Chapter 17: Hisagi sings Les poisons
Meanwhile, in the kitchen, Renji looks around from his hiding place and saw a man’s sticking out of a cabinet. He is singing something as he pulls out a bowl of fresh, dead, fish. He has short black hair, dark grey eyes and three scars on his left eye. He wore a yellow shirt, a red bow-tie, black pants, light purple socks, black shoes and a white chef hat and apron. He is Shuhei Hisagi, the kitchen chef. He starts to sing in a French accent.
How I love le poissons?”
Hisagi pulls out a fish and set it by the counter, then pulls out a cleaver.
“Love to chop and to serve little fish.”
He chops the fish. Renji bites his claws.
“First I cut off their heads.
Then I pull out the bones.
Ah mais oui!
Ca c'est toujours delish.”
Hisagi does all as he sang. Renji feels like he is about to be sick.
“Les poissons les poissons hehehe hahah.
With the cleaver I chop them in two.”
Renji trying to run off but soon had come to the edge of the fish killer's work space. In order for him to get freedom he has to cross open counter.
“I pull out what's inside,
and I serve it up fried.
Cause I love little fishes don't you?”
Hisagi fries up some fish guts and then puts them on a platter. Renji grabs some lettuce and hides under it, taking slow, careful steps.
“Here's something for tempting the pallet.
Prepared in the classic technique.
First you pound the fish flat,
with a mallet.
Then you slash through the skin.
Give the belly a slice.
Then you rub some salt in,
cause that makes it taste nice.”
Hisagi picks up the piece of lettuce and sees a crab beneath it.
“My goodness, I must have missed one!” He said.
Hisagi picks up Renji trying to remain limp.
“Oh my goodness what is this?
How on earth could I miss?
Such a sweet, little, succulent crab?
Oh man what a loss.
Here we go in the sauce.
Now some flour I think just a dab.”
He throws Renji in the sauce. Renji shakes it off as Hisagi raises his hand and throws some flour on him. Renji sneezes then Hisagi picks him up again.
“Now I stuff you with bread!
Don't hurt cause your dead.
And you're certainly lucky you are.”
Hisagi stuffs Renji with bread bits lettuce and spices. Renji gags and coughs on them.
“Cause it's gonna be hot.
In my big silver pot.
Tout -aloo mon poisson au revoir.”
Renji almost landed in the boiling water, the steam washes off the flour coating and then he jumps out. Hisagi was going to prepare more fish delicacies, turns in confusion. He picks the "dead" crab up with a prong, and brought him up to eye sight.
“What is that?” Hisagi wondered.
Renji pinches Hisagi’s nose so hard, he yells out and he starts to chase him around the room.
Renji jumps away from him just as Hisagi lands his hand in the frying pan. He screams again in pain, as the frying pan lands on his foot. Hisagi holds his foot and jumps around.
“Ow!” He said seven times.
Hisagi takes a bunch of knives and throws them at Renji that hides under a counter. He goes over there readies to slice and dice. Renji takes the bowl of sauce and puts it over Hisagi’s head. The bowl broke and Hisagi is now mad, he takes his cleaver and slices the counter, but notices that Renji is gone and notices that he went to a shelf full of plates and pans. Hisagi runs over there with a mallet and Renji hides in the shelves just as Hisagi jumps, crashes into the shelves.
Meanwhile, Ichigo, Toshiro, Yamamoto and Tatsuki had heard a big crash from inside the dining room.
“I’m going to check what Hisagi is doing?” Tatsuki asked, before she ran off.
Back in the kitchen, is now a disaster, Hisagi is looking for Renji. His clothes are ruined.
“Why don’t you come out little rut and fight like a man!” Hisagi shouted.
Tatsuki enters the room. Her eyes widens at the sight of the kitchen.
“Hisagi!” Tatsuki yelled.
Hisagi hits his head on the counter and pulls out from under it grabbing his head.
Tatsuki glared daggers at him.
