May The Me Be With You.
23 miles southwest of the Western White soul Gate.
Rarely had so many soul reapers been spotted so far beyond the Seireiheki but here nearly two dozen miles from the Sacred walls more than two hundred Shinigami were gathered, and the task forces hadn’t even arrived yet. Most of the gathered Shinigami were actually just guards from the eleventh company called just in case things went wrong. At least another seventy were from the twelfth division and were putting the final touches on the experimental doorway. Easily the most high profile of those there however were the captains of which four had gathered. Of course 12th captain Mayuri was here to oversee the completion of his rushed project. However also there was 2nd Captain Soi Fon there to see her assistant captain off, Captain Zaraki who was only there hoping some action would occur, And perhaps most pressingly General Captain Genryusai Yamamoto overseeing the entire operation with a foreboding look in his eyes. No words were spoken from the old man as he waited. A mere hour from now the future of the seireitei could forever be changed he would muse to himself as a member of the 2nd division landed before Yamamoto’s Lieutenant and informed him that the 36 Shinigami were all on their way which was in turn relayed to Yamamoto who simply nodded. I suppose there is no turning back. Just as he had finished the thought he noticed the 12th division had ceased their work and a smile from Mayuri let the ancient man know that indeed the time for reconsideration had passed.
a gentle breeze shifting the branches of a tree would allow a single beam of sunlight to land upon Bigoro’s eyes pulling him from his peaceful sleep. He arose from the cool ground with a stretch and a yawn looking around him to note the empty rice sake bottle as he slumped from his stretch he would scratch his beard absentmindedly while making his way to the nearby stream to wash his face. Afterwards he checked the time by measuring shadows and determined it was time for him to head to the rendezvous point. He figured he would already be in enough trouble with Lieutenant shihouin for skipping out on the last day of preparations, might as well be on time for once. As he wandered towards the Location of the gateway he couldn’t help but look back at the seireitei a little over a dozen miles behind him. A small smile spread across his face as he recalled his night of hooky. First he and Captain Shunsui managed to get ahold of some of General Captain Genryusai’s aged cheeses and had snuck off to eat it, unfortunately Bigoro was forced to flee as Shunsui’s Lieutenant tracked them down and forced the captain back to work. Afterwards he spent a few hours avoiding Ikakku who after finding out he was lingering around wanted to fight him once more before he left. Luckily by the time Ikkaku gave up Rangiku had ended her days duties and he spent a good portion of the night drinking with her and even convincing Captain Gin to have some drinks with them. After wards he departed from the group and things got a bit fuzzy after that, however apparently he had walked nearly a dozen miles out of the gates and fallen asleep beneath a tree. Not a bad day all things considered.
After nearly a half hour of walking he had gotten close enough to close the distance with a single long shun-po, He considered wether or not he really even wanted to go, only to once again come to the conclusion that he did. It wasn’t even the consequences of not going that would keep him in line, he was genuinely curious. That thing that had attacked when he was there was unlike anything he had ever seen in his life, massive, red, scaled, with a strange intelligence behind its gaze. Whatever world it came from had to have similar things and probably even stronger ones…not to mention the potential for new foods and drinks. That last thought seemed to break his hesitation and he vanished from the spot using the shun-po to arrive near captain Mayuri in the center of the area, without even looking around him he just asked out loud “am I late?”