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The Rebel of Squad 4: Chapter 8 (End Flashback)
Hanatarou and Unohana began looking through the summer calendar.  "Which year was this?" Hanatarou wondered.
Unohana smiled wistfully as she opened the corresponding photo book.  "I think it was about a year and a half after he was promoted."
Hanatarou looked back and forth between the two photos of his brother.  "He's not smiling in the photo book."
"He didn't want to be photographed.  Remember how he looked at the academy?"
Hanatarou nodded quietly.
"After all the bullying he put up with at the academy and as seventh seat, your brother told me he wasn't going to open the door to more ridicule.  There were also the bruises from all the beatings your father gave him.  That all made him self-conscious about his appearance."
"But it's understandable, right?"
"Of course it's understandable," Unohana agreed.  "But...I told him he should be proud of how hard he had worked with Lieutenant Kira.  It's just that he finally got tired of even officers call
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The Rebel of Squad 4: Chapter 7 (Flashback p2)
"What do you wish, Captain?" Hanatarou asked curiously, becoming more intrigued.
"I wish your brother had been able to understand..."  Unohana's voice trailed off.
"Understand what?"
"I'll get to that," Unohana smiled.  "But Lieutenant Kira and your brother spent hours in the training area.  Punching the bag, treating wounded animals, sparring—they did it all.  They'd spend Saturdays in the library reading the archives."
"You said he trained with the lieutenant back then," Hanatarou continued thoughtfully.  "So when did he become lieutenant?"
"Good question.  You and your brother were different in a lot of ways," the captain answered.  "Some things, like gardening and kido, came naturally to him.  But Seinousuke...was a lot less friendly and outgoing than you."
"And you still promoted him?"
Unohana nodded, a wistful smile crossing her face.  "I did.  In spite of his...personality flaws...he was on his way to becoming a truly great
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The Rebel of Squad 4: Chapter 6 (Unohana's Words)
This chapter is Unohana's flashback as told to Hanatarou, who has never known his brother.
"Captain Unohana?" Hanatarou asked nervously as he tapped on the door to the Squad 4 office.  In his hand, he clutched some old magazines and photo books by the Shinigami Women's Association.
"What's on your mind, Hanatarou-kun?" the captain wondered curiously.  She nodded knowingly as the youngster set the books down on the desk.  "I see you found those."
"So you know about these?" Hanatarou began.  He pointed to the photo book called The Healing Enigma.  "Is this...my brother?" he asked, not sure what he wanted to hear.
Unohana nodded quietly.  "That's him."  Her gaze became thoughtful as she studied the picture on the cover.  "I thought I had him figured out," she smiled wistfully.
"I don't know anything about him," Hanatarou admitted.  "Can you tell me anything?"
"Of course.  I think he'd like that."  She took a deep breath
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Welcome to my profile.

Not much here, folks. I'm a substitute teacher who taught English and Spanish at a private middle school. I became interested in graphics around the same time I became interested in anime. I still have a long way to go, but I also think I've come a long way since I started.

When I'm not here on DA, I'm checking Twitter for news and weather updates, downloading fonts, working on educational materials, or spending time with my family.
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On recovery

Journal Entry: Thu May 25, 2017, 3:17 AM


Hi, everyone.  It's been a while, but I haven't disappeared from DA yet.  :D

When this cancer journey began in September, I think I was more scared and confused than anything else.   There was some anger, and I spent more than a few nights wondering why I had gotten cancer. Cancer doesn't typically run in my family, except that a different type of cancer claimed my mother.

One thing I've learned from this journey is to cherish and show gratitude for the kindness of family, friends, and strangers.  So many have reached out to me with words of support, or helped me financially, or silently sent prayers or good wishes.  I'm grateful for every act of kindness.  I've also learned to look at others through a more compassionate lens.  At the same time, though, I'm trying to move on from being hurt and angry about things from my past. That's the hardest thing so far.  It means that I have a lot to unlearn, and a lot to forgive both myself and others for.  I've joined some online support groups for cancer and for other issues I need to deal with once and for all.

On a positive note, my medical team seems to think that the cancer is pretty much gone.  My radiation oncologist was so pleased with my progress that he said he doesn't need to see me for another 5 months.  The women's clinic, meanwhile, has me listed as "no current risk of cancer."  I felt relieved to hear that.  Right now, my biggest problem is fatigue, but my medical team assured me this is normal.

Hope you all are doing well.  Thanks to those who have shown support.

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Sorry I've been incommunicado lately.  A lot is going on with me and my family.  Besides health issues, we're also presently without the use of our kitchen because we're having cabinets put in.  So we've been eating a lot of fast food and microwave stuff lately.  The people at Sonic pretty much know my brother by name.  :D  

Hope everyone's doing well.  

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