twin sister and adopted the name of her father, Kisuke Urahara.


Aoi Raiko: Daichi’s zanpakuto.

Kosetsu Ryu: Kosetsu Ryu and Yukihime are Shirahime’s two zanpakutos.  Form: small ice dragon.  Yachiru likes to play with him.

Yukihime: Yukihime and Kosetsu Ryu are Shirahime’s two zanpakutos.  She is the incarnation of Shirayukihime’s powers.


Author’s Notes:

This story takes place after Valentine’s Day Off.

Other stories referenced:

  • Fifth Division in the Red
  • Shiro Shattered
  • Shiro Sunset

This is a short story and a direct lead up to events in Soul of Shirahime.


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