Byakuya leaned on the railing of the Koi pond, something out of character for a man of his strictness, pondering what he had seen earlier that day. "Kurosaki Ichigo Always, your words find a way to cut through my defenses " He admitted in a soft tone.
"What kind of brother says that he'll kill his own sister! Even a monster shouldn't say that!"
As a way of understanding and preparing for the future, the captains had been shown tapes made out of Ichigo Kurosaki's own memories And for simplicity's sake, they had begun watching from the point where Ichigo Met Rukia, continuing onwards to see the very beginning of the substitute's career. He had cared little himself, but watching these tapes was mandatory for the captains, so he sat through Ichigo's first days as a shinigami in quiet boredom, watching him first obtain shinigami powers from Rukia(grudgingly impressed at how far he would go to save his own family) and gaining the resolve necessary to do the work of a shinig