Their Relationship Edit
Soul Society: The Sneak Entry Arc Edit
Morning of the Sentence
Meanwhile, Captain Byakuya Kuchiki is standing in thought before a picture. The picture is of his deceased wife Hisana Kuchiki who noticeably bears a striking resemblance to Rukia. As Byakuya leaves for the execution, Captain Sajin Komamura is shown talking with his lieutenant, Tetsuzaemon Iba. Komamura tells him that he has no doubts about the execution, and is a loyal follower of Captain-Commander Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto. Captain Kaname Tōsen shows up, and agrees with Komamura on following orders. He also remarks how they both follow the same path.
Gather Together! Group of the Strongest Shinigami!
Approaching Captain Kuchiki, she tells him he has been reckless. Seeing Rukia Kuchiki near by she calls for her to come. Byakuya tells Rukia the real motive behind her adoption: his wife, Hisana Kuchiki, was her older sister. She had asked him on her death bed to find and look after her younger sister, whom she had abandoned. When the orders came for her arrest and execution, he was torn between his promise to his deceased wife and the vow he made at his parents' graves to always adhere to the law, a vow he made when he forced his clan to accept Rukia's adoption, which was against the law. He apologizes to Rukia for having chosen to protect his vow over his promise.
- Byakuya and Hisana were married.
- (To Rukia Kuchiki) "When you were sentenced to death, I was dumbfounded. The oath to my parents to follow and defend the rules, or the promise to Hisana to protect her sister. Which one should I keep? Ichigo Kurosaki, you have my gratitude. Rukia, I am sorry."
- (To Byakuya Kuchiki) "Byakuya-sama, please find my sister. Then after you find her, please do not tell her that I am her sister. Without telling her anything, please Byakuya-sama, please protect my sister no matter what. I abandoned her, so I don't deserve to be her sister, so I hope that she can be Byakuya-sama's sister."
- (To Byakuya Kuchiki) "Even at the end, I am still asking more of you. I am very sorry I couldn't return Byakuya-sama's love. I am sorry. Being with Byakuya-sama for the past five years was like a dream come true for me, Byakuya-sama."
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