Ichigo wakes up and finds his father attacking him. Everything seems like a dream as his father and siblings show no injuries from the night before. He then sees the gaping hole at the side of the house which his sisters claim was caused by a truck driver who got away. Ichigo figures Rukia went back to Soul Society.
At school Tatsuki tells him it is already lunch time and lectures him about scaring Orihime. His friends comment about how they know a truck ran into his house last night. Chad asks if he can help clean up the mess, but Ichigo turns him down. He finds himself introduced to the new student only to find out the new student is Kuchiki Rukia. She holds out her hand with a note telling him not to say anything or he'll be dead.
Outside Rukia tells Ichigo she can't go back to Soul Society because her Shinigami powers have been transferred to Ichigo. Ichigo finds himself protesting the idea of taking on her duties. Rukia takes out a glove with a skull on it and pushes him out of his body and drags him to the park where they see a boy being attacked by a Hollow. Rukia says it is his duty as a Shinigami. Upon seeing the boy in trouble Ichigo finds himself defeating the Hollow. He then tells Rukia he's not doing the job out of duty, but because he couldn't live with himself otherwise. He also tells her she is no different from him as her saving him the night before had nothing to do with duty.