Application: Katsuo Oda
A humble home near the outskirts of Karakura Town is up for sale. The home has the potential to host a new or growing family while the land it sits upon has the potential to host another fast-food chain restaurant. Should the latter purchase the home it would be torn down to make way for his restaurant. These what ifs come to a head as a realtor brings two parties with them to tour the home, one man seeking a new place for his family and the other merely looking at the location and how it may benefit her company needs. Her intentions are not hidden in the slightest, even the two other humans can sense it as her arrogance fills the room. However, there is another entity who can feel the intentions of this man, an entity who lets its rage consume it and lash out against those who dare try to take its home; a Jibakurei.
Jibakurei, a spirit who is unable to pass on due to lingering regrets they have that tether them to the living world. The spirit becomes bound to a place by their Soul Chain making them unable to move and making them prime targets for Hollow consumption. This particular Jibakurei has regrets about leaving behind a home that has been in his family for generations, it died without children, without a family and so the line of succession ended with them. As a result, they have become bound to the home and seek to deter all who wish to purchase the home all to avoid letting it slip out of their hands.
The tour continues, the businesswoman could care less about the interior of the home and instead looks outside the windows, observing traffic and how much land she has to work with. Her intentions are not malicious, she is merely a professional doing her job and willing to play hardball when it comes down to purchasing the home, however, to the spirit she may as well be the devil itself. As she walks into a bedroom the door behind her slams shut, she thinks nothing of it until her attempt to open it fails. Panic ensues as she begins pounding on the door, opening her mouth to shout how she plans to sue the other two for pulling this “prank”, sadly, the moment she opens her mouth to do so nothing comes out. A restrictive force is felt around her throat, the Jibakurei aims to strangle her to death. The chain wrapped around her neck pulls her away from the door, standing her in the middle of the room with no way to call for help. The other hopeful homeowner is faced with his own predicaments as the young man was tripped by the chains in the bathroom, his head bouncing off the edge of the tub and rendering him unconscious. This wouldn’t be as bad if not for the sink and tub overflowing with water with electrical outlets sparking, wanting to get just a taste of water in order to electrocute the unconscious man. The realtor, cowardly in their actions, had known this place was “haunted” and left the home the moment the door had slammed and trapped the business woman. She stands outside in petrified horror, not knowing what to do or who to call for such a bizarre occurrence.
Fortunately, there are unseen forces at work ready to save the two victims and bring rest to the restless spirit in the form of Katsuo Oda. With the more dangerous threats cleared up for the moment handling a Jibakurei should be a trivial task, key word is should be. This spirit is hostile and reacts negatively to those who enter the home, and for those who wish to bring damage to the home risk to incur the wrath of the spirit. Katsuo must attempt to save three lives in this situation while navigating through a maze of chains strung up by the spirit. The three lives he must save are the business woman, the youngman and the Jibakurei as he must convince it to pass on to Soul Society peacefully.
Should the young Oda seek to destroy the chains they would be met with counter productivity as destroying said chains will hasten the spirits fall from grace and transform it into a hollow. Damaging the home could cause the Shinigami to find himself in a similar situation as the humans or perhaps even worse. Shinigami are to guide the dead souls to Soul Society and bring peace to their souls before they pass on, his current mission is to bring a single soul back with him but should he fail he runs the risk of bringing three souls with him instead.
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