“What on earth were you doing?” She yelled.
“Well, I-I was about too-er, er,” Hisagi stammered. “I’m truly sorry, Tatsuki.”
He smiles innocently.
Tatsuki scoffs as she picks up the trays and walks back to the dining room.
Back in dining room, Yamamoto looking at Toshiro.
“You know, Toshiro, maybe our young guest would love to sightseeing of the kingdom. In another words a tour?” Yamamoto said.
Toshiro is looking at Ichigo was smiling back.
“My apologies, Yama, what was it?” He asked.
Toshiro turns to Yamamoto and Tatsuki came back and puts down everyone's plates which were now each in front of everywhere. He doesn’t seem to be listening.
“You can’t just stay in here and mop around, you have to get out.” Yamamoto said.
He lifts the plate cover to reveal real Renji.
“You have to do something, have a life.” Yamamoto said.
Toshiro cuts him off.
“Calm down, Yama, calm down.” He replied.
Toshiro and Yamamoto haven’t noticed that Ichigo lifts her plate cover and signals Renji to hide there and Renji runs across unnoticed.
“That is a great idea. That is if she is interested.” Toshiro said.
Renji made it underneath Ichigo’s plate cover. Ichigo puts the cover back over her plate immediately and leans over it as Toshiro turns to her.
“What do say? Do you like to join me for a tour around my kingdom tomorrow?” He asked.
“Marvelous, we must now eat, before that crab would wonder off my plate.” Yamamoto said.
He uses his fork to eat some of his crab only to find his plate empty.
That night, Ichigo wears an orange night gown watches from the balcony of her bedroom, Toshiro plays with Kon.
“Come here, boy!” Toshiro said.
He plays with Kon. Toshiro looks up at Ichigo and waves at her. Ichigo blushes, waves back and went back inside her bedroom.
Inside Ichigo’s room, Ichigo gets into bed in a big bed while Renji was ready for bed even though he is crab.
“This is my most embarrassing day of my life.” Renji said, angrily.
He takes the lettuce off himself. Ichigo pats Renji on the head. Renji turns to Ichigo.
“I hope you are proud of what I’m doing for you, young lady.” He said.
Ichigo tries out the bed.
“Now, we have to have a plan for that boy to kiss you.” Renji said.
Ichigo sank into the mattress that was very soft. She loves it the feel, for once she is on a soft, warm, dry bed.
“Tomorrow, when he takes you on a ride, you need to look your best.” Renji said.
Ichigo jumps around on it a bit before lying down and falling into a deep, comfortable sleep.
“You need to bat your eyes - like this.” Renji said.
He demonstrates batting her eyes.
“You need to pucker you lips- like this.” Renji said.
He puckers his lips.
Renji saw Ichigo sound asleep.
“Hm.” He hummed.
Renji blows out the candle next to the dresser then approaches Ichigo and pets her hair.
“You are hopeless child. You know that?” He asked.
Renji climbs up the pillow on top of Ichigo’s head and sleep next to her.
“Completely hopeless . . .” He said, with a yawn.
Ichigo and Renji fell fast asleep.
Meanwhile, in the undersea palace, Isshin has a worried look on his face as he paces back and forth. Ino comes up to him.
“Is there any word of them?” Isshin asked.
He turns to him.
Ino shakes his head sadly.
“No, your majesty. We looked everywhere. We couldn’t find your daughter or Renji.” He said.
“Well, continue searching. Do not leave a shell unturned, no coral unexplored. Don’t let anyone in this kingdom sleep until she's safe at home.” Isshin replied.
“Yes sire.” Ino said.
He bows to him and swims off.
Isshin sits on his throne. He fears that he has chased Ichigo away with his anger, the guilt he felt was eating away at him. Isshin puts his head in his hands and starts to sob softly.
“Oh, what did I do? What did I do?” He said sadly to himself.
Aww, Isshin feel bad for what he did. Next chapter is where Toshiro gives Ichigo a tour through his kingdom.