The chaotic events of the day refreshed the Clown of the Third. A lot of days bleed into one another without much variation, even if they have their own ways of being fun, but this day was certainly unique. The Games that were the talk of the entire Soul Society, the introduction of two division members that he had not previously been acquainted with, and the experiment by the hands of the Twelfth. It was not like every other day, that was for sure. Where some may find it all exhausting, Asahi never felt more ready to take on the remainder of his day.
After the restoration of the affected students had been completed and restrictions could be lifted, the starry-eyed soul found himself making his way on top of the school’s rooftop. His peculiar orbs looking down upon the courtyard. At first his mind only basked in the high brought about from the Twelfth’s visit, but soon those thoughts twisted into something else. He had first been overtaken by concern for the students during what transpired, but soon enough that worry faded and all he could do was dig deeper into that one particular scientist. Curiosity clouded his necessity to contain the situation. That gluttony for information was something that he did indeed shared with the troublesome pair. That very trait certainly added weight to Kai’s inquiry of why Asahi aligned himself with teaching students rather than the intellectual company the members of the S.R.D.I could offer.
Maybe that was something he’d consider for the future, but for now, he was an instructor. For one reason or another. He paused his mental digestion and withdrew his Denreishinki from within his attire, the charms that hung from it jangling as he did so. Powering the screen he noted immediately that he had a few missed messages from different parties. The first of which was from the Lieutenant he had invited to the Academy, Junko Izumi.
"Kajiyashiki-san, I was hoping to speak with you about the events that occurred earlier today.”
She wanted to speak with him? Was it about how he did not aid Zhou and herself beyond his initial actions? No. Unlikely. Why would she care? It all worked out anyway. Maybe it was simply to cross notes and fill in the blanks between what they saw independently. Another curiosity that was something that would be humored by the Clown. His fingers pressed rhythmically upon the device.
"Hiya, Lieutenant Izumi! I appreciate you sooooo much for stopping by the Third!!! ✰
I’d be more than happy to discuss whatever you want regarding today. Just name the time and the place! It’ll be a blast I’m sure.（*´▽｀*）"
And with an excited jab at the “Send” button it was time to attend to the second of messages that was requiring his attention. This one from a more familiar individual, that particularly stoic man.
“Oki is going to the Academy and she is intoxicated. By the time she arrives at the gates, please meet her there. I have some work that needs attending to. Please watch over her until I return. Thank you in advance, Kajiyashiki.”
The former First Lieutenant returning so soon? When she did arrive he’d love to probe her brain on what it was like to have participated in the tournament, even if it was for only a short time. What compelled her to risk it all for a simple word before her name? It may very well be something as simple as the restoration of some meaning to her tainted name.
Asahi did not reply to Zhou with words but simply sent an emoji that resembled a teddy bear giving a big thumbs up. An obvious choice with how unbelievably cute it was.
As his fingers slipped the customized device back to where it formerly rested, a subtle buzz sounded near him as something moved by his ear and pathed to float in front of him. He raised his now emptied hand towards the tiny creature, allowing for it to land upon his primary digit. The steel plated insect flapped its metallic wings in a rhythmic pattern. Asahi looked at the small friend, giving it a nod as if it were speaking words. He could see within its body a pink gaseous substance. This observation brings a twisted smirk to the male’s face. Not only did this day bring with it a breath of fresh air but also something more.
The Clown had released his zanpakuto to aid him during the action, but it was not solely with the intent of the potential suppression of the Academy’s invaders. That very secondary objective played out in the background of his exchange with the slime riding woman. He had maintained the initial release of his weapon to ensure the security of the grounds for a period of time, observing every hallway and classroom with at least one fragment of his Shikai. While most played sentinel, a few came to the instructor bearing with them the fruit of their independent mission. The same one that the first hornet had been tasked with.
"A new opportunity has come our way, Mina. I’m going to have to thank Kurotsuchi-sama and Kai-kun for their visit. But for now."
The short reaper repositioned himself so he sat along the edge of the roof, his legs kicking at the air slowly as he looked up to the sky. His eyes narrowed but that grin remained.
"Let’s keep an eye on the Academy grounds. At the very least until our friends come back to give us some company.”
Today, with all things considered, was a day for science.